Turkeys are gobbling, crappies are biting, prom is over, and Mr. Garber can finally cut his hair (the prom theme was The Phantom of the Opera, and Mr. Garber played the role of the phantom as he served as an emcee with Debbie Douglas)! We had a tremendous prom week, and it’s time to say thanks! Sergeant Brent Bernhardt with the Missouri State Highway Patrol started our week by bringing the seatbelt convincer to campus and visiting with each grade level of high school students. Putnam County high school drivers told us in a survey that only 38% of them regularly buckle up. That’s well below the state average of 63%. Sergeant Bernhardt speaks from the heart, and like our staff here at the school, would really like to see our local student seatbelt usage rate improve. Encourage your child(ren) to take three seconds to “make it click.”
Mr. Godfrey, Mrs. McDonald, and Mrs. Partridge did an outstanding job preparing for and setting up for prom. Thanks to the junior class students and parents that helped on Friday after school. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Ryals, and Mr. F. Watt served tirelessly in the concession stands at the football games last fall to make sure the funds were available for the nights’ festivities. Once again, they all proved how amazing it is when people work together to achieve a vision, and on a budget! How about that chandelier from recycled bottles? It was a contest to see who could bring in the most bottles. Haley won with 425, followed by Samantha with a count of 380. Congratulations!
Thanks to all the local sponsors and supporters of the after-prom party who gave money, time, or prizes. We had 103 students and 18 adult volunteers present, and the students had a good time with lots of cool prizes given away at the end. After prom would not be the same without the support of our Lions Club. Duane Behrens, Phyllis Pickering, and Teresa Mothersbaugh supervised the students as they played bingo and won money prizes. As always, special thanks go to Ms. Nerem for planning and organizing the after-prom activities.