SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION

The following are honors and privileges for our senior students of whom we are very proud! Our seniors are the leaders of our school. Any senior who, through his/her actions, fails to maintain the high standards of conduct set forth in our Student Handbook and in the expectations below, may lose the privilege of attending any or all of the following activities. Please see below for the list of activities as the semester closes, followed by the specifications of each event.


Dates of Interest

List of 9 items.

  • SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO

    Senior Panoramic

    The Goldbeck Company will be here Monday, Mar. 25 at 11:30 a.m. for the senior class panoramic photo. All seniors should wear a BLUE UNIFORM SHIRT for the photo.
     
    Package prices:
    $25 Panoramic
    $35 Large Laminated Panoramic & one medium Panoramic
    $45 Best Deal! Large Laminated Panoramic, one medium Panoramic and one medium '19 Formation photo
     
    Please be sure to bring payment the next day to purchase and receive your photographs on Tuesday, Mar. 26 during lunch. The Goldbeck Company accepts cash, check or money order. Make checks payable to Goldbeck Company.
  • JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

    • 7:00 pm
    • Union Station
  • JUNIOR/SENIOR TEA

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019

    • 4:00 pm
    • Bishop Lynch Atrium
  • SENIOR EXAMS

    MAY 13-14, 2019

    • B Day Exams – Monday, May 13
    • A Day Exams – Tuesday, May 14
     
  • SENIOR DINNER

    TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019

    • 6:00 pm
    • Bishop Lynch Atrium
    Each year the Parents Association treats the Senior Class to a dinner in their honor. The dinner is a catered event and includes entertainment by various faculty and staff members. The dinner is for the senior students ONLY and serves as a fun and light-hearted farewell for the kids and their teachers. Seniors are asked to dress up in accordance with the theme. Please be mindful when choosing your attire for the evening. Any senior who dresses in a distasteful manner will be asked to leave the dinner … and this is an event seniors will not want to miss!
  • GRADUATION PRACTICE

    THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

    Seniors have graduation practice at Bishop Lynch in the Championship Gymnasium. While they do not have to be in uniform, they must be dressed appropriately for school (no pajamas, shorts, etc.).

  • HONORS CONVOCATION

    FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 - 2:30 PM - CHAMPIONSHIP GYMNASIUM

    The first in the graduation series of events, the Honors Convocation will take place in the Championship Gymnasium beginning at 2:30 pm. All seniors are required to attend, and all parents and families members are invited. The underclassmen will be on a half-day schedule that day and will be dismissed by 12:45 pm, allowing the parking lot to clear out. Underclassmen are not REQUIRED to attend, although they are invited if dressed appropriately. The seniors will process in, in their graduation caps and gowns, and all awards and scholarships are announced at this time.

  • BACCALAUREATE MASS

    SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM -  ST. PIUS x CATHOLIC CHURCH

    • Graduates arrive no later than 10:30 am
    • Graduates wear appropriate church attire with graduation gown (graduation cap is not required)
    The Baccalaureate Mass is mandatory for all graduating seniors. The Mass will take place at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11:00 am. Because seating is at a premium, each senior is given only two tickets to be used by family members; the school does not have additional tickets. Space at St. Pius X is extremely limited, so families are asked not to exceed the two-guest policy. We realize that this is difficult for many families. Please be considerate and recognize that bringing extra people results in some graduates’ guests being unable to fit in the church. 

  • GRADUATION

    SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM - CURTIS CULWELL CENTER

    The big day! Graduation will be held at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland beginning at 3:00 pm. Again, attendance is mandatory and students should arrive by 2:00 pm. Each graduate will receive 20 tickets to graduation and one free parking pass for the parking lot. Parking is $8 per vehicle on premises. Free parking is available at Naaman Forest High School adjacent to the event center. Admission to graduation is by ticket only. There are a limited number of tickets and no replacement tickets, so please be very careful with them! We encourage you to communicate with other families who may not use all 20 tickets if additional tickets are needed.

    The doors to Graduation open at 2:00 pm. The ceremony begins at 3:00 pm. Maps, house rules and tickets will be distributed to seniors with their cap and gown.

    Girls must wear dresses, skirts or dress pants under their gowns, while boys must wear a collared shirt with a tie. Also, boys must be clean-shaven. Graduates must wear appropriate shoes - no boots, tennis shoes or flip-flops. Each graduate will have his/her photograph taken with diploma, by photographers from The Impressionists. A proof will be mailed home, and you will have the opportunity to order reprints. Any cell phones, purses, sunglasses that are brought into the staging room must be kept in the staging room. There will be teachers monitoring the room during the graduation ceremony. All students will be searched prior to entering the arena so please leave all contraband at home (air horns, beach balls, silly string, etc.).


Senior Information

List of 7 items.

  • CAP & GOWNS

    Jostens measured seniors for caps and gowns in October. Caps and gowns and invitation/announcement packages will be distributed during lunches after they have been delivered to the school during April.  Students who do not pick up their graduation materials at that time may pick them up in the Office of Student Life/Attendance Office.

  • SENIORS AND UNIFORMS

    Our seniors, the leaders of our school, are expected to be in full, proper uniform through the conclusion of the very last day of school.  Cutting or tearing of uniforms is unacceptable.  Seniors will be permitted to sign each other’s shirts as long as what is written is appropriate. The days designated for shirt signing and the applicable rules will be announced by the Dean of Students in advance.
  • HONOR GRADUATES AND SPEAKERS

    During the spring semester, the seniors are given the opportunity to express their preferences by voting for speakers from among the top ten students in class rank through the previous seven semesters. To be eligible for selection, students must have attended Bishop Lynch High School for at least the previous three semesters. The student receiving the highest number of votes shall speak at graduation and the students with the next highest number of votes shall speak at the Baccalaureate Mass. 

  • DRESS STANDARD

    In order to participate in Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, all seniors must meet the dress standard:  Ladies may wear either a dress or skirt of appropriate length, or dress pants, and blouse. Dress must be modest in appearance, meaning no mini-skirts, no midriffs (no belly buttons showing!), no spaghetti straps, no form-fitting dresses and no halter tops. Ladies must wear appropriate dress shoes – NO FLIP-FLOPS ALLOWED! Gentlemen must wear a dress shirt and tie, dress pants and dress shoes. NO JEANS, NO TENNIS SHOES. Gentlemen must have short, neat haircuts and must be clean shaven.
  • SENIOR EXEMPTION PRIVILEGE

    Senior students who maintain at least a 90% average and have no more than four (4) absences per semester may be exempted from final exams. Absences are not grouped for the purpose of exemptions. Each class missed counts as an absence. Seniors are allowed only two college visit days per year before they are charged with an absence. For full year courses, students may be exempted for the spring exam only. 

  • SENIOR PRANKS

    Pranks are a disruption to the school and will not be tolerated.  Seniors who participate in pranks risk forfeiting the senior privileges listed above.
     
  • SENIOR SKIP DAY

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SENIOR SKIP DAY!  DON’T BELIEVE IT! Seniors, like all Bishop Lynch students, are expected to be punctual and in attendance every day, except for the most serious of reasons.  If your senior is unable to attend school for a serious reason, you must call the Attendance Office at x 4111 to report the absence.