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Senior Timeline 2021

This is an unusual year for our Senior Timeline.  Dates will be added as we determine how the year is progressing.  Please check the Timeline regularly.  



Senior Yearbook Ads: 

Want your own senior page in the yearbook?  See Mrs. Long for pricing and information.  

Tip: You need to take the ACT and the SAT. Don't wait until the last testing date to test.  The SAT is given on our MHS campus in October, December, March, and May.  Be sure to plan ahead and register early.  Because of Covid 19, slots fill up quickly from other students in the area.

Register for the SAT:

Register for the ACT:

September 21-25, 2020: Homecoming - Click here for more info:


September 30, 2020: Beta Members that are SENIORS - This year and any unpaid previous year's dues must be paid up-to-date by September 30.  Failure to do so will result in dismissal from Beta with no opportunity to reenter.  Beta cords will be awarded to members who are up-to-date on dues and have completed at least 5 service hours through Beta service projects.  Annual dues are $20 unless prior dues are not up-to-date. 



October 1, 2020: If you are planning to attend college in the Fall of 2021, you may begin submitting the FAFSA on this date.  This federal money is allocated on a first come/first serve basis.  Do not wait to fill this out.  You also have to fill out a FAFSA to be eligible for Bright Futures.


October 2, 2020: 8 AM Herff Jones Graduation Announcement presentation in the MHS Auditorium by Brad Maxwell, our Herff Jones representative.  Mr. Maxwell 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.  If you would like to order online, click this link for more info:


October 2, 2020: Receive Diploma Listing - Return your diploma listing to Mrs. Godwin by October 9.  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.


October 9, 2020: Order Caps and Gowns and announcements from Herff Jones in the MHS Auditorium - Appointments for ordering will be listed on the library door by October 2. You should bring at least an $60.00 deposit to order the package that you chose on October 2. 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.  Caps and Gowns are the only required purchase for graduation. The cost for a cap and gown is $52.00. This $52.00 does count toward the $60.00 deposit required to purchase additional senior memorabilia.  If you would like to order online, click this link for more info:



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.  It is not a bad idea to begin looking at other admissions deadlines at this time, too.  










November 6, 2020: Senior Formal retakes/makeup - This is the last chance to take formal senior portraits.  First come/first serve from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  No appointments.  *Any senior wishing to retake MUST return the original proof.  Retakes will replace the original and access to the original will no longer be available.




Tip: You should already be finding and filling out scholarship applications. See Mrs. Godwin in guidance.  Make sure that your volunteer hours are turned in to Mrs. Godwin.


January 31, 2021: Senior Ad in Yearbook - Seniors wishing to purchase a full page ad in the yearbook should do so by January 31, 2021.  Page is $250 and includes the full page ad and a copy of the yearbook.  Purchases can be made during 4th period at room F113 or dropped off at the office.  



TBA: Cap and gown pictures for Seniors who did not attend this summer, will be scheduled for Feb-March. 

TBA - 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:

March 19, 2021- Prom -  Location: MHS Gymnasium  (ONLY MHS Seniors attend free of charge. Seniors planning to attend must register between March 8-16.  MHS Seniors attend for free, but must purchase a ticket for a date who is not an MHS senior.)
TBA - Caps and Gowns delivered - Caps and gowns will be delivered from 8:30-10:30 am in the Auditorium. Pickup time for seniors will be posted on the library door.  Seniors, if you miss your pickup time, you will have to wait until after school to pick up your cap and gown.  

TBA - Final Senior Day

TBA -  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.
TBA: The yearbook signing party is scheduled for this day.
May 27, 2021: Senior Recognition Night: 6:00 P.M. (All Senior awards will be given on this night) Seniors will march in. Seniors will line up to process into the auditorium outside of the library at 5:30 P.M. Mr. Martin requests that all seniors wear appropriate dressy attire for Senior Recognition Night. All graduates and guests are invited to attend a reception immediately following in the library that is provided by the National Honor Society. While you are strongly encouraged to attend Senior Recognition Night, it is not a requirement to walk at graduation. 

June 1, 2021: 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.

June 3, 2021: 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.

June 1, 2021: 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.

June 2, 2021: 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.

June 3, 2021: 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

June 4, 2021: 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.
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.

Grad Bash: 
We will be unable to attend Grad Bash this year due to Covid 19.  We would have to reserve tickets and buses by the end of September.  The number of buses that we would have to reserve to take the group and meet Covid 19 guidelines would make the trip cost prohibitive.  In addition, we would not be able to refund any money this year for students who end up unable to go due to sickness or other unforeseen circumstances.  We can't afford the financial burden/risk.
Project Graduation:
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.  We would like to remind you that Project Graduation was never intended to be a senior trip, rather it was to be one last night together as a class in a safe environment free of alcohol and drugs that might lead to tragedy.  Because of this original intent, the community is very generous when it comes to donating for this night.  A few years ago, classes began raising close to $60,000.00.  Businesses didn't realize that students were being given A LOT of money for attending Project Graduation.  The truth is that our business community has taken a huge hit with Hurricane Michael and Covid 19, yet it continues to support our school community in many ways.  We encourage parents and students to keep this in mind when planning Project Graduation.   If your class chooses to organize a senior trip rather than Project Graduation, the trip should be funded by parents of the participants, not the community, unless the community is fully aware that they are paying for a senior trip and not Project Graduation.