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Parents of Seniors

Important Dates

September 27: Senior Day Retreat
December: Baby Ads Due to Yearbook Staff. Instructions coming!
May 16-17: Optional Senior Retreat
May 26-27: Senior Final Exams
May 28: 9:30 AM, Senior Awards Assembly
May 28: 7 PM, Baccalaureate, Central Catholic East Gym, reception to follow
May 29: 7 PM, Graduation, Chiles Center, University of Portland
May 29: Senior All Night Party, immediately following Graduation 

Senior Notes & Guidelines

Jostens is the required supplier for graduation cap, gowns, and tassels. 

  • Jostens' packet includes: cap and gown size verification section on the order form and a Diploma Name Card. These must be returned to school by October 30 or 31.   
Height, weight, and check the box for cap, gown, and tassel (You have already prepaid for this in student fees!) – no fee attached.  DUE DATE: October 30 or 31.
Diploma Name Cards– complete with legal name for the diploma. Cards were distributed with the Josten’s Packet. Please check in this packet and return the Diploma Card. 

Optional items to order: extra tassels, announcements, ring, etc.
Josten’s packet was sent home with students on October 19. Failure to turn in your verification order form for cap and gown will result in a $25 late fee charge payable to Jostens.

Participation in end-of-the-year graduation activities is contingent on several important factors:
A)    Successful completion of all required classes for graduation and Christian service requirement.
B)    Continuing respect for and cooperation with school regulations that apply to all students through graduation.
C)    Payment of all tuition and fees owed to the school.
There are no exceptions to these requirements. 

The following dress code will be strictly enforced for all three graduation events: Senior Awards Assembly, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement.

Ladies:  Slacks, dress or skirt, dress shoes.     
Gentlemen: Slacks, dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes.


Student behavior is expected to be respectful and attentive at all times during these events. Students should give honor to classmates by respecting the dignity and seriousness of these ceremonies in both action and appearance. The following are unacceptable: chewing gum, beach balls, confetti, silly string, bubbles, horns, messages on the top of mortarboards (caps), and sunglasses. Students who violate these restrictions will not receive their diploma until such time as the Administration deems appropriate.

Tickets will not be required for the Commencement Ceremony.