Graduation Information

Everything Seniors Need to Know About the Final Weeks of School
Posted on 05/01/2018
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Graduation is only a few days away, but there's still a ton to do! Here is everything graduating seniors need to know about their final weeks of school.

Class of 2018 Senior Academic Signing

On Thursday, 5/10/18, Triad High School is going to have their first academic signing. This is a time where seniors can proudly share their accomplishments of earning academic scholarships to the college/university they are attending in the fall. Wear your favorite college apparel, bring your acceptance or scholarship announcement letter, and have your picture taken behind the Triad High School sign. We would love to celebrate your accomplishments by taking your picture with your parents if you so choose and place it on our @TriadHighSchool Twitter feed as well as our Facebook page. We are #TriadProud of your accomplishments! Let's celebrate together!

Register HERE to Take Part in the Senior Academic Signing

Last Day of Senior Attendance

Friday, May 11th, will be the last full day of attendance for graduating seniors who do not have to take final exams. The seniors will start the day attending their free senior breakfast, clean out their lockers, and then receive their clearance sheet to turn in by the end of the school day. If students have fees owed, the clearance sheets may be turned in the following week with their payment by May 18th. Students must have all fees paid before the graduation ceremony.

EXAMS

On Monday, May 14, students will take their 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th hour exams. Students will not need to arrive until their first exam of the day. The 4th hour exam will begin at 10:55, 5th hour will begin at 11:50, 6th hour at 12:45, and 7th hour will begin at 1:45.

On Tuesday, May 15, students will take Early Bird (7:05), 1st hour (8:05), 2nd hour (9:05), and 3rd hour (10:00) exams. Seniors will be dismissed at the conclusion of 3rd hour.

Get Everything Done!

The Guidance Office will notify those seniors who do not have the credits necessary for graduation. If your senior is "on the bubble" for graduation, they may not receive their clearance sheet on May 11th. It will be important for these seniors to do everything they can so that all assignments are turned in along with studying for their remaining tests/quizzes.

Honors Night

Honors Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Knights Hall. If your student is honored this night, you will receive an invitation through the mail to attend. If there is a question about whether you should attend, please call the high school office at 667-8851 *7060.

Graduation Practice

All graduating seniors planning to participate in the graduation ceremony are required to report for Graduation Practice on Friday, May 18th at 9:00 a.m. in the large gym. The practice will last approximately two hours. Please be on time.

The Graduation Ceremony

Graduation is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20th in the large gym. Graduates need to arrive at THS for the graduation ceremony before 1:15 p.m. The best advice for all attending graduation is to be early to avoid traffic problems. Entrance to the gym will be the main entrance doors to the right of the circle drive to conserve the cool air in the gym. Doors to the public for graduation will open at 12:30p.m. Handicap access will remain at the gym entrance doors.

Seniors will receive four reserved seats for the graduation ceremony. These four seats will be noted on the tickets that students receive after they have turned in their clearance sheet. They will receive these tickets on Friday afternoon, May 11th. The majority of floor seating and some bleacher seating for graduation is reserved to accommodate the parents, family, and friends of the seniors graduating. Other than the bleacher seating that will be reserved for our seniors' parents as needed, all other seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. There are approximately 2000 open seats. Ushers will be available to direct you to your seat the day of graduation. If you are in need of handicap access, please call the high school office at 667-8851 *7060 to make arrangements for reserved handicapped seating.

Proper attire for our graduates includes dress clothes, a tie for boys, and dress shoes.

No tennis shoes, sandals, jeans or shorts, please. The hood and gown from Jostens should not be defaced.

IMPORTANT: The graduation ceremony is to honor the Class of 2018, their families, and their teachers. The graduation ceremony is not the time for any behaviors that would detract from the dignity of the occasion. This is an important event in many people's lives. All school rules and district policies are still in effect during the graduation ceremony. Many parents and past graduates have expressed their appreciation of the ceremony and the fact that our faculty honors the graduates and their families by wearing their school colors and academic garb. Traditionally, graduating seniors, and all in attendance, have taken a mature and commendable approach to this significant event.

Graduation Pictures

Voegele Studio will be available to take a photo of your graduate with his/her diploma before the ceremony in the small gym. The quality of the photo will be better with this arrangement than trying to take a picture of the graduate on the stage area during the actual ceremony. If you are interested in ordering this type of photo, please complete the order form by following this link and return it to the high school office by the end of the school day on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and to their parents/guardians!

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