Senior Instructions for Graduation: When: Graduation will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at the LHS stadium Time: You have to be at the visitor’s side of the stadium by 6:00!! If you drive, you MUST PARK in the parking lot on the VISITOR’s SIDE. (Traffic will be heavy, so leave earlier than usual). If you’re later than 6:00, you may not have a place in the graduation line-up. Where: You meet in the area behind the visitor’s side. You will be given instructions at graduation practice as to which line you are in. Dress: You must meet dress requirements or you will not be allowed to march (no ifs ands or buts!) Males: Navy or black pants, white dress shirt, SOLID navy or black tie NO PATTERNS (no bow ties), navy or black socks, VERY dark brown, black or dark navy DRESS shoes with dark brown, black or dark navy soles, graduation caps must be flat on head (DO NOT TUCK UNDER RIM), the point of the cap comes just above the eye brows, with tassel to the left Females: Dress or skirt that MUST BE SHORTER THAN GOWN, blouse MUST BE WHITE if it shows at the neckline, white collar (came with your cap & gown), hosiery, if worn, must be nude or natural (no white or colored hosiery), VERY dark brown, black or dark navy shoes with dark brown, black or dark navy soles, graduation caps must be flat on head (DO NOT TUCK UNDER RIM), the point of the cap comes just above the eye brows, with tassel to the left. NO GUM, NO TENNIS SHOES, NO BOOTS, NO WHITE SHOES, NO SUNGLASSES, NO LARGE OR DANGLING JEWELRY, NO JEANS, NO BOW TIES, NO WHITE OR COLORED HOSIERY, & NO CELL PHONES!!! In case of inclement weather: Graduation will be held in the LHS gymnasium. All of the above instructions will still apply; however, you will meet in the auditorium instead of at the stadium and you MUST BE in the auditorium by 6:00 PM. Each senior will receive __ rain tickets at graduation to distribute to family/friends. EACH PERSON (regardless of age, weight, size or height) attending graduation MUST HAVE a ticket to enter the gymnasium and they MUST be in their seat and in the gymnasium by 7:00 PM!! Doors will lock at 7:00 and NO ONE will be allowed to enter after that time!! Traffic will be extremely heavy. ***YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR DIPLOMAS AS YOU WALK ACROSS THE STAGE. DIPLOMAS WILL BE PICKED UP FOLLOWING THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AS YOU EXIT THE FIELD. Special notes to share with your guests: Be on time to graduation. Gates will be locked on the visitor’s side and at the field entrance, so all guests must enter the stadium from the home side. Plan to arrive at the stadium (or gym, in case of inclement weather) by 7:00 pm or earlier. Graduation service is a dignified occasion, similar in reverence to a religious event. Please, please, please encourage your guests to dress and act their best. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES will be permitted into the stadium during the ceremony. NO NOISE MAKERS such as bull horns or cow bells will be permitted into the stadium. NO BALLOONS, UMBRELLAS , or any other items that would block guests from seeing the ceremony. BACCALAUREATE it is NOT MANDATORY that you attend, but we encourage seniors to participate because it can be used as a dress rehearsal for graduation What: A church service to honor your graduation and to bless you as you begin your new journey in life. Date & Time: Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Second Baptist Church of Lancaster. Graduates MUST be there by 5:30 PM in your appropriate dress in the Family Ministry Center. Dress: DRESS AS IF YOU ARE AT GRADUATION Males: Navy or black pants, white dress shirt, SOLID navy or black tie NO PATTERNS (no bow ties!), navy or black socks, VERY dark brown, black or dark navy DRESS shoes with dark brown, black or dark navy soles, graduation caps must be flat on head (DO NOT TUCK UNDER RIM), the point of the cap comes just above the eye brows, with tassel to the left Females: Dress or skirt that MUST BE SHORTER THAN GOWN, blouse MUST BE WHITE if it shows at the neckline, white collar (came with your cap & gown), hosiery, if worn, must be nude or natural (no white or colored hosiery), VERY dark brown, black or dark navy shoes with dark brown, black or dark navy soles, graduation caps must be flat on head (DO NOT TUCK UNDER RIM), the point of the cap comes just above the eye brows, with tassel to the left. NO GUM, NO TENNIS SHOES, NO BOOTS, NO WHITE SHOES, NO SUNGLASSES, NO LARGE OR DANGLING JEWELRY, NO JEANS, NO BOW TIES, NO WHITE OR COLORED HOSIERY Parking: Students need to park in the back of the church and enter through the glass double doors at the far right. You will see signs pointing you to the Family Ministry Center where you will line up according to your homeroom. ***This service is optional but it is a GREAT TIME to check your dress to make sure your attire is appropriate for graduation. Remember…if you DO NOT follow the dress policy for graduation, YOU WILL NOT MARCH!! Also, remember this is a church service, so be on your best behavior. GRADUATION PRACTICE Wednesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:15 AM at the stadium. If you are not at graduation practice, you will not be allowed to participate in graduation. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is NOT a dress rehearsal so please DO NOT wear your cap and gown. 1. You will need to enter through the gate at the field house and report to the home side of the stadium where you will sit with YOUR homeroom. 2. Someone will read out a list of names of those students who owe the school a debt or a fine. Please make sure to start taking care of these before this date or it could affect your participation in the graduation ceremony. 3. We have had to move graduation practice to the gymnasium in years past due to inclement weather. Please pay close attention to your phone calls during this time because the school will send out a message through the phone tree if graduation practice needs to be moved. 4. Remember…this practice is MANDATORY…so if you need to make arrangements through your employer to be there, you take care of this as soon as possible. You WILL NOT participate in graduation if you are not present to practice. 5. Most of the time the ground is wet at the stadium this early in the morning, so please keep that in mind when you decide on your shoes for practice. SENIOR PICNIC INFORMATION Date: Friday, May 8, 2015 at Cane Creek Park Price: $5 per senior. This money will be collected by Ms. Crawford during lunch blocks Tuesday, May 5th – May 7th. NO money will be accepted the day of the picnic. Facilities: Shelter with DJ Volleyball Horseshoes Fishing – YOU MUST HAVE a NC fishing license (must bring your own gear) NO SWIMMING OR BOATING What to Wear: Sports clothes – shirts and shoes required – NO bathing suits. YOU MUST ABIDE BY SCHOOL DRESS CODE (Hats are permissible) Transportation: Report to the cafeteria and find the tables designated for your homeroom section. Bring all of your food with you. Homeroom teachers will check your coolers and bags before you load the buses. Since this is a school function during the regular school day, you MUST ride on the buses provided by the school. Each homeroom will be assigned a bus and you MUST ride the bus for your homeroom. What to Bring: Food for your lunch. You may want to get together with your friends and have each person responsible for certain items. A limited number of grills are available at the park. DRINKS will be provided by the school, including water. DO NOT BRING BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND!! You may want to bring footballs, frisbees, or other outdoor game equipment. You may bring boom boxes or radios. DO NOT BRING ANY OTHER ITEMS WHICH ARE PROHIBITED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS!! Do not bring more than you can easily carry to and from the bus. You may take small portable grills to the picnic, but you MAY NOT take lighter fluid. PLEASE PURCHASE INSTANT LIGHT CHARCOAL. Schedule for the day: 8:15 AM Be in the cafeteria by this time. Make sure to be at your homeroom table. Late arrivals will not be allowed to go to the picnic. 8:30 – 8:45 AM Load buses once they arrive and leave school once all buses are loaded. 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Free time to eat and play at the park. 12:15 – 12:30 PM CLEAN UP picnic area and pack belongings. 12:30 PM Meet at shelter for announcements and awards. 1:00 PM Load buses according to your homeroom and leave park. You may go home when we return to school. If you do not have a ride home, report to the cafeteria until school is dismissed. NO ONE will be permitted inside the building. 2015 Graduation Practice & Graduation Parking for Seniors, Parents & Visitors With safety in mind, please adhere to the following traffic flow and parking guidelines: Seniors: Graduation Practice: Arrive by 8:30 a.m. Seniors should park in the visitor’s lot at the stadium. DO NOT park on the home side (this will interfere with the normal operation of the school buses). Seniors: Graduation Day: Arrive by 6:00 p.m. Visitors Side Parking Lot Enter: Take Gillsbrook Rd to Colonial Ave., turn left into visitor’s lot Exit: Turn right onto Colonial Ave. to Gillsbrook Rd. Drop Off Enter: Take Gillsbrook Rd. to Colonial Ave. drop off at visitor’s gate. Drop Off Exit: Right onto Stadium Dr., right onto Colonial Ave to Gillsbrook Rd. NO BALLOONS or NOISE MAKERS Parents/Visitors Graduation Day: Arrive by 7:00 p.m. ONLY DRIVERS WITH A DISABILITY TAG: Park in the home side parking lot Enter: Woodland Dr., to Roddey Dr., to Colonial Ave., to Stadium Dr. Exit: Rear of the home side lot on Eastview Dr. to Gillsbrook Rd. A visible placard or vehicle tag must be on all vehicles. All Others: >>>> Shuttle Buses <<<<< Start: 5:00 p.m. and will run continuously Pick Up: The bus loop of LHS (on Woodland Drive) Drop Off: Front entrance of Memorial Stadium (home side) Parking: Upper and lower parking lots at LHS NO Parking in the following areas - vehicles will be ticketed: - Behind the cafeteria. - In the bus loop. - On the side of the road on Stadium Drive. In Case of Rain: The Graduation Ceremony will be held in the LHS gymnasium. You must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. We apologize for the inconvenience but we must adhere to fire code occupancy regulations.
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