Hey Hey Hey Alumni,
Are you ready for the 2013 South High Marathon Dance? It will be March 1st and 2nd this year, and we look forward to seeing you all there! As usual there is plenty of work for us to do to help make this year’s dance a success!
As many of you know, Tressa Jackson stepped down last year as head of the Alumni Committee, and we again thank her for all of her hard work and dedication to this Dance! The Alumni Committee will be led by Danielle McMahon, Emily Hunt and Jeremy Wood. We are very excited to be in leadership roles and appreciate Tressa’s support in our transition during the 2012 Dance. We feel confident that we will have a successful Dance in 2013!
Here are some friendly reminders and helpful tidbits to know before getting to the 2013 Dance:
-Alumni registration will ake place in the Old Gym. Registration will begin at 4:15pm. Please bring a photo ID to sign-in. You will be able to update your contact info and buy this year’s exceptionally amazing shirt ($20.00), which will be revealed at the Dance! There will be some exceptional new merchandise at our table this year as well!
-Our alumni lounge will be in the upstairs wrestling room again this year. Just look for the helpful signs to guide you if you lose the way. All Alumni will need to enter the building through the Bulldog Entrance at the far end of the back parking lot throughout the Dance. You will not be permitted to enter through the front or side entrances of the building at any time during the Dance.
-Again, there will be no parking available at the High School, along Merritt Road, Elmwood, or Oakwood. Plan to park at Tanglewood School and take the shuttle bus over. Do your best to carpool to free up parking spaces for the public and save some gas money! Buses will begin running at approximately 4:00 pm Friday, and run for the duration of the dance.
-We ask that you please bring one case of bottled water for Alumni consumption throughout the Dance and deliver it to the Alumni Lounge upon arriving at the Dance.
-Opening ceremonies are at 7:00 pm. Due to the number of dancers, Alumni will be asked to sit in the bleachers, in the Old Gym or in the LGI. We will not be able to sit on the gymnasium floor. Our first alumni meeting will be in the auditorium immediately following the close of these ceremonies. Please do NOT bring any food, drink, or personal belongings into the auditorium.
-For safety reasons, we ask that dancing with the students be kept to a minimum due to the lack of space on the dance floor. During the closing ceremonies, alumni will not be able to sit on the floor with dancers. We kindly ask alumni to once again find a seat in the bleachers, the Old Gym, or the LGI.
Alumni access to the auditorium and cafeteria will be restricted again this year.
-Alumni will not be permitted to dine in the cafeteria, please bring extra moola to donate at the SHMD snack bar! Alumni are also prohibited from any and all dancer rooms at all times.
We are looking for people who are anxious to sign up to help out! Please contact the individuals below to sign-up:
- After school classroom prep (Beginning at 2:35pm*): Email Emily Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Parking for after school prep will be at the high school, however you will need to move your vehicle to a parking lot at 4pm, and please take the shuttle back to the school. Thanks for your understanding!
- Boys Check-in: Email Dani McMahon at email@example.com
- Girls Check-in: Email Dani McMahon firstname.lastname@example.org
- Costume Party Posts & Costume Party Clean-up: Email Nadine LeFebvre at email@example.com
Other committees in need of volunteers:
- Video Production Committee: Looking for volunteers who are looking to help with the video production to the web and to the gym during the dance. Please contact Nicholas Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org and Joshua Jacobs at email@example.com
- Registration: Looking for 4 alumni for dancer registration at the beginning of the Dance. Please contact Emily Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Room Supervision Committee: Looking for individuals to work with the room monitors to help the dancers when they are in their rooms. Please contact Emily Hunt at email@example.com
- Parking Lot: Looking for enthusiastic individuals to don a fashionable vest to direct traffic at various points throughout the dance. The parking lot will need help starting at 4:30pm Friday. Please contact Kara Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember there is an estimated preset number of helping hands Alumni will need for each job throughout the Dance. If the task you were looking to participate in has been scooped up by someone else, please don’t fret! There are PLENTY of other helpful things to do! If you are wearing your Alumni shirt, you will put you to work!
Please join our first Alumni meeting (in the auditorium immediately following the opening ceremony) to sign-up for the other important jobs we will need your help with throughout the Dance. Sign-ups for those tasks are on a first-come-first-serve basis only.
If anything has been confusing or lacking information in this email, please join us at our first Alumni meeting after the opening ceremonies at the Dance! If you have any pre-dance questions, please direct them to Emily at email@example.com.
If you notice that a friend has not received this email, please pass it along! We want to get the word to ALL ALUMNI and we may need your help to accomplish that goal!
Lastly, we truly hope you can join us this year. We are here to help the Dance run as smoothly as possible. Let’s keep those amazing recipients and hardworking dancers in the forefront of our minds; after all, they are why we are there! We are proud to call ourselves SHMD Alumni, and we hope you all feel the same. We are looking for everyone to bring their positive energy and helping hands to do whatever is necessary to get the job done! So, let’s roll up our sleeves and remember how much we love our job as the SHMD Alumni!
~Dani, Emily and Jeremy