Tremont High School Parents:
As the end of the school year approaches, I wanted to share some information regarding the conclusion of the year.
Important Dates and Events
May 4th – Senior Awards Night – those receiving awards should have already received invitations to this event. Appetizers will be available at 6:30 and the ceremony will begin at 7:00 in the cafetorium.
May 6th – Prom at the Gateway Building in Peoria (dinner seating begins at 6:30). Promenade will take place at 4:00 pm in the North Gym
May 8th – High school spring concert at approximately 8:00 pm (following middle school concert)
May 12th – Last day of class for seniors; Graduation practice for seniors from 1:00-2:30 pm.
May 15th – Graduation practice for seniors from 9:00-10:30 am – this is a full dress rehearsal that will be followed by graduation photos
May 17th – Baccalaureate at 7:30 pm in the cafetorium
May 21st – Graduation at 2:30 pm in the North Gym
May 22nd – B-day final exams (more information below)
May 23rd – A-day final exams (more information below); 11:30 dismissal and last day of student attendance
Final exams for non-seniors will take place on Monday May 22nd (B-day) and Tuesday May 23rd (A-day). There is an exemption policy in place for A-day exams that is based on a combination of strong attendance, lack of discipline issues, and adequate classroom performance. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must take B-day exams but can earn the exemption for A-day exams
Seniors can exempt out of A-day exams like everyone else, but can also earn an exemption from B-day exams by meeting a minimum semester grade requirement. This B-day perk is for seniors only. Seniors should schedule their final exams individually with their teachers during the week of May 8th so that their exams are all completed before their last day of class on May 12th. An initial list of seniors who did not meet attendance and/or discipline requirements for the A-day exemption will be announced next week.
Students do not have to attend school on an exam day if they are exempt from those exams.
This can be confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have questions. There is a link to the detailed version of the final exam exemption policy on the front page of the high school website under “Other Announcements and Information.”
The final deadline to order a 2016-2017 yearbook is May 5th. Yearbooks are $45 and can be ordered from www.yearbookordercenter.com -- school code 8089 or search “Tremont.”
Negative Lunch Balances
As a reminder, please take a moment to check your child’s lunch balance and add funds to his/her account if the balance is negative. If you need to make payment plan arrangements, please contact the office and we can work out a plan together.
I’d like to wish the best of luck to all of our students involved in various spring activities. The FFA Livestock judging team is competing at the state competition on April 28th. The Roboteers are defending their world championship at the international competition in St. Louis April 27-29th. Spring sports teams continue to have strong showings in baseball, softball, and track and field and our fine arts department just presented three terrific musical performances of Beauty and the Beast last weekend. We have so many talented students inside and outside the classroom at THS and we’re all extremely proud of the hard work they put forth on a continual basis.
Thank you for your support of our school. The relationship between the school and community is important and we welcome your feedback and communication. If you have any questions about any of this information, please feel free to contact me.
Tremont High School