AlWood parents hoping to stoke spirit

Sherrie Taylor/GateHouse News Service
A group of AlWood parents are hoping to get more students and community members interested in school activities such as homecoming, of which the 2013 royalty court is seen here.

A group of parents attended the AlWood School board meeting Oct. 21 to ask the board's approval to form a support group for homecoming and other events next year.

"We were disappointed in the lack of participation in the homecoming parade and activities and we don't feel we've done all we could," said Roxanne Bringolf, spokeswoman for the group. "We've considered a solution and we'd like to help coordinate the event next year. The group feels AlWood pride and spirit has not left, simply been neglected.

"An AlWood Spirit Committee could support the homecoming and other activities, volunteering, decorating, contacting businesses, and we've spoken with Mr. Mills (middle/high school administrator) and he is eager to work with us."

The group feels an effort should be made to include AlWood alumni in the activities, especially for homecoming, and the plan was met with approval.

"People forget the definition of homecoming, and we should invite previous classes back," board member Scott Francis agreed.

"I think it's a great idea. Anything we can do to create community spirit, jot down your observations and keep us aware of your ideas," added board president Steve Norberg.