Nobody wants to talk about
it, but that doesn’t change the inevitability of the event. School starts back.
Soon! Rather than wallowing in the groans of school uniforms, early mornings
and the return of homework to the evening schedule, eagerly anticipate the
activities a new school year has to offer, like the homecoming dance.
Regardless of your role at the dance, you can start thinking and anticipating
Student council president
As the leader of the student
free world, at least on your high school campus, it is your responsibility to
make sure all the details are in order before homecoming week arrives. You get
the privilege of being a liaison between your peers and the administrators of
your school. Some things you might start researching now that you could present
to your fellow student council members once school resumes:
DJ who understands the current teen culture but is professional enough to be
approved by adults.
ideas and decorations.
Would your peers prefer a professional photographer and a backdrop or the
casual fun of a photo booth?
will the dance be held? If it’s at the school, what accommodations will need to
made? For example, will the gym floor need to be covered, lighting need to be
adjusted, parking and entrances re-examined or a sound system provided?
As a teacher, your
responsibilities extend far beyond the classroom. Some of those
responsibilities are tedious, like grading papers, and others are more
enjoyable, like chaperoning the homecoming dance. As a chaperone you are able
to see your students in a different context while ensuring that they have fun
without getting into trouble. As you look forward to the school year, you can
look forward to the opportunity you have to make a difference in the lives of
your students… even in a social environment.
You’ve been waiting your
whole life for the opportunity to ask her to a dance. As you first year of high
school approaches, you have the chance to plan the best date of your life to
the homecoming dance during your first semester at Edison, Lanier, or Brackenridge.
Here are some things you need to know about your first homecoming:
are a big deal. It doesn’t matter how gaudy they may seem. A Texas girl wants
her date to get her a mum to wear to the homecoming football game.
includes more than just the dance. Escort your date to the football game, the
parade and the dance.
order to accomplish the first two tasks in this list, you need to start
thinking now about your plan. Party in San Antonio by
eating at a nice restaurant before the dance or by gathering with friends at
someone’s house afterward. Regardless, you need to plan ahead to make homecoming
the best experience possible for you and your date.
Back-to-school time doesn’t
have to be a dread. Look ahead to the memorable events of the school year and
let the excitement begin to build.