So my 7th grader has atended 2 dances at the Catholic High School. We no longer have feeder schools to the High Schools in our (Arch) Diocese, but this is the school we intend to send the boys too. The Cross Country team looks to have scheduled 3 Jr. High dances (7th & 8th graders). The first two were the past 2 Fridays. Dad gave the boy the $6 for the event.
The first Friday he comes down, dressed in his finest: Khaki pants, Button down shirt, good shoes and a tie. As we are dropping him off, two boys jump out of the car in front of us. Theya re wearing shorts and nicer T-shirts. He decides to leave his tie in the car.
This past Friday, for the second dance, fresh from a shower he comes down and he is wearing the Khaki pants, dress shirt and tie (he was wearing his athletic shoes - so 80's his Dad remembers). So we are guessing he got some very positive feedback. It also seems as if he has some friends of the female gender.
So my guilt about moving and changing schools for 7th grade is reduced. He is doing really well, fitting in and he really seems happy. I do have to be on him not to procrastinate too much on his homework, but otherwise it has been a good start to the school year.