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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Click HERE for the May/Graduation Calendar and HERE for the Graduation Letter.  









April 29th

Senior Honors Night




1 Zell Miller Scholarship Signing




 AP chemistry

AP Psychology


AP Computer Science


AP Calculus


AP Literature


AP Language


6 weather tickets for GYM entrance


All fines must be paid to receive tickets and participate in ceremony.




AP Biology


AP Government


Cap & Gown CLASS

Picture  7:40  AM 

in Gym (Wear Cords)

No retakes One Snap



During Lunches 11:10-1:25



AP European History






During Lunches 11:10-1:25


AP Macroeconomics

AP World History






During Lunches 11:10-1:25




Graduation Practice is a school event.  Shorts can be worn, but

seniors are still expected to follow dress code .


Senior Finals

3 & 4




ABC Banquet for Honor Grads


Senior Finals

1 & 2


Graduation Parade at Elementary  Schools

(CHS Café @ 9:00)

Wear Cap and Gown


Honor Grad Practice

Honor Grads

Junior Ushers

 Jardine Stadium

6:00 PM


8:15 Graduation Practice

ALL Seniors

Junior Ushers


Jardine Stadium


8:15 Graduation Practice

All Seniors

Junior Ushers


Gym (7:45 Bkf)


Students unable to get tickets on the 13-15 can get them after this  practice.



7:00 pictures

7:30 Senior/Parent Breakfast  in


8:15 Line up

8:40 Begin




To:  CHS Seniors and Parents

From:  Dr. Rowland Cummings, CHS Principal

Date:  May 1, 2014

RE:  Everything you need to know about graduation


CCBOE Policy: Only seniors who have earned 26 credits in the correct areas and have passed all parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and/or an EOCT in a required area are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.


Graduation will be Saturday May 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

**Students are expected to comply with the CHS Student Code of Conduct during all practices and the graduation ceremony.


Things To Do Before Graduation:

  • Clear all fines, fees, and textbook obligations prior to ticket distribution (May 13th )
  • Hang up or press your graduation gown with a cloth and COOL iron to eliminate wrinkles


o   Tickets are no longer being required for entrance into Jardine Stadium. However, seniors will receive 6 GOLD tickets that will be used for admissions into the gym in case of rain.

    • If handicap seating is needed, students can request up to 4 tickets for handicap tickets which will be PURPLE. If a caregiver needs to sit with the person needing a handicap ticket, they must also have a purple handicap ticket. Caregivers will count as one of the four handicap tickets.  Handicap seating will be on the new home side and not on the field Tickets can be requested sduring all four lunches.       
    • GOLD: Gym entrance  ONLY
    • PURPLE: handicap if needed (Handicap tickets are for stadium use only)
  • Seniors can pick up and sign for tickets on May 13, 14 and May 15 during all four lunches.  These are the only three days to pick up tickets, no exceptions will be made. Student ID will be required to pick up tickets.
    • Fines, fees and textbook obligations must be cleared prior to receiving tickets
    • Fine notices have been included in this mailing.  Please take care of these as soon as possible.  Do not wait until May 13th.
  • Seating at the stadium on graduation morning is on a first come first served basis.  We request that all quests be seated before the procession enters the field at 8:45.


Seniors: What To Wear For The Graduation Ceremony?

  • Males: dress pants, white or light colored shirt with a tie, dark shoes and socks
  • Females: light colored dress or skirt and blouse, light colored dress shoes with medium heels or flats (You will be walking the length of the football field and walking fast.)
  • Both:  No jeans, no sunglasses, no cell phone use during ceremony


Graduation Practice Schedule: (All fines must be cleared to participate in graduation practice and ceremony.

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:40 AM - CHS Gym – Group Picture with Cap and Gown

Please make sure all graduation cords and medallions are worn for group picture. Students will be seated for group picture at 8:00 am.  A picture retake will not be taken for late arrivals.  Caps & gowns should not be worn beyond the gym

  • Senior Finals - May 19th   regular day (3rd & 4th   during those blocks) and May 20th (1st & 2nd). 
  • Wednesday, May 21st Graduation Parade at elementary schools for all seniors. 


·         Wednesday, May 21, 2014   6:00 PM - Jardine Stadium - Honor Graduates, senior class officers, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, JROTC, and junior class ushers


·         Thursday, May 22, 2014      8:15 AM – Home side of stadium- all seniors (You must be on time)


·         Friday, May 23, 2014           8:15 AM – Sophomore Section of gym- all seniors (You must be on time)


                                                  Graduation Practice Information:

·         All practice is mandatory unless prior arrangements are made with Dr. Cummings

  • Be early for practice, or be on time

·         Wear comfortable appropriate clothing, and shoes

·         Wear hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen during practice

  • Bring a small towel and Gatorade or water
  • Speakers need to be prepared to stay after the class leaves on Thursday and Friday for an additional practice
  • Be prepared to stay until Dr. Cummings dismisses you from practice each day


Bits and Pieces:

  • Please, no gum during the graduation ceremony
  • Remember, No Alcohol, Drug or Tobacco uses are permitted during practice or the graduation ceremony.  If a student is determined to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that senior will be pulled from the line and not allowed to participate. 
  • Learn the Alma Mater
  • ABSOLUTELY NO Cell Phones
  • In case of rain, practice will be conducted at the scheduled time in the gym.
  • In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be postponed for one hour at a time until 12:00 noon.  At 12:00 noon, if it is still raining, the ceremony will be conducted as scheduled in the gym.  Rain delay announcements will be made on all 3 local radio stations every hour beginning at 8:00 AM. 


Event Recap Timeline

May 13-15                          11:10-1:25          Ticket pick-up, cafeteria stage (no fines, must have ID)


May 13 (Tuesday):            7:40 am               Cap and Gown Group Picture in GYM (Wear Cords)


May 21 (Wednesday):       9:00 am              Senior Parade, meet in cafeteria at 9:00 AM


May 21 (Wednesday):       6:00 pm               Practice for selected groups at Jardine Stadium (Honor Grads)


May 22 (Thursday):          8:15 pm               Practice for seniors at the stadium (NO FINES to Practice)


May 23 (Friday):              7:45-8:15 am       Senior Breakfast in the gym lobby

                                            8:15 am                Practice for seniors in the gym

                                            9:00 am                Practice lineup for all groups in the concourse


May 24 (Saturday):          7:00 am                 Pictures in the band room (The Gallery)

                                            7:30-8:15 am        Senior/Parent Breakfast in the cafeteria

                                8:15 am                 Report to cafeteria to line up for Procession

                                            8:40 am                 Begin Processional

                                            9:00 am                 Begin Graduation Ceremony

Diplomas will be available for pickup in the field house after the ceremony.

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