Prom Night Hits Home School - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Some central Virginia home-schooled students got dressed up, danced and celebrated a traditional high school event Friday night prom. Full Story
John Bishop

Overland Park, KS

#1 Apr 28, 2012
its a shame that the system punishes parents/kids and should I say TAXPAYERS because they want the best education for their children. Now I am not saying all schools are not of higher education but some enviroments in the school settings are not safe and do not promote higher standards for the youth. In this world of atheletes who make millions of dollars in the pro's more emphasis is put on atheletics than promoting equal opportunity for the "Homeschooled" before schools werent all kids "Homeschooled"? so for all you that are homeschooled you've got my vote to be allowed to be play HS sports. they do in fact pay taxes as well as the rest of us. WHERE ARE ALL THE BANDWAGGONERS OF DISCRIMINATION? Is this not a form of discrimination? Just sayin
Just Sayin

Williamsburg, VA

#2 Apr 28, 2012
I thought prom was the Devil?
Bologna Streets

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Apr 28, 2012
John Bishop wrote:
its a shame that the system punishes parents/kids and should I say TAXPAYERS because they want the best education for their children. blah blah blah Just sayin
Suck it up cupcake.
bosco

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 28, 2012
This is a wonderful thing! Home schoolers and their parents stage a dance for their own enjoyment, all without the "watchful" eyes of the union bureaucrats who run the school systems.

I would point out that parents who do not use the public school systems have been paying taxes for it ever since taxes were invented. You pays your money and takes your choice. But, a "use" tax would be great. This would see the incompetents driven out of the union-controlled school systems right fast.
Peace

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Apr 28, 2012
At the end of the story, Derick Waller reported that the names of the Prom King and Queen were selected randomly instead of being a popularity contest. I think this is a FANTASTIC idea that other schools should consider.
Sunny

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 29, 2012
If you want the "school experience", go to school. If not, don't whine about the bits and pieces you don't get to have. Sheesh.
TL in Cville

Rocky Mount, VA

#7 Apr 29, 2012
Sunny wrote:
If you want the "school experience", go to school. If not, don't whine about the bits and pieces you don't get to have. Sheesh.
Kids don't always get to choose. Parents, when making the decision to home school need to consider what the child will be missing by not going into a school environment.
Lewis

Warrenton, VA

#8 Apr 29, 2012
No one was whining, Sunny.
kid

Penn Laird, VA

#9 Apr 29, 2012
Do these kids get to go to Motels in limos after the "prom" and get drunk and sleep over like regular kids?
Mrs Dani

United States

#10 May 1, 2012
Sunny wrote:
If you want the "school experience", go to school. If not, don't whine about the bits and pieces you don't get to have. Sheesh.
I could understand your comment IF they were demanding to be let into the Public School's Prom or just sitting there crying about it. They are not whining they GOT UP & MADE THEIR OWN. Instead of protesting, or crying, or demanding some government agency get involved, or sue, they got off their rears and did something about it. How is that whining?
mablesimmons

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 29, 2013
Sunny wrote:
If you want the "school experience", go to school. If not, don't whine about the bits and pieces you don't get to have. Sheesh.
I don't think ANYONE is whining... Our homeschool prom is exactly the right form of a prom..Maybe the public schools could learn from it.

Since: Jan 13

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#12 Apr 29, 2013
Peace wrote:
At the end of the story, Derick Waller reported that the names of the Prom King and Queen were selected randomly instead of being a popularity contest. I think this is a FANTASTIC idea that other schools should consider.
Maybe they should include the Drama Queen Molly to give them his female impersonating show on Prom Night.
MaltaMon

Allentown, PA

#13 May 2, 2013
Zuiko wrote:
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Maybe they should include the Drama Queen Molly to give them his female impersonating show on Prom Night.
Who the hell knows whom you are talking about?
LineDazzle

Connahs Quay, UK

#16 May 14, 2013
No one.

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