The annual Homecoming Dance for all high school students (grades 9-12) will be held this year on Saturday, October 21. This event culminates a week of great activities and school spirit for high school students and gives them the opportunity to have fun in a safe environment.
We are pleased to announce that this year's Homecoming Dance will be indoors in the transformed Hughes Gymnasium.
- The dance floor will open at 8:00 p.m.
- The dance will conclude sharply at 11:00 p.m.
- Students should arrive no later than 9:00 p.m., as the homecoming court will be presented and spirit week results announced shortly thereafter.
- Students will not be allowed to leave until 10:30 p.m., at the earliest. The only exception is if a student becomes ill and permission has been secured from their parent to an MPCS staff member for the student to leave early.
The cost of the dance is $15 per individual. Students are allowed to bring a non-MPCS date to the dance, but he/she must be one year or less removed from high school. Any student in middle school at any school is not allowed to attend. The appropriate form must be completed, and the non-MPCS student must be approved by the administration before he/she may attend the dance. Please click here to download the form. Complete and return the form to Mrs. Palomaki by Tuesday, October 17.
Attire: High school faculty and administration will supervise this event and will expect students to dress modestly and dance appropriately. Although this is a dressy occasion, it is not necessary to rent or purchase formal attire. Modesty is the keyword for the evening. Any clothing deemed inappropriate by an administrator will be addressed and appropriate measures taken, including the possibility of not being admitted into the dance. Parents should give their children support in selecting attire that clearly abides by the school's mission and covenant. If you have any questions regarding a particular dress style or what is or is not acceptable, please contact Dr. Nikki Hamilton. Send her a full-length photo of the front and back of the dress in question. All non-MPCS students must also meet our MPCS expectations.
Behavior: We desire for our students to have a memorable experience that is fun and safe. In accordance with the student handbook and to ensure the safety and well-being of students, if a student is suspected of using and/or possessing alcohol at an event or a school-sponsored overnight trip, the administration is authorized to search for illegal substances and utilize a breathalyzer to investigate and address student misconduct. If a student is found to have been using alcohol, parents will be notified immediately, the student will be removed from the event, and school authorities will administer further consequences at another time. It is our desire to keep our students and others safe and hold them accountable for their actions when those actions are not a reflection of the God we serve or of Mount Paran Christian School. For any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please reach out to any member of our high school administration.
We hope this letter has answered any questions you may have about this fun event. Please call 770-874-6561, if you should need to contact the high school office with any questions. We look forward to a great evening!