The homecoming tradition of lighting a Prairie "P" is going strong. Photo Credit: Steve Doser

Jaymeson Westphal

Here’s everything you need to know for this week 🙂

Hey Prairie Hawks! This week is homecoming week, as I’m sure you are all aware of Here is a brief rundown on this week. 


Homecoming buttons will be sold the 17th through the 20th in the mornings before school, so get them while they last!


Monday, we actually have no school.

Tuesday, the theme day is Hawaiian theme. So dress up in your best beachy outfit and say “Aloha!”

Wednesday is themed jersey day, so wear your favorite sports team, a friend’s jersey, or heck- why not your own! Although…rumor has it some people are still dressing up as meme/vine day. We also get to vote for our homecoming King and Queen and go to the court assembly this day. 

Thursday is going to be groovy. Dress up like a hippie or wear your best tie-dye, and throw up those peace signs!

Finally Friday… It’s spirit day! So we are all wearing head to toe orange, black, and Prairie, right?!


Friday we will start off the morning by decorating our homeroom doors. Each homeroom competes against each other by showing the most Prairie Pride in the decorating of their room door. Judges will walk all around the building and choose their favorite decorated doors. Each grade level will have one winner and one grand prize winner will receive the “Prairie Time Traveling Trophy” and Casey’s breakfast pizza.


Once that is over, we won’t have class. Instead, we will go to the 3 extensions we sign up for next week. Once the three extensions are over, we will have Prairie time, then head out for the Homecoming parade that starts at 2pm with the junior and senior Powderpuff game to follow. 


Friday night is the big homecoming game with our new display screen at the football field. Our Prairie Hawks take on Cedar Rapids Kennedy at 7pm, but before kickoff, we will announce the winners of the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen. 


For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, Saturday night from 7-10pm we will have our homecoming dance. It is themed “Under the Stars,” and is held at the High School inside the cafeteria. Admission is $10 per person, and us P

rairie students must have our student ID’s. 


“I think this year’s dance will be better than last year because in addition to Read Photography, we will also have a new informal background for people to take pictures in front of for free and more room for people to dance.” Senior Student Council member Oliva Ruby commented.