Everything to know About The 2019 Winter Formal


Katherine Forgione and Chris Price

This year, for the first time, Stamford High is having a Winter Formal. This dance, hosted by the Class of 2019, is a replacement for the Homecoming Dance that Stamford High usually has. According to senior Samantha Heller, the head of the Winter Formal, the date of the dance was moved back until later in the school year, due to the conflicting schedule with the Hockey Jamboree, which is why the name was changed. It is a Winter Formal instead of a Homecoming because it’s being held in January, while Homecoming is normally held around the time of the Homecoming game in November.

There are few differences between Homecoming and the Winter Formal, but one of them is the location in the school. Unlike the Homecoming dance, that is normally held in the small gym, the Winter Formal will be held in the cafeteria. Once again, because of conflicting schedules, basketball practice is taking place in the small gym beforehand, which wouldn’t provide the custodial staff with enough time to set up prior to the dance.“I have always thought the acoustics in the small gym were echoey so I think the cafeteria will be a nice change,” Heller said.

The dance will be taking place at Stamford High School on Saturday, January 26. It begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm, although doors close at 7:45 pm. Ticket sales begin Wednesday, January 16 in the cafeteria during all lunch waves, and continue until Friday, January 18. Tickets will also be sold during midterms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in between 11:20 am-12:00 pm by the large gym. Tickets cannot be bought at the door and students must show their student ID at the door of the dance to be checked in. If you want to bring a student from another school to the dance, you must show a picture of their student ID when you purchase their ticket. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will also be sold at the event.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact science teacher Joe Cozza in room 601, English teacher Laura D’Allesandro in room 925, or a senior class officer.