I'm sure by now many of you are aware of the Catholic High School and its 21-page-prom dress code book. If not I will give you a short run down.
Catholic High School has released a 21-page dress code for prom. It's truly only 21 pages because it's presented in a powerpoint type format and has tons of pictures of what is and is not appropriate. In a nutshell it can be simplified as: keep it modest, keep it covered, and do not flaunt what the Lord has given you. That's pretty much it. There is not really much more to it.
I also happen to be local to this Catholic High School. If I was to send my kids to a Catholic High School this is where they would be going. I'm disgusted with how my local media has portrayed the situation and with the national media for picking it up and flaunting it more and making it seem much more then what it is.
I'm also equally disgusted with how some of the parents and student body have handled it. Instead of accepting the rules and encouraging modesty -- after all that's all the school is asking for, which they rightly should, given it's a Catholic school -- they have decided to have an anti-prom. Or at least trying to. Several students are trying to raise funds for a venue and DJ. Why? So they can wear what they want!
It's a sad day when a Catholic School a school that should be promoting morals, modesty, chastity, and other Christian values is criticized by the media, student body, and parents for having rules that trying to enforce the values the school is supposed to be promoting/teaching.
It's sad that parents are not telling their children to dress modestly: keep your chest cover, keep your navel covered, make sure the dress is at least to your knees and slits and not above the knee. Why? Does this have to be an issue? Why does this shock anyone? Why is there fight back for this? What's the big deal. There are several dresses that are nice......