There are a lot of activities and this is the busiest time for the McNeil Cheerleaders. Some of the activities include:
For those of you not native to Texas, there is a tradition of wearing elaborate, floral pins to classes on Homecoming Day and displayed at the Homecoming Game. These pins — some bigger than a dinner plate and covered in artificial flowers, ribbons, and even stuffed animals — are known as mums. The cheerleaders have a mum exchange at a special breakfast the morning of the Homecoming game.
DOOR DECORATING CONTEST
During homecoming week, teachers and students participate in a door decorating contest. Classroom doors showcase different designs to show their school spirit. For example, the seniors could put together a score board that had Mavericks 2015 (their graduation year) and our opponent the Dragons 0. The classroom door with the most votes, wins. It’s a really simple activity, that gets the student body involved.
The week before Homecoming we have Spirit Week, where we have different dress-up days. For example, camo day, twin day, 80’s day, school colors day, and even favorite sports team day! It was really funny to see the people who go ALL OUT.