Class of 2019
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Senior Committees & Meeting Times
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Senior Formal Pictures:
Friday, August 31st from 8:00am-4:30pm during your appointment time Building 103, Room 118/119 (attire provided).
The proofs will be sent via email and mailed to the student’s address.
*Retakes for SENIORS: Monday, September 24th 8am-4:20pm*
Senior Retakes (Pictures)
Senior Formal Retakes are scheduled for Monday, September 24th from 8-4:30. Building 103, Room 118/119.
If you would like to provide input on Senior Happenings this year, please attend this meeting during your tutorial period. We will be discussing items like cap/gown, traditions, senior shirts, and more.
Location: Friday, September 21st Time:12:40-1:20
November 2nd 12pm, CTC, Meet at Building 103 by sign-in sheet.
You must have a Valid ECHS ID Card and a 12 printed it on it to be included in the picture.
Deadline to pay class ring in full:
Wednesday, November 28th through Overall Recognition. Pay in person at the business (location in Round Rock), over the phone, or on the website: Class Ring Website
*If you are paying on your ring and plan to participate in the ring ceremony at Senior Sunrise, your ring needs to be paid off in full by November 28th as they will delivering the rings to campus. Students who pay in full will receive their ring on December 5th at the Senior Sunrise Ceremony.*
Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00am, CTC Anderson Building. One guest per senior.
This ceremony is symbolic of their senior year. The Class of 2019 will gather at 7:00am to drink hot chocolate and watch the sunrise together symbolizing the beginning of their senior year and journey as a class. We will have a similar banquet at the end of the year to celebrate and watch the sunset as the journey comes to end. Sunrise is at 7:15am this morning so be sure to arrive on time. After watching the sunrise, we will have breakfast in the Anderson Building and promptly begin the ceremony. Seniors will receive their class ring (if purchased and if paid in full) and all will be pinned by CTC.
Important Information About Senior Class Rank, GPA, and Grades
- Your final senior rank grade snapshot will be taken in April. Your grades as of that Friday will be averaged with your third marking period grades and used to calculate your final ranking and GPA.
- Please make sure all of your work is caught up by that time so your final GPA will reflect your best effort.
- Your GPA and rank will NEVER be recalculated once they are finalized within the week or so after the 20th.
- No corrections to your grades can be made after that Friday for the ranking calculations.
- Please understand: The grades you will have earned at the end of the school year are what will be entered on your final transcript, but your rank and GPA will never change once the final calculation has been made after April 20th.
The Seniors will have an assembly on Friday, January 25th to receive important information about Cap and Gown Orders, invitations, and all things graduation. If a student is absent, the information can be picked up in with Ms. McCarty. Make-up session following Tuesday in Ms. Frank's Classroom during senior tutorials.
Cap & Gown Orders:
Herff Jones will be back on campus to take graduation orders Thursday, January 31st (11:50am-1:20pm) and Friday, February 1st (11:50am-1:20pm) to take cap and gown orders. Gowns are purchased by students and are not rented. Students received the packets with all the pricing information on January 25th during the Senior Assembly.
Location: Building 103
Reminder: all students must purchase a cap and gown to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Cap and Gowns can be ordered online at: Herff Jones Cap & Gown Orders
You do not have to order in person and can order your cap and gown online. Please do so immediately to ensure timely delivery.
Cap & Gown Pictures:
Friday, February 1st
This is an optional service provided. The cap and gown is provided for students to take their picture. Students have the choice to take cap and gown pictures at their choice of business, but we want to provide this opportunity to save students and parents some time and money. Students can sign up for a time slot beginning a week prior to pictures.
Students will be mailed and emailed proofs where they can then place the order.
Again, this is a one-day only appointment and no make-ups will be available. This is optional and will not be in the yearbook. This is for personal graduation photos.
Delivery of Cap & Gowns
*Tentative Date for Order Delivery*
Orders placed in a timely manner will be delivered to the campus by Herff Jones on Friday, April 26th all-day in Building 103, Room 118/119.
Senior Cap & Gown Panoramic
Friday, May 3rd 12:00pm Location: CTC. You must have your cap and gown with you in order to participate as this is Senior Photo. We do not have cap and gowns for students to take this picture. You will have received your cap and gown April 26th. Bring your cap and gown with you on this day. The photographer will be back the following day for cash purchases ($25-$30). After that, purchases can be made online.
Deadline for Scholarship Awards
Seniors – scholarship awards letters are due May 7th by 4pm to Mr. Leitsch’s office. No extension will be given as we have a deadline for the program. Any questions contact Mr. Leitsch (Building 103).
Date: Friday, May 10th
Location: Bell County Expo Center
ECHS Family Fun Festival
Seniors are in charge of planning and executing the Family Fun Festival. Family and friends welcome to attend!
Date: Friday, May 17th
Location: ECHS Fort Hood Campus
Senior Trip *Tentative Date of 5/17/19 to Six Flags 11pm-5am*
Sunday, May 19, 2019 3pm, Location: TBD
Optional event for seniors to participate in. Family and friends are invited to attend. Seniors participating simply show up to attend the ceremony. The attire for the event is school appropriate and your cap and gown. Report time is by 2:30 in the church hall to line up. The program begins promptly at 3pm. This event is free.
Friday, May 24th at CTC. This will include important information about how to line up at graduation, how to enter, where to go, where you will be sitting, etc.
Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Bell County Expo Center 1:00 p.m. Students must arrive between 11:30-12:00 in dress code. You must bring your cap and gown with you to the assembly hall. ONLY graduates are allowed in the assembly hall. No cell phones or electronics are allowed in the assembly hall.
We do offer GradCast which allows students and deployed family members to connect live during graduation. Visit this website for more information: https://www.killeenisd.org/frontPagev3/gradCast.cfm
We do offer live streaming of the graduation ceremony from the KISD website. This allows for anyone, anywhere to watch the ceremony. The link is available that day. Go to KISD website, scroll down to Parent Links, Click Graduation Resources.
The Early College High School 2019 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 31st at 1:00 p.m., at the Bell County Expo Center. The venue is equipped with seating that provides a view of the ceremony from every seat, large projection screens to see your graduate walk across the stage, free parking, and live streaming of the ceremony for family and friends to view over the Internet.
The commencement ceremony may be viewed via live stream at www.gradcast.org
LIVE video stream of all area school graduation ceremonies will be available. We offer a live online access of commencement ceremonies for Belton, Temple, Copperas Cove and all Killeen ISD high schools for family and friends who are unable to attend in person. Include the web address in your graduation invitations: www.gradcast.org.
If you will have a deployed family member at the time of graduation, visit the website or see Ms. McCarty to submit a deployed family member Gradcast request for an interactive video connection during the graduation ceremony. The Gradcast connection allows graduates to see their loved ones down range as they accept their diploma and allows loved ones to celebrate the graduate’s success as they watch their graduate walk across the stage. Email your questions regarding Gradcast to Gradcast.KISD@killeenisd.org
A graduation cap and gown can be ordered at www.texashj.com. Cap and gown orders will be taken in January after a presentation and packets distributed. Please be sure purchase your cap and gown after the presentation to ensure a timely delivery.
Please contact Ms. McCarty by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about graduation.
*Parents and Students: Be sure your contact information on your school profile is up-to-date. I frequently send call outs or emails to seniors with valuable information.
*I send text message reminders straight to your phone. Be sure to sign up for REMIND 101 text messages: Text the message @echstwelve to the number 81010
*Be sure to constantly check the website for current information and what is happening on campus.
As always, if you have a question contact Ms. McCarty. We want to make your senior year memorable!