Getting Ready for ‘Home Sweet Homecoming’!

2021 KSD Homecoming Week is Oct. 4-9

The 2021 Kearney School District Homecoming Week will be held Oct. 4-9. The theme this year is, “Home Sweet Homecoming.” We’re looking forward to reuniting with our students, families, staff and neighbors to celebrate our superb scholars and schools!

Homecoming Spirit Themes and Activities

There will be a wide variety of spirit theme days and activities throughout Homecoming Week at Kearney High School. Schedules can be downloaded below. Questions about Homecoming at KHS can be directed to Student Council Sponsor Brittini Starzl ( or Assistant Sponsor Dillon Starzl (

DOWNLOAD: Spirit Week Themes
DOWNLOAD: Homecoming Week Activities

Please note that a Homecoming Permission Form must be completed by every Kearney School District student who will be participating in any Homecoming-related activity. These forms must be collected by the sponsors of these activities/organizations and must be on hand for the duration of the event.

2021 Homecoming Parade and Football Game

The week will culminate with the 2021 Homecoming Parade and football game on Friday, Oct. 8. This will be a half-day for students. Middle, junior and high schools will release at 10:35 a.m. Elementary schools will release at 11:40 a.m.

The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. A link to a map of the parade route is included below. Kickoff will be 7 p.m. for the KHS versus Raytown South football game at Bulldog Stadium.

DOWNLOAD: 2021 KSD Homecoming Parade

Parade participants are limited to school organizations or an extension of our youth sports programs. Qualifying organizations or programs that want to participate should complete and submit the Parade Entry Form to Ms. Starzl by the end of the school day on Friday, Oct. 1. Forms can be placed in her mailbox at school, sent via interoffice mail or scanned to her email ( Late submissions run the risk of not being included in the parade lineup. Ms. Starzl will respond with additional details for parade participants.

2021 Homecoming Dance

The 2021 KHS Homecoming Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at KHS. The plan is to hold the dance indoors, though that is subject to change. No outside guests (non-KHS students) will be allowed to attend this year’s Homecoming Dance.

2021 Homecoming Gear

Last but not least, make sure you are geared up by ordering a shirt, sweater or hoodie from the 2021 Homecoming Week Store! Orders must be completed by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Supplies are limited; there will be a small selection available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. The plan is to hand out orders at the Powder Puff game or Homecoming game.

We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you during our 2021 Homecoming Week festivities! It’s time to come home, Bulldogs!