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Senior Information

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. 27 - 30
     - Dec. 10 - 13
     - Jan. 22 - 25
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

College Financial Aid Presentation

September 11 – This presentation will begin at 6:30pm and is designed for Juniors and Seniors and their parents.

Mini Night

September 19 - 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.

Picture Day

Oct. 5 - Seniors may wear a non-uniform shirt with their skirt for their pictures.  Pictures are for ID’s and transcripts, not for purchase.

Senior Spiritwear 
In the Fall, Seniors design a class sweatshirt. Purchase is optional.

Grandparents Mass
October 19 – 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.

Silver Bells

December 14 - 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.

Mother/Daughter
January 12 – 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 Dance 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.

Exams

January 15 - 17- 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 classes, exemption may be offered. 

Father/ Daughter
January 25 - This event is sponsored by the PTO and is held at Receptions in Erlanger from 7:00 – 11:00pm. It includes food, fun, and dancing.  Tickets will be sold in Dance advance. Photos are available for purchase through Lifetouch.  According to Diocesan Policy, alcohol may not be served or consumed at this event.

Prom

March 22 - Junior/Senior Prom is a formal dance held at Cincinnati Music Hall.  Dinner is provided, and appropriate attire is required. The PPC plans and provides an After Prom Event at Notre Dame Academy for the students.  Prom is school sponsored and drug and alcohol free.  Random breathalyzers will be administered. 

Final Exams

May 20,21,22 - Seniors will follow a special half-day schedule each of these days in rder to have an exam in each of their classes, unless otherwise exempt.

GRADUATION EVENTS

CAP/GOWN DELIVERY
April 8 - Students will receive caps and gowns during lunch. Our graduation gowns are rented from Graduate Services. The students will be able to keep their cap and white tassel, but the gowns will be collected immediately after the graduation ceremonies. The cost for these items was included in the student fees paid at the beginning of the school year.

TICKET DISTRIBUTION
April 30 - Seniors will receive 11 tickets for graduation. A limited number of additional tickets may be available. A sign-up sheet will be posted in Room 101 on Wednesday, May 1st.

ALUMNAE LUNCHEON
May 17 – Seniors should dress up for this event, which is held in Alumnae Hall from 12-1:30. Senior send off will be held in the afternoon.

EXAMS

May 20, 21, 22 - Seniors will follow a special half-day schedule each of these days in order to have an exam in each of their classes, unless otherwise exempt.

GRADUATION PRACTICES: (practices are mandatory)
      - May 22 - 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Graduation practice at NDA. 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.

     - May 23 - 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Graduation Practice at Northern KY Convention Center

BACCALAUREATE MASS
May 23 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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 are required to wear their gowns (fully zipped) 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 24 - 8:30-10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony and breakfast for seniors and their parents/guardians at Receptions in Erlanger. Seniors are required to attend and should dress up for this event. The cost for the seniors to attend was included in the students fees paid at the beginning of the school year. The cost for each parent/guardian will be $25.00 per person. The reservation form is online HERE

GRADUATION
May 24 – 4:00 pm. 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 candid pictures, 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
Five 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.