Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Prom Scare

Talk about being scared straight. Wilde Lake High School prepared parents for its "Every 15 Minutes" program today and tomorrow, as the school gets ready for prom and graduation season.

During the first day, the "Grim Reaper" calls students who have been selected from a cross-section of the entire student body from class. One senior and one junior will be removed from class every 15 minutes. A designated staff member will immediately enter the classroom to read an obituary which written explaining the circumstances of their classmate's demise and the contributions the student made to the school and the community. A few minutes later, the student will place a tombstone in a mock cemetery and return to class as the "living dead," wearing a black Every 15 Minutes t-shirt. From that point on, "victims" will not speak or interact with other students or staff for the remainder of the school day.

On the second day, the student body will view a video about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and have an opportunity to sign the prom promise. It is our goal that this will be a well-received educational experience for our entire student body and that it will lead to a safe and enjoyable end of the school year for all of our students.

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