Homecoming Spirit Week 2017    

 ...Beat Rockford!! 

HELLO WOPS Community and Staff!

Welcome to Homecoming 2017!  We are excited to share with you all of the happenings of this year’s WOHS Spirit Week!  Please feel free to spread Panther PRIDE throughout the district during this week of festivities.  

The WOHS Spirit Week is traditionally a week of unity, collaboration, and excitement here at the WO High School Campus.  In the pages that follow, you will find a list of the activities that help make this week so special. Be sure to check out WOBNonline, @WestOttawaHS and @WOSenate on Twitter, and West Ottawa High School on Facebook to see all the happenings of the week.  Also, use and follow #WOHC17 via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

We hope to see all of you at the Homecoming game on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m as the Panthers take on the Rams of Rockford.  #GoWO!

*Special thanks goes out to West Ottawa HS administration, WOHS Class Advisers, Office staff, Custodial and Grounds Crews, WOBN, Glenda’s Lakewood Floral, as well as Dunhill Tuxedo!


Kristen Renes & Doug Mandrick (Advisers)

West Ottawa Student Senate


Monday 10/2 – Pajama Day! 

P.J.s or lounging around wear! Consider wearing long winter-type sleepers, full length night gowns, robes, slippers, and other appropriate sleep wear.  Don’t forget your Teddy Bear!  

Tuesday 10/3 – Color Block Day!

Dress in all one color

Examples: Blue Man, Groutfit (Keep it appropriate!)

Wednesday 10/4 – Disney Day!

Wear your favorite Disney themed or character attire!

Thursday 10/5 – HoliDay!

Dress as your class theme:

Friday 10/6 – Panther Pride Day (Black & White Day)


*First hour teachers will be reminded daily to enter their tallies in the Spirit Week Google Doc before lunch.  

Dress up days -- Points for each day:

1st Place – 300 pts. 2nd Place - 150 pts.

3rd Place – 75 pts. 4th Place – 50 pts.

(Points will be awarded based on percentage of the total class dressed in spirit week attire!)

                 Lunch Time Activities

                    Grab some grub and cheer for your    

                          classmates as they compete against the other classes!

>>Sign up for lunch time activities at Receptionist desk of the building where the activity is being held.  Activity will be held during both A and B lunches in the given building only.

> Monday 10/2 – Oversized pj pants relay at North

(2 students per grade and lunch needed).

> Tuesday 10/3 – Jello eating contest at South

(1 student per grade and lunch needed).

> Wednesday 10/4 – Disney trivia at North (1 student per grade and lunch needed).

> Thursday 10/5 – Holiday scavenger hunt at North (1 student per grade and lunch needed).

> Friday 10/6 – Belly Flop Contest (South Pool)

2 students from each class will compete in a belly flop contest in the South Pool (1 student per grader per lunch).


Lunch Activities each day per lunch hour:  

1st Place – 300 pts, 2nd Place – 150 pts,

3rd Place – 75 pts, 4th Place – 50 pts.


*Each class will create a banner for their class displaying school spirit.  

*Interested participants should see their class advisers.


Banner Points:

1st Place - 500 pts, 2nd Place - 300 pts,

3rd Place - 150 pts, 4th Place - 50 pts.

Powder Puff

Proudly brought to you by the Junior Class


Location: North HS Gym

Date: Saturday, Sep. 30

Time: 7pm

                 Officiated by Coach Naber(s)!


Location: Football Field (Varsity Stadium)                        

Date: Tuesday, October 3 (Rain date TBD)

Time:  Starting at 6pm

                 Officiated by the High School Administrators.  They know their football!


Powder Puff Points:

Winners – 750 pts., 1st Runner-Up - 500 pts., Non-Winners – 250 pts.


Location:  High school gym

Date:  Friday, Oct. 6

Time:  During Pep Assembly

(assembly starts at ~1:30pm, Mock Rocks are scheduled throughout)

It is the responsibility of each class to have a planned mock rock consisting of 5 minutes.  Administrators will screen class entries for the mock rock on Wednesday, Oct. 4th in the North Building Cafeteria after school. You must provide the CD to which your act will perform for approval.  

Freshmen = Winter Holidays; Sophomores = Grandparents day;

Juniors = Valentine’s day; Seniors = Halloween;

Teachers = TBD


Points for Mock Rock :    

1st Place – 750pts., 2nd Place - 500 pts.,

3rd Place – 250 pts., 4th Place – 100 pts.

   Pep Assembly

The annual Homecoming assembly will take place on Friday, October 6th.  A special schedule will be provided for that day, with the assembly beginning at approximately 1:30PM.  Activities such as Mock Rock, Relay Races, Staff Mock Rock, Fall Athletics and Homecoming Court introductions will take place.

1st:   44 + 5

7:45 – 8:34

2nd:   44

8:39 – 9:23

3rd:   44

9:28 – 10:12

4th:   45

A Lunch  / B Class

10:12-10:42    /  10:17 - 11:02

A Class / B Lunch

10:47 – 11:32  /  11:02 - 11:32

5th:   45


6th:    45

12:27-1:12  **Seniors dismissed at 12:55

9th – 11th grade students will be dismissed from 6th period at 1:12.  Please wait for the intercom to dismiss.

Homecoming Assembly   1:27 -2:43

Pep Assembly cont.


Class Trash Toss Game Points :  

1st Place – 300 pts., 2nd Place - 150 pts.,

3rd Place – 75 pts., 4th Place – 50 pts.

Cheer Off Points :  

1st Place – 100 pts., 2nd Place - 75 pts.,

3rd Place – 50 pts., 4th Place – 25 pts.

Class Banner Points :

1st Place - 500 pts., 2nd Place - 300 pts.

3rd Place - 150 pts., 4th Place - 50 pts.

Homecoming Game 2017 

   Come out and support our Football team, Cheerleaders and Marching Band as the Panthers take on the Rockford Rams!  The Homecoming Court will be recognized at half-time and the winning class of Spirit Week will be announced during the 3rd Quarter of the game.  

Friday, October 6th @ 7PM!!! #GoWo #WOHC17


 Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Court will be presented and recognized at both the Pep Assembly, Friday afternoon, and at halftime of the Homecoming Football game.  The King and Queen of Homecoming will be announced at that time as well. On Friday, Oct. 6th, the court will be invited to a court breakfast in the LGI room (A117) of the North HS during 1st hour. Court members will be excused, but are responsible for informing their teachers and making up missed work.

2017 Homecoming Court

Freshmen Class:          

Janelly Vazquez

Daniel Ojeda

Anysa Segovia

Isaiah Reynolds


Sophomore Class:        

Jocelyn Sweeney

Colin McGregor

Julia Buzzinoti

Sam Morin

Madie Del Real

Brayden Sandstedt


Junior Class:                

Ayisha Afrik

Caleb Alexander

Gabi Hall

Brandon Walton

Jayda Hoang

Zyon Del Valle

Daisy Rios

Tyler Chau

Senior Class:        

Felicia Soloman

Dre Solorzano

Lesly Blanco

Qway Burton

Katie Repesh

Israel Solano

Maggie McCoy

Sean Cavanaugh

Denisse Gonzales

Dom Aquino

Jaylen VanMaurick

Aaron Doman


Homecoming Dance


The semi-formal Homecoming dance will take place the evening of Saturday, October 7th @ the NORTH HS.  The dance will begin promptly at 7 PM and will go until 10 PM.  Tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods from Monday 10/2 thru Friday, Oct. 6th.  

The cost is $12.00 per person. 

No tickets sold at the door.  Seniors and Juniors (ONLY) will be allowed to bring outside guests and will need to obtain a guest pass in advance in order to do so.  (Guest passes will be available beginning Monday of Homecoming week). Administration will be enforcing wrist bands for inappropriate behavior at the dance, please refer to the Student Handbook with questions.  

**Inappropriate attire and inappropriate dancing will not be permitted.

Parent Note: All “rides” must pick up students no later than 10:15pm at the North High School.

**Teachers/Parents - Interested in chaperoning?

Link to the sign up “form” here:  https://goo.gl/forms/dQdFkOnKJxIOp9M63


Via Email:

Mrs. Kristen Renes  renesk@westottawa.net   or

Mr. Doug Mandrick mandrickd@westottawa.net

***Follow Homecoming week from a student’s perspective @WOSenate or @WOPride