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Homecoming Week Approaches At West Bend-Mallard School

By Staff | Sep 1, 2011

The 2011 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned next Thursday evening at West Bend-Mallard High School during Homecoming Week festivities. Candidates for Queen are, from left to right: Kaley Lempke, Amber Schmidt, Ashleigh Gambell and Wendy Grimm. King candidates from left to right are Logan Streit, Dylan Zaugg, Matthew Goeders, and Mitch Bonnstetter. —Karen Schwartzkopf photo

Students at West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate will be celebrating Homecoming during the week of September 6th through September 9th this school year. The communities of West Bend and Mallard will celebrate the 20th Year of the districts coming together and also welcome the Gilmore City and Bradgate communities as part of the school.

The Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, Sept. 8 beginning at 5 p.m. with the Athletic Booster supper following the parade in the high school cafeteria. Uniform auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym followed by introduction of the homecoming court and class skits.

The Homecoming football game will be played against Harris Lake Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Following the football game, there will be a party in the park for everyone from all the communities. Mojo Productions will be providing music.

Saturday there will be a golf outing sponsored by the WBM staff and the WBM Achievement Foundation. Proceeds will go to the foundation. The tournament will be a 3 person best shot with tee time at 3 p.m. at the West Bend Golf and Country Club. For more information on the golf outing contact Linda Thilges at 515.887.4474 or Linda Thul at 515.887.7841.

There will also be a silent auction and you can place your bid Thursday through Saturday at any of the homecoming activities. Bidding will close Saturday at 4 p.m.

Candidates for Queen are Kaley Lempke, daughter of Greg and Jill Lempke, Amber Schmidt, daughter of Frank and Dawn Schmidt, Ashleigh Gambell, daughter of Brian and Jackie Gambell, and Wendy Grimm, daughter of Keith and Beth Grimm. King candidates are Logan Streit, son of Tony and Diane Streit, Dylan Zaugg, son of David and Melissa Zaugg, Matthew Goeders, son of Kim Goeders and Al Goeders, and Mitch Bonnstetter, son of Jeff and Pam Bonnstetter.

The 2011 Homecoming Court includes: Freshmen attendants Courtney Mader and Jack Fehr, Sophomore attendants Harrison Schmidt and Jordan Buhs, Junior attendants McKenzie Grimm and Dan Eubank.

Homecoming Week will have a special daily schedule as follows: Monday: Labor Day, No School

Tuesday: One hour early dismissal for planning.

Wednesday: Two hour early out schedule to decorate. Students will decorate golf carts, posters for hallways, and work on skits.

Thursday: Games will be played in the morning; at 1:30 p.m. students will finish decorating; 2:00 p.m. practices for volleyball and football.

Friday: Pep rally will begin at 2:55 p.m..

Games to be played during the week will include: Mighty Man Volleyball, Powder Puff Football, Dodge Ball, Tug of War.

During the week, several Dress-Up Days will also be part of the activities. Tuesday will be Student/Teacher Switch Day, where students dress like teachers and teachers dress like students. On Wednesday, the theme will be Old Time Western Day. Thursday will be Class Color Day, with the classes being asked to wear their assigned colors. The senior class will wear black clothing, while the Junior class members will wear white. Students in the Sophomore class will wear blue and Freshmen students will wear pink attire.The school week will cap off on Friday with Purple and Gold Day, with everyone showing their Wolverine Prides by the wearing of purple and gold clothing.