Memo to Graduating Seniors 2015
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.
**THE REGISTRAR WILL BE IN THE GYM FOR SENIORS TO SIGN THE FINAL TRANSCRIPT BOOK DURING REHEARSALS! PLEASE DO NOT COME TO GUIDANCE TO DO THIS.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday, May 8th 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.
Monday, May 11th Senior EQTs. Turn in any textbooks.
Tuesday, May 12th Exam make up day
Please do not schedule appointments or work until after 1:00 each rehearsal day. Attendance to every practice is required!
Wednesday, May 13th Commencement rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. in the Murphy boy’s gym.
Please dressappropriately. Roll Callers and Speakers will report to the floor during rehearsals. Students sit in assigned rows in the bleachers. Order within row does not matter at this time.
Thursday, May 14th Commencement Rehearsal 8:00 in Murphy boy’s gym. DIPLOMA COVERS GIVEN TO STUDENTS.
Friday, May 15th 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 after April 17th.
Sunday, May 17th Senior Baccalaureate will be held at the Stone Street Baptist Church located at 311 Tunstall St. Mobile, AL 36603. Seniors report to the church at 7:15 a.m.. We will process at 7:45 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.
Monday, May 18st Commencement Rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. Meet in the boy’s gym. CAP AND GOWN DELIVERY
Tuesday, May 19th Commencement Rehearsal at 8:00 a.m. Meet in boy’s gym. 10 TICKETS GIVEN TO STUDENTS. ADMITTANCE TO GRADUATION IS BY TICKET ONLY. The senior parade and pep rally will be directly after practice finishes.
Wednesday, May 20th Final Commencement Rehearsal at the USA Mitchell Center 8:00 a.m. Allow for traffic and be ON TIME! Line up at 9:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Doors open to the public at 9:30 and close at 10:15.
Friday, May 29th (date subject to change; listen for phone call) Diploma Pick-up 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Diplomas may be picked up in the cafeteria 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.
Senior Expense List for 2014-2015
Package may be purchased with two (2) $75.00 payments and must be paid in full by September 15, 2014. The first payment is due at Registration in August.
The package includes:
The package does NOT include:
Cap and gown/Graduation announcements
**August – At Registration- Seniors Dues $40.00
Or Senior Package $150.00
Senior dues pay for homecoming decorations, class gift, graduation, and miscellaneous expenses. Seniors may not purchase senior items, participate in senior events, or receive tickets to graduation until this fee is paid. Senior dues will increase later in the year. Keep your receipt. These dues are non-refundable.
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 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!
Cap & Gown Orders
Balfour provides our services for our cap and gown orders. All graduates must purchase a cap and gown from Balfour. Students must place their orders in a timely manner to avoid late charges. Balfour will be on campus Nov. 6th and 7th. You may contact Balfour directly 600 Bel Air Blvd # 255 Mobile, AL 36606-3522 (251) 476-5203