Senior Class


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Senior Class

Class of 2019

Class Motto: 
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

-B.B. King
Senior Class Leaders:
President: Taylorr Thomas
Vice President: Treasure Eiland
Secretary: Lanay Woodson
Treasurer: Aleysia Brooks
Class Advisor: Patrick Fisher and Karen Kastor

Commencement Information
Location: KeyBank State Theatre, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Avenue
Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 28 - Students arrive at Heights High at 9:10 a.m. to be seated in the auditorium by 9:15 a.m. and the buses will leave the school promptly at 9:45 a.m. 
Commencement: Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m., Students should arrive at 5:30 p.m. and enter through the State Theatre Stage Door (1650 Chester Avenue – corner of East 17th & Chester)
Distribution of Caps, Gowns, and Tickets: Friday, May 24, in the Auditorium
      -Students Last Name A-M,  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
       -Students Last Name N-Z,   10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
       -I.D. required, additional tickets are not available

Mandatory Rehearsal:
Seniors must be present for the rehearsal. If students do not attend the rehearsal, they will not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. Seniors are required to ride the bus to commencement rehearsal. The buses will return to the school directly after practice.

The Commencement Ceremony:
Commencement is a graduation ceremony of dignity and sophistication. In keeping with the atmosphere of the occasion, members of the audience are requested to restrict their participation to polite and sincere applause. Remember, we are celebrating the completion of at least thirteen years of work by all of our students.

Participation in graduation is a privilege and not a right.  If graduating participants are inappropriate in their decorum, as with any school event, they will be immediately escorted from the auditorium and will be responsible for picking up their diploma from the high school at a later date. Distractions such as name calling, whistling, and yelling detract from the formal nature of the program. With your support and full cooperation, we do not anticipate this occurring for the 2019 graduating class of Heights High School.

General Instructions to the Graduates:
This means:
      -Arrive at the school on Tuesday by 9:15 a.m. 
      -Arrive at the KeyBank State Theatre by 5:30 p.m. for commencement.  
      -Allow extra time for inclement weather and parking.
      -Those who arrive late will not participate in commencement exercises.

Guidelines for Students:
      -When receiving your diploma, take it in the left hand and shake hands with your right hand.  Pause and          smile when you shake hands and receive your diploma as your picture will be taken at this time.
      -No decorations on caps.
      -Tassels are worn on the right front quarter of the cap - until it’s official!
      -Young women should wear heels or sandals. No flip-flops or tennis shoes.
      -Young men should wear white or pastel shirts and dark pants. No flip-flops or tennis shoes.
      -Shorts will not be allowed.
      -Cell phones are not permitted during the ceremony.
      -Leave purses with parents.
      -Before the ceremony, discuss a meeting location in the lobby or outside the theater for family 
       members to connect with the graduate immediately after commencement. 

Instruction for Parents:
The cost for parking is approximately $15.00 – $20.00. Information about parking locations and online purchase of a parking pass is available at Playhouse Square Parking.

Parents and guests should enter through the front doors on Euclid Avenue. If you park in the attached garage, you will enter the KeyBank State Theatre by taking the attached concourse on the Second Floor of the parking garage. The KeyBank State Theatre is handicapped accessible. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Balloons are not permitted. All guests must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Senior Prom
May 18, Prom, 7:00 p.m., Tickets sales: April 25, 26, 29
Location: Landerhaven Grand Ballroom 
Theme: The Crystal Gala 
Atire: Formal 

Senior Project
Senior class principal Jane Simeri coordinates the Senior Project.  

All seniors who meet the academic and attendance requirements are invited to participate in the 2018 Senior Project, May 1-23.

This is an excellent opportunity for seniors to design a project that interests them and will add to their knowledge in a specific field of study.

The Senior Project Packet includes instructions, timeline and the application. 

Hard copies of the packet are available in the senior class office, #220.

Members of the Senior Project Committee are available to answer questions about the senior project.

Committee members are: Joy Henderson, Claudene McCoy, Jill Pompei, Katie Strine and Shawn Washington. 


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