Under the Stars


By SAMANTHA RANDS, The Charter News– 

This year’s prom is May 25th, from 7pm to 11pm. The theme is “Under The Stars.”

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Students can purchase tickets in the study hall.

Prom is open to junior and seniors, and sophomores on invite only. If you’re bringing someone who isn’t an ACA student then they will have to fill out a permission slip before prom; permission slips are available in the study hall.

This year’s theme is “Under The Stars,” fitting because it’s going to be outside at a venue. The venue is Clackamas River Farm, (Clackamas River Farm 26700 SE Samuels rd.)

Olivia Silbernagel, a senior at ACA, along with the prom committee, is planning prom. The committee is mostly made up of National Honors Society (NHS) members, and people who wanted to help. The planning started in March.

“I think it’s going well. Umm…we have a lot of people working on it, so that makes it easier. It’s a lot of fun to work on the posters and things because all the people working on it are my friends. We’re trying to make this prom one of the best ACA has had; and I really want to honor what my classmates want,” Silbernagel said.

All the money made will go towards NHS.

Last year’s prom was planned by Annelise Krieske, a then ACA junior. The theme was “Old Hollywood.” Ticket sales made $490; with expenses being $151, It made a profit of $339.

“I’m excited. There’s a whole team to help plan it this year, and with our combined forces there’s no doubt in my mind it will be much better than last year. As long as everyone doesn’t think themselves too cool for charter school prom (spoiler alert- they’re not.) It should be an amazing night!” Krieske said.



Silbernagel, Olivia. Personal Interview. May 2, 2018.

Krieske, Annelise. Personal Interview. May 2, 2018.

Olivia Silbernagel hanging up the posters made for prom. April 11, 2018.