Greetings amazing Alumni,
Who’s ready for SHMD?! The Dance will take place the first weekend in March, 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!
The Alumni Committee will be led by Danielle McMahon, Emily Hunt and Jeremy Wood. We are very excited to be in leadership roles again this year, and are looking forward to working with you all.
Due to historical issues with the email system, we have decided to move into the world of Facebook. Like us on Facebook at “SHMD Alumni”. The SHMD.org website will still hold all of the pertinent Alumni information moving forward, if you do not use Facebook.
Here are some friendly reminders and helpful tidbits to know before getting to the Dance.
-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. Please be mindful of your personal belongings, the Dance is not responsible for anything lost or stolen. Please see Andrew Havens with any Alumni Lounge questions or concerns.
-Again, there will be no parking available at the High School without a permit. There is not parking along Merritt Road, Elmwood, or Oakwood. Plan to park at Tanglewood School and take the shuttle bus over. Buses will begin running at approximately 4:30 pm Friday. There will be no buses after 10:30pm Friday, but they will begin again Saturday morning.
-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.
-Our first alumni meeting will be in the auditorium immediately following the close of the opening ceremonies. Please do NOT bring any food, drink, or personal belongings into the auditorium. You will be asked to leave food and drink outside of the auditorium upon entry.
-ATTENTION FRESHMAN ALUMNI: Please find Ashley Clark and Katrina Putney once you arrive at the Dance. There will be a need for about 40-50 freshman Alumni at 6:30, so please find them before to get more details.
-For safety reasons, there is no dancing allowed with the dancers. 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 will not be permitted to dine in the cafeteria, please bring extra moola to dine and 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 4:30pm, 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
- Kitchen- The ladies in the kitchen need 4 Alumni with reliable vehicles to make runs to Dunkin Donuts (as far as Saratoga) on Friday night. Please be willing and able to donate your own gas and vehicle. Please contact Emily Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post- Dance clean up- Please contact Jeremy Wood at email@example.com
Please remember there is a predetermined 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 (i.e. overnight duties). Sign-ups for those tasks are on a first-come-first-serve basis only.