JHS Student Council releases details of this year’s homecoming

JOHNSTON, Ia. (Aug. 29, 2022) — From stadium painting to Rock Around the Clock, a service day, parade, pep rally, the big game and the dance, Johnston’s 2022 homecoming promises to be one to remember.

Homecoming week will be Sept. 18-24 this year. A special web page contains details and flyers for more than a dozen events that will be held that week. Some events are only for Johnston High School students grades 10-12, while other events — such as the homecoming parade, outdoor movie and football game — are open to the public.

JHS 2022 Homecoming

12.12 Mega Sale FlyerEach school day will feature dress-up days at Johnston High School including Monday’s PJ/loungewear, Tuesday’s future/favorite team day, Wednesday’s Anything but a backpack day, Thursday’s monochrome day and Friday’s spirit day (purple and gold). Money donated in jars around school will determine which staff member will get a pie in the face.

Wednesday is service day — a day when students will pick up trash, pull weeds, and chalk the sidewalks to help beautify the grounds for homecoming.

Outdoor Movie Night 2022That’s followed by the homecoming parade down Pioneer Parkway at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 that will feature Johnston’s marching band, cheerleaders, athletic teams and other student groups.

The night also features a free outdoor movie. Disney’s Lightyear will be showing, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Yard at Johnston Town Center. Both the parade and movie are open to all Johnston residents and community members.

Homecoming Day — Friday, Sept. 23 — will kick off Homecoming 2022 Danceduring the school day with a pep rally. That will be followed by the announcement and presentation of Dragon Royalty at 6 p.m., and the Johnston vs. Waukee homecoming football game at 7 p.m.

The week ends with the homecoming dance, “A Night Under the Stars,” from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Homecoming shirts and decals are being sold by the Johnston Varsity Dance Team this week through Saturday, Sept. 3. Click here to purchase one!