Dubuque Senior High School Graduation 2017
Reminder dates to remember:
Senior Awards Night – May 15th 7:00 pm Dubuque Senior High School Auditorium
Seniors Last Day – May 24th… Please note this is a change in the school calendar
SCHOOL DEBTS AND DETENTIONS:
All school debts must be paid no later than Friday, May 12th
Seniors who want a final semester transcript sent to colleges, vocation schools or employers, must turn in a final request to Mrs. Norton, in the Business/Registrar’s Office, before May 24th . If you have any questions regarding transcripts, please call 552-5525 or stop by the Business Office.
CAPS AND GOWNS:
Caps and gowns will be distributed at graduation rehearsal at the Five Flags Center on June 2nd. YOU MUST HAVE ALL DEBTS CLEARED (and all library books and textbooks turned in) TO RECEIVE YOUR CAP & GOWN.
SENIORS’ FINALS AND GRADES:
Grades for seniors will be finalized on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 pm. Any senior who does not meet graduation requirements, will be notified. SENIORS LACKING CREDITS FOR MEETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY.
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL-FRIDAY, June 2nd, AT 1:00 PM AT FIVE FLAGS:
All senior participating in commencement must report to Five Flags by 12:45 PM. It is imperative that all graduating seniors be at this practice unless individually excused by Dr. Johnson. If you are absent and have not contacted Dr. Johnson, you will NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Report cards will be handed out at the commencement practice on June 2nd. If you have any questions concerning any aspect of your report card, please contact your teacher or call Mr. Howes at 552-5510.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES – SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 10:00 AM AT FIVE FLAGS: PLEASE LEAVE HOME EARLY ENOUGH TO BE AT FIVE FLAGS BY 9:15 AM. PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR TRAFFIC JAMS, LACK OF PARKING SPACES, ETC.
There will be a temptation to break file after graduating. You will save a great deal of time and confusion, however, if you follow directions and maintain your spacing and lines until you are out of Five Flags. DO NOT BE IN A HURRY; THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!!
As a service to graduates and parents, Lifetouch Photography, a professional photographer has been retained to photograph all graduates at the commencement ceremonies. Pictures will be taken as the graduates receive their diplomas. Lifetouch will send you a descriptive brochure and instructions for ordering after the ceremony. Information regarding pictures will also be in their graduation envelope that they will receive at graduation rehearsal. Our purpose in providing this service is two-fold.
First, to give you the opportunity to have a fine professional photo. Secondly, to reduce confusion, distraction, and crowding around the stage during the graduation ceremony, there will be an area on the right side of the stage for family and friends to take photos. We ask that these family members and friends return to their seats immediately after taking pictures.
STUDENT DRESS FOR COMMENCEMENT:
Students are to wear appropriate clothing for this special event. For women, this would mean a dress or slacks and for men, a dress shirt and dress pants. Attire will be subject to administrative approval. If you have not met the expectations listed here or do not demonstrate appropriate behavior, you may be denied the opportunity to participate in the ceremony.
SEATING AT GRADUATION:
Family and friends will want to allow extra travel time to avoid traffic and parking problems. There will be no limitation on seating. Five Flags personnel have asked that we remind you not to reserve seats by placing programs, coats, etc. on chairs. The Fifth Street parking ramp will have plenty of parking spaces. If you are in need of handicapped accessible seating Five Flags does reserve a section for that need (which would include the person in need and one more person) it will not be for the whole family. Arrive early to guarantee your seat.
STUDENTS NOT PARTICIPATING IN COMMENCEMENT:
Non-participants may pick up their diplomas and cap and gown on Monday, June 5th in the Business Office. DIPLOMAS WILL NOT BE MAILED.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. McCaw at 552-5503.