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Shannon Keyes
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Las Lomas High School 1460 South Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA  94596  (925) 280-3920
SENIORS - Class of 2017


Seniors
Many seniors who have applied to colleges have been waiting for this month! Although many students are excited about their next step after leaving Las Lomas, it can also be a stressful time and a bit scary too.

Be sensitive in your comments to seniors ….
Although students have heard from colleges, most have not yet made decisions regarding their destination for the coming year. For many it is an extremely difficult decision – students have received rejections or been waitlisted, or finances for the desired college might be an issue. While waiting until the student brings up the subject is probably the best, if you feel the need to bring up the topic ask an open ended question such as “What are you thinking about for next year?” See the following articles: 
6 Things You Better Not Say To A High School Senior In March or Battling a University Rejection? 5 Stories to Get Inspired.

The universal day to let colleges know of your intent to register (SIR) is May 1st. Housing deadlines may be earlier. If your student is placed on a waitlist, you may want to read this article from College Board on What to Do if You're Wait-Listed

In a letter of appeal, colleges are looking for information considered “new and compelling.” The admissions officers are interested in information not available, or changed since the application was filed.

Parents - We Could Use Your Help!!
On April 28th, the Senior Class will be enjoying their Senior Picnic, which is a time for them to gather with their classmates for lunch on the Softball Field. This is a FREE event to seniors. Students can pick up their FREE memory boards and their panoramic pictures at the picnic. If they miss the picnic, they can pick these items up at lunch on Monday, May 1st. Please remind your student.

Keep a look out for the Sign up Genius, coming out soon! Contact Cheryl Gregson or Lisa Royere with any questions.

Memory Boards
Memory Boards are a collage of photos and memorabilia that represent your senior's life, from birth through high school. This is the chance for you and your family to create a framework of photos to commemorate your time in school. The boards will be displayed at the Senior Awards and Senior Breakfast and returned to your students as memorable keepsakes. If you are interested in participating, your student can pick up the FREE memory boards at the picnic.  Memory Boards will need to be turned in by Friday, MAY 19th!  Contact Kirsten Miller if you have any questions about the memory board.

We are accepting completed Memory Boards any time after Senior Picnic. Please bring them into the Main Office - there will be a bin for the Memory Boards under the front counter.

Graduation Cap & Gowns
Caps, Gowns, and Tassels will be distributed during the Senior Breakfast on May 31st. 

Did Your Senior Receive an Award or Scholarship?
If your senior son or daughter receives an award or scholarship for continuing education, please have them inform Ellen Smith in the College and Career Center. The students will be recognized at Senior Awards Night on Tuesday evening, May 30th

Senior Reflections/Graduation Speeches & Performances
We are looking for students to speak or perform at Senior Reflections night and to speak at Graduation! There will be an informational meeting this week with sign ups for students who are interested. Here are the details:

APRIL 12th-Informational meeting and sign ups in room 201 during lunch 
APRIL 24th-28th-Auditions in room 201 during lunch 
JUNE 4th-Senior Reflections
JUNE 9th-Graduation 

If students have any questions, they can contact one of the Senior officers:
Natalie Inning 
Shannon Keyes
Sammy Coppersmith
Emily Costanza 

Save the Date for Senior Ball - Saturday May 20th
Regency Ballroom (1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco) 
8:00-11:30pm
Senior Ball theme: Cirque du Soleil

Ticket price is $80 per person. Students must arrive by 9pm to ensure entry into this fabulous evening of fun, dancing, and surprises. 

There will be no entries after 9pm and no departures before 11pm.

Senior Ball tickets will be available on the webstore on April 11th. To complete your Web store purchase, please bring the following items to the Theater Lobby during lunch April 19, 20, 21, and 26.

1 Web store receipt
2  Ticket order form 
3  Permission form
4  Guest pass (if applicable)

To purchase your tickets with cash or check come to the Senior Ball table in the Theater Lobby during lunch April 19, 20, 21, or 26.

You must complete and bring:
1  Ticket order form 
2  Permission form
3  Guest pass (if applicable - for non-Las Lomas guests) 

Bringing a Non-Las Lomas guest?

• Turn in your Guest Permission Slip  to the attendance office no later than April 24. Do NOT bring your Guest Permission Slip to Ticket Sales.  Guest Permission Slips must be signed by the guest's school administrator so please plan carefully. 
• Pick up a Guest Pass issued at the Attendance Office after the signed Guest Permission Slip is turned in (you will receive instruction from attendance office on when your pass will be ready).

Formal Photography
Formal Photos are available to mark this memorable evening. Order Forms can be turned in at the time of ticket sales or at Regency Ballroom the night of the Ball with your choice of package and a check.

There are no buses provided for this event. Please be sure to arrange your own transportation to the venue. Maps and transportation options will be published after 4/11 on our Senior Class webpage.

Send a note to a Graduating Senior!
A popular tradition at the Las Lomas All-Knighter is the Post Office. This is where seniors receive notes written by friends, family, teachers and staff. This is an easy way to send a “thinking of you” message, a favorite quote or a congratulatory note to a graduate on graduation night. Please encourage friends and family members to join you in writing a brief message of congratulations to your graduate!

Email messages to: llhs2017postoffice@gmail.com by Monday, June 5th. 

Please include:
· Student’s first and last name in the subject line of email
· The senders name at the end (so student knows who is sending the message)

Messages will be printed and placed in the Graduate’s post office box at the All- Knighter!
Questions? Contact Sarah Lewis.

Grad Night Work Parties
There is a lot of work to be done for grad night! Come help make this a special night for our seniors. We are looking for people to help with decorations. We will be working mostly with cardboard -- cutting things out and painting. Below are the dates and times.

Call for the location of the work party and let us know which dates/times you prefer:
Sat & Sun - April 8 & 9, 15 & 16 from 1-5pm
Suma O'Farrell at 925-287-0888

2017 Las Lomas All Knighter Grad Party (June 9th)

All Knighter Chairs:
Susanna Bouzos    925-457-7556 
Tina Chung             925-818-7312 

What is the All-Knighter? (AKA Grad Night)
Parent-organized even for graduating seniors.
Check at Centre Concord after the graduation ceremony from 9pm-10pm.
Games, activities, bowling, bingo, live entertainment, prizes, catered dinner, dessert & coffee bar, and more.
Ends at 4am Saturday morning June 10th

Volunteer Needs:
Craft Chair – oversee plan & purchase of crafts 
Take Down/Clean up Chair – work with class of 2018 to organize and lead a clean up crew for the morning of June 10th 
Donations Chair – help solicit cash donations, bakery items, miscellaneous
Volunteer Chair – oversee & create Signup Genius, coordinate with AK Committee Chairs on content

Decoration Work Parties:
Anyone and everyone welcome to any work party: painting, light construction, decorating, etc.  
Contact Suma O’Farrell, decorating chair, 925-330-1143.

Tickets:
The cost is $135, and you can purchase tickets via the Webstore or mail a check payable to the Las Lomas All-Knighter Foundation to Melinda Boxold a 8 Hawthorne Ct., Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Or, bring a check to the attendance office.
Can’t remember if you purchased a ticket? Check the list at the Attendance Office or email Melinda Boxold our treasurer.

Sending Mail to Seniors:
Students love to get letters from parents, extended family, teachers and fellow students.  
Drop off letters at the Attendance Office or email.

Senior Year Calendar
Please see the attached Calendar  for this year’s important senior activities and graduation preparation.

Internship Opportunity

Economic Data Researcher / Intern Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
Full description in the LL C/CC

Community Service Opportunity

Bay Area Nephcure Walk Fight against Kidney Disease
Saturday, May 20, Danville. Contact Andi or Tucker.

Scholarships

Walnut Creek Historical Society Scholarship
Deadline: 4/28/2017
Must be senior planning to continue education at a 4-year college/university in fall 2017. Interest in History, Economics Political Science or Government. CLICK HERE for more information and application form.

Riley Family Scholarships
Deadline: 5/4/2017
Must enroll in a college, university, or vocational training program by Fall 2017. Must be 16-19 years old. Must have experienced and overcome personal challenge or difficulty through personal strength and effort. NOT based on academic performance or activities. Pick up application in the College/Career Center.

Walnut Creek Police Officers Association (WCPOA)
Deadline: 5/5/2017
Must graduate from Las Lomas High School in 2017 and enroll as a full-time student in the fall of 2017 at an accredited college or university. CLICK HERE for more information and application form.​

Las Lomas Alumni Scholarship
Deadline: 5/9/2017
Must be senior planning to continue education in the fall of 2017. Criteria include: participation in at least one extracurricular activity during junior or senior year at LL; performance in an identifiable community service project for LLHS or the general community. CLICK HERE for more information and application form.​

Activities Calendar

April 28
Senior Picnic
LL Softball Field at Lunch

May 20
Senior Ball
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

May 30, 7-9:30pm
Senior Awards
Las Lomas Gym

May 31, 7:30-8:30am
Senior Breakfast
Las Lomas Gym

June 4, 7pm
Senior Reflections Night
Dean Lesher Center for the Arts

June 9, 7pm
Graduation
Las Lomas Sports Complex

June 9, 9pm - June 10, 4am
All Knighter
Concord City Center