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Student Life / Counseling

Senior Counseling

Seniors are in the process of fulfilling their journey through the Profile of the Graduate. Seniors explore their relation to others on Community Days, weekly serve others on Wednesday service days, select a spiritual retreat to attend, and prepare for the transition to the world beyond Jesuit. Senior counselors assist students and parents in this year of growth and change. Senior guidance classes, weekly class-level meetings and individual conferences all provide opportunity for interaction with the senior student. Senior counselors aim to help guide the senior in areas of education and growth.

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"LETTING GO" Senior Parent Meeting: Thursday, April 27

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Terry Center

This meeting will focus on sending your son to college. All senior counselors will speak and you will be provided with a packet of impprtant items regarding transition to college. In addition, graduation tickets will be distributed (7 tickets per student).

Your senior student will not need a ticket. (There will be an opportunity to request an additional two or three tickets. Information on signing up for additional tickets will be provided at the "Letting Go" meeting.)

AP Examination Schedule: Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 12

Check Classroom Assignments **For Students Taking AP Classes

May 1 8 a.m. Chemistry May 8 8 a.m. Biology
  8 a.m. Environmental Science   1 p.m. Physics C: Mechanics
  1 p.m. Psychology   3 p.m. Physics C: Electricity
May 2 8 a.m. Computer Science A May 9 8 a.m. Calculus AB
  8 a.m. Spanish Language   8 a.m. Calculus BC
  1 p.m. Physics 1   1 p.m. French Language
May 3 8 a.m. English Literature May 10 8 a.m. English Language & Composition
  1 p.m. Physics 2   1 p.m. Macroeconomics
May 4 8 a.m. US Government & Politics May 11 8 a.m. Conparative Government & Politics
  1 p.m. Chinese Language   8 a.m. World History
May 5 8 a.m. US History   1 p.m. Statistics
    Studio Art Submission May 12 8 a.m. Human Geography **
    Deadline 8 p.m. (EDT)   1 p.m. Latin **

** The AP Human Geography exam and the AP Latin exam conflict with Senior convocation and Special Games. These exams will be given for seniors on the Late Testing Dates Latin - Wednesday, May 17 8:00AM Human Geography-Thursday, May 18 8:00AM

Senior Convocation: Friday, May 12

Seniors check-in / Breakfast (Dress Code Required) 8 a.m.
Cafeteria / Terry Center

Seniors will arrive in school dress code at 8:00am to check in for the day. Attendance will be taken. A light breakfast will be provided in the cafeteria. Showcasing the senior class at the Jesuit Senior convocation offers the entire student body an opportunity to honor and formally bid farewell to their Jesuit senior brothers. Various seniors will be formally recognized for their accomplishments. Seating is very limited and is reserved for the student community. Parents of students receiving major awards will be contacted by the Principal's Office with an invitation to attend. After Convocation, seniors immediately change into gym clothes for Special Games.
Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at ext. 412, or Colin Hanley at ext. 448,for further information.

Special Games: Friday, May 12

Postell Stadium

As is tradition at Jesuit, the Community Service & Social Justice Program, in conjunction with the Senior Class, will host the Jesuit Special Games for Dallas area schools at Postell Stadium. The seniors and faculty members will join an estimated 500 Special Games athletes for fun activities, ending with a cookout in the stadium. Seniors should bring gym clothes to school for the Special Games activities. It is recommended that students bring sun block as we are outside all day. This event is the final requirement for the seniors' successful completion of their community service hours for graduation. As such, all seniors must be in attendance until dismissal time.
Please contact Rich Perry at ext. 402 for further information.

Senior Mass & Breakfast: Sunday May 14

9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Terry Center & Intercontinental Hotel

This is Jesuit's traditional school baccalaureate, celebrating the seniors and their parents. Invitations to this event will be mailed to senior families. Seniors attend without charge. As is proper for the occasion, seniors are asked to wear a coat and tie. The morning begins with Mass in the Terry Center at 9:00am, followed by breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel beginning at 10:30am.

Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at Ext. 412 or Colin Hanley at ext. 448 for further information.

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Senior Exam Schedule:

Check Classroom Assignments

Monday, May 15 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Social Studies
  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Language
Tuesday, May 16 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Mathematics
Wednesday, May 17 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. English
  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conflicts

Graduation Practice: Saturday, May 27

8 a.m.
SMU McFarlin Auditorium

Seniors will receive their caps and gowns during graduation practice. Practice can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on cooperation and prompt morning arrival. Dress for the morning practice is casual. Note that practice will not begin until each graduating senior is present. The graduation caps and gowns may be taken home between practice and the ceremony. This is a good time to take family photos with seniors in their graduation gown, as the gowns must be returned on stage immediately following the ceremony. Seniors may keep their caps and tassels.
Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at ext. 412 for further information.

Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, May 27

4 p.m.
SMU McFarlin Auditorium

The timeline for the graduation ceremony is as follows:

3:15 p.m. Seniors arrive and repmt to Mcfarlin Auditorium.
3:15 p.m. Doors to Mcfarlin Auditorium open for seating of ticketed audience.
4 p.m. Graduation ceremony begins promptly and lasts approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.

Student attire for graduation is dark slacks, white shirt, tie, and dark polished shoes or boots. No facial hair, earrings, nose rings, other visible piercings, or sunglasses are allowed.

Parking

All vehicles parking on SMU's campus for graduation will be charged a $7 parking fee. Please log on to smu.edu, then type in "parking" in the search box to see SMU's campus map and parking. Note that McFarlin Auditorium is located near the northwest corner of the campus at McFarlin Road and Hillcrest.

Final Note: The Jesuit Graduation is a formal ceremony which reflects the religious identity of the school. As such, balloons, air horns, cheers, rowdy behavior, and the like are not allowed. Please show respect for Jesuit and our graduates and abide by this request.

Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at ext. 412 for further information.