Keeping Informed: We encourage all grads to keep informed. Please check the website on a regular basis and sign up for text message updates and information through Remind by texting @shs-grad to (819) 801-0335. If you have urgent questions your student cannot answer you are welcome to phone either of the Grad Advisors (Ms. Roberts or Ms. Williams) at the school (403) 934-3135.
Activities: A mandatory Grad fee of $20 is charged to every graduate regardless of their choice to participate; there is no fundraising. All activities are done for fun and to add to the memory of Grade 12. This $20 mandatory fee goes towards offsetting the cost of lighting, audio visual equipment, decorations, grad gowns, etc...
The Ceremony is at the school and begins at 12 pm. Doors will open at 11:00 am and it should be noted that there is no reserved seating. Elderly guests, or those with medical conditions that make it difficult to wait in line, can be brought to the front doors at 10:45 am and will be allowed entrance. The ceremony consists of congratulatory speeches and presentation of certificates to each student concluding by 2:00 pm.
Every SHS grad will receive 6 Ceremony tickets for their guests to be able to attend the afternoon Ceremony on May 26th. Separate tickets will be required for each event (Ceremony & Celebration). Because each Graduate will receive only 6 guest tickets to the Ceremony, they are encouraged to ask each other for unused tickets. If not all graduates require 6 Ceremony tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Tickets are required to attend the Ceremony this year in order to comply with fire code regulations and not exceed the capacity of the gym (even children will require a ticket). We will be live streaming the afternoon Ceremony on our website, therefore extended family, elderly, and or younger family members can get together and watch the Ceremony from home.
On the board outside the Art Room 202 you will find information about Grad 2018, as well as a place to post if you NEED tickets, or HAVE tickets for the afternoon ceremony. Please fill out the Extra Ticket cards with your GHSD email address, name, and the number of tickets you need or have.
Each graduate will be asked to write an introduction that will be read while they cross the stage during the Afternoon Ceremony. At the end of April the link to submit your write-up will be opened. If you haven't submitted your Senior Quote, you will need to do this first.
Tickets to the Grand March and evening celebration are now available for purchase online where you would pay your school fees. Due to capacity regulations, each student is able to purchase a maximum of 6 tickets at this time. Tickets must be purchased by noon on May 16th. Should there be a surplus of tickets available, more tickets will be released and available until noon on May 18th.
Strathmore High School hosts a celebration in the evening of the Grad day. There will be a grand march, speeches, a dance, and a dessert buffet. Doors open for the evening celebration at 6pm, the grand march starts at 7:30.
Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves, however their guests and escort (if not a graduate) do. Tickets for guests for the evening celebration cost $15 ea. with children under 3 free. Graduates are eligible to purchase up to 6 tickets. If not all graduates require 6 tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis, once announced.
Tickets will be available for purchase online where you pay school fees (the link is on the home page of our school website at www.strathmorehighschool.com) as well as by cash. Listen for announcements as to what days cash sales will be available in the main hall.
Family/Sweetheart Photos: - A Lifetouch photographer is available throughout the evening for family/sweetheart/friends photos. Information & prices will be made available closer to May 26th.
Parent/Student Meal: - There is NO organized banquet by the school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend a meal that best suits their family, friends, and financial considerations. Please see below for more information.
Parent/Student Organized Banquet - (This is not organized by the Strathmore High School!)
The Grad Banquet for 2018 will be located at the Strathmore Family Centre on May 26th starting at 4:00 pm with dinner served at 5:30 pm. For more information on tickets for the SHS Parent Organized Banquet, powerpoint pictures, and volunteering opportunities please contact: Heather Kelly at 403-934-8209.
If you are interested in volunteering at the grad banquet please contact Tammy Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note you have the option to pay the $35 online at https://goldenhills.schoolcashonline.com/.
For more information please contact Mrs. Davidson or Allie Davidson at 403-934-3135!
The tickets will be distributed to each graduate in TA/LS begins on April 30th, and every Wednesday following, once fees and eligibility requirements have been addressed. For example: If a graduate has outstanding fees they will need to pay, or create a plan to address the fees, before tickets will be issued to them.
Complete the form to have your final say in the yearbook! Quotes will be printed under your grad portrait. You have 95 characters (including spaces) to say something heartfelt or witty. For example: "I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me." or "Don't put something stupid for your senior quote." - Mom.
Quotes are due April 30th, after that Ms. Riley will be hunting you down and putting you on the spot!
Link to Form: https://goo.gl/forms/LHlcCGnFPTomO2DN2
Planning - Due to decorations becoming standardized less student involvement in required. If you are interested in helping out with Grad please see Ms. Roberts or Ms. Williams for additional information regarding Grad Planning Committee. The first meeting is April 11th at lunch in room 202. Listen for announcements. All Grade 12’s are welcome to attend!
Parent Information Meeting Night - Tuesday, October 10th @ 7 pm in the Strathmore High School Theater. We strongly suggest that you attend the meeting to have any questions answered.
Grad Pictures - On Monday, February 12th there will be a meeting for graduates during TA to explain grad pictures. You can book your appointment with Lifetouch online at www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta starting on February 12th. Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch, March 1-9. March 2 is a PD Day in which photographs will be taken. Please check in for your appointment in the Learning Commons. From there you will be directed as to where your grad portrait will be taken. It will be either the Learning Commons or in the Strathmore arena upstairs in the Gold or Blue Room. All students must have their picture taken by Lifetouch so it can be included in the yearbook and composite. If you are only getting your composite taken please come to the Learning Commons at 10:15 am on Friday, March 9th, 2018. There is NO charge to have photos taken for yearbook & composite. If you choose a sitting fee there will be a $40 charge payable the day of your sitting which will last approximately 45 min. long. Students who want their photos done by another company can simply inform the Lifetouch cameraman and no fee will be charged for the two photos taken.
Attached is a letter that has detailed information regarding Lifetouch Graduation Pictures. Please review.
Grad Rings - Jostens will be at SHS previewing Grad rings at lunch in the street Monday December 4th. Order Day is Tuesday December 5th. A $60 deposit for rings will be required. Catalogs are available for preview in the office and the Learning Commons. Click here to start designing your ring on Josten's website! Ring styles can be viewed on the Jostens Website. Questions concerning rings please contact Sean Kelly.
Grad Hoodies - Students can order their hoodies online. Click "School Fees" on our website. Select either hoodie or jacet and pay. Click on the google form link. Fill in the google form. This will allow students to pick a size and write what they want. Last day to order hoodies is November 20, 2017.