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Las Lomas High School 1460 South Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA  94596  (925) 280-3920
SENIORS - Class of 2017

Memory Boards Due May 19th
Memory Boards are a collage of photos and memorabilia that represent your senior's life, from birth through high school. This is the chance for you and your family to create a framework of photos to commemorate your time in school. Please remember to read the instructions attached to the board. The boards will be displayed at the Senior Awards and Senior Breakfast and returned to your students as memorable keepsakes. Memory Boards need to be turned in by Friday, MAY 19th!  Please bring them into the Main Office - there's a bin for the Memory Boards at the front counter. If your student has not picked up their memory board or if you have any questions about the memory board, please contact Kirsten Miller.

​Graduation Caps and Gowns
Caps, Gowns, and Tassels will be distributed during the Senior Breakfast on May 31st. If you have not ordered your Cap & Gown, call Jostens directly at 925-838-1835 to order as soon as possible.

Senior Ball - Saturday May 20th
Regency Ballroom 
(1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco) 
8:00-11:30pm
Senior Ball theme: Cirque du Soleil

Ticket price is $80 per person. Please arrive by 9pm to ensure entry into this fabulous evening of fun, dancing, and surprises. 

There will be no entries after 9pm and no departure before 11pm.

Formal Photography
Formal Photos are available to mark this memorable evening. Order Forms can be turned in at the time of ticket sales or at Regency Ballroom the night of the Ball with your choice of package and a check.

Transportation to Senior Ball
There are no buses provided for this event. Please be sure to arrange your own transportation to the venue. CLICK HERE for parking map and transportation options.

Senior Ball Volunteers Needed - Please Help
Senior Ball is May 20th, 2017. Come join us at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Parent volunteers are needed to help make this a night to remember for our outgoing Seniors! We will be in contact with you before the event for specifics and details including parking. If you have any questions, please email Mary Louie at marylouie714@gmail.com.  CLICK HERE to sign up to help.

Recommended Senior Ball Vendors
With Senior Ball right around the corner, you might want to start shopping and planning. We encourage you to visit our select vendors to enjoy special deals for Las Lomas Seniors. 

Senior Awards Night
May 30th 7pm at the Las Lomas Gym
Students being recognized at the awards reception will be receiving invitations by mail. Additionally, a list of all award recipients will be posted in the College/Career Center and Counseling Office windows by Thursday, May 18th. The lists will be revised as new information becomes available. All members of the Las Lomas community are welcome to attend.

Senior Breakfast
The Senior Breakfast is a free event for senior students on May 31 from 7:30-8:30am. Students are encouraged to come and take pictures, have a nice big breakfast, and wear their future college logo wear/Las Lomas wear/hawaiian tourist clothes - your choice! Contact Sue Frost if you have any questions.

Send a note to a Graduating Senior!
A popular tradition at the Las Lomas All-Knighter is the Post Office. This is where seniors receive notes written by friends, family, teachers and staff. This is an easy way to send a “thinking of you” message, a favorite quote or a congratulatory note to a graduate on graduation night. Please encourage friends and family members to join you in writing a brief message of congratulations to your graduate!

Email messages to: llhs2017postoffice@gmail.com by Monday, June 5th. 

Please include:

Messages will be printed and placed in the Graduate’s post office box at the All- Knighter!
Questions? Contact Sarah Lewis.

Las Lomas Class of 2017 All Knighter
When: Friday June 9th after graduation. Check in starts at 9:00 pm and all attendees must arrive by 10:00 pm. The event concludes with a great hypnotist show, which begins at 3:00 am. 

Where: Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord 

Activities: There will be a casino, spa, dancing, karaoke, crafts, post office, food, sweets, games, prizes, raffles, caricature artists, photo opportunities, and lots of outdoor fun and games. Starting at midnight, it’s disco bowling time. 

Can I volunteer to help? Yes! Please follow the link to the Sign Up Genius  
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Cost: $135 per ticket until May 17th. Tickets will increase to $150 on May 17th. Tickets can be purchased on the Webstore through Friday, June 2nd. Scholarships are available – contact Mr. Campbell. 

Did I already buy a ticket? If you’re not sure, you can email Melinda Boxold

Why Centre Concord? The All Knighter committee is following the lead of terrific All Knighters in 2015 and 2016 – they found a venue that was fun, convenient, affordable, and not too much work for the parent volunteers. We are fortunate to again be joining Northgate and four other nearby high schools that have been hosting grad night events at Centre Concord for a number of years. All five schools work together to decorate the venue and each school hosts its own night’s event. Five separate events, all the same week. 

Who will be at the All Knighter? This is one last chance for the Class of 2017 to join together, so we encourage everyone to come. Only Las Lomas graduates will be at our event Friday night. Our partnering schools graduate all different nights and have a solo event for each school. What will the venue be like? The Concord Centre venue includes inside areas for spa, casino, dancing, food and other fun themed areas and secured, fenced, well-lit outside areas for inflatables and other larger games. We will also have exclusive access to the adjacent bowling alley once it closes to the public from midnight until 3 AM. 

How do graduates get there on graduation night? Because the venue is so close, bus transportation won’t be provided. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to load up a carpool of new graduates and whisk them off to Centre Concord. Parking is limited at the venue, so join your friends and head on over. It is easier and safer for everyone if graduates are dropped off and picked up. 

What should graduates bring? Graduates are encouraged leave their valuables at home. Graduates should only bring what they can fit in the gallon Ziploc bag we provide when they arrive at check in. Prizes, jackets or sweatshirts, and flip flops can be checked in throughout the night and stored in our bag check area. No backpacks or water bottles will be allowed. All items brought into Centre Concord will be subject to search by security personnel. 

What should graduates wear? There will be outdoor and indoor events as well as bowling. Dress accordingly. Bring a jacket and wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes for outdoor games! If you would like to have a pair of flip-flops to change into, you can leave them in bag check. 

What will the security be like? All graduates, regardless of age, must have permission slips signed by their parent or guardian on file ahead of time. The parent or guardian named on the All Knighter Foundation permission slip form must be able to be reached the night of the event. Please make sure your phone is turned on all night. Graduates will not be allowed to leave the event early until their parent is reached and approves of their release. 

Upon entrance, graduates will be breathalyzed and checked for hidden belonging. No backpacks or water bottles will be allowed in.
Cell phones will be allowed at the event but are the responsibility of the graduate. Make sure they are fully charged and a backup battery is brought if needed. Charging area will not be available during the event. Check in will start at 9:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm. Graduates should arrive before 10:00! There are no in and out privileges. 

Is there going to be a Post Office? Of course! The Post Office is a popular tradition. This is an area where seniors receive notes from friends, family, teachers and staff. This is an easy way to send a "thinking of you" message, a favorite quote, or a congratulatory note to a graduate on graduation night. Please encourage friends and family members to join you in writing a brief message to your graduate! 

Email messages to: llhs2017postoffice@gmailcom. Please include the following:

Emails must be received by June 5th to insure the graduate will receive them on graduation night. Questions? Contact Sarah Lewis at (925) 890-3503 or Julie Powell (925) 768-0452 
During the event seniors can also write notes to put in another graduate’s mailbox. 

What about food? A great dinner will be provided when the graduates arrive then the food will keep coming all night long including snacks and beverages. At the end, there will be breakfast. If a graduate has a food allergy, please make sure to note it on the permission slip. If you would feel more comfortable providing separate food for your graduate with a food allergy, please let us know and we’ll help with that. 

Do I need sign permission slips? Yes! Please follow the links to both permission slips: 

Who can I contact for more information? Permission Slip & Registration Questions? Email Registration committee at: allknighter2017@outlook.com 

For further information: Important Facts & FAQ

Event Co-Chairs: 
Tina Chung: (925) 818-7312 
Susanna Bouzos (925) 457-7556 

Seniors
Many seniors who have applied to colleges have been waiting for this month! Although many students are excited about their next step after leaving Las Lomas, it can also be a stressful time and a bit scary too.

Be sensitive in your comments to seniors ….
Although students have heard from colleges, most have not yet made decisions regarding their destination for the coming year. For many it is an extremely difficult decision – students have received rejections or been waitlisted, or finances for the desired college might be an issue. While waiting until the student brings up the subject is probably the best, if you feel the need to bring up the topic ask an open ended question such as “What are you thinking about for next year?” See the following articles: 
6 Things You Better Not Say To A High School Senior In March or Battling a University Rejection? 5 Stories to Get Inspired.

The universal day to let colleges know of your intent to register (SIR) is May 1st. Housing deadlines may be earlier. If your student is placed on a waitlist, you may want to read this article from College Board on What to Do if You're Wait-Listed

In a letter of appeal, colleges are looking for information considered “new and compelling.” The admissions officers are interested in information not available, or changed since the application was filed.

Registering for Selective Service
When a young man in the US turns 18 he has a lot on his mind, such as graduating high school and transitioning to college or a job. One other important thing is registering with the Selective Service. What happens if he doesn’t register? He stops being eligible for student loans, federal jobs and job training programs. Young men can register online at www.sss.gov. They can also register at the local post office or by filling out the form they receive from the Selective Service.

Life-After-Las Lomas
Parents – please remind your students to put an apple on our “Life After Las Lomas” tree.

Please also encourage your students to write a thank you note or email to teachers, counselors and other staff who have assisted them along the way. It means a lot to staff members to receive a note from a student.

Senior Panoramic Pictures
If your student purchased a panoramic picture and has not picked this up, please have your student see Terri Humann in the Las Lomas Finance office.

Final Transcripts
All seniors will receive one free final transcript. Mrs. Smith will be visiting all government/econ classes the week of May 15th to collect information on where the final transcript should be sent. Additional transcripts may be ordered on the web store, however order carefully since the fee is non-refundable.

Naviance
Seniors should update Naviance with information on college attending, results of college applications, etc.  

Senior Year Calendar
Please see the attached Calendar  for this year’s important senior activities and graduation preparation.

Internship Opportunity

Economic Data Researcher / Intern Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
Full description in the LL C/CC

Community Service Opportunity

Bay Area Nephcure Walk Fight against Kidney Disease
Saturday, May 20, Danville. Contact Andi or Tucker.


Activities Calendar

May 20
Senior Ball
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

May 30, 7-9:30pm
Senior Awards
Las Lomas Gym

May 31, 7:30-8:30am
Senior Breakfast
Las Lomas Gym

June 4, 7pm
Senior Reflections Night
Dean Lesher Center for the Arts

June 9, 7pm
Graduation
Las Lomas Sports Complex

June 9, 9pm - June 10, 4am
All Knighter
Concord City Center