Important Information for the Class of 2017

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held June 6th at 5:00 PM. 
 It will be held at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Doors Open at 4:00 PM - A ticket is required for admission for all guests, including children.

Seniors (Parents, too) sign up for information and reminders here:

Class of 2017 Group Photo on sale thru September 30th
  • High resolution 8x10 photo - $10.00
  • Turn money into Mr. Hauser or Mr. Hutchens in room 513E.


Tuesday November 1st, 9:45 AM:  
Senior meeting with Josten's Representative (Note Date Change)
  • Members of the senior class will receive information concerning ordering graduation supplies and individual cap and gown photos.
  • All seniors should plan to attend this meeting at the beginning of second period.
  • If you only want to purchase cap, gown,tassel and hood (the only required item) the total cost 
    INCLUDING sales tax is $41.00.  DO NOT PAY $10.00 shipping if all you order is the cap, gown,tassel, hood unit. 

Friday, November 4, 2016:  Individual Cap and Gown Photos
  • All members of the senior class will be photographed for yearbook in a cap and gown.
    • Gentlemen wear white shirt and tie.
    • Ladies may wear a shirt, blouse or dress without collar.
    • Pants/Shoes will not show in this photo.  
  • Photographs will be available for purchase. Order forms will be distributed at the November 1 meeting.
  • Josten's order and deposit due ($50 or total balance if less than $50).



Saturday,  April 1, 2017:  Prom

  • Bermuda Run Country Club. 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Wednesday, April 12, 2017:  Senior Distribution Day

  • Submit Ticket Request Form 
  • Submit Senior Trip Permission Form and Money ($10)
  • Purchase Honor Cords
  • Purchase NHS and BETA Stoles
  • Pick up Jostens Order (Cap & Gown) and pay balance
  •  Seniors must submit their 200 hours of community service to Ms. Elmore for the community service seal to appear on your diploma.

Wednesday,  April 26, 2017:  Senior Trip

  • The Dash Baseball Game, Winston-Salem, NC.  ($10)

Monday, May 15, 2017:  Academic Banquet

  • Invitation Only.
  • Village Inn and Conference Center, Clemmons, NC, 6PM. 

Friday, May 19, 2017:  Award's Day

  • Seniors should wear graduation attire. (See What to Wear)
  • Yearbook Dedication. Time TBA
  • Award's Day. Time TBA

Sunday, May 21, 2017:  Baccalaureate

  • Enon Baptist Church, East Bend, NC, 5PM.
  •  Optional Worship Service sponsored by FCA

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:  Ticket Distribution

  • Time TBA.
  • Tickets released to senior or parents only.
  • Under no circumstances will tickets be released early.
  • Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017:  
Graduation Day
  •  8:00 AM: Senior Breakfast, FHS Cafeteria.
    • Members of the senior class must attend breakfast and ride the bus to practice.
    • Members of the senior class who are not at breakfast and practice will NOT participate in the commencement exercises.
    • Buses will transport students to practice at Wake Forest University after breakfast.
    • Buses will return to Forbush High School at approximately 12 PM
    • Students should arrange for transportation home.
    • Practice is casual dress.  You may bring a sweater or jacket as church is sometimes very cold.
  • 3:30 PM:  
    Members of the senior class be dressed in seat at Wait Chapel.
  • 4:00 PM: Doors Open to Guests with  Tickets
  • 5:00 PM: Graduation Ceremony

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