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Spirit Week/Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Activities Sept. 23-28
Andrew Mouzin

Homecoming/Spirit Week/Reunion Weekend is fast approaching, Sept. 23-28. Spirit Week themes have recently been set. 

  • Monday - PJ/Comfy
  • Tuesday - Mismatched/Crazy
  • Wednesday - Country Western
  • Thursday - USA
  • Friday - One School One Community/PHS Red and Blue Day

Also, here is a rundown of the many events to be held Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28. 

Thursday, Sept. 26
All-Alumni Reception and Dinner
6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Class Photos)

Four alumni will be honored during the dinner:

  • Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D. '94
  • George Barton '69
  • Catherine Clinton '69
  • David Steinhaus, M.D. '69

Friday, Sept. 27
Hazard Lecture with Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D. ’94
Topic: How Memory Works - A Student’s Guide
8:45 - 9:55 a.m.
Hall Student Center Auditorium

NEW! Middle School and Upper School Parade
10:20-10:40 a.m.
Along the middle school State Line drive and upper school circle drive by the stadium

Wornall Campus Parade
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Early childhood and lower schools drive line off 51st Street.

Cross Campus Projects
Upper School/Wornall Campus PemPals
Upper school and Wornall Campus students will be engaging in a PemPal program. Upper school students will be writing to their Wornall Campus PemPals Friday, and letters will be delivered the following week. 

Eighth Grade Leadership Day With Wornall Campus Students
Eighth graders will be holding their leadership day on Friday. They will be taking part in leadership challenges in Loose Park, then will be split up into small groups and be dispersed throughout Wornall Campus classrooms to read the book One, by Kathryn Otoshi. After reading the book, eighth graders will facilitate discussions about the book and its themes of leadership, diversity and teamwork in each classroom. They will also help the younger students get settled for the parade.

Field Hockey Alumnae Game
4:30 p.m.
Wornall Campus Hockey Field
The field hockey team will celebrate its history with the annual alumnae game, pitting current and former players against one another.

All-Alumni and Family Tailgate Party
5 - 8 p.m.
Football Practice Field
Activities for children ages 2 years to 5th grade, 5 - 7 p.m.

Bookstore Open Late
The Pembroke Hill Bookstore will be open until 6 p.m.

Homecoming Game
7 p.m.
Versus Lincoln College Preparatory Academy 
The king and queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies.

This year's king and queen candidates are:


  • Peter Burditt
  • Robert Green
  • Patrick Panko
  • John Robertson
  • Jack Sweeney
  • Chris Warren


  • Emma Kershenbaum
  • Lynne Li
  • Dasha McDonald
  • Jam Navarro
  • Eliza Shaffer
  • Nora Sjue

Saturday, Sept. 28
Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Let the Games Begin
8 - 10 p.m.
Phillips Gym