Cheer on the Baymen at Homecoming, Sept. 16
School spirit has been running high this week in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District as the high school prepares for Homecoming, Sept. 16. The Baymen football team will play against the East Rockaway Rocks at 2 p.m. on Memorial Football Field by Roosevelt Elementary School, but the celebration kicks off with the Homecoming Parade in front of the high school at 12:45 p.m. The procession will march down East Main Street and Audrey Avenue to Memorial Field.
This year’s theme is “Sports” and floats designed by each 9-12 class will do their best to showcase that theme as the high school king and queen lead the Homecoming procession. Also in step will be the Royal Court, the high school marching band, cheerleaders, athletes, Student Council, various clubs, teachers and administrators, and students representing each school building
During halftime, the cheerleaders and the high school class that wins a lip sync contest at Friday’s pep rally will entertain the crowd. The senior king and queen, and class princes and princesses be announced. Refreshments and Oyster Bay-East Norwich gear will be sold.
“Homecoming is one of the greatest ways of exhibiting pride for our schools, our athletics and our community,” said Oyster Bay High School Athletic Director Kevin Trentowski. “Thanks to the Booster Club, the Student Council and the student body for making it a great event every year.”
Leading up to the big game, students and staff have been pumping up the excitement during Spirit Week, Sept. 11-15. According to school counselors Danielle Urtheil and Deanna Cali, who coordinate the event, each day has a theme, such as Patriotic Day in honor of Sept. 11th, Pajama Day, Festivities Day and Preppy Day. There was a hall decorating competition on Tuesday. The week ended with the pep rally. Each class wore a different color and participated in various games and contests.
Spirit Week kicked off with a red, white and blue Patriotic Day.
Pajama Day - a good excuse to wear pj's to school.
Festivities Day celebrated different holidays.