What Are People Planning For Homecoming? (And Some Ideas)


by Brooke Galsky, Editor-in-Chief

With the much anticipated Palo Verde High School Homecoming on the horizon, students are busy planning for this event that’s been a year in the making.

The Homecoming parade and football game are Friday, September 24, and the Homecoming dance is Saturday, September 25. However, outside of school many are planning their own celebration ideas.

After polling three classes of Palo students to see what their plans would be to celebrate Homecoming, it was concluded that 32% of those students are planning on going to the parade and football game.

The parade will take place at 5:00PM on Pavilion Center Drive, going from the Rogich Middle School bus lot all the way to the Palo parking lot’s main entrance. It will be much more like an actual parade than past years, where floats were driven on the football field track. 

People in attendance will stand on the west sidewalk, or bring their own chairs to sit on, as they watch the 30-45 minute parade. The parade will include this year’s Homecoming Court, floats, and a handful of Palo Verde’s Clubs. 

Afterwards, the Palo Verde versus Foothill High School football game will take place at 6PM up on the PVHS football field. Tickets are only being sold online. 

Students going to the game are encouraged to dress up in their class’ colors: gray for freshmen, white for sophomores, green for juniors, and black for seniors. 

Meanwhile, 38% of those students are planning on going to the dance.

The Homecoming dance will be from 7:00-10:ooPM in the Palo Verde Quad. 

Tickets are available now for $25, either in the @paloverde.pride Instagram bio or in the Homecoming information email students have received. 

On the night of the dance, the ticket price will go up to $35. The ticket includes a box of Raising Cane’s chicken along with other additions like a DJ, video game stations, and photo booths.

Only students from Palo Verde are permitted to go, and school IDs must be shown at the door. Masks are required. The dress code is semi-formal, so no jeans or sneakers are allowed.

Furthermore, 40% of those students have their own plans for Homecoming outside of school.

Many students are planning on spending Homecoming at the Las Vegas Strip.

“[We’re going on a] party bus, driving around, [and getting] some good photos with everyone,” said Palo Verde juniors Paula Correa and Calliste Polanco. “We’re all gonna be in nice dresses and suits and make some memories.”

Photo ops are especially popular.

“[I’m] going to the Bellagio [to] take pictures with my homecoming date,” said Palo Verde freshman Ethan Clauss.

Some students are more adventure-seeking.

“[I’m] going to be riding the New York, New York roller coaster,” said Palo Verde sophomore Aryeh Feiler.

Other students just want to have a fun time with their loved ones.

“[I’m] hanging out with my beautiful girlfriend, my beautiful friends, and having a blast,” said Palo Verde freshman Noah Colindres.

For those in need of Homecoming plan ideas, here are some recommendations:

Anyone looking for a bowling alley should try out Red Rock Lanes. The environment, food, and game room are fantastic. Plus, the venue is close to school, so it’s just a quick trip from the Palo Verde Homecoming dance or game (masks are required).

And anyone looking for an exciting urban hangout post-dance should head over to Downtown Summerlin. There are so many amazing shops and restaurants. Also, the atmosphere is perfect for some post-dance walking and talking.

Whatever students plan to do, hopefully everyone will stay safe, have fun, and enjoy the return of Homecoming to the 2021-2022 school year.