Dalton High School will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 7-12 with the theme "Born to be a Catamount: Homecoming 2019." Festivities begin Monday with the coronation ceremony at 8:45 a.m. in the school gymnasium.
Various activities, including class competitions, will be held during the week involving hall decorations, costumes, dance contest, class cheers and float decorating. Students from each grade will also compete to bring in the most canned food to donate to the food bank.
Friday, Oct. 11, kicks off with the traditional Homecoming Pep Rally in the gymnasium at 11 a.m. Dalton High School alumni are invited.
Both high schools in Dalton Public Schools will dismiss at noon Next Friday to allow time for preparation for the afternoon parade through downtown Dalton at 4 p.m. Belinda Parrish, the school system's longtime transportation coordinator who retired in August, is the parade's grand marshal.
The Dalton Education Foundation holds its annual "Paint the Town Red" tailgate party at the Creative Arts Guild at 4:30 p.m. Dalton High School supporters are invited to join the free event and enjoy snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Homecoming festivities conclude with the Homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the school.
The reunion classes returning to celebrate at Dalton High School this year include 1969, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.
Anyone who has questions about participating in the parade or needs more information about the Homecoming parade should contact Amy Gleaton at email@example.com. Alumni classes who wish to participate should contact Jessica Barbosa at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.