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2735 NE 82nd | Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 916-5220 | Fax: (503) 916-2702

Seniors Information

Class of 2016 Commencement

Wednesday, June 8th, 5pm at the Memorial Coliseum

Dear Parent/Guardian of Madison Senior:

 

It is time to prepare for the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016.  We are working hard to make sure that this graduation will be a memorable occasion for all. There are always many questions and concerns about the actual event.  Hopefully, the following will provide you with the information you need and answer all of your questions. Your student will receive a copy of this information at our mandatory senior meeting during ST time Thursday, March 31st, at 2:11pm in the auditorium.

1.      To participate in the commencement your student MUST be present at the rehearsal. 

·         The rehearsal will be at held at 12:00 pm in the Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, June 8th; students should plan on being there for two hours.

·         We have time constraints and must start and finish on time.  During the rehearsal, we will run through the entire ceremony and students will be placed in their assigned seat so they are handed the correct diploma.

           

2.      Directions to the Memorial Coliseum are as follows: I-84W to I-5N, exit I-5 at the Broadway exit. Continue one block north and take a left onto Broadway. Follow the signs to Rose Quarter parking.

 

3.      Parking will be on the street or in the Rose Quarter Parking Lot.  Parking is a minimum of $8 per car so we encourage you to car pool.  There are Tri-Met and MAX stops within walking distance to the Memorial Coliseum.

 

4.         Graduation Ceremony Details

·         Doors open at 4:15 pm on graduation day. 

·         Dress Code for Graduates at Commencement:

o   Dress for a special occasion: as though you were going to a job interview in an office, to church, or your grandmother’s birthday party (depending on how formal your grandmother is).

o   Don’t wear a suit or sport coat; it tends to be warm at the venue. NO SUNGLASSES.  

o   Wear special occasion shoes (see above), but that are low enough that you can move easily and safely.

·         In respect to each graduate and so that each name can be heard, we ask that the audience hold their applause until all the students have received their diplomas.  Additionally, we ask that you please silent your cell phone.

Please stay for the entire ceremony.  Graduates will recess out of the arena to the fountain court and then head upstairs to the front of the Coliseum.  Prior to the ceremony, please make arrangements as to where to meet with your graduate immediately following the ceremony. 

Seating:

•   Tickets are General Admission so we encourage families to arrive early and together if they would like to sit together.  Every individual (including infants) must have a ticket. 

•   Please be seated before 5:00pm. The procession of the graduates is an important part of the ceremony, and we want everyone to be able to see the event. 

•   Handicapped seating areas will be available; see an usher when you arrive. Signers may be provided for the hearing impaired if requested in advance.  Call Monica in the main office for more details.

 

Photos:

•   The main arena floor is for graduates and faculty only so you must take pictures of the ceremony from your seats.

•   If you have a video camera, you must have battery-operated equipment.  Tripods are not allowed as aisles cannot be blocked.

•   Please gather all belongings from your student and take pictures prior to the student entering the coliseum. 

•   Professional photos (by GRADIMAGES) will be taken as each graduate receives his / her diploma.   Information regarding how to purchase these will be available at the Coliseum.

•   The ceremony will be taped by KPBS and broadcast on Channel 28. Videos can be purchased through TV Services (503) 916-5838.

“The 60 Day Rule

The following school board policy is in effect as of Saturday, April 2th

Commencement Disqualification”: Seniors may be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within 60 days of the last senior school day they are found to be in violation of District Drug and Alcohol policy or any violation resulting in a disciplinary action Level 3 or greater.”

 

All Night Grad Party- Students may start registering for the MAD GRAD "All Night Grad Party" now. Buses will begin loading at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8th, from the Lower parking lot of Madison High. Buses will be leave Madison’s Parking lot at 10:30 p.m. All student will be returned back to Madison High School's lower parking lot at approximately 5:15 am on Thursday, June 9th.  If you have questions, or would like to register your student, please e-mail Madisonmadgrad@gmail.com. We encourage you to review this with your student.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Monica at (503) 916-5220, Ext. 79367.

We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event. We extend to your graduate our congratulations and our hopes for a bright future.

Sincerely,

Madison High School Administrators

Petra Callin                  Adam Skyles               Lajena Broadous

Principal                      Vice Principal              Vice Principal


March

Thu

31st

Senior Meeting in the auditorium during Flex time 2:11pm.

April

Sat

2nd

We are in the 60-day time frame in which seniors will be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if they are found to be in violation of the school district drug and alcohol policy OR a serious disciplinary action (reference: 4.30.020-AD)

Mon

4th

Sign-ups for Commencement Speaker Try-Outs—see Monica in the main office

Thu

Fri

28th

29th

Commencement Theme Speaker Try-Outs—2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. by appointment Class Quote:

Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going.  I just hope I find it along the way. - Michael Scott

May

Mon

2nd

Prom Guest Applications are available in the main office - see Monica

Tue

9th

Bookkeeper fee lists (athletic fees, etc.) will be posted outside of the bookkeeper’s office.   Library and textbook fee lists will be posted outside of the library.

Thu

12th

Jostens, Cap & Gown handout near the Auditorium from 2:15pm to 3pm.  

(After this date they will be stored in the main with Monica.)

Fri

13th

Prom Guest Applications are due – Please return to Monica in the main office

Mon

16th

Prom tickets on sale (Non-Madison guests must be approved—see Monica)

Tue

24th

Last day for seniors to check out library books

Fri

27th

* Notification of seniors in jeopardy of not graduating

Fri

27th

Locker Clean Out. Students check in with their 3rd period teacher first for roll call

Fri

27th

Last day to complete credit recovery in time for June graduation

Sat

28th

Senior Prom 8-11 p.m. at the Tiffany Center—Ticket prices are $30 for single, $50 for couple

Tue

31st

Senior Finals – regular Tuesday & Wednesday Schedule - exams administered during regular class time.

June

Wed

1st

Senior Finals – regular Tuesday & Wednesday Schedule - exams administered during regular class time.

Wed

1st

Senior Fines/Fees Due ALL Library books and fines are due.

Thu

2nd

·         Senior Assembly 9:30 – Seniors meet in cafeteria at 9am in cap and gown

·         Free Senior Brunch 11am after the Senior Assembly.

·         Commencement tickets will be issued to each graduating senior after payment of past-due fines/fees. Students who have paid all of their fees may pick up their graduation tickets in the Auditorium Foyer immediately after the senior brunch.  Each graduate will automatically receive 20 tickets (this is an increased number).  Students with fees remaining at this time must clear fees in the bookkeeper and pick-up tickets in the library.  Go to the Madison High School Webpage page to submit extra commencement ticket requests.

Fri

3rd

*Notification of Seniors Not Graduating

Wed

8th

·         Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal at the Coliseum—12pm

·         Commencement—Coliseum 5pm.

Please arrive at the coliseum by 4pm, meet in the Georgia Pacific Room.

Wed

8th

All Night Grad Party- Students may start registering for the MAD GRAD "All Night Grad Party" now. Buses will begin loading at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8th, from the Lower parking lot of Madison High. Buses will be leave Madison’s Parking lot at 10:30 p.m. All student will be returned back to Madison High School's lower parking lot at approximately 5:15 am on Thursday, June 9th.  If you have questions, or would like to register your student, please e-mail Madisonmadgrad@gmail.com.