Mother Margaret Mary does not have any involvement in the planning or coordinating of Graduation "after parties", "Safe Grads" or Graduation Trips of any kind.
In addition, Mother Margaret Mary High School does not condone, support or assist in planning a "Grade 12 Ditch Day" in any capacity.
The Graduation Liturgy & Commencement Ceremony as well as the Banquet are the extent to which Mother Margaret Mary High School coordinates graduation events for students and their families.
Students that are choosing to take part in events that are outside of the Commencement and Banquet are doing so on their own accord.
Please find all your grad information below. We are
looking forward to celebrate the accomplishments of your child!
- Graduates are invited to attend the grad breakfast put
on for them by our school staff. Breakfast is at no cost and is in the
- Breakfast runs from 8:00-8:30am
- Grade 12s will then go to their first class (Block
- At 9:15, we will begin the walk to the church
- Mass will be from 9:30-10:30 (All grade 12 parents are
welcome to join our school community to celebrate mass) at St. Thomas More Parish
- After mass, the rest of the school population will
return and the grade 12s will be held back to do a practice for the
- Students will be dismissed from the church with their
cap, gown, tassels and tickets for commencements
Commencements: We ask the grads arrive at the SHAW
conference Centre at 6pm as the program begins at 7pm.
If you have not yet purchased your tickets, or would like to
purchase last minute tickets, they will be available through the Bookstore and
online until June 5th at 4pm. After which, they will be
available to purchase at the door. They are 10$
**Students will hand in their gown the night of the 7th,
following the Commencement Ceremonies!!
- Banquet tickets are no longer available for
purchase. We had tickets available from April 10-May 11th
and then extended the deadline until May 18th.
- There are NO paper tickets for the banquet but there
will be a seating plan available at the entrance
- Doors open at 6pm. The procession of the
graduates will take place at 6:45pm and dinner will begin at 7pm.
- Speeches will follow dinner as well as the grad video
- Dance to follow
**Please remember that students who are caught drinking but
who are not 18, will be asked to leave by the SHAW conference center staff and
administration and will not be refunded their ticket cost.
GRADUATION GOWN MEASURMENTS:
Students still needing to be measured will see Mrs. Bouma to have their measurements taken.
Graduates are asked to bring their baby photos to their gown measurement session (as explained above). These photos will be displayed during the Banquet ceremony in June. Photos should be in as high of quality as possible and should be when the graduates are 2 years of age or younger. All photos will be returned to the graduates.
Baby Photos can be e-mailed to Mrs. Bouma in a digital JPEG format at: Joanniccia.Bouma@ecsd.net
STUDENT GRAD COUNCIL:
Thank you to all of the Grade 12's that interviewed for the Grad Council. The final council will be announced on December 6th!
Jostens will be on site at Mother Margaret Mary High School for a Grad Ring Preview on Tuesday November 14th . They will be set up in the main foyer of the school for Graduates to peruse the rings and other items that are available for order.
The Order days for all Grad items from Jostens will be on Tuesday November 21st and Wednesday November 22nd
For more information on Jostens orders and Grad rings please contact the Jostens Representative - Barry Dmitri at Barry.Dmitri@jostens.com
YEARBOOK FOR GRADE 12’s
QUOTES: First of all, all quotes are read over and may be edited for grammar/punctuation. Additionally, quotes MUST be appropriate. If your quote is deemed inappropriate it will NOT be featured in the yearbook, nor will you get a second opportunity to submit a quote.
ORDERING: The yearbook deadline for placing your order is May 30th. For the month of April, there will be a list posted in the front entrance on the office windows of people WHO HAVE purchased a yearbook. If your name is NOT on this list, then you can order and pay for your yearbook at the book store.
SIGNING BOOKLET INSERT: Starting Monday June 4th, the signing booklets will be distributed in the front foyer at lunch. These are ONLY for students who have purchased a yearbook. When you get your yearbook next year, you can attach this insert into your yearbook so you have your friends messages and signatures!
DISTRIBUTION: Yearbooks will arrive next October 2018, so be prepared to come pick yours up from the office around that time.
February 1 – 9, 2018 | at Mother Margaret Mary High School
By Appointment | Sign up sheets will be available to book an appointment
Order forms, pricing / package options and instructions for ordering graduation photos will be included in the proofs that each student will be given following the photo taking dates.
Information regarding ordering, pricing/package options, or missed appointments should be directed to Studios Photography: email@example.com or 780-468-4929
Information regarding appointment scheduling should be directed to Miss Prasad (MMM Staff) at Jaylyn.Prasad@ecsd.net
GRADUATION COMMENCEMENTS AND BANQUET INFORMATION
Graduate Breakfast: June 7 | Time TBA
School Wide Graduation Mass to honor our graduates: June 7, St. Thomas More Parish, during the regular school day | Schedule is TBA
Graduation Commencements: June 7 at the Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D
Graduation Banquet: June 8 at the Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D
Shaw Conference Centre: 9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9
Ticket Sale Update!!
decided to extend banquet ticket sales to Friday, May 18th at 4pm
and we have extended commencement ticket sales right up to the event date, June
7th at 4 pm. As with last year, commencement tickets will also be
available for purchase at the door.
April 10 @ 9:00am to May 14 at 4:00pm
Graduates are NOT required to purchase a ticket to the commencements.
All guests of the graduates are required to purchase a ticket to commencements | Cost: $10.00
Commencement - 7:00PM
Doors Open - 6:00PM
Procession of Graduates - 6:45PM
All guests are required to purchase a ticket to the Banquet (Graduates and ALL guests) | Cost: $100.00
Tickets will all be sold ONLINE through the Power School Parent Portal.
Contact Mrs. Bourassa for more information on speeches – Amanda.Bourassa@ecsd.net
Individual or “partner” combos of students may apply or be nominated by their peers to chronicle and highlight the events of the past three high school years at MMM! The speech should be light hearted, but meaningful and should capture ALL various groups of peers and events in the school.
Toast to the Parents & Graduates:
This is a parent/graduate “combo” who will provide a toast to the graduates (done by the parent) and a toast to the parents (done by the graduate). Please forward your name to Mrs. Bourassa if you and your parent are interested.
Toast to the Staff:
This is offered by a student to the teachers on behalf of the graduating class. This should be a meaningful speech that shares appreciation for the MMM Staff. This toast is not intended to chronicle events as the Historian Speech will.
Deadlines for Speech Writers:
Optional: Week of April 30 for students who want to go over an outline or rough plan with me prior to writing. They are expected to have looked into format and structure ahead of time and have ideas written down of what they would like in their speech.
Week of May 7 - 9 : First Drafts Due
Week of May 22 (after long weekend) – 25: Final Drafts due. At this time, last edits and finishing touches may be applied as needed.
FINAL READ(s): May 28 | All speeches in their official, final form are due! A Flex block will be advertised meet with the students that are reading speeches on this day to do a final read-through of their work.
Contact Mrs. Bourassa for more information this – Amanda.Bourassa@ecsd.net
The student that delivers the valedictory speech
at the graduation ceremony will be chosen according to the following
must have attended MMM in grade 10, 11 and 12
with the highest average based on the Rutherford Scholar Criteria:
One of English 30-1 or English 30-2
One of Social 30-1 or Social 30-2
Any three of:
Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
will be based on Final Marks (including diploma exam results) and/or S2 Q3
grades. Tuesday April 3, 2018 is the cut-off for Q3 grades.
will need to be submitted by Friday April 6, 2018.
Click here to download the application form
Contact Mr. Hubick and/or Mrs. Broek for more information this – Chris.Hubick@ecsd.net or Cathy.Broek@ecsd.net
Grad List: All MMM grade 12 students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Grad List:
80 credits by February of graduating year including the following:
____ CALM 20 (minimum 3 credits) ____ Phys. Ed 10 (minimum 3 credits) ____ 20 level Math ____ 20 level Science (or combination of Science 10 and 14) ____ 20 level English ____ 20 level Social ____ 9 credits in Religion (can be enrolled in 3 credits Religion S2)
____ 10 credits at the 30 level (not including English or Social) including 35 Level Locally Developed Courses, 3000 Series CTS, Work Experience 35, one 30-4 K&E, 35 Level RAP, Religion 35 and Learning Strategies 35
BE COMPLETED OR COMPLETING THE BALANCE OF 100 CREDITS INCLUDING: ____ 30 Level English ____ 30 Level Social ____ Learning Strategies 35 ____
have status as a student in *good standing with all school fees paid in full.
Mass: All MMM grade 12 students in *good standing who are on the final grad list and have met Graduation requirements by April 14, 2017 will be part of the Grad Mass Ceremonies in the school gym at 11:00. Students who are not on the grad list are welcome to attend and be part of the general student body.
Commencement Exercises: All MMM grade 12 students in *good standing who are on the final grad list and have met Graduation requirements by April 14, 2017 will be part of the Grad Commencement Ceremonies.
Grad Banquet: All MMM grade 12 students in good standing are welcome to purchase tickets to celebrate their 12 years of education. Grade 12 students who are on the final grad list and have met graduation requirements by April 14, 2017, will also be included in the composite photograph, graduation video, entrance procession into the banquet and any other graduate specific activity.
*Student in Good Standing: MMM students in good standing have maintained a good academic average, attendance and the school motto of Faith, Education and Dedication. Behaviors or activities that are contrary to student code of conduct that may or may not result in suspensions or expulsions would jeopardize a potential graduate’s standing.