Have a fashion show about 3 weeks prior to Prom to build up the hype before tickets go on sale. Contact your local tuxedo and dress shops to see if they will donate the necessary clothing for the fashion show. Allow all Juniors or Seniors interested in modeling to submit their names for a drawing to be a model in the show.
The only requirements are that they have a minimum 2.5 g.p.a. and no discipline problems. Use the fashion show as a way to announce your location if it is a surprise. Other things to announce: theme of the prom, theme song, and prom king and queen nominees. The fashion show can be done via a television system or in a gymnasium or auditorium. Get as many local businesses involved with the show as possible. Offer them the opportunity to advertise for the upcoming prom season and a way to show off their product.
This is a fun show and it gets all students excited about prom.
The end result is a great turn out at prom.
Each year we host a Senior Citizen Dinner for Christmas. We invite the 6 local Senior’s homes and provide a complete turkey dinner. Each senior is matched with student and there is a meal that the students must serve the senior. The choir sings and teachers bring their preschool aged children in to see Santa and gifts are exchanged
Our administration all wear tuxedos and the seniors are picked up by school bus (even those in wheelchairs). All the food, buses and extras are donated or sponsored. This is such a big tradition that the same seniors have been coming every year and the homes are waiting for our call and our school just wouldn’t let it go.
It’s just a great event for young and old to share about life and the act of giving.
Preston High School
Our cafeteria did not have a lot of colour and the walls were not good for painting murals on. We decided to use the narrow space between the windows instead of large wall parts. Our wood shop made the box frames and students cut 4 x 8 Masonite sheets in half to make the long mural canvas. The murals were painted and then slid into grooves in the wood box frame. A bottom piece was screwed in and the murals were made secure. It is a great way to add colour to a caf. Yes, we have foosball tables and a pool table in our caf. Both are coin operated and make money for student council.
EDSS students ran Whiteout Day to emphasize the effects of a death in the school from a crash involving an impaired driver. 15 students dressed in black had their faces painted white. The students attended all classes and lunch, but did not speak to anyone during the whole day. Teachers were approached the day before to ensure that they would not be called upon to make presentations. The white-faced students represented the person who was there the day before, but after the crash all that remains is the memory.
“Nobody listens to the PA announcements!” is a comment heard in a lot of schools. This may be that the announcements are not interesting or teachers don’t take the time to make the class listen. Take the time to have your announcements posted for those who missed them. Post them on a major bulletin board for all to see and make sure that previous days are posted to be referred to.