A high school in New Jersey has unveiled a new strategy to help make sure its students get to school in time for the start to the new school year.
The Edison High School School District announced the plan during a ceremony on Friday, as the school was hosting its first annual high school prom.
“It’s a big deal that we’re doing this in Edison,” said Edison Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rupp, who was joined by principal Carol Rupp.
Students from across the region will gather at the high school for a prom that starts at 7 p.m. on Monday.
A high school that’s part of a larger district can be included in the plan, which also covers New Jersey’s second largest city, Newark.
Rupp said the prom is a way for the district to help the students, who often face challenges with the timing of the school day.
“It helps them to think about school, it helps them focus on the day, and it’s a great way for them to reconnect with their families,” Rupp said.
Edison High’s prom is not only an educational celebration, but also an opportunity to bond with the students and their families, Rupp added.
Many students will also get to participate in an annual summer camp, which has become a big draw for parents.
It’s the perfect way for students to start the school year, said Edisons Mayor David Kochel.
Kochel, who is also the principal of the Edison Community High School, said the school has been working with local schools to prepare students for the prom, as well as to find out what types of activities the prom will have.
More than 3,000 students will take part in the prom.
The high school’s principal said they are expecting some students to wear costumes.
Schools in the United States are required to allow students to dress and pose as a certain age.
For the prom this year, some students will wear costumes and have to remove their hair.
“As we go through this, as we go to the prom and all that, as parents, we’re going to see how much of our children are prepared to have a prom together,” Rinkah Bynum, a seventh-grader at Edison, said.
“And that’s going to be a big part of it.”
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