DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023

DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023
Posted on 10/03/2023
DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023

Homecoming Events:

DeSoto Independent School District and DeSoto High School are excited to kick off Homecoming Week October 9-13, 2023.


This year’s theme, “A Different World,” will pay homage to the 90s-themed sitcom which follows a group of college students through their higher ed experiences. A nod to the district’s focus on college, career, and military readiness, the theme embodies the excellence and engagement in the district inclusive of all stakeholders including students, families, alumni, and community members who are invited to join in the fun and festivities and showcase their Eagle spirit through the Triple-A Experience of Academics, Arts and Athletics.


The annual DeSoto ISD Homecoming week is a demonstration of community spirit. This year’s parade will culminate in a community carnival set to take place at the DeSoto High School Multipurpose Center. The DeSoto ISD school community is invited to take part in and attend this year’s parade and carnival on October 11, 2023.

  • Oct. 11: Homecoming Parade (6 pm) and Carnival (7 pm)
  • Oct. 13: Homecoming Football Game
  • Oct. 14: Homecoming Dance


Homecoming Parade:

The 2023 Homecoming parade and carnival will have opportunities for campuses and school groups, community groups, and local businesses to participate in the parade and as vendors at the carnival.


For those interested in volunteering, participating, and/or attending the parade, the district has set forth the following guidelines:

  • No smoking, vaping, or alcohol consumption
  • No lewd or inappropriate music
  • No lewd or inappropriate clothing or messages on clothing
  • All floats for parade vehicles must be fully decorated according to the theme or the DeSoto Eagles spirit, mascot, and colors.

For each parade participant, this is the link to register.

Parade Entry Form:

District and community groups are invited to participate in the parade’s processional by completing the above-lined application form and submitting the application fee.


For more information or assistance registering to participate in the Oct, 11, 2023, parade, contact DeSoto High School Student Council Sponsor Christopher Henderson at [email protected] and/or Co-Sponsor Brittany Williams at [email protected]


Applications are due by 2 pm on October 6, 2023.



Floats will all line up on Amber Lane facing West. They will enter the lineup off of Terrace Drive accessible off Belt Line Road just east of the administration building, or off Hampton Road at Valley Glen Drive. The band and all walkers will be entering the front parking area off of Amber Ln and all float riders can be dropped off at the east parking lot off Amber Ln.



  • On Eagle Drive by Eagle Stadium – you will be directed to pull into the visitor side parking lot of Eagle Stadium (DO NOT STOP UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO DO SO)
  • Pull to a stop to unload all passengers – be safe, make sure students are all clear

  • After unloading, you will be directed to pull out and turn south (left turn only) onto Westmoreland Drive. You can then leave the event, park on the south side of the Freshman wing, or into the MPC – depending on your needs



  • Vehicles not carrying participants in the parade will continue westbound on Eagle past the drop-off area and turn north (right) onto Westmoreland



  • Elementary/Middle School students enter the parking lot and proceed directly to the ES/MS designated area in the stadium visitor section stands
  • DHS students enter the parking lot and proceed to Eagle Stadium (visitor side)
  • This includes band, cheer, drill team, JROTC, etc.


YOUNGER STUDENT PARENT PICKUP (elementary and middle school)

Elementary and middle school students will be escorted by chaperones to the designated area in the stadium visitor section stands. School staff members will wait with the students at the designated area until the students are picked up by their parents.



Parking is available in all parking lots except the visitor section and the parking lot between the stadium and the west side of the school. These lots are reserved for float debarkation and specific participant vehicles.


Homecoming Mums:

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Floral Design department will be taking orders for homecoming mums through September 30. Pricing for the mums will be:

  • Extra Small: $5 ($7 with a garter)
  • Small: $10 ($12 with a garter)
  • Medium: $15
  • Senior Long (Seniors Only): $25

To order the mums, DHS students may visit Ms. Hunter-Johnson in room F186. The cash-only payment can be made to Ms. Hunter-Johnson on the campus.


They may also be ordered online by clicking the link below:

Homecoming 2023 Mum Order Form


Community Carnival

The Wednesday, Oct.11, 2023, parade will culminate in a community carnival full of fun, free activities and performances.

See the Carnival features below:

  • Face Painting
  • Games for students at all levels
  • Student Group Performances
  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors

After the parade participants disembark, all attending the carnival will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Center on the south end of campus


Homecoming Game:

The 2023 DeSoto High School Homecoming Game will be played against Mansfield Lake Ridge High School at 7 p.m. at Eagles Stadium located at 700 Eagle Dr. DHS Students must show their school ID to gain entry into the game.


See game expectations here


All tickets for the game are sold online: 


For more information, call the DeSoto ISD Athletics Office at 972.274.8118.


Those interested can support the DeSoto High School Eagles Football Booster Club by purchasing a t-shirt package via the link below:


All orders must be placed every Sat. by 3 p.m. for Wednesday pick up at 5:30 p.m. 


ALUMNI: Come Home

DeSoto ISD aims to make this homecoming season particularly memorable by creating special opportunities for engagement for District alumni. Because the District values the partnership, involvement, and support of its alumni, please join and accept this special invitation to come home.