Prom Issue - Pleasants County Schools

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Prom Issue - Pleasants County Schools
A Mid-summer Night's Dream
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Alex Barker
Reporter
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Prom
Prom Basics!!
Don’t get lost!
he junior and senior class
will be coming together
for “A Mid-Summer Night’s
Dream” Saturday, April 12 at
the Parkersburg Art Center.
Prom will last from 7-10 p.m.
Prom is for students only.
Because of the location of the
ballroom, if parents want to take
pictures, they will have to take
them outside.
The decorating and planning
was done by the prom
committee led by Mrs. Mote
and Mrs. Helgren. Decoration
colors are champagne, black,
red and beige. A Shakespearean
theme is being used at the event.
Prom tickets are now being sold
during lunch in Mrs. Mote’s
Krystal Starcher
Photographer
room. Be sure to buy yours by
March 28 to get a prom t-shirt.
DJ Wheels will be providing
the music. Crown Rentals will
be helping with the decorations.
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1.
Sweet & Salty Snacks!!!!
Directions to the Parkersburg Art Center
Instead of appetizers, the prom committee has decided to
provide sweet and salty snacks. Also, ice cream and multiple
toppings will be available all evening.
The back corner of the Art Center will be transformed into an
ice cream parlor. Photo by Crown Rentals
1. The Art Center is located on
the corner of Market and 8th
Streets. 2. Point Park offers a
scenic view for pictures prior
to prom. The park includes
a gazebo, overlooks of the
Ohio River and an outdoor
amphitheater making it a
perfect location for pictures.
3. The ballroom on the third
floor of the Art Center provides
a large dance floor and seating
area. Photos by Alex Barker
3.
St. Marys Prom
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Online Purchasing Only!
10 4 x 6
Qty 10: 4 x 6 Print
Number of Poses: Unlimited
44.99
PKG-A ($120 value)
Qty 20: Wallets (4) Un-Cut
Qty 4: 3.5 x 5 Print
Qty 2: 5 x 7 Print
Qty 3: 8 x 10 Print
59.95
PKG-B ($87 value)
Qty 16: Wallets (4) Un-Cut
Qty 2: 3.5 x 5 Print
Qty 2: 5 x 7 Print
Qty 2: 8 x 10 Print
49.95
PKG-C ($66 value)
Qty 12: Wallets (4) Un-Cut
Qty 2: 3.5 x 5 Print
Qty 2: 5 x 7 Print
Qty 1: 8 x 10 Print
39.95
PKG-D ($45 value)
Qty 8: Wallets (4) Un-Cut
Qty 2: 3.5 x 5 Print
Qty 2: 5 x 7 Print
29.95
PKG-E ($28 value)
Qty 4: Wallets (4) Un-Cut
Qty 2: 3.5 x 5 Print
Qty 1: 5 x 7 Print
19.95
Singles/Couples and
Groups (up to 10 people)
Bring No Money
Be Part of the Excitement
and Fun!!
Remember NO MONEY is needed
prom night.
View portraits Monday and place
your order online with
credit card or check.
Get your portraits taken
prom night and pay
next week.
Images can be viewed at
lifetouchevents.com
Password ST MARYS
Far-away view
Close-up view
Directions from the mall
Directions from I-77
1. Exit south on Grand Central toward 38th Street, continue 1. Merge onto I-77
following WV 14
2. Take U.S–50 exit 176, toward 7th Street
3. Merge onto US-50 W.
2. Turn right onto Ohio Avenue
4. Take the WV-47 exit toward Staunton Avenue
3. Turn left onto Garfield Avenue/wv-68
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5. Turn right onto State Highway 47 and continue to follow WV-47
4. Turn left onto 13 Street
th
5. 13 street becomes Ann Street
6. Turn left onto 7th Street
6. Turn left onto 13th Street
7. Turn right onto 8th Street
7. Turn right onto Market Street
8. Turn left on Market Street
8. 725 Market Street is on the right. You are there!
9. 725 Market Street is on the right. You are there!
Gifts
Parking
The Art Center doesn’t have its own parking lot, but the juniors have
secured the parking lot across the street. The day of prom, the parking
lot diagonal to the Art Center and across from the Actors Guild will be
roped off for SMHS students. Look for the signs indicating that the lot
is for St. Marys prom-goers.
Other parking is also be available in the area. Street parking along
Market Street is another option for students. Also, a public parking
garage is available a block and a half away on Julianna Street.
Everyone buying a ticket by March
28 will receive a prom t-shirt.
(Other products also available)
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Prom-goers will be able to scoop their ice
cream into these mugs with spoon handles.
Prom
Prom
Spare shoes
Extra Make – Up
Bring extra make-up in case you would need
it. Your make-up may need touched up as the
night progresses. Some necessities would be
lip gloss, eyeliner and foundation.
This is not necessarily a must-have, but for
some it may become so. If you are planning to
wear new shoes to prom, having a pair back
up shoes for your achy feet may be a must.
You don’t want to end up feeling miserable on
your prom night.
Flowers
Money
Bringing mints is not as big of a must as your
ticket, but having them with you is a good
idea. Mints will help keep your breath fresh
during the dance. Disposable tootbrushes,
such as Wisps, are a good idea as well. After
dinner you may want to brush your teeth
before heading to the dance.
Camera
“I make sure that
I have my phone
and my ticket.”
-Rachel Miller-
Carry money with you at all times. Don’t go
expecting your date to pay for everything,
unless they have told you specifically not to
worry about paying for anything. Plan to have
extra cash with you, so that if you come up
with a brilliant last-minute plan you have the
funds to do so. Emergencies could arise while
traveling to or from prom as well; money may
be needed in those situations.
Bring your cell phone. Your phone is an
essential item to bring to prom. It could be
necessary to check in with your parents or
to call ahead for dinner reservations. Your
phone could also be useful if you happen to
get lost or need a GPS for various reasons.
Your phone can also function as a camera and
watch, to snap pictures and keep track of time.
Hair Accessories
“I’ll make sure to
have extra makeup on hand.”
-McKenzie
Wilson-
Mints and wisps
“I bring extra
money and lip
gloss.”
-Sami Crowe-
Phone
What will you be
bringing to prom?
Dress Tape
Tickets
Having your tickets with you at prom is definitely
essential, considering that is your admission.
Don’t panic if you forget; there will be a list of
those who have purchased tickets. Remember to
store your tickets in a specific spot. Tell someone
where you put them so if you forget you have
someone that may remember. Let your date know
whether or not you will be buying your ticket
separately. Also, keep the ticket/playbill handy. It
contains all your prom information!
Having the perfect night at prom
consists of many different things, one
including what you have with you.
Carrying extra items may come in
handy if an emergency should arise.
Remembering to bring your tickets
and money is essential, but what else
should you think about bringing?
Having flowers for your date is essential.
The orders for flowers should be made a
couple of weeks in advance. The day of prom
they should be ready to pick up and wear.
Make sure the flowers are matching for the
boutonniere and corsage. Yes, boys, you have
to wear the flower your date gives you.
Cameras are a good way to keep the night
memorable. Don’t just take pictures before the
dance, but during and after as well. Capture
your memories of the night through the lens of
your camera.
What is your must–
have prom item?
“I bring extra
money and
a change of
clothes.”
-Sarah Everett“I will be bringing
my flats for when
I am tired of my
heels.”
-Shealyn
DeLancey-
Everyone wants to feel comfortable at prom; one
way to do this is to use dress tape. Dress tape
holds your dress in place. Make sure you have
extra tape with you in case you have an accident.
You don’t want to have to worry about your
straps sliding or the top of the dress gaping.
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Prom is quickly approaching
and this fact may worry you if
you have never been to prom or
don’t know much about it. This
feature will help guide you step
by step throughout your prom
experience.
Prom needs a lot more
preparation than one might
think. The ladies have to set
up nail, hair and makeup
appointments, sometimes even
schedule dress alterations. The
gentlemen have to order a tux,
get a hair cut, take care of car
arrangements and buy flowers.
All of these things may be
stressful, but it doesn’t have to
be that way. Prom is a time for
fun, not stress. Let “Prom for
Dummies” be your guide for
this year’s prom.
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Find a dress
For the ladies, finding that
right dress is so important.
Purchasing a dress early is
key and may help
prevent someone
from getting the
same dress as
you. There are
many
quality
dress shops in our
area where your
perfect dress can
be found.
When shopping for a dress,
it is smart to follow a budget. If
you only have so much money
to spend, it is unwise to even
try on an expensive dress. If
Order a tux
In case you have an accidental fly-away or your
hair do falls apart, pack extra hair accessories.
Bobby pins and little bottles of hair spray are
just a few suggestions of items to bring. Bring a
pony tail holder as well, in case your hair gets in
the way after prom.
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Prom for
Becca Snyder
Editor
“The only things
that I bring with
me are my ticket
and my phone.”
-Jasmin Parrish-
If you have a date, you
should traditionally match the
tux to the date’s
dress. It would
be great if your
date could give
a swatch of her
dress, or better
yet go with you
to pick out your
tux.
Always
be cautious of
judging colors by how they
appear in pictures. Make sure
your tux will fit correctly.
If you are going to a store to
rent your tux,
the staff will
get your exact
measurements.
Also,
you
don’t want too
many
colors
going on. Don’t
use more than
three colors or it
will be too much.
Transportation
Order flowers
Transportation needs to
be decided at least a week
in advance. If making an
entrance is important to you,
borrow a cool car from a
family member or friend. If
you do borrow a car, drive it
carefully and return the car
exactly how you received
it, with a full tank of gas. If
neither you nor your date have
a driver’s license, you can
let a friend or have a family
member drive you. Another
option is for friends to share
the cost of renting a limo.
If you are ordering flowers,
it is best to get your order in
about two weeks in advance.
Gentlemen, when ordering
flowers, make sure they
match your date’s dress and
order flowers she will like.
You could get flowers she
could hold or a wrist corsage.
Ladies, don’t forget to order
the boutonniere (flower to pin
on the tux).
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Shealyn DeLancey
Editor
Dummies
you fall in love with a dress out
of your price range, you will
most likely be disappointed
and
have
a
stressful dress
session.
If this is your
senior
prom,
this night is all
about you, so
it is acceptable
to spend a little
more on the
dress of your dreams. If you
are an underclassmen going to
prom, it may be better for you
to buy a less expensive dress
or borrow a dress.
Get a date
Getting a date isn’t the most
important thing to have for
prom, but to some people it is.
If you ask someone to prom,
make sure they are someone
you are going to have a good
time with. In many cases, it
might be best to ask a good
friend to be your date. Also,
there is no shame in going
alone or with a group of friends.
It is your night so do what you
want to do and what makes you
Set up appointments
When setting up all your
prom appointments, you need
to set them far in advance. If
you set your appointments up
early, it is easier for staff to
work around your schedule.
Some main appointments to
schedule include hair, makeup,
dress fitting, nails, hair cut and
getting fitted for a tux.
Make dinner reservations
Most couples or groups
usually go out to eat before
prom. In order to avoid a long
wait to be seated, you should
make
dinner
reservations.
Dinner reservations should be
made about a week in advance.
reservations are important
Be on time
The day of prom should be
the day that you are on time
for everything. This is an
extremely busy day, especially
for the ladies who have many
appointments. It is your day,
but it would be rude if you
made people wait on you to
show up for things all day.
You will probably take a lot of
pictures that day with friends
and family so be at your
location when you are suppose
to be.
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because other schools may have
prom that night too. If you have
a big group, make sure you give
the exact number of people in
your party so the restaurant can
be prepared.
If the restaurant you want to
eat at doesn’t make reservations,
then you could call ahead the
day of prom. See Elegant Eating
on Prom Night on pages 12-13
for restaurant suggestions.
Dance
Prom isn’t as fun if you
don’t dance, so get on the floor
and boogie. Don’t worry about
what
people think of you.
Who cares if you aren’t the
best dancer; just enjoy yourself.
For more about dancing at
prom, check out 5 Reasons You
Should Dance on page 11.
After prom
Just because prom is over
doesn’t mean you still can’t
have fun. There are many fun
things you and your group
can do after prom like watch a
movie, go bowling or hang out
at a friend’s house. Partying
and
other
inappropriate
activities however are on some
teens minds. These activities
are definitely not needed to
make the night enjoyable and
are extremely unsafe. For more
information on prom safety, see
Stop, It’s Safety Time! on page
16. All in all, prom is suppose
to be a fun night, so enjoy it,
but play it safe.
Prom
Prom
Tuxes
Hila Morrell
Reporter
Serendypity
Vienna- 304.422.7434
365 Grand Central Mall
Knowing where to find
everything for your prom can
be stressful. You do not have to
travel far away to buy the most
expensive dress or tux.
There are many dress shops
in
Parkersburg,
Marietta
and Charleston along with
consignment shops. Some dress
shops sell tuxes so you can go
ahead and order your date’s tux.
When they are all come from the
same place, you know that they
will match.
Flowers have become a new
trend when preparing for prom.
There are various flower shops
in St. Marys, Parkersburg,
Newport and Marietta. The
florist can help you pick out
the details of your corsage and
boutonniere.
When planning hair and nail
appointments, make sure to do
a trial run. You want to make
sure that they can do your hair
and nails how you want, so you
won’t stress over it on prom
night.
Tanning is basically the same
way. Make sure you know where
you like best when choosing to
tan. Also, know what shade you
want done if you are getting a
spray tan.
Good luck finding what you
need for prom and have fun!
Hair, Nails
and Tanning
Flowers
The Greenhouse, Inc.
St. Marys- 304.684.3215
97 Forest City Dr.
Carolyn’s Touch of
Difference
Parkersburg- 304.428.8860
3009 Murdoch Ave.
Dudley’s Florist
Parkersburg- 304.485.1631
2300 Dudley Ave.
J&J’s Personal Touch
Parkersburg- 304.422.7707
2805 Murdoch Ave.
Oopsa Daisy Florist
Newport- 740.473.1411
38780 Ohio 7
Hornor & Harrison
Parkersburg- 304.422.8459
2709 Murdoch Ave.
Crown Florals
Parkersburg- 304.917.3834
1933 Ohio Ave.
Masters Tuxedo
Parkersburg- 304.485.8255
3910 Murdoch Ave.
Elizabeth Michaels
Vienna- 304.865.2670
1505 Grand Central Ave.
The Queen’s Choice
Morgantown- 304.296.3294
1952 Hunters Way
J&J’s Personal Touch
Parkersburg- 304.422.7707
2805 Murdoch Ave.
Cache
Charleston- 304.553.0493
2013 Charleston Town
Center
David’s Bridal
S. Charleston- 304.746.8899
2800 Mountaineer Blvd.
Oliverio’s Prom and Bridal
Boutique
Clarksburg- 304.623.6006
118 Emily Dr.
Serendypity
Vienna- 304.422.7434
365 Grand Central Mall
Rose Tree Boutique
Cerado- 304.453.3685
6 C St.
Carolyn’s Touch of
Difference
Parkersburg- 304.428.8860
3009 Murdoch Ave.
Bridals by Carol G.
Marietta- 740.485.1631
154 Front St.
Judy Nutter
St. Marys- 304.684.7581
304.377.0097
2278 Hebron Rd.
Yellow Brick Road Prom and
Formals
Huntington- 304.697.6565
733 7th Ave.
Lavish Boutique
Morgantown- 304.983.2900
9209 Mall Rd.
Coni & Franc
Morgantown- 304.296.9466
422 High St.
Classic Bridal
Morgantown- 304.599.8120
3412 University Ave.
Faye’s Boutique Inc.
Vienna- 304.295.4153
6000 Grand Central Ave.
Shoes
Two Peas in A Pod
Marietta- 740.373.9955
254 Front St.
Lisa’s Shear Elegance
St. Marys- 304.684.7919
313 2nd St.
First Impressions Hair Salon
Parkersburg- 304.422.4004
210 Park Center
Pretty Nails
Vienna- 304.295.3110
800 Grand Central Ave.
Hawaiian Tans
Marietta- 740.374.8268
213 Keeler Dr.
Regis Salon
Parkersburg- 304.422.6883
Grand Central Mall
Hollywood Nails
Parkersburg- 304.893.6166
3601 Emerson Ave.
Sunflower Nails
Marietta- 740.376.0667
9 Tiber Way
Planet Fitness
Parkersburg- 304.893.9800
104 Gihon Village
Fiesta Salons
Marietta- 740.374.9213
219 Captain D Seeley Mia Dr.
Nail Citi
Vienna- 304.422.2420
Grand Central Mall
Tan-Fas-Tics
Vienna- 304.295.9556
3303 Grand Central Ave.
Candy Your Nails
St. Marys- 304.481.5631
302 Second St.
Mastercuts
Vienna- 304.485.5885
Grand Central Mall
Sophia’s Nail Spa
Parkersburg- 304.295.6245
216 Gihon Village
Paradise Cove
Vienna- 304.865.0574
1500 Grand Central Ave.
Endless Summer Tanning
Salon
Parkersburg- 304.424.6202
3912 Murdoch Ave.
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Dresses and Alterations
Accessories
Kohl’s
Parkersburg- 304.489.3246
189 Bosley Pkwy
Shoe Department
Vienna- 304.428.8325
Grand Central Mall
Icing
Bridgeport- 304.842.6052
2399 Meadowbrook Mall
Claire’s
Vienna- 304.485.8320
Grand Central Mall
Peebles
Marietta- 740.373.7213
450 Pike St.
Shoe Carnival
Vienna- 304.422.5316
Grand Central Ave.
Charlotte Russe
Vienna- 304.420.2453
Grand Central Mall
Body Central
Vienna- 304.422.1200
Grand Central Mall
JCPenney’s
Vienna- 304.485.2453
Grand Central Mall
JCPenney’s
Vienna- 304.485.2453
Grand Central Mall
Vanity
Vienna- 304.485.0650
Grand Central Mall
J&J’s Personal Touch
Parkersburg- 304.422.7707
2805 Murdoch Ave.
Sears
Vienna- 304.420.2200
Grand Central Mall
American Eagle Outfitters
Vienna- 304.485.9101
Grand Central Mall
Aeropostale
Vienna- 304.485.5229
Grand Central Mall
Rose Tree Boutique
Cerado- 304.453.3685
6 C St.
Classic Bridal
Morgantown- 304.599.8120
3412 University Ave.
Maurices
Vienna- 304.428.1241
Grand Central Mall
Deb
Vienna- 304.422.1794
Grand Central Mall
Deb
Vienna- 304.422.1794
Grand Central Mall
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Movie Night On
Find a movie that you both would
enjoy. After all, it is both of your
proms and you should both have a
good time.
Alex Gorrell
Reporter
Bowling
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acting lady-like went. For one night become
a polite lady or gentleman. If you really want
to impress your date, try and make kind
gestures that you more than likely forget on a
normal date.
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Leave enough time for pictures,
your meal and any minor delays so
you make it to prom on time.
Meal Time
Make your reservations ahead of
time so you don’t have to stand
in line and potentially miss the
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move. If one of you is
interested and the other is
not, you will only make the
night awkward.
Most of All !
Directions
Print off directions or use the
GPS on your phone if you don’t
know the exact location so you
don’t get off route.
Remember to have fun. Relax and
enjoy the night with your friends and
classmates because before you know it,
it’s over.
Comfort
Fun
I don’t date
Looks
Common
Interest
Manners
Attitude
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10. Females acting like divas
Hint: Don’t worry about who you
go with. If all of your friends
Take all of your friends, so no aren’t there, don’t stress. Just
one feels excluded. Prom is an enjoy yourself and have fun with
event for everyone.
the people that are present.
Gas
Flowers
Make sure you go to your florist
the day of prom to pick up your
flowers, corsage and boutonniere.
Treat her like a
Princess
Think of ways to make your date
feel special on prom day. Tell them
how beautiful or handsome they
look in their fancy attire. Make
small gestures to show affection
Your date is all dressed up like a princess, she should be
and thoughtfulness.
treated like one, right? Pull out chairs for her and open
doors. Any thoughtful thing to make her feel special
will work wonders. Your date will feel like royalty, and
in turn you will seem like you really know what you’re
doing.
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1. Constantly being on your phone
all night
2. Asking “when can we leave?”
3. Guys refusing to color coordinate
4. Going to extremes with top hat and bow tie
5. Date is awkward both on and off the dance
floor
6. Arguing about restaurant and after prom
activities
7. Ignoring your date to pay attention to friends
8. Running late
9. Parents/date goes overkill on pictures and poses
Friends
Be Thoughtful
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Take a big group with all
of your friends, the girls
and the guys. The more the
merrier, and you will all have
fun.
Hint: To the ladies, guys love
competition. Really get into
the game and make it fun.
Biggest Prom Turn
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Just have fun as friends.
If it goes some place
afterwards, great, but
don’t push your luck.
Go out as a group
to avoid the
weird one-on-one
situations.
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opportunities to go to
prom, so make the most
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Nobody wants to see
a loner at prom.
if you do not.
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3. You only get to attend
prom a few times.
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Nobody is judging you
so dance your heart
out. You will be judged
if you stand in awkward
groups like you did at
Homecoming.
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You should dance at prom
because it is super fun!
Dancing the night away is
a great way to spend time
with friends.
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1. You will have fun.
Even if you look stupid
when you dance, it’s still
more fun than standing
around.
DON”T ask them over a social media website. If you ask
them in any place other than messaging, then everyone
will know if they say no. Also, if you message them
when you have every opportunity to ask them in person,
then they may not see your message or ever answer.
There are plenty of thoughtful, comical, or creative ways
to ask him or her to prom, but there’s always the option
to just walk up to them in the hallway at school and
ask them straight-up.
Remember if they are going to say yes, they are going to
say yes no matter how you do it. If you’re running out
of time or can’t think of any ideas, then ask them now
before they agree to go with somebody else!
Don’t be discouraged if that hopeful date says no. More
than likely it’s nothing personal, and you will have more
fun with someone else.
Use your Imagination
Heart-to-Heart
Go to the mall and use
the photobooth to get a
photostrip of you holding
up pictures to ask them
to prom. You can slip
the picture strip into
Write a note asking them
their backpack or locker.
to prom with a pencil; then,
put the note in a cup of
water. Freeze the cup of
water. Give the frozen cup
to them. They will have to
break the ice to see what
you said.
Give them a balloon filled with a
special note asking them to prom.
That’s a great way to “pop” the
question, and your date will be
excited to read what’s inside.
Cheap Scapes
M&M
If you want to really surprise
them, then sticky-note their
car! Write “Prom?” or “Will
you go to prom with me?” on
dozens of sticky-notes, and
stick them on every part of
their car. You’ll get a genuine
reaction.
Send them
flowers with a
note expressing
your promposal.
To flatter that hopeful date, fill their locker with
stuffed animals or small gifts such as candy bars.
Then, leave a persuasive and thoughtful message
with your gift, and they’ll have no choice but to
accept!
Locate their car or house
and, beside the door or on
the sidewalk, ask them
to prom by writing a
message in sidewalk chalk.
You will not put them
on the spot, and they
will never expect it!
Prepare a scavenger hunt that
spans the school or a place where
both of you commonly go. Make
the scavenger hunt personal and
creative. They’ll be dying for you to
hint around.
Fat Wallets
If you have a
fairly large budget,
personalize M&M’s
on the M&M M&M
website with
personal prom
messages, such as
“prom?”.
M&M
Don’t text or call them; ask them in person, and your
promposal will have more meaning.
Ask them yourself; don’t ask your friends to ask them
for you. If you don’t have enough courage to ask them,
then you’ll be scared all night!
Back to the Basics
Kirkpatri
Don’ts
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Borrow the person’s
phone you desire to ask
to prom, and set an
alarm on their phone
titled “Don’t be alarmed.
It’s just me, YOUR
NAME, asking you to
prom”. This idea will make
for great stories later!
Prom
Prom
Elegant Eating on Prom Night
Hayley Correll
Editor
Italian
Steakhouses
Da Vinci’s*
Outback*
With multiple dining area’s, Da Vinci’s will
exceed all your Italian expectations.
(304) 375-3633
215 Highland Avenue
Williamstown, WV 26187
This Australian themed restaurant offers great
food at a reasonable price.
(304) 422-3781
105 Grand Central Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Olive Garden
Texas Roadhouse*
This restaurant is committed to providing each
guest with a genuine Italian experience.
(304) 485-0096
109 Grand Central Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Located in the traffic circle, you will find tasty
meals and great service.
(304) 422-7427
2306 Ohio Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
If you enjoy fresh seafood, Red Lobster will not
disappoint.
(304) 422-1852
3705 Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
As a locally-owned option, Spagna’s will not
disappoint on prom night.
(740) 376-9245
301 Gilman Avenue
Marietta, OH 45750
With complimentary peanuts all night, Logan’s
will give you a laid-back feel.
(304) 295-9362
100 Ninth Street
Vienna, WV 26105
This Japanese hibachi-style grill will provide
entertainment and wonderful food.
(304) 295-2382
1500 Grand Central Avenue
Vienna, WV 26105
Kokomo’s Cove
This locally owned Parkersburg restaurant will
give you a unique dining experience.
(304) 422-7717
1009 First Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
CJ’s Italian Kitchen
Each dish is contains robust flavors and
homemade ingredients for your satisfaction.
(304) 916-1852
76 Covington Way
Vienna, OH 26105
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The Levee House*
Located in Historic Marietta, dining here will be a
distinctive experience.
(740) 374-2233
127 Ohio Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Ethnic
Fusion*
Seafood
With a friendly atmosphere and diverse dishes
this restaurant is out to impress.
(740) 374-4400
332 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
This Marietta restaurant boasts seafood, but has
a wide array of options.
(740) 374-8278
The Hackett Hotel: 203 Second Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Logan’s Roadhouse
This mouth-watering family-owned restaurant
boasts amazing flavor.
(304) 428-5472
1236 Seventh Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Buckley House*
The Galley
Spagna’s*
Colombo’s*
Fancy
Red Lobster*
Spats*
Visit this restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel for
an elegant meal and a variety of options.
(304) 865-8686
320 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Los Agaves
If ‘elegant dining’ is not your forte, there are
many casual and fast food options in the
Parkersburg/Marietta area.
Speedy service and delicious food make this
restaurant a perfect choice.
(304) 428-2002
4542 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Ryan’s
Golden Corral
Shoney’s
Bob Evans
Mt. Family Restaurant
Pizza Hut
Quizno’s
Firehouse Subs
Applebee’s
Tampico
With two locations, this cozy restaurant will
provide authentic Mexican food.
(304) 422-0005
(740) 374-8623
500 Lakeview Drive
221 Second Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Marietta, OH 45750
Ruby Tuesday
River City
Marietta Brewing Co.
Austyn’s
Los Trancas
Jumbo’s
Cracker Barrel
Qdoba
Five Guys
*Signifies a reservation/call ahead seating would be recommended.
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Prom
Prom
When the
Music
Stops...
Abigale Gellner
Reporter
What to
Bring:
1
What’s
Playing
God’s Not Dead
Divergent
*extra clothes (don’t forget socks and
undergarments!)
*extra comfortable shoes
*money
Rio 2
Joe
*camera (and charger!)
*phone charger
*toothbrush
*pillow and blanket (if you’re crashing at a
On My
Way
friend’s!)
*deodorant!
2
Need for
Speed
Captain
America: The
Winter Solider
300: Rise of
an
Empire
The Amazing
Spider-Man
2
Don’ts
Emerson Lanes has Cosmic
Bolwing from 9pm until 1
am on Saturday nights.
3
Draft Day
Noah
The cost is $16.50
per person for four
* Don’t wear
your tux or
prom dress to an
after prom event
where it may get
stained. Gentlemen,
you don’t want
to have to pay
extra for that
tux! Ladies, you
will want to sell
that prom dress
next year!
hours or $5.00 per
game per person.
YOu’ll need to
have at least
three people
per lane!
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*DOn’t pick an after prom
event that your date won’t
like. Prom is what you make
it. So, if you’re not doing
something you’ll enjoy, then
the night will be torturous.
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Print out
a map or
get the app
to spot the
constellations
Don’t forget:
*sleeping bags
*Store Checklist*
*flashlights
*graham
1) Movies (if you don’t have any to watch)
crackers
2) snacks
*marshmallows
*chocolate
3) breakfast ingredients
*warm clothes
Make alternate
plans in case
of rain.
4) extra toothbrushes (your friends will
probably forget!)
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Plan some fun games
to play around the
campfire. Campfire
discussions are a
great time to have a
heart-to-heart or
laugh the night away.
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Entertain
*Ask
* Pick your
location
beforehand.
friends to bring their
favorite movies.
* Rent movies from a Red Box.
* Buy $5.00 movies at Wal-Mart
* Invest in Just Dance or ask a
friend to bring the game...It’s a blast,
and it will eliminate all awkwardness.
*Play board games!!
* Make other
arrangements in
case of rain.
*Don’t get uptight about
making everything perfect
after prom. Relax and
absorb the moment.
*Don’t plan to spend your
time after prom wtih just
your date;. It will make the
evening extremely awkward.
Make plans to spend the
night with your friends as
well as your date’s friends.
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Plan a
Breakfast
* Don’t
forget your
poles and
bait!
* Make sure
you bring
warm clothes.
* Make something special
like waffles, pancakes or
french toast together Sunday
morning.
* If you’re worried
about time, then stop by
Baking Your Day or JR’s
to ;buy donuts or muffins.
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Prom
Kelsey Kirkpatrick
Editor
Stop, It’s Safety Time!
Prom is a big event that
everyone looks forward to; it’s
a time to dress up and have a fun
night with friends. You should
have a fun time, but in a safe
way.
Distracted
driving
and
partying are hazardous events
that occur on prom night. Prom
is later in the evening and brings
many risk factors into play.
Make all your plans ahead
of time. Instead of partying, go
to a friend’s house and watch a
Driving
Driving is an important
aspect of prom. You have
to either drive you and your
date around or have a parent
drive you. If you’re driving
you and your date, you need
to be extra careful. You are
an unexperienced driver and
you have a passenger. Even
though you’re excited and
having fun, you need to pay
attention to the road. You’ll
movie.
Prom night brings about
many activities that can be
risky. This is a high school event
and students should behave like
young adults. Be responsible;
just because it’s prom doesn’t
mean you can drop all your
morals for a night. Actions
have consequences. Bad things
do happen and you’re not
invincible. Be safe and smart
this year at prom!
have to drive a lot of places
that day, to your date’s house,
the place where you’re taking
pictures, wherever you’re
eating and finally prom.
You’ll also have to drive to
your after prom activity and
then home. Prom is being
held in Parkersburg, and
Parkersburg is a busier area
than St. Marys so driving will
be more dangerous. Before
prom, make sure you are
familiar with Parkersburg and
the places you are going.
One thing you should not
do is text and drive. Texting
and driving is a problem with
teens. Being on your phone is
considered distracting and is
now illegal in West Virginia.
Do you think people
are pressured to make
bad decisions on prom
night?
No (29%)
Yes (71%)
PROM
Helpful Tips
•Keep your cell phone on you at all times.
•Pre-plan your after prom activities so you know what’s in store.
•Inform your friends, family or date when and where you are going during the duration of the day.
•Take an extra bag of clothes to change into, so you won’t be unprepared for your after prom activity.
• Know the directions to where prom, pictures and restaurants are before time.
Have your passenger text and
call your friends or parents
for you.
Some students may have
big plans for after prom, such
as partying. You should not
be partying at all, but if you
are, do not drive if you have
had a drink! You could not
only wreck and kill yourself
and passenger, but also other
travelers on the road. Driving
drunk is not worth ruining
your life, plus it’s illegal.
Overall, be careful and
smart when driving. Don’t
have any distractions and
have your passengers help
you do things you can’t while
driving. Focus on the road
and know your locations.
Sex
Prom night is a special
night, but not special
enough to be involved in
sexual activity. This night is
not your wedding, so keep
your pants and dresses on.
Just because someone
invited you to prom, doesn’t
mean you should feel
pressured to do anything.
Abstinence is the best
policy.
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11 teens each
day are killed due
to texting while
driving
http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cell-phone/cell-phonestatistics.html
You might have an eventful
night planned out for after
prom. Some attendees go to a
bowling alley or to a friend’s
house to watch movies.
However, other students may
have other plans revolved
around partying.
One, students are not
old enough to drink. Two,
drinking brings nothing but
bad news. Partying leads to
other deviant behavior, so
before you sip that drink, think
about what could happen.
If you are at a party, don’t
set your drink down because
people can stick something in
it. Find a DD for the night.
Partying
Have everyone stick their
keys in a basket and put them
away so no one is tempted to
drive drunk.
Also, be careful during your
after prom activity, because
it’s late at night. Inform your
parents when you’re leaving
prom, where you will be
going and before you leave
your after prom activity.
60% of teen driving
deaths are caused
by alcohol
http://www.thecompletelawyer.com/?p=779

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