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Valentine Weekend

 
 
 
Valentine Weekend

An MMA tradition, the annual Valentine Ball includes special activities that are customary to the formal dances at Missouri Military Academy. Guests and cadets are asked to participate in a receiving line at the beginning of the ball where they are introduced to the Academy president and his wife and other school officials and guests. Later in the evening, a Grand March is held to formally open the ball, and a crowning ceremony will take place to select this year's Valentine Ball Queen.
 
The formal Valentine Ball is free to all attendees and is sponsored and planned by the junior class. An optional dinner precedes the ball; advance tickets for the dinner must be purchased in order to attend.
 
Note from the Parents Committee: If you visit MMA Valentine Weekend, please bring your Maroon & Gold auction donations with you. We need gift baskets, gift certificates, vacation rentals, jewelry, art, etc. You can also help by sponsoring a table, attending the event or donating funds. Please help however you can! 

EVENT SCHEDULE (All events, locations, and prices are subject to change)
 
Friday, February 15, 2019
 
Cadets will follow a modified (shortened) class schedule on Friday, and parents are invited to attend each class. Teachers will have copies of syllabi available. All classes are held in Barnard Hall.
 
8:05-11:40 a.m. Morning Classes
  • 8:05-8:55 a.m. 1st Period class
  • 9:00-9:50 a.m. 2nd Period class
  • 9:55-10:45 a.m. 3rd Period class
  • 10:50-11:40 a.m. 4th Period class

12:00-12:45 p.m. Cadet/Parent Lunch: MMA Dining Hall

1:00-5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Barnard Hall

Please schedule your parent-teacher conferences in advance. You can schedule it here.
 
Stop by the Parents Committee Table in Barnard Hall during parent-teacher conferences and pick up a packet of information regarding the Maroon & Gold Gala, MMA's biggest fundraiser of the year! We need every parents' involvement for success. 
 
5:30 p.m. Cadet Checkout in Company OC Office

All cadets should report back to campus by 9:00 p.m. Overnights are not allowed on Friday night.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

 

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast: MMA Dining Hall

Parents are invited to dine with their cadets during breakfast.

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Barnard Hall

Stop by the Parents Committee Table in Barnard Hall during parent-teacher conferences and pick up a packet of information regarding the Maroon & Gold Gala, MMA's biggest fundraiser of the year! We need every parents' involvement for success. 
 

10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Passing Through Ceremony and Battalion Review: Field House

This ceremony welcomes new cadets who joined the Corps in January. The Passing Through Ceremony will be conducted in the Field House and will be directly followed by a military review.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Cadet/Parent Lunch: MMA Dining Hall

1:30 - 10:30 p.m. Cadet Checkout in Bravo Company OC Office

Cadets may check out with parents. Overnight approved for cadets not attending Valentine Ball. Cadets attending the dance must report back by 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Valentine Dinner: Centennial Gymtorium

We hope you will join us for the dinner. It’s a great time to relax and enjoy a wonderful evening prior to the dance and allows time to visit with your son and his friends. Attendance is not mandatory. Price: $35 for adults, $20 per cadet and children ages 18 - 3. Purchase tickets here.

8:00 - 10:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Valentine Ball: Centennial Gymtorium

Sponsored by the Junior Class. All cadets and their families are welcome and the event is free of charge for all attendees. Required dress code includes cocktail dresses, suits or ballgowns for ladies and business suits or tuxedos for men. Cadets will wear their winter dress uniform. Cadets are not required to bring a date, though they are welcome to do so at no charge unless their date attends the dinner.

 
 
Sunday, February 17, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Optional Brunch: MMA Dining Hall
 
5:00 p.m. All cadets required back on campus.
 
6:30 p.m. Vespers: Memorial Chapel (parents invited)