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The following information outlines important dates for seniors. We want all seniors and their families to enjoy these special events, so please check back here for the latest updates and information. Please contact Elizabeth Leider or Kay Nichols if you have questions about the end of year events for seniors.

Please note that dates and times (other than baccalaureate and graduation) are subject to change. 


CLASS OF 2017: IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

September 17

Senior Pilgrimage
October 1

Senior Cruise
October 5

Graduation Presentation National Achiever Services graduation presentation
October 26

Place orders for graduation regalia on campus National Achiever Services will return to campus to answer questions and collect orders.
December 2 Senior Pictures Due Senior Pictures are due to the yearbook staff (via email lsnow@eastsidecatholic.org, hsyearbook@eastsidecatholic.org; or via eshare: hjeshare.com, school code GoCru). Specs for your photographer: 3" x 2”, RGB color, 300 dpi.
December 5 Senior "Shout-out" Senior "Shout-out" (created by senior) due to yearbook staff - hsyearbook@eastsidecatholic.org. The following items are included in the shout-outs: Quotation, shout-outs, favorite memory, activities, future plans, hand written signature for class photo page (on a blank white piece of paper).

December 13 Senior Ads due 

Ads (optional and first come, first served) must be turned in to yearbook staff from the beginning of school until Dec. 11. We are working to accommodate as many students as possible. This year only 1/4 ($100) or 1/2 ($200) page ads will be sold. Use this form to order.

December 15
Deadline for online National Achiever orders

Last day to place your online order for graduation regalia at nationalachiever.com

January 17
Yearbook Orders due

Purchase from HerffJones via mailer or at yearbookordercenter.com, school #6287
January 20-22 Senior Emmaus Retreat

April 6 Formal Group Portrait

This photo has become an annual tradition at EC and is used to congratulate the students and for marketing materials. Liturgy dress will be required on this day. Girls will be seated and should plan to wear a dress or skirt that reaches to the knee or below. Long skirts/maxis are encouraged. More information will be sent regarding this photo.
March  Student Baby Pictures due Deadline to submit student baby pictures for senior tribute slideshow. Email or deliver to the Attendance Office.

April TBD Caps and Gowns delivered National Achiever Services will be on campus to deliver caps, gowns and other ordered items.

May TBD Tuition, Fees and Fines paid

All tuition, fees, and fines must be paid by this date
May 20 Junior/Senior Prom

May 24 Senior Tribute
All seniors are expected to attend and senior parents will not want to miss it! Seniors must arrive by 7:15 a.m. for their individual head-shot picture. Liturgy dress is required. A reception hosted by the sophomore class will follow the Senior Tribute. After Senior Tribute and the reception, seniors will be dismissed with their families for the day.


May 30 - June 1 Final Exams for seniors

June 1 Graduation Rehearsal Rehearsal takes place on Thursday, June 1 at 1:15 p.m. A hosted lunch will follow rehearsal. Seniors must be at rehearsal in order to walk at graduation on Monday, June 5. Any honor cords that are earned will be distributed at rehearsal.


June 2 Baccalaureate Mass Baccalaureate Mass is held on Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns and sashes, but not caps.

June 5 Graduation The ceremony takes place Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Students will need to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. - please account for rush hour traffic. Further details will be emailed this spring. A student seating chart will be posted in May.

June 5 Grad Night 2017 This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will be picked up at Benaroya Hall after graduation. Buses will depart promptly at 10:30 p.m. The destination is a surprise but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Tuesday, June 6 with a stop at the Mercer Island Park and Ride at 5:45 a.m. and EC by 6:15 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up at one of these locations so students are not driving after being up all night. As a reminder, no cell phones, bags, large oversized jackets or backpacks will be allowed. More information will be forthcoming from the planning committee in the spring.

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Questions?

Please contact Elizabeth or Kay if you have questions about the end of year events for seniors.

Elizabeth Leider
eleider@eastsidecatholic.org

Kay Nichols