“Game On” for MMCRU Homecoming

Thursday, September 15, 2022
MMCRU homecoming royalty candidates include, Back row, from left: Owen Alesch, Kamden Steffen, and Josh Wetter. Middle row, from left: Andrew Barinsky, Hannah Neddermeyer, Avery Schlenger, and Branden Whited. Front row, from left: Kora Alesch, Isabelle Olson, and Jaelyn Kabisch.
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Students, faculty, and staff at MMCRU Schools are ready to get their “Game On” for this year’s homecoming festivities.

This year, homecoming will be celebrated the week of September 18 - 23, under the theme “Game On (Board Games).”

The week’s activities will include Dress Up Days for Grades PK-12 and sporting events. At the high school there is hallway decorating on Sunday, PowderBuff Football game on Wednesday, PowderBuff Volleyball game on Thursday, and Class Olympics and float building on Friday. At the middle school there is hallway decorating as well as several games and activities planned for the week. Each elementary class does their own classroom activities as well as participates in the Dress Up Days, pep rally, and the parade.

Junior, sophomore, and freshmen representatives include, Back row, from left: Parker Glassmaker, Jace Colling, and Jonah Petersen. Front row, from left: Raegan Hill, Kylie Harpenau, and Kaleigh Gravenish.
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The coronation of the 2022 homecoming queen and king will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at the high school gymnasium in Marcus.

This year’s senior royalty candidates are:

• Kora Alesch, daughter of Chantelle Waller and Keith Alesch

• Jaelyn Kabisch, daughter of Sarah Kabisch and Michael Wipf

• Hannah Neddermeyer, daughter of Jason and Jenny Neddermeyer

• Isabelle Olson, daughter of Mike and Darcie Olson

• Avery Schlenger, daughter of Joe and Danielle Schlenger

• Owen Alesch, son of Gerry and Lisa Alesch

• Andrew Barinsky, son of Jill and Brian Barinsky

• Kamden Steffen, son of Jared and Kristin Steffen

• Josh Wetter, son of Jake and Ginell Wetter

• Branden Whited, son of David and Becky Whited

Junior representatives include:

• Kaleigh Gravenish, daughter of Megan Heubrock and Jake Gravenish

• Jonah Petersen, son of Tim and Greta Petersen

Sophomore representatives include:

• Kylie Harpenau, daughter of Eric and Terra Harpenau

• Jace Colling, son of Crystal and Dustin Colling

Freshmen representatives include:

• Raegan Hill, daughter of Malori and Zach Hill

• Parker Glassmaker, son of Jake and Nicole Glassmaker

On Friday, September 23, the parade will start at 1:30 p.m. in Marcus, with the pep rally to follow at the high school. To have an entry in the parade, please contact Kayla Schroeder or Caitlin Dreckman by calling the high school at 712-376-4171. The football game will start at 7:00 p.m. in Marcus and the high school homecoming dance will follow in the Marcus Commons after the game.

The full list of activities and Dress-Up Days for the schools is as follows:

Sunday, September 18

• 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Juniors (Candy Land) and Freshmen (Battleship) Decorate Hallways

• 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Seniors (Game of Life) and Sophomores (Monopoly) Decorate Hallways

Monday, September 19

• Dress Up Day: Grades PK-8 - Candy Land: Sweet Dreams (Wear your pajamas); Grades 9-12 – Country-opoly: Country vs. Country Club

• 4:30 p.m. JH/HS Cross Country Meet vs. HMS @ Sanborn

• 5:00 p.m. JV Volleyball @ Moville

• 7:00 p.m. JV Football vs. Westwood @ Marcus

Tuesday, September 20

• Dress Up Day: Grades PK-12 - LEGO Creator: Construction Day

• 4:00 p.m. JH Football vs. Alta Aurelia @ Remsen

• 4:00 p.m. 8th Grade Volleyball vs. Gehlen Catholic @ Remsen

• 4:15 p.m. 7th Grade Volleyball vs. Gehlen Catholic @ Gehlen

• 5:00 p.m. HS Volleyball vs. South O’Brien @ Marcus

Wednesday, September 21

• School Picture Day @ Marcus and Remsen Grades PK-8

• Dress Up Day: Grades PK-8 - Guess Who: Dress Your Best (Smile for school picture day); Grades 9-12 - Battleship: Battle of the Class Colors (Seniors - Black, Juniors - White, Sophomores - Purple, Freshmen - Pink)

• 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. High School Powderpuff Football (running a two-hour early dismissal schedule at HS)

Thursday, September 22

• Dress Up Day: Grades PK-12 - Game of Life: Dress as your past or future self (Dress as what you want to be when you grow up)

• 1:00 - 3:00p.m. High School Powderpuff Volleyball (running a two-hour early dismissal schedule at HS)

• 4:00 p.m. 7th Grade Volleyball vs. South O’Brien @ Remsen

• 4:15 p.m. 8th Grade Volleyball vs. South O’Brien @ Primghar

• 7:00 p.m. Coronation @ Marcus HS Gymnasium

Friday, September 23

• Dress Up Day: Grades K-12 – Game On: Spirit Day (Wear your Royal gear)

• 8:15 - 11:15 a.m. High School Powderpuff Championship / Class Olympics

• 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. High School Decorate Floats / HS Lunch

• 1:30 p.m. Parade in Marcus

• Pep Rally following the parade at the High School

• 7:00 p.m. Football vs. South O’Brien @ Marcus

• High School Dance following the football game