GBS homecoming goes ‘Old School’
Sophomores Kali Croke and Jane Brennan make measurements as students work on their homecoming floats Monday at Glenbrook South, Oct. 1. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 5, 2012 6:42AM
GLENVIEW — Fall is the busiest activity time of the year for Glenbrook South High School students in Glenview.
Ask senior Declan Garvey, chairman of the Homecoming Committee that oversees six student groups all preparing for the annual celebration this week.
“Homecoming is an important event at Glenbrook South because it comes early so that we can find enough school spirit to take us through the rest of the school year,” said Garvey, also Student Council president.
He said 32 classmates have worked on the homecoming committees, such as floats, dance, public relations, banners, pep rally and queen.
“I’ve really enjoyed the work. A lot of planning and hard work goes into homecoming,” he said.
This year’s theme is “Glenbrook South Goes Old School,” in which campus activities are planned around events when GBS students were young kids — the mid-1990s.
Over the summer, the Student Council voted on 30 possible themes, and then narrowed them down to three before choosing Old School.
“We felt this one was the most creative option. A lot can be done with it. We’ll have old cartoons on television at the school, a board game tournament and a dress up day,” he said, adding banners and floats will depict times from the students’ childhoods.
Float building at GBS started Monday in the Autos Courtyard and will be completed Friday, where a street dance takes place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. also in the courtyard.
The pep rally is 9 p.m. Friday in the Main Gym.
On Saturday, the homecoming parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by the Mama Glass 5k Spirit Run/Walk at noon on the new Titan sports track at GBS. Family and alumni are welcome.
The annual Titan Tailgate Party also will from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the West Cafeteria. All are welcome.
The Titan varsity football team plays Waukegan High School at 1:30 p.m.
The homecoming dance, themed “Sweet Dreams,” runs from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Main Gym.