• Senior Class

    Sponsors - Kirsten Baker (918) and Katie Rohde (room 705)

  • UPDATES MAY!

    Welcome to MAY! 

     Yes, we are counting down the days to graduation, and I bet the reality of your student finishing high school might finally be setting in.  Over the next few updates I'll be including lots of details about the graduation ceremony itself, but today I have just a few random announcements and updates.

     We had a fun Senior Week last week.  THANKS to all our wonderful parent volunteers who helped make it happen!

     Honors Events

    Individual invitations for each event are being mailed home this week, so be on the lookout for those.

    These events are when honors cords and regalia will be distributed to add to the cap and gown.  Graduates may only wear regalia at graduation they have received from North.

     I have heard from many parents that it is impossible to choose which one would get to attend honors night.  We have checked the seating again and decided to allow TWO parents/guardians for each invited student.  If you do not need two seats, please only send one person.  DO NOT bring anyone extra - no siblings, no grandparents!!  We will be in every single seat in the space and possibly into a standing overflow.  Remember we will LIVESTREAM the event for those who cannot attend. Here is the link to livestream graduation: https://www.youtube.com/c/InfiniteEnergyCenter

     Gas South Arena

    Please know that the Arena has a clear bag policy for guests - I wanted to give you time if you needed to purchase a bag.  This goes for all guests, so be sure to tell grandparents and others you are bringing with you.  Also, everyone will go through a metal detector to enter.

    Students will not be allowed to bring anything but their car keys, so they won't need anything for this day.

     Google Drive

    A reminder has been added to the NG Senior Website to our graduates about their NGHS GOOGLE DRIVE... Their Google Drive will be removed when they graduate, so please encourage your student to look at this announcement so they can download their drive to their personal account.

     Senior Walks at the Elementary Schools

    We have posted the individual procedures for each of the elementary schools on the NG Senior Website.  Please be sure to look at those directions on where to park, when to arrive, etc. 

     AP Exams, EOCs, and Final Exams

    Be sure to encourage your student to finish strong!  They have worked so hard for 4 years, now is not the time to give up and let go of their grades, their motivation, or their positive mindset!

    • AP exams started yesterday.  Good luck to all our students participating in those!  Pay attention to location, exam times, and arrival times so they are in the right place for each exam. 
    • EOCs have started too.  There are no EOCs for specific senior classes.  Please know that if your student has looped back to get credit in a class that does have an EOC, it must be completed for graduation and it is 20% of their grade, so be present!
    • The last day of class for seniors is May 17th.  Finals for seniors will be held on May 18 - 20th each morning 7:10-10:00am in the commons.  If a student needs to stay the full day due to transportation, please see Mrs. Lough in the main office.  If they have any missing (NTI) assignments THIS WEEK is the time to get them caught up - do not wait!!
    • Honor Graduate status was released to students last week.  Please know that they are exempt from multiple choice finals, but must complete all other major assignments including Performance Finals.  
    • Students who are not Honor Graduates may exempt individual multiple choice exams IF they have a 90 or higher.

  • UPDATE! APRIL 27th - GOOGLE DRIVE FOR SENIORS

     ATTENTION SENIORS--ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE

    CLICK HERE FOR What will happen to your GOOGLE DRIVE when you leave?

  • UPDATES - APRIL 25th

    Can you believe it's the last week in April... time is flying by!!

    Just a few items that have come up this week plus some reminders.  Clarifications or additions to last week's announcements are in red

    As always, feel free to email me any questions you have. 

    All graduating seniors will receive one free official transcript, which will be available for pick up mid-June.  The exact date will be announced later. This transcript will be in a sealed North Gwinnett High School envelope. Do not open the envelope. Take it (or mail it) to the college or university you will be attending. 

    CLARIFICATION:  Individual invitations for each event will be MAILED BY MAY 6th to students who meet the requirements for the event.

    These events are​ when your senior will receive their cords and regalia for graduation.​​

    Friday, May 20 - Academic Honors Ceremony - 7:00am in the NGSH theater (limit one guest)

    Saturday, May 21 - Servant Leadership Breakfast - 9:30am in the NGHS commons (limit two guests)

    Monday, May 23 - Senior Honors Night - 6:30pm at Gwinnett Church (limit one guest with livestream for additional viewing)

    Monday - kindergarten day - senior breakfast

    Tuesday - vs./duo day - Bruster's at lunch

    Wednesday - t-shirt signing day

    Thursday - senior citizen day - cookies at lunch

    Friday - futures day (college, career, military t-shirts) - Rita's at lunch

     

    Senior Parent Volunteers for Senior Week  

    Thank you to my early morning crew for this morning's senior breakfast!

    We have some spots left open if you are interested in volunteering for any of our senior week events, please go to the link below.  

    tinyurl.com/SRweekvolunteer

    If your student did not pick up their cap & gown last week, they can go to the front desk anytime during the school day (7am - 2:30pm) and see Mrs. Breslin.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL:  Once your student has received their cap and gown, please take it out of the packaging and HANG IT UP!! It will be wrinkled, but it will fall out naturally with time.  DO NOT IRON the gown - the material will pucker with the heat.

    Inside the package there should also be a tassel, 2022 mask and their senior week "punchcard" that will be needed for their lunchtime treats this week.  Please don't lose those items.

    DO NOT DECORATE THE CAP.

    We walked the Arena last week and the graduation floor will be down on top of the ice because The Gladiators will still be competing.  Two things to think about... (1) it was a bit chilly that day on the floor, so keep that in mind with your student's graduation attire - it may be fine with all of us in that space.  (2) The floor was also a bit more slippery, so keep that in mind for shoe choices!!!  

    ​CLARIFICATION:  This is an optional event for your senior if he/she CHOOSES to return to their Elementary school.​ 

    Our NG Cluster elementary schools invite their graduates to return and celebrate graduation by walking the halls with the "graduating" 5th Graders.  Please wear your cap and gown and any honors/recognition regalia you have earned from North. 

    Each school has a slightly different date/time and procedure so please pay attention to the date and time.  

    The procedures from each Elementary School will be posted this week on the senior class website with details on where to park, when to arrive, etc.  

    May 23rd

    Riverside:  2:00 - 2:30

    Level Creek: 1:30-2:00

    Roberts: 2:00 - 2:30

    Suwanee: 1:00-1:30 

  • UPDATES - APRIL 18th 

    UPDATES

    APRIL 18th 

    Good Afternoon Seniors and Parents, 
    I am only sending new/updated information each week, so please refer to previous emails for each week's updates.  Included today is an opportunity for you to get involved with our senior week events the week of April 25 - 29th.  As always, please email me individually with any additional questions. 
     
    Cap and Gown pick up
    If your student did not pick up their cap & gown last week, they can go to the front desk this Tuesday or Wednesday anytime during the school day (7am - 2:30pm) and see Mrs. Breslin.
    IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL:  Once your student has received their cap and gown, please take it out of the packaging and HANG IT UP!! It will be wrinkled, but it will fall out naturally with time.  DO NOT IRON the gown - the material will pucker with the heat.
     
    Senior Week Sprit Days and Events - April 25th - 29th
    Monday - kindergarten day - senior breakfast
    Tuesday - vs./duo day - Bruster's at lunch
    Wednesday - t-shirt signing day
    Thursday - senior citizen day - cookies at lunch
    Friday - futures day (college, career, military t-shirts) - Rita's at lunch
     
    Senior Parent Volunteers for Senior Week 
    If you are interested in volunteering for any of our senior week events, please go to the link below.  
    PLEASE only sign up for ONE spot, so more of our 800 seniors' parents can participate.

  • UPDATES - APRIL 11th

    Welcome to April! 
    I hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing Spring Break.  We are counting down the days in the 2022 school year and headed quickly towards your Senior's Graduation.  Included in this update are some important announcements and dates for you to mark in your calendar.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly.  
    Graduation Tickets
    We recently received the confirmation that there are no seating restrictions at the Gas South Arena, so we can finally share that each graduate will receive 10 tickets for graduation.
    If tickets remain after the entire class has received their tickets, additional tickets will be available one at a time for each graduate.  Tickets will be distributed at Graduation Practice (see below).
     
    Graduation Practice - MANDATORY FOR ALL GRADUATES - FRIDAY, MAY 27TH in the NGHS Commons starting at 11:00am
    Graduation practice is MANDATORY for all graduates.  Students who do not attend will not be allowed to walk at graduation on Monday, May 30th.  This is an important 2-hour commitment, so please have your student plan for that time now, ask off from work, find a ride, etc.  Dress code for graduation practice is normal school attire, not cap & gown.
    Graduation practice will allow us to complete several tasks that will make Graduation run smoothly.  
    We will use the time to do all of the following:
    • Explain the processes and expectations for parking, arrival & dismissal, procession, ceremony, dress code, etc.
    • Hand out TEN tickets and Gas South Arena parking pass to each graduate
    • Hand out any remaining t-shirts, caps & gowns, Honors Night regalia
    • Pronounce each graduate's name so they can help us correct any mispronunciations 
    • Collect any technology, textbooks, library books, materials, or fees that may block your student from receiving their diploma
    Immediately following graduation practice, we will host a Senior Class Lunch Celebration all seniors are invited to join us at the pavilion and celebrate together, bring their yearbooks, etc. for our
     
    Senior Class Event Dates and Details - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    Cap and Gown and Senior Class T-shirt distribution - Thursday, April 14th during all 3 lunches
    A 2022 mask will be included in the graduation package.  At this time, masks are not required, but if a graduate chooses to wear a mask, please use the enclosed mask during the graduation ceremony. 
    If your student is a full time dual enrollment student, please make plans to have them come to school between 10:15am - 1:00pm to pick up their cap and gown package.
    Only those who have paid dues will receive their package.  I have sent parents who have not yet paid for their student's dues an individual email this week.  If you have any questions about senior class dues, please email me.  
    Community Service Logs are due to the Counseling Office by Friday, April 15th.  
    This year graduates who complete 80 hours of service during their four years at NGHS will receive a service seal on their diploma. 
    Senior Week  - April 25th - 29th
    Our senior class officers are working out final details for the daily schedule which will be shared soon.  
    Senior Class Honors Events 
    Friday, May 20 - Academic Honors Ceremony - 7:00am in the NGSH theater (limit one guest)
    Saturday, May 21 - Servant Leadership Breakfast - 9:30am in the NGHS commons (limit two guests)
    Monday, May 23 - Senior Honors Night - 6:30pm at Gwinnett Church (limit one guest with livestream for additional viewing)
     
    Honor Graduate Status and Senior Exemptions
    Honor Graduate status will be determined after the 12-week grade update at the end of this week.  Students who have a 90 overall average with NO ROUNDING will qualify as an Honor Graduate.
    All Honor Graduates will be exempt from multiple choice exams (not performance finals or End Of Course Exams).  
    Students who are not Honor Graduates, who have a 90 in individual classes, may exempt multiple choice final exams for those specific classes. 
     
    I've had some parents ask why several traditions that used to be in place with older siblings are no longer happening (locker decorations, hallway decorations, etc.).  Times have changed and our students' behaviors are different - very few of them use lockers, there is no "senior hallway" where they all have a class, many of our seniors only have a few (or no) classes physically on campus, therefore traditions must change to be meaningful.  
     
    As previously stated, we will not be collecting senior letters on campus this year.  We encourage you to ask family and friends to send letters of support and celebration to you at home so that you can collect them for your graduate.
    As we approach graduation, I will be sending more specific details about the ceremony, parking, etc. 
    If you have specific questions for me, please do not hesitate to email me directly.  

  • Senior Walks

    Senior Walks with our Cluster Elementary School 5th Graders

    Our NG Cluster elementary schools invite their graduates to return and celebrate graduation by walking the halls with the "graduating" 5th Graders.  Please wear your cap and gown and any honors/recognition regalia you have earned from North. 
    Each school has a slightly different date/time and procedure so please pay attention to the date and time.  We will be posting information from each school on the senior website in a few weeks about their requests on where to park, arrive, etc.
    May 23rd
    Riverside:  2:00 - 2:30

    May 24th

    Level Creek: 1:30-2:00

    Roberts: 2:00 - 2:30

    Suwanee: 1:00-1:30

    2022 Senior Class Walk Procedures

  • Graduation

    North Gwinnett High School graduation will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30am at Gas South Arena
    Due to ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions and policies, the number of tickets per graduate has not yet been determined.

  • Community Service Seal

    Seniors who complete 80 hours (reduced from 100 hours due to COVID) during their time in high school will receive a community service seal on their diploma.
    Community Service Logs are due to the Counseling Office by Friday, April 15th.

  • Senior Class Dues

    Senior Class Dues MUST be paid by January 31st so that we can ensure the correct sizing for cap and gown orders for all graduates.  
    Please go to MyPaymentsPlus to pay dues ($155) and complete the required information. 
    If you have questions or concerns about senior class dues, please email Kirsten.Baker@gcpsk12.org

  • Official Graduation Announcement Details

    CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022! We cannot believe how quickly the year has gone by and before you know it, you will be walking across the stage at graduation! Make sure everyone knows how hard you have worked to achieve one of the best moments of your life and announce your graduation with class. Below is the direct link to order your Official North Gwinnett High School Personalized Graduation Announcements, so don’t wait.

    https://tinyurl.com/NGHSANN22

    Thank you,

    Your Herff Jones Team

    Rick Shrewsbury, Josh Shrewsbury, Carlos Castillo, Ben Johnson, and Team

    Office- (770) 921-9022

    http://highschool.herffjones.com

    4634 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite B

    Lilburn, GA 30047

  • Additional Purchases

    Class Ring:  If you did not order a class ring when you were a junior but decide that you want one, you can still purchase one from Herff Jones. https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home

    Graduation Yard Sign:  If you would like to order a yard sign for graduation, please watch for announcements second semester for our partnership with Postal Plus.

    Letter Jackets: If you have earned a letter jacket, those may be purchased through Scholastic Images. 

    Graduation DVD or Flashdrive: It features each senior receiving his or her diploma, up-close. The full graduation ceremony will be on this video production, providing years of memories for you and your senior. Order on website: memorymakervideo.com (credit or debit card)

  • Class Dues

    Junior Dues:  Junior dues pay for prom, so if you did not pay these dues during your junior year, and you wish to attend your senior prom, you must see Mr. Stewart in the Media Center to pay for this.

    Senior Dues:  Senior dues are $155.  When you pay your senior dues in the fall, you will be asked your height, weight, and T-shirt size; Scholastic Images uses these measurements to determine the size of your cap and gown (height should be your height in BARE feet, not your height in high heels).  Senior dues pay for your cap, gown, diploma cover, senior t-shirt, and fees associated with Graduation. Depending upon the COVID-19 situation in the spring, we plan to host a senior breakfast, senior luncheon, and various activites in Senior Week.  Senior dues are required.  Please note that senior dues are NON-refundable since items listed above are ordered for every senior regardless of whether he/she participates in every event.  Students who do not graduate on time still need their caps and gowns to graduate at the end of summer school.  The deadline to pay Senior Dues is January 31st. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE ON MY PAYMENTS PLUS. This provides us adequate time to order and receive each student's cap and gown in preparation for graduation.

  • College Tests and Entrance Fees

    SAT/ACT:  Both of these college entrance tests have fees attached to them. See their respective websites for details.  Fees are less expensive if paid by the earliest deadlines, so plan ahead to save money.  See http://www.collegeboard.com for information about the SAT and http://www.actstudent.org  for information about the ACT.

    Transcripts:  Transcripts for colleges should be ordered through your MyPaymentsPlus account.  You should also add the college to "Colleges I'm Applying to" list in Naviance. Some scholarship applications also require a copy of your transcript. The fee for each transcript is $5.00, and they must be ordered 48 hours in advance. The final transcript to send to your college in June is free.

    Application Fees:  Colleges charge a fee to process your application and decide whether to accept you or not.  This means you want to limit the number of colleges to which you apply, so do some careful research while you have time over the summer. The fee for each college varies, so see their individual websites for specific information.

    College Deposits/Down payments:  In the spring, colleges will ask you for some kind of deposit or down payment to secure your spot at that school. You only pay this to the college you are actually going to attend.  Failure to pay your deposit means that your spot will be given to somebody on that college’s waitlist.

  • Graduation Pictures and DVD

    Graduation Pictures:  Cady Studios attends graduation and snaps a picture of you right after you receive your diploma.  Information will be sent to families in the spring about how to order these pictures.  We hire the company to take these pictures because friends and family are NOT permitted on the floor of the arena to get these close-ups.

    Graduation DVD:  We hire a company, Memory Maker, to create a DVD of graduation.  It is available through pre-sales and will be sent to you several weeks after the ceremony. Approx. $25.

    Memory Maker Order Form- Click Below!

    DVD Printable Order Form

    Web Link

    If you have any questions, please call MemoryMaker directly at 770-654-2219

  • Graduation Products

    Seniors, you can go directly to www.scholasticimages.com for your graduation packages and order right now!

    If you have questions about whether or not you ordered Scholastic Images products, please contact them directly rather than calling NGHS. We do not keep Scholastic Images' records on campus.


    Caps and Gowns:  A student's cap, gown, tassel, diploma, and diploma cover are all paid for with money from his/her Senior Dues.  As you are paying and filling out the information, you are asked for a student's height and weight; that is all we need to know to order caps and gowns.  Senior dues are $155. Caps and gowns will be delivered to students second semester.


    Graduation Announcements are beautiful cards that resemble wedding invitations in their look and quality.  Graduation Announcements, class rings, and associated products (name cards, thank you cards, address labels, etc...) are a separate fee. Those products are ordered through Herff Jones.  Graduates send these cards to their friends and families to announce that they are graduating from high school.  An announcement is NOT the same as a ticket to graduation.  You may order as many announcements as you would like. You may pay in full when you order or put down a deposit and create a payment plan; however, you will not receive the announcements in the spring until you have paid for them in full.  Pay attention to cut-off dates.  Our announcements are gorgeous, and some parents make the mistake of deciding they want them after it is already too late!! 


  • Perfect Attendance / Scholarship Recognition

    SENIORS - If you believe that you have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the past 4 years and wish to be recognized at Senior Honors Night, you must stop by to see Ms. Gresham in the Counseling Office or Ms. Baraban at the Attendance Desk no later than Friday, April 26th. We will take your name and verify your attendance history to see if you qualify for this award.

    SENIORS - If you have been awarded an outside scholarship from a college or other organization or have earned any special awards (such as Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award), we would like to recognize your accomplishment in a special way. Please complete this form by April 26th so that we can include your information!

  • Senior Grad YARD SIGNS

    GRAD SIGNS AND BANNERS

  • Things to do for college preparedness

    • Fill out a Senior Profile form in Naviance. Teachers and coaches have access to this form after you submit it.  It is a GREAT help when we are trying to write college and scholarship recommendations for students. 
    • Fill out college applications and write any required essays.
    • Fill out scholarship applications and write any required essays.
    • Keep your GaFutures account updated.
    • Fill out the FAFSA financial aid form and all forms related to the HOPE scholarship.