Date: April 19, 2018
To: TCHS Candidates for Graduation 2018
From: Mrs. Seigler
Re: Graduation overview
We’re almost there! I am proud of you and of your class’s achievements at TCHS. It’s important that you stay focused and that you do everything necessary to join your classmates at graduation.
Graduation is one of the most important days of your life. To assist you with planning and preparation, we are providing you with the following information. Please read carefully. If you have any questions or concerns about graduation, please do not hesitate to contact your BDB advisor, Dr. Collins, or Dr. Hughes. If you still need assistance, you can always call on me.
Remind: Make sure you are signed up for the senior Remind. We will make announcements via Remind if needed, particularly in the case of inclement weather. Text @f44f38 to the number 81010 to join.
Pathway: Many of you have completed an advanced academics, world language, and/or fine art pathway. Seniors who complete one or more of these pathways will earn a cord to wear at graduation. In order to receive a cord in these areas, you will need to complete the Graduation Cord Application and Verification Form and return it to the TCHS Counseling Office by Wednesday, April 25th.
Debts: Must be cleared by Friday, May 4th. The debt list will be updated when senior textbooks are collected May 9th. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! You will not be allowed to participate in graduation practice if your debt is not cleared.
Transcripts: Please stop by the guidance department prior to May 4th to provide transcript information and to let them know of your future plans.
Grades: The last regular class day for seniors is Wednesday, May 9th.
Senior Day: Senior day is Thursday, May 10 on the practice field.
Practices: Wednesday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Brodie Field
Thursday, May 17th, 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m., Brodie Field
Pictures: A class picture on the “T” will be taken after practice on Wednesday, May 16. Please do not leave until the picture has been taken.
BPI Photography will also take pictures of you receiving your diploma at graduation.
Ceremony: Saturday, May 19th, Brodie Field
If rain, graduation will be held Saturday evening, May 19th, Brodie Field
Dress: Female grads – Dark dress, dark shoes or sandals (low heel or no heel are recommended, open back shoes are not recommended - DO NOT wear high heels, wedges, or cowboy boots), natural hose or no hose – NO JEANS!
Male grads – Dress khakis, appropriate dress shoes and socks, white shirt, tie – NO JEANS!
Audience – Sunday church clothes
Cap and Gown –Unpack and hang up gown as soon as it is received. Do not iron! This will reduce the wrinkles. Prior to graduation practice, check to make sure that you have
Processional: On Saturday morning, candidates will line-up inside Eighth Street Middle School.
Dignity: Your family will be asked to stand quietly when your name is called. Time will be allowed at end of each row for applause. Faculty monitors and uniformed security will be on hand to deal with anyone who disrupts the ceremony.
Diplomas: Only diploma covers will be handed out on stage. Any student who disrupts the ceremony in any way or otherwise causes embarrassment by exhibiting inappropriate behavior before, during, or after the ceremony will have his/her diploma held. The student will be required to make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Seigler on Tuesday, May 22nd.