Get prepared for Homecoming: Mark your calendars now!


courtesy of Natalie Rebetsky

Members of class of 2018 stand on a float in the Homecoming Parade 2016.

by Alexis Fowler, Reporter

Homecoming Parade, Sunday, October 29th

The homecoming parade is a community event that will be on Sunday October 29th, located in downtown New Market. It will begin at the old garden shop and end at the New Market Volunteer Fire Department. The parade is at a different time than previous years, 1 p.m. The Marching band, Alumni, cheer and school groups will be there.

Hill Painting, Sunday, October 29th

The Hill painting is a competition where each class decorates sections of a hill at Linganore overlooking the stadium. The main goal is to show the main theme of that year. Class groups may use paint and any decorative materials, so bring lots of paint if you can. Just show up, everyone is welcome!

Spirit Week- October 30th- November 3rd

Monday- Mixed up Monday

Tuesday- Trick or Treat Tuesday

Wednesday- Way back Wednesday

Thursday- Class color day

  • 2021- Red
  • 2020- Yellow
  • 2019- Blue
  • 2018- Tie Dye
  •  Friday- Red, Black and Bow Day

Spirit Week is a way for students to show school spirit and have fun before Homecoming. Each class tries to earn the most points by going all out for each day. Tallies are made during prep to keep track of each class’s participation. Advice for class of 2021: everyone dresses up, don’t be shy!

Class of 2020 member Hunter Wolf said, “ Class color day is my favorite day because you get to see everyone showing spirit for their grade.”

One day that many people participate in is Red Black and Bow Day. The goal is to have as many bows in your outfit as possible. Each bow is worth one point, so many students keep the same outfit and add on each year.

The goal is to get as many points so your class can earn the spirit stick, which is awarded at the pep rally on November 3rd.

Pep Rally/ Football Game, Friday, November 3rd

The pep rally is on Friday, November 3rd during first period. The pep rally is an event where the homecoming court participates in various activities. The Poms, Cheer team and the marching band all perform in front of the school.

The Homecoming Varsity football game will start at 7 p.m. Linganore is playing Urbana, so come  in as much camouflage as possible! At halftime the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.

Homecoming Dance, Saturday, November 4th

Tickets are on sale for $20 from October 23rd-27th. The theme for the dance this year is “Fall Harvest Moon”. The dance will be from 7 p.m to 10p.m. If anyone is willing to help setup at 8 a.m-12 p.m, or stay after to help clean up from 10p.m- 11p.m, that would be greatly appreciated.

Is Homecoming too late this year?

This year homecoming is on November 4th, which is later then it was last year. Our 2016 homecoming was on October 8th. Some schools like Urbana, Oakdale, Tuscarora, and Middletown had their homecoming on October 14th. Is Linganores homecoming too late in the year?

Class 2021 member Katie Brengel said, “ I actually like having homecoming being at the later date because it gives you more time to plan things out and make it into the school year a little bit more.”