Speaking of Prom

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Speaking of Prom
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:38am

How does your school do prom (if it does prom)? Junior prom and senior prom separately or a junior/senior prom? At the school or off campus? Organized school sponsored after prom party or not?

Our school has a junior-senior prom. At least one half of the couple has to be a

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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 8:57pm

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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 9:54am

Jr's have Ring dance, where they get their class rings.

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 12:51am
We have simply "prom" at our his which is attended by students in grades 9-12. Guests from other schools may attend with permission if they attend with a student from our district. We have a pretty small school compared to most of yours, probably why its a whole school event. It is sponsored by the junior class with the all night post prom run by the junior class parents, both are held at the high school.
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 1:54pm

Oldest kid went to a small single-sex Catholic HS with one prom that was almost exclusively seniors. The class basically divided themselves into thirds along academic lines, with each third arranging their own transportation and after-party.

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 12:50pm
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 12:31pm

It's a combined Jr/Sr.

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 12:23pm
Ours is Jr/Sr prom here. One of the people has to be an upper classman. Last year dd only went to the post prom. This year she is going with a group to both prom and post prom. It is off campus, at a large banquet hall. Post prom is held at a the rec center, it is run by a parent group. Again, you have to be an upper classman to attend. Last year we had 614 kids at post prom!! I have volenteered last year and this year.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 10:27am
Our school has a very large class size, around 700 students and they only have a senior prom. So unless you are a senior or invited by a senior, you don't go to it at all. It is always held off site, I am not sure where it is this year. I just filled out a parent survey for ODD's junior class for planning purposes for next year's prom. A new high school opened up this year and next year's graduating class will be the last year of a combined senior class prom for the entire district. I don't know whether they have an after prom activity or not either. When I was growing up it was at the school and the following day you could take a shuttle bus to Cedar Point for the day. I did that my junior year and my senior year a bunch of us when rafting in up north Michigan.
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:46am

My kids are new to the school this year, so I have no idea where prom is held, but I do know it's a jr-sr prom and that kids start asking one another as early as February. One half of the couple has to be a junior or senior, and I think they're allowed to bring outside guests as long as they have a signed permission slip.

DD bought her dress online a month ago. It looks like a costume from Downton Abbey and is gorgeous. She's pretty much guaranteed that no one else will be wearing the same dress!