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Winter Dance Information

On Friday, December 9, MJH will be hosting the “A Night in New York” Winter Dance. If you have a student who will be attending, read below for some important information and details you should know to help us ensure a safe and successful event.

Times & Tickets

The “A Night in New York” Winter Dance tickets will be sold during all lunches beginning on Tuesday, November 29.

Ticket prices are:

$15 for a standard ticket with drink 

$20 for a ticket, drink, and candy

$25 for a ticket with drink, candy, and two slices of pizza

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go to benefit a new scholarship program being established through our Student Council and National Junior Honor Society.

Students will receive their tickets in their 7th period classes on the day of the dance in the form of a wristband, which they will need to wear for entry into the event.  In order for us to have time to verify ticket purchases and prepare for distribution of the wristbands, ticket sales will end on Wednesday, December 7.

The dance will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end promptly at 8:30 p.m.  In the interest of safety, only students who have previously purchased a ticket will be admitted to the dance. There will be no ticket sales at the door.


In an effort to welcome and dismiss students quickly and safely, we are asking parents and guardians to follow a specific procedure for dropping off and picking up students who will be attending the dance.

Drop-Off – Cars should arrive using Sanders St., following the same car-rider line routine that is observed each morning and afternoon at MJH (see diagram). The entrance to the dance will be located between MJH and Magnolia Intermediate School at the end of the 600 hallway. Cars will turn in and follow the pattern below, pulling all the way down to the dance entrance and only letting students out when they have reached the curbside parallel to the school and traffic has stopped.  

Once they have dropped off their students, cars will continue straight and exit via Sanders.  If there is any need to park, cars should use the spaces indicated in the diagram below.

Pick-Up – When the dance is over, students will be directed to exit the building and enter their ride from the covered sidewalk that runs the length of MJH and MIS.  Cars will be directed into the pick-up line along this curb.  Parents that arrive early and would like to park and wait for their child, may use the designated parking zone.  Staff and chaperones will be on hand to help students get to their vehicles safely, but parents can help tremendously by reminding their child not to run out to moving vehicles, vehicles not yet in the pick-up zone, and those in the parking zone when traffic is active.

winter dance drop-off


Dress Code

The recommended dress code for the Winter Woods Dance is semi-formal.  That said, as long as students' attire meets the requirements of our standard student dress code, they will be welcome at the dance.

Below are some general examples of what is typically considered semi-formal for both boys and girls:

Boys' Semi-Formal Options


Girls' Semi-Formal Options

It is important to note that “sweetheart cut” dresses (see example below) or those that expose the midriff are not permitted.  Shoulder-level strapless dresses (see example below) are allowed, but it is advisable for those who wear them to also bring a shawl or wrap.  In keeping with our standard dress code, no hats of any kind may be worn in the building.


Dress examples

Concessions Available

Students who purchase one of the meal combo tickets are entitled either candy and a drink, or two slices of pizza, a drink, and candy.  The standard student ticket comes with a drink.

Important Additional Details

Students who are not currently enrolled at MJH are not permitted to attend the dance.

While at the dance, students will be expected to observe the same rules and standards that apply during the school day.

The dance will be chaperoned by both MJH staff members and parents of our H.O.S.T.S program who have been screened and approved as volunteers for the district.

Parent Volunteers

Parents interested in being part of the chaperone or decorating committees for the event can sign-up for our H.O.S.T.S organization by clicking HERE and then filling out the MISD parent volunteer form by clicking HERE. If you have already joined our H.O.S.T.S organization, you will be contacted about this volunteer opportunity soon.