Cherokee High School students and staff celebrate Homecoming on October 12-15 with a homecoming game, parade, and spirit-week themes.
Homecoming is the annual tradition of welcoming former students or alumni back to celebrate the school. People come together in September or October. It is typically centered around the home football game, but activities may vary depending on schools or districts. Parades containing the school’s team, band, and homecoming court are common during homecoming week. Homecoming court is a group of students elected by the student body to represent the school. A homecoming queen, typically a senior, is crowned, and a dance typically follows the day after the game.
Homecoming originates from the 19th century when many colleges and universities encouraged alumni to return to watch a football game. There is controversy about which college or university started the tradition; however, many believe it to be the University of Missouri. The success of the game and parade was enough to start an annual tradition in many schools.
CHS will begin celebrating Homecoming with spirit week themes.
Spirit Week will kickoff on Tuesday, October 12, due to a professional learning student holiday on Monday.
The themes for the week will be:
- Tuesday: “Parent Trap”: Twin Day- Dress like your twin or squad.
- Wednesday: “Monster’s University”- Wear your favorite college or sports team gear.
- Thursday: “Toy Story”: Cowboys vs. Aliens: Wear your western wear or galaxy gear.
- Friday: “Friday Night Lights”- Dress in Warrior Pride.
The CHS Varsity Football Team takes on the Etowah Eagles in their eighth game of the season on Friday, October 15, at Tommy Baker Field for CHS’ annual homecoming game.
The theme of the game will be Warrior Pride. Wear your red, black, and white to support the Warriors as they take on the Eagles.
We are looking forward to hosting Etowah for the homecoming and being able to have a packed house for this year’s game. Coming off of last week’s tough loss to Roswell I would like to see us execute better this week and focus on not turning the ball over. We hope to establish the run better offensively and defensively be able to stop the run! We had trouble with both last week. Etowah will be well coached and give us all that we can handle. Although they have been struggling offensively they are really good on defense. We look forward to the challenge!Coach Shaw, Head Coach
The annual CHS Homecoming parade will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 4:15 in Downtown Canton. Help celebrate the welcoming of CHS’ former students with the Cherokee Band of Warriors, CHS’ homecoming court, cheerleaders, and more.
Cherokee welcomes all former students, friends, and family to join the fun activities in the coming week.