Blackshirts News · WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Homecoming Week 2019

It’s Homecoming Week! 

Homecoming week starts on Monday, October 7th and goes through Saturday, October 12th. There are many exciting activities going on at South High School during the week. Please take a moment to read through ALL of this information so you are well informed. 

Spirit Dress Up Days

During the week of Homecoming, students and staff have special days in which they dress up to show their school spirit. This year the dress up days are:

Monday, October 7Neon Day

Tuesday, October 8 –  Dress like your favorite teacher day

Wednesday, October 9 – Decade Day

  • 9th grade – 1950s
  • 10th grade – 1960s
  • 11th grade – 1970s
  • 12th grade – 1980s
  • Staff – any of the above

Thursday, October 10 – Class Color Day

  • 9th grade – Purple
  • 10th grade – Orange
  • 11th grade – Green
  • 12th grade – Blue
  • Staff – Red

Friday, October 11  – Spirit Day

Show your school spirit–wear South gear or red/black!

****School dress code rules still apply during Spirit Week dress up days.****

PowderPuff Game 

It’s the Senior Girls vs the Junior Girls in the annual Powder Puff game! Come watch the fun on MONDAY at 6pm at Football Stadium! 

Pep Rally

The Pep Rally will be held on Friday, October 11th during the school day. All students are expected to attend the Pep Rally.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students should NOT bring anything that can be thrown onto the gym floor during the Pep Rally (i.e – silly string, toilet paper, streamers, etc). This can be a safety hazard and we want to make sure that everyone is safe and secure during this exciting time. Students that bring and/or throw anything onto the gym floor will be asked to leave and will not be able to participate in any other Homecoming activities, including the Homecoming dance. King and Queen will also be announced at the Pep Rally. STUDENT BELONGINGS WILL BE LEFT IN THE CLASSROOM DURING THE PEP RALLY. STUDENTS WILL BE EXCUSED AFTER THE PEP RALLY TO GET THEIR BELONGINGS.


Don’t forget the Booster Club will be hosting its annual Southfest on Friday, October 11th, from 4-7pm, in conjunction with the school’s Homecoming Game vs West Allis Hale. This year’s Southfest will feature food, carnival games, inflatables, local entertainment, an Activity fair, an Alumni Welcome tent and more. The event will run before the Varsity game on the field adjacent to the Football Stadium. Admission is FREE, Food & Activity Wristbands will be available for purchase. The South community, alumni, students & families of the visiting team and the public are welcome! In the event of rain, Southfest will be held in the Fieldhouse Fans can also enjoy fireworks after the football game!  For complete event information, including how to pre-purchase wristbands, please visit the SOUTHFEST page. 

Football Game

The Homecoming football game will be held on Friday, October 11th at South’s football field starting at 7:00pm. The Blackshirts will be playing West Allis Hale. We encourage all students and families to come and cheer on our Blackshirts. Current South students can get in free with their school ID. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for non-south students, or you may use your Booster pass. Remember, funds from tickets purchased at the gate with cash are split between all of the schools, while funds used to purchase booster passes stay right here at South. (This applies to ALL schools and ALL sports!) We encourage families and alumni to consider purchasing a Booster Membership to keep that money here. For information, please visit the Booster Club Membership page. Seniors living in the city of Waukesha can stop in at the District office at 222 Maple Ave to pick up a free senior pass, that gives seniors access to ALL District wide activities. Go Blackshirts! 

Ice Cream Social

After the football game in the cafeteria we will hold the annual ice cream social until 10:30. The cost is $2.00 per person. 

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance will be held at South High School from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019. All students should be dropped off at the Natatorium Doors or park in the student parking lot. Below is information to help make sure everyone stays safe and has a great time.


Tickets will be on sale Monday, October 7th – Friday, October 11th in all 3 lunches in the cafeteria and after school Monday-Thursday ONLY in the Athletic/Activities Office. Tickets are $12.00 for a single and $24.00 for a couple. Students were required to turn in a permission slip prior to the ticket sale. There will be no tickets sold at the dance.

*To purchase a ticket, students must not have any major referrals starting the 2019-2020 school year and must have an approved permission slip and/or guest slip on file. Students and families were made aware of this requirement earlier this school year and slips were due on 9/27. We had an unbelievable response to the dance this year! Thank you! 


Homecoming is considered a semi-formal event. Boys are encouraged to wear a combination of dress pants, collared shirt, and tie. Girls are encouraged to wear appropriate length dresses. The school dress code does apply at all school functions. 

Personal belongings (purses, cameras, jackets, electronic items, etc.) must be checked into the coat check in the cafeteria. We are not allowed to check shoes in the coat check area. This area will be monitored by staff; however the school is not responsible for these personal belongings. Students with specific medical needs will be allowed to keep appropriate personal items with them.


*Do not arrive early to the dance. The doors will not open before 8:00 PM. Students who arrive early will have to wait outside.
*Students who leave the dance for any reason will not be admitted back to the dance.
*All students and guests must have their student ID to enter the dance. 

*All school rules apply at the dance. BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE READY, BE A BLACKSHIRT

*Each dance attendee will be given a bracelet that is to be worn throughout the dance. All dance attendees must refrain from inappropriate types of dancing. Chaperones have the right to cut off the bracelet at any time. Taking off a student’s wristband is a warning. If the student needs to be addressed a second time for inappropriate behavior, they will be asked to leave and a parent will be contacted.

*We will be conducting random breathalyzers at the entrance to the dance. Each student will pick from a bag of chips. If a student receives a blue chip, they will be given a breathalyzer from a Waukesha Police Department Officer.


*The dance ticket price includes water and Gatorade. There will also be a photobooth with a green screen. Pictures taken in the photo booth are included in the ticket price. 

*Students may not go to their lockers. Except for the field house lobby, field house, and cafeteria the school will not be open.

*All students and their guests must leave promptly at 11:00 PM. Please be sure to have arrangements for pick up prior to the 11:00 dismissal.

Finally, a big thank you to all the teachers and support staff who will be giving up their Saturday night to make sure the students stay safe and have a great time.

We appreciate your cooperation and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of us by sending us an email.

Gina Nordrum and Sara Dood
Student Council Co – Advisors

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