Dear Seniors,

Graduation on May 17 is less than 2 months away! Check with your Sponsor Teacher to confirm that you are indeed on track to graduate this spring. If you have any questions regarding the graduation ceremony itself, contact Happy Chronister at: (907) 240-7244 or

Mark your calendar with these upcoming events and deadlines:

April 15: Game Night from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Jaycen Ursel's house - 6910 Burlwood. Bring a snack to share, your favorite table game and a guest (friend, parent, or sibling).

April 15: Deadline for submitting 5 - 7 photos in JPEG format to Happy at You can also submit short video footage. (no more than 20 seconds) Brooklyn Barr, one of our seniors, is putting together the slide show for us.

April 15: Audition by this date for Happy and Teresa Kress if you want to be considered for a spot on the program where your special talent is featured during the ceremony. (singers, dancers, instrumentalists, dramatists, impressionists/comedians...)

May 2: GRADES DUE for all seniors intending on earning a diploma and walk in this year's 2016 graduation ceremony . Submit your grade sheets, logs and evidence to your sponsor prior to this date so she can report them by the deadline.

May 6: $25 graduation fee is due to Happy. Write a check to FPCS PTSO and take it to the office. This pays for flowers and the photographer. Everyone will get a link to download the candid and formal photos from graduation - which will include your student getting their diploma - presented on stage by the parent or the principal. During the ceremony we explain how the parents may gather on the right of the stage just before it is their student's turn and then the parents join them on stage to present their diploma.

May 6: Deadline for submitting your 3 phrases or sentences that describe you. These will be read as you walk across the stage to get your diploma.

May 11: Baccalaureate Service - 7:30 - 8:30 Wednesday Evening - Special Religious service for graduates and their families and friends. Held at New Grace Christian Church: 10821 Totem Road. Graduates will lead worship and read verses. The guest speaker will be Dennis Tayman, (father of graduate Noah Tayman). Cookie reception following from 8:30 - 9:00. Contact Happy if you can participate by playing an instrument, reading a verse or bringing cookies. (Musician rehearsal May 4, 9:00 p.m. and May 11, 5:45 p.m.)

May 16: Cupcake and Cake decorating workshop to prepare cake for the Graduation. 12:00 - 4:00 Volunteers needed at Kimberly Fischer's home (Taste Buds Cooking)

May 16: Floral workshop - at 10821 Totem Road - to make flowers for the ceremony. Let Happy know if you can volunteer from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00.

May 17: Graduation! Show up at East High School at 5:15 for a run through of the ceremony. Have an ironed cap and gown on and come to the stage. Tell your guests to arrive by 6:40 if they want to see the slide show before the ceremony. There is unlimited seating - so invite all your friends and relatives. The ceremony begins at 7:00. We try to be done by 8:15 or 8:30 and then we have a big reception in the lobby. All are welcome to stay and eat finger foods and cake/cupcakes.