Student Council Association

  • WPHS Homecoming Dance

    Date:  October 14, 2023

    Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Theme: An Enchanted Night Under the Sea

    Students & guests will not have a physical ticket, but will be on a master list. 

    Students must provide a picture ID to enter the dance. 


    There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS.  If you purchase multiple tickets, you will not be issued a refund and will not be able to transfer your ticktet to another student.  Each ticket must be purchased in the name of the person attending the dance.

    Dance ticket sales will END on Friday, October 13th at 3:40 p.m.

    The dance starts at 8 pm and ends at 11 pm. Doors are locked at 9:00 pm. 

    Students may not leave before 10:30 pm.


    Guest Permission Form

    Must have approval BEFORE purchasing guest tickets. Guests will be given a code so that their ticket is in their name.

    • ALL dance guests MUST be currently classified as a high school student (grades 9-12) or a graduate. Middle school students are not permitted to attend this dance. If a guest is not currently attending high school, the age limit to attend is 20.
    • If the outside guest STILL attends a public or private high school, they must take the guest form below to THEIR school administrator and they will sign the form. If the form is completed BY THAT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, West Port students CAN bring this form with them to purchase a ticket. Out-of-county, or out-of-state guests CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A HIGH SCHOOL CAN have a school administrator complete this form electronically and email it to me directly at The school administrator MUST send it to me using their school email address and they may sign the form electronically with a digital signature or scan a copy of the form with an actual signature.
    • If West Port students want to bring a guest to the HOCO Dance that is NOT currently enrolled in a public or private high school, they MUST complete the guest permission form and return to Ms. Neal in enough time to get approval to purchase a ticket by October 13th. This includes students enrolled in FLVS or other online credit programs.
    • If your guest is NOT in high school, they must complete an online volunteer form as well as complete this guest form. Go to the MCPS main website, click on Departments, then Safe Schools, and lastly Volunteer.  Complete that online form and drop off this paper guest form, along with a copy of the guest’s ID, and the approval confirmation email from Safe Schools to Ms. Neal in 5-101. It generally takes less than five days to receive the approval.
    • Homeschooled students ZONED FOR West Port High School MUST also complete the GUEST form and have the guidance office sign for approval that they meet the GPA requirements and are ZONED for WPHS.
    • If a student is homeschooled and NOT zoned for West Port High School, they must have a West Port student submit the form just like all other outside guests and must have verification of their grade level and GPA and then wait for approval.
    • MTI Students ZONED for WPHS will take the guest form and have it completed by an administrator at MTI and get approval from Ms. Neal before purchasing tickets online.
    • Guest forms are due by Tuesday, October 10th.
    • The LAST day to purchase a ticket is October 13th by 3:40 pm. 
    • Students may NOT bring a guest that has NOT been pre-approved to attend the dance.

    • Attire: Semi-Formal

    • Boys:
      • Dress pants, dress shirt, dress shoes
      • NO shorts, jeans, sneakers, t-shirts or other non-dressy attire will be permitted.
    • Girls:
      • Dressy skirts with a blouse or semi-formal dress, or dressy slacks or suits are allowed.
      • Dressy shoes
      • Dresses and skirts MUST BE MID-THIGH or longer.
      • NO shorts, jeans, sneakers, t-shirts or other non-dressy attire will be permitted.
      • NO EXTREMELY tight skirts or dresses will be permitted.
      • NO EXTREMELY low cut dresses will be permitted.


    WPHS Spirit Rep and HOCO King & Queen Ballot



    Spirit Week Dates: October 9, 2023 - October 13, 2023

    Dress-up Theme Days

    Spirit Week Dress-up Theme Days:

    • Monday 10/9 – Pirates v. Royals (Dress like a Pirate or a Prince or Princess)

    • Tuesday 10/10  – Cruise or Cruze (Dress like a tourist or Mrs. Cruze)

    • Wednesday 10/11 – Barbie v. Ken (PINK OUT as Barbie or Ken)

    • Thursday 10/12 – Bring a Floatie (Bring your favorite floatie or pool toy)

    • Friday 10/13 – Friday the 13th (Scary Spirit Day - Extreme WP Fan) 

      Rep your class!

      • West Port Colors: Seniors- Teal, Juniors- Black, Sophomores- Gray, Freshmen- White
    • Prizes for BEST teacher and student participation!


    Events for the Week

    Monday, October 9th: HC Door Decoration Contest judging

    • 6th period students help decorate doors to the theme the week before HC during ALPHA
    • Doors should be up and ready to judge by the FIRST day of HC week, October 9th.
    • First place will get a class pizza party
    • BEST hallway will have a SIT block party day with free snacks and music after HC week is over
    • Door Decorating Contest Rubric 

      4=Excellent    3=Good     2=Fair     1=Attempted      0=Poor

      1. Creativity/Originality

      2. Use of Under the Sea theme

      3. Incorporating Defeat the Colts

    Tuesday, October 10th: Powder Puff game at 7:00 pm in the stadium

    • Come out and cheer as the girls in each of the class take the field
    • Support our guy cheer teams for each class
    • See Mrs. Smith to pay and play

    Wednesday, October 11th: The Howl Show evening pep rally at 7:00 pm in the PAC

    • Clubs and sports teams will perform skits and dances geared to the HC theme
    • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
    • Recognition of club/sport HC spirit reps
    • Crowning of the Senior HOCO King & Queen and the Homecoming Court of Spirit Reps for each class at the end


    Friday, October 13th: Homecoming game starts at 7:00 pm, half-time parade

    • Come support the Pack and enjoy the half-time show where all clubs and sports will walk in front of the home side and we may even have some floats!

    Saturday, October 14th: HOCO Dance from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm

    • Doors will open at 8:00 pm and the dance ends at 11:00 pm
    • Students can NOT be on the debt list and must have a 2.0 GPA and no discipline issues
    • Students MUST be dress code compliant to enter (see Dress Code Rules)
    • Students MUST arrive by 9:00 pm or they will not be allowed to enter
    • Students must have a photo ID to enter the dance
    • Students may not leave until 10:30 pm


    Homecoming King and Queen and Spirit Rep Homecoming Court:

      • Clubs and sports nominate students to represent them from each grade level.
      • Students will vote for the Spirit Reps for each grade and the Homecoming King & Queen, which counts for 50% of their score.
      • All Spirit Reps, including Seniors, must dress-up and participate in ALL HOCO week events to get points, which makes up the other 50% of their score. Students will get more points for actually participating in the Powder Puff game and in a club/sport skit at the Howl Show. Students must see Ms. Neal in room 5-101 before school to get checked-in for dress-up days
      • The Senior male and female with the most points will be crowned as the Homecoming King & Queen at the Howl Show. The top Spirit Rep for each grade will make up our Homecoming Court and will also be featured in our halftime parade.  

        Dress-up days: 20 points max






        Outfit met the theme of the day, excellent creativity, went above & beyond for design and accessories

        Outfit met the theme, was pretty creative, design & accessories good

        Outfit met the theme, was somewhat creative, some accessories

        Outfit met the theme but creativity and design were mediocre or not much thought involved

        Did not dress-up

        Powder Puff Game: 10 points max




        Played or coached

        Attended the game

        Did not attend

        Library Scavenger Hunt: 10 points max




        Completed all clues

        Completed half the clues

        Did not participate

        Howl Show: 10 points max




        Participated in a skit/dance

        Attended the show

        Did not attend