Mixer Recommendations


The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools, in response to concerns expressed by parents, recommends the following to our member high schools, parents, and students regarding Catholic School Mixers:

We are asking for a cooperative effort from schools, parents, faculty, and students, to understand our roles in providing a safe environment for teens to meet and have fun. Mixers are an opportunity for our teens to gather in a safe environment. As part of a Catholic community, we ask for your support in guiding our teens. Our awareness is that there are varying types of behavior and policies at the hosting schools, including parent involvement and student behavior. We hope to garner a combined effort of schools, parents and students in seeking a partnership of cooperation of all involved parties in taking responsibility for the success of mixers.

We are looking for the following from Schools, Parents and Students:


  • Safety- set numbers allowed: following fire codes
  • Dress code- documented on ticket- standards of acceptable dress- including enforcement of dress code by providing t-shirts and leggings to rent or buy
  • Adult at door to assess
  • Use of tickets- pre-sell tickets
  • Chaperones- Set ratio of adults to teens (Example of best practices-current member school set ratio of 1 adult for every 25 teens.)
  • Behavioral expectations for teens
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • Monitor in parking lot
  • Police presence


  • Discuss with child where they are going and what they are wearing
  • Be aware of dress code-Standards of dress- skin covered
  • Be aware of start and end times. Do not drop teen in parking lot
  • Behavioral expectations- Catholic morals for teens -Assess activity
  • No alcohol or drugs


  • Understand and adhere to dress code- don’t ignore
  • Only come if you have a ticket
  • Respect property
  • Respect start and end times of mixer
  • Proper behavior becoming of Catholic teen
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • Have fun- meet and mix with other teens