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CHS Fall Dance

Jonathan Carter

It’s been four years since over 300 students gathered in the CHS craft theater to celebrate a Halloween Dance at the end of October. The long-standing tradition, started by past CHS teacher and forum leader Judith Dewoskin, occurred for over twenty-five years. It was previously known as the DWOW Halloween Dance.

This year, Forum Council is bringing back the tradition in inspiration of the old Community.

“We’re still in the early stages of production and figuring out what it’s going to be,” said Ryan Silvester, Forum Council advisor. “The tentative plan is for Oct. 27, the Friday before Halloween, to have a dance/extravaganza at CHS from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.”

He feels that many students have wanted to bring back the Halloween Dance over the years since the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s very much a Halloween theme, so students are encouraged to dress in costume for the dance but it’s by no means required. There may also be an opportunity to submit your favorite fun, Halloween-like music for creating a playlist.

Spooky decorations and talk of a fog machine are still in the works — Forum Council is taking inventory of items from previous years and what can be made of them. If students want to contribute or donate decorations for a day, they can reach out to a forum council representative.

FoCo is still trying to figure out ticket pricing. According to Silvester, it will depend on the cost of putting it together.

“There’s going to be dancing in the craft theater, some other games, a bake sale, and a movie is going to be going on as well,” Silvester said.

Nova Carr, CHS senior, is looking forward to attending the school event. She remembers going to middle school dances, but since then she hasn’t gone out of her way to attend one of the bigger high schools’ events.

Carr is a part of school clubs and utilizes the open campus to go downtown with friends, so she doesn’t feel that she’s missed out on traditional school events or dances. Although CHS offers other activities, these occasions are still something to look forward to. She is hopeful that there will be a variety of things to do at the dance.

“I’ve heard whispers of it possibly happening and that makes me quite excited now that there’s confirmation,” Carr said. “It’s just another opportunity to be able to socialize and have fun, dance around, eat some food, play some games, do some activities, maybe meet new people.”

Lucian Sperling, CHS senior, agrees that having more events at Community would add to the atmosphere. School dances allow the whole student basis to connect more and just have a good time.

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Emmy is going into her fifth semester on the Communicator staff. She is excited for what the year will bring and finally being a senior! She spends most of her time playing soccer, which she has played since the age of six. Emmy enjoys being outside as the weather gets colder, going on long runs, and discovering new coffee shops.

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