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Scrgraduate.jpgoll down 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 your English classes or during morning PA announcements – such as caps and gowns, graduation announcement pick-up times, etc.  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
  • PE - 1.5 credits
  • Health - 0.5 credits

A senior with 20.5 credits earned by June 8th 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 should go home with your student the week of January 22nd. If you do not receive your packet from Midwest Scholastic, there are extras available in the Wisconsin Office.  Orders can be placed in person on January 30th & 31st during lunchtime in the cafeteria. You will also be able to place orders online. The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees is February 28th, and they should be ready for pick-up in early May.  The Wisconsin Office will also have a limited supply of extra announcements that you may purchase for approximately $2.50 each, if you find you need more.

CAPS & GOWNS (What to wear?):graduation_cap.jpg

As this is a formal ceremony, appropriate apparel is required.  (Appropriate attire under gowns is required also, including footwear (no tennis shoes, flip flops, or jeans).  Gentlemen should wear long pants.)  Caps and gowns are mandatory for participation in the graduation ceremony.  NEW THIS YEAR: Caps & Gowns will be ordered ahead of time on January 30th & 31st during lunchtime in the cafeteria. You will also be able to place orders online. The deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees is February 28th, and they should be ready for pick-up in early May.

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” (Wednesday 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 Mr. Hendrickson if you have a question. Senior “Walk” will take place immediately following rehearsal.






January 30-31

Order Announcements / Caps & Gowns


March 26-30

Spring Break

April 4

End of 3rd Quarter

May 2

Graduation Speaker Tryouts

JMM Auditorium

3:45 p.m.

May 5-6

Prom & Post Prom

Alliant Energy Center / TBD

8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

May 7-18

AP Exams

May 9

Concert Band I & Symphonic Band Concert

JMM Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

May 11-12

Spring Play – TBD

Theater 300

7:30 p.m.

May 11

Latino Heritage Festival

JMM Fieldhouse Ct #1

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

May 14

National Honor Society Induction

JMM Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

May 16

Concert Band II & Wind Ensemble Concert

JMM Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

May 17-19

Spring Play – TBD

Theater 300

7:30 p.m.

May 22

Senior Honors Convocation

JMM Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

May 23

All Orchestra Concert

JMM Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

May 25

Senior Picnic

Governor Dodge State Park

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

May 25

Film Festival

JMM Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

May 26

Parent-Sponsored Senior Party

JMM Fieldhouse

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

May 28

Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

May 30

Choir Pops Concert

JMM Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

June 5

Periods 7, 1, and 4 Exams

June 6

Periods 2 and 5 Exams

June 6

REQUIRED Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Class Picture

JMM Main Gym

12:00 p.m.

June 6

Senior Walk

Elementary Schools

12:30 p.m.

June 7

Periods 3 and 6 Exams

June 8

Make-up Exams / Last Day of School

June 8

Credit Verification Forms DUE

Wisconsin Office

12:00 p.m.

June 9


Kohl Center

10:00 a.m.