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Class of 2019 End of Year and Graduation Information

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Friday, May 24, 2019


            Final Exam Day 1:  Blocks 1 & 3 (Block Two “Life After CHS” event)


            FINAL OBLIGATIONS:     Many of you have been reminded (some several times) that your outstanding obligations to the school system must be taken care of by May 18, 2019.  These include library books, school fees/fines to be paid, wood fees, AP fees, course work to be turned in, sports equipment to be returned, Saturday School hours, detentions, etc.  You will not receive your cap & gown if you do not take care of all of your obligations by this date.  You will not be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony without fulfilling this requirement either.  Please check the list that is posted on the guidance windows starting May 1, 2019.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019


            Final Exam Day 2:  Blocks 2 & 4 (Block One “Life After CHS” event)


            Junior-Senior Banquet.  This is a fun time to celebrate being a senior at CHS and a great way to enjoy the evening of your last day of school.  It is from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the Embassy and will involve dinner, slideshow and music/dancing.  Tickets go on sale during lunches every day starting on May 13th and ending on May 20th.  The last day to buy a ticket is Monday, May 20, 2019.  Please donate your pictures to the slideshow!  More information to follow.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019


            Senior Breakfast.  The senior breakfast will consist of fruit, donuts, muffins and bagels, juice and coffee.  It will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. All seniors are required to attend if they are walking at the graduation ceremony.


            Class Meeting.  During this breakfast time, we will have your last class meeting together.  More information concerning graduation details (a handout with reminders), future class reunions, etc. will be provided.


            Graduation Practice.  Immediately following breakfast, we will go to the gymnasium for graduation practice.  It is mandatory that you participate in this graduation practice.  If you plan on being at graduation on Friday, you must be at this practice!  Only Mr. Moldovan can excuse you from this practice time -- see him with questions or concerns.   If it is deemed necessary by Mr. Moldovan, a second practice date will be set (so we really need to get it right the first time!)


            Caps & Gowns.  Caps and gowns will be distributed after graduation practice (if all school fees, wood fees, fines and other obligations have been cleared).



Thursday, May 30, 2019:  7:00 p.m.  Baccalaureate.  Additional information to be forthcoming.


Graduation:  Friday, May 31, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. -Doors to the Gym Open at 6PM.


Arrival:  Graduation ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Parking is on site. Entrance should be through the gym foyer entrance. Students should enter through the teacher’s entrance closest to Mr. Jenning's room.  All graduating seniors must be in the CHS cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.  Please park in the teacher's parking lot or at the top of the parking lot in front of the school.  Please do not park by the football stadium as we will ask you to move your vehicle.  Mr. Moldovan is the only person who can excuse you from this arrival time.  We will take pictures (all students must have their pictures taken) and then assemble in lines for the procession.  You must enter through the kitchen back door or through the teacher’s door on the east side of the building.


Caps & Gowns:  Carry your cap and gown with you to school and into the cafeteria and then put it on when you arrive (to avoid excess wrinkles).  Use bobby pins for the caps.  The tassel is to be worn on the right-hand side of the front of your mortar board.  (This is a tradition at Canfield High School.)  Your mortar board needs to be worn straight on your head -- not tipped backwards.  The end of the front peak of your cap should be worn half-way down the forehead.  During the invocation, boys should remember to remove their mortar board.  We will have no extra tassels, honor cords, hats, etc. for you at graduation.


What to Wear UnderneathGirls are expected to wear dresses or skirts (the color should be unseen--nothing should show at the bottom of your graduation gown) with black shoes (try to keep it at most a 2-inch heel.)  If anything shows at the top of your gown it should be white.  (This does not mean you need to wear a white dress).  Boys are expected to be dressed in black slacks (no ankle dress pants)--no denims or jeans--a white long-sleeved shirt with a tie (any color) black socks (this is a must, NO EXCEPTIONS!!)  and black shoes.  Mr. Moldovan has the final say on inappropriate dress…please, no tennis shoes, jeans, flip-flops, shorts, etc.  or you will simply not participate in the ceremony.  Please do not bring any valuables with you.  We do not provide a place to store your purse. 


Pictures:  Individual pictures will be taken by Robert Senn in the Cafeteria from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.  They will take your picture for free, but if you wish to order pictures, please have your money & order form filled out ahead of time to help this process move as quickly as possible.  More photos will also be taken during the ceremony and available on the Robert Senn Studio website afterwards.


Graduate Seating:  Seating of graduates is mostly alphabetical (other than honor students and class president) with rare exceptions.  Several students -- in addition to the officer corps-- will be asked to serve as "Row Captains" during the processional.


Due to Bob Dove Field Being Under Repair:  The ceremony will be held in the gymnasium.  All procedures will be the same as practiced, but you will be asked to limit your guests to four due to seating capacity limitations in the gymnasium.  Overflow seating will be in the CHS Auditorium with a live video feed of commencement ceremony.  Handicapped seating will be available on the gym floor. Contact Mrs. Slipski in the main office for handicapped seating.


Tickets:  Since the ceremony is held indoors, anyone wishing to attend will need a ticket to enter.  Four tickets will be issued per graduate for the gymnasium.  (Students will receive these tickets on Wednesday, May 29th during practice.)  The auditorium will handle the overflow, with live video feed of the commencement ceremony. Only four tickets per student will be issued for the gymnasium.  Requests can be made for additional tickets and we will accommodate to the best of our ability, but there is no guarantee you will receive such. Call the guidance office before May 29 for requests.


Congratulations & Best Wishes to the CHS Class of 2019!

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