Dear Senior Parents and Seniors,
It is hard to believe that it was 13 years ago our seniors started their public education with the first day of kindergarten. Now as Graduation Day rapidly approaches, a major phase in your lives (both students and parents) is about to come to an end. This is an exciting and busy time for all of us. As we approach Graduation Day on June 15th, there are many key events and activities which will be taking place. Please mark the following important dates on your calendar.
KEY EVENT DATES:
|2012 Senior Class Group Photo – taken at CHS – Sr. release time at 2:10pm Seniors to wear Senior Sweatshirt or black for photo! If it’s not raining, go to the grassy area at the end of the 200 wing. If raining, go to the Main Gym.|
|April 25 & 26||Announcements delivered to CHS (be sure you have paid in full by then) Jostens will have orders available for pickup during both lunches.|
|May 8||Senior Portfolio Due – The portfolio is the final component of the senior project.|
|May 30||Senior/Mother Tea - Seniors sign up in the Main Office
• 8:00a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Sr./Mother pictures in Theater. Dorian’s Photography will give each grad 1 free picture. Order packets are available.
• 8:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Sr./Mother Tea in Main Gym ~ Continental Breakfast will be served.
• 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Sr./Mother pictures in Theater (Mothers & Daughters – Mothers & Sons) Please wear nice clothes. Seniors are expected to report to their classes for the remainder of the day immediately following the Sr./ Mother Tea.
|June 5, 6, 7||“Senior Project Boards” – 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Presentation date and times will be assigned at a later date. Regular classes begin at 10:15 a.m.|
|June 8||Tickets – There will be a survey of each graduate & parents regarding the number of tickets the family would like to meet their needs. This survey will be given to your graduate in his/her English class on 5/29/12. Please return the survey no later than 6/1/12.|
|Distribution of graduation tickets begins on June 8th. Tickets can be picked up at the ASB Office.|
|Note: Fines must be paid in full for tickets to be released. Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets which allow the holder early entry into the stadium between 5:45-6:45 PM. There may be some extra tickets (those of students who don’t meet graduation requirements, opt not to participate in the graduation ceremony, need less than 6 tickets, etc.). The survey described above will put your name on the list for extra tickets therefore it is important that you return the survey on time. The extra tickets, if there are any available, will be distributed at the end of graduation practice on June 15th. The tickets will be divided equally amongst those who have made the request for extra tickets.|
|June 8, 11||Senior Boards - Safety Net for those who need to repeat the Board presentati|
|Yearbook Signing Party – 2:15 p.m. in CHS Commons|
|June 12||Senior Finals – Periods 4, 5, 6|
Important! Running Start Seniors – PLEASE READ:
Running Start seniors need to make sure all of their credits meet the CHS graduation requirements and that they have fulfilled all requirements for the senior project including coursework and approved community service hours as listed in the Running Start Handbook. Only Clark College courses specifically listed in the CHS Running Start Handbook will meet the requirements for Junior English, Senior English, U.S. History, Current World Issues, Washington State History, Art, PE, and Health. Students who are enrolled in courses at Clark College during spring term that meet graduation requirements will need to complete an Academic Status form. On this form, students will need to have the Clark College teachers of these courses sign off stating that the student is passing so that they may participate in the CHS graduation ceremony. This form must be submitted to Donna Cooper, CHS Counselor, no later than 9 a.m. on June 14th. If the form is not submitted on time then the student will not be able to walk at graduation. CHS counselors are available to meet with students and parents who have concerns about graduation status. Additional copies of the Running Start Handbook are available in the counselors’ offices or online at: http://www.camas.wednet.edu/chs/ under the “Programs” tab.
|June 13||Senior Finals – Periods 1, 2, 3|
|June 13||Senior Picnic – 10:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at CHS Cardon Field|
|June 13||Baccalaureate – 7 p.m. Grace Foursquare Church. This religious service is optional.|
|June 14||Senior/Dad Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in main gym (Dads & Daughters – Dads & Sons). Seniors sign up in the office.|
|June 14||Commencement Practice – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Practice is in the CHS Gym and is MANDATORY – so NO PRACTICE/NO WALK. Gowns will be distributed.|
|June 15||Commencement Practice – 8:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Practice is at Doc Harris Stadium and is MANDATORY – again, NO PRACTICE/NO WALK.|
|June 15||All graduates will meet @ CHS to load buses at 5:15 p.m. SHARP for transportation to Doc Harris Stadium. All graduates must pick up their cap, tassel, and medallion inside CHS by the Main Office prior to loading the bus for Doc Harris Stadium. Students are not allowed to bring any personal belongings with them on the bus. This includes purses, backpacks, or bags, etc. If your student is going to the Grad Night party and wants a change of clothes, you’ll need to bring the change of clothing to give them after the ceremony.|
|June 15||Commencement - 7:30 p.m. at Doc Harris Stadium – located at: 1125 NE 22nd Ave., Camas WA 98607
The gates will open at 5:45 p.m. for guests with tickets and at 6:45 p.m. for guests without tickets. Entry into the stadium will be through the gate located next to the main ticket booth. If you want personalized photos of your graduate in cap & gown, you MUST do this before the graduation ceremony. There will be a photo backdrop behind the stadium. A “Class” Event – Every year the staff and students of Camas High School work extremely hard to make commencement a special event. CHS has the reputation for a formal graduation ceremony that is a “class” event. Please help us continue this fine tradition through proper attire and behavior during the ceremony.
|Grad Night Party – Again this year, parents are planning an all-night drug and alcohol free party for seniors. The graduates will be able to change their clothes at the stadium and then board buses for this tremendous event. The cost is $65 until May 31st and then $70. Please register as early as possible. For more information you may contact Keesha Goodnow at firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 606-9760 or follow the link on the CHS website for the registration form.|
|Awards & Scholarships – If any senior has received an award or scholarship, please contact Maria Klein at Camas High School ext. 78371 so the student can be rightfully recognized.|
|FINES - Please make sure all unpaid fines have been cleared up before Graduation Day. If you owe money for items such as lost texts, athletic equipment, library books, etc., transcripts and diploma will be withheld until the fines have been paid. Also, graduation tickets will not be distributed until all fines are paid.|
As Graduation Day approaches, we encourage our seniors to remain focused on school and the ultimate goal of graduation. Graduation Day is a celebration of all the hard work and dedication you have put into your education over the last 13 years. We look forward to sharing in this wonderful event with you on June 15th. If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact our office at 833-5750.
Steven Marshall Ellise Anderson
Principal Associate Principal