Senior Class News:
Forgot to order your cap and gown???
You may mail a check for the total, $105, cap and gown and senior class dues, to Balfour by May 31. Otherwise- you must come to graduation practice with CASH in order to receive your cap and gown.
SAVE THIS DATE:
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal: Thursday, June 6, 2013
· Senior Lunch 1:00
· FHS Gymnasium from 1 to 4 pm
You must be there the entire time to participate in graduation!
· Senior Lunch
· Cap and Gown Distribution
All ----All Deficiencies must be cleared to receive your cap and gown!
· Senior Panoramic- formal cap and gown photograph.
1. The senior class trip to Hershey Park PA will be on Monday, June 3, 2013. The trip is FULL. You need to be here at 9 am and we will be back at 11:30. Bring a bathing suit, towel and change of clothes if you want to go into the water park. Daily lockers cost $5.00 You will get a meal ticket but bring extra money. Think about a sweatshirt!
3. INOVA Blood Drive May 1, 2013
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A SIGNED PARENT PERMISSION FORM AND ID IN ORDER TO DONATE, EVEN IF YOU ARE 18. If you are on the waitlist, please bring the signed form. A new parent permission form is required for each drive! Please download the form here! Blood Drive Consent Form
The February 14 Drive collected 168 units of Blood- congratulations Freedom!
Did you Know You can donate every 56 days!
Need another Blood Drive?
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.
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.
Monday, JUNE 10
10 a.m. in the GMU Patriot Center
No tickets are required
Graduates must enter at the loading dock entrance by 9 a.m.
Individual pictures of seniors receiving diplomas available
Video of seniors crossing the stage available.
Guidelines for Graduation:
Plan ahead for traffic!
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. No noise makers or beach balls will be permitted at the graduation ceremony. Please leave cell phones and purses with your family.
6. All Night Graduation tickets to Dave and Busters are $75, turn in your money and your permission slip at the front office before March 22 when the cost goes up to $90- Get your tickets now! Tickets are non-refundable!
8. FHS Caps and Gowns for graduation- these were due Nov 16!
Order your caps and gowns and pay your dues! Unfortunately online ordering is no longer available and there is a late fee. The cost is now $105, this includes your senior class dues and your cap, gown, tassel and stole. you can mail this in to Balfour.
For more information Call Balfour at 703-941-1436
Senior Class Rings- Did you miss ordering a Senior Class Ring?
Balfour will now be selling class rings! They will be on-site in the next two weeks- stay tuned, rings will arrive within four weeks of the order date!
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.
Freedom Seniors have a strong tradition of giving back to the school and the community, including hosting Blood Drives and providing a gift to the school. The Class of 2011 started a new tradition by hosting a breakfast at the end of the year for the faculty and staff to show their appreciation. The Class of 2013 will initiate Senior Service Day on October 17, 2012 where they will go into the community to perform a variety of community service projects while the underclassmen take the PSAT.
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, 2012. 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.