2018 Senior All-Night Party: Information for the all-night party following graduation ceremonies on May 23, 2018 can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/fhnseniorclass/. 2017-2018 Senior Party committee chair is Lisa Burgess. She may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This site will also be updated throughout the year with information regarding other senior activities.
Senior Calendar – 2017-18
Senior All Night Party: Forms available in the Main Office.
Cap & Gown Orders: Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Josten’s will be here at both Lunches)
September 11: Powder Puff – 6:30 p.m. / Stadium
September 15: Homecoming Assembly / 1:30 p.m. / North gym
September 15: Homecoming Game vs. East Kentwood / 7:00 p.m. / Stadium
September 16: Homecoming Dance / 7:00 p.m. / Commons
August 31: Senior Sunrise – 7:00 a.m. / Stadium
September 19 & 20: Senior Retreat
March 23, 7 – 10:30 p.m.: Senior Dinner Dance at Egypt Valley Country Club. Cost is $20. See Mrs. Morrison between March 13 – 16 before school, after school or at lunch (not during class time) to make your payment and select your table.
March 28: Northern Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are available in the Counseling Office; completed applications are due by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. No late applications will be accepted.
April 30 – May 4: prom tickets will be sold at lunch.
May 7 – 18: AP Testing Window
May TBA: Senior All Night Party Bus Sign-Up; during lunch
May 11: Prom Assembly
May 11: Prom Court Voting during lunches
May 12: Prom, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
May 16 – 18: Senior Exams:
- May 16 – 0 hour exam
- May 17 – attend 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours, then 4th, 5th, 6th hour exams
- May 18 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd hour exams
May 15 – 18: Yearbooks Distributed to Seniors
May 18: Last day to sign up for Senior Breakfast ($10, if paying by check make payable to “Twisted Rooster”); register with Mrs. Christensen.
May 21: Senior Recognition, 9:00 a.m. in the North Gym. Seniors must be in the Commons by 8:15 wearing their graduation gowns(no caps). Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this special occasion. Senior (only) luncheon will be held in the South Gym following Senior Recognition.
May 20: Senior Sunset; details to come
May 23: Senior Breakfast at Twisted Rooster from 8 – 9 a.m. Sign up by May 18, charge is $10 (if paying by check make payable to “Twisted Rooster”); see Mrs. Christensen.
May 23: Graduation Practice – MANDATORY if student is participating in the graduation ceremony. 10 – 11 a.m. in Van Noord Arena in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin College. Campus map can be found here: 2017 Map for Calvin Commencement
May 23: Commencement ceremony in Van Noord Arena in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin College. Students arrive at 6 p.m.. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.
May 23: Senior All Night Party, buses leave immediately after the graduation ceremony. Details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/fhnseniorclass/
Attention Senior Parents
Parent Meeting & Husky Fest Volunteers
Senior year 2018 is just around the corner! There are several ways you can be a part of making this a memorable year for the kids.
- Attend the Senior Parent Meeting immediately following FHN’s Back to School Open House on Wednesday, September 6.
- Help at Husky Fest on Friday, September 15. Proceeds from this event help fund the Senior All Night Graduation Party – senior parents organize both events. Find information at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c45afa728a7f58-husky
- Visit our website, https://sites.google.com/site/fhnseniorclass/, to learn more and to be added to our email list.
NHS Senior Portraits – YEARBOOK SPECS
Congratulations on making it to your senior year at Forest Hills Northern High School!
Here are some common questions & answers about senior pictures for yearbook use. Please read them carefully, as we do not wish anyone to be excluded from the senior section of the yearbook!
- What should I do first about pictures and how soon should I do it?
Call a photographer immediately and get a sitting time scheduled for summer. The whole portrait-taking process sometimes takes MONTHS through our local photographers, which means you should have your picture taken no later than July 31. After that there is no assurance that the photographers can get us a copy of your photo in time. The yearbook staff must meet publishing deadlines that are not flexible.
- What are the yearbook picture specifications?
- Size: 2” x 3” photo (required – digital preferred); 300 minimum DPI
- Finish: Glossy
- Recommended Pose: Head-and-shoulder shot looking at the camera, preferably vertical, but we can crop a horizontal shot.
- Recommended Background: Traditional, neutral (blue, gray, brown), & solid background.
- What is the due date for senior pictures:
October 3, 2016 is the deadline for turning in your senior portrait.
- What if I can’t afford the sitting fee or the picture packages?
Have your picture taken on the Student Picture Day (Tuesday, September 6, 2016). There is no sitting fee and there is no obligation to purchase their pictures. This is an inexpensive and fast way to finish the whole picture-taking process. The Yearbook staff would be happy to take a photo of you as well. Come see us as soon as school starts to schedule a session.
- What if I decide to take my own picture with my own camera?
Any self-taken portraits must follow the guidelines above and be high quality. However, please be aware that we reserve the right to refuse any pictures that do not look professional or appropriate for the yearbook.
- What will happen if I do not turn in a senior picture at all?
Yearbook staff will use your school ID picture, if available. If not, you will not be featured at all.
- When & where do I turn my senior picture in?
Turn them in to Mrs. Damuth’s room (W7) at any time up until the October 3, 2016 deadline.
- Can I turn in a digital image?
YES! Since the yearbook is done almost entirely on the computer, we would greatly appreciate your image being submitted either on a CD (turned in to Mrs. Damuth in W7) or via email to the yearbook staff at email@example.com. We prefer JPEG format and the picture must be at least 300 dpi resolution.
Just a reminder: please plan on turning in your senior quote by this same deadline (to Mrs. Damuth in W7 or the yearbook staff at firstname.lastname@example.org).