Hoco Prep


As the commons becomes decorated with bright MTV themed flyers and last-minute ticket sales go up, many students are prepping up for homecoming. Student council has worked for months, painting and glittering poster after poster, while many students dressed up each day of the week to show their spirit.

With profits from ticket and carnival sales supporting charity, this weekend will include a carnival and football game Friday, along with a dance on Saturday.

This weekend will be marked with a carnival and football game on the 27th and a dance the next day, with profits from ticket and carnival sales going towards charity.

“For the most part, everyone is excited.” Susan Parent, Student Council sponsor, said. “One of the things about Klein Oak is that everyone waits until last second, so starting recently there was this large push, like ‘Oh my gosh, it’s Homecoming!’

The carnival will take place beforehand during all lunches in the school day. Over 50 booths selling food, items, and services are to be held by clubs and organizations. HOSA will be selling cookie cake slices, IKON will hold a henna booth. Profits from these sales will be rationed into club profit and donations towards student council and this year’s charity.

“The rest of the money goes towards STUCO, and we use most of it for the charity,” Jillian Dunbar, Student Council president, said. “We also use it to provide stuff for the school for the rest of the year, like teacher luncheons.”

Varsity will face the Memorial Mustangs on the football field at the Klein Memorial Stadium. The game will be kicking off on at 7 pm where present and past students will come to cheer the team on.

“We’ve been working and practicing all summer long.” Marc Wynne, football player, said. “This is one of the first big games for us.”

Proceeds will go towards The Center, an organization promoting growth and independence for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Houston based facility will have its programs and infrastructure aided by these dontations.

“They do so much, they have a hard time coming up with everything they do.” Parent said. “It’s a place for these adults to go and continue working on their developmental skills.”

Saturday night will bring Homecoming to an exciting close as students prep themselves up for the dance.  All the decorations and refreshments have been set by student council for the MTV themed party, lasting 7-11pm. To attend, students can pay $25 for a solo ticket or $40 for a couple; all profits will also aid The Center.

“It’ll be a lot of fun, and this is a fun time of the year.” Dunbar said, “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it.”