Puttin’ On the Ritz

Mavs participate in homecoming activities.

The school buzzed with newfound excitement as students eagerly awaited the week that would soon be on everyone’s mind. Posters made by Student Council reminded students of the 2016 Homecoming week activities. And the Mavericks looked forward to the return of the homecoming dance – a 1920’s-themed event, Puttin’ On the Ritz – sponsored by the Parent Teacher Student Association.

“We do the football games and pep rallies,” senior Laura Wimmer, president of Student Council, said. “We also plan the dress up days and door decorating contest.”

The homecoming week featured dress up days for the students and staff. On ‘Merica Monday, students wore the flag colors, Tourist Tuesday, students wore fanny packs and comfortable walking shoes, Students wore safari-themed clothing on Wednesday. A few even dressed as animals. On Thursday, Wipe Out Westwood day, students wore Hawaiian clothes. And on  Frontier Friday students dressed in their best western wear and boots.

“My favorite thing during homecoming week would be dress up days,” Wimmer said. “I’m very devoted, and it makes me happy to see other people dressed up, too.”  

Among the StuCo preparations, the students also wore the Texas tradition of  mums for the day of the homecoming football game. Mums were seen all around school, and Mav pride was more lively than ever.  

“My favorite part overall were the mums and garters,” sophomore Connor Sasin said. “You can make them personal and be super creative and fun.”

On Friday, students attended the dance, sponsored by PTSA, from 7-10 p.m. at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center.

“My favorite part of the dance was dancing like morons with my friends,” sophomore Morgan Bis her said. “And just embracing our ‘weirdness’ together.”