Seniors

2023 SPRING SENIOR EVENTS


Delivery of Graduation Cap, Gown & Announcements (Jostens)

Month of April (TBD)

**Baccalaureate and Graduation tickets will also be distributed at this time. 

(See ticket details in the Baccalaureate and Graduation sections of this document.)

Location and Time: the Commons during lunch

Contact: Phillip Montgomery (phillip.montgomery@popeprep.org)

 

Surf’s Up Day

April 21, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pope Prep Jim Carell Athletic Complex 

Cost: $20 (Money will be collected in April.)

Dress: Students are welcome to dress in Hawaiian shirts, Pope gear, or casual/athletic gear. Shorts are appropriate for the day; please be mindful of length. Shirts must be worn at all times; no crop tops are allowed. Clothing should have no reference to drugs, alcohol, or political imaging.

Contact: Melissa Baxter  (melissa.baxter@popeprep.org)

 

Junior/Senior Prom

April 22, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Location: WO Smith School of Music, 1125 8th Avenue S., Nashville 37203

Cost: $40 per ticket(Tickets will be sold in April.)

*Students must arrive by 9:00 pm. 

Contact: Melissa Baxter (melissa.baxter@popeprep.org)

 

Senior Assembly (for Pope Prep high school students and faculty only)

April 27, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Location: Auditorium

 

AP Exams

May 1 – May 12

 

College Decision Day Celebration

May 1

Students are encouraged to wear a t-shirt representing their college decision to school on this day. This is the last day students have to tell the counselors their plans for college for the graduation program. 

Location and Time: the Commons during lunch

 

Last Day of Senior Classes

May 5

 

Senior Exams

May 8-May 10

Students must have achieved at least an 80 average in semester 2 in a subject to be exempt from the final semester exam in that subject. Seniors who are exempt from an exam will not be required to be present for class on the day of the exam and will not be considered absent for the exam period. (There are no exams for fine arts, innovate, and physical education courses.)

 

Senior Honors Night

**Parents of students being honored will receive an email invitation.

May 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium

Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Award Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

 

Senior Walk

May 11, 2:45 p.m. (parents welcome)

Senior Arrival: Seniors arrive by 2:20 p.m. and report to the Dining Hall. 

Parent Arrival and Entrance: Parents may arrive beginning at 2:30 p.m. and enter through the main office.

Seniors take their last stroll through the halls of Pope Prep and are encouraged, per tradition, to wear a t-shirt representing their college decision.

 

Graduation Practice - MANDATORY!

May 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium

 

Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.

Location: Our Lady of the Lake, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville 37075 

Senior Arrival: Seniors arrive at 1:00 p.m. and report to St. Joseph Hall.

Family Arrival: Families should arrive no earlier than 1:30 p.m., and everyone will need to exit by 4:00 p.m. (OLOL has a 6:00 p.m. Mass after our Baccalaureate Mass.)

Tickets: Tickets required for parents and guests. No reserved seating. Each family will receive the maximum order of 5 tickets. Students or parents are asked to complete a Google Form (link below) to reserve the number of tickets they need by April 1. Requests for additional tickets may be emailed directly to Phillip Montgomery. We will do our best to accommodate additional ticket requests if other families indicate they do not need all of their tickets. Otherwise, all seniors will receive at most 5 tickets at the first distribution. 

Contact: Phillip Montgomery (phillip.montgomery@popeprep.org)

 

Graduation

Monday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Senior Arrival: Seniors arrive at 5:15 p.m.

NOTE: We will take a group picture, so please be on time and please wear a cap and gown.

Family Arrival: Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for families and guests.

Tickets: Tickets required for parents and guests. There is no reserved seating (except for the Gala auction winners). All seniors will be given the maximum order of 20 tickets. Students or parents are asked to complete a Google Form (link below) to reserve the number of tickets they need by April 1. Requests for additional tickets may be emailed directly to Phillip Montgomery. We will do our best to accommodate additional ticket requests if other families indicate they do not need all of their tickets. Otherwise, all seniors will receive at most 20 tickets at the first distribution. 

Contact: Phillip Montgomery (phillip.montgomery@popeprep.org)

 

Reserve tickets for Baccalaureate and Graduation by April 1: GOOGLE FORM.

 

Project Graduation

May 15-16, 11:15 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Location: Pope John Paul II Preparatory School

Senior Arrival: Seniors must arrive between 11:15 p.m.-11:45 p.m. and stay for the entire event.

Cost: Donations Appreciated (Information will be sent later.)

Contact: Michelle Barber (michelle.barber@popeprep.org) 

**Additional details will be sent later in the spring.

 

DRESS CODE for Graduates: Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation

Baccalaureate Mass: Graduation Gown (no cap)

Graduation: Graduation Cap and Gown

The following should be worn underneath the graduation robe for both events:

Men – white dress shirt, dark dress pants, gold tie (tie: solid gold or gold print), dress shoes (no flip-flops or athletic shoes). Men must be clean-shaven for these events.

Women – dress of any color (consider color/pattern if it hangs below robe), light tan or white shoes (no flip-flops or athletic shoes). Students will be walking up a set of stairs to the stage; please be mindful when wearing high heels.