We realize there are a lot of questions and concerns regarding all of the 4th Quarter Senior Activities, including Graduation. All decisions will be communicated to families once they are made. Communication will be sent via email, the monthly JMM Newsletter, and this webpage. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
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.
Orders can still be placed online at mwscholastic.com. The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees was February 29th. Midwest Scholastic is planning to ship announcements that have not yet been delivered directly to homes. Please direct all your questions regarding orders to email@example.com.
CAPS, GOWNS, & STOLES (What to wear?):
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 mwscholastic.com. Caps, gowns, and stoles are mandatory for participation in the graduation ceremony. The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees was February 29th. Pick-up information is TBD due to current circumstances surrounding school closures. Please direct all your questions regarding orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2020 SENIOR CALENDAR
|April 29||Graduation Speaker Tryouts||TBD||TBD|
|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.|