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Senior Information

SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION 2019-2020
Welcome to the Senior year! Each year brings many opportunities for our students and parents
to participate in various events, some of which are described below. 
SENIOR RETREATS
  • Aug. 6-9 
  • Oct. 21-24 
  • Jan. 21-24
    • Seniors are responsible for the following details of the Senior Retreat experience and process. These responsibilities will be explained to them in Religion class in the beginning of the year and as we near the retreats.
    • *Each Senior must participate in one of the 3 retreats offered this year.
    • Parents: In order to make the retreat experience a success we need the help and cooperation of the senior parents. These responsibilities and tasks will be explained in greater detail in subsequent communications.
    • *Parents are asked to provide snacks and drinks for the retreat (assignments will be sent a month before the retreat).
    • **An email, sent by Mrs. Price a month before your daughter’s retreat, will include all information. If you do not receive this email – please be sure to contact Mrs. Price before the week of the retreat.
SENIOR SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Seniors are required to complete a project of their choosing (guidelines will be discussed at the
beginning of the year) by the end of the 3rd quarter and will have a 4th quarter project to
complete wrapping up their service experience for all 4 years.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Picture Day Sept. 6 - Seniors may be out of uniform on picture day. Pictures are for ID’s and transcripts, not for purchase.
  • Mini Night Sept. 11 - Parents have the opportunity to be students for a night! At 7:00 pm parents follow their daughter’s schedule as each teacher explains his or her curriculum and expectations. Your daughter will provide a schedule for you to follow that evening.
  • College Financial Aid Presentation Sept. 18 – This presentation will begin at 6:30pm and is designed for Juniors and Seniors and their parents.
  • Senior Spirit Wear In the fall, Seniors design a class sweatshirt. Purchase is optional.
  • Grandparents Mass Oct. 4 – All students may invite their grandparents to attend Mass in the gym from 1:30 - 3:03pm. Parking will be available in the school lot.
  • Mother/Daughter Dance Nov. 9 – This event is sponsored by the PPC and is held in the evening at Receptions in Erlanger from 7:00 to 11:00pm. It includes food, fun, and dancing Tickets will be sold in advance. Photos are available for purchase through Lifetouch. According to Diocesan Policy, alcohol may not be served or consumed at this event.
  • Silver Bells Dec. 14 8:00-11:00pm - This is a semi-formal dance for Sophomores through Seniors and held at NDA. Appropriate attire is required. This is a drug and alcohol free event, and random breathalyzing will occur. Students are required to attend school all day on the day of the event.
  • Exams Dec. 18-20 - Students will follow a special half-day schedule each of these days in order to have an exam in each of their classes. In some senior level classes, exemption may be offered.
  • Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 7 – This event is sponsored by the PPC and is held at Receptions in Erlanger from 7:00 – 11:00pm. It includes food, fun, and dancing. Tickets will be sold in advance. Photos are available for purchase through Lifetouch. According to Diocesan Policy, alcohol may not be served or consumed at this event.
  • Prom March 27 - Junior/Senior Prom is a formal dance held at Cincinnati Music Hall. Dinner is provided, and appropriate attire is required. Students are required to attend school all day on the day of the event. Prom is school sponsored and drug and alcohol free. Random breathalyzers will be administered. The PPC plans and provides an After Prom Event at Notre Dame Academy for the students.
  • Final Exams May 15,18,19 - Seniors will follow a special half-day schedule each of these days in order to have an exam in each of their classes. Exemption may apply if offered and if the student qualifies.

GRADUATION EVENTS

  • Graduate Services Oct. 18 - Graduate Services will be at NDA during homeroom to speak to Seniors and to give them information about graduation announcements, etc. They will return on October 31 during lunch to take orders.
  • Graduation Tickets & Caps/Gowns April/May – Seniors will receive tickets for graduation. Students will receive caps and gowns as long as there are no outstanding bills or detentions, and the student is passing all of her classes.
  • Alumnae Lunch May 14 – Seniors should dress up for this event, which is held in Alumnae Hall from 12:00-1:30pm. Senior send off will held in the afternoon.
  • Graduation Practice May 20 - 12:30pm – 2:30pm (practice is mandatory) Graduation practice atNDA. Seniors should dress up for this event as “You See Photography” will take a class picture prior to the start of practice. Purchase is optional.
  • Graduation Practice May 21 - 8:30am – 10:30am (practice is mandatory) Graduation Practice at Northern KY Convention Center.
  • Baccalaureate Mass May 21 – 7:00-8:30pm at St. Agnes. The Mass is the final class Mass for the Seniors before they graduate. Seniors are invited along with their families to attend this celebration. All Seniors are invited to assist in planning this celebration sometime in the beginning of May. Seniors also have the opportunity to sign up to minister during the Mass as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, greeters, and other various ministries. Seniors who have expressed an interest in participating in these ministries are chosen at random. Seniors wear their gowns to the mass and sit together as a class. No cap is worn this evening. IMPORTANT: Seniors must wear a white or light colored dress or skirt and top under the gown. The skirt or dress may not be longer than the gown.
  • Senior Breakfast May 22 - 8:30-10:30am Senior Breakfast for seniors and their parents/guardians at Receptions in Erlanger. Seniors dress up for this event. Reservation forms will be available after May 1.
  • Graduation May 22 – 4:00pm The graduation ceremony lasts about one hour and 15 minutes and will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. “You See Photography” will be at the ceremony. They will take a portrait of each Senior before the ceremony as well as a picture of each girl as she receives her diploma. They also take candids, group shots, etc. Proofs will be mailed to each student, and purchase is optional.

OTHER EVENTS:

  • Blood Drive Fall & Spring - We encourage all to donate blood.
  • College Days Six college visit days combined during Junior and Senior years are permitted and will not count as missed days. Please refer to the handbook for complete information regarding college visit days. To be excused absences, these days must be taken before April 30, and the proper form signed and dated by University/College personnel.