Eureka High School
4525 Highway 109, Eureka, MO 63025
Phone 636-733-3100 . Fax 636-733-8850
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12th Grade Principal - Dan Thoman

May 16
2018 Commencement Exercise information

Please remind your senior student the importance of following school guidelines to avoid disruptions in these final hours of their high school career.  We expect them to respect other students who are still wrapping up their year by leaving quietly these next two days.  This has been an incredible group of seniors to work with and I know they will leave on a positive note. 

Friday, May 18, at 12:20 pm should be the end of your senior's required attendance unless they have already left from exemption.  Seniors will be asked to leave campus after that time and may only return if they have an emergency need from one of our offices or have an appointment with a staff member.

The 2018 Eureka High School Commencement Exercise will be held Thursday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. at Chifetz Arena on the SLU campus.  The address is 1 S. Compton Avenue, St. Louis MO 63103.  

Chaifetz Arena has a free, first-come, first serve, parking garage on the north side at the corner of Compton/Olive.  There will be an elderly/handicap drop off lane going south on Compton on the east side of arena.  You may also receive elderly or handicap shuttle service to the arena from the Compton/Olive parking garage on the west lower end (Channing entrance).  Refer to http://www.thechaifetzarena.com/parking_directions/  for information of venue and additional free parking.  

Harris Stowe has a parking lot across Compton that is nearer to the arena.  However, they will charge for parking at this lot.  You are not required to use that lot unless you desire - it is not associated with Chaifetz Arena.  There are nice grounds surrounding the arena for family pictures prior to arrival deadline if the weather is good.  

Graduates will need to report to the staging area no later than 5:30 p.m.  Their entrance is a special door under an awning on the west side of the stadium, opposite side of Compton.  Please take all photos with your graduate PRIOR to the ceremony.  Families are not allowed on the floor of Chaifetz Arena for pictures and graduation gowns are turned in at the conclusion of the ceremony.  Caps and tassels are seniors to keep.  If your son/daughter has not received their new 'matching' cap yet, they can retrieve it from the senior office til graduation or we will bring it down to the ceremony for them to obtain.

No tickets for guest entry are needed.  We ask that each student keep their guest list to between 6 to 10 people but you may go over that amount.  Seating is first-come, first-serve.  Doors to Chaifetz will open at 6:00 p.m. for guests to enter.

Chaifetz Arena is handicap accessible.  Please see a Chaifetz usher upon entering the arena and they will escort you to the seating area.

We ask that all graduates dress in appropriate attire under their gowns in respect of the occasion.  We ask that seniors do not wear flip-flops, old sneakers, and/or old jeans.   We expect our seniors to wear appropriate clothing.

We have experienced stormy weather past graduation days which can delay arrival.  Besides this factor, MODOT shows construction on HWY 44 on both sides near Maplewood/Shrewberry area which could slow down your arrival time.  http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/documents/I44StLouisCounty-2.pdf  Please advise your graduates to leave for the ceremony in plenty of time to avoid these delays.

We also advise seniors if rainy weather is forecasted or in the area, to either carry their gowns separate or cover themselves to avoid discoloration of their gowns prior to the ceremony.

We are still trying to clear up senior fines.  If your senior has been posted with a fine or did not return a recent textbook or equipment, their diploma may be held Thursday evening till it is straightened out with the school.  If you are concerned about this matter, please call Diana Miller at 636-733-3123 for more information on fines.

We hope all senior families enjoy this ceremony.  Please call Laura Pacino at 636-733-3121 if we can be of any assistance prior to the event.

Photos will be taken by Inter-State Studios

Inter-State will be taking photos of our senior receiving their diplomas.  They also plan to snap a photo with diploma cover prior to graduate walking across the stage.  Please see attached information for pre-registration of graduation photos.

EUREKA SENIOR GRAD PHOTO PRE-REG 2018.pdf 

Copy Cat Video

Copy Cat Video will be recording the ceremony.  The CD order form is attached.

2018 Eureka CopyCat order form.pdf 


May 03
Final week events and exam schedules

Here are some final event/exam times for the year.  The last graduation practice on the afternoon of May 11 is mandatory.  See us in the senior office if you have an emergency conflict.

May

10 - Senior Awards 6:00pm  Large Theater

11 - Final Graduation Practice (Cap & Gown distribution) 

       Gym A, 1:00-3:00

       Review 5th, 6th and/or 7th hours 

14 - Senior Parade @ Feeder Elementary Schools 12:30-

       approx. 2:00 (attendance is optional)

       Review 5th, 6th and/or 7th hours

15 - Review Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th hours

        Finals 5th, 6th, and/or 7th hours

16 - Review Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th hours

        Finals 5th, 6th, and/or 7th hours

17 - Finals Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th - seniors are 

        dismissed at 12:20 if they have their own 

        transportation

18 - Finals 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th - seniors are dismissed

        at 12:20 if they have their own transportation

        Last Day for Seniors

24 - Graduation - Chaifetz Arena 7:00 pm​

May 03
Link to Sign up for Feeder School Parade

If you will attend the Feeder School Graduate Parade on Monday May 14, please complete this short survey.

https://tinyurl.com/yd9n8x68​​

May 02
Link to Senior Exit and Intent Surveys - MANDATORY

If you were unable to complete your Exit and Intent surveys from the links sent to your email account, please use this link below to get you to the mandated surveys.  You will need to know your ten-digit student number.  They must be completed by May 15.  Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSDGRAD2018​​

Apr 17
Important Dates

April

20 - Departmental Honor Cord Forms Due to Sr Office

20-21 - Variety Show

23 - Gold Standard Awards 7:45 am

May

10 - Senior Awards 6:00pm

11 - Final Graduation Practice (Cap & Gown distribution)

14 - Senior Parade @ Feeder Elementary Schools

15-18 - Final Exams for Seniors

18 - Last Day for Seniors

24 - Graduation - Chaifetz Arena 7:00 pm​

Apr 17
Departmental Honor Cord Applications Due

Departmental Honor Cord Applications are due to the Senior Office by the end of the school day, Friday, April 20.  Forms can be found on EHS website under Important Forms or hard copy in the senior office.

Apr 17
Mandatory for Graduation - Intent and Exit Survey

Each senior should have received an email in their RSD account directing them to take two different surveys.  These surveys, Intent and Exit, are a must for all graduates of Rockwood and the state of Missouri.  Please remind your senior to pull up the email and follow the links to the surveys.  They must have the surveys complete to receive their gown and/or diploma for graduation.  Here are the details that were sent to administration:

PROCESS

  • Unique link will be sent to each student by Monday, 4/16/18 in their Rockwood supplied Gmail account to complete the two part process
    • Part 1 - Intent Questionnaire
      • MSIP Required
      • NOT Anonymous
      • Up to 11 questions regarding future education and work plans
    • Part 2 - Guidance Senior Exit Survey
      • Completely anonymous
      • 26 questions regarding student experiences/satisfaction with Guidance Programming
  • Weekly reminders will be sent to students via email who have not completed the Intent Questionnaire.


Directions for Students

  1. Students login to their official Rockwood-supplied email account at https://mail.google.com/ (Email will be sent by Monday 4/16/18)
    1. Username is the same as the student’s computer login combined with @rsdmo.org. Example: sstudent@rsdmo.org
    2. Password is the same as the student’s regular computer password
    3. Open the email titled, “Class of 2018 Graduate Intent Survey” and click on the link contained within.
  2. For students who did not receive an auto-generated email ONLY, staff should direct them to this link ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSDGRAD2018 )  and provide students with the following:
    1. The student’s 10-digit Rockwood student number (REQUIRED)​
Apr 17
Senior Celebration Reminder and Deadline

Senior Celebration permission slip/payment, Yard Signs, Parking Raffle and Wall of Fame are all due!
  
Payment and forms can be turned in to the Welcome Center, Senior Office or we will be collected during lunch Wed-Fri, April 25, 26 and 27.

**Remember - tickets for Senior Celebration WILL NOT be sold at the door! Don't miss out on a great night of fun and prizes by missing the April 27 deadline.

Forms are located outside of the Welcome Center, in the School Store or on the Eureka website under PTO​
Apr 05
Seniors - get on your school email and find message with link to vote for your staff graduation speaker

An email with survey link was just sent to your school address re: Vote for your choice of staff graduation speaker and you class gift to the school. Survey due by the end of the day, April 11.

Apr 03
Senior Breakfast, Practice and Cardinal Day Game Trip Info for April 11

Breakfast

EHS will provide a special buffet style breakfast to its seniors on the morning of Wednesday, April 11, on the north side of the Cafeteria.  We will open the entrance near the condiment bar next to our regular lunch lines at 8:00 a.m.  The senior line will form at that gate and wrap around to the yellow walkway in our commons.  Seniors must stay in the Commons until we dismiss for our practice in Gym A at approximately 9:15.

Graduation Practice, Part 1

Seniors will be dismissed to Gym A where they will find their names on lists on the wall designating their graduation row and seat.  Once they find their correct seat, we will run through some graduation exercises and give them some directions for their graduation night.  We do not pass out caps and gowns at this practice, we wait until the May 11practice to take care of that matter.  This early practice allows us to have other details ready to make the 2nd practice go quickly.  If there is time remaining after this practice the seniors will be dismissed back to their 3rd period.

Cardinal Trip

We currently have approximately 360 students going to the game.  If you are not attending the baseball game, seniors are expected to attend their normal classes.

At approximately 10:45 we will dismiss seniors to the buses parked by the Welcome Center where they will load to go the Busch Stadium.  Seniors must have their ID to be allowed on our buses.  Bus #1 and Bus #2, if needed, (RSD buses) will be the buses coming back to school early for activities.  Students can sign up for the early return buses in the senior office until they are full - please do that immediately!  You must be on that list to enter that bus.  The rest of the seniors may load buses #3-8 (RSD and Mid-American Charter), which will be assigned alphabetically.  Students must be on our ticket list.  

The buses will drop seniors off at Gate 6 on Broadway and chaperones will hand seniors their ticket, which has the food voucher (jumbo hot dog and soda - no exceptions, sorry) included, prior to walking in the gate.  Once inside the stadium students must remain in the right field area that we have been assigned, they should not wander to other areas of the stadium.

The game this year starts at 12:15 p.m.  We will stay til the end of the game or till approximately 3:15 p.m.

The early buses, #1 and 2, should leave the stadium by 2:15 so make sure you follow your chaperones to meet that bus outside of Gate 6.  All other buses will have different Mid-American or RSD buses picking them up at Gate 6 at approximately 3:15 p.m. 

I am always down there on the sidewalk helping students and chaperones find their buses.  

Reminder to have your student ID for the bus and dress warm and for wet weather, it will most likely be rainy and breezy that day.  Also realize that NO BACKPACKS are allowed into Busch Stadium, so pack lightly.  

Keep your ticket stubs if the game is cancelled or postponed so you can attend the makeup date.

I hope we have an amazing day together as seniors and everyone makes wise decisions. Looking forward to it.  Bring home a win, Class of 2018!

Mr. T​

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