Last Updated May 10, 2017
Graduation Fee Payment due April 28
The Graduation Fee is $30. Payment is online and must be completed by 4/28/17. This fee covers the costs of programs, security, decor, and other ceremony expenses. Please click on the following link to make your payment: http://sowashco.feepay.com
Honor Stole Fee Payment due May 12
Students will be notified if they have earned an honor stole by 5/1/17. If a student earned an Honor Stole, the fee is $25. Payment is online and must be completed by 5/12/17. Please click on the following link to make your payment: http://sowashco.feepay.com. Students may keep the stole as a keepsake or return the stole for an online refund. Returned stoles must be received by Mrs. Schumacher in the ERHS Admin Office by Friday, 6/9/17. Damaged or soiled stoles are not eligible for a refund.
Graduation Ticket Requests due April 28
The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be conducted inside at the Raptors Perch (Gymnasium) at East Ridge High School on Sunday, June 4th at 2:30pm. Each graduate will be allotted four (4) reserved tickets for family seating in the Perch. All seats will be assigned by ERHS in random order if submitted prior to the April 28th deadline. Students on hold will not have tickets assigned until they are released from the hold list. Tickets will be distributed directly to students at the graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 2 at 9:00am. All remaining tickets will be part of a lottery for all additional ticket requests. Please submit your request thoughtfully as changes cannot be made later. Any tickets turned in on the day of graduation will be handed out to those in the Loft overflow seating.
REQUIRED SENIOR MEETINGS (CLASS OF 2017)
Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 at 8:35 am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:35 am Presentation
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:35 am Presentation
Required meeting for all seniors will be held in the Loft Stage. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss graduation-related items from administration and counselors. If you have any questions or if your child missed a meeting, please contact Assistant Principal, Mrs. Johnson, at 651-425-2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Parent Night: Wed Sept 21 at 6:30 pm
2017 Commencement Ceremony
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017 will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 2:30 pm in the Perch (Gymnasium) at East Ridge High School.
Graduation Student Handbook (Class of 2017)
The graduation student handbook contains information about deadlines, academic honors, pictures, tickets, and other relevant details related to the graduation ceremony.
Graduation Student Handbook (Class of 2017) -- updated May 7, 2017
Cap & Gown
Cap & gown measurements were taken/submitted by students during the Sept 21 senior meeting. Please contact Maureen Kostka with questions.
Commencement Pictures (provided by Lifetouch)
All graduates are photographed as they cross the stage at commencement. Photos will be online at events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony. Complimentary proofs mailed to graduates, however there is no obligation to purchase. Be sure to visit events.lifetouch.com to sign up to receive notification when your proofs are online and ready to order. You may also purchase Commencement Keepsakes. Lifetouch Commencement Flyer
Graduation Announcements, Class Rings & Tags, Senior Apparel & Photo Cards (optional)
Announcements: Students have the option to order graduation announcements through Jostens. These announcements feature our school crest on custom paper. It will also include specific information regarding the date, time and place of your ceremony. Ordering announcements is not required.
Class Rings & Tags: Proudly display your graduation in timeless fashing with Jostens class rings. Seniors have the opportunity to purchase a customized, commemorative class ring or tag from Jostens.
Apparel: Show your senior pride with quality senior apparel designed to match your style. Product availability varies by school.
Photo Cards: Photo cards are used to add personality to announce your graduation. Photo cards add a personal touch to your announcement package.
Senior Package for 2017 Yearbook & Senior Photo Portrait Specifications for Yearbook Inclusion
Check out the Yearbook page for more details on the requirements for submitting senior pictures and senior package details.
Deadline to order the 2017 Yearbook was February 10, however we have a few more books to sell. Once they are gone, they are gone! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order yours today!
All Night Party
Register for Your Tickets Now! The Senior All Night Party is a great way to give our seniors a safe and exciting way to celebrate their graduation. It's their last opportunity to get together with all their friends to have a blast! Entertainment, food, games, casino, prize drawings and so much to do, you'll have a hard time getting everything in. The lock-in is after graduation on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10pm-5am at East Ridge. Tickets are $80.The more tickets we sell now, the better prizes we can get for the party! Ticket. If you have questions, please email EastRidgeANP@gmail.com.
Your District Google Accounts
Once you graduate... in August you will no longer have access to your school provided Google Account. Make sure you download/copy the files you want to keep to another device not owned by the District. After August, there will be no means of retrieving them. This can be done by logging onto a computer with your google account and following the steps below:
- Log onto your google drive using a PC.
- Click a file to download. (To download multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl (“Command” on a Mac) while clicking other files.)
- Right-click and select Download.
Note: Dragging a file from Google Drive to your desktop won’t download it.
Important Dates for Seniors
April 5: Required Senior Meeting, 8:35 am, Loft Stage
- $30 Graduation Fees due (pay online FeePay)
- Graduation Ticket Request Form closes
- Outstanding Fees due
- "Decision" Day (Counseling Office)
- Honor Stole notification
May 1-5: Voting for class speaker, staff speaker & staff readers in English classes
May 10: Required Senior Meeting, 8:35 am, Loft Stage
- $25 Honor Stole deposit due (pay online FeePay)
- Academic Holds due
May 13: Senior Survey due in Naviance
May 19: Cap/gown & honor stole pick up, during lunches, Activities Entrance
May 24: Senior Awards Night, 7:00pm, Loft Stage **Recognized students will receive individual invitations
May 30: Yearbook distribution, before school and during lunches, Concessions stand in cafeteria
May 31: Last full six-period day for seniors
- Senior Slideshow, 10:00 am, Loft Stage
- Senior Picnic, 11:00 am, Nest Patio
- MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal for seniors, 9:00 am, Perch Gym. BE ON TIME! Enter through Door 14.
- Please clear your schedules with PSEO classes, work commitments, etc.
- NO SHOW = NO WALKING!
- Students receive graduation tickets at rehearsal
June 4: Graduation Commencement Ceremony
- Seniors report at 1:30 pm (Door 14)
- Spectator seating begins at 1:30 pm
- Ceremony begins at 2:30 pm
June 4: All Night Party begins at 10:00 pm
June 9: Deadline to return honor stole for a full refund **Damaged stoles will not be accepted