Homecoming week at RHS features Harry Potter theme; parade on Friday

Sep 27, 2015 By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer

Riverton High School is looking toward a magical homecoming this year.

The Harry Potter-themed homecoming week"The Wizarding World of the Wolverines"kicks offMonday, with activities all week leading up to the homecoming football game against Rawlins at7 p.m.Fridayat Wolverine Field. Each class will compete for prizes every day alongsidean ongoing trivia contest and the chance to find the "Spirit Snitch," a small golden ball, hidden somewhere on campus.

Monday'stheme is "house colors." Echoing the residential groupings in the Harry Potter books, freshmen are Hufflepuff, yellow and black; sophomores are Ravenclaw, purple and silver; juniors are Sly-therin, green and silver; and seniors are Gryffindor, red and gold.

Tuesdayis "transfigurationTuesday," with coronation at8:55 a.m.and the annual community chili feed at6 Wolverine Field, followed by class games at6 p.m.and the burning of the R at7:30 p.m.

Wednesdayis "WeasleyWednesday," or, ugly sweater day.

Thursday'stheme is "Quidditch World Cup," or "wear your team jersey day," with a Quidditch tournament at7 Wolverine Field.Everyone is encouraged to show team spiritFridayby wearing RHS colors. A pep assembly starts at12:45 the high school.The homecoming parade begins at2 the intersection of South Seventh East and Main Street downtown, and proceed west on Main Street to North Fifth West, then east to Tonkin Stadium.

A "halftime extravaganza" will take place duringFridaynight's game, with special homecoming routines performed by the dance and cheer teams, plus a second announcement of homecoming royalty.

The homecoming dance isSaturdayfrom8-10:30 p.m.

Downtown business windows will be decorated all week in honor of the festivities, with the best-decorated windows selected by local judges and announced at the game.Anyone interested in participating in the window painting contest or parade should contact student council sponsor Claire Peart as soon as possible at 851-6507, or

Window paintings will be judgedWednesday.Peart said any group, such as 4-H clubs or civic groups in the community is invited to participate.

The contest is not limited to high school groups.

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