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Senior Events & Information - Spring 2016

As we approach the culmination of the high school experience for our seniors, there will be numerous activities that are designed to celebrate our students and their high school achievements. Below is the schedule of senior activities, as well as the guidelines and policies to ensure that seniors enjoy these activities appropriately and safely.

Summary from Senior Class Mtg. 4-12-16

Schedule

Friday
May 20   
JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM
Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, MA
6:00 - 11:00 pm
Theme: Fire & Ice
Tickets on sale April 25-29
Menu: New England Spinach Salad; Choice of Chicken Parmigiana, Roasted Chicken Breast, Vegetable Lasagna; Mini Eclairs, Cream Pies, Carrot Cakes
Buses leave HHS at 5:00 pm - all students must ride the bus to and from the prom
Students must bring photo ID and prom ticket indicating their meal choice
See "Senior Events Behavior Expectations" below
Prom Guest form
Prom Early Dismissal Form

Wednesday
May 25
SENIOR PICNIC
1:00 pm
Last day of classes for seniors

Thursday
May 26
SENIOR EXAMS
7:30 am
A & B Block

Friday
May 27
SENIOR EXAMS
7:30 am
C & D Block

Tuesday
May 31
OBLIGATIONS DUE
All activity fees, lost book payments, sports uniforms, cafeteria charges, class dues, etc. are due.
See "Obligations" below

GRADUATION SURVEY DUE
All graduating seniors must complete the Graduation Survey so that their transcripts can be completed.  The survey can be found on Naviance (click "About me" and then "Graduation Survey"). 

CLASS TRIP

Spirit of Boston
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tickets: $5
Permission Form, due May 6 to Ms. Bowker or Ms. Carig-O'Neill
Includes lunch, cruise, and DJ Entertainment
Menu: Organic mixed field greens, Rotisserie Chicken, Build-Your-own Taco Bar, Three Cheese Macaroni, Cookies, Brownies, and Seasonal Fruit
Buses depart HHS at 10 am and return by approximately 3 pm
Expect bags, purses, backpacks, heavy coats and jackets to be searched. Passengers will be patted down for security. 
See "Senior Events Behavior Expectations" below 

Wednesday
June 1
GRADUATION PRACTICE (Mandatory)
8:45 - 11:30 am

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT
High School Auditorium
7:00 pm


Thursday
June 2
GRADUATION PRACTICE (Mandatory)
8:45 - 11:30 am
Caps & gowns distributed (If all obligations are satisfied)
Graduation tickets distributed (7 per student)

BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATION
Congregational Church
7:00 pm
An interfaith service (not school-sponsored)

Friday
June 3
IN-SCHOOL GRADUATION
Students and faculty only

Sunday
June 5
GRADUATION
High School Field House
1:00 pm - Graduates arrive at HHS
2:00 pm - Graduation begins
Diploma Presenter form due May 11
Formal photos will be taken by The Henry Studio (Order form)

ALL-NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY
10 pm - 5 am, Forekicks, Norfolk
Buses leave HHS at 10:00 pm, and depart Forekicks at 5 am - all students must ride the bus to and from the party
This event is run by Holliston Parents, and is not a school-sponsored event.
Waiver and registration form due May 20

Senior Events Behavior Expectations

In past years, some seniors have engaged in destructive acts or pranks to celebrate their last weeks in school. Please be aware that anyone who vandalizes school grounds or facilities will be charged with destruction of property, face disciplinary action, and forfeit the privilege of participating in graduation exercises. Students found to be involved in any other actions(s) deemed to be in violation of the school discipline policies may forfeit their opportunity to participate in any or all of the activities planned during the calendar of events for seniors, including the graduation ceremony. With the complete cooperation of each student, the graduation exercises will be a positive and memorable experience for all.

For the graduation ceremony, students must dress appropriately with their caps and gowns. No signs, messages, decals, or other decorations are allowed on caps and gowns, with the exception of awards presented by the school.

Obligations

All outstanding obligations, including lost texts, missing library books, overdue activity fees, class dues, cafeteria charges, sports uniforms, etc. must be reconciled before a student can participate in the graduation ceremony. A list is available in the Main Office of all outstanding obligations. Students will NOT be issued a cap and gown if he/she still has an obligation due.

Downloading Documents

Holliston Google accounts for graduates will be deactivated soon after graduation. Seniors can save and download all of their Google Drive docs, Gmail, and other data by using Google Takeout (step-by-step instructions).

Gather Your Belongings

Graduating seniors should make sure they collect any of their belongings before the end of senior exams, especially from
  • hall lockers
  • field house lockers
  • nurse's office (medications or epi-pens)

Graduation Requirements

Please keep in mind that, in order to receive a diploma, a student must meet all requirements listed in the Student & Parent Handbook and below:
  • Earn the minimum total number of credits (26 credits)
  • Earn defined number of credits in prescribed curriculum areas
  • Earn 5.0 credits in the senior year, with at least 2.5 credits earned during the seconds semester
Any student who has not met the academic requirements will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. Also, discipline issues must be resolved in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.