Senior News You Can Use March Edition

When is Graduation 2018?

A date and time is still being finalized for our ceremony this year. Just as soon as a decision is made, all parents and students will be alerted right away by Remind text and e-mail.

Mark Your Calendar!

There will be a spring senior parent meeting on Tuesday, April 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the AHS Auditorium. Meeting will last approximately one hour and will cover these topics: important end of the year dates and activities, final AHS transcripts, KEES money, scholarships, college information, Honors Night information, graduation practices and ceremony information, and Senior Week activities. Don't miss this important opportunity to receive firsthand information that will be shared with all seniors at their senior meeting during a school assembly.

Spring break is April 2nd- April 6th.
Remind Text Messages

Want to receive text messages that are sent out to seniors containing scholarship information and important reminders? Follow directions below and you can see every text message that goes out to senior class.

Graduation Items Delivery Date:

Students will receive their caps, gowns, graduation announcements, mugs and/or tankards on April 17th. Items will be available for pick up during students' lunch shifts. Items must be paid in full to be taken home. If you need to make final payments, please log onto the website www.orders.jostens.com to pay with a debit or credit card. If you are unsure if a balance remains, please call or e-mail me and I will check the account balance list for you.

Graduation Photos and Video

Will a professional photographer/videographer be taking pictures/footage during graduation? Life Touch Studios will be taking photos at graduation and a team from Apollo's Eagles Nest Live will be filming. The graduation video that will be created will include three photos of every senior (who turns them in) as well as the entire graduation ceremony. Each senior will be videoed in close range as they receive their diploma and shake hands with school officials. Each senior may submit three photos for the Class of 2018 senior video. Each senior should submit: one individual baby picture, one individual picture that has been taken of them within the last year, and one group picture with friends or family that has been taken in the last four years. All pictures must be school appropriate and may be submitted to Mrs. Morris in the library or emailed to her at melissa.morris@daviess.kyschools.us. The deadline to turn in photos for the Class of 2018 senior video is 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 4th. DVDs are available for $20. Pre-orders are being taken now. If you would like to order a copy, please have your student to stop by the library. Prepayment is required. DVDs will be available for pick up beginning Friday, June 8th in Apollo’s front office. Please note: You are the one who responsible for picking up the DVD. They will not be mailed.

Your Day for Help:

FAFSA Finale Day on May 1st at Apollo! Casi Benedict, our representative from KHEAA (KY Higher Education Assistance Authority) will be in the College and Career Center, room 101, at Apollo on Tuesday, May 1st to assist students and family members with filing FAFSA, FAFSA verification process, KEES money, financial aid for college, student loans, and with understanding student financial aid packages and scholarship awards letters. She will be available from 10:00 - 12:00. No appointments are necessary. You may call the guidance office if you have any questions.

Senior Honors Night will be Thursday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the AHS auditorium. Refreshments will be served in the Commons Area at 5:30. Please have your student to bring their scholarship award offers letters to the guidance office so we can have that information gathered and your son or daughter can receive recognition in the Honors Night program. We do not want to leave any student's names and awards out but we are dependent on students and parents to share information with us to include. **Your student will receive an invitation if they will be getting an award**

Students Need to Turn in Award Letters from Colleges/Universities

Seniors will be recognized for their award offers for colleges and universities. This information will be printed in the Seniors Honors Night programs, and it will be published in the Messenger-Inquirer newspaper in June. Please check the list below and see if your student has brought their letters to the guidance office already. If not, please e-mail copies to me or have them bring letters to the guidance office.

Class of 2018 Scholarship Offers:

Show Me the Money!!

Need help finding scholarship opportunities for your student? Please click the link below to see a short informational video about scholarships available to Apollo seniors. Have your sound turned on before viewing, please. https://spark.adobe.com/video/qdGM8YnJ0V6vB

Always an Eagle Family!

It's hard to believe that there are just a few weeks remaining in the school year! This has been a wonderful school year and I have really enjoyed working with the Class of 2018. If I can assist you, please call me at 270-852-7100 or e-mail me at cristy.dame@daviess.kyschools.us. Your student is welcome to come to my office for assistance any time. Proud to be counselor for the Class of 2018, Cristy Dame


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