Welcome, Class of 2019!
"You'll never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" --George Duhamel
Auditions for one space on the graduation program will be after school THURSDAY, MARCH 7. If you have a musical talent or would like to speak on behalf of the Class of 2019, please sign up for an audition slot with Mrs. McKenney in the Library BY TUESDAY, MARCH 5. You will not be able to audition on Thursday if you have not signed up for a slot.
Seniors attending graduation are REQUIRED to attend practice the morning of Wednesday, May 15 at the Menard Center at 9:00 a.m. Practice will last approximately 2 hours.
Graduates will each receive 15 tickets for graduation; seniors are encouraged to work with each other to assist those who may need extra tickets--if you know you won't need all 15 tickets, please try to find a student who is in need of more. If you need more than 15 tickets, ask around!
The senior class is looking for art for the graduation program cover. Artwork should be an original creation on 8.5" x 11" paper; it should reflect the spirit of Alaska and/or Colony High School and/or the Class of 2019. Please submit artwork to Mrs. McKenney in the Library. If we receive multiple submissions we will vote on the program cover and will endeavor to showcase all submissions wherever possible.
Auditions for one space on the graduation program will be after school THURSDAY, MARCH 7. If you have a musical talent or would like to speak on behalf of the Class of 2019, please sign up for an audition slot with Mrs. McKenney in the Library as soon as possible. You will not be able to audition on Thursday if you have not signed up for a slot.
SENIOR FUN DAY is Thursday, May 2 following the Step Up/Step Down Assembly. Students will be traveling to Dave and Buster's in Anchorage. Further details will follow closer to the event.
Graduation is Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Menard Sports Center.
If you have not yet ordered a cap and gown, please do so ASAP by going to Jostens.com. Be sure to search Colony High School, Palmer Alaska in order to get the correct cap/gown/stole/tassel options as well as correct pricing information. There is another Colony High School in Texas; you don't want to order their things! If you have questions about ordering, please see Mrs. McKenney in the Library or you may contact Scott Brown, our Jostens representative, directly.
If you are planning to wear a cap and gown already in your possession, you may do so (as long as they are the appropriate Colony green color), but you will still need to order the MASCOT TASSEL ($15.00) and the STOLE ($21.00).
Please contact Mr. Sawyer, Yearbook Advisor, if you have questions regarding the Yearbook. The deadline for purchasing a senior ad in the Yearbook is January 31, 2019. Click here to go to the Yearbook website.
Please plan to arrive at the Menard Center at 5:00 p.m. the evening of graduation! We ask you to be there early because of intense traffic concerns getting to the Menard Center, and also in case anyone needs to return home to correct dress code problems.
If you have questions about graduation, please call or email Graduation Coordinator Mrs. McKenney in the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colony High School's Graduation--A Tradition of Excellence
Graduation has always been a dignified and CLASSY ceremony at Colony High School
Like a wedding ceremony, it has this in common:
· People dress up
· People use their best manners
· Like bridesmaids or ushers, people dress in the “costume of the event”—in this case, caps & gowns with a uniform look that states “WE ARE THE CLASS OF 2018!”
· Not a time to express individuality with “special” decorations of caps/gowns that make you stand out or appear different than the rest of your class
· Not a time to disrupt the ceremony for everyone else with things that draw attention away from guest speakers or from one of your fellow graduates who is crossing the stage—in other words, NO STEALING SOMEONE ELSE’S SPECIAL MOMENT PLEASE!
· Things to keep in mind:
· Graduation gowns should be ironed (pressed) or steamed to get out wrinkles
· Clothing is semi-formal/business attire: female graduates are required to wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants; male graduates are required to wear dress slacks, a dress shirt with buttons, and a collar.
· Students are not permitted to go barefoot, wear flip flops, tennis shoes, shorts, or jeans. Caps and gowns MAY NOT be embellished with glitter, sequins, or other decorative elements.
· Students will not be permitted to carry flowers, balloons, or other items with them as they enter the stadium; those items can be given to students after the ceremony concludes and the Alumni Class of 2017 is announced and presented to the audience.
· No writing of any kind on caps.
· No gum, beach balls, silly string, air horns, bubbles, purses, cameras, camcorders, toys, or helium balloons. Let your parents or family keep cameras and purses for you so they are not lost in the crowd.
· No flip flops (too casual for graduation) or awkward high heels that increase the likelihood of you walking like a klutz or, worse, falling on stairs/stage.
· Fees and fines need to be paid and cleared before graduation. THIS INCLUDES RETURN OF ALL TEXTBOOKS/LIBRARY MATERIALS
· These are consequences for poor decisions:
· Removal from graduation ceremony
· Diploma withheld
· Arrest by police;criminal charges
· Charges and fines