Welcome to the Web Page for our Grad 2018 class Information will be shared via REMIND, scrolling TV announcements, and via the Grad Bulletin board outside of the Foods Room. Important announcements also come to your parent's email, so please make sure that address is up to date with the school.
The Grad Ceremony is organized by Highwood Staff and will be held in George Lane Park (High River) on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Noon. Please do not arrive before 10:00 am.
The Grad Banquet will be held at the Memorial Centre on June 29, it is organized by parents and students.
Mr. Oxtoby, Off Campus & Grad Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grad 2018 Valedictorian is Sophia DePaoli- congratulations to her and our other top academic students Alexandria Helash Jayme Hofer and Foster Laycraft
Sign up for the Grand March at the office (Banquet Grads only)
The final Grad/Parent Meeting is June 13 at 6:30 pm at HHS
The Banquet will be at the Highwood Memorial Centre on June 29. Door open at 4:30.You MUST BE SEATED BY 5:15 for the Grand March or you will not be allowed in. Dinner is at 6:00 followed by the Toasts.
Grad Banquet tickets are on sale on line from Inviteright as of May 8 at 3:00 pm. Please check your student gmail for details. You will be limited to the number of tickets you indicated on the survey. The maximum per family is 8 however, including the Grad. Let Mr. O know by email if you would like more than 8, should they become available. Here is the link: https://highwood.inviteright.com/grad2018
Grad Hoodies are available- order forms are at the office, Mr. O. has samples.
Next Parent/Grad Meeting is May 16 at 6:30 pm June 27 is rehearsal for the ceremony- book the afternoon for it! April 18 Meeting Notes:
Banquet ticket price has been fixed at $40.00. The Banquet will be at the Highwood Memorial Centre on June 29. Door open at 4:30.You MUST BE SEATED BY 5:15 for the Grand March or you will not be allowed in. Dinner is at 6:00 followed by the Toasts. Tickets will be available in May 8 online through INVITE Right. There is a maximum of 8 tickets (including the Grad) per family. You are limited to the number of tickets (max 8) you requested in the survey. You can, however purchase fewer tickets (eg you asked for 6 and only want 4) and that might free up more tickets for others. Watch this space for details. We will be meeting with the Grad class the week of April 23 to discuss tickets, rehearsal, and songs for the Grand March.
Next Grad/Parent meeting is Wednesday May 16 at 6:30 pm in the HHS library.
Voting for toast! Ms. D & Accomplice will be toasting the Grad Class.
The following students have been voted in for presenting toasts:
Toast to the Staff:
Chase Morgan & Cassidy Read
Toast to the Parents: Jenni Kowal
Ballots were due by by March 20.
The survey on Gown size and Banquet tickets is coming to your school gm account (not your parents account). Please complete it by March 20....I can't order you a grad gown unless you complete the survey.
Pick up your Grad Package from Mr. Oxtoby or at the office. Apply to Graduate using the Blue Form by March 29.
Grad Quotes are due by March 16...use this link, but log in to your school gm account first: https://goo.gl/forms/1HELGhbxlJPCInOf2The Grad quote is the same thing as the Grad Write Up. Baby Pictures for the Banquet slideshow should be scanned and emailed to email@example.com ASAP
Please include a total of 2-3 pictures of when you were a baby, a toddler, and at elementary school. Send what you have if you do not have baby pictures. .
Check out the Grad bulletin board for data on ordering your Grad rings and Jewelry.
Sign up for text REMIND: text @2018hhh to 587-333-8684. Your phone number will not be displayed or shared with anyone, but you can get updates by text on all Grad stuff.
Sign up for the Grand March will not be until after the May long weekend.
June 27 is rehearsal for the ceremony- book the afternoon for it!
*****Get your Grocery Cards from the office and raise funds for Grad Ceremony/Banquet/School Fees
Jostens are coming with Rings Nov 16 & 17.You can also order online...check the Grad Bulletin Board.
From the Banquet Fundraising Committee:
The Christmas Market was a success. Stay tuned for future fund raising endeavors.
We will be sending out students to deliver donation letters to the community business. Any business that sponsors the silent auction or the Christmas market or the graduation class in any way, we will advertise their names with a sponsor board at grad, in the paper and online as well as the radio.
We can’t accomplish any of this without the help of the Parent Grad Committee and the grads themselves. This only works if we all work together. We know this is time consuming and we like to say Thank you and we really appreciate all of the effort and time you grad parents are putting in. Any help is appreciated, whether it’s a family member who is trying to get a home business off the ground, finding silent auction items or even 1 or 2 hours working at the market. To book a table or donate an item to the silent auction or to sign up please e-mail Lana Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org
News from October 18 Meeting:
Order SPC cards through the office until Nov 27 Order Plants and Pointsettas until Nov 17.
Grocery Cards are now available at the office for fund raising.
Check the Grad bulletin board for more offers.
Sign up for "Hire A Grad" and fund raising correspondence by emailing email@example.com
The Memorial Centre is the chosen Banquet venue and can seat up to 738. There will likely be some sort of limit on tickets- we will send a survey out in spring to determine.
67 responses came in from the Banquet .gm survey: Ms Dwerynchuk was chosen to MC the banquet and she has accepted. The vote on having a guest speaker was 53% against. Baby Slideshow was 83% in favour- now we need a volunteer! 64% were in favour of a dance 59% voted against having Historians speak from each of the Feeder Schools. 85% wanted a photo booth. A toast offered by students to Grad Class (yes 88%) Parents (yes 75%) Staff (yes 85%) The theme data supported Rustic (6 votes) but this was supplemented by the October 20 survey out of the office which garnered 14 more votes for Rustic and one for Western.
Banquet Committee will accept: e-transfers to: HHSGrad2018@gmail.com Cheques to: Highwood High School Fundraising Grad 2018
Please complete the Banquet Survey you will find on your school gmail account.
Grad Ceremony fees have been set at $50.00 per grad for the Ceremony in the park June 29, 2018.
Sept 14: Great turnout at the Sept 13 meeting. We will be collecting student feedback on the format for the banquet program. Plans are underway for decorating, meals and fund raising. Stay tuned!
Grocery Cards will not be available until October.
Nicole Steed 2017 Valedictorian and Mr. Oxtoby in the park, June 2017.