Graduation for the Class of 2012 will be held at the George Mason Patriot Center on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM. All graduating seniors must complete and turn in Graduation Contract by May 18, 2012
From the Desk of the Senior Class Administrator, Michelle Taylor (Senior Newsletter)
You are more than half way there and graduation is just around the corner. You have come a long way since your freshman year 2008 – 2009, and we’re looking forward to your finishing your senior year in a memorable fashion.
Included in this newsletter is a preview of important information about graduation. There will be a final newsletter mailed home in the spring with complete details.
Students - planning for graduation begins now. First and foremost, you must continue to focus on your academics. I’m asking you to set a very simple goal for yourself: Go to every class on time and be prepared. Secondly, take to heart your student rights and responsibilities. Now is the time to make a commitment to yourself and your parents that you will, in no way, jeopardize your standing at Oakton High School by poor decision-making. Finally, be active and engaged in your high school experience.
Graduation Announcements/Caps and Gowns
Announcement orders will be delivered to the school on Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb 24. Caps & gowns will be distributed at graduation practice. Remember, your cap and & gown are covered in your senior fee and are yours to keep after graduation.
Preserve the Memories and Order your 2012 Graduation DVD and Commencement Portraits today!
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter for Graduation
If you will need an ASL interpreter for graduation, please notify Mrs. Jayne DeFrees at 703-319-2782.
The senior fee is $70. If you did not pay your $30 junior fee last year, your total is $100. Fees helps pay for the following:
- Patriot Center rental
- School buses used to transport students in Performing Arts to the Patriot Center
- Senior Picnic
- Food at senior class meetings
- Cap & gowns (you keep them)
- Senior class gift to the school
- Senior T-shirt
- Graduation programs
You may pay your senior fee by check made out to OHS Class of 2012. Checks may be sent by mail to: OHS, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181 Attn: Senior Fee or dropped off at the Gold Office.
Purchase your Senior Ads for the yearbook before time runs out! All ads, photos and payment must be submitted by December 1 to ensure there is space for your advertisement. Don’t delay in ordering! Forms are available in room 196 and on the Oakton HS website under the Student Packet link. If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Yearbooks are now on sale! Save $14 and receive an Opus literary magazine with your order if you purchase by January 21, 2012. Order your yearbook online at www.yearbookordercenter.com and reference order number 4770. You can also purchase your yearbook by completing the order form under the Student Packet link on the Oakton HS website and mailing in your completed order form and check to the following address:
Yearbook Order Center
P.O. Box 29
Edwardsville, KS 66113-9029
Are you an Oakton parent or student who takes photos at school events like games, concerts, or plays? If so, you can submit your pictures to the yearbook staff through our Herff Jones eShare account. Just log on to the following website http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp and enter Oakton’s school code 3048955. Your photos and photo credit could be used in this year’s yearbook!
Do you want to advertise your business to the Oakton HS community? The Outlook news magazine is now accepting advertisements! Please email Ria or Garret at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our special rates.
Subscribe to Oakton’s student-run news magazine today by completing the form under the Student Packet link on the Oakton HS website. Please return the completed form and payment to Oakton High School at the attention of Lauren Luna. Checks should be made to Oakton High School. Subscriptions for the year include ten outstanding issues mailed to your home for only $40!
The deadline for senior portraits is quickly approaching. All senior portraits must be taken with Blanton Studios to be featured in the yearbook. The deadline for senior portraits is Friday November 18. To schedule a portrait sitting, please contact Blanton at (301) 840-8044 x.24 or (800) 399.8044. Sessions can also be scheduled online by going to www.jacksonblanton.com and choosing “Schedule Session” to see all dates and times available.
High School Seniors develop a crippling disease called Senioritis: a virus that will infect the motivation and energy to finish out the senior year. Symptoms include a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. Most cases of Senioritis tend to start after college applications and mid-year reports have been sent. It’s a problematic bug for many seniors, despite plans for after high school. Side effects include colleges rescinding offers of admission, putting students on academic probation, or altering financial aid packages as a result of contracting "Senioritis.” Colleges may reserve the right to deny admission to an accepted applicant should the student's senior-year grades drop (read your letter of acceptance carefully). Because colleges do not receive final grades until June or July, students may not learn of a revoked admission until July or August, after they've given up spots at other colleges and have few options left. Don’t dismay, there is a cure!
Staying healthy your senior year and avoiding Seniorities:
Maintain a Challenging Course Load
Stay Active and Involved
Enjoy the Senior Year Responsibly
Keep a Calendar of Activities and Deadlines
Try out College Early
For more information on What to Do About Senioritis, visit www.collegeboard.com
Senior College Planning Information
Cougar FAQ provides students with information about homework, conferences and tutoring.