Middle School 8th Grade Prom

Middle School 8th Grade Prom

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Since: Jun 08

The Creek

#1 Apr 21, 2009
Does anyone have a child attending? A girl? The theme is Mardi Gras and was just wondering how you dress for that. I guess I can figure that out but is your child dressing up to that theme? How serious are you parents taking the theme or will your child dress like going to a regular dance?

Since: Nov 08

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Apr 21, 2009
I asked one of the teachers there last week about what kind of dress to get my daughter as the flyer called it "Prom". I'm not about to spend hundreds of dollars on a middle school dance outfit lol. She said that the girls should wear something colorful, spring dresses or whatever. My daughter wants jeans but we've nixed that idea. Hope that helps.

Since: Jun 08

The Creek

#4 Apr 21, 2009
Oh I am not planning on it either. Though she might try. LOL. That does help a lot. She would have the perfect dress but it was black. But if it were purple, gold or green, it would have been perfect. Thanks that does help a lot.

Since: Nov 08

London, KY

#5 Apr 22, 2009
Oh, I don't know if this will help you or not, but I was told today, that there was a lady selling prom dresses at Vendors Mall, in Corbin. She said the dresses were really reasonable. I told my girl and she just gave me the eye roll. LOL Still, I think I'll go check it out and just not tell her about it. If I find something she will like, then she'll have to go look at it at least.
lol

London, KY

#6 Apr 22, 2009
i thought you weren't supposed to wear anything to a Mardi Gras party.....
just 2 much

Frankfort, KY

#7 Apr 23, 2009
It seems to me there are to many "dances". A lot of parents cannot afford to "keep up". Why can't they just have dance where you are required to wear "casual clothing"? You can't expect your child to not want a new dress when they hear what the other girls are wearing. It is MIDDLE SCHOOL, and the economy is to bad to go out and spend money. Stuff like this keeps some from going because they will feel "left out" if they don't have that elaborate attire. It is bad enough what they charge for ticket prices for a glass of Kool-Aid and a sandwich. If the school wants to have this for the kids, then atleast make it to wear every child feels like they can go. Just spent more than I needed to on the winter formal 2 months ago.

Since: Jun 08

The Creek

#8 Apr 23, 2009
just 2 much wrote:
It seems to me there are to many "dances". A lot of parents cannot afford to "keep up". Why can't they just have dance where you are required to wear "casual clothing"? You can't expect your child to not want a new dress when they hear what the other girls are wearing. It is MIDDLE SCHOOL, and the economy is to bad to go out and spend money. Stuff like this keeps some from going because they will feel "left out" if they don't have that elaborate attire. It is bad enough what they charge for ticket prices for a glass of Kool-Aid and a sandwich. If the school wants to have this for the kids, then atleast make it to wear every child feels like they can go. Just spent more than I needed to on the winter formal 2 months ago.
I agree. I don't think we go overboard on the dresses. I've only bought her one. She hasn't even wore it yet. Her nana bought her one and I think she has wore it to 2 dances. Some of the kids don't dress up and the last dance she went to, she didn't. Since this was being called a Prom, I didn't know what to expect.

Since: Nov 08

London, KY

#9 Apr 23, 2009
just 2 much wrote:
It seems to me there are to many "dances". A lot of parents cannot afford to "keep up". Why can't they just have dance where you are required to wear "casual clothing"? You can't expect your child to not want a new dress when they hear what the other girls are wearing. It is MIDDLE SCHOOL, and the economy is to bad to go out and spend money. Stuff like this keeps some from going because they will feel "left out" if they don't have that elaborate attire. It is bad enough what they charge for ticket prices for a glass of Kool-Aid and a sandwich. If the school wants to have this for the kids, then atleast make it to wear every child feels like they can go. Just spent more than I needed to on the winter formal 2 months ago.
Oh boy, I agree with you there. I thought things like "Prom" were reserved only for high school and I spoke my concerns to the teacher over there when I went to pick up my daughters ticket. My oldest went to Prom last may at KC and their theme was Mardi gras. we looked everywhere for a dress and mask and spent way too much money. But she was graduating and that Prom was special.
Anyway, I spoke with a teacher at the middle school and she said that it was not going to be anything like a "real" prom and the girls should just wear church going clothes, something colorful, spring dresses. The last dance my daughter went to was the Winter Formal and those dresses didn't come cheap lol
okay

United States

#10 Apr 23, 2009
Creek Crew wrote:
Oh I am not planning on it either. Though she might try. LOL. That does help a lot. She would have the perfect dress but it was black. But if it were purple, gold or green, it would have been perfect. Thanks that does help a lot.
Take and buy ribbons of many bright and vibrant colors and add them to the black dress do something with feathers, add a hat with something wild on it. Don't buy another work with what you got have her help and tell her she will be unique and beautiful. Have faith.
okay

United States

#11 Apr 23, 2009
The problem is we "parents" have taught our childen to "Keep up with the Jones's" and that is why we are in this bad econimic situation. and if you look closely even the "Jones's" are having a hard time even if they won't admit it.
KCMS Prom

United States

#12 Apr 24, 2009
It is only being called a "prom" to make the kids feel special and that they deserve to have something nice to go to at the end of the year. The dress attire is SEMI-FORMAL. Which means for the girls a nice sun-dress, or Sunday best. Simple, but nice. NO JEANS, etc. For the boys a pair of Khaki pants and a Polo shirt or button up if they'd like. It is not intended for the kids to spend a lot of money on dresses, hair, make-up, etc. If you would like to call the school they will tell you the same thing. Ask to speak with someone over the middle school prom. But don't get on here running your mouth over people trying to do nice things for your kids. It's about the children...not about the money spent.

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Since: Apr 09

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#13 Apr 24, 2009
KCMS Prom wrote:
It is only being called a "prom" to make the kids feel special and that they deserve to have something nice to go to at the end of the year. The dress attire is SEMI-FORMAL. Which means for the girls a nice sun-dress, or Sunday best. Simple, but nice. NO JEANS, etc. For the boys a pair of Khaki pants and a Polo shirt or button up if they'd like. It is not intended for the kids to spend a lot of money on dresses, hair, make-up, etc. If you would like to call the school they will tell you the same thing. Ask to speak with someone over the middle school prom. But don't get on here running your mouth over people trying to do nice things for your kids. It's about the children...not about the money spent.
Overkill. I don't think they're running their mouths.
just 2 much

Frankfort, KY

#14 Apr 24, 2009
KCMS Prom wrote:
It is only being called a "prom" to make the kids feel special and that they deserve to have something nice to go to at the end of the year. The dress attire is SEMI-FORMAL. Which means for the girls a nice sun-dress, or Sunday best. Simple, but nice. NO JEANS, etc. For the boys a pair of Khaki pants and a Polo shirt or button up if they'd like. It is not intended for the kids to spend a lot of money on dresses, hair, make-up, etc. If you would like to call the school they will tell you the same thing. Ask to speak with someone over the middle school prom. But don't get on here running your mouth over people trying to do nice things for your kids. It's about the children...not about the money spent.
well, that it what they say; "sunday best", until you see the girls with formal wear and arriving in a limo.

Since: Jun 08

The Creek

#15 Apr 24, 2009
just 2 much wrote:
<quoted text>well, that it what they say; "sunday best", until you see the girls with formal wear and arriving in a limo.
There is always a few in the bunch.
momma

AOL

#16 Jul 20, 2009
well the 8th grade prom at SLMS, was just like a prom, not semi-formal, they said it was formal. So I got my daughter the whole thing, dress, hair, limo. But when we got in and were taking pictures, there were alot of kids were wearing what looked like clothes you wore to school on a regular day. I do think they should reserve formal dances for high-school because you know those kids had to feel bad.
troynesha

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Mar 12, 2010
yes you all wrong because they should wear wat they want when they want to
troynesha

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Mar 12, 2010
so wat there wear it beause it there prom
elizabeth

United States

#19 May 19, 2010
i need a prom dress for middle school in week
elizabeth

United States

#20 May 19, 2010
my firend and me are geting prom dresses for homcoming
may 19, 2010
KCMS MOM

London, KY

#21 May 19, 2010
Is this prom only for 8th grade?

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