Sept. 22, 2017
THEY’VE GOT THE SPIRIT — Students at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities participated in the school’s homecoming pep rally on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The Broad Ripple Rockets also hosted their annual parade through Broad Ripple Village. Bottom right, students from Northwest High school show their school pride during homecoming festivities. The crowd at Arsenal Tech’s homecoming game (below) including current students and alumni.
The spirit of the Pioneers, Rockets, Tigers and Titans was on full display during the homecoming festivities at Northwest, Broad Ripple, Crispus Attucks and Arsenal Tech high schools, respectively!
Students, staff, alumni and community supporters gathered for each school’s annual homecoming games — however, none were more poignant than those at Northwest and Broad Ripple. Both schools will close as IPS high schools at the end of this school year as part of the district’s plan to reinvent IPS high schools.
On Friday, Sept. 15, Broad Ripple students, faculty and graduates gathered for an in-school pep rally, the annual parade through the streets of Broad Ripple Village and the homecoming game, where students from almost every decade of the school’s existence came out to show love to their school.
It was a similar atmosphere at Northwest Community High School, where the eighth-grade through senior class students poured into the bleachers of the George N. Gale Stadium for the pep rally that Friday afternoon, dancing and singing as music played from overhead.
Local radio station Hot 96.3 came out to support Northwest and keep the party atmosphere going throughout the night as well.
Three more IPS high schools are preparing for their homecoming games. Those include:
- Arlington Community High School, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. The Golden Knights take on the Northwest Space Pioneers.
- Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. The Blue Devils will battle the Elkhart Chargers.
- George Washington Community High School, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The Continentals will take on South Side Home School.