For a high school student, Spring semester is full of a lot of great and exciting events and prom can definitely be at the top of that list. People often ask me how online school is different from traditional brick-and-mortar schools. I could give you a list of how they are similar and how they are different, but one topic is consistent across both types of schools: the students. Just like in brick-and-mortar schools, our online students cannot wait for prom.
Prom at Insight School of Kansas (ISKS) is a big deal. Every year, it is an event that both students and teachers look forward to. A lot of thought, time, and energy is put into planning, prepping, decorating, and attending prom.
Our Student Council representatives and sponsors work hard to help create a prom theme that our students vote on each year. This year’s theme was Behind the Mask and featured décor and an ambiance similar to that of a Masquerade Ball. Nate Freitag, ISKS social studies teacher and Student Council co-sponsor, had nothing but praise for our Student Council and the effort they put in to create a memorable prom.
“Our Student Council was excited to take the lead planning Prom this year. They really took a sense of ownership and enjoyed receiving feedback from fellow students, teachers, and administrators. Planning prom is a great experience for them and they honed many skills: organization, communication, preparation, and how to handle constructive criticism.”
Thanks to the planning of our Student Council, the week of prom always starts off with a spirit week! Both students and staff really get a kick out of participating in this. An example of some of our spirit days are: favorite villain or superhero day, wacky hair day, favorite fictional character day, game day, and of course it always culminates in a school spirit day where students wear their Wolf Pack swag. Having students and staff participate during these days really helps to build a strong school culture. We want our students to feel pride for their school and a sense of community, which spirit week definitely supports.