Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Phantom Strikes!

Okay, maybe it wasn't so dramatic, but we held our High School Prom this past Friday at the Barnesville Civic Center. The theme was "The Phantom of the Opera" and the decorations and atmosphere was so beautiful and truly reminiscent of the Paris Opera House.

It's always fun seeing the kids all dressed up and proud of themselves. Unlike at the big, public schools, the majority of our kids came and danced the night away and had a blast. At large schools, the kids typically come in and get their pictures taken, dance one or two songs and then leave to go to one of the "after prom parties." Usually, in my experience as an educator, these parties involve either parentally provided alcohol or parents too dim witted to realize that the kids procured it for themselves. Needless to say, the behavior that ensues is not fitting for a Christian young lady or gentleman.

Some of the older kids in our group did have an after party of their own: cosmic bowling, in prom clothes, at a public, supervised venue. All parents reported knowing exactly where their kids were and when they left to come home. Gee, it almost sounds like adults acting like parents and not as friends. It also sounds like fairly responsible kids. Go figure.

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