Homecoming Week 2015 is nearly upon us. A week of spirit days and preparations will begin on Monday, September 14 and culminate with the pep rally, parade, and big game on Friday, September 18. A community pep rally will be held in the IKM-Manning High School gym in Manning at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Friday, September 18. Please remember that school doors are locked during the day. Doors will open for the pep rally at 12:45 p.m. The school requests the public not arrive earlier than that. All IKM-Manning community members are invited to attend with the students to see the coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming parade, beginning about 2:30-2:45 or approximately 30 minutes after the pep rally ends, will organize in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking lot. Float entries should report to that site no later than 2:20 p.m. that day. The parade will proceed west on 2nd Street from the Catholic Church to Main Street then turn south down Main Street, ending at Manning Service Center. Information will be sent home with students regarding pick up points for parents and bus routes after the parade.
The IKM-Manning Wolves take on the West Monona Spartans in the Homecoming football game starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday night, September 18. Homecoming Royalty will be recognized in a pre game ceremony beginning at 6:40 p.m. at Forman Field.
The Homecoming dance will begin following the football game at the high school and will conclude the Homecoming festivities.
The theme for Homecoming this year, as determined by the student council, is Homecoming 2015: It’s a “Classic” Game with Spirit Boards based on classic video games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Mario and other older, non-violent video games.
Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade by entering a float but please do not throw candy. Contact the high school office at telephone number 655-3781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on entering a float. Prior notice is greatly appreciated. Community floats will line up in the Catholic Church parking lot and should be there by 2:20 p.m. The IKM-Manning FFA is lining up antique tractors to pull floats in the parade. Contact FFA Advisor Ben Booth if you have a tractor they can use or if you would like the FFA to find a tractor to pull your float.
On Wednesday, Sep 2 there is a 2 hour late start for Teacher Professional Development. 1st hour will begin at 10:15 a.m. However, buses will run at normal time and breakfast will be served at the regular time as well. Students who arrive at school at the normal time or before 10:00 a.m. will have a supervised study table in the Commons until 10:00 a.m.
Once again, high school students are not required to be here until 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday but bus routes will run at their usual time. Students have the option of coming early for breakfast and a supervised study hall in the Commons.
Contact the HS office if you have questions.
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