Capital Region

How high schools are celebrating homecoming

Some events include dances
Saratoga Springs High School student Chris Kilmek, 15, throws a plate of whipped cream into Veronica Millers’ face.
Saratoga Springs High School student Chris Kilmek, 15, throws a plate of whipped cream into Veronica Millers’ face.

CAPITAL REGION — As the first month of the school year comes to a close, most local districts are gearing up for homecoming 2017.

Many had homecoming games and, in a few cases, dances, during the last week of September. Others will be celebrating homecoming this weekend. Here is a roundup of local districts’ festivities:

The Shenendehowa Central School District originally planned its homecoming spirit rally for Friday, prior to the homecoming football game against Ballston Spa. Due to rain, the spirit rally was canceled. The district also canceled a community service event — “Give Back” Day — that was scheduled for Friday afternoon due to the rain. The community service event and the rally will be rescheduled to next week, according to district officials.

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District held its homecoming pep rally Friday afternoon, and the district’s homecoming dance was slated for 7 to 9:30 p.m. that night.

Schalmont Central School District’s homecoming was celebrated on Sept. 29. Students donned the color green to watch their varsity football team beat Ichabod Crane 48-0. 

Niskayuna Central School District held its pep rally Friday in preparation for its homecoming game later in the evening against Schenectady High School.

Saratoga Springs City School District will celebrate its homecoming with a dance on at 7 p.m. on Saturday, while the homecoming football game was slated for 7 p.m. Friday.

The Schenectady City School District played its homecoming football game against Columbia on Sept. 22, which they lost 22-18. Right after the game, though, high school students headed back to their school for the homecoming dance, which ended at 11 p.m.

Amsterdam High School won its homecoming game on Sept. 23 against Gloversville 34-17. The Friday before, students prepared for the game with a pep rally.

The Scotia-Glenville Central School District does not host homecoming festivities but was slated to host a varsity football game against South Glens Falls starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.


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