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Coming Home For Homecoming : A Tradition For WeGo

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Coming Home for Homecoming: A Heartwarming Tradition at West Chicago High School

As the fall season takes hold and the cool breeze graces the streets of West Chicago, a special tradition known as “coming home for homecoming” sweeps across the town. West Chicago High School, affectionately called “WeGo,” becomes the focal point of this heartwarming event, where former students and community members gather to reconnect, reminisce, and celebrate the spirit of their alma mater.

Returning alumni are welcomed back with open arms, their footsteps echoing through the hallowed halls of WeGo. It’s a nostalgic experience, walking down those familiar corridors, where memories from high school days come rushing back. Regardless of how far life has taken them, West Chicago will forever remain a cherished home in their hearts.

During homecoming week, anticipation built as students eagerly prepared  for the weekend . Throughout the week, they participated in various activities like the ultimate Wildcat competition , dressing up in different themes like pajama day and beach day, showcasing their school spirit and collective enthusiasm. The town came alive as business windows are adorned with vibrant colors, showcasing the community’s unwavering support for their beloved Wildcats.

The planning and creativity of  plotting out the activities by Mr. Marce Wolfe was so much appreciated . The homecoming activities helped to foster a sense of camaraderie and demonstrated the staff’s unparalleled dedication. Cheers and laughter filled the halls . Today the parade and the powder puff football game showcase the students talents and passion of the young women who step onto the fiel. Not to mention, there is a rumor the Pom boys may make an appearance during the game as well.

And finally, the pinnacle of the week arrives – the highly anticipated homecoming football games (4:30 annd 7:00 kickoffs)  and tomorrow the dance. Against the backdrop of a crisp fall evening, the stadium lights shining brightly, and the echoes of cheers and applause, the current students and returning alumni unite under the shared love for their school. It’s a sight that warms the heart and reinforces the remarkable bond within the West Chicago community. The football team, under head coach Adam Chavez is having its first winning season in many years and the excitement is tangible!

Beyond the festivities and events, though, lies something deeper. Homecoming at West Chicago High School represents more than just a reunion – it embodies the notion of belonging and the unbreakable ties that connect us to our past. It’s an embodiment of the cozy hometown feelings that wrap around each person who steps foot inside WeGo.

This year’s homecoming, with a theme of “Under The Sea”  , is underscored by even more sentiment as the school has recently undergone renovations, embracing the modern while preserving the cherished history and memories. The old and new blend seamlessly, reminding everyone that change is inevitable, but the essence of what makes this place special remains intact.

As West Chicago awakens to dense fog this morning, it serves as a poignant metaphor for the haze of memories that envelops those who come home for homecoming. It’s a symbolic reminder that, like the fog, time may obscure certain details, but the emotions, friendships, and sense of community will always remain vivid.

So, as we immerse ourselves in the joyous festivities of this weekend, let us remember that coming home for homecoming is more than a celebration; it is a testament to the enduring spirit of  West Chicago Community High School-as Brittney Walker (Coordinator of Communications and Community Relations at the high school) always says, “Once A Wildcat, Always A Wildcat”! . It is a place where students become lifelong friends, teachers inspire greatness, and staff members dedicate themselves to fostering a nurturing environment.

In a world that can often be chaotic and unpredictable, the tradition of coming home for homecoming at West Chicago Community High School reminds us that some things remain constant – the love, support, and a deep sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. Let us cherish and continue this heartwarming tradition for generations to come.

See you at the game, We-Go!


*Admission to the Varsity game is $5.00 Spirit wear and concessions will available for purchase during the game and halftime. There will be an alumni tent also so be sure to check in there as well. The marching band, cheerleaders, and dance team will perform at halftime and the homecoming couple abs their court will be announced.


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