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The answers to all of your questions about your senior year and life after high school.

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October 14 Graduation Announcement orders during
lunches and after school 3:30-6:30
January 22 Cap and Gown orders taken during lunch
and after school
April 1 Graduation Announcements distributed
during lunches
April 15 Cap and Gowns distributed during lunches


College Admissions Representatives Visit MHS and Metro Atlanta
Sign-up with Mr. Burch, Graduation Coach

Emerson College - McEachern High School - Thursday, September 18, 2008

Emory and Oxford Universities - McEachern High School - Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Samford University - McEachern High School -  Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:30


Class of 2009 Graduation Information

*If you have won any scholarships (academic and/or athletic), please bring a copy of your award letter to the BT Office - we need this as confirmation of your award. We will recognize you during the ceremony.

 Please submit copies of ALL college/university/community/civic athletic scholarship awards and military appointments regardless of acceptance to your counselor.

 For example, if a student is offered a full presidential scholarship from two different institutions, we need copies of both letters in order to recognize the student’s accomplishments.  We will also count both awards in the Class of 2008’s final scholarship total although the student can only accept one scholarship award.

  • Final Transcripts

Please make a request for a final transcript to be sent to the college/university you plan to attend next year prior to graduation practice on May 23.  A final transcript is NOT automatically sent for you unless you request it.  Requests can be made in the Senior Office until May 16.   If attending a Georgia college/university, you may request a transcript via  Information sheets are available in the senior office.  Transcripts cost $2.00 each.  (Exact change please).

  • Outstanding Debts

A list of students who owe books, materials, equipment, fees, discipline consequences, parking tickets, etc. will be posted in the Senior Office in early May.  Letters have been mailed to those students who may have outstanding debts.  Please clear any debts quickly!

*You will not practice or participate in the graduation ceremony if these debts are not paid. 

  • Caps/Gowns/Announcements

All announcement packages sent to our school have been delivered to the graduates.  Caps and gowns will be delivered by April16.  Check your package to be sure it is complete and not damaged in any way.  Do not iron it!  Hang it or steam it.  If you have problems with your order please contact Balfour at or call 1-866-694-8155. 

  • Graduation Video and Photographs

A video of the graduation ceremony will be available for sale.  Additionally, a photograph of each graduate receiving his/her diploma will be taken-more information to follow.  You may order online at  Video will be provided by MemoryMakers and information on ordering will be provided at practice.

Cap and Gown Portraits- MAY 22 from 12-4 in the mezzanine of the new gym.  Caps, gowns and tassels will be provided to avoid the risk of damaging your own items.  Sign up in the Senior Office. 

  • Ticket allocation for graduation:

15 tickets per graduate to be used for the Stadium ceremony ONLY.

4 tickets per graduate to be used for the New Gym ceremony ONLY in the event of inclement weather.  Tickets will be distributed at practice.  There are NO extra tickets available.

  • Special Needs Seating:  There will be limited space available for ticketed guests that require special seating.  There will be space available for one special needs guest and one additional guest to sit in this area.  Please contact your administrator in advance of the graduation ceremony for more information.  Maps of special needs areas will be provided.
  • May 18 Baccalaureate Service  -

3:00 PM/First Baptist Church of Powder Springs

4330 North Avenue

Powder Springs, Ga 30127

Brief reception directly following sponsored by MHS PTSA

Cap and Gown will be worn

  • May 21 -22 – Graduation Practice

9:00 – 12:00 in the New Gym

Senior Breakfast before practice on May 22

All expectations for behavior and dress code will be enforced.  All fines and debts MUST be paid prior to May 21

If all goes well, then there will be no practice on the day of graduation – May 23. 

  • May 23- Graduation  7:00 PM
  • Graduation Dress Code
Boys- White Dress shirts and dark ties, dark dress slacks, socks and dress shoes.

Girls-  Cream or white dresses (Gowns are white and your dress should not show through), comfortable white or cream dress shoes- you will climb stairs and walk across the stage in front of your families and classmates-  no tumbling!


ONLY SCHOOL-RELATED CORDS, STOLES AND TASSELS WILL BE ALLOWED.  You will NOT participate in the ceremony if you are not dressed appropriately!

  • Diplomas may be picked up in the new gym immediately following the ceremony.

 Enjoy this exciting time in your lives but…Stay Focused! 


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