Rich East Celebrates 54th Annual Homecoming This Week

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Rich East’s 54th Annual Homecoming week begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

The Rockets will host Kankakee at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009, for the homecoming game. The game will be played at Lombardi Stadium.

Prior to the game, the school will be dedicating the new press box at Lombardi Field in honor of Mr. Paul Panczuk, " our late beloved colleague, dean, teacher, football coach, and friend," says Publicity Coordinator Kevin Kredens. " Mr. Panczuk passed away suddenly last spring on his way to school. We strongly believe this will be a special honor to forever keep his memory alive at Rich East High School and Rich Township School District 227. Mr. Panczuk who was part of the Rocket family for three decades."

Members of Mr. Panczuk’s family and his extended family at Rich East High School will be in attendance.

The ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Other events of interest during Homecoming Week include the annual Senior Girls Green and Gold Football game at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, on the Saul Trail Practice Field. At 1:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, the school will have the annual assembly . The different classes will hold a cheering contest, have a tug-of-war, musical chairs, mummy wrap, wheel barrow race, and the fall sports teams will be introduced.

There will also be hallway decoration contests as the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes will be competing for top honors.

Themes this week at the school include Twin Day, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Bling-Blang Day on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Class Distinction Day on Thrsday Oct. 15. On that daty, freshman are encouraged to wear white; sophomores, black; juniors gold; seniors green. All students and staff are encouraged to wear green and gold on Friday.

The week hits its crescendo with the annual homecoming dance from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the small gym at the school. Students must have a 2.0 Grad Point Average and receive a GO Card from their advisory teacher to opurchase tickets to the dance.

Students can receive information on ticket prices and guest registrations from their advisory teachers.

School will not be in session on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.