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Senior Info and Graduation 2017

 CLASS OF 2017
 
 Valencia High School
Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 26th at 7:00 pm
College of the Canyons Stadium
 

 

Announcements

 

Graduation Cap & Gown: You should already have ordered your cap and gown. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please do so ASAP at www.Jostens.com

 

Honors Gold Robe List: The Graduation Gold Robe List is on display outside the Assistant Principal's office. Please see Ms. Mercer or Miss Galdi in the A/P office ASAP If you believe your name was left off.

 

Graduation Ceremony: Absolutely no food or drinks, except unopened water, are allowed into the College of the Canyons Stadium.

 

  
Important Dates and Events
 

MARCH

 

1st Graduation Meeting, March 23rd The first meeting for the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thurs., 3/23 in the theater during your Govt/Econ class, periods 1 through 5. Senior Handbooks will be distributed and you will receive important information regarding the upcoming senior activities and graduation ceremony. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during your open period. Attendance at this meeting is a mandatory requirement for all seniors who wish to participate in Graduation ceremonies.

 

Graduation Announcement Distribution, March 29th Jostens will be on campus to deliver your graduation announcement orders on Wed., 3/29. Orders can be picked up this day only during brunch and lunch at the yellow Jostens tent outside the library. Any amount due must be paid at this time. Only cash will be accepted. 

 

 

APRIL

 

Graduation Speaker Tryouts, April 12th  If you are interested in representing your class as the graduation speaker this year, please sign up with Ms. Mercer or Miss Galdi in the Assistant Principal's Office by lunch on April 11th. You may compete alone or with a co-speaker. Tryouts will be on April 12th @ 3:15 pm.
 
Graduation Singer/Musician Tryouts, April 13th If you are interested in trying out to perform as a singer/musician at the graduation ceremony, please sign up with Ms. Mercer or Miss Galdi in the Assistant Principal's Office by lunch on April 12th. You may perform as a soloist or in a small group. Tryouts will be on April 13th @ 3:15 pm.
 
Graduation Program Cover Design Submissions Due April 14th If you would like to design the cover of this year's Graduation Program, please submit your design to Ms. Mercer or Miss Galdi in the Assistant Principal's Office by lunch on April 14th. Your design should fill a 5 3/4' x 11" paper and require no more than 2 colors of ink. The program will be given to each family and graduating senior.
 
Valencia High School Prom 2017 "By Your Side", April 22nd at the Gene Autry Museum of the American West. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in the ASB Office or online at http://www.valenciaasb.com/store. Click here to download the Prom Packet.

  

 

MAY

 

Senior Awards Night, May 15th @ 7pm Seniors are recognized for academic excellence, college scholarships, and various other achievements. All seniors are encouraged to attend and support your fellow classmates.

 

Final Graduation Meeting, May 17th periods 1 through 5 The final Class of 2017 Graduation meeting will be held on Thurs., 5/17 in the theater during your Govt/Econ class, periods 1 through 5. Graduation ceremony requirements and expectations will be reviewed. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during open period. Attendance at this meeting is a mandatory requirement for all seniors who wish to participate in Graduation ceremonies. 

 

Senior Sunset , May 17th @ 6 pm Sign yearbooks and watch a movie with your classmates. Yearbooks will be distributed in the MPR from 6:00 to 8:00 and a movie will be shown in the quad at 7:00. Refreshments will be provided by ASB.

 

Graduation Recordings, May 17-18th Record a special message to your family that will be played prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. Recording will start during Senior Sunset Night in the ASB office. Don't miss out!

 

Cap & Gown Issuance/Senior Panorama Picture, May 18th period 5 Seniors will pick up their cap & gown and take a panoramic picture with their entire class dressed in caps & gowns. Order forms will be distributed at the Final Senior Meeting on May 17th.

 

Grad Bash '17 at Universal Studios Hollywood, May 18th

Grad Bash will be held on the evening of Thurs., 5/18 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Limited space is available. Permission slips are required to attend and will be available in the ASB office. All students must take a bus to Grad Bash '17.

 

Senior Grades Due, May 19th All seniors will need to arrange to have finals completed by this date. Seniors in danger of failing MUST have their final exams completed by Thursday May 18th.

 

Powder Puff Game, May 22nd @ 6 pm This is a football game between the Senior and Junior girls. Sign ups will be in the ASB office closer to May. Come out to cheer on your classmates!

 

Library and ASB Debt Clearance, May 24th Students must return library books and pay any outstanding fines in the ASB office by this date. All financial obligations  must be paid BEFORE graduation tickets will be issued.

 

Graduation Practice @ 8:30 am, Breakfast @ 7:30 am, May 26th This mandatory practice will prepare you for the ceremony. You will be expected to know your assigned seat number when you arrive. Seat numbers will be posted outside the Assistant Principal's office the week of graduation. Bagels will be served at 7:30 am. Graduation tickets will be distributed.

 

 

FAQs

 

When will I receive my cap and gown?

Students will pick up their cap and gown on May 18th at the VHS stadium during 5th period. They will be worn for the Class of 2017 panorama picture immediately following cap and gown distribution. Every effort should be made to have your gown neatly pressed before it is worn during the ceremony.

 

When will I receive my tickets?

Tickets to the ceremony will be distributed on May 26th at the mandatory Practice Ceremony. Tickets will only be given to seniors who have cleared all financial obligations. Students are encouraged to verify with the Library and ASB office that they do not owe any debts that would prohibit them from receiving tickets.  This should be done prior to Wed., May 24th by the end of the lunch period.

 

How many tickets will I receive?

Each senior will be allotted ten tickets. Seating at College of the Canyons is very limited. If you need more than ten tickets, students are encouraged to exchange amongst each other. 

 

How do I request handicapped seating?

If someone in your family needs handicapped seating, please submit a written request to Ms. Mercer or Miss Galdi in the Assistant Principal's office. One escort will be allowed to accompany each handicapped person in the handicapped seating area.  Requests for handicapped seating must be made prior to the practice ceremony on May 26th. Handicap seating tickets will be given in place of the regular seating tickets.

 

Where will I be seated during the ceremony?

Seating assignments will be posted in the windows outside the Assistant Principal's office in the week preceding graduation. Please click here for a diagram of the ceremony seating layout.

 

Where will I pick up my diploma?

Graduates will receive only the cover of their diploma during the ceremony. The actual diploma will be distributed to graduating seniors at the COC concession area immediately following the ceremony. Parents cannot pick up Diplomas and they will not be mailed. If you do not pick up your diploma immediately, diplomas will be available to be picked up at the VHS Administration Office.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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