Spring Senior Bulletin

GRADUATION RAIN PLAN INFORMATION IS BELOW

Graduation Details

June 8, 2019

8:30am

Coach Joe Popp Stadium

Graduation begins at 8:30am, but seniors need to report to the MHS Performing Arts Center by 7:45am. All graduates should be in their seat at 7:45am.

Only students that meet all graduation requirements will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.


*Graduation is typically HOT! Seniors are allowed to have battery powered fans for comfort. Bottled water is provided for graduates.


*Seniors are allowed to invite as many guests to the outdoor graduation as they wish. However, if it rains, the ceremony will be moved to the The Main Gym and an admission ticket will be required.


*All seniors will receive 4 rain tickets at graduation practice on June 7th. These tickets are required IF graduation is moved to The MHS main gym due to weather. These tickets are not replaceable if lost. The Performing Arts Center will be used for overflow. Any guest who doesn't have a ticket will be able to watch the graduation ceremony via livestream.


*Graduation will be broadcast on Facebook Live this year!


*Families and friends are invited down to the field once graduation is over for photographs and celebration!


*Seniors will pick up diplomas in the field house after the ceremony. Graduates will not receive their diploma if they owe fees/fines. For questions about fees owed, please see Ms. Amy Wilson in the MHS Main Office.

Rain Plan for Graduation

Important Dates

Cap & Gown Pick Up

Cap and gown distribution will occur on May 1st and 2nd. Even though May 1st is a teacher work day, Southern Recognition will be on campus from 10:00 until 1:00 for cap and gown pick up. Pick up days are for any senior and not for specific letters of the alphabet. Come on May 1st, get your cap and gown, win prizes and enjoy some free food!


Cap & Gown Pictures and Senior Group Photo

May 10th - Individual pictures are from 7:45am until 12:00pm. Sign up for your individual picture session in the MHS Counseling Office. The group photo will be in the stadium at 1:00pm.


Senior Scholarship Night

Thursday, May 23rd 6:30pm - Mooresville High School Performing Arts Center

Please come wearing your cap and gown. Seniors should arrive by 6:00pm to walk in as a group.


E3 Friday, May 24th RSVP by Friday, May17th


Baccalaureate Service-

Wednesday, June 5th @ 6:30pm - Mooresville High School Performing Arts Center

Please come wearing your cap & gown. Seniors should arrive by 5:45pm to walk in as a group.


Senior Breakfast -

Friday, June 7th @ 8:00am - in the MHS Cafeteria


Graduation Practice - Attendance is mandatory

Friday, June 7th @ 9:00am in the Mooresville High School Main Gym



GRADUATION

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 8:30am

Graduating with Honors

Latin Honors and NC Scholar will be notated by the graduates name in the printed graduation program.

Latin Honor System

Summa Cum Laude

4.5 with highest honor

Magna Cum Laude

4.2-4.49 with great honor

Cum Laude

3.9-4.19 with honor

Honors are based on final weighted GPA’s. Cords will be awarded at the June 7th graduation practice. The honor will be read at graduation after the graduates name.

NC Scholar -

Seniors who achieve a final unweighted GPA of a 3.5+ AND meet course requirements will be distinguished as a NC Scholar. NC Scholars will receive a gold tassel at graduation practice on June 7th and a gold seal will be placed on their diploma. NC Scholar will not be read at graduation.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/curriculum/scholars/endorsement-require.pdf


*Please note that GPA's are not rounded up in order to award Latin Honors or NC Scholar.


While MHS no longer recognizes Valedictorian and Salutatorian, the top 3 graduates in the senior class will speak at graduation.

Graduation Attire

Graduation Dress Code-

Graduation is a special day that requires special, more formal attire. MHS requires all graduates to follow the graduation day dress code.


  • Dresses or skirts must not visible below the gown

  • Pants must be a dark color (ex: Black, Navy Blue)

  • Shirts must be button-down white or light colored and have a tie

  • Shoes and Sandals must be of a dark color (ex: Black, Dark Brown)

  • Sandals must have a back strap

  • Tennis shoes and flip-flops are not allowed

  • High heels and wedges are strongly discouraged due to the field turf


If you cannot afford any of the required items of clothing, please see the principal, a counselor or a teacher privately. Give us enough time and we can help you get what you need.

Final Transcripts

Colleges require a FINAL transcript in order to complete enrollment. Seniors will need to request their final transcript via Parchment. If you have already committed to your school, go ahead and request your final transcript to be sent to your college today. It's really simple. Just make sure you select HOLD FOR GRADES when you place your order. If you do not select hold for grades, your current transcript will be sent. The college needs confirmation that you have graduated and the final transcript confirms that. Let your counselor know if you have any questions!
**FINAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE READY AND SENT THE WEEK OF JUNE 24TH
SOUTHERN RECOGNITION - CAP & GOWNS/GRADUATION ITEMS

Need additional graduation supplies? Order using the link above for www.southernrecognition.com

E3 - Friday, May 24th @ 7:30am

The Peer Advising Corps is proud to host the fourth annual E3 event. Here’s what you need to know!

  1. Who: E3 stands for “Enrolled, Enlisted, Employed” so ALL seniors are invited!
  2. What: A whole day of free food (breakfast & lunch!), free entertainment (dunk booth, inflatable, gyrosphere, cornhole & more!) & raffle prizes.
  3. When: Friday, May 24th, 7:30am-1pm
  4. Where: Event begins with breakfast in the cafeteria.
  5. Why: Because you’ve earned it!
  6. How to RSVP: Bring one of the documents below and place it in the folder outside of Ms. Keating's office or give it to Ms. McKee in the counseling office.
  • 4-Year College/University: Fin Aid Award Letter(s)
  • Community College: FAFSA Student Aid Report
  • Military: Enlistment Paperwork or email from recruiter
  • Employment: Pay-stub or letter from employer

Make sure your name and your school name/military branch/employer’s name are on the items you turn in!

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS MAY 17TH!

Senior Scholarship Night

Senior Scholarship Night is Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm in the MHS Performing Arts Center. This night is dedicated to honor and recognize the Class of 2019’s scholarship awards and academic excellence.

This is a cap and gown event.

**If you have received a scholarship from your college or an organization, you need to email or bring a copy of the award letter to Ms. Keating by Friday, May 17th. Seniors who have turned in their award letter to Ms. Keating will be recognized at Senior Scholarship Night for their scholarship. Seniors are recognized for the scholarships they use, not for all of the scholarships they are offered. If you do not turn in your letter, you will not be recognized. Please see Ms. Keating or Ms. Morris if you have any questions.

**If you applied for a local scholarship and will receive one, a counselor will tell you prior to this night that you should attend. Most local scholarship recipients are announced at this event.


SENIORS ARRIVE BY 6:00 TO LINE UP WITH YOUR CLASS!

Academic Excellence

Seniors with a weighted 3.5 GPA or higher will be recognized at Senior Scholarship Night. Seniors will be called by name and receive an academic excellence medal.


On May 8th, Seniors will receive their AE certificate in 2nd block along with a free ice cream certificate that they can redeem at lunch in the cafeteria on May 8th.

Individual Cap and Gown Pictures and Senior Group Photo

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken in the concourse by the main gym on Friday, May 10th from 8:00am until 12:00pm. Please sign up for your individual picture session in the MHS Counseling Office. The group picture will be taken at 1:00pm in the stadium. Seniors wear their school clothes for the group picture, but you must wear your cap and gown in order to be in the group photo.

Order forms will be distributed in Advisory prior to May 10th. You must have a completed order form and pay for individual pictures on the day of.

Graduation Signs!

Get a generic "Graduating Blue Devil" for $13, or personalize it with your graduate's name for $16. Orders, with payment, are due in to the main office by May 3, 2019. Order forms are being emailed to all Senior Families, print the form below, get one in the main office, or email us at BlueDevilPTSO@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!