Now that 2nd semester is under way, we know you are turning your attention to graduation activities. Please review the following information about all upcoming activities and events as your student concludes their high school experience. We look forward to celebrating this important occasion.

Graduation Ceremony

June 14, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. | Bellevue High School Stadium

Tickets

All seniors will be given four tickets. These tickets will be used only in the event that weather forces us to move into the gymnasium. No additional tickets will be available for seating if the ceremony is in the gym, graduating seniors will not need a ticket.

Tickets will not be required for admittance if held outside in our stadium.  Please understand seating is limited. Families of graduates are asked to limit their group size to six guests.

Graduation Day Agenda

8:00 am – 9:00 am Senior Brunch
All fines must be paid before rehearsal.
9:00 am – 11:00 am Graduation Rehearsal (MANDATORY)
All fines must be paid before rehearsal.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Break for Lunch
12:20 pm Line up for Salute to Seniors Assembly
5:30 pm Line up begins for Graduation Ceremony

Honor Cords

Honor cords will be available in the accounting office starting June 3rd. Honor cords are $10 each. Cord designation is as follows:

Red = 3.5+ GPA; Purple/White = AP National Scholar; Purple = AP Scholar w/Distinction; Green/White = AP Scholar w/ Honors, Green = AP Scholar*; Gold = National Honor Society; Blue/Gold = Wolverine Guard earned in two or more years.

*AP Scholars determined by College Board based on number of AP exams taken and average scores through Junior Year.

Graduation Leis

Catch the Wave of Bellevue High’s Senior Tradition: Island-fresh Hawaiian leis for graduation. Say Aloha to the graduating Class of 2016 and create a sea of blue gowns ringed in luscious yellow leis. Order your beautiful fresh plumeria leis for just $30 each and order now to assure that you’re ready to graduate in style. Visit the BHS Orchestra Booster Club website to order.

Baccalaureate

June 12, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. | Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Auditions are April 18, 19, 20. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition. Talents can be anything from singing, dancing, speaking, poetry, or any other unique talent you may have. Auditions will be held for both Baccalaureate and Salute to Senior Assembly at the same time.


Senior Brunch

June 14, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. | Cafeteria

This is a special event planned by the senior parents and class officers for the Class of 2016. There is no cost for the Senior Brunch. All students are encouraged to attend. It will be held in the BHS Cafeteria.


Salute to Seniors Assembly

June 14, 2016 | 12:45 p.m. | Gym

Senior Salute is an assembly recognizing the Class of 2016 with awards, speeches, and musical performances. Pictures for the Senior Slideshow must be emailed to choptime2016@gmail.com by May 25th. Parent seating will be in the upper bleachers of the gym. Parents, please plan to carpool, parking will be limited! Cars must be gone by 3:30 so we can prepare for graduation.


Grad Night

June 14, 2016 | Directly After Graduation | ????

Grad Night is a long standing tradition at Bellevue High School. Directly after the graduation commencement ceremony and reception, Seniors turn in their cap & gown to the concession stand, go to the auxiliary gym (lower level) and depart from Bellevue High School on buses chaperoned by parent volunteers.  Together, the graduates visit exciting party venues with games, food, music and entertainment.  It is a well-organized, safe, fun filled evening students will not want to miss! Visit the PTSA website for more information and registration forms.

Chaperones Needed! If you are interested in volunteering to chaperone for the evening, please contact Lynne Jones at Jonesllbc@aol.com.

Grad Night Parent Committee: Lynne Jones, Marianne Mowat & Shelley Carlson

Important Dates

March 21-25 Signups for Graduation Speakers/Musicians Auditions
April 1 Senior Meeting 9:00AM – PAC
April 11-14 Grad Music and Speaking Auditions
April 22 Senior Meeting 9:00AM- PAC
All KNOWN fines and fee paid.
April 28 Wolverine Guard Applications Due at 3:00PM
ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
May 13 Last day to pay Senior Fines/Fee with Checks
(Cash or Credit only after this date)
May 13 Final community service hours paperwork is due
May 16 Prom Ticket Sale Promotion Begins
No checks accepted only CASH AND CREDIT
Guest passes required for non-BHS students
May 20 List of students eligible for honor cords to be posted outside Counseling Center
May 16-26 Prom Tickets on sale (Accounting Office)
All fines must be cleared before purchasing tickets
May 26 LAST DAY TO PURCHASE PROM TICKETS
June 1

Wolverine Rumble

Yearbooks Distributed
ALL fines must be paid to receive your yearbook

June 3 Honor Cords available for purchase from Accounting Office.
June 4 Prom – Bell Harbor
June 6 Graduation tickets available for pick-up in the Main Office
June 8 – 9 Senior Finals
June 9 All library books and textbooks are due
(return to library and/or your teacher!)
June 10 Senior Checkout Day (clear fines, sign off by teachers)
June 10 Caps and gowns distributed, beginning at 1:30PM.
June 12 Baccalaureate – 3:00pm First Presbyterian Church Bellevue
June 14

Senior Brunch – 8AM – Commons

Graduation Rehearsal – 9:00AM  to 11:00AM
(lunch on your own from 11-12)

Salute to Seniors Assembly- 12:30PM to 2:30PM Main Gym

Graduation 6:30pm
(Seniors: arrive on campus by 5pm for line up & gown check)

Graduation Reception – 8:00PM

Senior Party 9:30PM- following reception

June 15 Diplomas, awards and certificates available for pick up in the Main Office
(diplomas will NOT be mailed home)

Parking

Parking at graduation will be very limited.  Please carpool.  The school has five different parking lots with three entrances.  If you require disability parking or have guests with decreased mobility please contact Lynn Semler, at semlerl@bsd405 to reserve a spot.

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