Agenda Welcome - Parent Liaisons, Student Officers Senior Ball – Brenda Balfrey, Pam Lewerenz, Elizabeth Silva Memory Boards –Patty Gonser and Kathy Biro Senior Symposium & Picnic – Zach Pinkerton & Liaisons Time of Reflection – Barbara Vogel and Mary Collett Graduation - Associate Principal Zach Pinkerton Grad Night – Jen Aiello Wrap Up/ Q and A
Senior Ball Chairs: Brenda Balfrey, Pam Lewerenz, Elizabeth Silva Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015, Time: 7:00 – 11:30 pm (Buses load at 5:30pm) Location: California Academy of Sciences in SF Events: Dinner, Dancing, Photos and Entertainment Tickets on Sale: Beginning April 15 th on web store! Buses, tickets and table assignments will happen at lunch in the quad last week of April. Note: Students must bring the permission slip and guest passes also found on the web store with them when they sign up. Ticket Price: $110 Transportation: Bus Attire: Formal Tuxedo and Long Dresses Volunteers (contact Chairs)
Senior Ball Information Boutonniere/Corsage Floret (925) 310-4546 3581 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite C, Lafayette Tuxedo Rentals Men’s Warehouse (925) 256-1175 1101 Locust Street, Walnut Creek Both Floret & Men’s Warehouse are supporting the Class of 2015 by donating back to our 2015 Grad Night!
Memory Boards Chairs: Patty Gonser and Kathy Biro What are Memory Boards? Photo collage of your graduating senior! Pick up your board this evening – an instruction sheet is included Tips: Student’s name incorporated in the collage & your name/phone number on the back Vertical arrangement Copy all photos in case collage is damaged or lost Online options to create collage Return board for display by 5/29 to the College and Career Office Boards will be displayed in the PAC lobby from 6/4 through graduation. Pick up boards as you leave the graduation ceremony Volunteer to help set up and take down (sign up sheet) Note: Didn't order a board? We have some extras and the frames can also be purchased at Michael's in Pleasant Hill.
Senior Symposium and Senior Picnic Associate Principal Zach Pinkerton & Liaisons Date: Friday June 5 th Time: Symposium and Picnic are during school hours! Who: AHS Seniors Only What is the symposium? In the morning of June 5 th, Seniors will gather in the PAC for an informational session designed to provide insights into life post high school to reduce the stress of the transition. What happens at the picnic? Seniors spend the afternoon together out on the field. Lunch and outdoor games and activities will be provided. Note: If you have a pop up tent to loan for the day and/or would like to volunteer to help please contact us.
Time of Reflection Chairs: Mary Collett and Barbara Vogel Date: Sunday, June 7 th Time: 3 – 4 with light refreshments to follow Where: Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church 1801 Lacassie Ave., W.C. What is Time of Reflection? Student planned, non-denominational event Opportunity for reflection...inspirational in nature Features: Speeches by senior class members Speeches by faculty Music (vocal & instrumental) by senior class members Attire: Collared Shirts and Dresses All seniors and their families are welcome to attend No tickets are needed
Graduation Associate Principal Zach Pinkerton Date: Friday, June 12 Mandatory Student Rehearsal – 12:30 pm Ceremony Time: 6:00 – 7:00 Where: Graduation Ceremony on the football field Seating: Gates will open at 4:00pm for seating All questions about handicapped seating and special needs should be directed to the Attendance Office If you ordered a Lei for your student it can be picked up in the Quad starting at 4:00pm Music provided by the AHS Band Immediately following the ceremony will be an opportunity for photos with your graduate (no post reception in the gym this year) – Campus Candids will be taking pictures after graduation of your graduate and family and friends for purchase later. Tips: Parking is VERY tight. Please arrive in 1 car if possible and drop off your graduate. To secure the mortarboard bobby pins are helpful. Tassel is worn over right temple. Attire: Boys in collared shirt and slacks and girls in dresses shorter than gown. Must wear shoes. Diplomas are mailed to graduates in June 8:00 pm Grads change, check - in and board buses for Grad Night 2015!
Grad Night Chairs: Jen Aiello Purpose: To create a safe, drug and alcohol free celebration For AHS graduating seniors only Unforgettable night filled with activities, games, dancing, entertainment, dinner and surprises. Supervised by senior parent volunteers (Volunteer Sign Ups on Sign Up Genius- contact us) Approx. 85% of graduating class attends Tickets are $220 and still on sale at the webstore Where: Treasure Island When: Check in from 4:00 – 5:00pm in the Acalanes quad prior to graduation Students load buses at 8:00 pm in AHS parking lot (Students will receive a light snack before boarding the buses). Event is from 8:00 pm after graduation until 3:00 am the following morning. Buses will return to AHS parking lot at 4:00am the next morning. (Students will be breathalyzed when loading bus). Attire: Students will change into comfortable clothes for the evening and they need closed toe shoes for some activities. All belongings go home with parents. Only cell phones and car keys go with them. All permission slips must be completed prior to grad night or the student will not be allowed to attend