We are excited to announce details of our 2022 “Under the Stars” Homecoming taking place September 19-24. Below is a list of the activities we have planned.
Homecoming Week Dress-Up Days
- Monday: Class Colors
- Tuesday: Holiday
- Wednesday: Walk of Fame
- Thursday: Country Chic or California Dreamin’
- Friday: Neon
Monday, September 19
Dress-Up Theme: Class Color Day
Come dressed in your class color to show your class pride: freshmen wear gray, sophomores wear white, juniors wear purple, seniors wear black, staff wear purple
Drive-In Movie Night
Join us for our newest homecoming tradition, our Drive-In Movie Night! This year’s movie…”Top Gun Maverick.” The movie will begin at 7 pm in the Prince Street Parking Lot. We ask those attending to arrive between 6:30 and 6:45. Students who wish to attend will need to reserve their spot here. We ask that only the driver of the car reserves their spot so we can get an accurate count of cars in the lot. The rest of the students in the car do not need to reserve a spot. Please remember to only bring as many passengers as there are seatbelts in your car. Don’t have a car…you’re in luck! You can register through that same link. Just scroll down toward the bottom and select a “lawn seat.” We ask students who choose this option to bring a chair with them. This event is free to attend, you just need to reserve your spot. Spots will be limited. We encourage students to bring their own snacks to eat while watching the movie. We will have small bags of Tivoli popcorn available for purchase.
Tuesday, September 20
Dress-Up Theme: Holiday
Dress for your favorite holiday! Do you love 4th of July, St Patrick’s Day, Hanukkah, Super Bowl Sunday?! Come to school dressed for that holiday.
Ice Cream Social
Donate a canned good and get a free scoop of ice cream as part of our Student Council-sponsored Ice Cream Social. Visit the dropoff location from 3:20 to 4:30 pm in the Commons outdoor plaza to donate non-perishable food items. In exchange, you’ll receive a ticket for a free scoop of ice cream at Everyday’s a Sundae.
Downtown Downers Grove Scavenger Hunt
Form a team of up to four students and join us as we race through Downtown Downers Grove solving clues. Figure out the answer to the clue, race to that downtown Downers Grove business and take a selfie of you and your group in front of that business. Then, you are off to solve the next clue. The first three teams to finish will win prizes. All interested teams of up to four students must sign up here. The team captain should register the entire group. There is no cost to participate. Teams should plan to arrive no later than 4 pm at the fountain next to the train station. The scavenger hunt will begin promptly at 4 pm.
Wednesday, September 21
Dress-Up Theme: Walk of Fame
Dress like your favorite celebrity (Adam Sandler maybe?) or wear a band or movie t-shirt.
Resource in Auditorium (5th Period) Featuring Mind Reader Joe Diamond
Prepare to be amazed by professional mind reader Joe Diamond. He’s a World Record Holder for solving the world’s largest corn maze, BLINDFOLDED! He also hacked the pentagon without a computer LIVE on radio! His TV Appearances include WGN, ABC, The Today Show, Showtime, and even NETFLIX!
North High’s got talent! Come watch our amazing students perform at 7 pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium. Admission is free. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
Thursday, September 22
Dress-Up Theme: Country Chic or California Dreamin’
Come dressed in your favorite country attire or dress for your favorite California vibe.
Resource in Auditorium (4th & 6th Periods) Featuring Mind Reader Joe Diamond
Professional mind reader Joe Diamond will be back a second day to read the minds of more students during two more performances.
Friday, September 23
Dress-Up Theme: Neon
Come dressed to school and the football game in neon.
Marching Band Welcome, Assembly, Parade, Football Game
The Trojan Marching Band will kick off the day by welcoming students and staff before school on the way into the building. That afternoon we’ll hold our outdoor homecoming assembly on Carstens Field at 2 pm. Please note that we will be using an alternate bell schedule this day. The assembly will be immediately followed by our traditional homecoming parade at 3:15 pm. The parade route will begin near the Prince Street Plaza. Then, join us as our Trojan football team takes on Proviso West at 7:30 pm. The theme for the game is a NEON-OUT!
Saturday, September 24
The only location suitable for a dance this big is outside “Under the Stars”...we’re holding our homecoming dance on Carstens Field! Join us from 7-10 pm for what’s sure to be our most memorable dance which will include a full fireworks display.
Tickets and Guest Forms
Tickets are on sale now using the GoFan website and mobile app. Tickets purchased before Saturday, September 24 are $35. Tickets purchased at the dance are $40. If you plan to bring a guest from another high school please have your guest complete this form. A signature from a dean or administrator at the guest’s school is required on this form. Guests who are no longer high school students, but who are under 21, are asked to complete this form. All guest forms must be submitted to the Student Activities Office by Wednesday, September 21. Guest tickets cannot be purchased without approval from Student Activities. Also, guest forms will not be accepted at the door the evening of the dance. They must be submitted to the Activities Office by Wednesday, September 21.
Each North student is able to purchase one ticket to the dance. They will do this through the GoFan site or mobile app. In the promo code box, each student must submit their ID number. An ID number can only be used once to purchase a ticket. When prompted for an email address students should use their school email address. This will ensure the digital ticket is sent to you and not a parent. Those who have been approved to bring a guest will receive a unique promo code from Mrs. Mamula. That unique code can only be used to purchase one ticket for the approved guest. Only one guest is allowed per North high school student. A guest must arrive at the dance with their North student and be prepared to show a driver’s license or school ID. On the evening of the dance, students must bring their student ID and phone to show their digital ticket. Students cannot show a screenshot of the digital ticket. This is why it is important the student email address is entered when purchasing the ticket online. Everyone attending the dance must arrive before 8 pm. Once students leave there is no re-entry
Our homecoming dance is a formal occasion, we ask students to come dressed to impress. Since the dance is outside please dress accordingly for the weather. Pointed heels should be avoided in order to protect the turf in the stadium.
Light snacks and water will be served throughout the dance.
If you have questions about the dance, bringing a guest, or purchasing tickets, please stop by the Student Activities Office during school hours.