Graduation

Spirit Tassel Challenge

All seniors are encouraged to begin their tradition of giving back to Arlington Catholic by contributing ($20.19 or more) to the Higher Learning Fund. In return, each senior will receive a Spirit Tassel to be worn in addition to their class tassel on their graduation cap. Click here for more information!
 

Scholarships

This is a reminder that seniors are strongly encouraged to pass in a copy of scholarship award letters from ALL colleges and/or organizations that awarded scholarships to them.  These merit scholarships are printed in the Commencement Program.

Copies of the scholarship letters can be e-mailed to Betty Lally at blally@achs.net or brought to her in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, May 1.  Scholarships are published in the Commencement Program, those received after May 1 will not be included.

Senior Breakfast and Yearbook Ceremony - Wednesday, May 15

Breakfast for Seniors will be served at 7:00am

The Yearbook Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 15 in the Gym at 1:10pm

Senior Prom - Friday, May 17

Location, Time, and Permission: The prom will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club on Friday May 17, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. The address for the club is 161 Elliott St, Danvers MA. Permission slips are required for each student attending the prom, and can be found here and in room 206. This permission slips are due Friday, May 3th.

Payment: The cost of a prom ticket is $TBA per person , payable by cash, check, or credit card via the AC website (go through the parent/student portal). Please note: there will be a $2.00 per ticket fee if you choose to pay online. The full payment is due before Friday, May 3th. After the deadline, there will be a $10 late fee charged. No payments will be accepted after homeroom on Wednesday, May 8th. Checks are to be made out to Arlington Catholic High School with your student’s name on the Memo line. Payments must be submitted to Ms. Kelly in room 206, or made with a credit card online through the ACHS website.

Guests: If your date is an AC student who is not a senior, they must fill out and return a permission slip. These permission slips are available here and in room 206. If your date is not an AC student, you must complete an outside guest form for them. This form needs to be signed by your parents, your date’s parents, an administrator at their school, and Mr. Graceffa. These sheets are available here and in room 206. Guest forms are due to Ms. Kelly in room 206 on or before Friday, May 3th.

Table Sign-Ups: Tables are set up for 10 people. Sign-up sheets will be available in room 206 on Monday, May 6th and are due Friday, May 10th. No person may sign up for a table if they have not paid.


See Ms. Kelly in room 206 or email kkelly@achs.net with any questions or concerns.

Senior Class Day - Monday, May 20

Senior Class Day will be held at the AC Turf Field from 9:30am-1:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2019. Students are not allowed to leave the field area during these times. A variety of activities and contests will be available. Lunch and water will be provided.

A permission slip is here.

We hope that you plan to join us for a fun day as we celebrate one of the last informal get-togethers for the Class of 2019 before Graduation.

Mr. John Balliro and the Senior Class Officers

Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony - Wednesday, May 22

The Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30pm in Saint Agnes Upper Church. Due to limited seating, only parents are invited to this evening. Our expectation is that every student attend this special evening. Students are expected to dress up - boys in shirts and ties, dress pants and dress shoes, girls in dresses and dress shoes.  Please complete the below form to indicate whether or not you will attend. Students should gather in the Gym no later than 6:00 in order to process to Church. Immediately following the ceremony, students should return to their homerooms to pick up their National Honor Society Stoles, Spanish and French Honor Society Cords, Legacy Cords, Scholarship Letters and all other awards.

Commencement - Thursday, May 23

The ceremony will be held in the Dana Athletic Center at Bentley University and will begin at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Please click here to see the information about expected behavior for guests at Commencement.  Students are expected to dress up - boys in shirts and ties, dress pants and dress shoes, girls in dresses and dress shoes. The ceremony generally takes 2 hours. A photographer from Geskus Photo will be taking professional photos of each student receiving their diploma.  Those pictures will be made available after graduation to all families via email.  Students should arrive by 1:15 to line up and prepare for the procession.

Please complete this form to indicate the number of guests you will be bringing to Commencement. We kindly ask that you do this by May 3, 2019.

Baccalaureate & Commencement Practices - Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22

To make these events special and memorable, a great deal of time and planning takes place. Both scheduled practices are mandatory. Students are expected to be punctual, cooperative, and dressed properly. It is likely that practices will end before listed times if students are on time and cooperate. Please call Mr. Graceffa on the day of practice if your child is ill and cannot attend. Please note the dates and times:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 11:30am-2:00pm.  Please report to the Gym. Caps and gowns will be distributed during practice. Caps and gowns will not be distributed to students with outstanding balances, including unpaid AP fees, transcript fees, or cafeteria balances.  Newspaper pictures will be taken as part of practice, students should wait to be dismissed. There are no picture retakes for missing students.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: 9:30-1:00. This practice will be held at Bentley University. All students will be bussed from AC to Bentley. Students may not drive themselves to Bentley.