Senior Activites

 

Baby Pictures

Thank you to Mrs. Ahrens and her students for putting together this year's senior baby video.  The link to watch is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUln9J-xvE&feature=youtu.be .

We realize that there are some errors.  Apologies to those with spelling errors of their name and the second Jacob Wilson is actually Quinton Womble.  We are unable to further edit the video as we have experience a complete software and computer crash.  We appreciate your understanding.

 

Grad Bash

If you have paid for Grad Bash, you will be getting a permission slip and the Universal Studio’s Dress Code for Grad Bash in your 3rd period class.  If you do not have a third period, see Mr. Brazelton.

After you return your permission slip, will get a boarding pass in class during the week of April 24.  All fees and fines must be paid.  No food or drinks on the bus.  Be in the cafeteria before 3:00 p.m. on April 27th.  We should return on April 28th between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. to the school.  If you are not driving and parking in the lot, please make arrangements to be picked up promptly.  The school pays for parking lot is patrolled that night with extra vigilance so the parked cars will remain safe.

 

Prom

 May 5th from 7pm-11 pm at the Museum and Gardens on Beach Blvd. 

Tickets are going to be sold on-line only on March 29, 2018 for $125.  

Expectations are to have fun but be smart.  Appropriate dress IS required.  Tickets will be passed out on a day yet to be decided.

 

Senior Honors Convocation 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Oakleaf High School gymnasium.  

These senior awards are given on a night dedicated to honor graduates, recognize superior academia, athleticism and superior service of those about to leave Oakleaf.  Seniors receiving awards or recognition will be given a separate invitation indicating that they will be recognized during the ceremony.  Anyone can attend.

Wear your gown, stoles, cords - with black shoes and NO CAPS! 

Seniors will need to report to the cafeteria by 6:00p.m., BE ON TIME!  We will be processing in!

You will be walking – be sure on your heels.  You need to be able to walk comfortably, including steps in front of a crowd, so be selective.

 

Baccalaureate 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Elevate Life Church.

Graduates will need to be there no later than 5:30 p.m.

This is a religious service is designed with the purpose of fully celebrating the class of 2018.  Music, speeches, smiles and tears.  

Wear your gown, stoles, cords - with black shoes and NO CAPS! 

 

Senior Week 

Monday, May 21 – “I woke up like this” (PJ day)

Tuesday, Mar 22 – Career/College day

Wednesday, May 24 – Greek day (preppie and toga)

Thursday, May 25 – Senior citizen day

Friday, May 26 - Remember Knights, Stay golden – Spirit Day

Senior Final Schedule

Friday, May 26 – Normal day except if you need to take a final in 5th or 6th period, this is the day to take it

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day – No school

Tuesday, May 29 – Expected to attend 1st and 2nd period classes and then take finals during 3rd and 4th 

Wednesday, May 30 – Take finals 1st and 2nd period

 

Senior Memory Walk

Tuesday, May 29 – After 4th period, anyone who would like can meet in the front of the school and join us as we walk through the junior high school halls.  See old teachers and hug those who never thought you’d make it.  Wear your robe and regalia with comfortable walking shoes.  Take off after that.

 

Senior Swim 

Wednesday, May 30 – Take finals 1st and 2nd period, after your LAST final, join the rest of your class 11:00- 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Landing Swim Park.  You must turn in your completed sign off sheet (see below) and permission slip (given with sign off sheets) in order to receive the wrist band for admission.  Admission and lunch is free.

 

Senior Sign-Off Sheets

All seniors in Clay County must be signed off by each current teacher, Ms. Torode (media center), Ms. Sanchez (cafeteria) and Ms. Duckworth (Guidance).  Once this completed, it is taken to Mr. Gunder (with the permission slip if you wish to go to the swim party) and you are officially done with high school.

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – No member of the class of 2018 should be on campus the entire day.  Do not come to see what is happening, do not hang out in the parking lot, do not ‘visit’ teachers.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

 

Friday, June 1, 2018 – 

Graduation rehearsal – You must be present at rehearsal, on time, in order to walk.  Doors will open to the cafeteria @6:45.  Breakfast sandwiches and drink will be provided.  Doors will be locked at 7:20 a.m.  If you are not in the cafeteria at this time, you will not walk!  Do not wear cap/gown; you should dress in school appropriate casual wear.  If you have questions about your footwear for graduation, this is the time to try it out on the field.

You will need to follow the direction and participate fully in the rehearsal so that you look like the intelligent, capable high school graduate that you are.

 

Graduation Ceremony

What to Wear:

DO NOT ALTER YOUR CAP AND GOWN

A dress or skirt (that’s no longer than the robe).  Black dress pants, WHITE collared shirt, solid color tie, black socks and black dress shoes 

NO FLIP FLOPS OR SNEAKERS, remember this is an honorable event and we’d like to see you dressed nicely.

If there are any further questions, Please contact: Dennis Brazelton (Senior Sponsor) (904) 336-8375

 

Arrival:

You must be in the gym by 6:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:30 to begin the pat down process.  You make not bring cameras, cell phones, electronic devices of any kind.  Do not bring purses, backpacks or anything that cannot fit in your pocket.  Please come fully dressed in your cap/gown/cords/stoles/tassel with appropriate dress under the robe.  Do not zip up your robe when you are entering the cafeteria.

 

Parking:

If you live close to the school, please consider walking. You will get out faster than if you were to drive.

Once the ceremony is over, please do NOT loiter in the stadium. 

You have 1 hour after the conclusion of the ceremony to get your diploma.  If you do not get it then, you may not pick it up from the school until Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

 

Friends, Family, and Graduates (crowd behavior)

Leave the noisemakers at home; Stay Seated; No Signs; yelling and screaming are prohibited

In order to finish the ceremony in a timely manner, please refrain from clapping excessively. As graduates, if you do not act appropriately, we reserve the right to prohibit you from walking.

 

Tickets

In order to be as fair and equitable as possible, each graduate will be limited to 4 tickets for stadium seating. If the number of family members per person attending exceeds this number, then the rest of the family are encouraged to bring lawn chairs so they can watch from the field in the designated seating section. No tickets are necessary for general seating.

All seating will open at 6:00 p.m.

Small children must remain in the lap of an adult during the ceremony in order to not need a ticket.

 

Handicapped Access and tickets

Handicapped tickets are available please request them if you have a family member that needs it. ONLY ONE ESCORT PER HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUAL. 

Applications for handicapped seating will be outside Mr. Brazelton’s room (192) beginning May 1, 2018.  They may be turned in to Mr. Conroy (room 185) from May 2 through Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

 

Livestreaming

Again this year we will be live streaming the entire commencement ceremony on the web.  We encourage this as an alternative to being at the ceremony.  The live stream cast is clear with and better views of the graduate walking across the stage than in the stadium.  We highly recommend those that have difficulty walking, with health concerns and, of course in far away locals to use the live stream on the web.  The link to the live stream feed will be posted on the school web, https://www.oneclay.net/ohs and my website www.dennisbrazelton.com during the week before the ceremony.  It should be live at approximately 7:45 p.m. on June 1, 2018.  It will then play on continuous loop for the next two weeks.

The link to the live stream feed will be posted on the school web, https://www.oneclay.net/ohs and www.dennisbrazelton.com during the week before the ceremony.  It should be live at approximately 7:45 p.m. on June 1, 2018.  It will then play on continuous loop for the next two weeks.

 

Information regarding Cap/Gown Ordering

Cap and Gown

Distribution from Rhodes Graduation Services, the local representatives of Josten’s has ended their distribution to the school.  Individuals that have ordered and paid for graduation cap/gown and other items, may pick them up in room 192. If you still need to order a cap/gown, please see the directions below:

 

If you have not yet ordered a cap/gown, please do so as soon as possible by following these instructions:

1.)  go to rhodesgraduation.com

2.)  click on the Graduation tab at the top of the page

3.)  click on ORDER NOW

4.)  select Florida, Orange Park, Oakleaf High School in the corresponding boxes

5.)  select CAP, GOWN, TASSEL in the box at the top left. 

6.)  click on 08-5 Elements Cap, Gown, Tassel & Medallion Unit

7.)  Click on Add to cart

8.)  Go to checkout and fill in the appropriate information for payment.

 

If you have ordered but not completed the payment process, please do so as soon as possible by following these instructions:

1.)  go to rhodesgraduation.com

2.)  click on the Graduation tab at the top of the page

3.)  click on LOOK UP ORDER

4.)  select Florida, Orange Park, Oakleaf High School in the corresponding boxes

5.)  select Make a Payment at the top of the page. 

6.)  click on I do not have my order number.

7.)  fill in your First and Last Name and click on Search for Order

8.)  If you previously ordered, your Order Details should appear on the screen

9.)  click on Submit Payment*

10.)  Go to checkout and fill in the appropriate information for payment.

11.)  The package will be delivered to the school and you may pick it up during lunch on March 29/30 or I will have it in my room the week after that.

12.)  *If Order Details did not appear, you will need to process a new order, follow the directions above.

Remember: Just because you have a gown doesn’t mean you will graduate, it’s not over until you are signed off on May, 30, 2018.

 

If you are just now ordering, please realize that you may need to pick up your cap/gown at the Rhodes office.