Given out to students on 3/1/2017
March 1st, 2017
To all 2017 PVHS Graduates and Parents,
It is almost time for the most exciting part of your senior year! Graduation is just around the corner, and we would like to give you as much information as we can as we begin the planning process. The last day of school is Thursday, May 18th. Graduation will be held Friday, May 26th, 2017, at 8pm on the PVHS Football. Graduation is the following week. Please plan accordingly.
Please read the following graduation requirements/expectations and return the attached acknowledgement/questionnaire by 3/24/2017. Please keep this letter to refer to for the upcoming events.
GRADES/CREDITS/FINALS Make sure that you are passing all of your classes, so that you will be able to graduate! If you are taking credit recovery classes they must be completed by Friday, May 12th 2017. Finals will begin Friday, May 12th, 2017.
CAP & GOWN: A cap and gown is a requirement to walk in the graduation ceremony. If you have not yet ordered a cap and gown you may still do so at Jostens.com or by calling Jostens at 702-384-3300. You may also pick up an order form in the main office. Please be aware, the boys wear gold and the girls wear maroon. Jostens will be on campus Wednesday, March 15th, during lunch to hand out Cap & Gowns to those that have previously ordered.
SEATING: The bleacher area is open to the public Tickets will be issued for the field seating. Based on the current number of graduates and seats available, each student will receive 5 tickets. We also need to know if anyone in the field seating area will be using a wheelchair. Children 5 and under may sit on someone’s lap and would not need a ticket. In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will be moved to the PVHS Gymnasium and only two tickets per graduate will be allowed entrance. There will be a red Trojan head stamped on the back of two of your tickets when you receive them in May.
DURING THE CEREMONY: Please arrive early to allow adequate time for seating. No food or drink will be allowed through the gates. Water is sold on the premises as a school fundraiser. Please remember no tobacco products are allowed on school property this includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes (vapors,etc). Also, no drugs or alcohol are allowed on school property. No balloons, signs, flowers, leis, etc. will be allowed please leave them in your vehicle to be presented after the ceremony. Please inform all family and friends that are attending of this policy. Professional pictures will be taken of each graduate as they exit the stage. Information on where to purchase those pictures will be included with the diplomas. Please be considerate of all in attendance, remain seated and respectful throughout the entire ceremony.
DIPLOMAS: Diplomas will not be given out at the Graduation Ceremony. Graduates will need to pick them up at PVHS starting June 1st, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. Diplomas will be released to graduates only (not parents/siblings/friends). You must make prior arrangements with Mrs. Shockley if you plan to have someone else pick up your diploma. Bring your picture identification to pick them up.
March 15th, 2017............. Jostens will be here to deliver senior orders during lunch (Announcements & caps-n-gowns)
May 3rd, 2017...............Senior Awards/Scholarship Ceremony – 7:00 pm – PVHS Gymnasium
May 15th, 2017...............Finals begin– schedule to follow - you must be present for finals! Last Day for Credit Recovery.
May 25th, 2017...............MANDATORY Graduation rehearsal – 7:30 am – Football Field (Transportation is not provided)
Senior Checkout to follow practice – Field seating tickets will be handed out upon receipt of completed checkout sheet. (Check out sheets will be handed out in May)
Senior Brunch will also be during this time.
May 26th, 2017...............MANDATORY Graduation rehearsal – 7:30 am – Football Field (Transportation is not provided)
Graduation preparation/line up – 6:30 pm Cafeteria
Graduation Ceremony – 8:00 pm –PVHS Football Field
2016 Pahrump Valley High School
Senior Parent Acknowledgement/Questionnaire
Graduate name (Please Print) _______________________________________________________
1. Will you be participating in the Graduation Ceremony? _____Yes ______No (If Yes skip to
a. If you are choosing not to participate in the Ceremony please sign here if you are or will be 18
by 5/26/2017 __________________________________________
b. If you are not 18 as of 5/26/2017 please have your parent sign here to acknowledge that you
have chosen not to participate in the Ceremony _________________________________
2. Have you ordered a cap & gown? _____Yes _____No (If Yes skip to question #3)
a. If you have not ordered, will you be ordering or borrowing? ____________________________
b. If you are borrowing have you already secured one or still need one? ____________________
At this time the current number of graduates will allow five field seats per student. Please remember
there is open seating in the bleachers for family and friends also.
3. Will any of your ticketed seats be used by someone in a wheelchair or walker? If yes please complete the questions below.
Walker ________ If yes how many? _______ Wheelchair ________ If yes how many? _______
(This is imperative for us to know so we may situate the seating appropriately. We will do our best to accommodate each attendee’s situation. Our bleachers are also handicap accessible.)
(NCSD Regulation 5670R) Students may participate in graduation exercises only if they have completed State of Nevada and Nye County School District graduation requirements and have demonstrated compliance with the District’s attendance policy.
By signing below you acknowledge that you have received, read and agree to the graduation requirements and expectations on the previous page.
Parent signature Date
(Students that are 18 may sign their own form, but please be sure to go over this information with your family)
Please return to Pahrump Valley High School no later than March 24th, 2017
Please return to your Advisory teacher or to Mrs. Shockley in the Main Office!