Inaugural Homecoming Festival a Hit

Inaugural Homecoming Festival a Hit photo

The district’s inaugural homecoming festival brought students from all five schools together along with teachers, administrators, parents and community members. The event was held on the afternoon of Oct. 27 on the Amityville Memorial High School fields, a day before the traditional homecoming celebration.

The varsity football team was practicing in the background in preparation for their final game of the season and the boys varsity soccer team was getting its work in on another field in between playoff games. Closer to the school, tables were set up representing the different schools and high school organizations.

There were many activities for families including face painting by the varsity cheerleaders, pumpkin bowling at the Northeast Elementary School booth, a pumpkin weight-guessing contest at the Northwest Elementary School table and a football toss. A popular attraction was the Amityville Pride photo booth with homecoming-themed props. Students could also sign their name to a large “Go Warriors” banner. 

Guests were treated to burgers and hot dogs. For those looking for something sweet, the TEACCH program hosted a bake sale. A late afternoon bonfire capped off the festival, which was organized by a committee of administrators, teachers and students.

“This was a gathering to promote school spirit and unity within the entire Amityville community,” said Dr. Frances Fernandez, director of fine arts. “It was a great way to build upon the existing homecoming festivities and we hope to make it an annual tradition.”