The month of May brings budding trees, flowering gardens
For many students.
this end of the year dance.
is one of the biggest days of their high school career.
But for different reasons.
not everyone attends.
In tonight's Assignment: Education report.
I'll tell you how one La Crosse teacher makes sure
all students get to experience prom..
It's the night many high school students spend months
and hours preparing for.
It can take anywhere from an hour and a half to two
And that's just the hair style.
I want it curly and then a little puffy on top.
Junior Erin Limberg is going to prom with some friends.
Where do you go to school? Logan High.
She got up extra early...
I was just excited.
Because Prom night is extra special.
I'm probably going to feel like I'm going to Hollywood.
Classroom/We're going to review...
And this high school science teacher is making the
I've been doing this for about 10 years.
Sura thought it was important that *all* students
had the opportunity to go to prom.
I couldn't see a reason why they wouldn't be able
Lisa,,, You see.
Sura teaches science to a special population.
I am a cognitive disability teacher.
When she started teaching students with disabilites
34 years ago.
this population usually didn't go to prom.
Just because people are special needs doesn't mean
they can't enjoy the things that other people do.
So, a decade ago she turned to the community to see
who was willing to help her make prom a memorable
night for her students.
You girls look pretty.
The Olive Garden in Onalaska was the first to jump
on board by offering a free dinner.
We are community members and that's what we want to
be known as.
It just promotes goodwill all the way around.
It's a way to pay it forward.
Which is why the owner of Salon on George has been
donating free hair styles for the past eight years.
It's just great to see the twinkle in their eye when
they're looking good.
I know what kind of memories this creates and what
a special occasion this can be.
limo door opens.
And what prom night is complete without a ride in
a limosine Nats.
cheese! and a handful of pictures nats.
click to capture the memories created by the generousity
of area businesses and the heart of one teacher.
I don't know how to really explain it, but it makes
me feel good.
I'm going to Hollywood
In La Crosse, LK, N8.
Sura took eight of her students to prom on Saturday.
She said they all had a really nice time.
We have an amazing community.
five community businesses donated money or services
to make this happen.
Sunshine floral donated the corsages and boutineers.
And Marine Credit Union paid for the student's prom