Denair High Celebrates 2015 Homecoming

Submitted by Denair Unified School District

Denair High School celebrated its 2015 football homecoming with a community parade on Friday afternoon. The procession started Down Coyote Way to Denair Elementary School, turning down Fresno Street, before returning to the High School. The Denair High School Marching Band led the parade followed by the team Moms, the homecoming court, class floats, and the football teams and cheerleaders. A photo gallery is available for your viewing pleasure.

School Spirit on the Loose, Stirred up by Dr. Seuss!


Submitted by Denair High School

School has started and Denair High School’s student body has got big plans this year. Last year we stepped up our game when it came to float building, and we’d like to continue to improve this year after year. Last year, TJ McDonald took our float trailers and added some solid skirting around them which made decorating them much easier and allowed for a much more professional looking product. This was no small task and it was greatly appreciated. This year Richard Bettencourt and Mr. Stavrianoudakis are constructing permanent solid backboards to add stability and safety for when the floats travel down the road. If time permits, they are also planning to add an electrical outlet to each corner of the trailers to make for easy plugging in of Christmas lights, fog machines, stereos, etc. Future goals include the addition of moving parts. It’s a lofty goal, but one that leadership believes is possible.

As the title should have clued you in, this year’s theme will be “Dr. Seuss” and the students have begun planning and are very excited. Just as last year, the Leadership class and Art department will be coordinating the construction of the floats. The backboards will be drawn and painted in the leadership room and outside lawn area, while the float figures will built in the Art room. Continue reading “School Spirit on the Loose, Stirred up by Dr. Seuss!” »

Denair High Celebrates 2014 Homecoming

Denair Homecoming

Submitted by Denair Unified School District

Beautiful queens accompanied by brothers who became kings. An entertaining marching band and energetic cheerleaders. Stylishly decorated floats, tricked out trucks and shiny convertibles.

And purple. Lots and lots of purple. Plus, plenty of smiling faces.

The annual Denair High School homecoming parade had it all Friday afternoon, marking a fun-filled and memorable beginning to a day that concluded with the varsity and junior varsity football games against Ripon Christian.

Hundreds of people lined the parade route, which began outside the high school on Lester Road, turned east on Main Street and followed a roundabout path before returning to campus.

Even a brief delay at Main Street and Sante Fe caused by back-to-back Amtrak and freight trains didn’t dampen the enthusiasm. The band kept up the beat, the students on the floats waved and waved, and the crowd cheered.

The festivities began in the gym with the crowning of varsity and junior varsity royalty.

Seniors Stephanie Gazcon and Pepe Fuentes were chosen as queen and king, generating a roar of approval from the hundreds of students in the bleachers.

Freshmen Litzy De La Cruz and Luis Fuentes (Pepe’s brother) were honored for the junior varsity, again sparking an enthusiastic reaction.

Other varsity nominees for queen were Savannah Dixon, Samantha McVeigh, Macie Hughes, Alyssa Lopez and Destiny Silva. Austin Hughes, Noah Melrose, Edwin Flores, Carter Lawson and David Sweeten were in the running for king.

Among the junior varsity, the queen’s court included Abby Helnore, Kelsey Park, Eva Varni, Hannah Knox and Bryanna Suarez. The other nominees for king were Brenden Curnow, Ethan Lei, Seth Snider, Dylan Mann and Chase Pritt.

Each of the high school grade levels created a float. The theme was “Super Heroes” and the students clearly took that to heart, each using a Coyote with special powers to defeat or dominate a Knight, which is Ripon Christian’s mascot.

The senior float featured a muscular and purple-clad Captain Coyote with his mighty shield bursting through a red, white and blue background. The “Defender of the Goal Line” was too much for a meek knight.

The junior float sported a Batman theme, with a caped crusader in a black Coyote-mobile running over a helpless knight under the backdrop of a metropolitan sky.

The sophomore float had a hulking giant green Coyote with purple pants crashing through a knight’s fortress, burying him under a pile of broken bricks.

The freshmen float drew inspiration from Superman. A powerful Coyote-man in the familiar blue tights and red cape towered fearlessly over a sword-bearing soldier in armor, declaring, “You’re no Krypto-knight.”

Denair High School Homecoming Activities

DHS Homecoming Events


Submitted by Denair Unified School District

Denair High School’s homecoming parade will take place on Friday, October 24, at 1:00 pm. The parade will start at Lester Road and Main Street and will end at the Denair branch of the Stanislaus County Library. Joining the homecoming parade will Denair High School band; the DHS football, soccer and volleyball teams; floats from Denair Elementary School and Denair Academic Avenues, Denair Lions Youth Football, Denair Middle School leadership students, and Denair High School cheerleaders. Homecoming games against Ripon Christian High School will start at 5:30 p.m. for junior varsity and 7:30 p.m. for varsity at Jack w. Lytton Stadium.

Denair High Celebrates Homecoming

Denair High School celebrated its 2013 football homecoming with a community parade on Friday afternoon. The procession followed its standard parade route down Main Street, making its way past Denair Elementary School, before returning to the High School stadium. The Denair High School Marching Band led the parade followed by the homecoming court, class floats and cheerleaders. A photo gallery is available for your viewing pleasure.