In response to Ms. Coras (letter published on Saturday, May 2), who was putting down our children’s 8th-grade dance which took place this Saturday: I would have understood your concern on the timing, but to imply that some of these students will not be around or earn their right to the senior prom is absurd. Students choose to attend school functions!
We have to learn to deal and work around schedules in life. This is part of the process of teaching our children to adapt.
Saturday’s 8th-grade dance was a non-school function, planned and paid for by donations from 8th-grade parents/grandparents. This type of function requires a lot of time and careful planning. Rewarding our children with a memorable dance for their ambition and determination for their successes in school and athletics was very emotive and very successful! Our children/grandchildren have not only earned it, but chose to attend.
My grandson was an honoree to this dance and this year was inducted to the Honor Society thanks to his supportive teachers and his mother. His grades were 92 and above throughout the year. He is very ambitious when it comes to his studies and sports and he is part of the football, basketball and track/field teams. I am very proud of his accomplishments and to read what Ms. Coras wrote was absolutely and totally wrong.
First of all, my grandson’s goals and objectives are very high. He is already in pursuit of his studies for a degree. My grandson will graduate, he will be there for his senior prom (and it will be because he chose to go) and he will attend college (God willing). It is beyond me to comprehend where this lady gets off saying that this private dance would be the last school event and they would not make it to see their senior prom. Ms. Coras, you need to get your act and facts together and then apologize to the 8th-grade students who attended this event. With all due respect, Ms. Coras, these children are our future and need positive role models in their lives while they continue their journey throughout their school years!
A proud grandmother of an 8th-grade student,