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, 2018. A $15.00 late fee will be added to all unpaid balances after March 9, 2018. The dues will cover the following items:
- 1- 2017-2018 ECHS Yearbook
- 1- ECHS customizes senior t-shirt
- 1- Senior breakfast
- 3- Senior Awards Night Tickets (includes student and 2 guests)
- 1- Senior Day picnic
- 1- Senior souvenir, honor cord
The following payment plan has been set up for your convenience:
October 4, 2017 $20.00
November 8, 2017 $20.00
January 10, 2018 $20.00
February 7, 2018 $20.00
March 9, 2018 $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 9:30am-10:15am. 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 6, 2018, 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.
Balfour is the senior accessories provider for the class of 2018. Items such as caps and gowns, graduation announcements, memory books, and key chains may be ordered and purchased through this company. A representative(s) from Balfour will be at the school for the following purposes, dates and times:
September 14, 2017 Senior Class Meeting
September 27, 2017 (11:45am-1:45pm) Cap and Gown Measurements and Senior Accessories Order Day
April 13, 2018 Cap & Gown / Order Delivery
A deposit is due only if you plan to place an order with Balfour. All students must give their cap and gown measurements (height & weight) to the Balfour representative on September 27th . (Remember, your senior dues cover the cost of your cap and gown.) The telephone number at Balfour is 803-798-5134.
Senior Portraits (both yearbook and cap & gown) will be taken by Lifetouch Studios. If you wish for your picture to be in the 2017-18 yearbook, please schedule your appointment with Mrs. Murray. Information will be forthcoming regarding the sign-up process. Photographers will be visiting the school on October 23, 2017 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. 9th. Lifetouch representative will pick up order money on Nov. 10th.
*Senior Class Incentive Trip – Tentatively Scheduled for May 25, 2018.
Dress for the Occasion
Many momentous events are being planned for the Class of 2018. Graduation for ECHS is June 6, 2018 at 8:00am at the Colonial Life Arena. The Senior Class Awards Night Banquet is tentatively set for May 29, 2018. 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 (room E366)
Office Hours 9:30am-11:00am daily