ATTENTION SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS -
HOW POUDRE HIGH SCHOOL SEATS ITS GRADUATES:
The graduation seating process begins with a completed Legal Name Form. All 12th graders should have turned this form in at the 12th grader check-in, at the beginning of the 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, you will be given a seat in the graduation ceremony. If this form indicates that you WILL NOT MARCH, you will be removed from the marching list and the seating for graduation. It is imperative that this form accurately reflects a senior’s intentions to march or not. The 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 immediately, 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 February. 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 after the list is posted.
Once the Preliminary Marching List has been posted and checked, we begin to build the March Order (the graduation seating chart). This list is posted before spring break. Seniors should immediately check the March Order once it is posted 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 (see next page) to build the March Order - the seating order of our graduates.
HOW POUDRE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE ASSIGNED THEIR SEATS AT GRADUATION
-Sorry, parents and students cannot request where a graduate is seated-
1st Class President is seated in first row, seat 1, right 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 Class VP and Sec. are seated next to each other, if they are not a Valedictorian or Salutatorian.
4th All remaining Class Council Members are seated next to one another within the first 2 rows. All are assigned randomly within these rows.
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, we assign seating and 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 DEFINITE UNTIL FINAL SENIOR GRADES ARE REPORTED TO COUNSELORS!