Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tinley Park High School students enjoyed refreshments and dancing at Chicago's Union Station during the school's prom on Friday. Check out images from the event and share your own photos and videos.
Tinley Park High School students enjoyed their moment in time on Friday, May 17, as juniors, seniors and their guests took part in the school's prom. The event, which took place at Chicago's Union Station, featured music, food and merriment for all in attendance at the annual event. Decked out in suits, tuxes and the finest of dresses, attendees danced the night away to music spun by Show on the Road Productions, featuring Top 40 hits, classics and everything in between. Attendees also enjoyed food from Little Italy and Little Village while taking a break from cutting a rug, as well. The entire event, which was sponsored by the TPHS junior class, lasted for mere hours, but it left lasting memories for students who will always remember, "A …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Formalwear and less-than-formal music filled the Tinley Park Convention Center on May 4, the site of Lincoln-Way North High School's prom. Check out Patch's gallery of the event and share your own pictures.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We called on our Facebook fans from across the south suburbs to share their experiences dealing with the expenses of a modern-day prom.
For some, prom is the apex of the high school experience—a magical night to be looked back on with nostalgia for years to come. Others will recount it as a well-dressed ten-ton credit-munching beast with an insatiable appetite. Like Matt L., our Tinley Park Patch Facebook friend who needed several years to pay his parents off his parents for a prom loan. Or Angie S. from Oak Lawn, who budgeted $1,000 for her daughters’ proms (and she’s not the exception). Now that we’re in the heart of prom season, we were curious to hear about the financial impact prom has on the typical south suburban family. How much does the average local family spend on a prom, and who foots the bill? Mom and dad, or the teens? We asked our Facebook fans across the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
As a New Jersey principal takes flak from parents for banning strapless dresses from a school dance, we ask our Facebook friends how they feel about the attire issue.
Do you think the constitution protects your daughter’s right to expose her bare shoulders at a school dance? Some New Jersey parents are arguing it does in response to a principal’s unpopular decision to ban strapless dresses from a junior high school dance, reports the Chicago Tribune. The principal called strapless dresses "distracting" to boys. One New Jersey teenager fought the ban, stating in a letter, "Basically by saying 'it distracts the boys' you're also saying that it is our fault on how they control their own behavior." With prom season around the corner, dresses are a hot topic right now. We asked Southland Patch Facebook fans to share their feelings on kids, dances and clothing. Here's a sample of what we heard. Sue P. on …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Orland Township Youth and Family Services have collected donated prom dresses that will be given away Thursday evening to qualifying people in need.
Need a hand covering costs for prom? Orland Township Youth and Family Services are hosting a prom dress drive Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Orland Township Administrative Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Donated dresses will be available for people based on financial need, and a seamstress will be on hand to help with fitting and alterations. People qualify based on monthly gross income and how many people live at home. Call 708-403-4001 with questions and ask for Gina. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Orland Park / Tinley Park Like Orland Park Patch and Tinley Park …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Students came dressed on Friday in a variety of colors to enjoy a toasty Spring evening of dancing and celebrating the end to the school year.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tomorrow night is Tinley Park High School's prom, "A Red Carpet Affair." Here are some themes you're glad they didn't go with.
Tomorrow night is Tinley Park High School's 2011 senior prom, "A Red Carpet Affair." Great theme for a prom. Very classy, fun and such. Makes kids feel like the rock stars they are. That is a very cool prom theme. These five aren't. TELEKINETIC SPACEKS UNDER THE STARS It's a dated reference, so kids, be sure to say "Carrie prom scene" to your parents and watch them shudder just a little. PRE-RAPTURE DANCE PARTY 2011 Prom is a night you'll remember for the rest of your life, which, according to Christian radio host Harold Camping, should be about a day. Yes, according to Camping, the Rapture will be on Saturday. So depending on which time zone the End of Days starts in, it could come mid-dance for the Titans prom. Granted, Camping also …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Was it worth months of toiling and expenses? Senior Austin Gomez decides whether or not VJA's prom was a flop.
All month, Andrew High School senior Austin Gomez has been charting his prom preparation, from nabbing a date via YouTube over to picking a boring but socially appropriate tux all the way to the last-minute checklist the day of the dance. With the prom over, Austin looks back to see if all the time and money ($200 for tickets alone) was worth it. ... A week or so before prom, I honestly felt the probability of buyer’s remorse was high. Sure, high school dances are fun and all, but after a while, I began to feel as if they became obligations for being a high school student. It's sort of like when the nice ladies at Costco beckon out for unsuspecting customers to try their free samples; I know I can just continue my wholesale experience, but…
Monday, May 2, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Andrew 2011 Prom: Photo Gallery Photo Gallery: 2011 Stagg Senior Prom PHOTO GALLERY: Sandburg Senior Prom 2011 'Forbidden Music' from Holocaust Draws Hundreds from Region Southwest Half-Marathon Brings Out Local Runners [Video] Homewood Party Linked With One-Night Crime Wave [update]
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The tale of one man's obsession with the white whale that took his leg.
Monday Renting the Tux: A (Nearly) Painless Prom Experience We've had Andrew High School senior Austin Gomez chart his preparation for last night's prom. And here are the other stories in the series: Prom? Cakes, Chalk and YouTube Videos Among Creative Ways Tinley Teens Popped the Question A Pre-Prom Checklist Tuesday Police Blotter: 3,000-pound Boulder Vanishes; Woman Tells Officer She's On "Smoke" Break Four Days After Re-Hooking Power During Storm, Man Burns Down Home With Generator Tuesday was a fun day for police stories. Wednesday Tinley Trains Could Go Silent By 2012: The Gist As a person who lives near the train tracks, I have to say: Hallelujah! Thursday Murdered by Hitler, But Their Songs Survive: Local Musicians Perform Pieces …