Senior Activities and Fees
Senior Year Finances
It is very important that seniors pay careful attention to their financial obligations this year. Prior to receiving a diploma and/or participating in the graduation ceremony, students must settle all outstanding balances including monies owed for lost or damaged books or equipment, athletic or organization fees, etc.
Each year seniors are assessed senior dues. The required fee for this year is $100.00 if paid before March 9, 2017. A $15.00 late fee will be added to all unpaid balances after March 9, 2017. The dues will cover the following items:
The following payment plan has been set up for your convenience:
October 5, 2016 $20.00
November 9, 2016 $20.00
January 11, 2017 $20.00
February 8, 2017 $20.00
March 9, 2017 $20.00
Parents can send payments via student on any day; however, parents who wish to make payments in person may do so on the dates listed above from 10:00am-11:30am. Payments can be in the form of cash, checks or money order. Make checks payable to Eau Claire High School and write the student’s name on the “for” line. After April 7, 2017, personal checks will not be accepted as payment. Seniors may make payments (see Mrs. Murray) during lunch. Senior dues are non-refundable and may not be itemized.
Join “Senior Class of 2017” group to receive announcements and reminders:
Jostens is the senior accessories provider for the class of 2017. Items such caps and gowns, graduation announcements, memory books, and key chains may be ordered and purchased through this company. A representative(s) from Jostens will be at the school for the following purposes, dates and times:
October 11, 2016 Senior Class Meeting
October 21, 2016- 9:00am-3:00pm Cap and Gown Measurements and
Senior Accessories Order Day
April 7, 2017 Cap & Gown / Order Delivery
A deposit is required if you plan to place an order with Jostens. All students must purchase their cap and gown, stole, and diploma covers from Jostens. ($60.00) – not included in senior dues! (Jostens 803-485-4503)
Senior Portraits (both yearbook and cap & gown) will be taken by Lifetouch Studios. If you wish for your picture to be in the 2016-17 yearbook, please schedule your appointment with Mrs. Murray. Information will be forthcoming regarding the sign-up process. Photographers will be visiting the school on September 26, 2016 to take formal portraits and cap & gown portraits for seniors. There will be a $5.00 sitting fee payable to Lifetouch. Picture money for orders due to Mrs. Murray by Nov. 7th. Lifetouch representative will pick up order money on Nov. 9th. Make-up day for senior pictures will be Oct. 24th
Dress for the Occasion
Many momentous events are being planned for the Class of 2017. Graduation for ECHS is May 25, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Colonial Life Arena. The Senior Class Awards Night Banquet is tentatively set for May 17, 2017. You may need to plan in advance for these occasions. It is very important that seniors adhere to the following dress codes to ensure maximum participation in these events.
Awards Night Banquet- (Ladies) White dress or skirt suit (no pants), white stockings, white shoes; (Gentlemen) Black or dark blue dress pants, white shirt, a dark tie. Sensible jewelry may be worn.
Graduation- (Ladies) Dress or skirt that does not hang below your gown and black dress shoes; (Gentlemen same as Awards Night); Graduation cap, gown, tassel, stole, and appropriate cords and regalia.
Mrs. Demetris Murray - Senior Class Advisor/Graduation Coordinator
803-735-7600 Ext. 7644
Office Hours 9:30am-11:00am daily