(Le Mars) — Both the Le Mars Community High School and Gehlen Catholic High school will hold their junior-senior prom on Saturday. At Le Mars Community, students will have the opportunity to eat prior to the start of the promenade. The promenade will be streamed on-line, but only parents will be
allowed inside the gymnasium to view the event live and take photographs.
Parents are being asked to sit in the east bleachers of the new Competition gymnasium. Once students have walked the promenade, they will be allowed to watch their classmates and friends, or they can return to the lobby area.
Aderie Morgan is a junior at Le Mars Community High School and serves on the prom decorating committee. Morgan says this year’s seniors chose a theme representing Las Vegas.
Morgan explains the promenade walk and the various photo stops with Las Vegas themed backgrounds.
The junior class student tells how Las Vegas was selected as this year’s theme.
Here is a timetable for the Le Mars Community High School prom…
At 7:30 p.m. doors will open for registration and “bag check” for after prom clothing. Students will be presented a poker chip tickets which will be used to identify their bag. A “photo stop” will be outside the building, weather permitting, for outside photos.
Then at 7:50 p.m. students are asked to start lining up for the grand entrance.
8:00 will be the start of the promenade with Curt Allen announcing and all spots streamed. Students will enter from the south side of the gym. Le Mars Community school says there will be photo stops available, but masks are being required to be worn at all times. For those students attending the dance, but not the promenade, they can enter at 8:25 p.m. Students will need to be at the dance before 8:45 p.m. and you must have a ticket. Following the promenade, students will return to the “bag check” area to check in your shoes and jackets. Students will then to the lobby area until the dance floor is cleared of streaming equipment. The dance floor and the lobby area
will be available for use until 11:30 p.m. Flavored popcorn and bottles of water will be available. Students will have the opportunity to consume pizza and sub sandwiches during the “After Prom” event. Any student that leaves the building after 8:45 p.m. and before the “After Prom” will not be able to
re-enter. Administration will determine emergency situations. As per policy, your parents will be contacted if you choose to leave.
At 11:15 p.m. students can begin checking out and go to the locker rooms near Carey gym to change for the “After Prom” event. After changing, students are asked to take their prom attire to your vehicle. Locker rooms will not be available at 11:45 p.m.
Morgan says there are plenty of fun activities scheduled for the “After Prom.”
Students can also participate in Dodgeball, and a hypnotist will also be on hand for additional fun.
Students will gather at 1:15 a.m. in the Little Theater for drawings for prizes before the conclusion of the annual prom.
(Le Mars) — Gehlen Catholic high school students will enjoy an evening of prom activities that would showcase a person’s imagination. The selected prom theme is “A Night In Oz.” Students will attend Mass at 5:30 p.m. then immediately following will the the annual promenade held inside the Vi Kellen gymnasium. Parents and others are welcomed to take photos of the students during their promenade, however, masks are required to be worn. Once the grand promenade is completed, students will gather at the Willow Creek Golf Club for an evening banquet meal and dance. Following the dance, students will go to Sioux City at the Drop Zone for their “After Prom” activities.
(Gehlen prom photos contributed.)