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JMM Graduation 2018

Facebook iconScroll 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.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Packets were sent home with your student the week of January 22nd. If you did not receive your packet from Midwest Scholastic, there are extras available in the Wisconsin Office. You can still place orders online at mwscholastic.com, (note that the deadline for accepting orders WITHOUT late fees was February 28th). Midwest Scholastic will be at JMM on Thursday, April 26th to distribute orders. 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

As this is a formal ceremony, appropriate apparel is REQUIRED.  Appropriate attire under gowns is required as well, 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.  If you have not yet ordered a cap and gown, please place an order online at mwscholastic.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Orders that were placed will be available for pick-up in Theater 300 on Thursday, April 26th.

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):

graduateDon’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.

The 2nd Annual Senior “Walk” will take place immediately following rehearsal. Graduating Seniors will board one of 8 yellow buses destined for each of our feeder elementary schools. Principals at each of the elementary schools will have students lining the halls awaiting your return. You'll walk the halls in your gown, high-fiving our future Spartans and thanking your former teachers. Please watch for more information regarding this exciting opportunity.

2018 SENIOR CALENDAR

DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME
January 30-31 Order Announcements / Caps & Gowns Cafeteria
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 Graduation Kohl Center 10:00 a.m.

Graduation Day - Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 a.m. at the Kohl Center

Tickets are NOT required for the Graduation Ceremony, though parking downtown can pose a problem for some. Please prepare by checking the parking map for available lots and ramps prior to the morning of Graduation, and remember to allow yourself extra time. See the links below for more information regarding parking and video/photography during the ceremony.