Cherokee Seniors

Class of 2018

How long until GRADUATION?








Senior IndianSenior Dues & Herff Jones Dates

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 (no checks). The handbook has much more information than what is listed here – but here is some quick information for you:

The Grad Package is our basic dues package and is required for Graduation.

Breakfast $15
Baccalaureate $20
Luncheon $20
Picnic $25
Diploma & Cover $15
Yearbook $75
Senior Spring T-Shirt
(must have to attend picnic)


Additional Add on options:
Senior Sweat Suit $40
Proud Parent T-Shirt $15


  • A late fee of $30 will be added to all payments made after MARCH 16, 2018; all dues must be paid in full by APRIL 20, 2018
  • There are no refunds of senior dues if a student does not pass a class, has Loss of Credit, or does not meet state requirements and cannot graduate.
  • Senior Class Dues DOES NOT include the cap and gown – this is a separate expense and are supplied by Herff Jones Company. Herff Jones can be reached at (706)-563-1346
  • Any questions or concerns please email either Mrs. Moore at or Mrs. Jones at







Tuesday September 12 6pm Auditorium Important Informational Meeting
for the Class of 2018
Friday September 15 9:00 am Auditorium Cap & Gown Assembly/Ring Delivery
Friday September 22 Lunches Lobby Cap & Gown Ordering #1
Thursday November 9 Lunches Lobby Cap & Gown Ordering #2
Thursday November 30 Lunches Lobby FINAL Cap & Gown Orders
Friday February 23 9am Auditorium Junior Class Ring Assembly
(for rising Seniors)
Thursday March 1 Lunches Lobby Junior Class Ring Orders #1
(for rising Seniors)
Friday March 9 Lunches Lobby Junior Class Ring Orders #2
(for rising Seniors)
Friday March 30 Lunches Lobby Senior Product Delivery
Thursday April 19 6pm Auditorium Parent Meeting; Cap & Gown Delivery
Saturday April 21 10am Auditorium FINAL Parent Meeting
Cap & Gown Delivery

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

Yearbooks are included in the Senior dues package.  Seniors that pay dues in full by December 20, 2017, will be eligible for a 1/4 page free ad OR a full page ad for $70.

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Senior Class Sponsors

Mrs. Jones 

Mrs. Moore 


Herff Jones

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Prestige Portraits

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Yearbook ID Code: 12995218


Senior Flyers

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Important Dates




Teacher Take over Day Friday, March 23, 2018 KHS
Senior Luncheon Wednesday, May 16, 2018 TBA
Senior Picnic Thursday, May 17, 2018 TBA
Senior Breakfast, Baccalaureate Practice, and Teacher Clearance Friday, May 18, 2018 KHS
Baccalaureate Sunday, May 20, 2018 KHS
Graduation Practice Monday, May 21, 2018 KHS Gym
Civic Center Practice Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Civic Center
Graduation Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm Civic Center


Detailed Event Information



Date Time* Where Event

You need to know


May 18 7:45am-be at KHS Auditorium KHS Senior Breakfast

*Dress clothes-business attire

Bring a pair of comfortable shoes for Baccalaureate Practice



Date Time* Where Event

You need to know


May 18 After Senior Breakfast Kendrick Auditorium Baccalaureate Practice Bring a pair of comfortable shoes
for practice



Date Time* Where Event

You need to know

Sun May 20

Begins at 3 pm

Students must report at 2:30pm-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


Date Time* Where Event

You need to know


May 16 10:00am–be at KHS Auditorium

10:15am-bus leaves

11:00am-event starts

TBA Senior Luncheon with Parents

*Dress clothes-business attire

Day Date Time* Where Event

You need to know


May 17 TBA TBA Picnic

*Dress Code

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

*Comfortable shoes

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

*please bring a bottle of water

*Student will be required to campus after picnic


Date Time* Where Event

You need to know


May 21 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!)


May 22

10:15 am-be at the Civic Center LEFT FRONT SIDE DOORS (late seniors earn community service)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Columbus Civic



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

*comfortable shoes


(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.

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 infants, toddlers and small children 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 attend the picnic?

The picnic is designed to allow Seniors to relax, have fun and fellowship before their graduation. Parents are welcome to enjoy the luncheon, but the picnic is for Seniors only.

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 Prestige Studios and have the portraits done before the end of September. Only pictures made at Prestige 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.

(706) 568-1882
6161 Gateway Road Columbus, Georgia 31909


Senior Project

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 Topics

Senior Project Handbook