Class of 2014
The Senior Class trip is closed! We have four full busses going to Hershey Park for the Senior Class Trip! The luxury coach transportation will depart Freedom at 9:00- students should arrive at 8:45 am. They will receive park tickets, and a meal ticket. Movies and snacks on the bus also are provided. Bring a towel and swimsuit if you are going to the water park, also bring a sweatshirt- it gets cold in the park after dark! Bring extra money for snacks or a locker. Lockers are large and located throughout the park and cost $5.
Be at Freedom at 8:45 am Monday June 9, we will return by 11:30 pm. What a great way to spend your last day of school!
Cap and Gown Orders: Order online or call Balfour at 703-941-1436, or to pay online go to Balfour.com. Mail checks to Balfour, 1340 old chain bridge rd #303, McLean, VA 22101.
Senior Class Dues
The Senior Class dues pay for a variety of activities sponsored for the seniors throughout the year, including Homecoming activities and supplies, the Senior Class Lock in, other Senior Breakfasts and events throughout the year. These smaller events help to build school spirit. As you might expect, much of the cost is associated with graduation, including certain equipment rental costs, flowers and towels for the graduates, programs and a speaker for graduation. We also celebrate at the end of the year with a picnic and a Senior Class Trip. While the Class Trip is not included in the cost of the dues we work hard to keep the cost low.
Students whose families are unable to afford the costs associated with graduation (dues, caps and gowns and the Senior Class Trip) are provided with scholarships from the Class fund to ensure that every Senior has the opportunity to celebrate this important milestone. If your family needs assistance please contact your student’s counselor or Mr. Fulton for confidential assistance.
This year, the Senior Class dues may be paid through Balfour while ordering your students’ cap and gown, and/or graduation announcements. Dreamweaver caps and gowns are $47 and dues are $50. Payment for Cap and Gown and Senior Class Dues is due by November 16, 2013. Orders may be paid at the time of order with cash, check or credit card. To pay online go to Balfour.com or call Balfour at 703-941-1436.
Final Senior Class Blood Drive: INOVA Blood Drive, April 22. 9-2 Senior Service Project. Sign-ups are going on NOW.
Sign up online now- visit inovabloodsaves.org and enter sponsor code 7352.
All athletes must check with their coaches prior to signing up.
ALL donors must have a signed parent permission form.
Signups will also begin in the cafeteria after exams. Lost your permission form? Download one here Parental Consent Form
Students must be 16, in good health, have a parent permission form and have an appointment. You can donate every 56 days!
Have you signed up for All Night Grad?? Permission forms are available in the front office! Get your permission forms in Now! http://www.freedomangc.org/
Spring Break: April 14-18, 2014
Senior Class Blood Drive: April 22, 2014
Pictures due for Senior Slide Show: May 15. Submit your pictures, no more than 5 per student to firstname.lastname@example.org
Balfour: March-April- TBA, Graduation Announcement distribution.
Freedom 5K: April 26, 2014 at FHS
Prom: April 26, 2014, Hilton Hotel.
AP Exams: May 5-16th, 2014, see schedule for details.
Student Award Assembly: -Monday, June 2, 2014
Senior Picnic: June 2, 2014
· Senior Slide Show will be presented.
· In the bleachers at the football field immediately following the awards assembly.
Senior Awards Banquet: Tuesday June 3, 2014- 6:00 p.m. Seniors will receive awards for their achievements, parents are welcome to attend.
Senior Exams: June 4th and 5th
Senior Obligations: Due JUNE 6
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal: Thursday, June 12, 2014
· Cap and Gown Distribution, Blood Cord Distribution
· Senior Panoramic- formal cap and gown photograph.
Graduation: Sunday, JUNE 15 7 p.m. in the GMU Patriot Center
Guidelines for Graduation:
Please help us to celebrate your students’ accomplishments. Graduation is a solemn occasion, students should dress appropriately: no jeans, shorts, flip-flops, or sneakers. No writing on caps or gowns. The Patriot Center prohibits air horns and balloons, No noise makers or beach balls will be permitted at the graduation ceremony. Please leave cell phones and purses with your family.
All Night Graduation Celebration: Dave and Busters, Bethesda, MD
Victor O'Neill Studios will be photographing each senior as they receive their diploma at graduation. Within just a few days graduates and their families will be able to go online to view/order their pictures. The graduation picture, candid photographs and senior panoramic (if taken) will be available for purchase. Just go to www.vosphoto.com, choose “Senior Graduation”, find your school, then find the pictures you like!
They will also have the formal senior panoramic that was take the day of graduation practice!
Order your DVD of Graduation! Download the form here.
All Night Graduation- Dave and Busters
All Night Graduation Celebration: Dave and Busters. Contact ANGC at
Need another Blood Drive?
Schedule an appointment online at:
Use LCPS code 7320
1-866-BLOOD SAVES (1-866-256-6372
What is the Find the Hero in You Program? Inova has started a red cord recognition program for high school students. This year, seniors who have donated blood through Inova 4 times during their high school career, or twice as a double red cell donor, will receive a red cord to wear at graduation signifying their commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy blood supply. Need a form? Go to the front office.
How can I give Blood- I can't make the school blood drives? Go to an INOVA Blood Services Center- there is one in Chantilly and one in Dulles Town Center. Search Inova Blood Services and look for a convenient time and place near you!
3. Freedom Eagle Award-
The Senior Class of 2013 voted to award the Freedom Eagle award to Malala Yousafzai.