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September 18, 2022

 

Nathan Hale Families:

Welcome to Homecoming Week 2022!

We closed out last week with the Hale vs. Central cross-town rivalry football game “Battle of the Dogs” where the Huskies were victorious by a score of 44-0 over the Bulldogs and we now transition right into an exciting Homecoming week.  The team won the traveling Cwik-Sobs (past coaches) traveling trophy, while being cheered on to victory by the student body showing their paint wars colors. 

We look forward to this great Homecoming week of fun; yet, safe behavior, as students participate in this wonderful Nathan Hale school community tradition.  There are a variety of activities and events planned to celebrate our fall athletic teams, including the week long excitement of our spirit dress days/activities (earn points in Advisory for participation), in competition for the coveted “pep paddle” awarded to the most spirited class overall throughout the week.  We encourage all students to take part in these activities.  We also welcome all parents and staff to come to our evening events and participate in the excitement as well.  Please see the details for the Homecoming Week below, including access to dance permission slips to be signed and turned in by both Hale and guest students.

Spirit Dress-up Days and Activities for the week will include:

**Outfits must be school appropriate and meet the dress code**

  • Monday: September 19th  – Adam Sandler Day (dress oversized & casual)

Boys’ Soccer vs. NBE-JV@ 4:30 pm and Varsity @ 6:30 pm

Boys’ Volleyball vs. Menomonee Falls at Hale-JV @ 5:30 pm and Varsity @ 7 pm

 

  • Tuesday: September 20th  – Tourist Tuesday (dress as a tourist)

Girls’ Volleyball vs. Brookfield Central-JV/JV-2 @ 5:30 pm and Varsity-Senior Night) @ 7 pm

 

  • Wednesday: September 21st – Class Color Day

Seniors: Black

Juniors: Pink

Sophomores: Blue

Freshmen: Red

Faculty: Dress the same as your Advisory homeroom

Powder Puff Football games (girls’ touch football-points for the pep paddle)

6:30 p.m./football stadium

Permission slips (available in cafeteria and main office) Due tomorrow to grade level coach

Wear approved Homecoming t-shirt or same colored t-shirt with generic logo-no homemade shirts

Girls’ Tennis vs. St. Joan Antida @ 4 pm

Boys’ Soccer vs. Port Washington-JV @ 4:30 pm and Varsity @ 6:30 pm

Boys’ Volleyball vs. Greendale at WAC-JV @ 5 pm and Varsity @ 6:30 pm

  • Thursday: September 22nd – Dress as your Younger Self (middle or elementary school)

Freshmen Football vs. Germantown @ 4:15 p.m.

  • Friday: September 23rd  – Husky Spirit Day – All dress in Green & White

Grade level class councils work on parade floats in the A.M.

1:30 pm - Pep Assembly in gymnasium

Fall sports teams are announced/recognized and students participate in additional class competitions for the “Pep Paddle” (no outside attendees-photos and video taken by yearbook staff).  If students do not want to attend the pep assembly, they can report to the auditorium to be supervised until the end of the day.

5:30 pm - Parade leaving from back of Irving Elementary School

(Student participants meet at Irving @ 5pm), proceeding down Lincoln Ave, and ending at the back Hale parking lot

7:00 pm - Varsity Football Game vs. Germantown

Class “Pep Paddle” winner announced & Homecoming Court recognized at half-time, as well as performances by our Marching Huskies band, Pom/Dance team, and Cheer Squad

  • Saturday: September 24th  – Homecoming Dance in the Nathan Hale gymnasium
    • Theme:  “Viva Las Vegas”
    • Tickets: For sale at all lunches Monday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 21
    •  Cost:  $15

All students need a permission slip/release waiver signed and turned in at the time of ticket purchase

7:30 – 10:30 pm Dance

7:00 – 8:00 pm Student check-in / enter outside auxiliary gym-southwest corner of school by parent drop-off 

(no late entries, so please plan according)

  • Coronation: Homecoming Court Announced @ 9:15 pm

Parents of court only can attend from 9:00-9:30 pm / Enter Commons

Students cannot leave the dance until 9:30 pm without parent notification

Overall, our students adhere to the school and district expectations as set for by the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.  However, in an effort to continue keeping our school functions safe, fun, and alcohol-free, students attending are subject to random alcohol screening or where there is reasonable suspicion that students may be under the influence of alcohol, as well as have all bags/purses/personal items searched upon entry for any items in violation of school policy.  

On a second note, with the variety of dancing that we have observed over the past several years (some not school appropriate), the Hale administration in collaboration with student class representatives over the past several years developed dance expectations, protocols, and procedures regarding appropriate and acceptable dancing (i.e.-no inappropriate dancing such as, highly sexual in nature, “twerking/grinding”, uncomfortably provocative, etc…) upon which we will continue to institute this year as well.  Students may still dance front to back, but in a manner appropriate for a school event such as, swaying, remaining completely upright, hands in appropriate places, etc….  Announcements regarding what is appropriate/inappropriate dancing will be shared with the students this week.  Those students not adhering to the dance expectations above will be warned and then removed from the dance.  A parent contact would then be attempted to communicate the issue.

And finally, Homecoming is a time to build our school community.  Unauthorized and unsanctioned activities such as “Junior-Senior Wars” or “Class Wars” are not welcome and work against the school purpose for this exciting week.  These activities have settled down over the years, but this is where some students at the different grade levels go to other students’ homes and vandalize and deface family property. Such things as toilet papering, collecting and placing garbage, lawn furniture, home appliances in yards, defacing property with paint, eggs, shaving cream, etc… cannot happen.  I have been clear with the students on the announcements that these actions in the community can and will have school, athletic, and possible legal consequences, resulting in not participating in the planned homecoming events (and possibly beyond).  Furthermore, I ask students to be respectful of our Hale families, neighbors, and community members in all their actions.  Homecoming is a wonderful tradition and we want it to be a positive and memorable event for everyone.  Please have a discussion with your student regarding this matter.  We appreciate the support.     

Once again, we look forward to a fun, safe, and exciting Homecoming week of activities and celebration.

Go Huskies!

Partners in Education,

Matthew Lesar, Principal