graduation
graduation with friends

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOLARSHIPS – Documentation for scholarships should be given to Ms. Jennifer Martinez. Students will choose one scholarship to be announced at the graduation ceremony along with the school they will be attending. Deadline to have this information to Ms. Martinezs May 2nd.

CREDIT BY EXAMS - will be given for seniors June 2nd and June 6th. See your Counselor to register.

GRADES - All correspondence course work, credit by exams or college grades must be on file with your counselors by May 16th.

TRANSCRIPTS - You must formally request a final transcript that reflects all your grades as of the end of the school year. Your first and final college transcript request is free. All other requests are $5.00. Transcripts used for scholarship applications are free. You will always contact Lee High School for your transcript.

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES - Seniors who have excessive absences MUST see their administrator to sign up for Saturday School as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT!!!! The last District Saturday school is TBA.


GRADUATION

CAPS AND GOWNS - Delivery will be at the Senior Breakfast, BAC, on June 4th. You must purchase your cap and gown to participate in the graduation exercises. All obligations must be cleared prior to picking up your cap and gown.

Jostens - If you fail to pick up your graduation orders, you will need to go to Jostens headquarters.
Location - 11222 Disco San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone number - (210) 826-7961
Operating Hours - Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PREPARE THE GOWN FOR THE GRADUATION CEREMONY!

Make sure your cap and gown fit properly before you leave BAC June 4th. Robe length will vary. The robes should be below the mid calf or longer, depending on your height. The top of the cap should be parallel to the ground with the point of the cap being in the center of your forehead, approximately one inch from your eyebrows. NO ALTERATIONS TO THE GRADUATION CAP WILL BE ALLOWED.

To remove the wrinkles from your gown, you can choose to send the gown to the cleaners or press the gown with a warm iron using a cloth between the gown and the iron. The gowns must be carried on a hanger to the graduation ceremony. REMEMBER TASSELS ON THE LEFT SIDE! Collars on girls' robes MUST be pinned in the back.

GRADUATION REHEARSALWenesday, June 11th, 9:00 a.m. at Freeman Coliseum.

• YOU MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION EXERCISE.
• The practice is closed to all visitors in an effort to attend to graduation business as expeditiously as possible.
• If students are taking their cars, a travel permission form must be completed. (Sign-up in the main office.)
• When seniors arrive at the coliseum, name labels are attached to the seat backs. Seniors must report to the floor area and locate their seats.
• Dress warm; it is cold in the coliseum!
• Bring pen or pencil.

THE CEREMONY

LINE UP AREA

• Do not bring purses, flowers, cameras or anything that would have to be carried. Graduates WILL NOT carry anything into the coliseum.
• Cell phones are not allowed.

NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE LINE-UP AREA BEFORE OR AFTER GRADUATION!!!!!!!! THIS INCLUDES ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.

GRADUATION - Graduation will be Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Seniors must be in their designated "line-up" position NO LATER THAN 6:30 pm.

DRESS FOR GRADUATION

BOYS - Dark dress slacks and dark socks are recommended. Dress shoes/boots, a shirt with a collar and a tie are required. A white shirt and dark tie look the best. The collar of the shirt will show above the neck of the robe. Do not wear jackets or suit coats. The following will not be allowed: Jeans, tennis shoes, sandals and shorts. Socks and dress shoes/boots are MANDATORY.

GIRLS - Street length dresses or slacks. Dress shoes. Low heels are recommended. NO corsages or jewelry. The following are not allowed: Jeans, tennis shoes, sandals, and shorts.
*See your Counselor if you need help with any of these items*

• MEDALLIONS AWARDED AT SENIOR AWARDS SHOULD BE WORN.

• MAKE YOUR GRADUATION A MEMORABLE OCCASION. UNIFORMITY IN DRESS HELPS MAKE A DIGNIFIED CEREMONY OF WHICH YOU WILL BE PROUD.

• ALL DISTRICT POLICIES WILL BE ENFORCED AT ALL SENIOR ACTIVITIES, REHEARSAL AND THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

1. Students under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from all graduation activities.
2. Students in possession of any items that would be used to disrupt the ceremony will be removed from all graduation activities.
3. Gestures, waves, bows or any inappropriate action on the stage will result in students being removed from graduation ceremony.
4. Piercings, inappropriate or multiple hair color or inappropriate haircuts will not be allowed.
5. Appropriate clothing must be worn under the gowns. Students will be required to open gowns before going into the coliseum.
6. Students NOT dressed appropriately will not participate in the ceremony.
7. Graduates will not communicate or have any interaction with the audience.
8. Any inappropriate behavior on the floor or on the stage will result in students being removed from the coliseum. Any students removed from rehearsal will not participate in the graduation ceremony. Students removed from rehearsal or the ceremony will NOT receive their diplomas until a later time as determined by the principal.

Any student in violation of policies or any student who disrupts the ceremony will be removed from the coliseum. Their diploma will not be released until a disciplinary hearing has been held.

STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY MUST NOTIFY THEIR COUNSELOR BY TBA.

THEY MUST PICK UP THEIR DIPLOMAS IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE THE WEEK OF JUNE 16TH THROUGH JUNE 19TH, 9:00 – 11:00 AM OR 1:00 – 3:00 PM. LEE HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT MAIL DIPLOMAS.
***Lee will not be open on Fridays during summer hours.

 

Handicap seating will be available in box sections stage left.
----- PLEASE SEE MR. BROWN IF YOU NEED HANDICAP PARKING PASS---

A district made video of the graduation ceremony will be available for purchase. More information to follow via US Mail from the district.

Cameras and videos must be hand held and parents may use the designated area to take pictures.
The public camera section will be in the two box sections stage left.

PARKING:

Seniors: You can enter the parking lot by the West gate off of East Houston Street. Seniors must have their gown with them to show the constable as they enter the gate. Senior parking passes are good only at the Senior Gate and are non-transferable. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PARKING PASS AT REHEARSAL. Your parents may accompany you in the car displaying the parking pass.

General Public: There is a $5.00 fee per car for the general public at the Coliseum. We encourage you to come early as there is always a big crowd. The coliseum doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Posters, banners and noisemakers are not allowed.

Parents, family or friends will be removed from the ceremony for any inappropriate or disruptive behavior.

Our responsibility is to create a ceremony to honor all students for their accomplishments throughout their years of school. Please be dignified and respectful of all (from A to Z). Let's have a great ending to the 2013-2014 school year and to your high school career.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!