Graduation 2018

Graduation will be Friday, June 1, 2018!

All Night Grad Party
Please see the webpage for the All Night Grad Party.

Class Meeting
There will be a senior class assembly on Tuesday, 11/14/17 during SNAP in the Performing Arts Center. The Herff-Jones representative will inform seniors regarding the cap & gown ordering process and other graduations accessories.

Class Picture
The Senior class picture will be taken Friday, September 22, 2017, at 9:45 AM.

Yearbook
Senior and baby photos must be electronically emailed to stmayearbook@gmail.com by Friday, October 20, 2017 including the name of the student. Please include in the subject line “Student name senior/baby photo”. Please attach the best quality photograph possible. If you are unable to submit your photos electronically, we have the resources in the media center before, during and after school to be able to scan in photos.

Seniors, please note:
Senior yearbook portrait guidelines: If you plan on taking pictures outdoors, please be aware that we require a head and shoulder posed shot, so please be conscious of the backdrop. Please do not send in a full body photo, Yearbook reserves the right to crop the photo into a head and shoulder shot. Absolutely no hats or sunglasses photos will be accepted. If you have any questions concerning senior pictures, please contact our yearbook advisor, Katie Sebens at: kaitlins@stma.k12.mn.us. Seniors, for your convenience, on kick-off day, there will be a "senior photo station" set up to take a formal headshot for the yearbook at no charge!

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony
The graduation ceremony is at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 1, 2018.
It’s located in the gym at the High School. Doors open at 6:30 PM (Door A) for all guests and 6:15 PM (Door C) for those who need mobility assistance.  Length is approximately 90 minutes. Parents will receive email communications about graduation. Please ensure your email address is correct in ParentVue.
 
Graduation Fee and Deadline: The school collects the cap and gown fee ($25) through your FeePay account. Cash or check payments can be given to staff members in the main office. The payment deadline is two weeks before the ceremony. Contact Anne Zahler at Annez@stma.k12.mn.us with any questions related to fees.
 
Cap and Gown Distribution: Each graduate can pick up their cap, gown, and tassel on Wednesday, May 16th over the lunch hour in the cafeteria (11:00 AM -1:00 PM). Those not able to pick up their cap/gown during this time may pick their package up in the main office after May 16th, but not before that date.
(Note: all cap/gown information was collected last fall and we have 99% of all student information including PSEO students). You will be contacted if we need information.
 
Product Information: Herff-Jones visited the school over the lunch hour in November with product information such as announcements, class rings, etc. Each graduate may shop and purchase items online at: mygradshop.com. Please contact highschoolcs@herffjones.com with any questions.
 
Diploma: Graduates will receive their diploma after the ceremony. Diplomas will not be distributed to graduates with outstanding obligations/fines, etc.
 
Ceremony Attendance: Graduates who will not be attending the ceremony should contact your Guidance Counselor at 763-497-6525.
Your attendance will not be affected by not attending your graduation. Only graduates attending the ceremony will have their name announced during the program.
 
Ceremony Tickets and Distribution: Graduates will receive 5 tickets at no charge for each family, and will be available to pick up on May 16th during lunch hour (11:00-1:00) along with their cap, gown, and tassel (students will be notified about distribution in advance).
If you would like more tickets, please connect with other families to see if any extras are available for you to use.
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) will live stream the ceremony and additional guests are welcome to view the program there on a first come, first serve basis until we reach capacity. No ticket needed.
 
Community Service Hours: Community service forms for all seniors are due May 16th. Graduates risk the privilege of picking up their diploma after the graduation ceremony if forms are received after this date.
 
Disability Accessibility: If you or a friend/family member uses a wheelchair or other mobility-assistive device, you will be able to request accommodations starting May 14th. Please email Brian Benson @ brianb@stma.k12.mn.us or call Brian at the number below regarding your needs.
 
Need further assistance? Please call Brian Benson at 763-497-6954.