Clarke Community Middle School is celebrating Snowcoming week for the first time Feb. 5 through Feb. 9. The new event to foster fun and school pride while leading up to the formal winter dance at CCMS was started by Tenysa Handrock, AmeriCorps youth director specialist.
The event will be modeled after the high school's homecoming week. There will be a snowcoming court of eighth-grade students, escorted by seventh-grade students. The court was voted on and announced Friday.
The seventh-grade escorts are Molly Sickels, R.J. McCoy, Jenna Crawford and Garrett Diehl.
The queen candidates are Alivia Bakley, Chailyn Beydler, Lexi Cooper, Alexis Heath, Kelli McAfee and Breanna Selsor.
The king candidates are Tyler Binning, Osten Blevins, Konrad Boyer, Kamis Bulis, Ely Crawford and Josue Torres.
Each day of snowcoming week has a different dress-up theme. Monday, Feb. 5, is Hibernation Monday in which students are encouraged to wear pajamas. Tuesday, Feb. 6, is Tacky Tuesday featuring mix-matched clothes. Wednesday, Feb. 7, is Monochrome, where each advisory class has a specific solid color to wear.
Mrs. Ehrhardt and Mr. Adams' advisories are to wear purple, Mr. Battani and Mr. Kedley's advisories are to wear red, Ms. Reicks and Mrs. Wishon's advisories are to wear yellow, Mrs. Audlehelm and Mrs. Schlichte's advisories are to wear blue, Mr. Beener and Mrs. Horton's advisories are to wear pink and Ms. Lee and Mr. Ehrhardt's advisories are to wear orange.
Thursday, Feb. 8, is Snowback Thursday, where students are encouraged dress from different decades. Friday, Feb. 9, is Freeze Out Friday, where students wear white.
The public is welcome at the festivities. The crowning of the snowcoming royalty will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the high school auditorium and there will be a live stream of the ceremony on clarke.k12.ia.us.