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Journey Through a Year of Exciting School Events

Attending school events can sometimes seem time consuming and intimidating. However, these opportunities are an important way to help children develop a moral center and sense of community.

Turn your open house into a scavenger hunt where families search the school building for school-themed items. This can include things like a book in the library, frisbees in the gym and information and spiritwear tables in the cafeteria.

Prom Night

Prom is big business, generating multimillion dollar sales in clothes, accessories, food, alcohol and limousine services. It's also a big party, with many high school students leaving the hotel to head out to clubs where dancing and varying degrees of nudity are common.

With all the prep that goes into prom, it's easy to forget what this night is really about-having fun with your friends. Set up a photo booth with props like moustaches and hats, and have your friends grab some hilarious photos together.

Make sure to play a playlist of all your favorite songs leading up to Prom Night, as this will build excitement for the event. In addition, if your school has a radio station, consider having them announce that Prom is coming soon. This will help drive attendance.

Talent Show

Talent shows are a great way for kids to show off their skills and gain self-confidence. Most students love to participate in these events and have a lot of fun when they do. Organizing a talent show is a big undertaking and requires lots of planning. Creating a buzz is crucial and can be done by sending out "teaser" emails or posting fliers around the campus.

Kids who have an eye for fashion can create a runway show with their favorite outfits. They can even impersonate a famous celebrity! If they have a knack for cooking, they can prepare a tasty snack to share with the audience. Other kids might like to do a musical performance with their musical instruments or a short skit.

School Dance

The School Dance is one of the most anticipated high-school events. Girls buy their dresses and boys buy their suits, and they can't wait for a night of fun with friends. A unique theme can take the party to another level, enhancing the excitement and creating memories that last a lifetime.

As MSNBC explains, some schools find dancing to be too much of a distraction and have begun requiring students to sign dance contracts banning "grinding," "freak-outs" and other sexually explicit movements. As a result, attendance is down at many school dances.

Entertainer Nick Cannon made his directorial debut with this witless teen sex farce. The film's endless scatological jokes about black and Latino stereotypes are nothing short of offensive. Its only redeeming qualities are the attractive cast and the rousing performance of singer Kristinia DeBarge.

Sports Day

The rush of sports day can be exhilarating for students and staff. It's a chance to put the spotlight on extracurricular activities and show that school is about more than academic achievement.

Games can vary by school, but a few traditional activities are common. One example is ootama-okuri, which is a group gymnastics routine that's somewhere between a coordinated dance and a three-legged race.

Children can also compete in a simple obstacle race on a running track. You can set up two sets of hula hoops next to each other and have children run across them. The first child to get through all the hoops is the winner!

Academic Competitions

Academic competitions give students a chance to challenge themselves academically and showcase their skills in the subject of their choice. They can be found at local, regional, and national levels, ranging from math and science Olympiads to spelling bees to debate tournaments.

These competitions require students to demonstrate academic topic proficiency at a level that exceeds that of conventional classroom environments or standardized assessments. They may include research projects, essays, artwork, or models.

This type of academic competition is based on hands-on academic processes that create a product to solve a given problem. Examples include the Congressional App Challenge, SeaPerch, and We the Future, where students design and build remote-operated vehicles to complete certain tasks. Other submission-based competitions include science essay contests like Patriot’s Pen and the Dupont Challenge, and art and writing contests such as Scholastic Art and Writing and the National competition.