Class of 2013
GRADUATION INFORMATION ---- CLASS OF 2013!
To: Seniors and Parents/Guardians
From: Chris Nelson, Assistant Principal – House III
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! We are proud of you!
The following information should answer many questions you may have regarding graduation. You will receive specific information regarding the ceremony when you pick up your cap and gown.
Commencement is a Privilege – Any senior who makes the decision to become involved in any inappropriate behavior as determined by CPHS administration prior to commencement may not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. We are proud of you and your exemplary behavior and we expect it to continue.
Class Orator Tryouts – If you are interested in being a speaker at graduation please see Ms. Carlson for details in House III by Friday, May 3. Tryouts will be held Wednesday, May 8 after school.
Senior Meeting – CPHS Administration will meet with the seniors on Wednesday, May 15 (during advisement) to communicate expectations.
Last Day for Seniors – The last day for seniors will be Wednesday, May 29. Students will be released during 4th period.
Senior BBQ – Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. A special lunch menu will be served to the Class of 2013 to celebrate their LAST day of high school. All seniors are welcome!!!
Cap and Gown Distribution – Caps and gowns will be distributed in the CPHS field house on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Please remember to bring a picture ID and money to pay fines (if needed). You, or your parent/guardian, must be present to receive your cap and gown. If you have an outstanding fine, fee or credit discrepancy, your gown will not be issued. There is no fee for the cap, gown and tassel (which you keep).
Honor Graduates – Honor status will be determined mid-May. Lists will be posted in the house offices. Students should check this list and report concerns to their counselor ASAP. Highest Honor (gold stole and tassel), High Honor (gold cord and tassel), and Honor (gold tassel) graduates will receive these items with their cap and gown on Saturday, June 1. Please note that the gold honor tassel is for the graduate to keep, however cords and stoles must be returned (or purchased – cord $5/stole $10) to receive your diploma.
Fines/Fees/Credits – Outstanding fines and fees or a discrepancy of credits on your transcript will result in your gown being withheld. Please check with your house office to ensure that all financial and academic obligations have been met prior to gown distribution Saturday, June 1.
GRADUATION is Sunday, June 2, 2013 at
7:00 PM at Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
137 Mariucci Arena
1901 – 4th Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Arrival Time – Prior to the ceremony, graduates are required to be at Mariucci Arena by 6:15 PM (meet your advisor at the bottom of section 13). Please do not be late.
Parking – Please note that there are parking fees applicable when parking in ramps ($6.00), lots ($4.00) and on streets. Only cash is accepted so please plan accordingly.
Auxiliary Aids and Services – Accessible seating and sign language interpreter are available. Please call Ms. Carlson at 763-506-7002 at least two weeks in advance if you have special needs.
Tickets and Seating – There will be no tickets needed for admission. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.
Senior Party -Buses to the Senior Party will leave Mariucci Arena immediately after the ceremony. The buses will return students to Champlin Park on Monday morning. Please arrange for transportation to get you home from Champlin Park. See enclosed information.
PSEO – PSEO seniors will receive their diploma when all books have been returned and we have received an official transcript from the college/university you attended (which could be as late as the end of July).
Pictures - Parents are encouraged to take several pictures prior to the ceremony. Jolesch Photographers will be on hand taking two different pictures of each graduate and their diploma. You will receive proofs of each photo via e-mail and can order copies directly from Jolesch. Please note that guests will not be allowed near the stage to take pictures during the ceremony.
Graduation Ceremony Etiquette - Please be respectful of all our graduates during the ceremony. To help support this expectation we ask that you do not bring balloons or air horns to the ceremony. Also, please refrain from cheering/yelling (when this happens it makes it difficult to hear the next graduate’s name). Thank you for your special attention to this matter.
Live Webcast – Watch the graduation ceremony live from Mariucci Arena (http://www.qctv.org/grad/) courtesy of QCTV.
Information – www.anoka.k12.mn.us/cphs (i.e. parking lot map, senior party info, etc…)
Questions – If you have any further questions, contact Ms. Lorri Carlson at 763-506-7002.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2013!
Click here to download directions to Mariucci Areana.
Click here to download a parking map to Mariucci Arena.
SENIOR GRADUATION PARTY
Dear CPHS Senior and Senior Parents/Guardians,
This letter is a quick overview of what you need to know for the CPHS Class of 2013 Senior All-Night Party on Sunday June 2nd. **More detailed information will be mailed out to all registered students in May.
270 students are already registered and there is still time! Click here to download a Registration Form.
Getting to the Party on Time!!!
As you are aware, Graduation takes place at Mariucci Arena in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday June 2nd.
IMPORTANT: Please take pictures with your cap and gown BEFORE the graduation ceremony
Once the ceremony is finished, there will be a very short time period to visit with your family and friends. Please leave all valuables with your family members, as well as your diploma, purse and/or backpacks.
You will not be allowed to bring anything with them to the party other than car keys & cell phone!
Seniors who are REGISTERED for the All-Night Party will check in at the tables designated for the Party Registration in the atrium of Mariucci. You will check in and receive your Senior Party Identification wristband, T-shirt and neck wallet. Both the wristband and T-shirt must be worn to get on the bus to Blainebrook Entertainment Center. You will board the bus immediately following check-in.
REMINDER: All students MUST ride the bus TO and FROM the party! If you are registered for the All Night Party but do not pick up your wristband and T-shirt, YOUR PARENT/GUARDIANS WILL BE CALLED!
Everything you need for the evening is included in the registration fee that you have already paid. You will not need cash or any other items. Personal hygiene items will be available in the First Aid area.
Again, you will not be allowed to bring anything with you to the party other than car keys & cell phone!
Students are estimated to arrive back at CPHS around 5:00 am Monday June 3rd.
Party Updates: https://sites.google.com/site/cphsseniorparty/ & on Facebook: 2013 CPHS All Night Senior Party.
If you have questions, please contact Ann Sievers at 763-493-4732 or at Ann@thezoneteam.com
Congratulations CPHS Class of 2013!
We’ll see you at the party!
2013 Senior Graduation All Night Party
The 2013 All-Night Senior Party will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Blainbrook Entertainment Center in Blaine immediately following commencement.
Cost is $125 if paid by 5/15/13. The cost will be $150 (cash only) the night of the party.
Registration information will be mailed to all Seniors the end of September.
Join our Facebook Event Page and receive all party updates: 2013 CPHS All Night Senior Party
Donations: The Graduation Party is funded solely by registrations and donations. Cash, Gift Cards and prize donations are greatly appreciated. Contact Lori Schuenke at email@example.com or by phone at 763-493-5441 or 612-718-0339.
Volunteers Needed: Contact Kim Wehlage at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Smith at email@example.com on how you can help!!
Next Senior Graduation Party Planning meeting will be Thursday, April 25th, 7:00pm in the CPHS LMC (Library Media Center). All are welcome!
2013 Senior Party Co-Chairs: Ann Sievers firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Applequist email@example.com
Graduates: Please remember to visit the official CPHS Alumni Web Site!
Graduates: Please remember to visit the official CPHS Alumni Web Site!