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2015 Junior Prom

Prom 6 May 9, 2015

Oops

Thanks to alert website viewer Lori Watson. She told me that the albums were not showing up. Bouncing back and forth from the laptop (which is still not working correctly) to the Chromebook is getting to be annoying. I fixed the sharing settings. Someone please let me know if all the albums are appearing now. Thanks!

May 9, 2015

Prom 4 May 9, 2015

Mother's Day

In case they forget in all the excitement of the prom - Happy Mother's Day! I know how much effort all the mothers (and fathers) put into getting their daughters ready for the big night. Mothers of the guys have it a bit simpler I know. A nice suit a bow tie lesson on YouTube and we were all set. No shoes to worry about. No strapless outfits. Those of us with sons do have it easier on prom night. 

CCS - 2015 05 09 Prom 2

Prom Update 1

They are starting to arrive - I have already seen some AMAZING dresses. Or are they gowns? What is the difference really? Do we need to resurrect Joan Rivers to answer that question? Mrs. Trombley has graciously decided to grab a camera for tonight. I will also have a few pictures from Mr. Green. Any by a few you know I mean hundreds. The place looks great. It is not too warm yet. All the conditions are in line for a great night.

May 9, 2015



Prom Updates will be posted here all night long. Remember to refresh your page to see the updates. Not sure who will be my riving photographer tonight but I know we will have some great stuff to share. 

CCS - 2015 05 11 Prom Final

King and Queen

Your 2015 Prom Queen is Alicia Howard and the King is Jordan Martin.
I will post the final pictures tomorrow. Time to get home and prepare for Mother's Day. 

CCS - 2015 05 09 Prom 8

Last before the last

I will not be posting anymore pictures until after the coronation. There are well over 500 pictures to keep you entertained. And - the Canadiens won. I guess that is good news for many. Thanks to Mr. Duffer, Mrs. Swanston and Mrs. Trombley for all the pictures tonight. Thanks also to Mr. Green to sharing all his images from the before the prom. I will update the page one more time tonight around 11:00 after the king and queen are announced. 
Thanks for sticking around. 

CCS - 2015 05 09 Prom 7

Cupcakes

If I could figure out how to do it I would send you all a cupcake. There are a lot of snacks left right now. They are starting to be eaten but I think people are really looking more forward to the cold drinks. I am still battling computer issues but I think the sharing problems are resolved. I have to apologize for not waxing poetic like other years but I have been preoccupied with the computer issues. Maybe it is overheating it is 100 degrees in here. Besides I did not bring any wax. You know - to was poetic. I did not bring poetry either now that I think of it. So - no poetry for you. Are you blue? But the night is young and I am not through. So perhaps I can post a rhyme or two. There I did it. 

CCS - 2015 05 09 Prom Green

Some Gatsby Tunes for you

Details

If you looked closely at the pictures you will notice that the class did a wonderful job attending to the details. Wonderful decorations - great food - props for the pictures - the list goes on - well except for the drinks. It is over 80 degrees out. It is a 100 degrees in the gym. No drinks. Mrs. Tourville and Mrs. Trombley made a mad dash to the store and now we are getting re-hydrated. Crisis averted. Good team work people. 

Prom 3 May 9, 2015

Arriving

Mrs. Trombley was curbside as the students began arriving as a large group. There was a limo and a party bus but I do think I saw a John Deere tractor this year. It might be the first time in a while. Already I see students trying to fan away the sweat. The boys have all lost their coats. I also noticed something new this year. A lack of outlets. I have never seen so many people panicking about their cell phones dying. Notice all the great trivia posted about Great Gatsby in the right hand column. "I'll Be" is playing right now and Mrs. Swanston grabbed a camera for some more great pictures. I think we will have plenty to share. 

Coronation Street

Coronation will be held at 11:00 PM. Please note that we will not be opening the gym until just before coronation. Thank you

Pictures

I know many of you cannot see the pictures in slide show form because they do not show in iPads, iPhones and some smart phones. I am providing the links here. 

Ouch

Not a good start to the night. I am having computer problems already. My laptop has seized up on me twice already and I am trying to update the page from my Chromebook. It works, but it is a bit slow. Hopefully things will go better soon.

Prom Court

Here is the 2015 Junior Prom Court. The coronation will be held at 11:00 PM

Some Trivia

Some Trivia from 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/50822/24-great-gatsby-facts

1. Would a Great American Novel by any other name be as sweet? Based on the other titles F. Scott Fitzgerald considered for Gatsby, I’d have to say no. At one time or another, all of these were in consideration: Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires; Trimalchio; Trimalchio in West Egg; On the Road to West Egg; Under the Red, White, and Blue; Gold-Hatted Gatsby and The High-Bouncing Lover.

2. Fitzgerald was quite close to choosing one of the Trimalchio titles until someone persuaded him that the reference was too obscure. The original Trimalchio was a character in a first century work of fiction called Satyricon. The story had other famous fans, too: You can find mentions of Trimalchio in Les MiserablesPompeii, and works by H.P. Lovecraft, Henry Miller and Octavio Paz, among others.

3. The Great Gatsby was partly inspired by a French novel called Le Grand Meaulnes, written in 1913. It has since been translated into English with the titles The Wanderer and The Lost Estate.

4. The famous cover of the book was designed by Francis Cugat, who later went on to become a designer for actor/director/producer Douglas Fairbanks. Fitzgerald so loved Cugat’s art that he rewrote parts of the book to better incorporate it.

5. The poet who “wrote” the novel’s epigraph never actually existed. He was a character in Fitzgerald’s previous book, This Side of Paradise. Fitzgerald also occasionally used it as his pen name. Here’s the epigraph:

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry, “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!”

6. At the time of its publication in 1925, the novel cost just $2.

7. Unlike Fitzgerald’s previous two novels, Gatsby was not a commercial success. It sold just 20,000 copies in the entire first year of publication.

8. Fitzgerald was convinced that the reason the book wasn’t a rousing success was becauseGatsby didn’t have a single admirable female character—and, at the time, the majority of people reading novels were women. He also thought that the title, which was only “fair,” resulted in poor sales.

9. Gatsby wasn’t a critical success with everyone, either. A few of the not-so-rave reviews:

“Why [Fitzgerald] should be called an author, or why any of us should behave as if he were, has never been satisfactorily explained to me.” —The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“We are quite convinced after reading The Great Gatsby that Mr. Fitzgerald is not one of the great writers of to-day.” —The New York Evening World

“Scott Fitzgerald’s new novel, The Great Gatsby, is in form no more than a glorified anecdote, and not too probable at that.” —The Baltimore Evening Sun

THE INSPIRATIONS

10. The joke’s on the Evening Sun, because not only was much of Gatsby probable; it actually happened. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald moved to Great Neck on Long Island after their daughter Scottie was born in 1922. That’s where Fitzgerald witnessed the collision of “old money” and “new money.” People who came from Great Neck had recently acquired money, while those who came from nearby Manhasset Neck or Cow Neck had inherited theirs. Cow Neck does sound quite classy.

11. In fact, even Jay Gatsby’s lavish mansion was inspired by a couple of real mansions, including Oheka Castle, in Huntington, New York. Even today, nearly a century after construction began on it in 1915, Oheka Castle is still the second-largest private estate in the United States.