June 19, 2023
Dear Parents and Seniors,
I pray that you are having a great summer! As we approach the new school year, I wanted to take the time to let you know about some things to look forward to during your senior year. We are praying that your senior year will be an Awesome year full of great achievements academically, athletically, and spiritually, fun, friendships, and lifelong memories.
You should have received a flyer in the mail from Prestige Studios about senior pictures. You can go online to make your appointment now. You are not obligated to purchase your pictures from Prestige, however, your picture for the yearbook must come from Prestige. To ensure that your proofs are back in time for the yearbook, you need to have your pictures taken by August 31, 2023. Go to prestigeportraits.com to make an appointment.
Please Note: Formal Senior pictures submitted for the school’s yearbook must comply with the school’s dress code as outlined in the Parent/Student Manual.
The Jostens representative will be at the school on October 11, 2023, to do a presentation of announcements, caps and gowns, memory books, and t-shirts, which are just a few of the many things that will be available to order. We will have a mandatory senior meeting on October 18, 2023, in the lunchroom. During this time, the Jostens Representative will be there to take orders for senior announcements. This would be the time to order a class ring if you want one. The only required purchase is your cap, gown, tassel, and medallion packages.
The senior trips we will be offering this year are a ski trip and a trip to Disney World.
The ski trip will be January 17-20, 2024. We will be going to Flat Top, West Virginia. The cost of the trip is $675.00, which includes the following:
Accommodations and breakfast
2-day lift tickets and ski equipment
The Disney Trip will be April 1 – 5, 2024. The cost of this trip is $750.00, which includes the following:
Accommodations – A Disney moderate resort
3 Day Park Hopper Pass to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot, plus admission to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon and one add-on.
There is a $100.00 deposit fee per trip due by August 8, 2023. The attached form must be signed and returned with the deposit. The ski trip must be paid in full by December 12, 2023. The Disney trip must be paid in full by February 7, 2024.
We will also be making a senior video for the end of the year. I will need some pictures of each senior. The following is a list of what I will need:
1 – Baby picture
2 – Miscellaneous pictures (family, friends, hobby, etc.)
We will have the graduation pictures on file.
No more than three pictures may be submitted. These pictures will need to be scanned onto a disc or emailed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) All pictures must be turned in to me no later than October 18, 2023, at the senior breakfast.
There will be information available at senior parent meeting on the purchase of senior ads for the yearbook.
Reminder: One of our graduation requirements is that each senior must take either the ACT or the SAT. To see the 2023-2024 schedule and register go to the following websites:
SAT – collegeboard.org
ACT – actstudent.org
Parents and seniors need to attend the fall senior meetings August 24, 2023, at 6:30pm. This meeting has all the information you will need to help your senior have a successful senior year and to help prepare for post graduation plans.
Community Service: This year’s senior class will need a total of 48 hours of community service (12 per year for every year of attendance 9th – 12th grade at EVA) as part of their graduation requirements. Most of the seniors are well on their way to meeting that goal. We will offer some community service hours (between 5-10 hours) during the school year. I am the community service coordinator. If you have any questions concerning hours, I would be glad to help. All hours are to be turned in directly to me.
The students cannot receive compensation for the hours earned to meet EVA’s requirements for graduation.
Finally, there is a senior fee of $125.00 that is due at orientation on August 8, 2023, to off-set the cost of graduation expenses.
We will have a link on our website (www.evajax.com) just for seniors. This will have all the information that I sent home with your seniors and reminders of upcoming events. Information will also be posted on Twitter, Facebook, and the bulletin board outside the high school office.
Our prayer is that this will be a very memorable time in the life of your senior. If you have any questions, please call me at 786-1411.
Senior Meeting Presentation