No Homecoming dance this year
By Kathryn Schiliro
There will be Homecoming at Morgan County High School this year, but no dance to go along with it.
Morgan County High School Principal Jim Malanowski told the school board last Monday he "saw a lot of kids spending a lot of money" on Homecoming, effectively creating an economic disparity at a time meant to bring the school together.
And timing isn't necessarily right for some students. For example, there's a band competition the Saturday following the Homecoming football game; as the dance has been held on that Saturday night, those students wouldn't be able to attend.
The school is "really trying to disassociate" the dance from Homecoming festivities, Malanowski said. And in the eight years he's been at the school, the dance has only been in place for the past two, he said, so it's not a long-standing tradition.
Other Homecoming traditions will still be observed–Homecoming week dress-up days, the senior parade, recognition of the Homecoming court at halftime. The Homecoming football game will be next week, Friday, Oct. 26, and MCHS will take on Franklin County.
In lieu of a dance, a casual "Fall Ball for All" will be held for students on Nov. 17, Malanowski said.
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition