Rachel Weis is looking forward to taking Ryan Rodriguez to the Coral Springs Charter Prom.
“Prom is a tradition, a once in a life time thing. I am looking forward to it and designed the prom ticket. The theme is “An Enchanted Forest.” A lot of people will come in limousines. I think the ticket prices are reasonable,” Weis noted.
“I am very excited to be going. It is an opportunity to spend time with my friends from school,” remarked Rodriguez.
Erin Hernandez, a senior at Coral Springs Charter School is also looking forward to the prom. It will be her first experience. “It will be a really good night and one last chance to have fun with my classmates,” remarked Hernandez.
The Coral Springs Charter Prom will take place on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $90 and this includes food and entertainment. There will an indoor tree and grass green carpet.
“This is a special event for kids. They go mostly with friends. It is nostalgic time for kids,” remarked Susana Lopez, the Coral Springs Charter teacher who is in charge of the school’s prom.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prom will take place on May 9 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Convention Center. And the students are looking forward to it.
Hallie Arnold, a Douglas student said, “I went to the prom during my sophomore year. It was a nice event. I am now a senior and I am looking forward to going to the prom this year,” she noted.
Rachel Nicolaison is also looking forward to the Douglas prom. “It is a time to be with friends and it will be fun. To have a successful prom you need a good DJ and good music. People need to be in a positive mood. It will be a special night,” she remarked.
Ty Thompson, principal of Douglas stated, “Prom is a rite of passage and something kids want to come to. It is always a great and kids have made some great memories. The theme is a secret surprise for kids.” He added that it will be a safe event and students will be checked before entering and that it will be well chaperoned.
The Coral Springs High School prom will take place on May 16 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Convention Center. Tickets are $110 and the event will include a full dinner beginning with hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and deserts. There will be a DJ and plenty of dancing. The theme will be “Frozen in Time Winter Wonderland.”
It will be a safe event. Students entering the prom will be given a breathalyzer test and if there is any suspicion of prior drug or alcohol use will not be permitted to enter. Once inside prom, they will be expected to remain there until the end; there will be no going back and forth between the dance and cars. There will be Coral Springs police officer present, the school security team, teachers and chaperons. Students will have received a presentation from the Coral Springs Fire Department on the consequences of drug and alcohol use and misbehavior. They are given instructions on what is expected of them at prom. “We try to instill in our students the importance of making right decisions,” said Michael Marhefka, assistant principal of Coral Springs High School.
“It will be very upbeat and fun. For seniors it is one of the culmination events of high school. It means different things to different people. Parent will talk to their children about their proms. They get all dressed up for a night on the town,” mentioned Marhefka.
Some students will get together and rent a limousine. Others will come in groups. Students who don’t have a date are not discouraged from coming to the prom. It is a chance to have fun.
Shawn Cerra, the principal of J.P. Taravella High School is looking forward to this year’s prom. The theme will be “A Night at Gatsby’s.” It will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel on May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
The Coral Glades High School prom will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale on May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $100. A theme has not been announced. “For the seniors it is way to cap off four years and celebrate their high school careers and accomplishments with their friends. It is a high school tradition and a part of the fabric of American life,” stated Steve Carruth, principal of Coral Glades High School.