It's not news that our students at Slater High School are SUPER: super busy, super involved, and SUPER AWESOME!
Homecoming week is BUSY, and this year, it's immediately following the Slater Fall festival. The week of homecoming, our students will attend two different college fairs, two home softball games, an FBLA evening event, a home football game, and more!
Between these events, sports practices, club meetings, and jobs, finding time to work on floats that week will be a challenge for our students, plus it's a significant cost to the classes. After a lot of thought and multiple discussions, we're going to try something new this year: Banners!
On the first day of school, we drafted the students into CATS families (See NEWS section of slaterschools.net for more info: Wildcats Start CATS Families Program). Students will be working in those groups throughout the year to earn points for prizes.
Each CATS family will work on a banner to be hung from the Elm Street side of the HS Building on Thursday & Friday of Homecoming week. Here are the guidelines we're working with:
1. Twin sized sheets will be proved. Finished size will be folded in half 'landscape' orientation.
2. CATS family teachers will supervise banner painting, likely before or after school (there will be no data teams the week of 9/24) to accommodate practice schedules. CATS families supervisors/CFCs aren't the only ones who can supervise - any teacher in that family can host and/or contribute.
3. CATS family teachers will provide class sponsors with copies of their sign in sheets each day so class participation points can be recorded.
4. Class Sponsors/parents are welcome to work on banners with kids.
5. Banners are due in my office at 7:30 am on Thursday morning, Sept. 27. (Next year, we'll hang them Monday/Tuesday morning of HC week.) 6. Banners will be hung up outside HS building (Elm St. side) on Thursday. They will be used in the parade and displayed on the fence at the Football game.
7. ALL HS students not participating in the parade with royalty nominations, sports, activities, etc. will walk in the parade with their CATS families. They will carry their banners and/or throw candy.
8. Each CATS family will have $25 to purchase paint for the banners and candy for the parade.
We wanted to share the information so our community knows about the change and the reasons behind it. We appreciate your support as we embrace a new tradition that is 'friendlier' to our busy students' schedules and allows them to keep more of their fundraising money to go towards Senior Trip and Graduation.