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Homecoming 2022

Next week, Sept. 26 - 30, is Homecoming and Spirit Week. Get ready for fun events for students, families, and alumni. Here's everything you need to know!

>>> Parents, click here to volunteer for any of the events.

Spirit Week Themes

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Homecoming Spirit Week costumes
  • Monday - Seasons (Choose Your Favorite)
  • Tuesday - Tie Dye Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday - Bikers vs Surfers
  • Friday - Spirit Day for Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle School; Class Specific Themes for Upper School:
    • Seniors - Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Junior - Top Gun
    • Sophomores - Jumanji
    • Freshman - Marvel Superheroes

 


Generations Breakfast

Wednesday, September 28th | Dining Commons | 7:15 a.m.

Legacy families will gather for breakfast with their children to celebrate generations of Heathwood Highlanders. 

 


Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

Homecoming parade

Parent Refreshment Tent - Across from the Nord Middle School Building | 1:00 p.m.

Parents are invited to stop by the Parent Refreshment Tent sponsored by the HPA. The tent will be set up between the Track and the Nord MS Building on the opposite side of the road from the edible forest. Parents can mingle and sip while waiting for the parade.

Upper School Parade - Campus Center | 1:30 p.m.

Each year, the Upper School marches in cohorts of graduating classes. The parade starts at the Campus Center, passes the Nord Middle School, and ends at the tennis courts. Parents are encouraged to line the parade route by standing on the road opposite of the Nord Middle School building. Everyone must be parked and in place by 1:30 p.m.! The roads on campus will be closed from then until the parade is over.

Pep Rally - Upper Gym | 2:00 p.m.

As soon as the parade is over, Lower, Middle, and Upper School students will attend the Pep Rally in the Athletic Center. Early Childhood students will not attend.

Parade and Pep Rally Parking

Please park in the Campus Center lot to avoid being caught in the parade route traffic. Additional parking is available in the PEAK Adventure Base Camp lot. Be parked by 1:00 p.m.

 


Game Night!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

Highlanders taking the field

Family BBQ - Baseball Field | 6:00 p.m.

All families are encouraged to celebrate with BBQ, games and music before we cheer on our Highlanders against Laurence Manning Academy. Tickets are required for entry.

Buy Family BBQ Tickets

Alumni Beer and Cheer - Averyt Tennis Pavilion | 6:00 p.m.

Heathwood welcomes alumni families back to campus to celebrate their time as students with food, fun and fellowship. Reunion years ending in 2 and 7 will be recognized on the football field at halftime. Children are welcome. Tickets are required for entry.

Buy Alumni Beer and Cheer Tickets

Game and Halftime Festivities - Highlander Stadium | 7:30

The Heathwood Highlanders play the Laurence Manning Swampcats, and the Homecoming Court and Queen are presented at half-time. Tickets for the game must be purchased online through the GoFan Website. Cade Crenshaw, our play-by-play announcer,  will begin a live broadcast of the game on Heathwood's YouTube Channel starting at 7:20 p.m..

Current Heathwood students, faculty, and Highlander Athletic Booster Club (HABC) members are admitted to games for free with a Heathwood Hall ID or HABC membership card. All others must purchase tickets online in advance.

Buy Tickets     Join HABC

 


Game Night Parking

The Senior (asphalt lot adjacent to Athletic Center) and Junior (gravel adjacent to baseball field) lots are reserved for Super Blue, Blue and Green HABC members only and handicap parking. HABC Members must have their parking tags visibly displayed on their rear view mirror. If the gravel Junior lot fills, then Green members will have to park elsewhere. Please consider arriving early.

All other fans (non-HABC members) turn right after the main where they will be directed to the Campus Center Parking Lot and the Dining Commons/Track/Tennis Lot.

Game officials and VIPs - coaches, officials, media, trainers, scouts, etc. - turn right after the main gate and proceed to grassy parking between tennis courts and trailers.

 


Safety

Cheering crowd

The school spirit on display at our first two football games has been amazing, and with that spirit comes an infectious level of energy and excitement. We are thrilled to see so many families at our games and want everyone to have a great time at the games. We also want to make sure everyone is safe. Whenever there a many children in the same space, feeding off one another’s energy, there is an increased risk that someone may get hurt. With that in mind, and with the crowd for this Friday’s Homecoming game likely to be even bigger than usual, here are a few reminders about how we can all help Heathwood students find the right balance between fun and safety at football games.

Weather

In the event of lightning or other unsafe weather conditions, we will delay or suspend the game and will open both the Upper and Lower Gyms. Please take your children inside one of the gyms until we give the all-clear. Note that while you may feel safe and sheltered underneath the Upper Gym, lightning can still strike beneath the building, so it is important to be inside during a storm.

Supervision

For many younger Highlanders, running and playing with friends is one of the highlights of attending football games. However, when their play is unsupervised, it can have a tendency to get too rough, or children may wander off into parts of campus where they may get lost or injured. Moreover, during football games, Heathwood becomes a more public space with guests from other schools, rather than the secure campus where all visitors must be vetted as it is during the week. For both of these reasons, we ask that you please supervise your children while they’re playing. We especially ask that students not play touch football without supervision, as the pick-up games always become rougher than initially intended if they are not monitored.

Restricted Areas

Please remind your children where it is and isn’t safe to play. For their safety, they should not venture onto the baseball field or the practice field, where they could get hurt playing on the soccer goals or the football equipment. They should also remain in well-lighted areas and away from the trees and shrubbery around the stadium or the track pavilion. Younger children should also avoid standing on the sidelines, where football players could inadvertently hurt them as they hurry on and off the field. And they should avoid playing under the bleachers where, again, it’s very easy for them to get hurt. As always, they are welcome to play in the field behind the home bleachers and to hang out by the concession stand.

Thanks for your help in making sure game nights are both fun and safe for all Highlanders, and GO HALL!

>>> Parents, click here to volunteer for any of the events.