Memo to Graduating Seniors 2016
Please read carefully and share this information with your parents!
- Roll will be taken every day of practice. Attendance is REQUIRED. For an excused absence, see Dr. Smith or Mrs. Enfinger. If you are absent or late, you will not receive your diploma cover, cap and gown, or tickets. If you are more than 15 min. late, you will be locked out of practice and not receive your items.
- A senior class fee was due in August at registration. If you have not paid, your fee of $50.00 is due now.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, May 5th Report to section first thing in the morning. Seniors will check commencement line-up in section. Only seniors who have ordered caps and gowns will be listed. Your name will not be listed in the line-up if you are a Roll Caller, Senior Speaker, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Celebrant, or Senior Class President. Listing is by height.
Friday, May 6th Senior EQTs. Turn in any textbooks.
Monday, May 9th Exam make up day
Please do not schedule appointments or work until after 1:00 each rehearsal day. Attendance to every practice is required!
Tuesday, May 10th Commencement rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. in the Murphy boy’s gym (could be moved to Murphy’s auditorium if construction is complete). Please dressappropriately. Roll Callers and Speakers will report to the floor/stage during rehearsals. Students sit in assigned rows in the bleachers. Order within row does not matter at this time.
Wednesday, May 11th Commencement Rehearsal 8:00. DIPLOMA COVERS GIVEN TO STUDENTS.
Thursday, May 12th No Rehearsal. Senior Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Junior League Headquarters, 57 N. Sage Ave. ID and ticket required for admittance to the breakfast. The senior breakfast is optional and for graduating Murphy seniors only. Seating is limited and there are no tickets sold (price of $15) after April 22nd. Also, there will be the honors and awards program this evening at 6pm in Murphy’s auditorium. This event is by invitation only (for those being honored).
Friday, May 13th Commencement Rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. CAP AND GOWN DELIVERY
Saturday, May 14th Senior Baccalaureate will be held at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church #2 located at 251 Layfette St. 36610. Seniors report to the church at 7:30 a.m. We will process at 8:00 a.m. sharp! Girls wear white dresses of appropriate length; boys wear light khaki pants, white dress shirts, and ties (no coats!). Baccalaureate is for ALL seniors and their families who would like to attend.
Monday, May 16th Commencement Rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. 10 TICKETS GIVEN TO STUDENTS. ADMITTANCE TO GRADUATION IS BY TICKET ONLY. CHILDREN UNDER 13 DO NOT NEED A TICKET. The senior parade and pep rally will be directly after practice finishes.
Tuesday, May 17th Final Commencement Rehearsal at the USA Mitchell Center 3:30 p.m. Allow for traffic and be ON TIME! Line up at 5:00 p.m. Commencement Exercises at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Doors open to the public at 5:00 and close at 5:45.
To Be Determined Diploma Pick-up (date to be determined; listen for phone call and information will be posted on mhspanthers.com when available) Diplomas may be picked up by seniors or their parents only! You must show proper ID.
CAP AND GOWN ETIQUETTE
CAPS ARE WORN FLAT ON THE HEAD, TASSEL OVER THE RIGHT EYE. CAPS AND GOWNS ARE
NOT TO BE DRAWN ON OR DECORATED IN ANY WAY. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED ANY
ADDITIONAL TASSELS OR CORDS. CAPS ARE NOT TO BE REMOVED DURING THE CEREMONY.
NOTHING CAN BE IN YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU WALK. NO CELL PHONES, PURSES, KEYS, ETC.
GIRLS: WEAR WHITE DRESSES OF APPROPRIATE LENGTH, WHITE DRESS SHOES (FLATS WITH BACKS). NO
JEWELRY EXCEPT RINGS, WATCHES, STUD EARRINGS. NO CORSAGES.
BOYS: WEAR WHITE DRESS SHIRTS, TIES, LIGHT-COLORED KHAKI PANTS. NO COATS.
BROWN OR BLACK DRESS SHOES.
Murphy High School 2016 Graduation will be held at the Mitchell Center on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m. Students arrive at 3:30 p.m. and doors are open to the public at 5:00 p.m and close at 5:45.
Balfour will be on campus to take orders on December 1st and 2nd during both lunch waves.
Senior Expense List for 2015-2016
**August – At Registration- Seniors Fee $40.00
Or Senior Package $150.00
Senior fees pay for homecoming decorations, class gift, graduation, and miscellaneous expenses. Seniors may not participate in senior events, or receive tickets to graduation until this fee is paid. Senior fees will increase later in the year. Keep your receipt. These dues are non-refundable. The senior fee is a required separate fee from the ($30) school fee.
Package may be purchased all at once or with two (2) $75.00 payments and must be paid in full by September 16, 2015. The first payment is due at Registration in August.
The package includes:
The package does NOT include:
Cap and gown/Graduation announcements
October – Senior Sweat Shirt $40.00
Larger sizes will be $5.00 extra.
**October – Cap and Gown/ Prices determined by Balfour
This is paid directly to Balfour (they will come to campus).This price may increases after February. Money for cap and gown will be refunded if you do not graduate.
October – Yearbook-The Mohian $80.00
Price will increase during the school year.
February – Senior Tee Shirts $20.00
Larger sizes will be $5.00 extra.
April – Senior Breakfast To Be Determined
The breakfast is held in May.
**Required expenditures are marked with asterisks.
Prices are subject to change. Always keep all receipts!