4700 Medford Drive
Annandale VA 22003
ANNANDALE HIGH SCHOOL
SENIOR GRADUATION CALENDAR FOR CLASS OF 2013
All seniors who wish to participate in graduation at Constitution Hall have paid senior dues of $62 and the caps and gowns have been ordered.
If you have not paid but wish to participate, you must see
Ms. Vining or Ms Hook as soon as possible to get on a waiting list!
(most seniors have paid)
Check your name on the lists posted in the cafeteria—this is the way your name will appear on your diploma unless you see Mrs. Leventhal in Student Services and make a change.
OUR GRADUATION CEREMONY IS A VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY. IF YOU DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL. ALL DUES AND OBLIGATIONS MUST BE PAID BEFORE REHEARSAL. NO EXCEPTIONS!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12-Graduation Rehearsal-see the back of this page for important information:
8:00am--Seniors whose last names begin with (A-?) report to auditorium for rehearsal.
11:45am--Seniors whose last names begin with (?-Z) report to auditorium for rehearsal. (? will be changed to letters once we know the number of grads)
Cap and gowns and graduation tickets (4*) will be distributed.
Wednesday, JUNE 12—Senior Reflections (formerly Baccalaureate)--Auditorium. This evening ceremony is being organized and sponsored by parents and is not sponsored or endorsed by Fairfax County Public Schools—it is NOT connected with the IB program—all seniors are invited to attend. More information will be sent in the newsletter (early May)
*THURSDAY, JUNE 13--Graduation at DAR Constitution Hall. 7:00 p.m. Graduates arrive by 6:00pm wearing cap and gown (Graduating seniors do not need a ticket). Parents and guests (all ages, even babies) of the graduates will need an admission ticket and should arrive by 6:45. Doors close at 6:50pm and reopen after the graduates have processed into the Hall. Only those people with a ticket will be allowed into Constitution Hall. See the back of this page for more information.
*All Night Graduation Celebration, Thursday, June 13th 11pm-5am Audrey Moore Rec Center at Wakefield Park. Buy your tickets—it’s the best grad party with your class ever!
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE BACK
*REHEARSAL -WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
All senior obligations must be paid before rehearsal—no exceptions! Seniors will not be allowed to enter the auditorium unless all obligations have been paid/items returned.
Every senior who wishes to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at Constitution Hall MUST attend all of rehearsal—make sure you arrive at the auditorium 15 minutes early for your rehearsal. The first half of the alphabet will begin at 8am sharp and the second half will begin at 11:45 sharp. We will practice for all parts of the ceremony during which we will distribute caps, gowns, and graduation tickets.
*TICKETS FOR GRADUATION AT CONSTITUTION HALL
Each senior participating in graduation will receive 4 tickets for family and guests (the graduate will NOT need a ticket to enter Constitution Hall). Additional tickets may be available depending on the number of graduating seniors who choose to participate in the ceremony. We will not know the final number until June 12—if there are enough tickets to give every participating graduating senior an additional ticket, we will do so at rehearsal. Any remaining tickets will be distributed to participating graduating seniors (with student ID) at 6am in the cafeteria on June 13. Details will be posted on the senior page of the AHS website when available and in our May newsletter.
The entire graduation ceremony will be streamed LIVE on the internet for free.
*GRADUATION - THURSDAY, JUNE 13
The graduation ceremony marks the culmination of many YEARS of hard work and study. Many families will expect guests and relatives to join them in the celebration of this very special occasion. Because we recognize the importance of this event, we want to insure that it will be a success for all who choose to participate. Graduation is a formal event and we request that loud outbursts be minimized. Air-horns and other noisemakers may not be used. Parents and guests of the graduates must remain seated until the recessional has ended. Passageways to the lobby will be closed until the recessional is over. When the recessional has ended, please exit Constitution Hall immediately and meet your graduate outside of the auditorium at either the C or D Street entrance areas. This will allow handicapped members of the audience to have less difficulty exiting the auditorium. Your help and assistance in these matters will ensure that your graduate receives the dignified ceremony he/she has earned.
Dress and Behavior for Graduation - Girls are to wear dresses and appropriate shoes. Boys are to wear white or light colored dress shirts with a collar, a dark necktie, dark trousers, and dark shoes with dark socks. No flip-flops, sandals, athletic shoes, hiking boots or similar footwear are to be worn by anyone. The tassel is the only thing to be worn on the cap, and nothing is to be attached to the gown (e.g. flowers, messages, etc.). No objects should be carried onto the stage. In order that the dignified atmosphere of this event may be preserved, anyone who is not appropriately dressed will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises. Inappropriate behavior anytime during the ceremony, such as flips or "clowning around", will result in the immediate removal of the student from the auditorium. The diploma would then be issued at a later date (pending an appointment with Mr. Randazzo).
*If any guests require handicapped seating, they and 1 companion may sit in one of several designated handicapped areas on the floor level of Constitution Hall. Handicapped entrance is on the D St. side—Ask an usher for seat locations.
Graduates and their families and guests must provide their own transportation to Constitution Hall. Make sure you arrive early enough to find parking or to walk the distance from the Metro. (You may purchase seats on an air conditioned Charter Bus to/from Constitution Hall-details will be in the May newsletter and on the AHS website)