Parent Information Meeting Night - Tuesday, October 10th @ 7 pm in the Strathmore High School Theater. We strongly suggest that you attend the meeting to have any questions answered.
Keeping Informed: We encourage all grads to keep informed. Please check the website www.strathmorehighschool.com on a regular basis and sign up for Remind by texting @shs-grad to (819)801-0335. If you have urgent questions your student cannot answer you are welcome to phone either of the Grad Advisors (Ms. Roberts or Ms. Williams) at the school (403-934-3135).
Planning - Due to decorations becoming standardized less student involvement in required. If you are interested in helping out with Grad please see Ms. Roberts or Ms. Williams for additional information regarding Grad Planning Committee. They will meet on Wednesdays in Room 202 at lunch. Listen for announcements. All Grade 12’s are welcome to attend!
Activities: A Grad fee of $20 is charged, there is no fundraising. All activities are done for fun and to add to the memory of Grade 12.
Grad Pictures - On Monday, February 12th there will be a meeting for graduates during TA to explain grad pictures. You can book your appointment with Lifetouch online at www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta starting on February 12th. Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch, March 1-9. March 2 is a PD Day in which photographs will be taken. Please check in for your appointment in the Learning Commons. From there you will be directed as to where your grad portrait will be taken. It will be either the Learning Commons or in the Strathmore arena upstairs in the Gold or Blue Room. All students must have their picture taken by Lifetouch so it can be included in the yearbook and composite. If you are only getting your composite taken please come to the Learning Commons at 10:15 am on Friday, March 9th, 2018. There is NO charge to have photos taken for yearbook & composite. If you choose a sitting fee there will be a $40 charge payable the day of your sitting which will last approximately 45 min. long. Students who want their photos done by another company can simply inform the Lifetouch cameraman and no fee will be charged for the two photos taken.
Attached is a letter that has detailed information regarding Lifetouch Graduation Pictures. Please review.
Grad Rings - Jostens will be at SHS previewing Grad rings at lunch in the street Monday December 4th. Order Day is Tuesday December 5th. A $60 deposit for rings will be required. Catalogs are available for preview in the office and the Learning Commons. Click here to start designing your ring on Josten's website! Ring styles can be viewed on the Jostens Website. Questions concerning rings please contact Sean Kelly.
Grad Hoodies - Students can order their hoodies online. Click "School Fees" on our website. Select either hoodie or jacet and pay. Click on the google form link. Fill in the google form. This will allow students to pick a size and write what they want. Last day to order hoodies is November 20, 2017.
Grad Pow Wow - A tradition at SHS has been the Grade 12 Pow Wow. If our native students chose to organize one again this year all grads are urged to participate in this colorful salute to our Grads. Please watch for details about this event in the coming months.
Complete the form to have your final say in the yearbook! Quotes will be printed under your grad portrait. You have 95 characters (including spaces) to say something heartfelt or witty. For example: "I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me." or "Don't put something stupid for your senior quote." - Mom.
Quotes are due April 30th, after that Ms. Riley will be hunting you down and putting you on the spot!
Link to Form: https://goo.gl/forms/LHlcCGnFPTomO2DN2
Log in with your school account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and vote for your friends! Winners will be featured in the yearbook and at the evening grad ceremonies. Finalists (top contenders) for each category will be notified and photographed prior to grad. You can vote for however many categories you want, and you can edit your responses if you change your mind. Voting closes May 12! MAKE SURE YOU TYPE YOUR ANSWERS WITH THEIR FIRST NAME FIRST, then the last name. If you don't know how to spell it just guess, we can probably figure it out!
The Ceremony is at the school and begins at 12pm. Doors will open at 11:00 am and it should be noted that there is no reserved seating. Elderly guests or those with medical conditions that make it difficult to wait in line, can be brought to the front doors at 10:45 and will be allowed entrance. The ceremony consists of congratulatory speeches and presentation of certificates to each student concluding by 2:00 pm.
Separate tickets will be required for each event. There is no cost to attend the afternoon ceremony. Graduates will be eligible to receive 6 tickets. Tickets will be distributed in TA. Graduates are encouraged to ask each other for unused tickets. If not all graduates require 6 tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis, once announced. This is in order to comply to fire code regulations and not exceed capacity. We will be live streaming the afternoon ceremony on our website. Therefore, extended family, elderly and or younger family members can get together and watch the ceremony from home.
Graduates need to be here and lined up as rehearsed, by 11:30 am.
Evening Celebration: - Strathmore High School hosts a celebration in the evening of the Grad day. There will be a Grand March, speeches, a dance, and a dessert buffet. Doors open for the evening celebration at 6pm, the grand march starts at 7:30. Tickets for guests for the evening celebration cost $15 with children under 3, free, though they still require a ticket. Graduates are eligible to purchase up to 6 tickets. If not all graduates require 6 tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis, once announced. Tickets will be available for purchase online where you pay school fees (the link is on the home page of our school website at www.strathmorehighschool.com) as well as by cash. Listen for announcements as to what days cash sales will be available in the main hall.
Parent/Student Meal: - There is NO organized banquet by the school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend a meal that best suits their family, friends and financial considerations. Please see below for more information.
Family/Sweetheart Photos: - A Lifetouch photographer is available throughout the evening for family/sweetheart/friends photos. Information & prices will be made available closer to May 26th.
Grad Write-Ups & Gowns
Parent/Student Organized Banquet
The Grad Banquet for 2018 will be located at the Strathmore Family Centre on May 26 starting at 4:00 pm with dinner served at 5:30 pm. For more information on tickets for the SHS Parent Organized Banquet, powerpoint pictures and volunteering opportunities please contact Heather Kelly at 403-934-8209.