MHS admins create dance in hopes of increasing opportunities


Justice Mannie, Reporter

Chris Botts, Maize principal, has been wanting to plan a winter formal dance for students for a while now and now the wait is over. Bott’s is finally having his chance at planning a winter formal dance this year called “Eagala” from 8-11 p.m. on Dec. 4.

Tickets are $10. This money will help go toward fun things for students and staff.

“One of the main reasons for this dance is to generate money for things like taking kids to lunch or doing nice things for staff and things that cost extra money,” Botts said. “But most importantly, it is for students to have a great time with their friends.”

This dance is similar to other dances that Maize has had in the past, but it is the first dance that the administration has planned.

“I think it’s another opportunity to interact with peers, get to dress up, listen to good music, and we know that the money will in a lot of ways come back to the students and teachers,” said Botts.

The dance theme is winter. Along with dancing, there will be a sugar cookie decorating station, a hot cocoa station, and a possible movie showing. 

“Just trying to make something a little bit fun and other activities for people to do besides dance,” said Dr. Botts.

Many students from the student council felt like it’ll take away from the winter homecoming put on by the council in February. Senior member Elyce Pfeifer feels that it might start a new tradition

“This could be a chance to change things up and maybe start a new, fun tradition,” Pfeifer said.

Pfeifer feels that the student council isn’t necessarily mad, they just have to figure out a new plan in such a short amount of time.

“StuCo plans dates and events in advance to get things set in the school schedule and make sure the school has scattered events,” Pfeifer said “Stuco usually breaks even or makes very little money from school dances because of decoration, DJ, prizes, and food costs. However, if StuCo does a different additional event, we’ll have to find the funding elsewhere.”

Botts feels that the intent was to not take anything away from the student council but to provide more opportunities for students.

“I don’t think it’ll take away from winter homecoming,” Botts said. “I think prom is far enough away. Winter homecoming is in February.  I think it’s just another opportunity. And I think kids like dances and the intent is not to take away from anything. We just want to provide another opportunity for kids to get together and everyone should come.”