Tecumseh Public Schools is pleased to invite alumni, current learners and their families, and community members to celebrate Homecoming 2018 on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Homecoming events are scheduled district-wide the week preceding Friday’s game, with activities planned by Student Council representatives for each building.
“I can’t believe how much we are able to accomplish in just one week,” said Bart Northrup, THS ELA facilitator and Homecoming organizer. “Homecoming is a time when we are able to gather together to celebrate the pride we share in our schools.”
The theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration is “World Cities” with the senior class choosing New York, NY; the junior class selecting North Pole, AK; sophomore class selecting Santorini, Greece; and the freshman class choosing Honolulu, HI.
Tecumseh High School is proud to announce the members of the 2018 Homecoming Court. Members are elected by their peers. Representing THS as royalty this year are:
Senior Class: Dylan Day, Taylor Grossheim, Annika Hassenzahl, Josh Hilton, Deaven Kirn
Erin Rutledge, Rachel Stockford, Alyvia Zamora
Junior Class: Victor Coscarelli and Anna McCarley
Sophomore Class: Jonah Coker and Paige Grossheim
Freshman Class: Jaden Benschoter and Aden Schmidt
Homecoming King and Queen will be elected by the THS student body and announced at halftime of the football game on Homecoming night.
Calendar of Events
Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
High school student volunteers will begin constructing class floats at the TPS bus garage located at 700 S. Maumee St., Tecumseh. Work will continue daily from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, Sept. 24 – 27.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.
Homecoming Week activities kick off with the Powderpuff Football games at Indian Stadium. Cheer as the THS Indian Football players coach their classmates to victory. Freshman class participants will play juniors, and sophomore participants play seniors. The winners of each game move on to the championship game. Admission is free.
Monday, Sept. 24
With support from the THS Art Club, learners from THS and West STEAM Center will decorate the windows of participating downtown businesses with themed homecoming messages. The windows will be judged by Compass Learning Center learners with the winners announced at halftime of the football game on Friday.
Monday, Sept. 24 - Friday, Sept. 28
Spirit Week activities will occur district wide with a variety of themed days for learners and staff to show their school spirit.
|North ELC||Silly Socks Day||Mismatch Day||Superhero Day||Sports Day||Orange and Black Day|
|South ELC||Pajama Day||Neon and Tie Dye Day||Sports Day||Camouflage Day||Orange and Black Day|
|Compass ELC||Teacher Day||Rockstar Day||Twin Day||College Day||Orange and Black Day|
|East STEAM||College Day||Twin Day||Crayon Day||Hat Day||Orange and Black Day|
|West STEAM||College Day||Twin Day||Crayon Day||Crazy Hair or Wear a Hat Day||Orange and Black Day|
|THS||College Day||Twin Day||Crayon Day||Orange and Black Day||Class Tee Shirt / Class Colors Day|
Homecoming Day - Friday, Sept. 28
1 p.m. - THS Pep Assembly
THS learners will gather to compete in class competitions, clap to the music of the Shooting Stars Marching Band and cheer along with the THS Cheerleaders as they build excitement for the rest of the day’s activities.
2 p.m. - Homecoming Parade
The parade steps off from Brown St. and continues down Union, past West STEAM Center to Chicago Blvd., and ends at Compass Learning Center. Each THS learner has the opportunity to participate, representing the fall athletics teams, various clubs and organizations, and their grade level. New this year: The classes of 1978 and 1953 will celebrate the 40th and 65th anniversaries of their graduation from THS with entries in the lineup. Download a map of the parade route.
3:30 - 6 p.m. - Blacktop Bash Tailgate Party
Learners are invited to attend a free tailgate party in the THS parking lot. There will be food, music, games, and educational information encouraging learners to have a safe and substance-free homecoming. The first 250 learners in attendance will receive a wristband that will allow free admission to the game. Blacktop Bash is sponsored by THS SADD and the Tecumseh Coalition for Youth.
7 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game
The Tecumseh Indians will take on the Dexter Dreadnaughts. Show your support for the home team, clap along with the band and cheer with the cheerleaders! Admission to the game is $5 for adults and non-Tecumseh students; and $2 for senior citizens and Tecumseh students (with ID). Children kindergarten and younger are admitted free. Halftime activities include a performance by the THS Shooting Stars Marching Band, the crowning of the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen and the announcement of the window decorating contest winners.
After the Game - 11 p.m. - THS Homecoming Dance
Tecumseh High School learners are invited to dance the night away at THS with music provided by DJ Justin Manchester. Admission is $3 with student ID. Dress is informal and outside guests are welcome with advance registration. Guest application forms are available in the THS main office.
Tecumseh High School 2018 Homecoming Court
Pictured from left to right: Freshmen Aden Schmidt and Jaden Benschoter; sophomores Jonah Coker and Paige Grossheim; seniors Taylor Grossheim, Alyvia Zamora, Dylan Day, Erin Rutledge, Deavin Kirn, Annika Hassenzahl, Josh Hilton and Rachel Stockford; juniors Anna McCarley and Victor Coscarelli