Seniors 2013 - Important Information
Please check the Calendar for details on upcoming events for Seniors!
How does Poudre High School determine the seating arrangement?
The graduation seating process begins with a completed Legal Name Form. All 12th graders should have turned in this form at the 12th grade check-in at the beginning of his/her senior year—if this has not happened, you must see your counselor and Mrs. Michaud immediately, or risk being left out of this year’s graduation ceremony! If the Legal Name Form indicates that you WILL MARCH we put you in the seating for graduation. If this form indicates that you WILL NOT MARCH you will be removed from the marching list and seating chart for graduation. It is imperative that this form accurately reflects the senior’s intentions to march or not. A parent or guardian of each 12th grader attending Poudre High School must sign this form for the information to be valid. Please notify your counselor if you wish to change your marching status by no later than April 1st, or risk being left out of the graduation ceremony!
The Preliminary Marching List includes all 12th graders who indicated that they will march on their Legal Name Form. This list will be posted in the hall outside the Guidance Office in early April. Those who indicated that they will not march on their Legal Name Form will be left off this list! It is critical that all 12th graders check this list for their name and correct spelling. Please notify Mr. Nash or Mrs. Michaud of any problems or changes that need to be made to your name IMMEDIATELY.
Once the Preliminary Marching List has been posted and checked, we begin to build the March Order (the graduation seating chart). For 2012, this list is posted in March just prior to spring break. Seniors should check the March Order at this time to determine their seating assignment prior to the graduation ceremony.
As determined by Poudre High School tradition and our school’s Principal, we use the following procedures to build the March Order (the seating order of our graduates).
HOW POUDRE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE ASSIGNED THEIR SEATS AT GRADUATION - REVISED 2/2012
-Sorry, parents and students cannot request where a graduate is seated-
1st Senior Class Council President is seated in first row, seat 1, right side. Student Body President (if a senior) is seated first row, seat 1, left side.
2nd Valedictorian and Salutatorian candidates (all students within a reasonable GPA range of being determined as either) are seated within the first 2 rows. These are seated as such, regardless of being members of Class Council, IB, etc. All are assigned randomly. Initial candidacy is based upon cumulative adjusted GPA at end of 1st semester. The actual Valedictorians and Salutatorians will not be determined until 2nd semester grades are finalized and reported- seating may be changed depending upon the grades reported.
3rd Senior Class Council Officers are seated in the first row, right side near the President, but possibly slightly further away if a Valedictorian or Salutatorian. Student Body Officers (if they are seniors) are seated in the first row, left side near the President, but possibly slightly further away if a Valedictorian or Salutatorian.
4th All remaining Class Council Members are seated next to one another within rows 1-3. All are assigned randomly within these rows. Senior Class Council members are seated randomly.
5th All Siblings are seated together.
6th IB Students not seated in the first rows are seated in the middle rows of the ceremony. All are assigned randomly within these rows.
7th Choir Members are assigned at ends of rows closest to the center aisle to facilitate movement to risers. All are assigned randomly to these seats.
8th All other students are randomly assigned to the remaining seats.
GRADUATE SEATING ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE CHANGED
As determined by Poudre High School tradition and our school’s Principal, graduates are seated randomly (not alphabetically), unless a special seat in the ceremony is assigned. Students who are not assigned a special seat are randomly seated to promote equity in how we present diplomas. If you were assigned a special seat, consider it an honor and privilege.
THE NAMES INCLUDED IN THE SEATING ORDER ARE NOT DEFINITIVE UNTIL FINAL SENIOR GRADES ARE REPORTED TO COUNSELORS!