Homecoming – Info to Know

Homecoming Happenings!


Homecoming Week will be fantastic! With the numerous events and activities that are planned questions may arise. Please contact the following if you would like additional information.

Any questions about the Bonfire: tcooper@mths.us
Any questions about Volunteering: egualandri@mths.us
Any other questions: esetterlund@mths.us or zhilligoss@mths.us

“KICK-OFF Night – Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 6 PM – 9 PM
This event has been moved inside due to anticipated rain.

Homecoming week will be kicked off with the Bonfire Party at the MTHS practice football fields. The shot put pit will be the location of the bonfire. This school and community event will include Music, Tug-of-War, Blaster Laser Tag with obstacles, and lawn games. Food Trucks from Pico de Gallo, Kona Ice, Nacho Mama’s Grilled Cheese, Papa Murphy’s, Swanee’s Pretzels, Gramma Nana’s Cookies, Trailin’ Smoke BBQ, and Faire Coffee will be available to meet your hunger needs.

If you would like to participate in a Pep Rally game, you need to sign up at the bonfire or at lunch Mon-Wed. We will randomly choose from those students who sign up and let you know if you have been chosen to represent your class during the pep rally.

The evening will be capped off with the announcement of the 2019-2020 Homecoming Attendants.

BYOLC (bring your own lawn chair)

Homecoming Spirit Week

MONDAY, September 23: Dress Up Day: Marvel Monday

  • Eli’s Coffee will be at the school in the morning selling speciality coffee from 7-9 AM–CASH ONLY– Pre-Orders will be available the week before homecoming to avoid the rush! 
  • Before school and at lunch (Commons) => Donation Wars, Pie in the Face tickets, Game Sign-Ups
  • 6:00 PM JV Football vs Limestone 

TUESDAY, September 24: Dress Up Day: Toy Story Tuesday 

  • Before school and at lunch (Commons) => Donation Wars, Pie in the Face tickets, Game Sign-Ups
  • 3:30 PM Boys Golf vs Washington 
  • 5:00 PM Volleyball vs Pekin

WEDNESDAY, September 25: Dress Up Day: Wookie Wednesday 

  • Before school and at lunch (Commons) => Donation Wars, Pie in the Face tickets, Game Sign-Ups
  • StuCo and Campus Life Fun Night 

THURSDAY, September 26: Dress Up Day: Throwback Thursday (Throwback Disney Channel or characters)

  • Before school and at lunch (Commons) => Donation Wars, Pie in the Face tickets
  • 6:30 PM Varsity Soccer vs Galesburg (5:00 PM JV)

FRIDAY, September 27: Dress Up Day: REDbirds Give Back! Wear RED! 

  • Before school–final push for donations!
  • Drills, A DAY OF SERVICE EVENT, Pep Assembly with games, Lip Sync Videos, Teacher Skit 
  • Parade
  • 7:30 PM Varsity Football vs Dunlap (5:00 PM Freshmen)

SATURDAY, September 28: 

  • Homecoming Dance from 8-11 PM



School-Wide Tag!
Essentially, you will be given a carrot you must wear around your neck during the entire school day to let others know you are playing. On the front of your carrot is your name. On the back of your carrot is the name of the person you must seek out and tag. You must be on your guard, though, because you do not know who has YOUR name! If you tag the person you have, you will obtain his or her carrot and you will begin looking for that person’s next target. The person with the most carrots by the end of the week wins! The rules must be followed.  1. You must wear your carrot at all times during the school day or you will be disqualified. 2. Tag will only take place on school grounds. 3. Tag will only take place during passing periods. There will be no running but a nice mall walk is appropriate!

Pep Rally Game Sign-ups
If you would like to participate in a Pep Rally game, you need to sign up at the bonfire or at lunch Mon-Wed. We will randomly choose from those students who sign up and let you know if you have been chosen to represent your class during the pep rally.

Birds Give Back
The HoCo Committee felt that having fun and giving back can go hand-and-hand. So, this year we will be participating in a day of service on Friday, September 27. On Friday, all students will arrive at school by 8:15 AM. We will make our way to the football field for our fire drill and then onto our assigned busses for our day of service. During the two hours away from the school, students will perform acts of service at over thirty separate facilities, including camps, parks, local schools, libraries, animal shelters, and food pantries. After volunteering, we will return to MTHS, where we will enjoy an awesome pep assembly with games, candy, pie in the face, teacher/student dance-offs, and much more! HOCO Field Trip Permission Form

Students who have not completed the interest survey use the following link to submit ASAP. Interest Survey

Students should wear RED on Friday, our Birds Give Back Day of Service! 

This year, instead of donating money, we will be donating items to local charity organizations. Each class will be assigned an organization and will be battling to win the WAR. Please see the below for donation suggestions and assignments. Also note that some items can be used for more than one organization, so be aware and strategically place your items where you think your class can benefit the most. You can sabotage another class by donating items to their charity. Bringing an item for another class’s charity means they lose points. It’s going to be an amazing battle!  You will be able to bring items in the entire week of homecoming, and we will keep a running tally in the old gym. Bolded items are desperately needed. For every item you bring in, you will receive a Pie in the Face ticket to win the chance to pie a teacher! Put your name on the ticket and drop it in the can of your teacher of choice! The top four teachers with the most tickets will be pied on Friday during the pep assembly. The class with the MOST items donated will win DONATION WARS. 

A.R.K. Humane Society

  • Canned and dry dog & cat food
  • Puppy and kitten milk replacement formula
  • Durable chew bones for dogs (e.g. Nylabones)
  • Scratching posts or pads for cats
  • Milkbones or other dog treats
  • Training treats
  • Old Roy dinner rounds
  • Regular, non-clumping cat litter
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Snausages in a Blanket Dog Treats
  • Purina Beggin’ Strips

Peoria Public Schools Foundation

  • New and gently used children’s books
  • New and gently used young adult books
  • New and gently school-appropriate books

Heart House 

  • Diapers, size 6, pull-ups size 4T/5T
  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hamburger Helper Meals
  • Macaroni and Cheese boxes
  • Kitchen garbage bags
  • Facial tissue
  • Blank note cards
  • Canned soups or side dishes
  • Liquid laundry soap
  • Fabric softener
  • Household cleaners (Pinesol, Clorox cleaners)
  • Plastic wrap

Open Arms Food Pantry

  • Canned vegetables (peas, green beans, carrots, corn)
  • Canned fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Medium box of Instant Rice
  • 1 lb. box of spaghetti, macaroni or noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soup (chicken noodle, cream of chicken and mushroom for cooking, tomato, vegetable)
  • Peanut butter and Jelly/Jam (strawberry or grape)
  • Corn muffin mix
  • Macaroni and cheese (boxed any brand)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo)

Back by Popular Demand…Lip Sync Battle!

Guess what’s back…back again…Lip Sync’s back…tell a friend! Students, get your thinking caps on!  The Homecoming Lip Sync Battle 2k19 is underway. Winners will be announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally!  Submission deadline is Tuesday, September 24 by 5:00 p.m.  Get those videos in to Sra. Setterlund at esetterlund@mths.us. Remember, you must stick to the theme! Be creative. Disney is about more than Mickey Mouse!

Do you have a Non-MTHS Date to the Homecoming Dance?

If you are planning to bring an outside guest to the Homecoming dance, you and your guest must complete a Dance Request form.  These forms are available in the Assistant Principal’s Office or use the link below.  The forms must be completed and returned for approval two days prior to the dance!

MTHS Dance Guest Permission Form

Parade Information

The Homecoming Parade will be Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 pm throughout Metamora!  Check out the parade route to help you find your best viewing location!

The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “The World of Disney”.  We will begin line up at 1:00 PM in the parking lot near the baseball/softball complex off Wiedman Road. The parade line-up map will be posted as soon as possible, to help groups and organizations find their “ready spot”. The line-up map document (line-up document) will provide your group’s parade participation number; then match it to the parade line-up map to locate your group’s parade “ready spot”.

Two maps are provided below:  the 2019 Parade Route Map and Parade Participant Line-Up Map.