Senior Information

Important Graduation Information

 

DATE:             April 2017

TO:                  Parents/Guardians of Graduating Seniors and Graduates

FROM:            Graduation Committee for the Class of 2017

SUBJECT:     GRADUATION

Congratulations!  Your graduation day is almost here!  This letter includes all of the information you need to have a smooth, successful, and MEMORABLE graduation day.  Please read carefully:

MANDATORY SENIOR CLASS GRADUATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
DURING SEMINAR IN THE LHS THEATER

GRADUATION CEREMONY & INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

  • The 2017 Littleton High School graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
  • The admission gates for spectators will open at 8:30 a.m. 
  • No tickets are required for morning graduation outside at the stadium.  There is plenty of seating.
  • There is NOT plenty of parking.  CARPOOL and arrive EARLY.
  • In the event of inclement weather, check the Littleton High School website, http://littleton.littletonpublicschools.net, as the ceremony may be moved to Arapahoe High School's gymnasium at 4:00 p.m. on May 26.  The doors at Arapahoe will open at 3:00 p.m.  Graduates will report to the Arapahoe High School Auxiliary Gym at 2:30 p.m. Each student is limited to five tickets.

STEP ONE:  PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES

  • All fines and fees must be paid to the bookkeeper before a student may complete the required Senior Exit Interview or pick up cap and gown and tickets.
  • Fines and fees can be viewed on Infinite Campus and may be paid directly to the bookkeeper, or through RevTrack (on our website) using a credit card.
  • The bookkeeper’s phone number is 303-347-7711.

STEP TWO:  MANDATORY SENIOR EXIT INTERVIEWS – May 15-19

  • All seniors must complete a 20-minute senior exit interview the week of May 15th in the Post Grad Center.
  • They may do this any time between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
  • No appointment is needed.
  • Students should bring with them the scholarship award worksheet that they receive at their class meeting on April 26.

STEP THREE:  CAP AND GOWN & TICKET DISTRIBUTION at SENIOR BREAKFAST

  • Caps and gowns will be distributed at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19 at the Senior Breakfast in the cafeteria.
  • This is a wonderful tradition and we invite parents to attend. 
  • There is no charge.
  • Five tickets for admission to the ceremony (to be used for inclement weather only) will be included with the cap and gown.  You will not need tickets for our morning (outside) ceremony.

STEP FOUR:  PREPARING YOUR CAP AND GOWN

  • Press your robe with a cool iron, or hang it for a couple of days. 
  • If the cap does not fit, you can make adjustments to it, trade with someone else, or contact Student Services for further assistance. 
  • There will be a tassel with your cap.  There are no extra tassels, so don’t lose it!

STEP FIVE:  DECIDING WHAT TO WEAR ON GRADUATION DAY

Plan carefully!  Administrators will send students home to change if their attire is not appropriate. In order for our graduates to make the best appearance as a group and be allowed to participate in the ceremony, we require the following:

                        Boys-   shirt with collar (no tank tops)

                                    slacks (no jeans or shorts)

                                    dress shoes (no flip-flops, tennis shoes, hiking boots)

                        Girls-   dress or dress slacks (no jeans or shorts)

dress shoes – flats are best (no flip-flops, tennis shoes, hiking boots)

 

YOUR BIG DAY!  MAY 26, 2017

REPORT TIME

Graduating seniors must report to the south gymnasium at 8:30 a.m.  Seniors who are not on time risk being seated out of order (at the back of their section) and those who arrive after the procession has left the South Gym will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AT ALL.  

PERSONAL ITEMS

Seniors should not bring anything of value to the ceremony:  We will have boxes for car keys, but will not be responsible for purses, cell phones, or other bulky items. 

CAP/GOWN DONATION

Immediately following the graduation ceremony in the South Gym, there will be a drop-off station for students who wish to donate their cap and gown.  This is a great way to help another student in years to come.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR FOR GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Littleton High School graduation ceremony reflects over one hundred years of school pride and tradition.  The Board of Education, honored guests, and faculty wear formal academic regalia. Graduates wear purple gowns and gold stoles to designate their honors status.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that recognizes the completion of 13 years of formal education, and the beginning of adulthood.  It is an important ceremony and it creates a memory that parents and students will treasure throughout their lives.  Because of the importance of this occasion, we ask that you celebrate this ceremony with pride, respect, and dignity. 

Spectators can help a great deal by not applauding, cheering, whistling, etc., when a favorite student's name is called.  The noise from this action prevents the next student's name from being heard.  We will ask you to hold your applause.

We expect graduates to display the utmost respect to all speakers and program participants.  Inappropriate behavior (bubbles, water balloons, beach balls, etc.) by graduating seniors will be addressed by escorts and staff members.  If inappropriate behavior continues, the disruptive graduate will be escorted from the graduation ceremony, and his or her diploma will be withheld until a later date. It is our sincere desire that this will not occur.  We do not want anyone to be embarrassed.

GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS

GradImages: Photographers from GradImages have been contracted to take a candid photo as each graduate receives his/her diploma.  Order forms will be available at graduation. For information, contact www.gradimages.com or call 1-800-261-2576.

Families will have an opportunity to take pictures during the ceremony on graduation day from the stands only. Since caps and gowns will be kept by the graduate, families will have the opportunity to take pictures after the recessional.

New this year: Lifetouch will be photographing the Senior Class of 2017 panoramic picture on Friday, May 26th before the graduation ceremony.  To purchase this picture, please visit mylifetouch.com. Enter Picture Day ID CG086315T0 and your child’s first and last name. Click on Shop Now. Complete all fields and follow the prompts for entering your payment.  There is no need to turn in the envelope to the photographer or the school.  All of the orders will be mailed home. Questions? Call 303-565-5200.

DIPLOMA PICK-UP

During the ceremony, students will receive the cover of their diploma.  Actual diplomas will be distributed in the South Gym after the recessional.

RECEPTION

Graduates and parents are invited to a reception in the cafeteria immediately following diploma pick-up.  Please greet faculty and staff there and enjoy cake and punch with us!

QUESTIONS?

Counseling Office:  303-347-7710, Bookkeeper:  303-347-7711