HS Grad Night

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  1. Ms. I

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    For all you HS teachers, where are the seniors going for grad night? Is it always an amusement park? How many teachers go to chaperone? Does anyone have any past outrageous stories? :)

    Here in CA, it was Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, but I didn't go to mine when I was a student. My good friend moved halfway through senior yr & it wouldn't have been any fun without her.
     
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    What's grad night? We don't have anything like that here!
     
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    I've never heard of that either
     
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    Our kids (and my husband's school as well) goes to Disney World for 3 nights, but not for the Grad Night festivities. We intentionally avoid them.

    When I was a Senior, it simply wasn't done. No one I know had any sort of a Senior trip.
     
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    My home district does an all-night graduation party for students. The seniors spend the night in the school doing all sorts of fun activities. Every student leaves with cash prizes—my husband won five hundred dollars. At mine we had karaoke, all sorts of contests, one of those Velcro-suit-jumpy-things, those metal cage balls to roll around in like giant hamsters, pool games, free hair cuts, manicures...just a lot of fun. The community gives money to fund this project to ensure that at least on graduation night we're all safe.
     
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    We do the Disneyland grad night--one thing I do NOT offer to chaperone! I love my seniors, but staying up all night at DL is not my idea of fun. The park is requiring new permission slips this year with very strict rules--no gum, no food, no school logo t-shirts, no clothing with a logo bigger than your fist.
     
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    No gum? Why so strict? And the no school logos? Is this so others in the park won't know they are there without parents?
     
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    It's probably to avoid any possible rivalries...

    Big change from when I was in high school and went to DL grad night...we had to wear a suit and tie (and this was in the late 80's, not really THAT long ago)
     
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    The gum rule is to prevent it from landing all over the rides and the paths; you can't buy gum in Disney for that reason.
     
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    Oh, I thought the gum rule was only for high school students. That makes sense.
     
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    the school where I teach doesn't do anything, but the school where I attended does a lock-in. Except it's a boarding school so it's not really all that special. Also, it's the night before graduation since after graduation everyone moves out of the dorm and goes home.
     
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    They don't stop the general public from chewing it, you just can't buy it there.

    But I think the perception is that the teens at grad night are only marginally supervised (as in "Check in with your chaperones at 2 am") so the rule makes sense in terms of keeping the parks clean.
     
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    I went to one of the first grad nights in Fla at DW.
    We paid about 10 dollars total for the charter bus and
    the entry to Disney. It was fantastic. Riding that mono rail through a motel at night in 1973..........It was like science fiction.
    Ricky Nelson was one of the music acts that night.
     
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    The high schools in my hometown don't have anything like that. Some small private schools have senior trips, but none of the public schools have anything of the sort.
     
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    This is off topic from HS, but at the end of every year when I attended an elem private school, we had a swimming party at a studen'ts house. When I graduated from 6th grade, the end-of-the year outing was a week in Big Bear.

    At the end of the year at another private school I attended for 7th gr, we went to some other similar place to Big Bear for a couple days.
     
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    This is how it is done where I am at too.
     

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