Senior Timeline 2020
August 14, 2019: Receive Diploma Listing - Return your diploma listing to Mrs. Wiggins by Friday, August 23, 2019. This document ensures that your name is properly documented on your diploma. If you do not return your diploma listing and your name is misspelled on your diploma, there will be a 20.00 fee to reprint your diploma.
September 13, 2019 - Senior Portrait (Tux or Drape)
- Mrs. Suggs
- Formals: Sitting Fee: $20.00 charge (if you want proofs with 8 poses)
- Formals: Sitting Fee: Free if no proofs needed (only a Yearbook picture)
- Casuals: on a Saturday in November to be determined
Want your own senior page in the yearbook? The pricing for Senior Ads is $225 from August through October. On November 1st, the price increases to $250. On December 1st, the price increases to $275. On January 1st, the price increases to $300. Avoid paying more, by purchasing your Senior Ad early! See Mrs. Suggs for more information.
Tip: You need to take the ACT and the SAT. Get registered through the Guidance Department. Don't wait until the last testing date to test.
TBA: - Purchase your yearbook. Cost: 50.00 (Price will increase on September 3, 2020 to $55.00)
October 18, 2019 - $50.00 Grad Bash Deposit due to Ms. Shelfer or Mrs. Law. This deposit is non-refundable. The rest of the money may be paid in installments. Payments must be complete on February 28, 2020.
Tip: If you are planning to attend or early admit to a four-year university as a freshman, you need to begin applying during the month of October.
October 25, 2019: Homecoming
November 6, 2019 - Senior Day at Chipola: Seniors will go to Chipola to tour the campus, speak with representatives from each of the programs offered, and have lunch. All students must have trip specific permission forms filled out and turned in to Ms. Wiggins by November 4, 2019. All students will ride the bus unless they attend Chipola classes or have OJT. All dual enrollment and OJT students must have a note from parents confirming the need to drive attached to the permission form.
November 8, 2019: MHS Auditorium--Announcement presentation: Brad Maxwell, our Herff Jones representative, will present the Senior Graduation packages available for purchase. Announcements are not a required purchase. You will also be able to purchase other senior items such as t-shirts and extra tassels. None of these purchases are required. These announcements do not guarantee seats at graduation. Do not bring money on this day. You will only be looking at the items available for purchase.
November 15, 2019: Order Caps and Gowns and announcements from Herff Jones - Library - Appointments for ordering will be listed on the library door by Wednesday, 11/13/19. You should bring at least an $80.00 deposit to order the package that you chose on 11/8/19. Reps will be on campus until lunch. If you are unable to order on this date, you can order online. All Seniors will order Caps and Gowns on this day during their order times. This is the only required purchase for graduation. The cost is $52.00. This $52.00 does count toward the $80.00 deposit required to purchase additional senior memorabilia. If you would like to order online, go to https://www.herffjones.com/
November 29, 2019 - Grad Bash payment due to Ms. Shelfer or Mrs. Law. ($50.00)
December 6, 2019 - Club and Sport Picture Day: Please be ready to take team and group photos on this day. Individual pictures in sport/club attire will also be available. See the list outside of Mrs. Suggs' door for clubs and sports to be photographed on this day.
Tip: You should already be finding and filling out scholarship applications. See Mrs. Wiggins in guidance.
January 31, 2020 - Senior Quotes and Ad pages must be turned in and finalized. This is the LAST DAY yearbook will accept any changes. Also Seniors need to choose their senior portrait yearbook pose before this date.
January 31, 2020 - Grad Bash payment due to Ms. Shelfer or Mrs. Law. ($50.00) Please note that you may pay your balance in full prior to this date.
Jan 31, 2020 – Last day to turn in Cap & Gown picture money to Mrs. Suggs (F113) to get on the list for Feb. 7.
Feb 7, 2020 -- Cap and Gown pictures
- Only for students who are buying a picture package
- These pictures only are not going into the Yearbook
- Packages forms will be available approximately 2 weeks in advance and must be filled out and prepaid by February 6th to be on the list.
- No one is taking Cap & Gown that is not on the list, it must be prepaid.
Feb. 28, 2020 - Final Grad Bash payment is due to Ms. Shelfer and Mrs. Law. ($50.00) Please note that you may pay your balance in full prior to this date.
March 17, 2020 - Announcements will be delivered - Auditorium - 8:30 - 10:30. Pick-up appointment times will be posted on the library door. Announcements should be mailed about 1 month prior to graduation. Check out this link for graduation etiquette: http://www.emilypost.com/social-life/celebrations-through-life/82-graduation
March 20, 2020 - Prom - Location: MHS Gymnasium (ONLY MHS Seniors attend free of charge. Seniors planning to attend must register between March 9-16.)
April 24, 2020 - Grad Bash - See Mrs. Law or Ms. Shelfer for more information.
May 8, 2020 - Final Senior Day
May 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM has been set to determine Senior Class Rankings (Val/Sal/Honor Graduates). It is up to you to complete any make up work and take care of any attendance issues before this date.
May 18, 2020: Speeches for val and sal should be submitted to Mrs. Law by this date. If you do not turn in your speech by this date, you will not be allowed to give a speech at graduation.
May 20, 2020: Senior Breakfast and Bulldog Signing - 8:00 am - Come and join your class for the senior breakfast and bulldog signing. Feel free to bring a camera and get some final pictures of you and your friends before graduation! Wear your favorite purple and gold.
Graduation Practice: These practice times are MANDATORY. We are giving you advance notice of the dates so that you may make arrangements to be off work. You will not be excused due to work. If you miss a practice and it is unexcused, you will not be able to walk at graduation. We will practice in the gymnasium and on the field. If graduation has to be moved off of the field due to inclement weather, it will be held in the MHS gymnasium. IF it is held in the MHS Gymnasium, you will receive a limited number of tickets for your family.
May 18, 2020: MHS Gymnasium and Bulldog Stadium: 9:00 AM - Until (plan for at least 2+ hours) We will begin practice in the gym on this day. Wear sunscreen.
May 19, 2020: MHS Gymnasium and Bulldog Stadium: 9:00 AM - Until (plan for at least 2+ hours) We will begin practice in the gym and then move to the field. Wear sunscreen.
May 20, 2020: MHS Gymnasium and Bulldog Stadium: 9:00 AM - Until (plan for at least 2+ hours) We will begin practice in the gym on this day. Wear sunscreen.
Graduation Night at Bulldog Stadium
May 21, 2020: Seniors should be at Bulldog Stadium at 7:15 PM. Graduation begins at 8:00 PM.
Pictures of each graduate will be taken by professional photographers as he or she receives a diploma. Parents are not allowed on the field to take pictures. The professional pictures may be ordered online. http://www.gradimages.com Go to the link for more info.
Attire: Business Dressy: Girls should wear a dress or pants suit or dress with dress shoes. Remember that you are walking on the grass - stilettos are not a good idea. Boys should wear dress pants or dressy khaki pants, a button down shirt with a tie, and dress shoes.
Note: Project Graduation is organized and funded by the parents of the graduating class. Marianna High School does not organize functions related to fundraising or hosting the event.