Senior Class



Graduation day is fast approaching and we want to make sure that each senior is involved in all of the end-of-year events. Please take note of the dates, times and places of the events listed below as well as the enclosed Student Expectations/Dress Requirements letter.  We also need donations from senior class parents for the Senior Awards Ceremony Reception and Senior Breakfast.  

Sunday, May 20 Baccalaureate (2:00 p.m.)

Baccalaureate will be held at Tree of Life Ministries, 2812 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg.  The baccalaureate service is a special graduation event celebrated by the school faith community.  It is an inclusive worship service that celebrates the commonality of faith of the senior participants. This is a non-school event sponsored by senior parents.  Everyone is invited to attend including seniors, his/her family and friends.  Attire should be dresses, jackets and ties.  Seniors should arrive at the church no later than 1:30 p.m. for the processional.  Mandatory practice is on May 12 at 10:00 p.m. at Tree of Life Ministries for those seniors who signed up to lead/participate in the service.

Sunday, May 20Senior Class Night (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Senior class night will be held at Phase 2. After dinner, Senior Superlatives will be awarded, Last Wills and Testaments will be shared and the senior gifts will be distributed.  There will also be “appropriate” dancing and a DJ.  There is no additional cost for the evening for those seniors who have paid their class dues.  Only graduating seniors may attend, and dress is casual (please follow school dress code).

Thursday, May 24 – Senior Awards Ceremony and Reception (7:00 p.m.)

Seniors are recognized for their academic achievements and individual scholarships.  The ceremony is held in the JF auditorium with a reception afterwards.  All seniors and their families and friends are invited. Seniors will complete a Senior Survey in their Government classes that asks them to list all scholarships received. The compilation of these lists is used for recognition in the Awards Ceremony Program. Only students receiving a scholarship presented by a representative of the institution or business will be called to the stage.  

Friday, May 25Senior Obligations, Senior Breakfast, Senior Class Photo, and Graduation Practice

Graduating seniors must settle all outstanding obligations (outstanding bills or bills due to lost, broken, destroyed, or unreturned school property) before 8:00 a.m.

Senior parents will host a buffet breakfast in the cafeteria for the Class of 2018 (8:30 - 9:00 a.m.).  Seniors will eat breakfast first and then go into the gym for the class photo and practice for graduation. Seniors must wear their caps, gowns and appropriate graduation attire for the photo and practice.  The class picture will start promptly at 9:00.  If you are late, you will not be included. Graduation practice is mandatory for all seniors.

Saturday, May 26 - Graduation – Vines Center, Liberty University at 9:30 a.m.  Caps, gowns and appropriate attire will be required.  Everyone is invited. **Seniors are to be on the mezzanine level at the Vines Center no later than 8:47 a.m. **

A few seniors still need to pay their class dues of $25 to Mrs. Serio in room 3061D.  Dues must be paid in order to attend Senior Class Night Dinner.

Please take note of the Student Expectations sheet for graduation which is included in this mailing.

Seniors will receive information at home after graduation on how to order the senior group photo along with ordering the handshake photo from the graduation ceremony.

Parents will be contacted soon on how to make monetary or food donations for the Awards Ceremony Reception and the Senior Breakfast.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following:

Awards Ceremony & Reception, Baccalaureate, Senior Breakfast    

Mary Ann Doss

Chrissy Hinton

Sharon McConville

Sharon Pfister

Lauren Millner

Beth Fowler

Senior Class DinnerDeb Serio,, 525-2674

Senior Photos/Yearbook – Alicia Morgan,, 525-2674

Senior Class AdvisorDeb Serio,, 525-2674

 Cap and Gown information packets will be distributed in Government classes October 5th. If you are not on campus for Government, please see Mrs. Serio in 3061D.  Orders will be taken by the Herff Jones representative on Thursday October 19th from 9am - 3 pm in the Wrestling room and Friday October 20th during all three lunches in the library.  Contact Mrs. Serio if you have any questions!

July 2017

Dear Class of 2018 and Parents,

Congratulations! You are seniors!  We are excited for a fun-filled last year of high school!

My name is Deb Serio, and I am your senior sponsor.  You will be hearing a lot from me over the course of the school year, but I wanted to share some information with you prior to the start of your senior year through this letter.

Please plan on stopping by the table on Registration Day which is scheduled for August 10th. to pay class dues of $25 and to give us your t-shirt size. The class dues are needed to help cover expenses for the senior dinner, graduation, and other end-of-the-year events.  It will also allow us to do some additional things to make this year even more special.  Dues paid prior to October 31st will include the JF Class of 2018 t-shirt.          
Parents should also stop by the Class of 2018’s table on Registration Day.  You can sign up there to assist with various events throughout the year.  While we have great senior class moms to coordinate each event, we can’t do it without your help.  Our first event is the Homecoming Dance which will be on Friday, October 27, 9:00 - 11:45.  Parents will be needed to assist with various duties before, during, and after the dance.  

During the school year you can go to the Senior Class Information link on the JF website to find information about upcoming senior events.  Information can also be found on the JF website under Morning Announcements.  If you do not take Government and/or English at JF, I recommend that you team up with a fellow senior who does so he/she can pass along senior news.  Also, feel free to stop by my room (3061D) between classes periodically to check on senior information and events. To make communication even easier, I have set up a senior Remind account for students.  Text the message @jfse to the number 81010 and you will be signed up to receive text messages from me about all kinds of important senior events.

Let’s welcome your class officers for this year:  Aaron Doss – President, Laurel Hinton – Vice President, Caitlin Neenan – Secretary, Noele Galindo – Treasurer, and Leah Bobby – Reporter.  I’m certain they will provide excellent leadership, and I look forward to working with them. 

The senior class moms for this year are: Mary Ann Doss (,
Chrissy Hinton (,  Sharon McConville (, Sharon Pfister (, Lauren Millner (, and Beth Fowler ( They have already begun the planning and preparation for the 2017 - 2018 school year!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Deb Serio, Senior Class Faculty Advisor

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