Waxahachie Global High Prom Committee held “Project Prom” in the school auditorium on Friday, which was opened to the high school juniors and seniors in preparation for the upcoming prom, slated for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Red Oak Municipal Center.

“Parents and other people in the community dropped off clothing during spring break,” said Andrea Kline, social studies teacher, student council and prom sponsor, saying that this year marked the second year for Global to have a prom with zero funds designated. “But the kids are very innovative and have come up with ways to raise funds.”

As part of the Project Prom event, the donations of gently used ball gowns, formals, bridesmaids dresses, sparkly accessories and fancy shoes were made available for the students to purchase in the school’s auditorium, which had been converted into a boutique for the the afternoon.

Students were able to purchase the formal wear at affordable prices, with dresses being sold for $20.

Leslie Litvik, prom parent sponsor, noted the various fundraisers students devised to underwrite this year’s prom.

“They came up with spirit week and, on one day, they will pay $1 each to dress in pajamas for the day,” Litvik said. “On another day, they’ll have crazy hat day and then they are planning to sell ads in the prom playbill that will be given out prom night.”

Out of the 127 juniors and seniors, the estimated number to attend the prom is about 80, said Litvik.

“This is a special year because this is the first graduation class where all the students started out here as freshmen,” she said.

The Waxahachie Community Theatre will provide actors who will come to the prom in full costume portraying paparazzi, roving reporters and crazed fans, to add to the fun.

“We want to appeal to the community for some assistance in this since we have no funds to work with,” Litvik said.  For more information contact Global High at 972-923-4761.

Contact Paul at paul.gauntt@wninews.com or 469-517-1450.

Waxahachie Global High is a public Early College High School campus with a limited, maximum class size of 100 students per grade. Enrollment is open each fall to incoming freshman applicants from Waxahachie ISD, homeschool and private school students as well as public school students from the Metroplex area. Throughout the year, the school welcomes applications and provides campus visits for interested students and parents both within and outside of the Waxahachie Independent School District. For more information on Waxahachie Global High, or to schedule a campus tour and receive an application, contact the school office at 972-923-4761. Global High is located at 600 W. Second St. in Waxahachie.

Upcoming Global events

Global High PTO

The next Waxahachie Global High School PTO meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, in the commons of Global High. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Project Graduation meetings

The Project Graduation committee has announced its schedule for upcoming meetings. All senior WHS and WGH parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in helping out with this year’s event are encouraged to attend.

Project Graduation meetings will be held at the Waxahachie High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m.  April 18, May 9 and May 23.

Senior Activities

Junior/Senior Prom - Saturday, April 16 - Red Oak Municipal Center.

2011-12 Course Selection and Registration

Course selection books and registration forms will be distributed to students the week after Spring Break.  Students that are currently juniors will have a meeting during the school day on March 28 where they will receive their course selection books and registration form.  This year’s sophomores will be meeting during the school day on March 29 and freshman will meet on March 30 during the day.

A parent informational meeting will be held on March 28 for junior parents and March 30 for sophomore and freshman parents at 7 p.m. in the Global High auditorium.   The parent informational meeting will cover the same information that your student will be receiving at school regarding course selection and registration.

Project Graduation Coupon Cards

Project Graduation coupon cards are now on sale for $10. There are 36 vendors listed and are good until 8-31-11. These coupon cards help fund Project Graduation 2011 - a night of fun, food and friends for the WHS and WGH senior class.  Project Graduation will be held May 27, 2011 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Senior students that would like to sell the coupon cards can pickup a packet during all lunch periods in the Spirit Store on Tuesday and Friday.  Each coupon card is $10.  The senior student will be given six cards at a time.  When they return the money for the cards ($120) , the student recieves $20 cash.

All cards or money must be returned by April 30.

Waxahachie Global High Facebook Page

Visit Facebook and search for the Waxahachie Global High.  There you can join in on discussions,  post your favorite Global High pictures and connect with other Global High students, staff and parents.

Global PTO Yahoo group

The WGH PTO invites any interested parent or family member to join the WGHPTO Yahoo groups.  

This site will allow us to send e-mails to all that request information about what the PTO is doing. It will also serve as a historical information source.  You will be able to read all “old” e-mails to know about past activities.

To join this group, you must e-mail:  wghpto-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Very soon only members of this Yahoo group will receive e-mail communications from the PTO. It is strongly suggested that all current parents join to keep informed.

Buy a car, help a school

Roger Sierra, sales consultant with Waxahachie Autoplex, has pledged to donate $100 to the Global High PTO from his commission on any vehicle he sells.

“That’s new or used from any of our stores (which include Buick, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep),” Sierra said.

“I’m a huge supporter of Global High and this is something I can to help everytime someone buys a vehicle from me,” he said.

For more information, contact Roger Sierra at 972-938-1991 or 972-351-1496.