Cherokee Seniors

Class of 2017

How long until GRADUATION?

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Senior IndianDues & Dates

We have two dues packages for the Class of 2017. It is mandatory that every senior, including those at A.I.M. and Catapult, pay senior dues. Dues will be collected by Ms. Burton in the main office and payments can only be made by cash or money order.

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DATES FOR CAP & GOWN AND OTHER PRODUCTS SOLD BY HERFF JONES COMPANY:

Day

Date Time Where

What

Tuesday September 13 6pm Auditorium Important Informational Meeting for the Class of 2017

Friday

September 16 1:45pm Auditorium

Cap & Gown Assembly/Ring Delivery

Thursday

September 29 Lunches

Lobby

Cap & Gown Ordering #1

Thursday

November 10 Lunches Lobby

Cap & Gown Ordering #2

Thursday

December 1 Lunches Lobby

FINAL Cap & Gown Orders

Friday

February 24 9am Auditorium

Junior Class Ring Assembly  (for rising Seniors;Class of 2018)

Thursday

March 2 Lunches Lobby

Junior Class Ring Orders #1  (for rising Seniors;Class of 2018)

Friday

March 10 Lunches Lobby

Junior Class Ring Orders #2  (for rising Seniors;Class of 2018)

Friday

March 31 Lunches Lobby

Senior Product Delivery

Thursday

April 20 6pm Auditorium

Parent Meeting; Cap & Gown Delivery

Saturday

April 22

10am Auditorium

FINAL Parent Meeting; Cap & Gown Delivery

These dates may change some; the senior sponsor will give notification if they do!

 

DATES FOR SENIOR CLASS DUES (THIS IS A SEPARATE COST FROM HERFF JONES)

SENIOR PACKAGES

AMOUNT DUE

LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT

Grad Package

$185 March 17

April 21 (add $35 = $220)

Proud Parent Package

$230 March 17

April 21 (add $35 = $265)

All payments must be made to the front office AND arrangements can be made in order to pay in installments, but parents must make arrangements with Ms. Burton!

MCSD official graduation calendar can be found here

 

Detailed Activities Information

 

Day

Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Friday

May 19 7:45am-be at KHS Auditorium

8:00am-bus leaves

8:30am-event starts

Undetermined at this time Senior Breakfast

*Dress clothes-business attire

*Upon return, students will go to auditorium for Baccalaureate Practice*

PRACTICE

Day

Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Fri

May 19 8:00am-be at KHS Auditorium Kendrick Auditorium Baccalaureate Practice  

*practice will be held upon return from Senior Breakfast;bring comfy shoes for walking practice*

BACCALAUREATE

Day

Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Sun May 21

2:30pm-be in Kendrick Main Office Lobby

Kendrick Auditorium Baccalaureate

*Gown only-NO cap

*Girls-black shoes (no higher than 3”); white dress (not longer than the gown) OR black pants, white shirt, black shoes

*Boys-black shoes, black pants, white shirt, black tie, black tie

Day

Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Monday

May 22 10:00am–be at KHS Auditorium

10:15am-bus leaves

11:00am-event starts

Undetermined at this time Senior Luncheon with Parents

*Dress clothes-business attire

Day Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Tues

May 23 9:15am-be in KHS Auditorium

9:45am-Bus Leaves

10:30am -Event starts

1:30pm-return to KHS

Undetermined at this time Picnic

*Dress Code

*Basketball shorts OR knee length shorts ok for boys and girls

*comfy shoes

*you may bring beach towel, basketball, softball, etc.

*please bring a bottle of water

*Upon return students will be required to leave campus upon return

Day

Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Weds

May 24 7:45am-be at KHS GYM (late seniors earn community service)

8:00am-Event starts

11:00-Event ends

KHS GYM – enter through the bus ramp doors KHS MANDATORY Practice *appropriate school code dress attire – NO PJs, Sweats, Jeggings

*comfortable shoes

* students will be required to leave campus upon return  (make sure you have a ride home!)

Thurs

May 25

7:45am-be at the Civic Center LEFT FRONT SIDE DOORS (late seniors earn community service)

8:00am-starts

10:00am-ends

Columbus Civic

Center

MCSD MANDATORY Practice

*appropriate school code dress attire – NO PJs, Sweats, Jeggings

*comfortable shoes

*Jacket: IT IS FREEZING IN THERE DURING PRACTICE

(make sure you have a ride home and that your ride is ON TIME to pick you up at the end!)

**In addition to know – PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!!**

There are NO refunds for class dues if a senior does NOT qualify to graduate.

Because we do not yet know when Georgia Milestone results from end-of-year testing will come in, some students who participate in graduation practice may later not be cleared for the actual graduation ceremony. The GMS will count 20% of the grade in all GMS subjects.

State Clearance is not posted yet. We are waiting on the times and dates for grades to be posted by MCSD. When we know–we will get that information out to you ASAP.

Kendrick Clearance – This one is first and is all about school debts like from band, the library, textbooks, clubs and activities and senior dues.

State Clearance – This one is last and is all about grades, course requirements, state exam requirements, credits earned and number of absences.

Failure to complete either one of the above, and payment of senior dues, could prevent you from either graduating or walking across the stage.

INFORMATION WILL BE COMING SOON!

  • Prom will be held on ________ at _______________________ from _______pm.
  • Ticket prices are __________ until we leave for Christmas Break and they will be _____ beginning _________.
  • The last day to purchase tickets will be _________________
  • Prom Theme is ???????????????

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request more tickets for Graduation?

We will give you a form to fill out at the Senior Parents Meeting and you can submit your request then. If you find out later that you need tickets you may request those through the front office with Ms. Burton. All extra ticket requests need to be in writing and only parent requests are honored. Students may not ask for tickets.

How do I request more tickets for Baccalaureate?

The number of tickets each graduate receives is based on the number of graduating seniors we have for that year. Normally, we give out at least 3 tickets per graduate. We will have these request forms available during the Senior Parent Meeting in April. Please only ask for an additional two tickets as space is very limited in our auditorium. If you find out later that you need extra tickets, please submit your request in writing to the front office, Ms. Burton.

Do lap babies need tickets for graduation?

Yes. Every person, even the little tiny ones, need a ticket to graduation. It has to do with safety and fire codes so make sure you count the babies if you request extra tickets.

Can parents come to the picnic?

Sorry – No. This is the time for the students to enjoy each other and fellowship before their graduation. You are welcome to enjoy the luncheon with them, but the picnic is their time.

When is the last date parents can buy tickets for the luncheon?

______________________ – please forward all luncheon inquiries to Ms. C. Hamilton (Hamilton.Carla.J@muscogee.k12.ga.us) and Ms. A. Moore (Josey.Angela.S@muscogee.k12.ga.us)

Why are these dues so much?

The dues seem like a lot, but we’ve broken it down for you as much as we can. Many other schools don’t do that, they just give the parent a flat fee and expect it to be paid. At Kendrick, we want to be as open with you as we can. This is why I give you a table with all the costs involved. As you can see, most of the money is for the yearbook and the students really enjoy these and it becomes like a memory book for them. We don’t make any money from the dues, and although everything is outlined, there are other expenses involved that you can’t see or touch. For example – we have to pay for gas for the busses and we have to pay for the bus drivers to drive those busses. We have to pay for any and all decorations and food for these activities and the rental fees for the places where we have these activities. The dues payment does seem like a lot of money, but it all spent on the seniors and they do only graduate from high school once. 🙂

Why do senior parents have to have so many meetings?

I have to agree – there are a lot of meetings for senior parents. 1) We have one in the fall to let you know about dues and the Herff Jones products (cap & gown) that needs to be purchased.  2 and 3) MCSD requires our senior guidance counselor to meet with the parents of seniors TWICE during their senior year. One is usually in the fall and one is in the spring; these meetings are designed to keep parents informed about their son/daughter’s progress towards graduation. 4) We have a meeting in the spring (usually April) that is required by MCSD about graduation do’s and don’ts. I usually schedule two meetings, one on a Thursday evening and one on a Saturday morning. It is at this meeting where you also pick up your child’s cap and gown.

When do I get my Senior Portraits made?

Rising seniors should have their portraits made during the summer between their Junior and Senior year. These portraits will go in the yearbook. You must make an appointment with Lifetouch Studios and have the portraits done before the end of September. Only pictures made at Lifetouch and those made by the deadline will be in the yearbook. They  have all different size packages available.

Cap and Gown portraits are usually made in the spring at the school and can be ordered at that time.

 

Senior Literature

We thought it would help if you had some items for your Senior Lit class electronically available. Click on the link below to access the item you need.

Senior Project

Analyzing Text

 

Senior Products

Show off your school spirit and your pride by purchasing one of our products created just for the Class of 2017!

See Ms. Burton in the front office to purchase.

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Yearbook!

INFORMATION TO BE POSTED SOON!

 

Contact Information

Remind! is a way to let you know about what is going on with the seniors, due dates and activities. Be sure to sign up to get text messages on your phone!

REMIND

The Herff Jones company provide the Graduation cap and gowns you senior will need to graduate. Use this link to get your cap and gown as soon as possible!

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Senior Indian

Senior Cherokees at play

 

 

Journalism brainstorming poses for the yearbook

 

 

College and Career Fair!

Love our Senior perks…

Senior Friday Sweats Day!

 

Pep Rally!

Class of 2016

 

 

We’ve got our class rings!

How about you?

Just hanging out on sweats Friday!

Getting ready for Cap & Gown pictures!

Say CHEESE!

Getting that handsome look to be just right…

Pink goes with everything, doesn’t it?