This year’s prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.
The “Starry Night”-themed dance is for Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus juniors and seniors and their guests. Guests must be under 21 to attend; guest request forms will be available in the office and are due April 14. Tickets will be on sale during lunch the week of prom and at the dance. Tickets cost $25 for all students except Valley and Walnut Creek seniors, who will get in free. All students must have a ticket and an ID to enter the dance. Formal attire is expected; jeans, hats, costumes, and athletic wear are not allowed.
Noah Barr, Jacob Bedia, Hanna Bush, Cayden Codel, Trent Gilbert, Austin Hinkle, Taylor Jones, Kamden Lee, Ellen Reed, Elena Soto, Cora Walker, and Genny Wyckoff make up the 2017 Prom Court. Junior and senior students will vote for prom king and queen on Tuesday, April 18, during advisory. The king and queen will be announced at the dance.
The after-prom party will take place from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. after the dance. This year’s theme is “Power Up For After-Prom.” Students must arrive between 11 p.m. and midnight to register and will not be allowed to re-enter once they leave. It is not necessary for students to attend prom to attend after-prom. Any guests must have been to the dance before the after-prom party and must attend after-prom with a Valley or Walnut Creek Campus student. There is no cost to attend after-prom.
After-prom entertainment will include a hypnotist, inflatables, mini golf, a movie, a silent disco, laser tag, a photo booth and other activities. Delicious food from vendors including Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, Jimmy John’s, and Dairy Queen will also be available. Prizes will be available all night, including a grand prize awarded at the end of the night.