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Senior Graduation Information
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Graduation Notes for Seniors 2017

  • Graduation day meet in the competition gym at 8:00 to get bus assignments and load buses to leave at 8:15 for Samford- you MAY NOT DRIVE your  vehicle.

  • We will return to Spain Park around 11:00- you will be dismissed for the day.

  • Samford will open the arena doors at 3:00, you may have a formal cap and gown photo made by Belmont starting at 3:00.

  • Be back at Samford no later than 4:00- traffic on 280 and 65 is unpredictable, Graduation will begin at 5:00- do not be late.

  • You will receive ten (10) tickets for your family- we will give these out when you receive your cap and gowns the week of May 8, 2017.

  • Contact your academy director for your cords

  • National Honor Society members should see Mr. Cole regarding collars and tassels.

  • If you are an honor grad, Mrs. Thompson will be calling you down to receive your collar.

  • Dress appropriately for graduation- Gentlemen, please wear ties, dress pants and dress shoes with socks, Ladies, dress properly and be sure you can walk in your heels.

  • Following the Graduation Ceremony, you will have 15 minutes to pick up your diploma, if you decide to wait you may pick it up at SPHS on May 24 or May 25.

  • Last day of instruction is May 12, review day is May 15

  • Exams start May 16 for all seniors who are not exempting.

  • Exam Exemption Protocol for seniors- 80 for the semester, and complete the WorkKeys tests/pretest and completion of any work assigned through the program for students scoring below the pretest benchmark.

  • AGAIN- 280 and 65 are unpredictable, and parking at Samford can be tricky- be there no later than 4:00. Parking at Samford will be easiest in the lot below the baseball field and take the sidewalk up to the Pete Hanna Center


Graduates should be on their best behavior.  Graduates should neither bring attention to themselves nor cause distractions during the ceremony.  Additionally, graduates should not participate in any inappropriate behavior on stage or in their seats.  Diplomas will be withheld, at the Principal’s discretion, if this occurs.

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