Homecoming events return to Downers Grove South High School

Downers Grove South High School has resumed normal school activities, and will hold traditional homecoming events the week of Sept. 20.

To allow for participation to take place without masks, many events will be held outside this year, a news release stated.

“We are so excited to be able to hold homecoming week for our students; it is such a cherished tradition and something for us all to look forward to,” Director of Student Activities Jennifer Martinez stated in a news release. “We thank the South High neighbors and friends in advance for their support in this special time for our students.”

The theme of the week is “Out of This World Homecoming,” and included will be opportunities for community members to participate:

• At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, the public is invited to watch the movie “Space Jam” on the 63rd Street east turf field. People can bring blankets and chairs; no food or beverages will be allowed.

• At 3:15 p.m. Sept. 24, the public is invited to watch the homecoming parade. The parade will head south on Springside Avenue, east on Bolson Drive and north on Dunham Road, and will include the school’s marching band and floats. The football game will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free for students with ID, $5 for adults and free for seniors.

South High will notify neighbors near the school about these events, as well as the homecoming rally that will be held in the stadium at 2 p.m. Sept. 24, and the dance outside the football field on Sept. 25. The dance will start at 6:30 p.m., featuring a DJ, music and dancing, capped by fireworks at 9:15 p.m., with festivities ending at 9:30 p.m.

Questions may be directed to the school at 630-795-8500 or communications@csd99.org.