Perry to celebrate homecoming Sept. 7-10

Allison Ullmann
Perry Chief
Perry cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer during the Fall Kickoff on Friday, Aug. 20.

Homecoming week kicks off at Perry High School on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and runs through Friday, Sept. 10. The 2021 theme is “Blast from the Past.”

The shortened week of festivities will include dress up days:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 7: Disney Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8: Neon Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 9: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday, Sept. 10: Class Color Day
    • Freshmen, Red; Sophomores, White; Juniors, Black; Seniors, Blue; Staff, Grey

The cross country teams will run at 4:30 p.m. in Winterset on Tuesday, Sept. 7 while girls swimming will travel to Boone for a meet at 5:30 p.m.

Students and staff will volunteer at various locations around town on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during the annual Volunteer Day. The City of Perry Homecoming Parade will be held at 6 p.m., with line-up at 5:30 p.m. The parade will start at Perry High School before traveling from 18th to Willis, West on Willis to 8th, North to Pattee, East on McKinley back to the high school.

The Junior Class Fundraiser Cookout will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the high school parking lot. The night will wrap up with the coronation ceremony at 8 p.m. in the high school gym. No bonfire will be held this year.

The volleyball team will host the Perry Invite at 4 p.m. in the high school gym on Thursday, Sept. 9. Girls swimming will travel to Indianola for a meet at 5:30 p.m. while the ninth-grade football team will travel to take on West Central Valley at 6 p.m. 

Game Day will be held at 12:55 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. The event is tentatively set for Dewey Field. 

The Bluejays will take on Clarke at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at Dewey Field. Halftime fireworks will be sponsored by the Class of 2022. The Spirit Stick victory lap will be taken at halftime. Classes will compete for the Spirit Stick throughout the week, earning points through door decorating, dress-up participation and Game Day. 

A homecoming dance will follow the varsity football game from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the PHS commons.

Perry football players get set to run through a banner held by the cheerleaders during the Fall Kickoff on Friday, Aug. 20. The Bluejays will take on Clarke at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at Dewey Field to wrap up Perry's homecoming week.