With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, people are getting used to the new normal.
Along with these changes, high school students are not quite living the experience of their former classmates. From trips for seniors to walking the graduation stage to school dances, students now need to take advantage of these moments with caution.
Reunion season is here in Corpus Christi, and with it comes the reunion dances.
Leanne Libby, director of communications for CCISD, said this school year the district has decided to forgo indoor parties due to close contact with students dancing, eating, drinking and visiting.
âThroughout the pandemic, CCISD has strived to balance the importance of celebrations that we know our students value with the safety measures needed to protect our schools and our community,â said Libby. âWe know that our students ages 12 and up are still getting vaccinated, which will help our community get back to good health and, with it, create safer environments for activities like dancing. “
Fortunately, some high schools in the district have made plans to provide their students with some fun times to celebrate.
CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL
- School officials said that while a dance is possible, nothing has yet been set in stone. An official announcement to the Tiger family will be made by the end of September on the school’s Facebook page.
KING HIGH SCHOOL
- School officials said the reunion ball had been postponed to a later date. Outdoor dancing is scheduled for November or December when the weather is cooler. Officials said it would also give them more time to contact the local neighborhood to inform them of the event.
MILLER SECONDARY SCHOOL
- Miller hasn’t scheduled a date for an outdoor dance yet. School officials said an announcement would be made on the high school’s Facebook page.
MOODY SECONDARY SCHOOL
- Moody’s not having an outdoor prom this school year. On Wednesday, the school held its year-end parade and annual âBurning of the Tâ.
RAY SECONDARY SCHOOL
- School officials said an outdoor homecoming dance will take place on Saturday, September 25 in Ray’s backyard. Only Texans can attend the “Enchanting Gardens” themed dance.
VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
- The Eagles will have their outdoor comeback dance on Saturday, October 2 in the backyard of the Veteran Memorial. Students attending will need a high school ID card to participate in the “Under the Stars” themed dance.
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