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PTSA SCHOLARSHIPS:   Seniors can apply for four $500 Scholarships and also Gary Natali Memorial Scholarships with one $1000 and two $500 awards to graduating students.  Rules, eligibility and application form may be found on the PTSA page under the Parent Tab on our website.  Completed application packets can be sent to Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net. or dropped off to Counseling by Friday, April 9th 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Senior Inspiration Rally on Wednesday May 22nd

 

MV Athletic Boosters Scholarships:  Seniors that participated in MV Athletics or heading to the military can apply for up to six (6) $1,000 awards.     Rules, eligibility guidelines, and the application form may be found on the MV Athletic Boosters website(http://mvathleticboosters.org/mvab-scholarship/).  Applications are being accepted now and must be received no later than April 8, 2018.     In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Kerry Dailey at kerrydailey@yahoo.com.

Senior Class of 2019

Congratulations Class of 2019!  We have been happy to team with you on this journey.  The following details will help you get the rest of the way. 

 

SENIOR BALL- Saturday, April 27 from 7-11pm @Exploratorium, San Francisco

  • Tickets will be online.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. 
  • Food will include a taco and nacho bar, mac and cheese bar, and desserts.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to Ball. 
  • Please help us make sure that alcohol/drugs are not provided at events prior to and after Ball.  Students found in possession of, or under the influence of, alcohol/drugs will work with Administration and SFPD and may lose their right to participate in other senior activities. 

 

SENIOR BREAKFAST-  Monday, May 20 7:45am – 8:15am @ The Commons
The breakfast kicks off Senior Week at Monte Vista and is included in Senior Gold Card or purchase separately online for $15. 

 

SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY- Wednesday, May 22 from 10:45am – 12:20pm

  • The Awards ceremony provides an opportunity for students and parents to celebrate the end of high school with musical presentations, speeches and awards.
  • The event is in the large gym after Brunch, during third & fourth periods.
  • Students will be recognized for awards & scholarships received during Senior Year. 
  • Awards are presented from Admin, PTSA and Booster Groups. 
  • Important:  Awards listed in the program are submitted through a survey posted in April.  The list is only as complete as the survey so submit the details. 

 

SENIOR BBQ- Wednesday, May 22 12:20pm – 1:15pm @ The JV Baseball Field  

  • The Senior BBQ follows the Ceremony on campus and provided by Senior Parents.
  • The BBQ is included in the Senior Gold Card or can be purchased online for $25. 
  • Students without a senior gold card can purchase a BBQ ticket on the webstore. 

 

SENIOR SUNSET- Thursday, May 23 6-9pm @MV Stadium
Seniors started the year with a Senior Sunrise and mark the end with Senior Sunset.  Students bring blankets to sit on the field.  No tickets required and no food provided.   

 

GRADUATION PRACTICE- Friday, May 31  1pm - 2pm  

  • Seniors get a stamp from Counseling to attend practice by completing the senior checkout process. See instructions for senior checkout below. 
  • Seniors with completed senior checkout meet in the pre-assigned classrooms by 1pm to receive information about graduation.  Seniors must attend practice to participate in the ceremony. 
  • Seniors and Room Teachers will run through the procession, seating and ceremony. 

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY- Friday, May 31 6pm-7:30, Gates open at 4pm

  • Graduation begins promptly at 6pm in Sam Zackheim Stadium. 
  • By 5pm, Seniors return to pre-assigned rooms dressed in caps and gowns.
  • The following is prohibited:  altering the caps and/or gowns, balloons, beach balls, water guns, or any other device that may interfere with the ceremony.
  • Seating arrangements are on a first come, first serve basis.  No tickets are issued.  Parking is available in both student lots.  Please park in designated parking stalls only. The horseshoe and staff lot will be closed. 
  • Disabled/Seniors needing assistance may park in the designated area close to the tennis courts with a Disabled Person Parking Placard.
  • Disabled/Senior seating:  There is limited seating available for guests with the disabled placard.  The disabled seating area is wheelchair accessible.
  • Shuttles:  There are no golf cart shuttles available this year for delivery to the field.  Should your guest need assistance getting from parking to the field please consider bringing a wheelchair. 
  • Please do not bring air horns, noise-making devices, balloons, objects that can obstruct the view of others, beach balls, or other items that can distract from the ceremony. 

 

GRAD NIGHT Friday, May 31 8pm – 4am 
Grad Night is an all-night, alcohol/drug free event that leaves in buses from horseshoe after Graduation and is sponsored by Senior Parents.

  • After the ceremony, students have time to take family photos, exchange borrowed cap/gown for diploma, change clothes in cars in time to board buses by 8. 
  • Grad Night packets were distributed to students at registration.  Payment is due by May 1st .  See packet for details. Packets are available in the Attendance Office. 

 

 

 

TO DO LIST FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS: 

 

CLASS OF 2019- SENIOR SECTION!!  Have you seen the senior page on the mvhigh.net website under student tab?   It contains all this info in one spot and is updated as more information becomes available. 

 

SENIOR CHECK OUT:  Seniors complete a check-out process in May that includes overdue fines, grad credits, final transcripts and more.  In order to participate in Graduation Rehearsal and Ceremony, seniors must complete check out and get a stamp from Counseling.  Get it signed off early to avoid lines! 

 

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Orders were taken in the Fall and will be distributed by Jostens in April.

 

SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO:  Was taken in September and distributed in February to students with a Senior Gold Card or purchased at Registration.   Also available in webstore for $15 until sold out.  Please see Bookkeeping with any questions.      

 

STAMPEDE NEWSPAPER:  If you would like to send a message to your graduating senior we would love to feature it!   Each Send Off is $10 (checks made out to MVHS Journalism and mailed to Monte Vista High School, 3131 Stone Valley Rd).  Please email your messages, your name, and your student’s name to mvhsstampede@gmail.com.  Thank you!  -Monte Vista Stampede Staff

 

SENIOR SURVEY AND FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST:  Seniors need to update the status of their college applications, complete the Senior Graduation Survey and submit a final Transcript Request via Naviance.  Due 5/10/19.  

 

GRADUATION & SR AWARDS CEREMONY SPEECH TRYOUTS

  • Tryouts will be May 2nd from 3-5pm in Conference Room  
  • Sign up for the tryouts after April 15th on AP Pagano’s door. 
  • A panel of judges will select the speakers for both ceremonies. 
  • Speeches may not exceed 5 minutes. 
  • In the past we have had both serious and light speeches. 
  • Look for the dates in the bulletin. 

 

CAP AND GOWN:  

  • Jostens will distribute on 5/20 during Brunch and Lunch in front of the Main Office. 
  • Gowns are ordered by student height and are arranged prior to April with the Attendance Office. 
  • Students renting will need to order a tassel to keep with MV 2019 dangle. 
  • Rental cap/gowns are returned by 8:00pm in front of Counseling Office in order to receive a diploma.  

 

DIPLOMAS

  • Diplomas are handed to seniors as they exit the stage. 
  • Students who do not receive a diploma need to complete senior check out.
  • Students that owe Textbook Fines, Child Nutrition Balance or return of Rental Gown/Cap receive diplomas upon receipt of fee and/or rental.    

 

LIBRARY BOOKS:  All books/items checked out from the Library must be returned by Friday, May 17thDelay in paying fine or returning books will hold up your senior check out. 

 

LOST OR OVERDUE BOOKS/TEXTBOOKS:  Have you received an overdue textbook notice?  Delay in paying fine or returning books will hold up your senior check out so get it done.  Ms Phillips is in 520 during brunch/lunch every Monday-Thursday.

 

CHILD NUTRITION BALANCES   Seniors must pay overdue food services balances before graduation as part of the senior check out.  Seniors may request a refund by contacting Child Nutrition Phone: 925-824-1808

 

SENIOR CUT DAY:  There are no school sanctioned Senior Cut Days.  Cuts cost the school money and students lose classroom time.  We have already had several this school year.  Absent students will be marked absent in accordance with the district policy and subject to school rules. 

 

LOSS OF SENIOR PRIVILEGES:  Any senior suspended from school, disciplined for attendance, or acting inappropriately at any senior activity may be suspended from any senior activities including Graduation. 

GRADUATION CEREMONY DRESS CODE and REMINDERS

Graduation at Monte Vista is a formal event.  Be proud of your time here at Monte Vista and your graduation from high school.  With that, caps and gowns are to be worn as issued. 
 

Cap and Gown- Purchase or Rental arranged through Jostens.  If you need to borrow a gown, sign up in the attendance.  Return the borrowed cap/gown after ceremony to receive your diploma. 

 

DRESS CODE YES

DRESS CODE NO

Dress shirts

No T-shirts

Slacks

No Shorts

Dresses

No Jeans

Skirts

No Hats

Dress shoes

No Flip-Flops

Wedges

No Noise Makers

Tie and Coat are optional

No Tuxedos

No exterior decorations such as flowers, signs, leis, or anything that might distract from the formal event.

 

GRADUATION REMINDERS:

  • Graduation is usually a hot day with seating in the sun - so dress accordingly.
  • Students MUST participate in rehearsal if they plan to walk in the ceremony.
  • Students will sit in alphabetical order.
  • Students can not bring cell phones, beach balls, horns, noisemakers, etc.
  • Students involved in misbehavior at rehearsal or the ceremonies will be removed from graduation and the diploma mailed (if Senior Checkout is completed).