Upcoming Senior Events

By: Malena Esposito

I don’t care what anyone says, being a senior is stressful. Not only do you have to worry about applying for colleges, financial aid, and scholarships, but you also have to worry about the possibility of getting your dreams crushed, making the big decision, and saying a whole lot of goodbyes. On top of that, there’s plenty of school-related events to worry about concerning the class of 2019.

The following information is a condensed version of the PowerPoint that was shown at the last Senior Roundup, provided by our school counselors.

Senior Honors

  • Based off of the Latin Honors System
  • Determined by a student’s Quarter 3 GPA

Summa Cum Laude: 4.25 and up

Magna Cum Laude: 4.0 to 4.2499

Cum Laude: 3.75 to 3.999

Senior End of Year Activities

Name Date Attendance Status
Senior Prom Saturday, May 4th Not Mandatory
Class Night Rehearsal Wednesday, May 22nd Mandatory
Senior Class Night Wednesday, May 22nd Mandatory
Senior Day Wednesday, May 22nd Mandatory
School Awards Thursday, May 23rd Mandatory
Graduation Rehearsal Tuesday, June 4th Mandatory
Baccalaureate June, TBD

“Cleared” for Graduation

  • Credit/courses are completed
  • Fees/ fine are paid
  • Senior intention survey is completed

Honoring the Occasion

  • Behavior: “All graduates will display the best Husky behavior for each other, family, friends, dignitaries and staff during all ceremonies.  While it is a joyous occasion, we are mindful maintaining the order and dignity of it as well.  Students can expect to hear reminders at mandatory rehearsal regarding behaviors that may result in disciplinary action during a ceremony and even up to removal from ceremony without receiving a diploma.”

Cap and Gown Attire for Girls

  • Lightweight dress, must be shorter than gown length
  • Dark dress shoes
  • Minimal jewelry
  • NO: Sneakers, sandals, boots, flip flops, purses, handbags, or cameras

Cap and Gown Attire for Guys

  • White dress shirt with collar
  • Dark solid tie
  • Dark dress slacks
  • Dark dress shoes
  • Dark socks
  • NO: Bowties, sneakers, white socks, cowboy boots, sandals, flip flops, or cameras

Graduation Preparation

  • Mandatory rehearsal on Tuesday, June 4th
  • Arrive promptly at 3:15pm
  • Seniors ONLY
  • NO friends, parents, or guardians
  • 7 tickets per senior, given at rehearsal to those that have been cleared to graduate
  • Parking downtown: $7.00

When to Wear Cap and Gown?

  • Senior Class Night: May 23rd
  • Whole School Awards: May 24th
  • Baccalaureate: June TBD
  • Graduation: June 13th

Extras

  • “Only honor cords issued by HHS organizations are approved to be worn with cap/gown.  Cords from outside organizations or those purchased online may not be worn.”
  • “Caps and gowns may not be decorated. They must remain in their original form.”

The Ceremony

  • Graduates must arrive at 10:30am
  • Doors open for guests at 11am
  • Guests can only be admitted through tickets
  • Formal attire, dress code enforced
  • Tassels on the right side until graduation declaration
  • Ceremony will include faculty, staff, dignitaries, friends, and family
  • Ceremony will also include performances by our school’s band and chorus

So, there you have it. Hopefully you learned a thing or two, because I definitely did. Not only is it important to know what to do, what to wear, and when to do it, but it helps in terms of preparation. Many seniors have a job or other after school activities that they’ll need to arrange prior to the event, and waiting until the last minute isn’t the best idea. Additionally, especially with college right around the corner, many students don’t have the money to just drop on a dress or suit without much notice, so they might need ample time to plan their finances.

 

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