Homecoming 2017

Homecoming Spirit Week: September 11 – 15

This year’s theme for the week is “Sweet Homecoming” taken from a line in Homer’s famous poem about homecoming (in Greek, nostos), The Odyssey.

“Glorious Odysseus, what you are after is sweet homecoming.”
Odyssey XI.100

Homecoming t-shirts can be worn at Domesday and Homecoming during the school day on Friday, September 15. If you forgot to order, some extras may be available during Spirit Week.

Spirit Week kicks off Monday, September 11. Click here for the details of this week celebrating our shared home of Veritas and our student athletes!

Homecoming Dance: September 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm in the Van Brunt Gymnasium

The theme of this year’s Homecoming Dance, September 16, is “Under the Misty Seas“. Order tickets by clicking here. High-school students only.

Dance Policies

GUEST POLICY
All guests must be registered in order to attend this school event and submit a signed permission form (linked here) by Wednesday, September 13, to Mr. Austin; this event is for current Veritas students and their registered high-school age guests only. Non-Veritas guests must complete this online registration as well. All guests are expected to follow the outlined policies, including those in the VPA Handbook. Violation of any of the policies may result in disciplinary action.

ETIQUETTE AND DISCIPLINE
All Veritas Prep students are expected to conduct themselves with dignity, modesty, and grace. Students are asked to refrain from inappropriate displays of affection, including kissing and any intimate physical contact, including intimate dancing. Additionally, the following will not be tolerated and are grounds for immediate dismissal from the Homecoming dance and further disciplinary action:
• possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, or any other illicit substance
• failure to follow chaperone instructions
• violation of attendance protocol, dress code, or basic etiquette

HOMECOMING DRESS CODE
The evening is an occasion for dancing, socializing, and celebration. Attire should be classy, tasteful, and befitting this special evening, in keeping with the standards of modesty outlined in the Family Handbook. Remember: This is a dance, so choose attire that allows for movement.

Please follow the dress code listed below:

The semi-formal dress code for boys is:

  • Dress slacks (no jeans or patched pocket pants)
  • Collared dress shirt
  • Dark socks
  • Dress shoes (no sneakers or sandals)
  • No dyed hair or hats
  • Hair should be trimmed appropriately
  • Tie is optional

The semi-formal dress code for girls is:

  • Modest-length skirts or dresses with hems no more than 2” above the knee, or appropriately fitting dress slacks
  • Bare midriffs are not acceptable
  • Modestly cut sleeveless tops/dresses are allowed
  • Ladies may not wear strapless, spaghetti-strap, or tank tops
  • Girls should wear dress shoes
  • No flip-flops
  • No dyed hair or hats

All students in attendance are expected to honor the intended spirit of the dress code. Ladies should direct any questions to Mrs. Bruns, and gentlemen should inquire of Mr. Sifert. Students who arrive to the dance inappropriately dressed will not be permitted to enter.

Stay tuned – check back here for updates on Homecoming activities 2017!