The 2019 “Golden Gala” Senior Prom will take place on Friday, May 31st at The Imperia in Somerset, NJ. The evening will include dinner and dancing from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets for the dance are $90 per person. Tickets must be purchased online through the school’s ThunderTix system. The system will open to students on Monday, April 15th and will remain open until Sunday, May 12th.
Senior Prom Ticket Purchase
- Select Senior Prom as the event
- Complete the Survey questions
- Complete the purchase of the ticket
- Print out the ticket
- Complete the Student Signature and the Parent/Guardian Signature on the paper ticket.
- Bring the signed ticket to the Senior Prom on May 31st along with your NHHS Student ID.
After purchasing the ticket online, the ticket needs to be printed and both student and parent need to sign the lower portion to acknowledge the Random Breathalyzer and Code of Conduct Policies referenced below. Students will NOT be admitted to the dance without completing this portion of the ticket.
In order to be eligible to buy a ticket for the Senior Prom, your student must be in good academic standing and free from all outstanding obligations. If you believe that your student owes money for an obligation, please have this paid by May 18th. Obligation payments should be submitted to Karen Ellis in 239 during normal school hours. You can check if there are any student obligations through the parent ASPEN portal.
Any student who earned less than 30 credits during the previous school year (excluding current freshmen) is not eligible to attend this dance based on the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Board of Education Policy 2430.
North Hunterdon students inviting out-of-school guests must have the guest approved by our Director of Student Activities, Mr. Anthony Petraglia before purchasing the tickets. The OUT-OF-SCHOOL GUEST form is attached below. The out-of-school guest should purchase his/her ticket online, complete all the necessary information components, and print out the designated Out-of-School GUEST Ticket. Under the Student ID of the guest ticket, enter the NHHS Student ID as “Guest”. We recommend submitting the forms to Mr. Petraglia in Room 239 as soon as your child decides to attend the dance, but no later than Friday, May 10th.
Students must present their printed ticket and student ID at the door for entry into the dance. If a student is bringing an out-of-school guest, the ID of the North student will also have the guest’s information. The guest simply needs some form of picture ID – an identification card from another school, a driver’s license, etc.
Senior Prom Guidelines:
- You must bring your printed Senior Prom Ticket.
- You must bring your NHHS photo ID (or other photo ID).
- You may not bring water bottles/other containers or bags into the dance.
- Once you are checked in, you are there for the whole event! If you leave the building for any reason, you may not return.
- Guests who are age 21 and over or are currently in middle school will not be permitted to attend.
- Administration reserves the right to deny guest requests for any reason.
- Students are expected to follow all school policies and procedures including dress code.
The doors will open at 5:00pm for students to begin checking in. No student will be admitted to the dance after 6:00pm. This is a formal event. No jeans or sneakers will be permitted. Gentlemen should wear formal attire (tuxedo) and women should wear formal attire (such as long/short dresses). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rebecca Schaefer (email@example.com) or Mr. Michael Owdij (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We expect our North Hunterdon High School students to conduct themselves at school-related functions in a manner that would make their parents and our community proud. We hope, as their parents do, that our students will present themselves always as persons of integrity. However, sometimes students ignore the law and school regulations by engaging in activities that are questionable or illegal. We hope to ensure that students understand the repercussions of their actions should they choose to use prohibited substances at a school-sponsored event.
According to New Jersey Statute 18A: 40A-12, school personnel have a legal obligation to report and test students who are suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The following excerpt from the statute provides a basic explanation of why any students suspected of using illicit substances must undergo an alcohol and drug screening conducted under the direction of a physician as well as a physical examination.
Under this statute, school personnel cannot make any determination of the medical status of a student by testing via a swab or by breathalyzer.
“Whenever it shall appear to any teaching staff member, school nurse or other educational personnel of any public school in this State that a pupil may be under the influence of substances as defined pursuant to section 2 of this act, that teaching staff member, school nurse or other educational personnel shall report the matter as soon as possible to the school nurse or medical inspector as the case may be, or to his designee. The principal or his designee, shall immediately notify the parent or guardian and the Superintendent of Schools, if there be one, or the administrative principal and shall arrange for an immediate examination of the pupil by a doctor selected by the parent or guardian, or if that doctor is not immediately available, by the medical inspector, if he is available.” 18 A: 40A-12
Students with positive test results will be suspended for ten days and undergo a minimum of five counseling sessions with our Student Assistance Counselor (SAC). Other disciplinary measures may be imposed.
RANDOM BREATHALYZER TESTING
Random Breathalyzer Testing will be used at the Senior Prom and is one facet of a comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention program. The purposes of random breathalyzer testing are to deter students from using alcohol and to identify students who are using so that families can take the appropriate steps. The approach to random breathalyzer testing is therapeutic. Students who test positive are suspended from participation in co-curricular activities for a minimum of two weeks as well as parking privileges. Students must participate in sessions with the Student Assistance Counselor.
Senior Prom is one of the highlights of the student experience at North Hunterdon High School. I hope that many of our students will take advantage of this opportunity and have a safe, fun and memorable night with their peers.
Dr. Gregory Cottrell