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8th Grade Dance



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Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,  

Ticket sales for the 8th grade dance are now available on School Cash Online.  Please visit the above link to purchase your dance ticket for $30.  If you prefer to pay in person with cash or check, please send this form of payment to your child’s homeroom teacher no earlier than MAY 11TH  –  MAY 13TH.  The DEADLINE to purchase a dance ticket is  Friday, May 13th by 3:00 p.m. (No exceptions—headcount must be given to venue).  

Students will be given their purchased ticket through their homeroom teachers Friday, May 20th prior to the dance.  Please bring your ticket the night of the dance to be entered in a drawing for prizes! 

Please remember that students must adhere to appropriate dress attire and behavior expectations in order to attend.  See below for reference:


                                                                                                                                    March 11, 2022



Dear Parents and Students,


            The 8th grade dance is scheduled for TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022, from 6:30 – 9:00. This is an exciting event planned for our Hardin Valley Middle School eighth graders as we approach the end of this school year. The Venue at Lenoir City is hosting our end-of-the-year festivities that evening. In an effort to be consistent with our previous 8th grade dance and other Knox County middle schools, the dance is scheduled for the last week of school. We have chosen a weekday because it greatly reduces the cost, allows more students to attend (weekends are busy for everyone with all the travel programs so many students are involved in these days), and all of our formative and summative testing/assessments are complete. I also want to note that this is an 8th grade dance with semi-formal attire that is encouraged but not required. Students have their high school JR/SR prom to “go all out” on attire, limos, and other things that make their high school experiences special.


An enjoyable celebration requires an established set of expectations.  The following are the 2022 eighth grade dance criteria:


  1. 8th grade HVMS students only


  1. No parents in attendance at the event


  1. No limousines or chartered ride services


  1. If your child is riding home with another family, we will need a written note


  1. Semi-formal attire encouraged


Acceptable Attire:

  • Dress pants
  • Dress shirt/polo
  • Tie/bow tie (optional)
  • Sundress/Semi-formal dress (with straps)


      Unacceptable Attire:

  • Sagging pants
  • Denim
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts/Tank tops
  • Strapless/ Backless dresses (nothing exposed below shoulder blade)
  • Dresses with cut out areas
  • Bare midriffs/ Two-piece dress


***Failure to adhere to the dress expectations will result in the student not being allowed to enter the dance and parent/guardian will be called for immediate pick up from the event. ***


  1. Behavior Expectations--Effective Date: March 21st – May 24th   


  • No more than 6 total class periods of RLC (equivalent to 1 full day)
  • No OSS
  • Administration has the right to refuse a student’s participation


***Failure to adhere to behavior expectations will result in the student being unable to attend the dance. The ticket is non-transferable. ***


Tickets will cost $30, and additional information about sale dates and logistics will be communicated at a later date. If you have any questions regarding the dance or appropriate attire, please feel free to contact us anytime. Students are encouraged to attend this activity since this is the last event for our eighth graders. We look forward to a tremendous, fun-filled occasion with everyone! 





Dr. Cory Smith

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time!