Homecoming Week 2023: A Week of School Spirit and Fun
September 27, 2023
Homecoming Week 2023 was an action-packed celebration, made possible by the dedicated efforts of Student Council volunteers. Spanning from Monday, September 18, to Saturday, September 23, the week was brimming with activities and events that united students and faculty in the celebration of Raider school spirit.
Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to participate in themed dress-up days, giving them a chance to showcase their unique styles and school pride. The themes included Comfy Day, Jersey/Sports Day, Barbenheimer (Barbie, Oppenheimer) Day, Beach Day and Raider Pride.
The school days also included some fun activities. On Monday, students enjoyed a movie screening in the theater. Homecoming Mass was celebrated on Tuesday with Father Pat Kennedy '69. The Activities Fair was held on Wednesday, providing students with information about various co-curricular opportunities. On Thursday, students could pick up their school lunches “to go” and head out to the baseball field for a picnic and yard games. The week ended with a high-energy Pep Fest on Friday, fueling excitement for the Homecoming football game that evening.
In addition to the Fall sports teams all having competitions at home, there were also special after-school competitions throughout the week. There was some friendly competition with a Junior vs. Senior Boys volleyball game and a Junior vs. Senior Girls powderpuff football game, as well many other athletic events.
The week concluded with the Homecoming Dance that included a DJ and dancing, held in the Joe Mauer Field House on Saturday evening.
“Homecoming week was really great!” expressed 9th grader Bridget Funk. “The pep fest was really exciting and totally lived up to my expectations. The dance was so much fun and I’m so excited to go again next year.”
On the week leading up to Homecoming Week, alumni gathered for the One CDH alumni event, featuring the comedy of Tommy Brennan Schneeman '12, and the CDH vs. STA football game at TCO Stadium. Several classes had reunion events that week as well, some of which included coming back on campus for a tour and Mass.
Teri McCloughan, interim school president, commented on the week. “What a great time it was to come back to CDH and experience Homecoming Week firsthand. The school spirit and enthusiasm of the students was contagious. It was amazing to see the support of the student body for the athletic and co-curricular activities. Raider Pride is STRONG!”