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LCHS prom goes 'Psychedelic'

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Prom 2009 at Le Mars Community High School goes with the theme "Psychedelic" this Saturday, May 2.

It will be a look back at the '60s and '70s for students at their promenade, dance and after prom activities, according to Kris DeRocher, who along with committees of parents of juniors and seniors have put together a fun night for students.

Members of the junior class are charge of decorations for prom.

The promenade will start at 5:30 p.m. in Carey Gymnasium and is open to the public. There is a $2 admission at the door.

Line-up for prom-goers who plan to participate in the promenade is at 4:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The prom dance will be held at the Le Mars Convention Center, with dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The after-prom activities will take place at the middle school commons area from midnight to 4 a.m.

Students may check in at after-prom starting at midnight, but no later than 1 a.m. Anyone leaving the after-prom activities will not be allowed back in.

There will be a number of activities including karaoke, a hypnotist and games. There will also be drawings for prizes and $50 cash drawings throughout the night. To win, students must stay until the end of after-prom.

"This is the second year we are also giving scholarships to students as part of after-prom prizes," DeRocher said.

Five scholarships will be given this year. Students must stay to the end of the after-prom activities to be eligible.

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I wonder if Le Mars does like other schools and test the kids for drinking prior to prom activities?

-- Posted by economics101 on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 11:37 AM

That isn't the brightest of things to do. They test them, and if they "test positive" for alcohol, they don't let them go to prom. Gee, what do you think they are going to do then? GO DRINK MORE! If they "test positive" they should make them go into the school, and watch some lame, boring movies, or scrub the halls, something like that. Making them leave is probably the dumbest thing to do!

-- Posted by Whiners on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 12:12 PM

Where in my comment does it say anything about making them leave? And the correct thing to do if they are caught drinking is detain and contact the parents.

-- Posted by economics101 on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 1:01 PM

I didn't say that you said that, but I've heard of that being done in schools that do breath test. Not the best of decisions letting them go like that! And what do you do if you can't reach the parents?

-- Posted by Whiners on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 1:49 PM

You are right, can't let someone go that is known to have been drinking. That would be a huge problem if that person got involved in an accident or worse for the school.

-- Posted by economics101 on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 2:13 PM

And I am sure all of you went to prom sober. I went to prom all 4 years, not sober and enjoyed every minute of it. Just because you have been drinking doesn't mean you are irresponsible or acting like a fool.. some know how to contain themselves and enjoy a few drinks and a dance. I know I did :)

-- Posted by Dream_It on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 2:51 PM

I was and no some don't know how to contain themselves. And yes every school has a code of conduct about consumption and when is it ok to break that code for prom but not later. No wonder kids today don't understand what a rule or law is. Parents, authorities, and teachers say it's ok to break the rules when we allow you to break them.

-- Posted by economics101 on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 3:18 PM

The problem is prom is not sponsored by the school. There is no faculty or administration at the dance. It's strictly parents.

-- Posted by Whiners on Thu, Apr 30, 2009, at 3:37 PM

It is what it is and kids will be kids.. you only live once, so you might as well be having some fun. Drinking in high school happens. Many bad things do come of it so there comes a point when one should know when to stop but many don't. Usually no matter what is said or done, it won't change, that's just the way it is. Kids have to learn for themselves (typically after the fact).

-- Posted by Dream_It on Fri, May 1, 2009, at 2:37 PM

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