A Night of Mad Fun!

March 31, 2007

Lloyd, School

Last night was the second of our annual fun nights. We used to have dances, but when Scott became principal he said we couldn’t have dances (I think he had a bad experience at a middle school dance), so now we have Fun Nights®. When we first started doing them I didn’t want to have to do very much work, so I asked the senior class sponsor if they wanted to do it as a fund raiser. So the seniors do most of the work, and we have a few teachers to chaperone. We run a dance with a couple of Macs running iTunes and a DJ mixer that I bought at a pawn shop. A dodge ball tournament (12 team double elimination this time) A game room in the library with board and card games. Snacks and drinks in the commons. A tattoo parlor (okay, it’s face painting, but don’t tell the kids). And this time we added an arcade. The arcade was a big hit. We projected Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution onto the big 12’x12′ screens. The dance, dodge ball and board games are “free”; everything else costs 1 of the 6 tickets that they get when they come in. 

Ah...the days of awkward middle school dances...

Dodge ball, anyone?

It's Road Runners against Death Metal's Rock Sauce!

All gussied up


Rock it out, man.

Last night was way too much work for me, though. Both our boys’ and girls’ soccer teams had rain delays that moved their games to Friday. So I had to do more work than usual to set stuff up, but I hijacked the chess club and they did most of it. They were surprisingly efficient. I told them to do something that I thought would take 15 minutes and that I figured I’d have to have them redo once because they didn’t do it right, but no dice. They were faster and did a great job. But even with their help, I didn’t get to eat until 11:00 at night when I had a nutritious dinner of Jalapeño poppers, mozzarella sticks and wings.  A good time was had by all.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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5 Responses to “A Night of Mad Fun!”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Looking at the snack table… I believe all of the drinks are caffeine-free, with the possible exception of Pepsi. Were you worried about getting the kids wired?? There should have been loads of Mountain Dew!!


    • Lloyd Said on:

      There’s no Mt. Dew because that’s always the first one that we run out of. Do you think there were people who protested Mt. Dew when it first came out because it was named after Moon Shine?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Hey, your middle schoolers look just like our middle schoolers … not a Wild Bill Hickok or Annie Oakley in the bunch.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I’m most impressed with the dance decorations…brilliant! And no stupid balloon shrapnel or streamer confetti to sweep…


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