Methodist Children’s Home students celebrated Homecoming throughout the week of Oct. 22-26, closing out the festivities with the annual football game and dance on Friday evening.
This year, staff and students at the MCH charter school, operated in collaboration with University of Texas-University Charter School system, followed a theme each day. They used their creativity to put together outfits and were treated with coordinating theme music during lunch periods. Themes were Music and Movie Star Monday, Twin Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and ended with Bulldog Friday where students wore school spirit shirts and traditional mums or garters.
At the Homecoming football game on Oct. 26, MCH had a special tribute before the game to celebrate the 2017 TCAF State Championship team and the rich history of football at Methodist Children’s Home. MCH alumni who attended the game received a collectible coin commemorating when MCH football competed as the Badgers (1920-1949) and the current Bulldogs football program. Representatives of MCH alumni and members of the 2017 championship team took part in the coin toss before the game. The MCH Bulldogs played hard but couldn’t pull out a win against Dallas Lakehill Prep.
During halftime, the Homecoming court took the field and Selam and LaDarrius were crowned Homecoming queen and king. The crowns were presented by charter school Assistant Principal Jennifer Pendleton and Homecoming princess and prince, Desiree and Reggie. MCH staff hosted a Homecoming dance for students immediately following the game.