On the 19th of May 2017, there was be a formal dance from 6-8pm. The cost for entering the dance was $5 and in order to be able to attend this dance, students can’t have any level 3 referrals from May 1 up to the dance. Students also can’t wear casual clothes. Only formal attire is allowed, such as dresses and suits. Students had to put the permission slip along with the $5 dollars in an envelope and turn it in at the main office. Money will not be accepted at the door. The dance took place in the cafeteria.
There was a dress shop in which girls can donate and borrow dresses for free. This dress shop is run by Ms. Davis and Ms. Smith. To get a dress, the girls had to go to either Ms. Davis or Ms. Smith and get a permission slip. After they got their dresses, they don’t have to give it back; it’s theirs forever. Thus year they had dresses, shoes and jewelry; however, in the future, they want to include ties for guys. If you want to donate a dress, go to either Ms. Davis or Ms. Smith and give it to them. Ms. Davis’s room number is 101 and Ms. Smith’s room number is 106. They are on team 8 Blue.
Some students were excited to go to the dance. Some were especially excited about getting dressed up and going out dancing with friends and/or dates. They were looking forward to hanging with friends, dancing and of course, most importantly, eating food, as stated by a few students. The students think it was a fun way to kick off the end of the school year. The formal had food, punch, and music to dance to. The reasons why they attended range from wanting to see what the formal would be like to wanting to hang out with friends. As said by AJ Brown, “I have nothing better to do, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friends.”
While some students were enthusiastic about the dance, others weren’t. “Why would I want to be stuck in a room with a bunch of sweaty people?” said one student named Cyanne Terrell, laughing. Some kids think that the dance would be a waste of time and not fun in the slightest. A few said they didn’t want to go because they don’t have a date or because they don’t spend extra time at school. Although, there are some kids who want to go but can’t due to many reasons, such as no transportation, an event the same day, or not having the money to pay for admission. When asked if there was something that would make them want to go to the formal, all of them replied different answers such as if it wasn’t at school, more interesting things, or nothing because they don’t want to go. A student named Lexi Littleton said, “I didn’t want to go to the dance because there would be too much drama.”
The formal has been going on for a long time, and it’s become a tradition. Ms. Lucadamo, the Journalism teacher, said, “I think the formal is a nice event for our students. The students who behave well and work hard all year deserve to dance and have fun.”
Anonymous Student. Personal interview. 6 May 2017.
Anonymous Student. Personal interview. 7 May 2017.
Brown, AJ. Personal interview. 4 May 2017.
Davis, Zaquaysha. Personal interview. 5 May 2017.
Littleton, Lexi. Personal interview. 4 May 2017.
Lucadamo, Alyssa. Personal interview. 5 May 2017.
Terrell, Cyanne. Personal interview. 9 May 2017.