The Homecoming Dance is Back!


Grace Dousa and Ciara Callanan

After 7 years without a homecoming dance at Scituate High School, last year’s student council brought it back for the 2021-22 school year–and it’s back again for the 2022-23 year! On Saturday, October 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, students will dress up with their friends and make their way to the dance floor in the SHS gym.

Last year’s dance had mixed reviews, and some students felt it didn’t reach its full potential. Given it was its first year back, the dance was a great trial run to make this year’s dance amazing. With lots of feedback from those who attended, students have high expectations for this Saturday.

Lilly George, SHS Class of 2023 Vice-President, enlightened us on the exciting changes to this year’s dance. There will be a new DJ who received positive feedback from SHS students at the semi-formal. The dance will take place solely in the large gym so it “feels more like a dance,” she stated. George is very optimistic about this year’s upcoming dance but acknowledges the popular concern over the date chosen–Halloween weekend.

This date was selected by the administration months ago–with sports and other events planned around it–so “it is impossible to change,” said George. Despite the dance taking place during a busy weekend for those celebrating Halloween, George explained the time was changed from 7:00-9:00 PM to 6:00-8:00 PM to “hopefully get more people to come.” With this accommodation, students are able to leave at 7:30 PM, leaving plenty of time to celebrate Halloween with their friends and family.

SHS senior Logan Dunn, Student Council Vice-President, added that “the theme is a masquerade ball, meaning that some people will be wearing masks.” Dressing for the theme is not required, but it adds to the fun of a high-class homecoming! Dunn agrees with George’s concerns about attendance because “people will have plans later in the night and won’t want to go to the dance before,” but she also remains hopeful that SHS students will want to start off their night at an event altogether. There has been an immense amount of planning put into this night, and it will only be as successful as the people in attendance.

Tickets for the dance are just $10 on GoFan if bought prior to the dance, and $15 cash at the door, so buy them now! This is the year to set the standard for future homecomings, and attending will bring back the superior SHS spirit. Grab your friends, get your tickets, and dress to impress!