AMBOY — Amboy High School announces its tentative end of year schedule for Prom, Baccalaureate and Graduation.
In following IDPH, ISBE, and LCHD guidelines, prom has been tentatively scheduled for May 8 from 7 – 10 p.m.
The school has made this change to attempt to plan for any students that could be quarantined due to contact tracing at prom. They do not want students to miss final exams/projects or graduation due to quarantine from prom.
Students will be asked to choose between Group A and Group B when they purchase tickets. Groups will not be able to mingle.
In case of bad weather, group A will be split into two groups with one group in the mall and the other in the cafeteria.
Group A - Outside under the tent - Limited to 80 tickets
Group B - in the gym - Limited to 40 tickets
Who is allowed to attend
Juniors and Seniors will be invited to prom. Guests can be AHS underclassmen, students from other high schools, anyone under age 21 that has been promoted from eighth grade
Must have all fees paid prior to being able to purchase tickets. This includes the student and the guest. Students can see their fees in TeacherEase. Only 120 tickets will be sold.
Seniors will be able to purchase tickets for themselves and their dates starting on April 26 during lunch in room 102 or after school.
Juniors will be able to purchase tickets for themselves and their dates starting on April 27 during lunch in room 102 or after school.
Students and their dates only will be allowed to attend the Grand March. No parents will be allowed. The event will be displayed virtually. Court will be announced at the end of grand march outside, if possible, for all attendees to view the crowning
A DJ will be positioned in the doorway with speakers positioned in both directions. Games will be available to play in both places. Snacks, pop, water, chips, cookies, etc., will be provided.
Senior video will be displayed outside about 8:30 p.m. Group B will be allowed outside.
No dinner - snacks only. Attendees cannot bring outside food or drinks into the area. Masks must be worn both inside and outside - even for the grand march. Attire of your choosing. Come dressed formal, semi-formal, or casual.
Once students leave the permitted area, they will not be allowed to return. Students can sign out at any time
End of the Year and Graduation
In following IDPH, ISBE, and LCHD guidelines, the high school has been able to tentatively schedule these events to honor the senior class.
Baccalaureate (Not school sponsored and completely voluntary)
May 19 at 7 p.m., at St. Patricks Church, Amboy. Any student can attend - you do not have to be catholic. This will be a church service dedicated to seniors. Multiple area clergymen will speak.
May 20 at 7 p.m., on the football field. Student honorees will sit on the track. Students will each be given tickets for family or friends to attend in the stands. The number will depend on how many students are invited, but plan on three guests per student invited. This event will be streamed live for those at home. In case of rain, the event will move into the gym
May 21, at 1 p.m., on the football field. Graduates will sit on the football field
May 23, at 2 p.m., on the football field. Students will be given tickets for family or friends to attend and sit in the stands or stand along the fence. The school is planning to have each graduate receive five tickets. Seats will be first come-first served starting at 12:30 p.m.
There will be no reserved seating. The event will be streamed live for those unable to attend. In case of rain, they will move students into the gym.
Masks must be worn for both graduates and spectators. Speakers will be able to take their mask off when speaking. Students will not be shaking hands with the school board.