Class of 2018 Senior Events

Commencement Ticket Info:
Extra Ticket Request Form
Accessibility Seating Request Form

Graduation Ceremony Tickets:
Each graduating senior will receive 8 complimentary tickets for family/friends to attend the Commencement Ceremony. A ticket is not required for the graduating senior. Additional tickets beyond the 8 complimentary tickets may be purchased for $5 each (see form below). Deadline to request additional and/or accessibility seating tickets is Friday, May 18, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. 


Extra Ticket Request Form
Accessibility Seating Request Form

Cedar Point - After-Prom Trip

Cedar Point After-Prom Trip:
Date:  Sunday, May 20, 2018 (meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of high school)
Cost:  $60
Tickets Cedar Point After-Prom Trip Tickets will be sold in the commons from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 12 and 13 and April 26 and 27. 
Parent Volunteers needed! Volunteers needed for After-Prom!
Sign up here: 

Yard SignSenior Yard Signs - Orders yours here.
18 x 24 double-sided corrugated plastic yard sign with stake.
Cost: $20
Order now - pick up during school hours any time after Monday, April 23, 2018

Extras will be available for purchase in May on a first-come, first-serve basis.

cap and gown
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!  Order BEFORE April 13th to ensure a timely delivery!
Link to Online Cap & Gown Order form

Note:  You can order extra graduation apparel; however, only cap, gown and tassel are required for graduation.  Will be shipped (free shipping) to high school and distributed in May.

Graduation Announcement & Apparel Order Form (also available in attendance office)

Did you miss the meeting on 4/12?
Here's the presentation
Senior To-Do Links:

Senior Sport/Club and Senior Quote Form for Yearbook - submission deadline April 30, 2018
Senior Walk Sign-Up Link - sign-up deadline May 18, 2018
Senior Video Info - submission deadline May 4, 2018

All senior financial obligations must be paid in order to participate in Commencement Ceremony - Contact Mrs. Husted with questions
Tue. 4/17 - Fri. 4/20Revised schedule due to State testing
Thu. 4/19/18 Parent Teacher Conferences – H.S. – 4:30 p.m.
Mon. 4/23/18Revised schedule due to State testing:
7:30 - 10:30 am:  State testing (Math I & II and Make-up)
11:10 - 11:15 am:  1st Period Class
12:01 - 12:48 pm:  3rd Period Class
12:52 - 1:39 pm:  5/6 or 6/7 Period Class
1:43 - 2:30 pm:  10th Period Class
4/24 - 4/27Senior Banquet Tickets sold in H.S. Commons during all lunches - $15 per person
Wed. 4/25/18 Cap/Gown Distribution outside Room 160/Auditorium 
Thu. 4/26/18Cedar Point After Prom Trip Tickets sold 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. in H.S. Commons or see Mrs. Burmeister in main office
Fri. 4/27/18Cedar Point After Prom Trip Tickets sold 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. in H.S. Commons or see Mrs. Burmeister in main office
Week of 4/30 Senior Spirit Week
Monday - Beach Day
Tuesday - Stow Spirit Day
Wednesday - Well-Dressed Wednesday
Thursday - Senior T-Shirt Day
Friday - College Day
Tue. 5/1/18 Parent Meeting for Senior Class Trip to NYC – H.S. Library – 6:15 p.m.
A parent or legal guardian of the student MUST attend this meeting with the student.
Thu. 5/3/18 Senior Banquet (H.S. Commons & Auditorium) – 6:00 p.m.
A black and white attire event for seniors to dine together, enjoy entertainment by fellow-classmates and hear the announcement of senior superlatives and prom court.
Banquet tickets will be sold during all lunches from April 23-27 for $15 per person.
Fri. 5/4/18, Week of 5/7-5/11          Prom Tickets sold in H.S. Commons during all lunches - $25 per person
After-Prom Sign-ups and Tickets in H.S. commons during all lunches - FREE - seniors must sign up and obtain admission ticket in order to attend.
Wed. 5/9/18 Make-Up Parent Meeting for Senior Class Trip – H.S. Library – 6:15 p.m.
A parent or legal guardian of the student MUST attend this meeting with the student.
Fri. 5/11/18 Interact Talent Show – H.S. – 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 5/16/18 Seniors’ Last Day of Classes
Senior Prom Promise – H.S. Auditorium – 10:00 a.m.
Senior Picnic – H.S. Football Stadium – Noon - a free picnic celebration on the last day of classes for senior students only.
Thu. 5/17/18 –
Fri. 5/18/18
Senior Exams
Fri. 5/18/18    Deadline to request accessibility seating and to purchase extra Commencement tickets.
Sat. 5/19/18 Grand March – H.S. Auditorium – 4:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:00 pm) - high school auditorium
A showcase of prom attendees and their dates dressed up for prom. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend!  A professional photographer from Woodard Photography will also be on site to take portraits.

Senior Prom - John S. Knight Center - 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Students must purchase tickets in advance $25 per person.  Cost of prom does NOT include a meal, only snacks and beverages. Students traditionally eat dinner on their own after Grand March but before Prom.  Parents of students on prom court may come at 10:00 p.m. for photos. Non-Stow guests of SMFHS Seniors must submit a guest form prior to attendance at Prom.  NOTE:  Breathalyzers will be used prior to admission to all school dances per Board Policies 5530 and 5850.  See district website for more information.

Senior After-Prom – Akron General Wellness Center, Stow, OH – 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A free after-prom event for all seniors students, even if you are not going to the prom. (Pre-Admission Ticket required for entry) 
Contact Person:  Lisa Jenkins
Sun. 5/20/18 Senior Cedar Point Trip
Date:  Sunday, May 20, 2018 (meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of high school)
Cost:  $60
Tickets Cedar Point After-Prom Trip Tickets will be sold in the commons from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 12 and 13 and April 26 and 27.
Tue. 5/22/18 Senior Make-a-Difference Breakfast – H.S. Commons – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
A free breakfast for all senior students. Program to follow immediately after breakfast.

Senior Make-a-Difference Program – H.S. Auditorium – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Prize drawings based on make-a-difference tickets earned throughout the year for senior students. See make-a-difference qualification chart.
Tue. 5/22/18 By invitation letter only:
Scholarship Recognition Practice – H.S. Auditorium – 10:45-11:15 a.m.
(Immediately following Make-A-Difference program)
Tue. 5/22/18 Scholarship Recognition Program – 7:00 p.m. (Seniors must be in seats by 6:45 p.m.)
Business Professional Attire
Wed. 5/23/18 Senior Walk at Kimpton, Lakeview and Elementary Schools - Starting at 1:00 p.m.
The senior walk is an opportunity for graduates to walk the halls of their elementary, intermediate and middle school one last time and get "high fives" from the younger students.--Seniors will need to wear their cap and gown to participate!  The Senior Walk is a voluntary "all or nothing" activity meaning that if you go to an elementary school, you'll be going to Lakeview and Kimpton, too.  Seniors interested in participating must sign up online by Friday, May 18th.

The walks takes less than five (5) minutes each. Once the walk is concluded at the elementary school, seniors will drive to Lakeview and then drive to Kimpton. Please CAR POOL to these locations, as some elementary schools have limited parking. If you did not go to a Stow-Munroe Falls elementary school, you can select one you'd like to "adopt" during sign-up.

NOTE FOR PARENTS: For security purposes, parents are not permitted to attend this event because school is in session.

Senior Walk Schedule:

1:00 p.m. - Seniors arrive at Kimpton
1:45 p.m. - Seniors arrive at Lakeview
2:30 p.m. - Seniors arrive at elementary buildings

If you wish to participate, fill out this online form: Senior Walk Sign-Up Link

Thu. 5/24/18 - 9:00 a.m.
Graduation Practice at KSU MAC

Commencement  Rehearsal at Kent State University MAC Center

(MANDATORY) - 9:00-11:00 AM  (arrive by 8:45 AM)

Commencement practice will be held at the Kent State University MAC Center on May 24th, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  Please make arrangements to be at this rehearsal, as practice is important.  Students who do not show up for rehearsal will not be able to participate in the evening ceremony.  

Students should plan on arriving by 8:45 AM in order to find their assigned seat.  Caps and gowns are not required for rehearsal.   An envelope containing eight (8) commencement tickets, a neck medallion to be worn during the evening graduation ceremony, and other important information will be distributed to students at the conclusion of rehearsal. See KSU Website for Parking and Map

Mandatory Rehearsal:
9:00-11:00 a.m. - Cap & Gown NOT to be worn at rehearsal

Commencement Ceremony: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

(family & friends welcome to attend - 8 admission tickets given to each student at morning rehearsal)  

Graduates must wear maroon Josten's Cap & Gown

Diplomas will be mailed 1-2 weeks after graduation
Thu. 5/24/18 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduation Ceremony at KSU MAC
 Commencement at Kent State University MAC - 7:00-9:00 PM

Seniors should report to their assigned areas by 6:30 p.m. Caps and gowns must be worn at this function.  Seniors who do not have the correct cap/gown and/or other attire requirements will be excluded from the Commencement ceremony.


·         Maroon Jostens Brand Gown:   must be pressed before being worn (cool iron or place a towel over it before you press it so you don’t scorch it)

·         Maroon Cap:  point in the front, tassel to the right  - no writing, ornaments or signage on cap permitted.

·         H.S. Medallion and Lanyard - All seniors should be wearing their high school medallion and lanyard (this is provided in the envelope given at commencement practice)

·         Dress nicely under your gown;

o    Gentlemen:  dress pants, collared dress shirt and tie.

o    Ladies:  a dress or blouse & skirt

·         Dress shoes:  no flip-flops, no boots, no sneakers, avoid high heels or shoes that are difficult to walk in, as you will be walking up and down steps during graduation.

·         You cannot wear any other apparel or signage with your cap and gown other than your tassel, your high school medallion and lanyard, and honor cord(s) if applicable.  Failure to follow these rules will result in non-participation in commencement.

Please Note:

No senior is required to participate in Commencement exercises. Any senior who chooses NOT to participate in Commencement MUST notify Mrs. Harris or Mrs. Whitmer by Friday, May 18, 2018.


Each graduating senior will receive eight (8) complimentary commencement tickets (additional tickets may be purchased for $5 per ticket).  All tickets are open seating, except where designated for handicapped and special needs seating.  Tickets are distributed at the conclusion of Commencement Practice in a large envelope which also contains other important graduation information and items.


Lifetouch Photography will be taking pictures of all seniors as they receive their diplomas.  Purchase of these pictures is optional.  Ordering information will be available via their website (, and a flyer will be provided in the envelope your senior receives during commencement practice.


Graduation from high school is a milestone in the lives of our students and their families.  The dignity of the occasion can best be observed by refraining from whistling, cheering or applauding for any one individual student.  Congratulations may be demonstrated by applause for the entire group after the last graduate has been awarded his/her diploma.  Those students who join their classmates at commencement will be expected to behave in a manner befitting the occasion. Guests are also asked to maintain decorum commensurate with a formal event:

  • Please hold all applause and cheering until the last graduate’s name is called.
  • No horns, no signs, no bottles, no beach balls, no balloons, etc.
  • Graduates and/or guests choosing not to abide by these rules will be escorted from the ceremony.
  • Please remain in your seat for the entire ceremony. Movement on the floor is distracting to the guests in the stands, and it is disrespectful to speakers and diploma recipients.
  • As a courtesy to those around you, please turn off pagers and cell phones during the ceremony.

We ask your help in making the ceremony a pleasant experience for all by attentively considering the rights and feelings of the other participants and guests. 

Sat. 5/26/18 –
Mon. 5/28/18
Senior NYC Trip
Sat. 6/9/18 ACT Test at high school – 7:30 a.m.
2018 Graduation photographs will be available online for purchase through -

SEC 2018 Prom2018


Mrs. Carrie Harris – Rm.160, - 330-689-5300

Mrs. Terri Whitmer – Rm.159, - 330-689-5300

Dr. Jeff Hartmann, Building Principal
Mrs. Evelyn Haught, Senior Principal

Mrs. Kim Britton, Senior Secretary

Ms. Wendy Paul - Last Names A-E -
Mr. Tom Martinelli - Last Names F-K - 
Mrs. Tina Burdette - Last Names L-Ri - 

Mr. Jason LePard - Last Names Ro-Z -  

School Fees: 
All Senior Financial Obligations must be met in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony - Activities Coordinator, Mrs. Husted -

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