Senior Class and Class Night Advisor:
Senior Class Co-Advisor:
Seniors had a class meeting in October during Seminar
to go over cap & gown information and announcements, orders will be due a couple weeks later. Announcements will not be delivered to the seniors until sometime in March during the lunch periods at 4-corners. If you order announcements you should receive them before Spring Break. If not, please contact Mrs. Stepp at email@example.com
or by telephone at 269-781-1252, ext 4500.
Please watch for a diploma verification letter that will be sent to all parents in October. We will be confirming with parents/guardians the name that will be printed on the diploma. It is imperative that you read, sign and return this verification letter no later than October 31st (Halloween). Diplomas will be ordered by the name that your student filled out the form. If there is a change to what you want on the diploma this is the ONLY TIME that you will have the opportunity to correct it.
For senior pictures, we need a simple headshot only picture (no hands or arms up around the face). This picture can be either black and white or color, whichever your studio can send us more easily. The deadline to turn in the senior picture is the end of the 1st semester in January; no late pictures will be accepted. Arrange to have your final pictures ordered before December. Parents, also be aware that the yearbook staff will be offering the opportunity for you to buy a personalized ad to "congratulate" your senior. Be looking for fliers from the school with more information about that late in the fall.
is scheduled for Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Marshall Middle School Auditorium
. Participation is voluntary; however the majority of seniors are involved. It should be noted that strict adherence to school rules is demanded of all seniors involved during Class Night rehearsals, which run until approximately 10pm each night. PLEASE NOTE: Admission to Class Night is by ticket sales only. Tickets will be $7.00 and are sold first to the seniors during Class Night rehearsals. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the underclassmen and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at 7:00am on Friday, May 17th in the principal’s office. No more than two (2) tickets per person will be sold that day and tickets will NOT be available at the door.
Money collected helps defray production costs and various other graduation activities. Please, no flash photography. If you have questions regarding Class Night, please contact the Class Night advisor: Mrs. Rhonda Stepp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 29th
will be SENIOR CHECK OUT DAY.
Seniors must report at 1:00pm to the high school South Cafeteria, not before.
Evaluations, test reviews, oral reports, discussions, or any plans agreed upon between teachers and students must be completed by this date. Lockers must be emptied and cleaned out thoroughly prior to checkout. All book and library fines must be paid before Friday, May 24th
. The school will not withhold report cards from graduates who may not have met their financial obligations; however, the diploma and requests for transcripts and employment recommendations will be processed only for those who have met their final obligations to the school district. Provided all academic and financial standings between your senior students and the school are in good order, caps and gowns (which are paid for from the senior class treasury
) will be distributed on check out day. Book deposit refunds, minus any fees owed, will be issued on the day of check out. Questions regarding the checkout day can be referred to Mrs. Rhonda Stepp at 781-1252, ext 4500 or via email at email@example.com
GRADUATING WITH HONORS:
The list for the seniors Graduating with HONORS (ladies will wear a BLACK honor cord & the men will wear a RED honor cord), HIGH HONORS (will be a SILVER honor cord), and HIGHEST HONORS (will be a GOLD honor cord) will NOT BE POSTED UNTIL MAY.
The 2013 Scholarship Awards program is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd, 2011 at 6:30pm. The program will be held in the Marshall Middle School Auditorium. Students, parents, family, friends, and the general public are invited to attend.
BACCALAUREATE FOR CLASS OF 2013:
The Baccalaureate Service will be held in the Marshall Middle School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 7:00PM. Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.
GRADUATION FOR CLASS OF 2013:
The 2013 Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 1st, 2013, at 7:00 PM in the Marshall High School GYMNASIUM, 701 North Marshall Avenue. All eligible seniors are expected to participate.
FOLLOWING COMMENCEMENT it is very important that you return to the principal’s office on the main floor immediately after the end of the commencement program to turn in your cap, gown and NHS stole (if applicable). At this time you will receive your official diploma (as an insert). At the commencement exercise you will receive only a blank diploma cover. We give the graduates the one and only diploma—we do not have copies, so please keep your diploma in a safe place.
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS:
Plans are under way for the 2013 Senior Class Event. This is a parent sponsored substance-free post graduation party. Volunteers are needed in order to make this party a success. Watch here for more information as it becomes available. Questions regarding the Seniors Class Event can be directed to Mrs. Therese VanDyke at (269) 781-6270.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF THE DAY OF GRADUATION ~ MAKE PLANS WITH EMPLOYERS NOW TO HAVE THIS TIME OFF OF WORK!:
GRADUATION PRACTICE is at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, June 1st IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. This rehearsal takes time (approximately 2 hours). Please plan to be patient and to remain until dismissed by your class advisor, Mrs. Stepp. Everyone MUST BE present; this is MANDATORY! Any student unable to attend should contact Mr. Luciani or Mrs. Stepp immediately. You should make your employer aware of this date and time. The ONLY exception to missing practice is a sports state meet.
The TRADITIONAL PARADE through town will take place at 6:00pm (seniors will gather at 5:45pm) on June 1st beginning at the Marshall Middle School walking down Green Street to S. Grand, then down Michigan Avenue to S. Madison and back to the Middle School. Seniors will then report to the high school for Commencement. Caps and Gowns are to be worn in the parade.
COMMENCEMENT is at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1st in the High School GYMNASIUM, 701 N. Marshall Avenue. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the GYMNASIUM will NOT open until 6:30pm. WE ASK THAT ALL GUESTS OF THE GRADUATES PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL ALL GRADUATES HAVE LEFT THE GYMNASIUM FOLLOWING THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY. Commencement is a once in a lifetime milestone and we are doing everything we can to make it a happy and dignified occasion. School officials, representatives of the senior class and faculty ask that the following requests be honored:
* Parents and friends are asked to take a seat in the bleachers and be ready so that the program can begin promptly and remain until after the graduates leave the gymnasium.
* Parents and friends are asked to refrain from talking or visiting during the program.
* Parents and friends are asked to refrain from any clapping, yelling, whistling, or other types of exuberance when the names of the graduates are called for diplomas. Although this is a momentous event, we believe that such conduct detracts from the dignity of the exercise.
* Seniors; beach balls, Frisbees, powder, etc., detracts from the elegance of the commencement ceremony so please do not bring them onto the field (or in the gym) during graduation.
* Parents and seniors, please be aware that there is a commencement dress code. We ask that all seniors wear appropriate graduation attire. For the men, a collared shirt and dress pants and for the women, a dress or blouse with a skirt or dress slacks. Footwear is required for safety reasons and tennis shoes are not considered appropriate attire.
* Should a senior report for commencement and it is apparent the student is under the influence of an illegal substance, the individual will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. The graduation ceremony is like any other extracurricular activity to which school policies apply.
* Students should understand that as the end of the school approaches, an administrator's disciplinary options diminish to the point that revoking graduation privileges may be the only remaining option.
as well as regular cameras are allowed at the ceremony, but in the stands only. Please do not come out on the field/or floor to take pictures. Kzoom will be video-taping the Graduation ceremony. If you want to purchase a copy, please contact Kzoom at 269-330-6565 or visit their website at: www.kzoom.com
And lastly, according to the Student Handbook:
Participation in commencement exercises shall be optional if the student has met all graduation requirements.
All eligible students must complete a special form for participation in commencement exercises prior to April 1 of the year of graduation. This form must be dated and signed by the students and their parents/guardians and must indicate clearly a desire to participate in commencement exercises or a request not to participate.
Those electing to participate in commencement exercises will be required to adhere to all rules and regulations pertaining thereto.
Seniors will not be allowed to participate in commencement exercises unless they are dressed appropriately for the occasion. Appropriate dress will be determined by the school authorities.
Seniors are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at the commencement exercises.
Students exhibiting behavior that indicates that they have consumed illegal substances will be removed from the commencement exercises.
Foreign exchange students will be allowed to participate in commencement exercises.