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Homecoming festivities taking place Oct. 19-23

The Lake Dallas High School Falcon football team will host its homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 23, and events and activities will take place throughout the week leading up to the game. This year’s homecoming theme, set by the Lake Dallas High School Student Council, is “Lake Dallas Bands Together,” which will take part across all Lake Dallas ISD schools.

Homecoming court honorees will be recognized before the game, at roughly 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Falcon Stadium. As with all athletic events, Falcon Stadium is limited to a 50% attendance capacity for the homecoming game.

All in-person events are designed to abide by recommendations from health experts and education agencies such as the TEA and UIL. Additionally, virtual learners are encouraged to take part in dress-up days so all students can be involved. Information about the various activities and events scheduled for homecoming week can be seen on our homecoming website. Information about major events are included below, but for a quick overview, look at our homecoming flyer.
 
Dress-Up Days
Each day of homecoming week will have its own dress-up theme, with all campuses participating. Both in-person and at-home learners can take part, and each day the district Facebook page will have a post where dress-up day photos can be posted. Campus principals and district leaders will vote on the best outfit of each day from the responses on Facebook.

  • Monday, Oct. 19: Country (“Country Roads Take Me Home”), dress in country attire.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20: Decades (“We Are Family”), dress in clothing from the 70s, 80s or 90s, just like your parents or grandparents did.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Rock (“We Are The Champions”), dress like a rock star.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22: Good Vibes (“Don't Worry, Be Happy”), wear vacation attire.
  • Friday, Oct. 23: Fighting Spirit (“Gonna Fly Now”), everyone wears lots of Falcon green, both at school and at the game.

Parade

This year’s homecoming parade will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, along the regular parade route (Hundley Drive, Falcon Drive and Main Street in Lake Dallas).

The parade will use a “reverse” format – instead of student groups riding on floats through the route, they will be lined up on the roadside of the regular route while families can drive through in their cars. Families are welcome to decorate their cars if they wish, and students will have music playing on the side of the road.

Cars can arrive at any time throughout the time frame to drive through the parade route. Officers will be on hand for safety and to secure the route, which begins and ends at the intersection of Hundley Drive and Shady Shores Road (officers will line cars up along Hundley Drive, near Lake Dallas Middle School).

Students involved in the parade will receive information from their group leaders about arriving and setting up along the route. Prompt arrival is required, as students who do not arrive in time will not be able to participate in the parade.

Families who live in the area should make alternate plans from about 4 to 6 p.m. if they use the parade route for regular traffic. To access Shady Shores Road from I-35, they should instead use the Swisher Road exit.


Game Day Pep Rally
A community pep rally will take place on game day, Oct. 23, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. at Falcon Stadium. Students involved in fall sports and fine arts (or other associated Friday Night Lights groups) will be on the field, while other students will sit in the lower half of the bleachers on the home side. Family and community members are welcome to sit in the upper sections of bleachers.

Masks are required at this event, and anyone in attendance should exhibit appropriate social distancing behavior whenever feasible.