Eventgroove Event Series: The High School Prom
We have used Eventgroove for every major event our school has had for the past three years. I always get compliments on the posters hanging in the hallway advertising the event, and the tickets we receive always look so nice and make keeping track of our tickets sales easy.
~Kristen Kelly, Event Coordinator
Senior Prom is a special time for high school students. It’s a rite of passage that marks an important part of a young person’s life, a time of celebration and fun. Like any event involving a large number of attendees, a Senior Prom needs to be planned and coordinated carefully to ensure everything goes off without an problem and everyone has a good time.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss, Cleveland Heights High School 2011 Senior Prom with its coordinator, Kristen Kelly. Commonly called just “Heights,” the high school was founded in 1901. With an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students, the high school is built around a model of smaller schools within the main one, which allows faculty to offer a unique learning experience to its students.
The Senior Prom was held on June 3, 2011. Kristen tells me, ” The Prom went off without a hitch. The students all looked lovely, the dinner was wonderful and they had a great time dancing. Some of them wore masks that they had made at home. The students seemed to think the best part was the dancing. They really like the DJ this year. They also enjoyed the crowning of the prom king and queen.”
In an academic environment, the primary focus is making sure students are spending their time learning. Faculty and staff have to maintain a fine balance when preparing for events like prom. Of course, they want to make sure students get excited about the event and have a great time, but they also need to make sure they are paying attention to their lessons. I asked Kristen how they managed ticket sales this year?
“We sold tickets after school 3 days a week for a month, which worked well for our Seniors. It gave them plenty of time to arrange to purchase their tickets, and didn’t interrupt the school day.” Kristen told me. Students had plenty of opportunity to buy their prom tickets outside of class hours.
For someone planning a similar event, Kristen offers this advice: “Make sure to stay organized, publicize, and have plenty of chaperones. Having a company that specialized in event planning take care of the event ensures that it runs smoothly.”
Whether you’re planning a themed Senior Prom or a Fundraiser for your school, you will find plenty of customizable tickets and collateral to match your needs in the Eventgroove design gallery.
Thanks again, Kristen and Cleveland Heights High School for sharing your experience and advice with Eventgroove. Best wishes and congratulations to your 2011 Graduating Class.