Graduation 2015

GRADUATION 2015

June 18th and 26th  at Father Mercredi High School

GENERAL TIMELINE OF GRADUATION ACTIVITIES.

Note: As other activities are planned, they will be added to the outline.

Any graduation class activities, such as wake-a-thons, theme days, grad clothing,… are coordinated by the leadership students and Mr. Hamner and Mrs. Ianetti.  For information about those events please contact them at aianetti@fmcsd.ab.ca or chamner@fmcsd.ab.ca.

October 27th

  • Students will receive an email to their school gmail account about the first students meeting.
  • All students need to check their emails to be sure they received it. If they did not they need to see Mrs. Price in the photo lab.
  • Much of the information for students regarding graduation will be going to their school email. We need to make sure they are receive the emails sooner rather than later.

October -April

January – February

  • Students need to see Mrs. Biggeman in the library to get measured for their graduation gowns.
  • The dates for measurement are at the end of semester 1 and the beginning of semester 2 so that students returning from RAPP placements or heading out can still be measured.

March- May

  • Students need to see Mrs. McGuigan in student services to sign up for their Mass and Commencement walk partners.
  • These partners must be someone from the graduating class of the same gender.
  • Students that have not signed up with Mrs. McGuigan by June 1st will be partnered with another graduate.
  • June 16th  3:45pm-5:30pm
  • Grad gowns must be picked up in the library from Mrs. Biggeman.
  • All grad fees must be paid at this time!!!
  • If there are concerns with this time, arrangements can be made for gown pick-up on June 17th.
  • Tickets will NOT be available for pick up at this time.

June 18th  6:30pm

  • Graduation Mass & Awards Ceremony.
  • Students must meet in the small gym at 6:00pm.
  • Tickets are NOT needed to attend Mass.

Mass & Awards Ceremony

  • Students must wear their graduation gowns (white for girls, black for boys). They should NOT wear or bring their caps.
  • Students MUST participate in Mass to participate in all other graduation events.
  • Graduating students should not bring anything. No phones, pens, purses, sunglasses, cameras, ….
  • This is an official event. The school becomes a church during this time, grads need to be free from distractions and paraphernalia.

 June 22nd – 25th  9:00am – 8:00pm

  • Gym decoration and preparation.
  • Graduating students may NOT help with decorating.
  • Parents are needed to help with decorating. As the dates get closer a list of specific tasks and times will go out.

June 25th  1:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Ticket Pick-up in the library from Mrs. Biggeman
  • All fees must be paid and all textbooks (current or outstanding) must be returned before tickets will be handed out.
  • If there is a concern, arrangements can be made to pick up tickets on the morning of June 26th.

June 25th  1:00pm

  • Graduation Rehearsal.
  • Students must meet in the small gym.
  • Students MUST participate in rehearsal to participate in all other graduation events.

 Rehearsal

  • Students should not bring anything. No phones, pens, purses,…. They will be doing a walk through of the following days events and they will need to be free from distractions and paraphernalia.

 June 26th  2:00pm

  • Commencement Ceremony.
  • Students must meet in the small gym at 1:30pm.
  • Tickets ARE needed to attend Commencement.  (5 tickets per participating graduate)

 Commencement Ceremony

  • Students must wear their graduation gowns (white for girls, black for boys).
  • They should bring their caps, NOT wear them yet.
  • Students will receive their tassels as they line up for the Commencement ceremonies.
  • Graduating students should not bring anything. No phones, pens, purses, sunglasses, cameras, ….
  • This is an official event. The students will be walking across the stage to receive their diploma and have their photo taken with the Principal.
  • As they watch and support each other and take their turn walking across the stage, grads need to be free from distractions and paraphernalia.

 June 26th  8:30pm

  • Promenade.
  • Students must meet in the cafeteria at 8:00pm.
  • Tickets ARE needed to attend Promenade.  (5 tickets per participating graduate)

 Promenade

  • Students wear their fancy clothes. This is a formal event.
  • Students line up in the cafeteria and will have their couples portrait taken prior to entering the small gym. These photos will be available for pickup before the end of the evening and are included in the price of the seating fee for grad portraits at Photomagic Fotosource.
  • Students may walk their choice of escorts for Promenade.
  • Escorts must be dressed appropriately and must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Following the promenade of all the graduates the stage and set will be available for photos.
  • The photo booth set up in the Front Atrium will still be available for family portraits after the promenade. They may be purchased and picked up at the event.

 IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

 Participation

Grad consists of three events:

  • Mass, Commencement & Promenade.
  • Attendance at Mass and rehearsal is mandatory to participate in Commencement and Promenade.

 Baby Photos

The Grad Historians are going to need electronic copies of ONE pre-grade school photo of each graduating student (baby, toddler, kindergarten,…)

  • Email them to Mrs.Price       (tprice@fmcsd.ab.ca)

 Tickets

  • Tickets are not needed to attend Mass.
  • Graduating students that are participating in graduation events will receive:
  •  5 tickets for Commencement
  •  5 tickets for Promenade
  • All fees must be paid before graduating students can receive their tickets.
  • This includes:
  • Grad fees
  • Missing textbook fees or replacement costs
  • Tickets must be picked up on June 25th

(tickets will NOT be available for early pick up, arrangements can be made for pick-up on June 26th if necessary)

 Students that are not participating in graduation event do not  receive tickets.

 Tickets are not for sale.

Families are asked to network amongst themselves if they have or need extra tickets.

The school does not have or keep track of extra tickets.

Have questions? Contact Mrs. Tamarra Price tamarra.price@fmcsd.ab.ca or phone 780-799-5725.

 

 

 

Contact Info

Father Mercredi High School
455 Silin Forest Rd
Fort McMurray, AB,
T9H 4V6
Phone: (780) 799-5725
Fax:  (780) 799-5740

fm@fmcsd.ab.ca

Principal
Mrs. Natasha MacArthur-Poole

Vice Principals
Mr. Brendan Toner  Grade 7 and 8

Mrs. Connie Farrell  Grade 9 and 12

Mrs. Deborah Kitching  Grade 10 and 11

Learning Coaches:

Mr. Bob Van Thiel

Mr. Blake Krause

Counselors

(extension 5412)  Ms. Kashalea Ward

(extension 5413) Mrs. Salome Jagnanan-Kamphof

(extension 5516) Mrs. Trudy Finnson 

Classroom Support Teachers

Christa DeMerchant (extension 5415)

Nadine Crebbin (extension 5416)

Science & Technology Centre

Mr. Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant

FNMI Aboriginal Liaison

TrudieAnn Plamondon (extension 5477)

Elissa Whiteknife (extension 5516)