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End-of-the-Year Information for Graduates - UPDATED 5/11/17

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:45 AM by Adam Geisen   [ updated May 11, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

1. Friday - May 12

  • Senior Breakfast (7:15-8:15) As a senior, you are free to walk through the breakfast line for a meal on the class of 2017!
  • Locker Cleanout (8:15-8:30) Be prepared to clear out your paper, books, and other items to take home with you. Lockers must be totally cleaned out by May 17th.
  • Clearance Sheet (8:30-8:40) Once lockers are cleaned out, you will receive a clearance sheet that you will take to all your classes on Friday. This will need to be signed by each of your teachers stating that you have returned all your books to their classes.
  • Report to 1st Period for Clearance Sheet Signatures (8:40-8:55) Stay in your 1st period classroom until the end of 1st hour.
  • Report to 2nd-7th period as a typical school day for clearance sheet signatures

For you to receive your 4 graduation tickets, you must have all fees paid. These fees will be listed on your clearance sheets. They include fees from the library, band, PE locks, and our Sodexo Food Service that need to be paid. Cafeteria fees may be paid in the Café and other fees may be paid at the attendance window. Any of these fees may be checked on throughout the day with Ms. Murray in the attendance window. Once your teachers have signed your clearance sheet, fees are paid, you may turn your clearance sheet into the High School office either during your lunch period or during the last 15 minutes of 7th period (2:20-2:35). Your four graduation tickets will then be given to you. These are intended to distribute to your family and friends for Graduation on May 21. 

2. Odd hour final exams for those seniors required to take them will be given on Monday, May 15th, and even hour exams for seniors will be given on Tuesday, May 16th. These are both closed campus school days. Students will not be able to leave campus if they have time between exams.  Seniors are required to be called out by a parent or guardian to leave campus on May 15th and 16th after the completion of their final exam.

3. The Guidance Office will notify those seniors who do not have the credits necessary for graduation.  If your senior is “on the bubble” for graduation, they may not receive their clearance sheet on May 12th. It will be important for these seniors to do everything they can so that all assignments are turned in along with studying for their remaining tests/quizzes.

4.    Honors Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Knights Hall.  If your student is honored this night, you will receive an invitation through the mail to attend.  If there is a question about whether you should attend, please call the high school office at 667-8851 *7060.

5.    All graduating seniors planning to participate in the graduation ceremony are required to report for Graduation Practice on Friday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the large gym.  The practice will last approximately two hours.  Please be on time.

6.    Graduation is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 in the large gym.  Graduates need to arrive at THS for the graduation ceremony before 1:15 p.m.  The best advice for all attending graduation is to be early to avoid traffic problems.   Entrance to the gym will be the main entrance doors to the right of the circle drive to conserve the cool air in the gym.  Doors to the public for graduation will open at 12:30 p.m. Handicap access will remain at the gym entrance doors.

7. Seniors will receive four reserved seats for the graduation ceremony. These four seats will be noted on the tickets that students receive after they have turned in their clearance sheet.  They will receive these tickets on Friday afternoon, May 12th. The majority of floor seating and some bleacher seating for graduation is reserved to accommodate the parents, family, and friends of the seniors graduating.  Other than the bleacher seating that will be reserved for our seniors’ parents as needed, all other seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.  There are approximately 2000 open seats.  Ushers will be available to direct you to your seat the day of graduation.  If you are in need of handicap access, please call the high school office at 667-8851 *7060 to make arrangements for reserved handicapped seating.  

8. Proper attire for our graduates includes dress clothes, a tie for boys, and dress shoes. No tennis shoes, sandals, jeans or shorts, please.  The hood and gown from Jostens should not be defaced.  

9. IMPORTANT: The graduation ceremony is to honor the Class of 2017, their families, and their teachers.  The graduation ceremony is not the time for any behaviors that would detract from the dignity of the occasion. This is an important event in many people's lives.  All school rules and district policies are still in effect during the graduation ceremony.  Many parents and past graduates have expressed their appreciation of the ceremony and the fact that our faculty honors the graduates and their families by wearing their school colors and academic garb. Traditionally, graduating seniors, and all in attendance, have taken a mature and commendable approach to this significant event.  

10. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and to their parents/guardians!

Voegele Studio will be available to take a photo of your graduate with his/her diploma before the ceremony in the small gym.  The quality of the photo will be better with this arrangement than trying to take a picture of the graduate on the stage area during the actual ceremony.  If you are interested in ordering this type of photo, please complete the order form by following this link and return it to the high school office by the end of the school day on Friday, May 19, 2017. They will be set up and ready to photograph at noon on May 21st. Please fill out the order sheet below indicating your picture choice.  Attach check or cash and return to the high school office by the end of the school day on Friday, May 19th. For more information call Voegele Studios at 618-654-7291.

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