Graduation—Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM—Winthrop University Coliseum, Rock Hill(Students must arrive by 8:45am)* Be sure you are taking note of any fees owed as you will not be able to participate in Graduation if you have any outstanding fee balancesImportant Dates: (See below for more information about these events)
October 5 - Cap & Gown Orders with Jostens
October 17 - Senior Pictures Make-up Day with LifeTouch
October 11 - Carolina Renaissance Festival
November 30 - Senior Movie Night at the Stadium
March 28 - Cap & Gown Delivery
April 16 – May 10 – Graduation Tickets on Sale
April 20 – Cap & Gown Pictures
April 27 – All Scholarship info submitted to Ms. Wetzler
May 1 – Deadline for baby photos to Ms. Weisberg
May 21 – 26 – Senior Week
* May 21 - Field Day/Yearbook Signing/ Tug-of-War
* May 22 - Senior Signing Day/Ice Cream Social
* May 23 - Senior Banquet @ McBryde Hall, Winthrop University
* May 24 - Color Fest
May 30 – Awards DayAttention Seniors and Parents:
Final documents will be available at the school the week after graduation.
Included in the packet will be the following:
- High school diploma and any endorsement seals
- Official Transcript. The official transcript will be sealed and ready for you to mail to your college or university. We do not mail them for you. The unofficial copy is unsealed and yours to keep.
- Report Card
- Class of 2018 Program
If you are registered with the NCAA, we will automatically upload your final transcript.
NOTES FROM THE PTSO:
We are "Off to the Races" planning our senior events! This year's Steeplechase themed banquet will give our young ladies and gentlemen the opportunity to dress in their snazziest derby garb (totally voluntary), so bring out the florals, pastels and seer sucker. Oh, and don't forget the hats. Most creative hat(s) will be awarded a special prize that will be announced in the near future. The Sr. Parent committee is planning a great evening that will be filled with food, dancing, fun games and great prizes.
Thank you to the awesome moms who came out to help with the senior pics yesterday. The day went perfect and Mrs. Larr is very appreciative of your assistance. Also, thanks to all the parents who have signed up for and sent in your gift card donations to date. We're still in need of gift cards, please visit our Signup Genius page @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b48afa82c7-senior (please copy and paste into your browser).
Sr. banquet tickets on sale now @ https://gofan.co/app/events/24475 mobile app. Tickets will be sold during lunches in the upcoming weeks, so have your senior look out for dates and times via scrolling announcements at school. Instructions for the families who purchased the platinum senior package (banquet tickets included) will be sent via email.
Field day will be held 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday 21st. The teachers in charge of the day have requested to borrow 15-18 popup canopies/tents with open sides to provide shade for the students. Please let me know if you can help out with this request.
NO CAP AND GOWNS FOR THIS.
Seniors will be marching in arranged in the order of graduation.
Ladies, no shorts or jeans. Dress slacks, dresses, or top and skirt will be fine for this. No strapless dresses or tops.
Guys, no shorts or jeans. You are asked to wear a golf shirt or nice button shirt with slacks. No T-shirts. You do not have to wear a tie on this day.Only parents of students who are receiving awards will be invited to attend. The program has two parts: Part I is reserved for awards and scholarships presented only to seniors; Part II recognizes both seniors and underclassmen. The Class of 2017 attends the entire program.Robes & Tassels
If you have not ordered your cap and gown, or need to purchase tassels and medallions for graduation, go to www.jostens.com. ALL Seniors are REQUIRED to have both a tassel and medallion to participate. *The cap and gown package comes with tassel and medallion.
Students receive their cap, gown, and tassel in the spring when Jostens delivers to all seniors. Medallions will be handed out to Seniors at Graduation, and one has been ordered for each senior. You will be charged if not paid for with your order.
You can contact Russ Honrine from here as well https://www.facebook.com/russ.honrine
Student must bring written proof of any scholarship offers to Carlee Wetzler in guidance. Students should report scholarships even if they do not plan on using them! Submit all scholarships by April 27th.
Graduation group and individual pictures will be taken in the spring. All seniors will sit for the individual picture as this is how the group picture will be created. Students can pay for the individual or group picture on picture day or order pictures online. Order forms will be distributed with caps and gowns in the spring. Guys need to wear a white or cream dress shirt, a regular tie, dark dress pants, and dark shoes. Ladies need to wear light color shirts or tops, preferably with nothing showing in the V neck, and a skirt or a dress - no pants or shorts! No flip-flop style shoes for anyone. Those not in requested dress requirements will not be allowed to take pictures. There is no make-up day for these pictures!
Baby pictures will be collected in the spring for a video played before the graduation ceremony. As parents, relatives, and friends gather for your graduation, this video will be playing on the overhead video display.
Send in only ONE baby picture. Picture should be of the senior only from birth to age 4. No naked babies please. Anything else that the committee decides is inappropriate will be rejected and you will be asked to send another picture.
Please send an electronic version of your ONE picture to: email@example.com
Confirmation emails will NOT be sent! Please click on the following link to make sure your child’s photo has been received. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p5FhaCahIabvGGmv-5Q1wfpTTLjL9XPBdKOOIP_t4Nc/edit?usp=sharing
All pictures are DUE by May 1st, 2018.
Mandatory Graduation practice will be Friday, June 8th at 12:30pm. Students will be served lunch first at 12 noon and practice will follow. It should be finished by 2:30. Students must follow school dress code and school rules. All seniors are required to stay for the entire practice. Parents and students should reserve this date as there are NO exceptions to attendance at Graduation Rehearsal.
Honor Cords will be distributed at graduation practice or the morning of graduation at Winthrop. Sponsors of Honor Clubs will provide information to students regarding the graduation cords.
Students should report to Winthrop by 8:45AM on the morning of graduation and enter the coliseum through the left side. Assigned staff members will conduct a check-in process. Once inside the building, go down the left side corridor and proceed around the coliseum until you find your homeroom representative and get in line. Phones and purses are to be left in the cars. Parents are not allowed in the area where students are lining up.Graduation is Saturday, June 9th, 10am at Winthrop Coliseum.
TicketsEach senior will receive 4 graduation tickets, free of charge. Additional tickets may be purchased online for $10 eachGraduation Dress Code
-Dress should be solid white or pastel color, No collar because of the design of the graduation robe. OR Dress slacks in white or cream. White or light cream dress shoes or sandals, Flats are recommended– no flip flop styles/shoes must have straps
Dark blue or black dress pants – fitting at the waist with a belt, long-sleeve white collared shirt, dark tie, and dark dress shoes - no tennis shoes, between the toe styles, or sneakers
Note: No purses or bags are allowed backstage. All Seniors should leave their cell phones in their car OR with their parents during the graduation ceremony.
Directions to Graduation
Winthrop Coliseum - 1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29733
On I-77, take Exit 82-B and follow directional signs toward Rock Hill. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto U.S. 21 Bypass. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Eden Terrace. The Winthrop Coliseum is located on 1162 Eden Terrace, approximately 1.5 miles from U.S. 21 Bypass, and is approximately one mile from central campus.