Homecoming FAQs

This year the PTSA is providing treats for the students at the Homecoming dance on 10-20. Please consider donating easy-to-eat finger foods, specifically desserts. Drop off on Friday 10-19. Bring 20+ goodies please!

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Please email questions to mcshannon79@hotmail.com.

What happens Homecoming Week?

Homecoming Week is usually scheduled for a week

in October and is a major highlight of the entire year.

Check out the Shorewood ASB website and the

Daily Bulletin for current details.


Naming the Freshman Class

Every year, the Senior Class bestows a name on the

Freshman Class, which the class keeps until graduation.

Colors Each class has a color for assemblies and

designated days. The color can change year to year.


Homecoming Court

Students will vote during school hours via a link on www.swasb.com to choose Seniors for the Homecoming Court. The King and Queen will be announced at the Homecoming Assembly on Friday.



The community is encouraged to support all athletic teams during Homecoming. For a list of athletic events, see the Shorewood calendar or Wesco Athletics.


Dress-up days and lunchtime contests will be announced.

Homecoming Dress Up Week starts on the Monday and goes through Thursday of Homecoming Week. Themes include: White Out, Beachy, Safari, Cowboy/Western, Future Career, Neon, Pajama Day, and more! Students are encouraged to participate because points are awarded to the class with the most dress-up participants.  


Homecoming Football Game @ the Shoreline Stadium on Friday night -  7:00 p.m. kickoff

Saturday night Homecoming Dance - 9:00 p.m. – midnight in Commons

Who Attends?  About 1000 students attend the Homecoming Dance. Students can go as couples or singles. Many students, especially girls, go in groups. Sometimes students ask each other to the dance in elaborate ways, but this is not necessary.


Guests?  A Shorewood student may bring a guest from another school, but the guest must be cleared in advance and some restrictions apply. See SW ASB for the required clearance form, which is due a week before. 


Who Pays?  Often, boys pay for tickets and dinner, and girls pay for pictures. Photo packages run from $15–$60. Tickets (verify prices on SW ASB) Tickets $10/ person or $20/ couple in advance; $15/ person or $30/ couple at the door. Ticket sales in the commons during lunch starting a couple of weeks before the dance. After buying tickets, students may sign up for early pictures.


What should I wear?  Most boys wear dress shirts, slacks, and ties. Sport coat optional. Girls usually wear appropriate, semi-formal, mid-length dresses. The WORKS, open Wednesday evenings 6:30- 8:30 p.m., has semi-formal attire for both girls & guys. This service is free for all students, regardless of need. They have hundreds of dresses! Contact the WORKS with your questions or show up on a Wednesday evening.


Flowers  - Students attending as couples often get a corsage or a boutonniere for one other. Talk about colors, but please do not buy red flowers; the petals stain our new floors. Most girls prefer wrist corsages.


Coat Check  - Students will be able to check their coats and other items at a parent-staffed, secure coat check station.


Location  - The dance will be held in the Shorewood school Commons, and students will enter from the courtyard.


Pictures -  If students sign up for an early photo appointment (when they buy tickets), they can avoid standing in line.


Chaperones  - The administration and many staff will attend, along with 30 parent chaperones.



• Shorewood students must have Shorewood photo ID.

• Guests have to be cleared in advance and will need photo ID.

• Once admitted, students cannot leave and come back.

• There is a strict no alcohol, no drugs policy. If students are suspected of drinking or being impaired, their parents will be called to pick the students up. Per school parking agreements, illegal substances are not allowed in cars on school property.

• Dancing must be appropriate.

Want more information? Consult Shorewood ASB

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