The 2018 Prom Breakfast Committee Needs Your Support!
Help your Senior student celebrate an important milestone. Prom is a rite of passage for soon-to-be graduates and is always over too soon. Help the PTSO extend the evening with Prom Breakfast, a themed after-party for prom-goers.
There is food and games and fun galore!
Donations and volunteers are needed to fund activities, provide prizes, create atmosphere and manage/chaperone the event.
Want to chip in? Here’s how…
Donate Prizes/Volunteer: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Senior Portraits are taken by appointment only. Contact LifeTouch Prestige Portraits Studios or call 1-800-445-1189 for scheduling. Deadline for inclusion in the 2018 yearbook is September 29, 2017.
Order a Yearbook Ad – Celebrate the Milestones of Your Life!
Order Online at www.jostens.com/yearbookads, choose an ad size and layout, add your text and upload photos. It’s that easy!
Siblings Now & Then Photos:
Tides staff will be taking Senior Sibling photos on a date to be announced. All photo shoots MUST be scheduled in advance and completed no later than September 30 to be included in the yearbook. Sign up sheets are available outside the Yearbook Room – B126 during the first weeks of school. Then & Now photos must be submitted by October 28, 2017.
Superlative Voting & Quotes / Activities:
Tides staff will distribute information to Seniors at the beginning of the school year with instructions and deadlines for superlative voting, Senior Quotes and activities listings.
Senior Class News
Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30pm – 11:00pm
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD
Prom Tickets on Sale: Monday, April 23 thru Wednesday, May 9 during NEST in Cafeteria
Photos provided by Lifetouch – (pictures may be viewed and purchased on-line from Lifetouch the day after Prom)
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
11:30pm – 2:00am
Formal Dress / Prom Attire
– We encourage all seniors to attend this event with their dates. Please realize that once you leave the Prom Breakfast, you may not return.
– Parents are reminded to send in their donations, addressed to the school, marked “Attention – Prom Breakfast.” Checks may be made out to South River High School, with Prom Breakfast in the memo section.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:00am – 10:00am
South River High School Auditorium
– Seniors receiving recognition will be invited to attend with their families.
Senior Awards Questionnaire 2018 – Due May 10, 2017
Senior Quarterly Exams
May 21 – May 24, 2018
Schedule to be announced
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:30am to 1:30pm
All graduating Seniors MUST be in their seats in the auditorium by 11:15am
ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATION PRACTICES IS MANDATORY.…
STUDENTS MUST PARTICIPATE IN ALL GRADUATION REHEARSALS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL CEREMONY
Students MUST make arrangements to avoid conflicts with work or family events.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD
– Please allow plenty of time for traveling to the Show Place Arena. Delays are to be expected and can take up to 1 hour.
Graduation Attire – Graduation is a dignified ceremony and students must be dressed appropriately. Ladies are to wear white or light pastel colored dresses and comfortable, white, low-heeled shoes. Gentlemen are to wear white shirts, tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. Platform and high-heels are not permitted – these styles are unsafe on the steps. No student may wear flip-flops, thongs, tennis shoes or boat shoes. It is recommended that the graduation ceremony shoes be worn to graduation practice.
Caps & Gowns –Seniors must wear a year 2018 cap and gown to participate in the graduation ceremony. Styles from previous graduation years will not match. You must write your name on the inside of the cap in permanent marker. DECORATIONS ON THE CAP ARE PROHIBITED, per AACPS Board of Education policy. Caps that have been decorated in any way will be confiscated and replaced with a plain cap. Confiscated caps may be picked up the day after graduation in the school office.
Graduation Tickets -Tickets to the graduation ceremony will be distributed during the Senior’s final graduation practice. Each student will receive a predetermined number of tickets to the ceremony, unless a request for more has been granted.
Accessible Seating / Parking – Seating for people with special needs is available in specially marked sections of the arena. Please consult an usher for assistance. Handicapped parking permits are available. If special accommodations are required, please contact Mrs Eutsler at email@example.com.
Diploma Distribution – Senior will receive their diploma cover when they walk across the stage. After the ceremony, all students will recess to the tunnel at the back of the arena and report to the appropriate alpha-ordered table. Seniors must present a graduation cap with their name written inside to get their diploma.
Video Recording of the Event – The ceremony will be recorded. Order forms will be provided to students inside the envelope with the diploma.
Photography during the Event – A photographer has been contracted to take each graduate’s picture as they receive their diploma. No one else will be permitted to stand near the stage or on the floor of the arena to take pictures during the ceremony. Mr Myers will be happy to pose with the student after the ceremony is over.
Obligations – All obligations must be cleared by the last Wednesday in May before graduation tickets can be obtained. This includes the return of all textbooks, library/classroom materials, athletic equipment/locks and payment of outstanding fund-raising money, library fines, and other financial obligations.
Graduation Tickets – Each Senior will receive a total of 6 tickets to the graduation ceremony. Children under the age of 2, who can sit on the lap of a parent, do not need a ticket.
Extra Tickets – There is NO PROCESS for requesting extra tickets in advance. If any extra tickets do become available, students will be invited to line up at the end of graduation practice to receive ONE extra ticket. If more are needed, students may wish to repeat the process for an additional ticket. The line will continue until all extra tickets are gone.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS ATTEMPT TO GET EXTRA TICKETS FROM PEERS. THERE IS NO PROMISE OF EXTRA TICKET AVAILABILITY FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND OTHER INCIDENTS
Any Senior student caught and confirmed in alcohol or other drug activity after April 24, 2018 will be denied all remaining Senior privileges, including participation in the graduation ceremony.
April 24, 2018 is the last day a graduating senior can be enrolled in the Alternative to Drugs Program, the Responsible Actions Program or the Anti-Tobacco Use Program.
AACPS POLICY MEMO FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS 2018