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Class of 2018 Graduation Information
February 13th, 2018
We have had many requests for information regarding tickets for graduation activities happening in May. This is very basic information so that you can begin to plan accordingly. Extensive information (cap and gown distribution, exam information/schedule, graduation ceremonies instructions, and when to pick up graduation tickets, etc.) will be presented at the senior parent meeting on March 27th. Please mark your calendar now and plan to be in attendance!
BACCALAUREATE – May 17th at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church. 3 tickets per graduate. The graduate does not need a ticket. Everyone else in attendance must have a ticket to enter the main church before 7:30 pm; Mass procession begins at 7:30 pm. The graduate must be in cap and gown with appropriate dress clothes (boys: dark slacks, shirt/tie, dress shoes; girls: skirt/dress/slacks, blouse, appropriate shoes). There will be NO extra tickets available for Baccalaureate. Once the official Mass begins, parents and or guests without tickets are welcome to enter the church and fill in any empty seats after the procession of the celebrants.
HONORS ASSEMBLY – May 18th at St. Pius X Catholic High School. No tickets needed for anyone; everyone invited. The assembly procession begins at 8:00 a.m. The graduate must be in cap and gown with appropriate dress clothes (boys: dark slacks, shirt/tie, dress shoes; girls: skirt/dress/slacks, blouse, appropriate shoes).
GRADUATION – May 19th at Greater Atlanta Christian School Long Forum. 10 tickets per graduate (7 for the lower level in the arena, 3 for the upper level in the arena). The graduate does not need a ticket. The graduation procession begins at approximately 8:20 a.m. The graduate must be in cap and gown with appropriate dress clothes (boys: dark slacks, shirt/tie, dress shoes; girls: skirt/dress/slacks, blouse, appropriate shoes).
Due to the number of seats available in the GACS Long Forum, we will have some additional tickets available via lottery; please look for a Google doc sign up in a future email closer to Spring Break/Easter Break. At that point families will have better knowledge of possible extra ticket needs beyond the original issue of 10 tickets. St. Pius X will not have additional tickets available for Baccalaureate. St. Pius X does not take part in any ticket exchanges, "brokering," or maintain a list of extra tickets or of needed tickets. Any exchange must be handled by the parents/students personally. The school does NOT condone parents and students selling their extra graduation or baccalaureate tickets to other families.
If your family needs consideration for a handicapped relative attending the graduation event on May 19th (meaning you have an individual who cannot transfer from a wheelchair or walker into a seat within the GACS Long Forum arena) we need to know that information for ticket planning purposes. Look for a Google doc closer to Spring Break/Easter Break so that you can provide us with that information.
GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERING: Please click here for the flyer email with announcement ordering information.
Dear SPX Class of 2018 Parents: Congratulations! It’s time to order your Senior’s Graduation Announcements! Graduation is right around the corner and you are going to want to share the good news with your family and friends. We have again partnered with Balfour to provide you with your beautiful, custom designed SPX announcement pictured to the right. It features the foil engraved school crest and announcement text. To place your order, please go online and visit www.gabalfour.com. You can purchase one of their convenient Graduation Packages or choose to order your graduation items individually. Graduation Orders will ship directly from Balfour to your home. Please place your online order before March 1, 2018. Please feel free to contact GA Balfour with questions. Their contact information is below! Thanks and ConGRADulations!! GA Balfour 410 Winkler Drive, Suite B Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-594-8155 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 27th is the SENIOR PARENT MEETING. This final parent meeting is dedicated entirely to information surrounding the final weeks for seniors to include: Prom, Senior Pilgrimage, Senior Exams, AP Exams, Senior Book Return, Baccalaureate, Honors Assembly, and Graduation. Parents will also pick up cap and gown. Please mark your calendars now!
**Tickets to Baccalaureate and Graduation will be held until all FACTS accounts are current.
Let us know if you have additional questions.