Seniors and Parents- There is a Senior 2024 Google Classroom for ALL Seniors to join to keep track of deadlines, activities, and graduation information! Reach out to Mrs. Canas at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and info!
Herff Jones will return for Sr. supply orders on Thursday, Feb. 1st. They will take orders through both lunches. Please have your deposits and orders ready.
2024 SENIOR GRADUATION NEWSLETTER
PRACTICE TIMES AND DISTRIBUTION OF CAP AND GOWN
· Thursday, May 2nd – 8:00am – 3:00pm in cafeteria/gym (breakfast, practice, gowns distributed, and crawfish boil)
· Friday, May 3rd– 8:30am – 11:00am at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA
All practices are mandatory. Practice and Commencement at Southeastern LA University in Hammond will be held at the University Center. Seniors must arrange for transportation to practice and commencement. Please report to the parking area adjacent to the University Center promptly at the assigned time. Only those students who report to all practices will be allowed to participate in the commencement exercise. GRADUATION PRACTICE IS FOR GRADUATES ONLY!!! DO NOT BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY, OR CHILDREN.
COMMENCEMENT – MAY 4th, 2024; 3:00 pm at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 1:30 pm.
GRADUATES ARE TO ENTER THROUGH GATE 3 – located down the stairs. Gate is for GRADUATES ONLY.
DRESS FOR GRADUATION
Adding items/decorations to the cap, gown, or stole is strictly prohibited.
GIRLS: Attire under the gown should not show above the collar or extend below the hem of the gown. Solid black dress shoes (must have a strap or type of back on heel. Straps are not to be above the ankle). No colored or cork heels. High heels are discouraged. No Crocs, sneakers, or athletic shoes will be allowed. Piercings are limited to the ear and 1 stud nose piercing.
BOYS: White dress shirt, dark tie, dark dress pants (black or navy, No jeans or khaki pants), dark socks, dark dress shoes (black, dark brown, or navy). No sandals, Crocs, sneakers, or other athletic shoes will be allowed. No Bow ties. Piercings are limited to the ear and 1 stud nose piercing.
CAPS AND GOWNS: All caps must be placed flat on the graduate’s head and remain as such throughout the ceremony. Everyone should have a supply of bobby pins to secure cap placement. Tassels are worn on the right side until you have graduated. Graduation gowns must be zipped. All graduates should have a stole. Honor graduates will wear gold cords; Best in Class graduates will wear gold AND white cords. Other: Specific Organization members will wear their appropriate stoles, pins, and/or cords.
Please take a few moments to steam your stole and gown before arriving for the ceremony. We all want to look our very best. If you are not dressed (or otherwise presented) appropriately, you will be pulled from the graduation line and will not be allowed to walk.
DISTRIBUTION OF CAPS AND GOWNS
Caps and gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 2nd after practice. NO CAPS AND GOWNS WILL BE ISSUED at practice at Southeastern – you must return to school and pick up by Friday, May 3rd before 2:30pm.
PROCEDURE FOR GRADUATION CEREMONY
a). All graduating seniors should arrive at Southeastern by 1:30pm. Your homeroom teacher will call roll at 2:30. This will be done in assigned areas in the corridors. This area is off limits to anyone other than graduates. DO NOT LEAVE ONCE YOU HAVE CHECKED IN.
*** DO NOT bring any valuables with you when you check in – THIS INCLUDES CELL PHONES, PURSES, AND CAMERAS.
b). Homeroom teachers’ names and location will be made available at graduation practice.
c). PROCESSIONAL will begin promptly at 3:00pm.
· The faculty will lead and graduates will follow.
· You are to march alphabetically as practiced.
· Senior stage members will proceed to the stage during the processional
· Stage seniors will leave the stage and join their classmates before the presentation of diplomas.
· Once the procession begins, there will be no admittance onto the floor.
d). RECESSIONAL – You will proceed to your homeroom area to sign for and receive your diploma.
e). As our future leaders and role models, you are expected to conduct yourselves in an exemplary manner. REMEMBER, ALL EYES WILL BE ON YOU.
f). Commencement is the most widely attended function at a school. Your behavior will reflect on the entire class. Please refrain from LAUGHING, TALKING, AND CHEWING GUM DURING THE CEREMONY.
g). HANGING OF BANNERS IS NOT ALLOWED BY SOUTHEASTERN LA UNIVERSITY. THE USE OF AIR HORNS OR OTHER NOISE MAKERS IS ALSO PROHIBITED.
**Anyone that appears to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs will not be allowed to participate.
RECEIVING DIPLOMA AFTER GRADUATION
After graduation, please immediately return to your homeroom teacher to sign for and receive your diploma. You may keep your cap and gown. Do not leave area without signing for your diploma.
The Academic Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00pm in the Gym. Any senior receiving an award is encouraged to attend.
FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS: You must complete the information of the Future Plans Form regarding your final transcript and return to Mrs. Canas in Guidance. Your final transcript will be mailed during the second week of June to the university/college you have specified, provided the LOSFA form has been submitted to Guidance.
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you have been awarded a scholarship, bring the letter to Mrs. Canas in Guidance as soon as possible so that it may be added to the class total.
MILITARY ENLISTMENTS: If you have enlisted in a branch of the US Military, we want to recognize you at the ceremony. Please submit a Form 4 to Mrs. Alvarez as verification.
REMINDER: COMPLETION OF THE FAFSA FORM IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
DEBTS ARE TO BE CLEARED NO LATER THAN 1:00pm ON Thursday, May 2nd. Report to the front office to clear all debts. This includes library books and/or fines, parking fines, ID fines, uniforms, textbooks, fund-raising money, testing fees, etc. YOU MUST HAND IN YOUR TEXTBOOK BEFORE THE EXAM (EXCEPTION: AP TEXTS) OR PAY THE FULL PRICE OF THE BOOK IF YOU HAVE LOST IT.
Honor Graduates are those students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. A final list of Honor Graduates will be posted at Graduation Practice on May 2nd.
PICTURES AND VIDEOS
PICTURES: A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures of graduates receiving their diploma. If you are interested in ordering pictures, packets will be distributed and must be returned by the final graduation practice on Friday, May 3rd.
VIDEO OF THE GRADUATION CEREMONY: Channel 13, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System public television station will video the ceremony and live stream it via YouTube. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE PICTURES OR VIDEO DURING THE CEREMONY OR IN CORRIDOR AREA WHERE GRADUATES LINE UP BEFORE OR AFTER THE CEREMONY.
FAFSA DEADLINE: 3/18/24
FAFSA Completion Guidebook is attached below. Seniors must either complete the FAFSA or the FAFSA waiver in order to receive their diploma. See Ms. Canas if you need a FAFSA waiver or if you have questions.
If you have already completed the FAFSA, you must submit FAFSA submission confirmation to Ms. Canas.
Northshore Community Foundation deadline: 3/1/24
The Northshore Community Foundation has several scholarships available to graduating seniors. Please visit the website at: https://www.northshorefoundation.org/scholarships
to learn about the available scholarships and apply on or before March 1st.
Seniors Scholarships for St. Tammany Parish Public School students deadline: 3/8/24
Kelly: Attended all 4 years of high school in St. Tammany Public School System and have experienced the death pf a parent during the high school years. Deadline: 3/8/24
Monteleone: Attended all 4years of high school in St. Tammany Public School System and a minimum of 3.0 TOPS Core GPA & 22 ACT. Deadline: 3/8/24
Pitcher: Attended all 4years of high school in St. Tammany Public School and plan to attend LSU; good character, & 3.0 or higher GPA. Deadline: 3/8/24
Tanner: Attended all 4years of high school in St. Tammany Public School and a minimum of 3.0 TOPS Core GPA.
See google classroom for packets and details!
The Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club Scholarship deadline: 3/8/24
Students that qualify for the Rotary scholarship will have exemplified outstanding
academic achievement and participated in serving our community through various
volunteer, school, and civic organizations. In addition, those students that
exhibit financial need will receive special consideration. Our
scholarship goal is to find a worthy student for whom our scholarship will make
a difference in helping them realize their potential as a college student and a
member of our community.
The Rotary Scholarship is a $12,000 award, paid to the college of the recipient’s
choice in $1,500 semester installments for a maximum of 8 semesters. When in
college, the student must be full time as defined by the college they are
attending and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. The scholarship winners will be
required to attend the Annual Northlake Mandeville Scholarship Banquet to
receive acknowledgment as a scholarship winner. Winners must also attend a
Rotary lunch meeting twice a year to report on their activities and pick up
their scholarship checks prior to each semester. **Attendance at the
Annual Banquet and two Rotary meetings per year is mandatory.** The
Annual Banquet will be held Sunday, April 28, 2024. Students must also
provide the Rotary club with a copy of their grades in a timely manner after
deadline for application submission
4/28/2024…….Scholarships awarded at Scholarship Banquet
Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program deadline: 2/23/24
The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is the state chapter
of a national organization that awards scholarships to the children of
Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in
an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers’ Compensation Act or
Uses of Scholarship:
· Tuition, books, fees, room, and general living
Scholarships are paid directly to the school
where the student is enrolled.
Barbara Trask Scholarship deadline: 4/8/24
PURPOSE: To assist students who are pursuing established degree programs at 4-year accredited colleges and
§ Applicants must have senior status at his/her respective high schools.
§ Applicants must have a minimum of a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0.
§ Recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, mentor or community leader.
§ List extracurricular involvement/leadership in school or community.
§ Official transcript with cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
§ ACT or SAT scores.
§ Student must be a legal U.S. citizen.
Application and other information must be
postmarked or emailed by: Monday, April 8, 2024.
The Bobbie Fletcher Sr. Scholarship deadline: 2/28/24
The Bobbie Fletcher Sr. Scholarship application has been added to the scholarship link under classwork.
• Must be a graduating senior of a High
School located in St. Tammany Parish.
• Must have a minimum high school GPA
of 2.5. ( attach official transcript )
• Must pursue a degree in an Agricultural,
Horticultural, or related field of study.
• Must attend a Louisiana University, Community or Technical College.
• Application must be postmarked by February 28. (Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.) or sent by
email to email@example.com subject line Scholarships
2024 Professional Women of St. Tammany Scholarships are now open!
Professional Women of St. Tammany strives to empower women in our community in many ways, and we are
most proud of the number and amount of scholarships we have awarded women since
2009. We award scholarships to deserving women in St. Tammany Parish seeking to
further their education.
The scholarship committee looks for women who have pushed through challenges, distinguished
themselves by their actions, or otherwise found ways to be a positive force in
their own ways. Grades, as well as activities and accomplishments, are also
Please visit: https://mypwst.com/
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2024.
The University of Alabama College of Engineering is hosting E-Day on Thursday,
February 22, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This open house event provides middle
and high school students the chance to learn more about majors and career
opportunities available in engineering and computer science. Students will also
receive information about admissions, housing, financial aid and other college
We encourage you to share this information with other administrators and teachers
at your school and have them register their students by visiting eng.ua.edu/e-day
UL-Lafayette’s School of Architecture and Design 2024 Spring Design Day
9:30 AM - 12:00
PM on Saturday, February 17th.
Design Day gives you a chance to experience design school as
a college student and is dedicated to giving prospective students a glimpse
into the studio environment in the School of Architecture and Design. At Design
Day, you will get a chance to meet faculty members and current students, while
learning what a major and career in design is really like.
The School of Architecture and Design offers degrees in
Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial Design.
Here is the registration link to this Spring’s event:
LSU Eunice Bengal Day
Saturday, March 23, 2024
National Engineer’s Day at UNO is always an exciting day of technical demonstrations and
exhibits conducted by our industrial partners with several showings of the
Dream Big movie in the Grand Ballroom of the University Center. NASA, Entergy,
and the US Army Corps of Engineers are only a few of the organizations and
companies exhibiting at the event.
Students will be able to browse through the Exhibit Area in the Gallery Lounge of the
University Center where they can have discussions with practicing engineers and
see various demonstrations of technology given by company representatives and
our UNO engineering students. In addition, there will also be several scheduled
showings of the Dream Big movie that celebrates the human ingenuity behind
worldwide engineering marvels.
See attached flyer for more info & registration.
Event is Feb 21, 2024
Northshore Technical Community College and Tri-Parish Works have teamed up to deliver the
Career Exploration Summer Academy. Students above the age of 17 are invited to
apply for a 7 week summer session in which they will explore
different careers by visiting businesses and meeting with business leaders in
order to secure a future job/career. Once a student participates in
the program, Tri-Parish Works ensures their employment somewhere by
continuously looking for job/career opportunities
until they land one! The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024
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