Homecoming Survival Guide


Zoe Davis

Felicia Clotworthy, pep rally emcee and Flip the Dolphin share a moment during a pep rally last year

Thursday, Oct. 9: Class Color Day

Class Colors:
7th grade: yellow
8th grade: purple
9th grade: green
10th grade: white
11th grade: Red
12th grade: Black
* Please respect your fellow students and show pride for your class by wearing your designated color.

Get into the spirit of your color! Try to wear your color from head to toe; A morph suit is an easy way to represent your class.
If you don’t know what to wear, try socks and tights, shorts or even a romper of your color. Girls, go all out with makeup in your color like green eyeliner or red lipstick. Put on a bandanna or hat, have your whole body rocking your class color. Face paint is also a great way to support your grade.

NOTE: make sure you can see your face with the face paint or else you will be asked to take it off.
A great place to buy colored clothing is Hollywood Mirror on Belmont and Clark or American Apparel.
Friends are also a great resource for colored clothing. If you don’t have something ask a friend in another grade.

Friday, Oct. 10: Orange and Blue Day

On Friday, represent your school by wearing orange and blue for the pep-rally and Homecoming football game.
Make sure to bring a blue or orange sweatshirt to the game. It might get cold and you don’t want to downplay your school spirit.

When it comes to WY colors you should be fully stocked but if you don’t already have spirit wear, here are some tips to get you ready for the pep-rally and game:

Take you old gym wear (if you have opted out) and cut it into a cool style so you don’t have to spend money.

Get ready to watch your Whitney Young Dolphins defeat the Lane Tech Indians at Rockne Stadium October 10th. This is the greatest rivalry in all of CPS sports, so it’s time to show Lane who really has the best fans in the city.

When it comes to class color day, stand out and show your support for your fellow Dolphins.

Wear as much blue and orange as you can, and with your support, we can make Rockne Stadium a sea of blue and orange at the homecoming game, and secure a Dolphin victory.

Pep rally schedule

The Spirit Week Pep-rally is the most spirited part of Homecoming week so make sure you know who to cheer for this year.

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Guys and Dolls- The WY Co-ed dance team does two dances for the pep-rally. Cheer loudly and make sure they know how much you appreciate them.

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Poms- The poms team always does a dance to the latest songs make sure to sing along and keep the energy going.


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Cheer Squad- Our city champion tumblers do a dance and acrobatic routine and help us with our school song.

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Band- Whitney Young’s band plays the instrumental rendition of all the latest song as you walk in and out of the gym. The band is lead bv Jim Barbick.

Student Council- The Whitney Young Student Council will do a presentation on our version of “what not to wear” showing you how to dress for homecoming. They will also be having the homecoming court competitions, where the elected homecoming court will be competing against each other in a series of obstacles and challenges.

Choir- The Choir sings the national anthem and a select choir piece that they prepare for the pep-rally.

Boys football- Every Homecoming pep rally, there is a ceremony for the senior football players. The parents of the senior players walk out with their child.

Seating-The senior class sits in the middle of the main bleachers.

Cheer for your senior friends not only at the pep-rally but as they play for our school at the homecoming game against Lane Tech.

*The numbers for all the senior players are shown to the left.

Mrs. Clotworthy is the host of our Pep-rally and announces all of our teams and Doctor Kenner so cheer for our very own emcee as well.

Homecoming week is all about school spirit so make sure you really get into it this year.

How to get to the game

Rockne Stadium
1117 South Central Ave. Chicago, Il 60644.

The bus leaves from Whitney Young at 3:15 for the Homecoming game. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance so you make sure you are set the day of. The tickets for the bus are $10 and you can purchase them in the school store.

Taking the train is another cheap and easy option. If you want to take the train you can get on the blue line at Racine and head west to the Auistin-Blue line stop. From the Austin stop it is a 0.8 Mi. walk (about 16 minutes).

1. Head east on Garfield St.
twards S.Humphrey Ave.
2.Continue onto W. Railroad
3.W. Railroad Ave. turns right
and becomes S. Menard
4. Turn left onto W. Filmore
5. Turn right onto S. Central
6. Make your way into Rockne
Stadium and Cheer on your
Whitney Young Dolphins.

For those who are driving, here are some directions straight to the stadium. Remeber to decorate your car to really show your spirit.
1. Head south on S Laflin St toward W Jackson Blvd
0.1 mi
2. Turn right onto W Van
Buren St
0.3 mi
3. Take the ramp on the left
onto I-290 W
4.2 mi
4. Take exit 24A toward Lara
mie Ave
0.2 mi
5. Merge onto W Flournoy St
410 ft
6. Turn left onto S Laramie
0.4 mi
7. Take the 2nd right onto W
Roosevelt Rd
0.5 mi
8. Turn right onto S Central
Rockne will be on the right
0.1 mi

Saturday, Oct. 11: Homecoming Dance

For the homecoming dance make sure to follow WY’s dance dress code because people wearing inappropriate dresses and clothing that do not follow the guidelines will not be allowed into the dance.

Girls must wear a dress or a skirt with a nice shirt and heels. You may also wear dress shoes if heals are not your deal.

*You can bring a spare pair of shoes to dance in and check your heels with your coat.

Boys must wear dress pants, dress shirt and a tie or bow tie. Guys must also wear dress shoes.

The homecoming dance is supposed to be a fun and exciting night for the entire school, so make sure to behave appropriately and follow all school rules (absolutely no drinking allowed). Don’t be the one to ruin the night for your friends—or your teachers for that matter.

The dance starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, so buy your tickets in the school store as soon as possible. Remember, if you plan on bringing someone from another school you need to get a permission slip from the main office.

Be safe and have a amazing 2014 Homecoming dance. This is your night so make the best of it.