HISTORY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CAP AND GOWN
The custom of wearing caps and gown as a symbol of learning has been handed down through generations. Learned men of medieval times wore cap and gown as a symbol of high scholastic achievement.
WEARING OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CAP AND GOWN
A commencement exercise is a great event in the life of graduate. It is indeed an impressive ceremony. The cap, called a mortarboard, shall be worn so the mortarboard is level. Tassels shall be worn on the left side. The gown shall be worn closed. A gown properly fitted should come to with in 8 to 10 inches from the floor. Val and Sal wear gold sashes, top 10% will wear red stoles, honors students will ear white cords, and graduates with distinction will ear gold tassels. Various clubs and organizations will also be wearing cords representing those clubs. Students who receive medallions from the awards banquet should wear them with their cap and gown.
Graduates may not wear jeans of any color, shorts, tennis shoes, flip flops, or brightly colored shoes. Girls should wear dark or nude colored dress shoes (dress sandals may be worn but MUST have a back for safety purpose – NO BACKLESS SHOES! A lightweight dress in recommended. Boys should wear a light colored dress shirt, dark tie (NO BOWTIES), dress pants (may be khakis), dark shoes, and dark socks. Boys may wear cowboy boots but no work boots and absolutely no sandals. Gowns should be pressed.
Josten’s will distribute caps and gown. If you not received yours yet, please call them at 423-3964201. A GRADUATION FEE OF $40.00 is due April 28. This fee covers diploma, diploma cover, and other fees associated with graduation. Make check payable to Cookeville High School.
GUESTS OF GRADUATES
We ask that there be no yelling, shouting, whistling or use of noise makers (including air horns) or anything that might prevent a family from hearing the name of their graduate read. Guests will NOT be allowed in the line up once the corridors have been clear and the final count begins. Handicap seating is available in the two sections at the top of the Hooper Eblen Center NO ONE will be allowed on the floor or in the tunnel except faculty and graduates. Doors will open to the public at 8:30. Be aware that various law enforcement agencies from our community will be helping to make the graduation of the Class of 2015 a safe and memorable event.
Senior Meeting: April 28th at 9:45 am in the auditorium $40 Graduation Fee Due at this time.
Graduation Practice: Friday, May 15 at 9:00 am at Hooper Eblen Center, Senior Picnic to follow.
Graduation: Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am at the Hooper Eblen Center…
ALL GRADS MUST BE IN LINE UP NO LATER THAN 9:15
Paul Vaughn Senior Picture Preview -
Friday, April 24th - Main Entrance at 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 25th - JROTC Room at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 26th - Main Entrance at 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 25th - Prom at 8:00 pm -12:00 am
Wednesday, April 29th - Capshaw Senior Reunion at 3:30 pm in the library
Thursday, April 16th - Saturday, April 18th and
Thursday, April 30th - Saturday, May 1st - Spring Musical of West Side Story held in the auditorium, performance begins at 7:30 pm cost is $12 per person.
Tuesday, April 28th - Senior Meeting at 9:45 am, $40.00 Graduation Fee due.
Tuesday, April 28th - Cane Creek Senior Reception at 3:30 pm at Cane Creek Elementary
Tuesday, May 5th - Sycamore Elementary Senior Reception at 3:15 till 4:30 pm in the school library
Tuesday, May 5th - Park View Senior Reception at 3:15-4:30 pm in the Park View Library.
Tuesday, May 5th - Heavenly Host Senior Reception at 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the HHLS Library.
Thursday, May 7th - Northeast Elementary Senior Reception from 3-5 in Northeast Library.
Monday, May 11th - Baccalaureate in the Auditorium at 6:00 pm
Friday, May 15th - Graduation Practice at the Hooper Eblen Center at 9:00 am. Senior Picnic to follow
Saturday, May 16th - 2015 Graduation at the Hooper Eblen Center at 10:00 am
Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, May 28th - Teacher Work Day
Friday, May 29th - End 2nd Semester
SPRING TESTING DATES:
Thursday, April 9th - TIMSS (selected 12th grade students)
Monday, April 27th through Friday, May 1 - US History Pilot
Monday, May 4th - English III & Chemistry
Tuesday, May 5th - English I & Biology
Wednesday, May 6th - English II
Thursday, May 7th - Make-Ups
Do you know a bright student pursuing a higher education who can benefit from some funding? #Scholarship opportunities are now available through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. By filling out only ONE application, a student could be eligible for more than one of the 85+ scholarship funds if criteria are met. Learn more and/or apply now: http://goo.gl/X1Fde6Attention Seniors! We have two new scholarship opportunities! The Upper Cumberland Education Foundation Scholarship is provided to Cookeville Campus Nashville State students. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please see your counselor. Applications are available in the second floor Counseling Center. Deadline March 1st.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship: Must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA. This scholarship is available for any full time student attending a four year university whose family adjusted gross income does not exceed $60,000. Applications are available in the 2nd Floor Counseling Center. Deadline March 31st.
Lipscomb University's Summer Scholars program will be July 5-14 on the Lipscomb campus. Course offerings include Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Foundations of business, Introduction to Communication, Fundamentals of Photography and Freshmen Seminar on the Humanities. Summer Scholars is a selective program and only students who have scored a 24 or better on the ACT will be considered for admission. More information is available at admissions.lipscomb.edu/summerscholars.
SENIORS: You do not have to wait till a Jostens representative comes to CHS. You may place your order anytime, 24/7 at www.jostens.com
Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.smart-pay.com now through mid-February. If you'd prefer to order at CHS, bring the full payment and completed order form to room 227. Order forms are online and in the CHS main office. Beginning partial payments are no longer being accepted. Only payments previously begun may continue with partial payments.
Cookeville High School Parking Info 2015-16 School Year
Students and Parents – We will begin issuing parking spaces for the 2015-16 academic year at CHS beginning the week of March 2nd. Mrs. Winchester will be set up during lunch in the commons office to sell parking spaces. We will have announcements each day as to what grade level will be offered the chance to purchase a parking space. We will begin with rising seniors and then after each senior has been accommodated, we will move on to rising juniors and then rising sophomores. Although spaces will be issued, static parking stickers will not be given to the students until the beginning of the 2015-16 school year when students come in to pick up schedules. In order to receive a parking space, each student must have the following items with him/her the day of purchase (No exceptions made):
1. Tuesday, March 31st PARENT ORIENTATION/ OPEN HOUSE - Two sessions offered: 4:30 pm OR 6:00 pm starting in the CHS Cafeteria: Choose one time to attend. This should last approximately one hour depending on how many focus areas you would like to visit.
****Students are encouraged to come this night if possible but are NOT required. Counselors and Administration will talk about graduation requirements, Freshman Academy, and parents & students will be able to check out the different elective focus options we have available at CHS.
2. Wednesday & Thursday, April 1st & 2nd- Counselors will hand out registration materials/ curriculum guides and talk to the students about similar things that will be discussed at the Parent Orientation the previous evening
Wednesday, April 1st @ 9am -AMS @1:00 pm- ATMS
Thursday, April 2nd @ 1:00 pm- PSMS
3. Monday, April 6th & Thursday, April 9th: both evenings 4:00- 7:00 pm- Advisement Nights (Parents & students will choose ONE evening to attend.) No appointments are assigned, just come to the CHS Cafeteria between 4:00- 7:00 pm either day! During this time, students and parents will talk with an advisor, hear what academic classes they are being recommended for, and sign up for electives to complete the 9th grade registration process.
Smoking is prohibited on all campus property at Cookeville High School, both indoors and outdoors, and in privately-owned vehicles parked on campus property. All uses of tobacco and tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes and associated paraphernalia are prohibited in all of the Putnam County school district's buildings
Purpose: To provide a healthy environment that promotes the health, well-being, and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Cookeville High School by minimizing the negative effects of secondhand smoke; to improve fire safety; and to encourage a more sustainable environment.
Scope: This policy applies to any individual on campus property, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, other employees, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, visitors and members of the public, and is applicable twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
This is in accordance to PCBOE Policy 1.803
Congratulations to CHS Faculty, Staff, & Student Body!
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.