Kellen Brown , Journalist

Wheaton-Warrenville South High School will be hosting its first school dance since 2019 on Oct. 2, 2021. This year’s Homecoming dance will have the theme of “The Wizard of Oz”, and the hallways will be decorated accordingly. The dance this year will take place outdoors on Red Grange Field to allow students to attend without wearing a mask. Students have been asked to bring a mask with them in case they enter the building or restrooms

Students will be allowed to invite guests from schools outside of CUSD 200 to the dance this year, a welcome change since last year’s “Tiger-Palooza”. Students wishing to invite guests that are not enrolled at South will be required to fill out the Guest Registration form and submit it to their dean before they purchase tickets.   

As Homecoming week approaches, South’s atmosphere has been buzzing with excitement, and students are hyped for a return to normal after a year of virtual learning and socially distanced activities.  “I am excited about Homecoming this year for all the people coming together, and for it to feel like normal again, like before Covid, and not have to worry about masks and have fun,” senior John Lech states. Students can look forward to several activities and events planned during the week. Lech is looking forward to these activities and believes these events bring the school together and boost school spirit. Lech would also like the school to know that he will be running for this year’s Homecoming court, and would like to ask the student body to go give him and his running mate, Ellen Worobec, a vote! 

Of course, one of the most highly anticipated activities this week is the Friday football game. The Homecoming game will be against Batavia High School, which will be one of the biggest games for the football team this year. Lech feels the excitement and high spirits building throughout the week will fuel the football team, and help them gain an edge over the Bulldogs to come out victorious. 

Edited by Kendall Eddington