Senior Parent Info
Information Updated August 2020
Senior Parking: Seniors have their choice of parking lots on campus. In order to park on campus, students must have a parking permit the designates which lot they have been assigned to. Read more about our rules and regulations and to sign up for a parking spot.
Senior Picnic & Orientation: Will take place during the afternoon before the first day of school. Please look for an email from administration and/or your Senior class president in early August with more information. The afternoon/evening will consist of a picnic, an orientation in the WAC, and Senior TP night.
Senior Portraits: Senior portraits will be taken on campus on our school picture days. On those days, seniors will dress up that day for their picture which is taken during Religion class. For gentlemen, this includes a shirt and tie (suit jacket or sport coat is suggested but not required). Please keep in mind Christian modesty.
Senior Retreat: Seniors are highly encouraged, but not required to attend one of the five senior retreats Cathedral offers. The fee to attend is included in your student fees. Please contact Campus Ministry for more information about signing up.
Ordering Graduation Materials: Herff Jones will be on campus in January to meet with the senior class. During this meeting, seniors will learn about what materials they can order, how to order, and other information related to materials for graduation. Every senior, regardless of whether they are getting graduation materials (announcements, mugs, etc.) must complete and return their Herff Jones order form with their cap and gown information.
Graduation Materials Delivery: If you ordered graduation materials from the Herff Jones company and your child did not pick them up, then they will be in the Student Services Suite where they can be obtained. If you still owe a payment then you should make that payment directly to the Herff Jones Company and then the materials will be delivered to school. Caps and Gowns will be delivered during graduation practice.
Service Hours: Under non-COVID circumstances, your student would have completed a total of 70 hours for all 4 years here on campus as a graduation requirement. Students should have 10 hours Freshman year; 15 hours Sophomore year; Junior hours not completed last year were forgiven due to the sudden impact of COVID that hit us just weeks before the Service deadline, and 25 for Senior year. However, we are offering so many Service opportunities and making so many suggestions as to how our students can be creative that all students will be required to complete the 2020-2021 required hours. All service hours from previous years are and this year are to be submitted and recorded in your Powerschool account. A total of 50 hours are due to complete the 2021 Graduation Requirement this year. Diplomas of any student not having completed previous years of Service will be placed on hold until those hours can be completed. If you have any questions or concerns about service hours, they should be addressed immediately to Mrs. Shannon Fox.
Prom: More details about the 2021 Prom will be released at a later date.
Graduation Practice: Practice occurs the week before graduation and is generally it is held in the Auditorium. Caps, gowns, one parking pass and graduation tickets are distributed at this time. Practice will begin after senior final exams on that day. A class picture will be taken in the WAC after graduation practice.
Baccalaureate Mass: This is a Mass held on Friday, May 21, 2021 in the Welch Activity Center. Students are to wear their caps and gowns. Young ladies wear light colored dresses; young men wear dress pants, dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes. All shoes are to be of dressy in nature. After the liturgy there is a reception in the cafeteria sponsored by the Mothers Club. The liturgy normally lasts about one and half hours. Spectator limits have not been decided at this time.
Graduation: Graduation is on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Old National Centre Murat Theater. Doors open at noon. It is important to note that we do not have the ability to let anyone in the theater or lobby before noon. This includes using the restrooms, extreme heat, cold, or rainy conditions. Please understand that this the theater's policy and is completely out of our control. If you plan on arriving early, please plan ahead. Students should arrive at noon in their caps and gowns. The attire is the same for graduation as for the Baccalaureate Mass. Everyone except the graduate needs a ticket. Each student will be issued seven tickets to distribute. In order to best serve each student and family, we provide each student the same number of tickets. At the same time, we strive to provide as many tickets as possible to each family. Ticket and spectator limits have not been decided at this time. Seating is first-come, first-served. Handicap seating is available. Graduation normally lasts a little short of two hours and will be streamed live on Youtube.
Parking at Graduation: Each family will be issued one parking pass for the theatre lot. The pass must be shown to access the lot.
Diploma: Diplomas are issued only to those who have completed all requirements for graduation and have met all financial obligations as well as all other school responsibilities including service hours.
Caps and Gowns: The gowns are rented by the students and must be returned after the ceremony to receive their diploma. Students may keep their caps and tassels.