Surges in COVID-19 cases are causing disruptions in many parts of the U.S., but as the school year wraps up and Americans prepare for their summer vacations, many people have returned to their pre-pandemic routines.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii public schools are enforcing pandemic restrictions that go beyond recommendations from state and federal health officials.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 100 students who attended a high school prom in California have tested positive for COVID-19, the latest outbreak as schools navigate a return to normal amid the ongoing pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Prom season is just around the corner and most parents know the expenses surrounding getting a daughter ready for the special night can be astronomical.
PECK, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old is getting ready to graduate from Washburn University’s School of Law in Topeka.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Exeter School District has opened an investigation into the reported use of markers to identify unvaccinated students at the high school’s prom, just one of multiple issues related to schooling that has sparked condemnation and anger.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A high school in western Pennsylvania was placed on lockdown during a procession for students attending the prom after what officials called “credible” threats made by an unnamed person against students, authorities said.
A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to encourage students to get vaccinated before summer vacation.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Students in a suburban Detroit district who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will get a free ticket to the senior prom.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Marie Town didn’t quite know what to expect when she arrived at Jean Richardson’s house.
ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — A car crash killed Indianapolis-area high school students who were on their way to prom, authorities said.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of a Tennessee telemedicine company has been fired after being captured on video making disparaging remarks to a male high school student in a prom dress.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will increase capacity for indoor weddings, proms and other catered events beginning May 10, along with outdoor capacities at large venues, Gov.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of being stuck in sweatpants, pajamas and fuzzy slippers, Americans are starting to dress up and go out again.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students who attended “secret proms” in a southern New Mexico school district won’t face disciplinary actions, and their schools will resume in-person classes sooner than previously thought, school officials said Monday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — High school proms and graduation ceremonies can take place this spring but should have precautions to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19, Connecticut’s Department of Public Health said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Educators across New Mexico are preparing to welcome K-12 students back to the classroom full-time now that teachers are becoming prioritized for vaccines and state leaders are offering students the option to study in-person five days a week by April 5.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Education will prohibit events involving gatherings of more than 20 people for the remainder of the school year.
Can one movie make up for a year without musical theater, without jazz hands? Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” tries its damnedest to, but despite a promising opening and a spiritedness that makes “Glee” look downright downtrodden by comparison, it’s not quite the showstopper we’ve been pining for.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bedford High School canceled its senior prom, and a persistent pandemic means prospects for dances to be held this fall are slim to none.
NEW YORK (AP) — In party dresses or come as you are, with colored lights flashing in their bedrooms and teachers-turned-DJs spinning, high schoolers have turned to virtual proms to salvage at least one slice of fun and tradition for the Class of 2020.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — On a Friday night in late February, 17-year-old Amanda Reynolds raced into a department store on Florida’s Gulf coast.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A man using a metal detector on a Florida beach found a high school ring that another man lost nearly 50 years ago.
ONA — It may have been a rainy Saturday, but inside Cabell Midland High School in Ona it was a dreamy Moroccan sunset during the school’s prom, held at the school.
Students who are going to prom Saturday are encouraged to share their photos with the Daily Times.

The Daily Times news staff can’t guarantee the photos will get in, but if students send them in a timely manner and include the full names of all the people identifiable in each photo, in order from left to right, the news staff will try to print a sampling on newspaper pages in the next week.
Prom season is now in full swing, with several Ohio schools hosting their events this month.

For those of you making your prom memories this year, we’d like to share in that fun as well.
HOMETOWN — Putnam County residents ages 60 and older are cordially invited to this year’s Putnam County Senior Prom.
BARBOURSVILLE — The Huntington Mall has teamed up with Macy’s this Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. in Macy’s Court to showcase some of the new trends for Prom 2019.