Graduation Timeline

The following is intended to provide a timeline for the activities and events that occur during a student's senior year leading up to graduation.  This timeline is general and does not provide specific dates.

Summer prior to senior year: 
•Senior pictures (taken by professionals in studio or in the community)

August:      
Senior Sunrise Ceremony (celebration of first morning of school for senior class)      

September:
Senior class officers choose graduation announcement design

Senior Barn Painting (updating the barn across from campus if permission is granted)

October:    
Caps, gowns and graduation announcements ordered

First senior parent meeting

Luncheon sponsored by Optimist Club to provide donation to area high schools for graduation parties

Senior fundraiser (typically pizza/food) occurs; delivery prior to Thanksgiving

Midterm examinations for 1st semester (3 days prior to Fall Break)

November-April: 

Monthly senior parent meetings occur (planning and fundraising for all-night chemical-free graduation party). Committees include fundraising, communication (mailings), entertainment and food

December: 

Cap and gown money due (after mid-December, price increase takes place from vendor)

Senior final exams; those graduating at semester must meet with counselors prior to exams to ensure paperwork processing

Final exams (last 3 days of semester)

January:    

FAFSA financial aid applications should be filed with the U.S. Department of Education 

March:      

Midterm examinations for 2nd semester (3 days prior to Spring Break)

May:        

Senior Prom
       
Caps, gowns and graduation tickets distributed (10 per graduating student (4 floor and 6 bleacher)
         
Senior final exams (Thursday-Monday of week prior to last week of school)
       
Senior year activities include senior parade (last Monday of school), locker clean out and textbook return
       
Class group picture for senior newspaper, graduation rehearsals (Tues./Wed.), senior breakfast, individual cap/gown pictures, honors graduates pictures

Senior luncheon at Pio's       

Senior sunset celebration (evening of Monday-last unofficial day for  seniors), Commencement ceremony (Wednesday evening), all-night party (Wed. PM./Thur. AM) 

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