L-W West Homecoming Week Races Off to Great Start
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lincoln-Way West High School students showcased their competitive spirit during Homecoming Olympic relay races hosted on the stadium field last night to start off the schools week of homecoming festivities.

Ninety Homecoming Olympic teams of more than 700 West students participated, earning points during last nights Drop and Pop balloon relay race, Balloon Sandwich relay race, Live Like a Warrior Relay and Tug of War competition.

Students also have an opportunity to earn points all week long by participating in a can food drive, spirit days, a scavenger hunt, and the Road to Reality event on Wednesday which highlights the consequences of underage drinking and driving.

At West, we have a tradition of creating an exceptional Homecoming experience with numerous opportunities for students to get involved and make memories that will last a lifetime, said Heather Novak, Asset and Activities Coordinator at Lincoln-Way West. Our student leaders do a phenomenal job of coming up with new ideas, decorating the school, and planning the event details to make them successful.

This years Homecoming Week has a Peter Pan theme of Second star to the right and straight on til morning. On Monday, students dressed in comfortable clothes for Lost Boys Day and today, students wore throwback fashions for Never Grow Up Day.

Throughout the week, students will show off their singing talents during karaoke in the lunch room.

On Friday, West students will display their Warrior pride during the pep assembly as they cheer on the football team before their Homecoming game against Thornridge.

Homecoming culminates with a dance on Saturday, October 10 in the schools gymnasium.

We want students to look forward to coming to school every day and their West side pride is definitely at a record high during Homecoming Week, Novak said.