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Homecoming 2021 news

Urbandale Homecoming Week: September 20 – September 25 Go J-Hawks!

Come support your J-Hawks and celebrate our Urbandale community spirit during Urbandale High School Homecoming 2021! We’ll be celebrating with a variety of outdoor activities the week of September 20th. We look forward to welcoming you!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. UHS Street Painting 

  • We’re closing Aurora Avenue between 70th and 72nd (in front of UHS) for students to come paint the street with HOCO designs. 
  • We’ll supply the paint and paint brushes.

6:00 p.m. Homecoming Parade 

  • It’s back! The UHS Homecoming Parade begins at Urbandale Middle School and ends at Urbandale High School.

5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. UHS Street Party
Also returning this year is the UHS Street Party! The Street Party will take place in the UHS Parking Lot before and after the Homecoming Parade. We’ll have a variety of activities highlighting UHS clubs and teams in the UHS parking lot. Bring the kids for activities, autographs with the UHS football team, bounce house, and food trucks! (Note: food available for purchase) All Urbandale students, families, staff, alumni, and community supporters are welcome to attend.

UHS Street Party Sept 23 2021

UHS Street Party graphic designed by Chris Kimble.

Friday, September 24, 2021

5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Urbandale Lions Club Annual Homecoming Pancake Supper 

  • Lions Park Centennial Shelter
  • No tickets required; attendees are welcome to give “free will” donations. 

7:00 p.m. Football Varsity Game

  • Urbandale vs. Des Moines East at UHS Frerichs Field; kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
  • We will be presenting the Homecoming Court at the football game.

Football Ticketing

Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • 8:00 p.m.– 11:00 p.m. UHS Homecoming Dance “Starry Night” at UHS Commons
  • Cost is $10/person (Note: The Homecoming Dance is only open to UHS students and guests.)
  • Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale beginning September 15 in room 105 or room 226. 
  • If a UHS student would like to bring a guest from another school, the UHS student must complete a guest form. Guest forms are located outside of room 105. The form must be completed and turned in prior to purchasing tickets. Any questions, please email: 
  • Must have a School ID to get into the dance; School IDs required for all attendees (even guests from other schools). 

HOCO 2021
HOCO Dance graphic designed by Chris Kimble.

UHS Homecoming Spirit Days — “Starry Night”

  • Monday 9/20- PJ Day: wear your favorite PJ’s as you attend classes.
  • Tuesday 9/21- Generation Day: Upperclassmen dress as old people/ Underclassmen dress as babies.
  • Wednesday 9/22- Wildlife day: Wear your favorite animal print or animal costume. Remember no costume masks!
  • Thursday 9/23- Decades Day! Raid your parents’ closet.
  • Friday 9/24- J-Hawk Spirit Day!  Wear your favorite Urbandale Gear.

(Note: Please see announcements from UMS and elementary schools for school-specific Homecoming dress up days.) 

We wish everyone a safe, fun, and memorable Homecoming 2021!