It has been a busy week here in District 834 as we have celebrated being Ponies and all of the Pony Pride in the community. The week started strong when students went out into their communities to “Paint the Town Red.” Many local business participated and had their windows painted to show their Pony Pride. The Powder Puff Football game was a huge hit, and the residents at Boutwells loved crowning their first ever Senior Citizen’s Homecoming King and Queen. Congratulations to Queen Loretto VanGrasstek and King Earl Coleman! They won out of a nominee pool of 120 candidates!
But the fun didn’t stop there. The football team came out to cheer on the Adapted Soccer team at their game versus Wayzata and the annual Intramural Rock, Paper Scissors Tourney saw some serious competitors. There were also lots of varsity, B, and JV competitions to watch all week long.
Oak-Land Junior and Stillwater Junior High Schools got into an all-out door decorating competition. Students had the chance to show their Pony Pride by decorating the doors of their advisory teacher, we’ve posted some of the doors in our online album and have also created a “Doors of Homecoming 2013” poster, a spoof on “The Doors of Stillwater.”
SAHS students involved in clubs and activities visited the district’s 10 elementary schools and two junior highs this morning to hand out Pony Pride wristbands from The Partnership Plan and in many cases they did the morning announcements or led students in songs and dances - check out this video of the SAHS students dancing with Kindergartners from Rutherford.
Students celebrated at a Homecoming Pep Fest today at which the SAHS Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Congratulations to King Nick Brevitz and Queen Sadie Thole, Prince Jared Morningstar and Princess Emma Abrahamson! The candidates were:
All of these fun activities are captured in our online photo album here.
But the best part is that Homecoming isn’t over yet!! We still have lots to look forward to tonight and into this weekend. Come out and join us for:
- The Homecoming Pre-Party from 5-7 p.m. tonight (Friday, October 4) at the SW parking lot adjacent to Pony Stadium. This is a fun and family-friendly event with live music, games, face-painting, food, and the chance to meet Cowboy Jeff and his rose Roanie! This community event will take place rain or shine and is sponsored by the Ponies Touchdown Club and contributions from community businesses.
- Varsity Football vs. Roseville tonight at 7 p.m. (Friday, October 4) at Pony Stadium. Donations for Tackle Cancer (benefitting Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund) will be accepted. Help the Ponies Tackle Cancer and come cheer them on to homecoming!
- Community Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5 at the SAHS Cafeteria. Come connect with other Pony alums and celebrate a great homecoming week over breakfast! There is a $5 suggested donation and all proceeds will go to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. This event is sponsored by Stillwater community members.
- Lullaby Concert and Fall Fair, 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 at Boutwells Landing, presented by the SAHS Concert Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and the Rutherford Choir. In addition to the annual Lullaby Concert, children will have the chance to participate in festivities and kid-friendly activities including face painting, balloon art and games. No tickets will be sold. A donation of canned goods or a monetary donation is asked to further the mission of Valley Outreach and its food shelf. More here.
Let’s make this Homecoming 2013 one to remember!