TO:      All Eighth Grade Parents/Guardians

FROM: Mary Ellen Schurtz, Principal

Katrina Finan, Vice-Principal

DATE:  April 4, 2017


A Graduation fee of $155.00 is due by May 5th.  This fee covers the cost of caps and gowns, diploma’s, class pictures, graduation musicians and flowers as well as partially covering the cost of the dinner /dance (DJ) at Smithville Inn. Cost of the school yearbook is included.

Graduation fees and tuition are due by May 5th.  Attendance at all activities is dependent on these fees being paid in full.

Friday, May 5th– Progress Report e-mailed home

Friday, May 12th – May Crowning, 9:00am, liturgy in Church, the crowning of the

Marian statue will take place after the Mass in the gym

  • Girls will wear Sunday dress apparel

(shoes are to be no higher than 3 inches)

  • Boys may wear casual dress (collared shirts and dress pants)
  • Noon dismissal

Friday, May 12th – Final Student Council Dance 7:30-9:30pm

Wednesday, May 17th –Class Graduation Pictures

  • bring your graduation gown to school, not the cap
  • Boys must wear a white dress shirt and tie and school slacks
  • Girls must bring white/nude dress shoes
  • No fee for the pictures. Boys may bring regular summer uniform to change into after the picture is taken.

Wednesday, May 24th –  Trip to Washington D.C.

  • Departure Time: 6:30 AM
  • Return Time: approximately 8:00 PM

Thursday, May 25th – Ascension Thursday-no school

Monday, May 29th    -Memorial Day-no school

Friday, June 2nd –Ribbons of Hope/Field Day

Tuesday, June 6th – Graduation Practice

Wednesday, June 7th – Graduation Practice

9:00- Reconciliation


Thursday, June 8th – Graduation Practice

  • 8th grade Clap-out at 10:45
  • 11:00 dismissal, students will need to be picked up, no busing available

             Class Night Dinner/Dance from 6:00-9:30 PM at Smithville Inn

  • For the graduate and parents/guardians
  • Dress:
    • Boys- Dress pants, dress shirts and dress shoes.
    • Girls- appropriate dress and dress shoes,

         no prom dresses or gowns (1 inch wide straps)

        remembering that this is a Catholic School and modesty is


Friday, June 9th – no school for 8th grade

Saturday, June 10th – Graduation- Liturgy begins at 10:00 AM

  • Students will meet at 9:30 AM in the school dressed in their caps and gowns.
  • Girls are required to wear white/nude shoes ,dresses should be light

colored so that they do not show under the light blue gown.

Tuesday, June 15th –Kindergarten promotion at 9:00

Wednesday, June 16th– Piano recital following the closing Mass at 9:00

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