Senior Parent Information
Important Graduation Information and Dates for Seniors
Senior Sponsor; Mrs. Brenda Polk
Contact Senior Sponsor for anything school related (class day, baccalaureate, graduation, end of year, invitations, etc.)
School phone: (662) 327-5272
Retreat/Senior Project Leaders
Contact Senior Project Leaders about senior project information and hype parties.
Senior Class Officers
President: Abby Huckaby
Vice President: Reagan Merchant
Secretary: Ellie Dawson
Treasurer: Hannah Oswalt
Reporter: Patrick Doumit
Formal tux and drape pictures are scheduled with Marty Bell Photography. Senior pictures will be taken at school this year. Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023. There is a $50 sitting fee payable to Heritage Academy.
Casual pictures: These ARE NOT OPTIONAL. They do not have to be taken by a photographer; a favorite recent snapshot or informal picture is acceptable. These need to be submitted to Mrs. Gore (email@example.com) between Spring Break and Good Friday in JPEG format. Any exceptions must be okayed by Mrs. Gore.
ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS AND RECOGNITION ADS ARE AVAILABLE FROM JOSTENS. THE LINK IS AVAILABLE HERE. CHECK OUT THE DATES AND PRICES.
First Deadline for Yearbook Cost $85: January 1, 2024
Last Deadline for Yearbook Cost $95: April 30, 2024
All pictures submitted for use in the yearbook need to be emailed in JPEG format and emailed to Mrs. Gore.
**All questions concerning the above should be directed to Velma Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Learning Hours
As stated in the student handbook,
“Students in grades 9-11 will average 25 hours of community service per year in order to earn 75 documented hours by the end of their junior year. If not completed by August of the senior year, a senior will have to complete community service hours at the beginning of the senior year. During the completion of the 75 hour requirement a senior will not be eligible for any senior privileges. Seniors will volunteer twenty-five hours throughout the senior year in support of the completion of the senior project. Participation parameters for the Senior Project will be determined by the Senior Class Officers and coordinated by the Senior Project Sponsor.”
IMPORTANT SENIOR DATES
Senior Pictures (Taken at School) by Marty Bell Photography. $50.00 sitting fee-checks made to Heritage Academy.
Campus Supply Representative – 12:30 P.M. in the Library
Receive packets containing information for ordering graduation announcements (invitations), thank-you cards, etc. ALL SENIORS NEED TO BE PRESENT.
Campus Supply Representative –12:30 P.M. in the Library
Supply representative will take orders for graduation announcements,thank-you notes, and other graduation products. Information regarding these items should have been brought home the previous week.
THEY WILL ALSO BE MEASURED FOR GRADUATION GOWNS. ALL SENIORS NEED TO BE PRESENT. PARENTS ARE WELCOME.
Junior/Senior Prom – High School Gym/Foyer -- 8-12 P.M.
LAST REGULAR DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS
9 A.M. Senior Walk at Elementary
*Return regalia to Mrs. Polk. Put cap and gown in car.
10 A.M. Senior Run-Out Dismissal after Run Out
*Seniors will wear Heritage t-shirts and jeans/uniform bottoms.
Senior Awards/Class Day Practice
Practice will be in the SAB at 2:25 P.M. and will last as long as necessary. PLEASE BE ON TIME.
Senior Class Day- 9:00 A.M. in the SAB
*Seniors need to be in the library by 8:00 A.M.
Senior Class Reception for seniors and parents in Library after Class Day.
Practice will be in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church at 5:30 P.M.
After practice the seniors will remain with the sponsors in a designated location at the church. At this time the photographer will take individual pictures in cap and gown. Everyone will have a picture taken.
BACCALAUREATE BEGINS AT 7:00.
Graduation practice will be at Rent Audtiorium on the MUW campus at 10:30 A.M.
The valedictorian, salutatorian, and other seniors with speaking parts will remain after practice to rehearse their speeches, etc. Seniors with speaking parts should bring caps and tassels to practice. NO FOOD OR DRINK!! Cellphones must be silenced during practice and during all events.
GRADUATION PICTURES – REPORT TO Rent Auditorium BY 6:00 P.M. FOR DIPLOMA PICTURES, GROUP PICTURE, AND LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS.
ALL SENIORS WILL HAVE PICTURES MADE.
SENIORS NEED TO BRING CAPS AND GOWNS (ON A HANGER AND PRESSED).
NO FOOD OR DRINK!!!
Graduation - 7:00 P.M. Rent Auditorium at MUW *Seniors need to be at Rent by 6:00 P.M.
It is imperative that all seniors be at every practice ON TIME and REMAIN FOR THE ENTIRE PRACTICE SESSION. Failure to be at a practice on time and for the entire time may result in the senior not being allowed to participate in the event for which he/she missed practice. PLEASE BE ON TIME.
SENIORS ARE TO COME TO BACCALAUREATE PRACTICE IN CLASS/AWARDS DAY ATTIRE AND BRING CAPS AND GOWNS WITH THEM. Gowns should be pressed before each event and on hangers. Seniors will not be allowed to leave the church between the end of practice and the start of the services. We will remain together as a class.
PRACTICE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
CLASS/AWARDS DAY DRESS
GIRLS: Solid white Sunday dress. If there is any trim, belt, etc. on the dress, it too must be solid white.
NO STRAPLESS OR BACKLESS DRESSES WITHOUT SWEATER
PLEASE MAKE SURE DRESSES ARE SUITABLE LENGTH
White or bone/beige/tan Sunday shoes
Nude stockings (if worn)
BOYS: Black dress pants
White long-sleeved dress shirt
Dark, long tie (no bowties)
Dark dress shoes
If a t-shirt is worn underneath, it must be a CLEAN, WHITE T-SHIRT WITH NO LOGO
HAIR trimmed to match Handbook rules
BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATION DRESS
Caps and gowns will be worn over Class/Awards Day attire for both Baccalaureate and Graduation.
Seniors will receive their caps and gowns on the morning of the Senior Walk at the elementary.
Girls can use hairpins to secure their caps; however, since boys must remove their hats for prayer, they cannot secure their caps in the same manner.
THE SENIOR SPONSORS WILL HAVE HAIRPINS AND SAFETY PINS AT ALL EVENTS TO HELP SECURE ANY NEEDED ITEMS.
After graduation, pictures, etc., students will return to the designated place to get graduation packets.
Seniors are to keep the gown, cap, and tassel(s). When the senior has turned in all items to the senior sponsors, he/she will receive a packet which includes the actual diploma and other important materials. He/She will have received the diploma cover during the graduation ceremony. KEEP YOUR CAP AND GOWN OR DONATE TO SCHOOL FOR REUSE.
SEATING AT FINAL EVENTS
Seats cannot be reserved by putting names on them. Signs on chairs will be removed! There will be a reserved section for Senior parents at Class Day and Graduation, so get there early if you want a front row seat. Seniors will be told a day or two prior to the service on which side/aisle he/she will walk down so parents can sit on the same side for Baccalaureate. This will be determined when the senior sponsors set the processional order for this particular event. Exception: PTA will raffle off four reserved seats at graduation. These seats will be front row seats chosen by the administration.