Friday Night Live

FNL is usually held throughout the school year on the first Friday of each month in the Corey Gym and Exercise Room at the Carlisle Public School from 7-9:30 p.m., unless preempted by a scheduling conflict or snow.


Any Carlisle middle school aged child attending Friday Night Live (FNL) must have a completed registration including an authorization form signed by both the child and the parent or legal guardian. No child will be admitted without these signed and completed forms. To register, contact

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The authorization form also acknowledges that the parent’s name(s) will be placed on the year’s chaperone list. Please note that all parents of middle school aged children are obligated to chaperone one FNL during the school year. 

Monthly Event

Music for dancing is provided by D.J.s, along with basketball, ping-pong, checkers/chess and occasional contests. An $8 per child contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza, drinks and snacks are available for $1 and $.50, respectively. Pick-up Rules We strive to provide a safe environment for our middle school aged children and encourage parents to pick up their child(ren) or arrange for pick-up of their child(ren) at 9:30 p.m. for safe transport home (walking home is not a safe option as the Carlisle streets are dark and not well lit. Please note: If a child wants or needs to leave FNL before 9:30 p.m., a parent must come inside to sign the child out.


FNL is organized by the Town of Carlisle’s Youth Commission and Program Coordinator, Mike Dreesen. Mr. Dreesen has experience working with children as a Special Education Tutor in a neighboring town. Mr. Dreesen is responsible for informing and organizing chaperones at each FNL. Each chaperone is assigned an area and given specific guidance to assure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Proper Behavior

FNL is run by the Carlisle Youth Commission and is not sponsored by the Carlisle Public Schools. Nevertheless, the behavior expected of the children at FNL is the same as that outlined in the Carlisle Public School Handbook and the FNL Guidelines (PDF). All participants should demonstrate respect for the adult chaperones, each other, and the property. In light of past incidents, the Commission has established the following policy: The first reprimand for inappropriate behavior will bring suspension from the next FNL with the child's parent serving as chaperone upon his/her return; a second reprimand will bring suspension from FNL for the remainder of the school year. Parents should review the FNL guidelines with their child. 

Thank you for your support

We feel fortunate that Carlisle’s Youth Commission volunteers to organize FNL each month to provide our middle school aged children with the opportunity to hang out with their friends in a safe, all-inclusive environment and to interact with each other in person and not through social media. We need the support and participation of every family to run successful events throughout the year. If you have any questions or comments, please contact a member of the Youth Commission.
Carlisle Youth Commission