Friday May 12th, 2023 – Admission Accomplished Event (HS GYM) @ 11am-12:00.
To recognize and celebrate seniors for developing a plan for their life beyond high school graduation, Spring Hill ISD is hosting Admission Accomplished on Friday, May 12, at 11 a.m. in the High School Gym.
To attend, seniors are asked to submit a copy of one of the following by Friday, April 14:
- An acceptance letter from a technical school, junior college, or university
- A military enlistment agreement
- An employment offer letter if entering the workforce directly out of high school
Steps to be taken before Graduation day:
- If you are going to college in Texas, make sure you have applied to the school(s) of your choice through Apply Texas. All college-bound students need to have completed the FAFSA for financial aid. You need to have registered for a freshman orientation and have gotten your meningitis vaccination. Check your TSI status (test completed or exempt).
- Start cleaning up school email accounts and saving any files you want to keep from your school Google drive to another format (flash drive, cloud, dropbox, etc.) Accounts will be deleted in June.
- Return all books, calculators, and class materials. Clear cafeteria accounts and all fees before graduation day.
- Check cap and gown and try them on ahead of time. Steam out the wrinkles. If there is a problem, no adjustments can be on the day of graduation.
- Senior breakfast at 8 am in the Gym.
- The Panther Walk will begin at 8:30 am and then enjoy
- Senior Celebration with the PTA at 10:30 am in the Auditorium.
Meet in the high school gym for breakfast followed by the senior walk to all campuses and the final event will be at the auditorium at the Intermediate school at 10:30.
** Please note: The cutoff date to have all classes and graduation requirements completed is Thursday, May 25, at 4:00 pm. If you are not passing all your courses at that time you will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Also, a fines and fees list will be printed by Tuesday, May 23. All books and materials must be turned in and all fines and fees cleared before graduation or you will not be allowed to walk.
Graduation Information – Class of 2024
CONGRATULATIONS! This is a special, formal occasion in your life. It is a time to be proud of your efforts and accomplishments thus far, and to look forward to your future endeavors and plans.
*Please note that the grade cut off to be eligible to walk at graduation is Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 4:00pm. If you are not passing all your courses at that time you will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
DRESS CODE FOR GENTLEMEN
- Solid color pants ( Black, dark brown, navy, dark gray, khaki)
- White long sleeve shirt
- Socks (solid color to match pants)
- Dress shoes (boots permitted if clean and “dressy”) No tennis shoes or flip flops, etc.
DRESS CODE FOR LADIES
- Solid color dress or solid color skirt and blouse (not white, if possible). If you are wearing a print dress, make sure it is not visible through the gown.
- Solid color shoes (dressy). No tennis shoes and no sandals unless they have hard soles and a “heel”. Please keep heels low enough to climb the stairs to the stage with ease!
- Be sure to bring safety pins and enough bobby-pins to secure your hat.
Graduation is a formal occasion. Dress and behavior should reflect this. We want this to be a very special night for you and yours.
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024
Graduation practice- Please arrive at 12:45 Friday morning at the Belcher Center, practice will be from 1:00-3:00 at the Belcher Center. Park in the library parking lot to the right of the Belcher Center. (When you pull in to Belcher take a right and then a left into the lot.) You may also park here for graduation. Family and friends park to the left of the Belcher Center for graduation. Please pick up all cords and cowls before you leave graduation practice so that you can have your hat set to take pictures BEFORE the ceremony.
Graduation night – 6:00 p.m. at the Belcher Center - Doors will open for graduates as well as family and friends. 6:00-6:30 you may mill around in the entrance with family and friends and take pictures. Report to the back hallway to line up at 6:30. Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Top 10% cords may be kept after graduation. Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and NHS members must turn in their cowls after graduation. There will be a room set up in the Belcher Center for collection of cowls and distribution of diplomas after graduation.
Parents-A photographer will be taking pictures of the graduates receiving their diplomas/shaking hands. Please do not leave your seats to take pictures. No seat saving. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please put your name in your cap if you intend to keep it because you may want to throw your cap at the end of the ceremony. If you don’t collect your caps after you throw them, then we will collect the caps and you may pick them up Monday after graduation.
Remember – No gum chewing or dipping during the ceremony! Please turn off cell phones during the ceremony. Save sunglasses for outside. Cap decorations are not allowed. Tassels go right to left. Be sure to switch them after you shake the superintendent’s hand.
VALEDICTORIAN - SALUTATORIAN POLICY:
The valedictory and salutatory honors shall be awarded only to those students who have been:
- Continuously enrolled in the Spring Hill High School the entire four semesters immediately preceding graduation
- Be graduating after exactly eight semesters of enrollment in high school; and
- Have completed the foundation program with the distinguished level of achievement.
*Spring dual credit college courses will not be used to determine VAL, SAL or top 10% for the graduation ceremony because they are not yet completed at the time of the final ranking.
The student meeting the local eligibility criteria for recognition as the valedictorian shall also be considered the highest-ranking graduate for purposes of receiving the honor graduate certificate from the state of Texas.
TOP 10% - for students who rank in the top 10% of their high school class they are automatically admitted to any public university in Texas EXCEPT for UT AUSTIN (TOP 6%). The class of 2023 has 152 students. Those students who rank from #1-15 are in the top 10%.
The final ranking will be at the end of the 3rd marking period (3rd 9-weeks) to determine Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and the Top 10%. We will NOT class rank again after graduation. Grades will continue to count and will figure into your final GPA through the last day of the school year.