St. Louis College Prep is gearing up for its first annual Homecoming celebration, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
The activities will kick off with honors assemblies and pep rallies for both the middle school and high school during the morning on Friday, Nov. 4.
The pep rallies will be held immediately after each school’s respective honors assembly, according to Dean of Students Terrell Borum. Both events will be held in the school gym.
Then on Friday night, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., parents, scholars and friends from both middle school and high school are invited to come watch a full night of basketball at Eagle Prep, located at 2900 S. Grand Blvd.
“There will be two staff/scholar basketball games, both a boys and a girls,” said Borum. “Those will be followed by a high school boys scrimmage basketball game and our cheerleaders will be there doing a routine.”
Borum said the scholars were really looking forward to the staff/scholar games.
“Staff who are willing, no matter how athletic they are, will be asked to participate and go up against our scholars,” said Borum, who added he would be playing in the game himself. “The scholars really want to cross over and dunk on staff.”
Tickets for the games will be $1 for scholars and teachers and $3 for outside guests or parents. Basketball players and cheerleaders will be selling tickets in the school next week.
Borum said all the proceeds from the game would be used by the school’s sports department for upcoming events.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, high school scholars will get to participate in the first annual Homecoming dance, which will be held in the school gym from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
“The scholars are encouraged to come have fun and hang out with their friends at the dance,” said Borum. “We will have food and music and all of that sort of things.”
The dance will feature a Paris/France theme this year.
“It is really just a chance for them to unwind and have fun,” said Borum. “We just want them to come and have a good time.
He said the idea of having a Homecoming weekend was one that many scholars had been asking for.
“They expect us to have everything else other schools have, and one of the things they are really big on is us having a Homecoming,” he explained. “They wanted the opportunity to dress up and order dresses and ask folks on a date to the dance and be able to take pictures with their friends. I think of Homecoming as a practice for the Prom for people. They really wanted that experience.”