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Scroll graduatedown for a calendar of special events and dates pertinent to seniors to assist you in long-range planning. Many events and deadlines will be announced in English classes or during morning PA announcements – such as caps, gowns, stoles, and graduation announcement pick-up times.  If you do not have an English class, you will need to check OFTEN with the WISCONSIN NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE for special announcements, especially towards the end of the school year.

CREDIT VERIFICATIONS (How does the school verify my credits?):

Before a student is issued a diploma we must verify that he/she has met all graduation requirements and has satisfied all obligations to Memorial.  A Graduation Clearance Form must be completed and signed to verify that this has been done.  This letter is generated by counselors and mailed home from Student Services at the end of May on colored paper.  If a clearance form is not completed and turned in to the WISCONSIN NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE, we have no way of validating a student’s credits until grades are posted, which is after graduation.  Therefore, the student will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

In order to earn a JMM diploma a student must have earned 22 credits, including the following:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 3 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Math - 3 credits
  • Humanities - 1 credit
  • PE - 1.5 credits
  • Health - 0.5 credits

A senior with 20.5 credits earned by June 9th may participate in the graduation ceremonies with the understanding that graduation will not officially occur until 22 credits have been earned.

Students having earned less than 20.5 credits WILL NOT be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies.

If you have any questions or concerns about credits, please see your counselor to get clarification as soon as possible.  Feel free to contact the Wisconsin Office with any questions 663-6101.


Packets were distributed in your student's English class on Wednesday, January 15th. If you did not receive your packet from Midwest Scholastic, there are extras available in the Wisconsin Office.  Orders should be placed online at The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees is February 29th, and they will be ready for pick-up on Tuesday, April 28th.

CAPS, GOWNS, & STOLES (What to wear?):graduation cap

As this is a formal ceremony, appropriate apparel is required. Appropriate attire under gowns is required as well, including footwear. Athletic shoes, flip flops, shorts and jeans will NOT be allowed. All graduation attire should be ordered online through Midwest Scholastic at Caps, gowns, and stoles are mandatory for participation in the graduation ceremony. The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees is February 29th, and they will be ready for pick-up on Tuesday, April 28th.

OBLIGATIONS (When will I get my Diploma?):

Students having outstanding fees, fines or obligations WILL NOT receive their diplomas at the Kohl Center.  Please be sure to resolve all library books, class fees, registration fees, equipment returns, credit verification form, etc. PRIOR to graduation practice.  Avoid problems by meeting responsibilities before that time.

CLASS PICTURE / REHEARSAL / SENIOR “WALK” (Tuesday before Graduation):

Don’t miss out!  The class picture will be taken immediately at 12 noon.  Proceed to the gym following morning exams.  An alphabetical listing of the order in which you should line up will be posted on the windows across from the Wisconsin Office as well as the trophy case across from the Main Gym.  Check the listing and be prepared to line up as indicated.  This is a MANDATORY rehearsal for everyone planning to participate, see Ms. Blackamore if you have a question. The Senior Walk will take place immediately following rehearsal.


January 29-30 Order Announcements / Caps & Gowns Cafeteria
March 30-Apr 3 Spring Break
April 3 End of 3rd Quarter
April 24 Latino Heritage Festival JMM Fieldhouse Ct #1 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
April 29 Graduation Speaker Tryouts JMM Auditorium 3:45 p.m.
May 2-3 Prom & Post Prom Alliant Energy Center / TBD 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
May 4-15 AP Exams
May 6 Concert Band I & Symphonic Band Concert JMM Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
May 11 National Honor Society Induction JMM Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
May 13 Concert Band II & Wind Ensemble Concert JMM Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
TBD Spring Play – TBD Theater 300 7:30 p.m.
May 18 Senior Honors Convocation JMM Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
May 20 All Orchestra Concert JMM Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
May 22 Senior Picnic Governor Dodge State Park 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TBD Film Festival JMM Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
May 25 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
May 27 Choir Pops Concert JMM Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
May 30 PARENT SPONSORED Senior Party JMM Fieldhouse 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
June 5 Periods 7, 1, and 2 Exams
June 8 Periods 3 and 4 Exams
June 9 Periods 5 and 6 Exams
June 9 REQUIRED Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Class Picture JMM Main Gym 12:00 p.m.
June 9 Senior Walk Elementary Schools 12:30 p.m.
June 9 Credit Verification Forms DUE Wisconsin Office 12:00 p.m.
June 10 Make-up Exams / Last Day of School
June 13 Graduation Kohl Center 10:00 a.m.