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The commencement planning for senior students, meeting graduation requirements, is beginning.  Please watch your emails for these School Messenger communications as they are full of information regarding graduation details and deadlines. Thank You.

Graduation Cap and Gown

To order a cap and gown for your student please click here. There is no charge for the cap and gown. The deadline to order is Friday. February 9th. 

Graduation Fee

The $30.00 graduation fee can be paid through MHS ePAY.  The fee must be paid by Friday, May 25th.  This fee helps offset the rental fee of Aldrich Arena.  Tickets are not required to attend the Commencement.


To view/order your graduation Announcement click here (pdf).

Graduation Honor Sashes and Honor Cords

*****Please note that all Parents/Guardians will be notified in February if your student is eligible for the honor sash or the honor cords.*****    

NHS Honor Sashes - NHS members have the option of ordering a gold sash with the NHS logo.  
The cost of the NHS honor sash is $20.00(plus tax) and can be paid thru MHS ePAY before Wednesday, May 9th.  Students MUST show receipt to pick up their sash on the day the caps/gowns are distributed.  Sashes can be purchased or rented.  If you would like to rent one for the commencement, the sash should be returned to Mrs. Brown (main office) by Friday June 15th to receive a refund.

Honor Cords - You will be notified if your student is eligible for an honors cord.  
Eligibility is based on the cumulative GPA at the end of Semester I: 
o   3.00 – 3.699 Silver Cords
o   3.70 and above Gold Cords

The cost of the silver or gold honor cord is $8.00(plus tax) and can be paid thru MHS ePAY before Wednesday, May 9th.  You do not need to specify gold or silver with your purchase.  Students MUST show receipt to pick up their cords on the day the caps/gowns are distributed. 

**Caps, gowns, sashes and cords will be distributed on Wednesday, May 16th in the Commons during all lunches .**

Important Dates

February 9 - Deadline to order your Cap & Gown(No fee-order via the link above.) 

February 23 - Students and Parents will be notified regarding Sashes and Cords.

March 23 - Senior meeting - Teacher speaker nominations, senior motto, Student speaker sign-up; 

April 2 - Senior Speaker Auditions - 7:15am, Chautauqua Theater

May 16 - Cap, Gown, NHS honor sash and honor cord distribution during ALL Lunches. Please bring your receipt if picking up  an honors sash.

May 25 - Graduation Fee due; via MHS ePAY 

May 25 - Senior Meeting - Senior class party information, Press Publication form for top graduates

June 6 -  FINAL Senior Student Meeting - Final commencement info and senior checkout form instructions.

June 9 - 10:30 a.m. – Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal at Aldrich Arena
June 9 - 5:30 p.m. – Arrive to Aldrich Arena for commencement
June 9 - 6:00 p.m. – Commencement begins
June 9 - 9:00 p.m. – Senior All Night Party at MHS

Student Checklist

  • Pay all fines; parking, academic, activities (Listen for announcements)
  • Turn in all books and materials to your teachers and the media center
  • Complete and pay for your final transcript
  • Pick up Cap and Gown and honor sash/cord(if applicable)
  • Sign up and pay for Senior All Night Party
  • Clean out your lockers(Listen for announcement)
  • Attend mandatory commencement rehearsal
  • Attend the commencement ceremony

Congratulations Parents and Students!!!!