IMPORTANT DATES FOR GCHS CLASS OF 2017 SENIORS
Commencement info below important dates
***Information letter will be mailed in February to parents (guardians) for all information regarding graduation tickets***
Web Sites/Email Addresses for additional information
Cap and Gown Information www.herffjones.com
Graduation Information/Website www.gulfcoastsharks.com
Gulf Coast High School Principal’s Office Ms. Kathy Macri -Office Manager
For questions or extra tickets 239-377-1403
Senior Sponsor s Marsha Layne firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Class of 2017!!!
Senior Survey/Transcripts/Immunization Records
You are to complete the senior survey on the first day of graduation practice. Final transcripts will be sent to the college/university/post-secondary institution that you list on the senior survey. Students needing additional transcripts and/or immunization records must request these prior to JUNE 9, 2017.
Students needing Advanced Placement scores for college credit must request these directly from College Board. AP scores on a transcript are not accepted by colleges/universities.
Project Graduation will be held at the Naples YMCA (www.ymcanaples.org) on Friday, May 26, from 11:00pm to 4:00am. Information will be on our website and given to students in class.
Students may not wear sunglasses. Nothing may be attached to or be worn over graduation caps and gowns. The graduation cap is worn parallel to the ground NO DECORATING OF CAPS WILL BE PERMITTED. The tassel hangs on the right side until the very end of the ceremony.
Young ladies should wear a dress or dress pants that are not longer than the graduation gown. They should wear very nice dress shoes. Tennis shoes or flip-flops are not permitted. Although females (unlike males) can wear sandals, the sandals must be dressy. One’s heels should not prevent one from safely and easily using stairs and walking.
Young men should wear collared, buttoned shirts-ties. Ties are strongly encouraged. Young men should wear dress slacks that are dark in color (black), Blue jeans (denim) are not allowed. Young men should wear nice, dark dress shoes. Tennis shoes or sandals are not permitted.
It is very important for all graduating seniors and guests to have a respectful ceremony allowing each senior to hear his/hers name read as each senior walks across the stage. Therefore, it is critical to refrain from any action that would distract the other graduates or guests during the ceremony until after the names have been read. . In our contract with Alico Arena the following items are not permitted inside of or near the facility; weapons, glitter, spray glitter, silly string, helium balloons, latex material, animals, paint, confetti, large handbags, backpacks, briefcases, shopping bags, water coolers, ice chests, food or beverage, alcohol, laser pointers, or air horns. The use or possession of any of these items by seniors or their guests can result in the loss of our future use of the FGCU Arena. In order to protect the dignity and visibility of the ceremony, guests are not permitted on the main floor. A professional photographer contracted by GCHS will take a picture of each graduate as a diploma is presented. Out of respect for each member of the class, please turn off cell phones and refrain from applause until each graduate has been recognized. Please do not shout or whistle.
Graduating students must arrive at Alico Arena at FGCU no later than 1:30PM on the afternoon of the ceremony. Students are not to use the main entrance to the Arena. Seniors are to use the outside stairs and report to the Auxiliary Gym on the 2nd floor of the Arena.
Guests are encouraged to arrive by 1:30. Doors to the arena facility will open at 1:30 or shortly thereafter. If guests arrive before the doors open, they will need to wait outside. All guests gain access to seating from the second floor. Guests needing the elevator will enter the lobby and go to the right. Doors close at 2:30. Latecomers will not be admitted until the completion of the ceremony. Every guest needs a ticket, even small children except those sitting on laps. Flowers will also be sold for your convenience in the lobby.
GRAD NITE - Friday, April 21 departing at 3pm (charter bus) and returning to the GCHS parking lot 5-6am on Saturday, April 22. Destination: Busch Gardens Grad Nite!!! (A meal voucher is included!!!). Cost: $120 (if paid in full before winter break) or you can make a $50 deposit and pay the final $80 payment (total cost $130) by Feburary 10. To secure your ticket – see Ms. Layne in 5-130.