Wildcats roaring for spirit week and homecoming


Wildcats roaring for spirit week and homecoming

October 3, 2023

Recently, a fun Facebook page called Old School Orange County, which shares throwback photos collected many Orange County high school yearbooks (and MANY decades), shared this pic of the 1980 WVHS marching band. It got a lot of positive attention, because it puts one of our community’s favorite annual events in perfectly nostalgic soft focus — the deeply held traditions that come with Wildcats homecoming!

You can take a look back at last year’s parade here

Warwick Valley High School homecoming is a welcome tradition that puts the important connections between school and community on full display. It’s a chance for alumni to “visit the past” and reconnect with friends and teachers. One of our more recent grads said last year that they “really love catching up with the kids who it feels like they were just hanging out with every day.”

While alumni from farther back wait for the weekend to come into town, current WVHS students got the homecoming festivities started on Monday, with the kick-off of Spirit Week! 

Nothing gets a school quite as fired up as a solid week of themed dress-days. This year’s daily wardrobe assignments followed the 2023 Homecoming theme: Disney! Monday was Ohana Day (Hawaiian style), today is Epics Day (Marvel, Star Wars, superhero, sci-fi characters abound), tomorrow will be Sleeping Beauty vs. Cinderella (casual vs. formal attire), and Thursday, Walt Disney Character Day.

On Friday, students will be decked out in gold and purple for the in-school culmination of Spirit Week – the PEP RALLY!

Homecoming Saturday steps off at noon, when the parade hits Main Street. The parade will feature themed floats by all four classes and the WVHS Marching Band, with parade walkers representing each of our schools, all kinds of school clubs, sports teams, community groups, and of course the WVHS Homecoming Court.

The homecoming football game has the Wildcats taking on Wallkill High School at 1:30 pm, on the newly renovated C. Ashley Morgan Field. Afterward, students will enjoy the annual Homecoming Dance at the high school.

We look forward to seeing Main Street lined in purple and gold once again this year, as the community turns out to show its support for the district and our shared WILDCAT PRIDE!

Participating in the parade? Here are some details for you…

  • 10:00 am: Float safety meeting and balloons
  • 10:30 am: Begin line-up
  • 11:30 am: Leave bus garage
  • 11:45 am: Begin on Hathorn Road
  • 12:00 pm: Parade steps off
  • 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Clean up at bus garage

    * A bus for parade walkers will be waiting at the lower CVS parking lot to bring people back to the football field.


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