Senior Class Information

The end of the school year is a busy and exciting time for the Senior class! Here is some information to help you navigate your way through the last few weeks and important information about graduation requirements and products (Caps & Gowns, Event Dates & Times, Grad Night Info).

UPDATES!  As of 05/14/17

GRADUATION EVENTS
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Cap & Gown Delivery Days and Times:
  • If you purchased a cap and gown, you will need to pick up yours Tuesday, May 23rd at Lunch in front of Bow Gym.
  • If you signed up to borrow a gown, you can pick yours up on Friday, May 26th at lunch in front of Bow Gym.
  • If you forgot to order a cap and gown, place your late orders for caps and gowns at Jostens.com, or call Jostens at 877-475-7027.

Baccalaureate is May 28th @ 2:00 PM in Titan Gym.  The doors will open at 1:45 - Please arrive with your family dressed in the following recommended attire:  graduation gown plus dressy casual attire (no jeans/ sneakers).  Leave you caps at home - you will not need them for this event.  The program will begin exactly at 2:00 PM – out of respect for the performers, please do not be late!

Graduation rehearsal is next Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 AM in Bow Gym.  All Seniors need to be on time as the rehearsal will start promptly.  Students who are attending the picnic will head to the check in area immediately following the rehearsal.  Students speaking at graduation will need to stay after the rehearsal for a few minutes for sound check.  Again, the rehearsal is at 8:00 AM – please remind your senior to not be late!

Graduation is next Wednesday, May 31st at 5:00 PM on the Football Athletic Field.  All Graduation Seniors will meet in Bow Gym no later than 4:30 PM for final instructions before the ceremony.  Attire for graduates is dressy casual with cap, tassel and gown zipped up.  Seniors need to be on time, as the start of the ceremony will not be held for late arrivals.  

Graduation Parking is limited on campus, so plan accordingly - we encourage families to walk, bike or carpool.
  • Parking for families with disabled or elderly members will be on the Miranda Street side of the school, where there will be a shuttle to the field for those who need additional assistance
  • Families can continue to drop off family members who need shuttle assistance to the field once the lot is full.
  • Additional parking will be available at Terman Middle School

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Bus Sign Ups for Senior Picnic and Grad Night
Click here to sign up for the color bus you want to ride to your Senior Events!  http://signup.com/go/zNH1uv

  • Choose the bus color you wish to ride to the Senior Picnic.  
  • Bus Sign Up deadline is May 19th.  THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES TO BUS ASSIGNMENTS AFTER MAY 26!!!  Those who have not signed up for a bus will be assigned to any available bus on the date of the event.  
  • This sign-up list will generate a Check-in List for Volunteers to confirm all who will attend.
If you are not signed up for the Senior Picnic or the Grad Nite events and wish to attend, register at http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/grad-events-2017

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Buy beautiful Leis for your graduating senior!  The Class of 2018* is hosting a Graduation Lei fundraiser with Kahuna Leis to provide a variety of flower and kukui nut leis for your graduate!  Order from the Kahuna Flowers Website:   Kahunaflowers.com  (select Gunn HS when prompted for school name)
The last day to order is Saturday, May 27th, 2017
     *Proceeds will go to the Class of 2018
 
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 Grad Images will be at Graduation to capture your images during the ceremony.  

Don’t forget to Pre-Register at gradimages.com/preregistration prior to the event to share your photos with loved ones and to receive a coupon code for 20% off an order of $50 of more! 

Bonus - pre-register and be entered in a drawing to win $5,000!  Click on the flyer for more information!



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SENIOR PICNIC and GRAD NIGHT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION!  (For 2017)

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Student Activities Notes
  1. Pay attention to Senior-specific announcements throughout the school year - they will help you successfully complete everything you need to graduation and enjoy Senior Activities to the fullest!
  2. Pranks: Second semester is often accompanied by senior pranks that cause damage and inconvenience to the school. Serious disciplinary (and even legal) action will be taken if pranks are committed before the end of the year. Furthermore, the senior class will have to pay for any damages, which may leave you without a Grad Night. Don’t risk it!
  3. Graduation: Make sure you have taken care of the following…
    • Cap & Gown: Order online or pick up an order form in November at school.  Jostens will be on campus on 11/7 at lunch to collect orders and answer questions.
      • If you miss the cut off date, Call Jostens @ 650-350-1132 or click on the link above in the Updates section if you still haven’t ordered. Once the late order deadline has passed, limited extras will be available on May 26th on delivery day.
      • NOTE - no one is expected to pay for their cap and gown as a condition to participate in graduation.  Caps and gowns can be borrowed from the school if a student does not wish to purchase, but many students do purchase theirs as a keepsake.  Contact Jostens at 925-283-9283
        or E-mail the Gunn HS rep at grobeckoffice@jostens.com if you want more information on borrowing a cap and gown.
    • Senior Activities: Senior Picnic & Grad Night - Packets will be available on the PTSA Website:  http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/grad-events-2017/
    • Senior Obligations: Library/Textbook/Parking/Transcript/Athletics:  You will be mailed a letter listing all your outstanding obligations. Please clear them with the Main Office, Library or specific Department as soon as you can or you won’t receive a yearbook or diploma.  No exceptions!!!
    • Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation:  Dressy casual (no jeans/ sneakers) with tassel, cap and graduation gown zipped up.  You do not need to bring your cap or tassel to Baccalaureate!
Baccalaureate/Graduation Performers:

Speeches:  Student tryouts will be in May 4th, at 3:30 PM in the English Dept Lunchroom.  Show up ready to deliver a 3-5 minute speech to teachers, counselors, and two of your council members. We will choose 2 for Baccalaureate and 3 for Graduation. No sign-ups are required.

Musical Performances:  If you wish to perform during Baccalaureate, come to tryouts  May 11 at 2:45 PM in V17.  Pieces should be around 3 minutes long and be at a high level.
Senior End-of-Year Calendar

MARCH 2017
21st - Senior Assembly & Panoramic Picture in Bow Gym


MAY
2017

4th - Speech Try-Outs (Staff Lounge @ 3:30pm)


11th – Baccalaureate Music Tryouts (V12
)

13th - Junior/ Senior Prom  (7:30 - 11:30 PM)


23rd - Purchased Cap & Gown Distribution (Bow Gym @ Lunch)



23rd - Senior Yearbooks (in front of the SAO @ 2pm)
 
24th –  26th - Senior Finals


24th - Senior Awards Night (Titan Gym) @ 7:00pm

26th - Paper Toss (Senior Quad)

26th - Borrowed Cap & Gown Distribution (Bow Gym @ Lunch)



28th - Baccalaureate in Titan Gym @ 2:00 PM
(Doors open at 1:45 PM - seniors should arrive with their family)

29th - Memorial Day!


30th - Graduation Rehearsal/Senior Picnic

(Seniors need to be at Bow Gym at 8:00 AM.  Senior Picnic Check in will be right after dismissal from rehearsal)

31st - Graduation on the Football Athletic Field @ 5pm
(Seniors need to be at Bow Gym at 4:30 PM)

31st - Grad Night Event
(immediately following end of commencement ceremony)
http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/grad-events-2017/