Class of 2017 Graduation Information 

BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2017

IMPORTANT EVENTS, DATES, AND DEADLINES

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*Please note the Graduation Ceremony time change to 1:00 p.m. 

 

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation announcements will be distributed in March during lunch periods. If you have not yet ordered your announcements, do so as soon as possible to insure on-time delivery (the deadline for custom announcements is March 15, 2017). You may order online through the Balfour site at www.Balfourfl.com.

CAPS AND GOWNS

Seniors will receive their cap and gown for graduation in early May. There is no cost. 

SERVICE HOURS – February 1st 

All documented service hours are due to the Campus Ministry office by the end of 6th period. Students must have a total of 30 documented hours for the school year at a preapproved not-for-profit service site.  Failure to turn in documented hours by the deadline will result in a Saturday detention for each week until the hours are completed. Students MUST complete the 30 hours in order to graduate. Contact Ms. Macke if you have any questions.

*Students who have not met this requirement will not be able to attend Prom. Please submit your required hours documentation as soon as possible. 

SENIOR CLASS MEETING – LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR SENIORS – Thursday, May 11th

Seniors ‘sign your shirt’ dress. There will be a special afternoon assembly with important details and reminders for the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation.  All seniors MUST attend.

SENIOR EXAMS – May 12th, 15th and 16th 

Senior exams are given in the Cafeteria beginning at 7:00 a.m. Schedule below.

Friday, May 12th

English  7:30 am - 8:45 am

World Languages  8:55 am - 10:10 am

Monday, May 15th

Math  7:30 am - 8:45 am

Social Studies 8:55 am - 10:10 am

Conflicts  10:15 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, May 16th

Science  7:30 am - 8:45 am

Theology  8:55 am - 9:55 am

Conflicts   10:15 am - 11:30 am

* Ipad's must be cleared with Mrs. Larrea in the Media Center after your last exam.

SPELLMANIA – Wednesday, May 17th         

The show begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Nevins Gym – parents are welcome. Dress code is casual but appropriate. Seniors should arrive at 12:30 to get senior seating.

MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE – Friday, May 19th, 10:00 a.m.

All seniors report to the Cafeteria at 10:00 a.m. for practice. Students must be on time or they will be issued a work detention following practice. Students who do not attend will not participate in graduation.

BACCALAUREATE MASS – Friday, May 19th, 5:00 p.m.

The Mass will be held at St. John XXIII Catholic Church. Seniors should arrive at the St. John XXIII community room no later than 4:15 p.m. Graduates must attend the Baccalaureate Mass in order to participate in graduation.

            Dress Code for Mass

            All students wear their Graduation gowns – pressed and ironed. Caps are NOT worn.

            Men:  dress shirt, tie, dark slacks, dress shoes (no sneakers); clean-shaven, hair neat, no earrings

            Ladies:  knee length skirts or dresses, dress shoes (flats or heels)

GRADUATION – Saturday, May 20th, 1:00 p.m.

Doors to the Nevins Gym open at 12:00 p.m. Students should report to the cafeteria by 12:15 p.m. for lineup, dress code check, and class photo. 

Graduation Tickets - Senior Parents
Graduation tickets are available for pick-up. Each family is allotted two floor tickets. Students may stop by to pick up the tickets from Mrs. DeLeon between 7:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. There are a limited number of extra tickets. When your son or daughter picks up your tickets, please let Mrs. DeLeon know if you would like extra ticket(s) and how many you would like and your name will be placed on a waiting list. The extra tickets will be given out on Wednesday, May 17th.  Additional seating is available in the bleachers on a first come, first served basis with no limit to the number of guests per family. Doors will open to the Nevins Gym at 12:00 p.m. on May 20th. 

Wheelchair Accessibility
For those needing wheelchair accessibility, please e-mail Mrs. DeLeon at suzanne.deleon@bvhs.org so space can be reserved (two seats) for your family members.

 

   Dress Code for Graduation

            All students wear their Graduation gowns – pressed and ironed. Caps ARE worn.

            Men:  dress shirt, tie, dark slacks, dress shoes (no sneakers); clean-shaven, hair neat, no earrings

            Ladies:  knee length skirts or dresses, dress shoes (preferably flats)

*Accommodations - The Hilton Garden Inn on University Dr., Ft. Myers, is offering special Bishop  Verot Graduation rates for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 19 - 21, 2017. The contact for the hotel reservation is Heather Martin (239-938-2901). Please click here for more informaiton and the reservation page. 

VALHALLA – PROJECT GRADUATION -  Saturday, May 20th, 11:00 p.m.

This post-graduation event is parent-led and organized for the class to celebrate together. This event is optional and while Bishop Verot relays information regarding the event, it is not a school sponsored event. 

Please click here for more information. 

To volunteer for Valhalla, please click here.

Valhalla 2017 Registration - Please return filled out registration forms to Mary Snell at the address listed as soon as possible. Please do not return forms or payment to  Bishop Verot, as this is a parent-led and organized event.

For more information or to help with this event, please contact Mary Snell at maryvlasaksnell@paveselaw.com.

Graduates Volunteering at Verot 

Any graduating senior who will be working or volunteering at Bishop Verot, including summer camps, will need to attend a Safe Environment Training. The next training is scheduled for May 22nd at 7:30 am in the Student Services' conference room. Fingerprints and additional paperwork will also be required. For information and instructions to register to be fingerprinted please click here.