Welcome Class of 2017!
I encourage all Seniors to get involved to ensure that you have a memorable Senior year. Below you will find a lot of valuable information.
If you have any questions regarding Senior events, activities or requirements, please contact Mrs. Strickland in Room 135 or call 706-748-2819.
WE WANT YOU TO WALK WITH US ON MAY 27!
Passing your classes, having good attendance, and staying out of trouble are very important to your success!
Key Graduation Dates (All Dates are Tentative)
Tuesday, May 23
Senior Luncheon, St. Luke Ministry Center, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 25
Class Day, JHS Auditorium, 9:30 a.m., Seniors report at 8:45 a.m.
Friday, May 26
Graduation Practice, Columbus Civic Center, Time: TBA
Saturday, May 27
Graduation, Columbus Civic Center, TBA a.m., Seniors report at TBA a.m.
Senior Dues ~ $65
In order to participate in Senior activities that are planned throughout the school year, students must pay Class Dues. Senior dues should be paid to Mrs. Strickland in Room 135. If a student has not paid their Freshman ($10.00), Sophomore ($15.00), and/or Junior ($25.00) dues, they must pay those in addition to the Senior Dues ($65.00). Senior Dues fund numerous projects, parties, the senior luncheon and the graduation ceremony, etc. LAST DAY TO PAY CLASS DUES: Friday, April 14, 2017.
Seniors may purchase a Class Package that will save them $60.00! This will only be available until Thursday, November 10. The Class Package includes: Senior Dues, Prom Ticket, Prom Gift, Senior T-shirt, Yearbook, and Cap, Gown, & Diploma Cover. The price is $235.00.
It is VERY important that seniors pass all of their classes and attend school every day. Parents and students are always welcome to come to Room 135 to review transcripts and make sure they are on track for graduation.
Now is the time to be signing up to take these tests and completing college applications. You may obtain information in the Guidance Department Office. You may obtain information in the Guidance Department Office.
Paying for college can be very expensive; however, scholarships are available. It is important that you plan ahead and start filling out applications now. Check with the Guidance Department for more information.
Seniors must clear all of their outstanding debts. Examples: lost books that you owe for, overdue fines in the Library, and money owed to club sponsors. These must be paid all outstanding debts before the first graduation practice in May, in order to be placed in the graduation lineup.
Questions about Senior activities, purchasing a cap, gown, and diploma cover and dress requirements.
Can we purchase Senior T-Shirts and Hoodies?
Design ideas are now being taken for Senior short-sleeved and long-sleeved t-shirts as well as hoodies. We will begin taking orders for these shirts soon for delivery in October. Pick up a price list and order form in Room 135.
What is Class Day?
Class Day will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m., in the JVHS Auditorium. Class Day is a long-time tradition that features music, special presentations, a senior video, and an opportunity for students to say goodbye to Jordan Vocational High School. A reception to honor the graduates will be held following the ceremony. Seniors should report to the JVHS auditorium no later than 8:45 a.m.
How can I be included in the Senior Slideshow?
Please bring in 2-4 baby pictures and 2-4 senior pictures for the Senior Slideshow. This is viewed at Class Day. Place in a Ziploc bag or envelope with your name on it. Pictures will be scanned and returned to you in a timely manner. Pictures should be of graduate only—no brothers, sisters, parents, etc. should be in photos. All baby pictures are due to Mrs. Strickland in Room 135 by the end of school on Tuesday, December 20.
When is the Senior Luncheon and can I invite my parents?
The Senior Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Luke United Methodist Church Ministry Center. A buffet lunch will be served and a program is planned. The cost of this event is included in Senior Dues. Parents may attend but they must purchase a ticket–$17.00.
Am I required to purchase a Cap, Gown & Diploma cover?
Cap, Gown, & Diploma Cover—Balfour
In order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, seniors will need to purchase a cap, gown, tassel, & diploma cover from Balfour. This is the company that handles our graduation items. The cost is $70.00 for these items (unless you purchase the Senior Class Package which it is included in). A representative from the company will visit Jordan on Thursday, October 27, to distribute information regarding these and other senior items. He will then return during lunch to collect orders on Monday, November 7. The price will increase to $75.00 on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
What is the required attire for Class Day & Graduation?
Senior Dress for Class Day & Graduation
Females— ALL white dress or skirt and blouse that meets the MCSD dress code, white shoes with a sensible heel, may be open toed but must have at least a strap across the back, simple jewelry or none—no jewelry larger than a dime!
Males—black dress pants, white dress shirt, a tasteful black tie (no bowties), black socks and black dress shoes—no boots and/or athletic shoes.