For 2018 Seniors Only

Honor Graduates

posted May 8, 2018, 11:36 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Honor Graduates,
If you selected a faculty or staff member for the Golden Apple, please remember the ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 14 at 3:10 in the lecture hall.  Be in attendance to recognize your honoree.

Honors Night is Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 in the gym.  Honor Graduates should meet in the media center at 5:30.

Graduation Practice Shirts/Tank Tops

posted May 7, 2018, 5:04 AM by   [ updated May 18, 2018, 5:37 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON ]


Graduation Practice Shirts/Tank Tops will be available to pre-order on the school store website from Monday May 7th through Friday May 11th. 

The ONLY way to purchase a shirt is to order online. All options are $8 and will be available for pick up by Friday May 18th in Mrs. Whitehead's room (E712). 

Please wear your shirt / tank top to graduation practice on Friday May 25th.  

School Store Link:

2018 Graduation DVDs

posted May 4, 2018, 5:00 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

You can order a DVD of the 2018 graduation ceremony online at the school store or by completing the attached form. The form and payment should be returned to Ms. Lund in S504. 

LHS School Store:

Senior Information and Guidelines for Graduation 2018

posted May 3, 2018, 8:48 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

I. Commencement Practice and Exercise

A. Commencement practice will be Friday, May 25, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM at LHS.
You should make plans now to be present for the entire practice. Practice will begin in
the cafeteria and move to the stadium.

B. All graduates are required to attend the commencement practice and exercise. Only the
principal can excuse a graduate from these activities.

C. The graduation ceremony is a serious, although exciting, event. Students should report to
practice and commencement in an appropriate frame of mind and with a positive attitude.

D. The commencement program will be Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. in Martin Stadium.
Graduates are to report to the cafeteria at 7:00 A.M. and remain there until the march to
the stadium.

II. Senior Examinations

A. Final examinations are required of all students except those qualified for exemptions in courses
without a state-mandated end-of-course test. Grades and attendance through May 17 will be
used to determine exemption status.

B. Senior exams will be given on Friday, May 18, 2018. Seniors should make sure that all
class work is completed by Friday, May 18, 2018.

III. Dress Requirements for Commencement

A. All graduates will wear the official Lowndes High School cap and gown provided by Jostens
Company. Hanging the gown on a clothes hanger several days prior to graduation will
eliminate wrinkles. The gown should not be ironed.

B. Girls should wear black dress shoes (no tennis shoes, boots, or flip-flops), a dark, solid-colored
dress (no jeans or shorts) and very little or no jewelry. Girls will not wear the white collar that
comes with the graduation gown.

C. Boys should wear dark dress shoes (no tennis shoes, boots, or flip-flops), dark socks, navy
blue, black, or khaki dress pants (no jeans or shorts), and a white, collared shirt with dark tie.

D. Although shoes for both boys and girls should be dressy, graduates should remember that
comfortable shoes will make the march from the cafeteria to the stadium more pleasant.

E. Only school approved honor cords, stoles, or medals may be worn during. No other
accessories are allowed. VIP teachers and line marshals will check for dress code.

IV. General Information

A. All fines, fees, lost textbooks, etc., should be cleared by Friday, May 11, 2018.

B. Graduates who are attending college in Georgia should submit a request for a final transcript
through Georgia Futures. Students attending an out of state college request a final transcript
through the Guidance Office.

C. Diplomas will be issued by homeroom teachers in the cafeteria after the graduation ceremony.

D. The staff of Lowndes High School expects the graduation ceremony to be dignified and
memorable. Graduates should behave in an appropriate manner before, during, and after the

E. Handicapped seating is accessible via a ramp on the south end of the home side of the

F. DVDs of the graduation ceremony will be available to purchase. Orders will be taken up to
and on the day of graduation and will be mailed approximately one week after graduation. Contact
Ms. Cammie Lund in Room S504 for further information.

Jostens Delivery of Graduation Supplies

posted Apr 27, 2018, 11:12 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

 Attention Class of 2018!  Jostens will be delivering graduation supplies on Friday, May 4th during lunch in the cafeteria.  Cash or money order only will be accepted at delivery for any remaining balances.  No checks will be accepted.  You may also call the Jostens office with a credit or debit card by noon on Thursday, May 3rd.  Again, your senior supplies will be delivered on Friday, May 4th.

Senior Parade

posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:07 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

When:  Friday, May 4, 2018

Who: LHS Seniors in a Senior Homeroom with a Cap & Gown

Why: To recognize the accomplishments of Class of 2018 and inspire younger students to “Commit to Graduate” with their classmates.

·All Seniors participating in the Senior Parade will go to 1st lunch on Friday, May 4, 2018

·At 11:50, Seniors will be dismissed to the New Gym to line-up for the Senior Parade.

·We will have signs for each elementary school.  Students should
go to the appropriate area.

·At 12:10 we will begin bus loading.

·Note: ONLY SENIORS with a cap and gown may board the 
buses.  ALL SENIORS MUST have a cap and gown in order to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

·Buses will all depart by 12:20.

·Buses will return to LHS by 2:45.  Students will be dismissed at 

Check Your Email DAILY

posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:15 AM by

Seniors, check your email (and this Seniors page) DAILY for important messages/announcements. With the end of the school year quickly approaching, there will be important information you will need to know. Also, please check the LHS School Calendar for important dates.

Senior Scholarships for Honor's Night

posted Apr 19, 2018, 4:50 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON


If you have been awarded a scholarship by a university or community organization and would like us to acknowledge your award at Honor's Night, you will need to turn in a copy of the official award letter to the guidance office by Friday, May 4th. Please make sure your name, college or organization, and award amount is included in the letter. 

The LEIF Scholarships will be acknowledged. We already have that information.

Honor Graduate Meeting During VIP

posted Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Honor graduates should plan to attend a brief meeting in the band room Thursday, April 12 during VIP.  Please check in with your VIP teacher.  Your teacher will verify that you are on the list before sending you to the meeting.  

A senior who has a 90.0 cumulative average as of the 9 weeks grading period meets the requirements to be an honor graduate.  Students who meet the requirement at the 13.5 grading period or at the end of the semester will be included as honor graduates for graduation.  

During the meeting Thursday honor graduates will select the current faculty or staff member they would like to award their Golden Apples.  Honor graduates will also receive information about Honors Night.  

Students who are not on campus for the meeting should see Mrs. Rita Tompkins in the main office by Monday, April 16 at 3:30 to complete the necessary tasks.  Contact your VIP teacher to verify that you meet the requirements.      

Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association Essay Contest

posted Mar 6, 2018, 10:30 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

For thirty years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.

The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. The deadline for entries is March 12, 2018.  

The link for complete information and details is:



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