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Graduation


CONGRATULATIONS - Graduation is almost here! The SHS PTA is already planning or collaborating on a number of the exciting year-end activities to celebrate our seniors, and send them off in style!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Everything the PTA does for the graduating class is funded solely by contributions. We are asking every senior class family to donate at least $65.00 per child toward the cost of these events, and we hope you’ll consider donating more. Did you know that last year, only about 55% of Senior Families contributed to Graduation Events? Come on, Class of 2018 - we can do better! Help us reach our goal of 100% participation this year.

Donations can be made online through our PayPal link below - please click on the drop-down box to choose your donation level OR send a check payable to “SHS PTA” to SHS PTA - GEMS, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880, with your child’s name in the notes line.


Senior Class Events

  • Friday, June 22nd, at 2:00 PM in the Staples Field House
  • Click here for the End-of-Year Activities Calendar
  • All seniors will be offered six (6) tickets. Each student will be asked to take only the number needed. This will allow us to accommodate larger families.
  • Please DO NOT call the office to reserve tickets.
  • Field House doors for graduation will open at 12:30pm.
  • There is no reserved seating in the Field House.

GEMS (Graduation Event Mailings) - download letter here

  • Click here for Graduation Celebration Waiver
  • Click here for Senior Prom Contract
  • Click here for Senior Prom Contract for Non-Staples student
  • Click here for Senior Trip to Six Flags Contract

Frequently Asked Questions:
Graduation

  • Friday, June 22nd at 2pm, Staples Fieldhouse.
  • A reception will be held immediately following graduation in the courtyard.
  • Number of tickets given per family – 6.
  • There is no reserving of tickets – do not call the SHS office.
  • Tickets will be distributed after graduation rehearsal on June 20th ONLY to those seniors who have cleared their accountabilities.
  • Please note: there is no saving or reserving of seats in the fieldhouse. Any items left on chairs prior to graduation will be removed by the custodians.
  • Cap and Gowns will be distributed after graduation rehearsal on June 21st during the Senior Brunch in the cafeteria.

Senior Prom

  • Saturday, June 2nd from 7-11pm Stamford Marriott, Stamford CT.
  • Tickets are available for purchase at the Activities Information Distribution Table Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4 during lunch waves in the cafeteria ONLY to those seniors who have cleared their accountabilities.
  • A signed Parent waiver/contract is required to purchase tickets.

Senior Class Trip – Six Flags New England

  • Monday, June 4th. The bus leaves at 8am and returns at approx. 4pm.
  • Tickets are available for purchase at the Activities Information Distribution Table - Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4 during lunch waves in the cafeteria ONLY to those seniors who have cleared their accountabilities.
  • A signed permission slip and payment of $50 is required to purchase tickets.

Senior Class Graduation Celebration

  • Thursday, June 21st immediately following Baccalaureate -12am in the Courtyard
  • A signed waiver is required to attend
  • All seniors are welcome
  • Celebrate graduation with a DJ, mentalist, tarot card readers, great prizes, food and friends

Accountabilities can be settled at the Activities Information Distribution Table Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4 and after graduation rehearsal on June 20th.