Homecoming 2020

Channel Surfing through Homecoming
Posted on 09/30/2020
from Mrs. Lindsey Yancey, MHS Student Council Sponsor

September 30, 2020
- We interrupt this broadcast for an important homecoming announcement… The Mexico Bulldogs are “Channel surfing through Homecoming” next week and following a TV show theme. The goal is the same as it has been in the past, to show our school spirit and celebrate what it means to be a Bulldog, past or present. Homecoming week is October 5-9, 2020.

Tradition is a key component to our Homecoming celebrations. We are always excited to celebrate our alumni with time honored traditions; however, due to the uniqueness of this year, some of our traditions will be expressed in a new way. What are your favorite Homecoming traditions?

Spirit days are a popular activity in the halls of MHS, and this year will be no different! Our Student Council spirit committee has designed specific themes to showcase our school spirit for each day of Homecoming Week. Monday’s spirit day theme will be “Good Morning, MHS,” a day when pajamas will show our school spirit. Tuesday is “Gone fishin’” day, an opportunity for us to get back to our country roots. Wednesday is “Woodstock Wednesday” to revisit the glorious 60s and 70s. Thursday is “Spooktober” and an opportunity to wear those fun Halloween costumes. Friday, as always, will be our red and gray “Super Fan” day where we dress for a sea of Bulldog colors for the game later that night.

Can you remember doing a scavenger hunt during Homecoming Week? We have brought this fun tradition into the 21st century by using the app “Goosechase” for a week of fun challenges. If you are a business owner, you may be approached by students offering to put a “Go Bulldogs” sign in your business window. Or you may notice students around town taking photos with different Mexico landmarks. You may even be asked to take a selfie with a student if you happen to be a Mexico High alum! This has become one of the most popular Homecoming activities in the last few years, and it’s a fun way to encourage students to get more involved in our community, patronize local businesses, and learn about Mexico history!

If your favorite event is the parade, don’t worry! We have a plan! The safety of our students and community members is always our first concern, but the parade is an iconic tradition that the Student Council members felt strongly we needed to recreate for this very special year. A reverse parade is the idea proposed by our student leaders. We hope you will join in the Bulldog spirit by driving through the MHS campus to see the traditional entries for the Homecoming parade. We will feature the Grand Marshal and the band while also highlighting the Homecoming queen candidates, the class “floats,” and many sports teams and organizations. This is a creative solution to provide a parade for our loyal Bulldog fans.

Is it the coronation ceremony that pulls on your heart strings? Good news! Following the football game on Friday night, we will hold the coronation ceremony as usual. There will be queen candidates and escorts, and our 2019 Homecoming Queen Reghan Smith will be there to crown this year’s queen. Whether you are physically at the game or live streaming from home, everyone is invited to enjoy the night’s festivities.

Are you excited to watch the Bulldog football team compete for a homecoming win? We are, too! Our MHS football team has been working hard all school year and we are looking forward to rooting them on to a victory, whether from the stands or from a distance. The Bulldogs take on Kirksville starting at 7:00 p.m.

We would like to extend a thank you to our supportive Bulldog fans and community. This year may look different but the most important thing about Homecoming, SPIRIT, will always be present. Go Bulldogs!