Rose Fall Formal FALLing into Place
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 18, 2013
Contributed photo: Sophomore Everette Lassiter finds a creative way to ask sophomore Shelby Casey to Fall Ball
All of the seasons have something to offer for Rose students. With the beginning of a new season comes the addition of new ways to keep students entertained. This season in particular has students talking about a new event for Rose - Fall Ball.
This will be the first year a Fall Ball, previously known as Fall Formal, has ever been held in Rose history.
“All I’ve heard are rumors around the school about Fall Ball, no one’s really announced it yet,” freshman Mary Kathryn Kinley said.
SGA junior class vice president Mia Connell said the committee has not set a date for announcements yet. However, she said that when they do have announcements, they will notify the school about the official date, ticket prices and location.
“The requested date for Fall Ball is November second; I’m not sure if they have approved it yet or not,” Connell said. “It will most likely be in the commons, and the tickets will probably cost around five dollars each.”
According to Connell, the commons is the opportune place to hold the ball, due to the restrictions on decorations and shoes allowed in the gym. Decorations have not been discussed at length at this point in the planning process, but the junior class SGA officers and Mrs. Haynes, who are in charge of planning the ball, are beginning to meet to discuss decoration options. The officers are working on a possible idea of a “night in the park” theme to make the ball stand out from other dances such as Sadie Hawkins, which is in the spring.
“We’re thinking about decorations that are kind of like a night in the park,” Connell said.
The commons is not the only thing that will look different for Fall Ball. Students who attend will be wearing outfits that vary slightly from the usual blue, black, green and white required school uniforms.
The title Fall “Ball” is misleading because the dress code for Fall Ball just happens to be semi-formal. Students can save the extravagant dresses and tuxedos for Prom, because simple dresses and blazers will be closer to the type of attire for Fall Ball.
“It’s not going to be people getting all decked out, just simple, semi-formal attire.” Connell said.
Whether it is from the rumors of decorations, dress code, venue or simply the social aspect of it, many students are excited for Fall Ball.
“I’m really excited because I love planning stuff like this,” Connell said. “And who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up, take pictures, and hangout with friends?”
Connell is not the only junior officer who is excited, however. Junior Macie Wright voiced her enthusiasm for Fall Ball as well.
“I think it’ll be fun to have an event during the first semester, since we usually have Sadie Hawkins and prom second semester,” Wright said. “So it’ll be a great way to get everyone in the school together for fall.”
With so many people voicing their feelings about Fall Ball, it is expected to have a decent turn out, considering students in all four grade levels will be allowed to attend. The students that will not be permitted to attend, however, are students that attend other schools. Connell said the purpose of only permitting Rose students was to keep it entirely a Rose function. Even without the inclusion of other schools, the ball is expected to be a great time for all those who choose to attend.