Senior Parent Information
Important Graduation Information and Dates for Seniors
Brenda Polk - Senior Sponsor
Contact Senior Sponsor for anything school related (class day, Baccalaureate, graduation, end of year, invitations, etc.).
Senior Retreat/Project Leaders - Amanda Shelton - Lynne Sneed
Service and Learning Hours
See Service Learning Page for more information.
Formal tux and drape pictures are schedule with Scrivener & Son Photography. Senior pictures will be taken at school this year. These will be taken on September 24 (boys) and September 25 (girls and remaining boys). There is a $40 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 no later than March 27, 2020 in JPEG format. Any exceptions must be okayed by Mrs. Gore; email@example.com.
The annual staff has set the following deadlines for senior pictures, etc:
A. December 13, 2019: Yearbook order and payment ($85) and order for senior ads are due.
B. April 15, 2020: LAST DAY for completed senior ads and payment submitted to Mrs. Gore.
All pictures submitted for use in the yearbook need to be emailed in JPEG format and emailed to Mrs. Gore; firstname.lastname@example.org. These pictures are for the annual and do not have anything to do with the senior prom slideshow.
Class / Award 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 except with a white sweater/jacket, spaghetti straps acceptable if top is not low cut. Must be acceptable length. Remember, you will be seated on stage. White or bone(nude) Sunday shoes, Nude stockings (if worn) Proper underclothing.
BOYS: Black dress pants, White long-sleeved dress shirt, Dark, long tie (no bowties), Dark dress shoes, Dark socks. If a t-shirt is worn underneath, it must be a clean, white t-shirt with no logo, clean shaven 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 need to be cleared of all fines, books, etc. before receiving their caps and gowns.
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.
Seniors are to keep the gown, cap, and tassel(s) or donate to school for reuse. When the senior has turned in all items to the senior sponsor, 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. After graduation, pictures, etc., students will return to the designated place to get graduation packets, change clothes, etc.
SEATING AT FINAL EVENTS
Seats cannot be reserved by putting names on them. Signs on chairs will be removed! There will be no reserved or roped section for senior parents at the Baccalaureate Service. Seniors will be told a day or two prior to the service on which side, aisle, etc., he/she should tell his/her parents to sit. This will be determined when the senior sponsor determine the processional order for this particular event.
Please contact the Senior Class Secretary, Abby Amos, about any senior parties. She will keep a calendar of all events in order to avoid conflicts with other parties, practices, school functions, etc. If someone calls wanting to give a party in a senior’s honor, please have him/her check with Class Secretary for any conflicts.
September 16: College Day at Trotter Convention Center 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parents do not have to go with their seniors to visit the college recruiters.
September 16: 5:30 p.m. Get2College Night for Parents. Senior parents will have an opportunity to learn more about college and private scholarships with a Get2College recruiter.
September 24 & 25: Senior Pictures in the library.
October 21-22: FAFSA days for parents. Senior parents will have an opportunity to come and register for the FAFSA.
October 28: 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.
November 5: 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.
April 25: Junior/Senior Prom-Ritz in West Point, MS 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
May 6: LAST REGULAR DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS: Senior Walk at Elementary- 9 A.M. Senior Run-Out (end of 5th period-around 1:30 P.M.) Senior dismissal after run-out.
May 7-11: SENIOR EXAMS (Times TBA)
May 12: Practice for Senior Awards/Class Day 2:25 P.M. in the SAB
May 14: SENIOR CLASS DAY- 9:00 A.M. in the SAB *Seniors need to be in the library by 8:00 a.m.
May 14: SENIOR BACCALAUREATE- 7:00 P.M. *Seniors need to be at the church (TBA) by 5:30 p.m. *Individual pictures will be taken of all seniors.
May 15: Graduation practice at Trotter Convention Center-10:30 A.M.
May 15: GRADUATION- 7:00 P.M. TROTTER CONVENTION CENTER *Seniors need to be at Trotter by 5:30 P.M. We will take pictures of every senior with diploma, group picture, and give last minute instructions. Seniors will need to bring caps and gowns (on a hanger and pressed.) NO FOOD OR DRINK!
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 start of the services. We will remain together as a class.