NLHS Multi-Magnet Campus Seniors
New London High School
Class of 2022
Class of 2022 Information
April 23, 2022
Hello Class of 2022 Students and Parents,
We are just over two months away from graduation! This will be a busy, exciting, and challenging final few months for your student. Exams, college essays and a host of senior activities are all ahead of you. Your child’s hard work and dedication will be celebrated with several senior events. It is our mission to have every senior participate in as many events as possible.
We want to note that the below plans are based upon our current State, City, and District COVID-19 protocols. Should significant changes to the health climate of our community occur between now and June, adjustments to these events may be made. All families will be kept up-to-date on any changes. Please know that the HS team is committed to providing the most memorable experience for our graduates, families, staff, and guests.
As we get closer to the Main Event, we wanted to share with you some important messages:
We are excited to announce that the official graduation date has been confirmed for Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM, rain or shine, on Canamella Field at New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus. As this event is planned for outdoors, tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests allowed to attend. Students will be required to participate in a variety of senior events and mandatory graduation rehearsal on Monday, June 20 in advance of the Commencement ceremony. More information will be distributed in June.
GRADUATION REGALIA (CAP & GOWN)
Cap and gown orders have been placed for each eligible senior graduating in June. Any graduating senior planning on walking at graduation must purchase a cap and gown set. Cap and gown sets are $25.00 per person/set. Payment is due by June 9. Payment of cap and gown is mandatory in order for your student to walk at graduation. Please see Ms. Favalora in the HS Principal’s Office to pay for your cap and gown.
Cap and gown sets will be available for pickup at the end of the school day starting Thursday, June 9, in the HS Main Office. It is important to note that students are expected to iron their gowns prior to participation in Commencement. Per administration, students without an ironed cap and gown will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students are also required to wear the cap and gown during the Class Day Awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, and for the Senior Walk event on Monday, June 20.
We are so excited to announce that the Grade 12 Senior Trip to High Meadows Day Camp is back on this year! This year’s trip will be held on Wednesday, June 1. Ticket price of $45.00 includes bus transportation to and from the location, entry into the camp, access to an all-day food buffet, and access to all games, activities, and entertainment. Students should plan on bringing the following items: a bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a change of clothes, a cell phone to contact a ride home, and additional cash (a tie-dye station is also available; students must supply their own white tee-shirts if interested).
Students will depart from NLHSMMC at 8:00AM and arrive at High Meadows in East Granby, CT around 9:15AM. Students who arrive late to school and miss the departure will not be able to receive a refund. Buses will depart from High Meadows at 4:00PM and arrive back to NLHSMMC at approximately 5:30-6:00PM (times may vary based on traffic). Students should have transportation for pick-up arranged prior to arrival back on campus.
All students attending are required to complete enclosed PERMISSION SLIP, Tickets will be on sale May 2 through May 26 during lunch waves or before or after school. Please see Ms. Favalora in the HS Main Office to purchase your ticket. Tickets will not be sold without a completed permission slip on file.
We are excited to announce that the Class of 2022 Senior Prom will be held on Friday, June 3 at Mystic Marriott. Ticket price of $55.00 per attendee includes a buffet dinner, DJ and dancing from 6:00-10:00PM. Tickets will be on sale May 16 through May 26 during lunch waves or before or after school. Please see Ms. Favalora in the HS Main Office to purchase your ticket.
As a reminder, there will be no re-entry to the prom. Once students/guests enter the facility and check in to the event, they are prohibited from leaving and re-entering the facility. The doors will close promptly at 7:00PM, with dinner served at 7:15PM. Students and guests who have not arrived and checked in by this time will not be allowed entry to the event. The dance will end at 10:00PM promptly - students/guests should have transportation arranged for this time.
Reminder: This event is for grade 12 students and their guests only. NLHSMMC underclassmen may only participate if invited by a grade 12 student. Only one guest per grade 12 student. Grade 12 students who would like to bring a non-NLPS guest must complete a DANCE GUEST PERMISSION FORM. Forms can be found in the NLHS and STMHS Main Offices. Forms must be completed in full, and guests approved by NLHSMMC administration prior to purchasing the guest’s ticket. As a reminder, all guests are subject to the NLPS and NLHSMMC Code of Conduct regulations and must behave accordingly. All NLHSMMC students are responsible for the behavior of their guest.
While not mandatory at this time, students participating in Senior Prom are encouraged to continue wearing face masks and test regularly in advance of this event
CLASS DAY AWARDS
Families and friends of all graduating seniors are invited to attend our Class Day awards, an annual event where the recipients of numerous scholarships are announced. In past years, upwards of $150,000 has been awarded to NLHSMMC graduating seniors as part of this event. This year’s ceremony will be held in advance of graduation on Tuesday, June 14, beginning promptly at 6:00 PM in the NLHSMMC Gymnasium. The Class Day Awards Ceremony is a mandatory event for any Senior planning on participating in the graduation ceremony. No tickets are needed for guests to attend.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Perhaps the most important part of this communication – while many were due by April 1, there is still FREE MONEY out there for students looking to continue their education! Reach out to your School Counselor if you need assistance finding or completing applications.
If you have not already, please be sure to complete your FAFSA! School Counselors are available to assist with this process. Counselors are also available to answer any question you may have regarding your financial aid package once the FAFSA has been processed.
Be sure to follow the NLHSMMC Counseling Department on Instagram @nlhscounselingdept. We have been celebrating our seniors as they each finalize their post-grad plans!
Haven’t had a chance to order your school yearbook? Good news – the order deadline was extended! Any student who would like to purchase a copy of your senior yearbooks now has until May 20 to place their order. Yearbooks are $50.00 each ($53.18 with tax). Place your order by visiting www.jostens.com, or for cash/check orders, see Ms. Favalora in the HS Main Office. Only students who preorder will be guaranteed a copy of the yearbook. (Personalization deadline has passed). *Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery date for this year’s Clipper is mid-June. The publisher is doing their best to ensure delivery before the end of the school year.
That is all for now! Please continue to check our website (secondary.newlondon.org), Facebook pages (@newlondonhighschool) and personal emails – more information and reminders will be communicated during the upcoming months. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 860-437-6400 or Ms. Favalora at email@example.com.
We look forward to your celebrating your success throughout these remaining months! Show up and finish your high school career strong!
The Class of 2022 School Team!
SENIOR EXPENSES 2022
Deadline for Payment
$50.00 per person
May 20, 2022
$45.00 per person
May 26, 2022
(June 1, 2022)
$55.00 per person
May 26, 2022
(June 3, 2022)
Final Cost TBA
May 17, 2022
(No more than $30.00 per person)
MANDATORY PAYMENT IF WALKING AT GRADUATION:
Cap and Gown
$25.00 per person
June 9, 2022