We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

As City High School’s Homecoming approaches, there are a number of ways to show your enthusiasm during Spirit Week at Hoover Elementary! Here are just a few:

March in a Parade! On Wednesday, October 1, Hoover families are invited to march in the annual CHS Homecoming Parade. The CHS parade is an Eastside tradition that allows us to show our support for CHS and that showcases all the great schools thriving on this side of town. 

For Hoover, this is a great opportunity to show our 60 YEARS of school pride!!

Parade line-up starts at 5 p.m. at Mercer Park. The parade starts at 6 p.m., running along 1st Avenue from Mercer to the CHS football field (close to the home of the famous Hoover Walking Taco -- be sure to stop by and grab one!). 

To help you find us, we will post our parade slot number once we receive it.

Bring candy to throw if you'd like, and if you have one, please wear your Hoover 60th t-shirt! Hoover alumni and friends are also invited to march with us, so let them know.

Participants should use the Dover Street entrance to Mercer. Bradford Drive will be closed to all traffic well before the parade starts. Please use Muscatine Street to Dover to approach the park.

Help Decorate a Float! Consider dropping by to help us decorate our great Hoover float on Sunday, September 28, from 1-3 p.m., at 30 Ashwood Dr. (north of CHS, accessible via Glenwood Road). The driveway is around the corner off Ridgeway Dr.  If you get lost, just look for the trailer with the birthday cake on top!

Don’t Forget a Walking Taco! Want a taco that reads, writes, and plays the trumpet?  Well, we can’t help you there, but we can get you one that walks.  Support Hoover and enjoy a great dinner treat by purchasing a walking taco before, during, or after the CHS parade on October 1st.  Adults and kids love them, and PTA volunteers will be serving them up hot and fresh on the blacktop near the Hoover garden.

We could still use a couple people to help set-up and clean-up the taco stand.  For details, visit the online sign-up:

Attend the Hoover Reunion! We need help to spread the word to the community! Do you have neighbors, friends, or co-workers who attended Hoover "back in the day" or who have their own grown up Hoover Stars? Are you a Hoover parent who attended Hoover yourself? Do you facebook or twitter? Please help us spread the word to your former classmates about the October 5th Hoover Elementary 60th reunion. We'll be mingling on the blacktop from 1-4 with a program at 3:00. Rain date: October 12th. Contact: Kristal.Gibson@gmail.com.