The cafeteria will transform into an enchanted forest on Saturday, October 7 for Riverside’s first homecoming dance in recent history.
The dance begins at 7 and ends at 10, taking place in the Pirates’ Cove cafeteria.
Student representatives and school administrators plan to revive the highly anticipated fall dance.
Student body Co-President Riley O’Connor described organizing homecoming as a learning experience.
“If we’ve [had homecoming] at Riverside ever before, none of us were here, the advisor wasn’t here, the administration wasn’t here,” she said.
Student Government is planning activities to ensure that everyone can have a good time.
“The idea is for people to make their own fun and just be together as a school, to do something that’s fun,” said O’Connor.
Dance organizers are working to provide food, hire a DJ, set up a photo booth, and obtain a photographer to capture the night so students don’t have to take their own pictures.
Tickets cost $20 and are on sale next week and available to Riverside students only. With fewer chaperones than a regular school day and a large student body, school administration ultimately decided that outside guests will not be permitted.
Riverside students can look forward to homecoming spirit week. Each day will have a different theme: Monday will be “mini-me day,” Tuesday “PJ day”, Wednesday “BBQ Dads vs. Soccer Moms,” Thursday will be “Throwback” and Friday will be “Pirate Pride.”
Voting for homecoming court begins Monday, Oct. 2. The nominees from each grade with the most votes will be announced during halftime at the Homecoming game against the Chapel Hill Tigers.
Everyone is welcome to share their ideas for homecoming by attending Student Government meetings on Thursdays during A block in the library.