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Senior class meeting

Jasmine Franco
Senior students being seated before the senior class meeting.

Seniors met during 4th period in the MPR room on Wednesday, January 17, for a senior class meeting. This meeting was to talk about all the information seniors needed to know leading up to the graduation of the class of 2024, along with a contract. The senior contract consisted of eight rules that needed to be followed which included:

  1. Senior activities are voluntary and a privilege, participation is not required to receive a diploma if earned. 
  2. In order to participate in senior activity, you must maintain good attendance, behavior, and citizenship. 
  3. Must pay all debts incurred including textbooks, library materials, lost uniforms, equipment, etc. Must be paid to pick up a yearbook, along with your cap and gown. Not paying withholds the diploma/certificate. 
  4. Any inappropriate behavior or violation on or off the campus may jeopardize participation in future activities. 
  5. The graduation cap and gown has to be purchased through the school vendor. No additions are allowed unless they are awards given by the school and are meant to be worn with the cap and gown. Contact your counselor if financial aid is needed. 
  6. It is a violation to be under the influence or have possession of any drugs or alcohol on or off campus. Possession includes in locker, person, backpack, or in any vehicle. 
  7.  It is mandatory to attend all rehearsals in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Be on time, follow directions, and stay until rehearsals are complete. 
  8. Have commendable behavior at the graduation ceremony, follow all directions from staff during graduation practice and ceremony. Not following directions may result in removal. 

By signing this contract seniors and guardians are agreeing and understanding that if any violation to the conditions of the contract will lead to the senior not being able to participate in school or senior activities, including the commencement ceremony. Denzel Pleitez, senior, stated, “I feel like this contract is very easy to follow, common sense, and reasonable. I think the senior meeting was needed to warn and bring attention to what is required for the second semester in order to graduate.” Seniors had to turn in the senior contracts to the ASB office by January 26 to be able to participate in Prom, Grad Night, and the Graduation ceremony. 

Along with the contract, assistant principal Ms. Myszkowski shared important reminders that are needed for graduation.  Seniors will not be able to pick up their graduation materials until their counselor has cleared them. Seniors that have a D or F on the 3rd quarter grade report or seniors that have a D or F by the end of April will have a letter sent home. Graduation rehearsal, senior lunch, and cap and gown will be picked up on campus June 5. The ceremony will last about two hours and seniors will receive six complimentary tickets and can purchase an additional two. Seniors cannot bring phones, cameras, keys, balloons, flowers, leis or other loose items on the field. Seniors cannot alter/decorate their cap or gown. Students can only wear flat shoes. Senior Kyler White stated, “This meeting was helpful and a good reminder for all seniors to push through and stay on track, it brought awareness to events and deadlines I didn’t know about.” 

After receiving all the information and deadlines needed, senior students head to the field bleachers to take the senior group picture. 

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Jasmine Franco
Jasmine Franco, Reporter
My name is Jasmine Franco and I am a 17 year old senior. This is my first year in journalism, but I have always loved writing. I enjoy walks, painting, volleyball, writing and fashion. When I have freetime I enjoy hanging out with my friend or building legos. After high school I plan on attending Moorpark College for two years then transferring to a UC school.

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