Shelby High School Homecoming week had been slated for earlier in September, but due to unforeseen circumstances it needed to be rescheduled. SHS Homecoming will be taking place Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 and boasts a full week of memory-making Homecoming traditions.
Monday, Sept. 26, there is no school, but off-campus float building, with advisor approval, will commence at 6 p.m. The JV Coyote football team will also be battling it out against Belt starting at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, the different themes get underway, with Throwback Tuesday. The volleyball team will take on the Fairfield Eagles, starting at 4:15 p.m. and the Junior High football team will play at Belt starting at 4:30. From 8:30-10 p.m. students are welcome to attend Fantasy Bonfire, featuring roasting marshmallows, games and music.
Wacky Wednesday finds the senior and freshman classes painting the “S” and door decorating, with advisor approval will wrap up between 4 and 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29, is Maroon and Gold Day with coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen taking place in the SHS auditorium at 3 p.m. The junior high football team will play Rocky Boy starting at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity Coyotes kicking off against Rocky Boy at 7 p.m.
There will also be a community barbecue Thursday evening, the time on this is still being determined. At 9 p.m. students are invited to a Homecoming Disco Dance and skating at the Civic Center.
Friday Homecoming week wraps up with Favorite Team day, float building from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and a barbecue lunch courtesy of the Booster Club for students in grades seven through 12. A pep assembly for all students K-12 starts at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. the junior high and high school students will be dismissed to prepare for the annual Homecoming parade. Elementary students will be dismissed on Friday at 2:15 p.m.
The Homecoming parade will make its way down Shelby’s Main Street at 2:45 p.m. The Homecoming cross country meet will take place at the Marias Valley Golf Course with junior high runners racing at 4:30 and high school athletes at 5:30 p.m.