GRADUATION REHEARSAL – June 6th starting in Ayer’s Gym 10:15
You must attend the rehearsal on Wednesday if you want to be in the ceremony on Thursday. The rehearsal will begin after the Senior Breakfast at about 10:15 a.m. and will last until approximately 12:30 p.m.
GRADUATION DAY—June 7th at 4:00pm
There will be one final rehearsal before the ceremony, if necessary. Students who do not arrive in time for the rehearsal may be dropped from the ceremony. A rehearsal is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. as needed. Graduates need to report to the main gymnasium by 3:00 p.m. with cap and gown (please don’t bring purses, cell phones, etc., as there are no pockets in the gowns).
Graduation is a formal occasion - please dress accordingly: shirts with collars, no shorts or cut-offs, no bare feet, no athletic shoes or other attire that would detract from the solemnity of the event. Photographs of all grads will be taken by a professional company. Proofs will be sent home with no obligation to buy.
During the ceremony as you march across the stage, you will be given a case for your diploma, but not the actual diploma. These will be waiting for you to pick up on the Green after the ceremony is over (approximately 5:30 p.m.). Don’t forget to pick it up! Diplomas not picked up after the ceremony will be available in the Guidance Office until the end of June. Invitations for graduation are not necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there will be no access to the field until 2:45 p.m. PARKING IS LIMITED. Please carpool! The city of Atherton WILL ticket illegally parked cars. Additional parking is available at SRI.
GRAD NIGHT PARTY—June 7th at 7:30 pm
The Safe & Sober Grad Night Party is sponsored by the PTA. Students must arrive at M-A's New Gym at 7:30 p.m. sharp on June 8th to load buses that will take them to venue. Students will return by bus Friday, June 9th at 3:00 a.m. Note: there will be little time between the end of the graduation ceremony and grad night check-in at M-A. Please plan family celebrations accordingly. The event is a surprise and the evening will be filled with fun, games, entertainment, food, drink, and more!
Only M-A graduates are invited to participate in this grad night celebration. To participate, students must submit a completed Grad Night Registration Form and Waiver, both of which can be found in the school office, the Guidance Center, at the bottom of this webpage, and on the PTA website. The cost is $120.00 per student. To purchase your ticket online, please click the link below labeled Online Grad Night Tickets Sales link or click http://www.mabearspta.org/events/grad-night/. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Marleen Zwiers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION
Greeting parents and students of M-A,
All students at M-A will be issued a cap and gown rental free of charge. You do not need to purchase a cap and gown. Students will be given order forms in their English classes for their cap and gown rental where they will select their sizes, and caps & gowns will be distributed in front of B21 on Super Senior Day. In order for the student to receive his or her diploma, all gowns must be returned. The caps however may be kept as keepsakes and students are free to decorate them.
Here are some important dates to remember:
Monday Feb. 6th: Gown order forms distributed in English classes
-Students will select their gown size and return the order form to their teacher that day.
Friday March 9th: Last chance to order gowns in advance
-The Herff Jones rep will be on the Green at lunch to take your orders.
Friday March 16th: Mandatory Senior Meeting during FLEX Time in the PAC
-Seniors will receive their senior info packet and important information regarding graduation.
Monday May 21st: Super Senior Monday
-Caps and gowns will be distributed on this day outside B-21.
-Seniors who missed the order form deadline can order a gown on this day, though it is not guaranteed that these students will get the exact size they request.
Thursday June 7th: Graduation Day!
-Seniors will be able to rent a last-minute cap and gown on this day if necessary, though correct sizes are not guaranteed.
-After the ceremony, seniors must turn in their gowns in order to receive a diploma.
Class Rings and Grad Announcements
If you want to order other senior gear such as rings or graduation announcements, please visit www.highschool.herffjones.com and search for Menlo-Atherton. Do not purchase a cap or gown!!!! See a flyer for class rings below.
Last year M-A had over 100 clubs on campus. Anyone can make a club! If you want to start your own, it's easy: click the link below and fill out the form. Just make sure you have a club supervisor before you fill out the form.
Below you will also find a list of every M-A club, and where/when they meet. As more clubs are created this Autumn, the list will continue to grow. Add your club to the list today by signing up!
Spirit Week is an exciting time on the M-A campus. Students dress up for themed days during the week, such as Beach Day, Twin Day, Pajama Day, and Preppy Day. Concluding the week, on Friday, there is a rally and students show their school spirit with "Bear Wear" Day. Check out these photos from Spirit Week 2013:
The students of Leadership would just like to thank the M-A staff, students, and administration for all of their support and encouragement. A school is only as great as the people who attend the classes and work on the campus, and M-A is truly a great school. We feel so honored to work and learn in the midst of so many wonderful, inspring people. GO BEARS!!!
International Day is a food festival that celebrates the various cultures on our campus. Local restaurants and M-A clubs will be selling food from across the globe. The event will expose students to international food, music and culture. International Day will kick on March 21st celebrating the Art of the various cultures on campus. On the 22nd, we will celbrate the music and dances of each culture and wrap up the 23rd with a celebration of food at lunch.