Homecoming. The busiest week of the year for many students at Minnetonka High School, and today's coronation and parade through downtown Excelsior, followed by tonight's football game against regional rival Wayzata, is sure to stir up some Minnetonka's school spirit.
Check out the schedule of events here.
Friday, Sept. 28
• 1:55–2:40pm Pep Fest and Coronation at Minnetonka High School
• 4 p.m. Homecoming Parade (Water Street in Excelsior)
The staging area will be along Lake Street (near the Excelsior Commons) just like last year. Floats will form a line along the Commons and then proceed down Water Street. The parade will end at Mount Calvary Church.
The convertibles will line up on Lake Street as well. They will line up on the opposite side of the floats (non-lake side). Arrive at the staging area by 3:15 p.m. if you are participating in the parade.
Visit Minnetonka High School's website to register a float.
No candy will be given out under police order. Safety is of great importance, and due to the enthusiasm of parade spectators, the police remind everyone to stay on the sidewalks and away from the floats.
• 7 p.m. Homecoming Football Game (vs. Wayzata)
Tickets will be sold at Cub Foods for all four MHS varsity football home games.
Tickets will also be available on game day at the Pagel Activity Center, starting at 3 p.m. Gates open for entrance into Einer Anderson Stadium at 5:45 p.m.
Visiting fans are encouraged to buy tickets and enter the stadium on the west side of Minnetonka High School (near Veterans Field). A ticket stand will open at 5:30 p.m. at the bottom of the stairs leading to the stadium. Visiting fans may also purchase at Cub Foods prior to each game and just enter the stadium through the west entrance near Veterans Field.
Gates to the stadium will open at 5:45 p.m.
2012 Ticket PricesAdults $7 Seniors and Students (K-12 and 62+) $5
Minnetonka High School has also chosen Sept. 28 as the “Tackle Cancer Night.” The Tackle Cancer Project is an ideas from the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. Thanks to their efforts, 125 high school football teams across the state are hosting a Tackle Cancer night which raises money for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund.
Of the monies collected, 90 percent of them will go directly to cancer research and treatment. To date, the Foundation has raised over $4 million dollars to support the local cancer community.
The Minnetonka Football team created a short video to help publicize the event. Head Football Coach Dave Nelson is a cancer survivor himself. He found out he had prostate cancer last year and had it successfully removed. The video is a powerful reminder of the number of people who know someone who has been affected by cancer.
Saturday, Sept. 29
• 10 a.m. to noon Alumni Awards and Brunch at Minnetonka High School
Two Distinguished Alumni Awards will be given.
Tom Staggs (1978) is the chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
He took a welcomed, creative turn from Wall Street investment banking when he joined the Walt Disney Company in 1990. Twenty years later, he’s found himself as Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, at the helm of the company’s worldwide vacation and travel enterprise.
Mark Kroll (1970) has been called Minnesota’s most prolific inventor.
He holds more than 270 medical device patents- which is tops in Minnesota and second in the world. Mark is a former executive at St. Jude Medical Inc. and has found ways to shrink implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and sell them to companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson.
No paper tickets will be issued for this event. Call 952-401-5000 or visit the district's Alumni Awards webpage with questions.
Support the ICA Food Shelf
• Sept. 17-28
ICA Food Shelf Collection during second hour classes at MHS begins. This is a class competition (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors). Students from the winning class will receive a piece of cake during lunch with a school ID.
Homecoming Week Schedule
Sept. 18 Seniors vote for homecoming royalty court during second hour Sept. 21
Homecoming royalty court announced during second hourSept. 24-28
- Homecoming T-shirts will be available for $10 at MHS, MMW and MME
Homecoming dance tickets will be available for $10 at MHS
Students needing financial assistance can visit Mary Beth Wiig in the Guidance Office at MHS
- Dress-up day: Cowboy Day
- Homecoming court serves at ICA Food Shelf
- Homecoming Royalty Tea at 3 p.m. in the MHS Cafeteria
- Dress-up day: Spirit Day (Wear blue and white!)
- King and Queen voting takes place during second hour
- Pepfest and Coronation starts at 1:55 p.m. in the West Gym
- Parade starts at 4 p.m. on Water Street in Excelsior
- Football game vs. Wayzata starts at 7 p.m.