Senior Class

Jefferson Forest High School Class of 2022
DO NOT DECORATE YOUR CAPS! THIS IS A BEDFORD COUNTY RULE. You will not be allowed to walk if your cap is decorated.
*GRADUATION UPDATE*
Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:30 am at the Vines Center at Liberty University

Jefferson Forest High School

2022 Senior Class

Graduation Information


Parents and Seniors,

Please review the following information about your 2022 graduation ceremony.  Direct any questions to Mrs. Theresa Price, Senior Advisor, at [email protected].  


Caps, Gowns, Graduation Announcements and Souvenir Order Delivery 

  • Friday, April 22 from 10:00 am - 3:33 pm; JFHS Wrestling Room

  • All graduate candidates must wear a black cap and gown with a 2022 JF tassel for the graduation ceremony.  If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, or any souvenirs for graduation, you may go to Herff Jones, enter Jefferson Forest High School and follow the links to the caps and gowns, announcements and/or apparel and accessories.  If you have a cap and gown from a sibling, you may order the tassel only on the website OR purchase one at cap and gown delivery.  

  • All ordered items will be delivered to JF and distributed on Friday, April 22 between 10:00-3:33 pm in the JF Wrestling Room.  Students will be scheduled through their English class.  All off campus students will need to come between 12:00 and 1:00 to get their caps and gowns.  Any items not picked up will be in Mrs. Price’s Room 4003S the following Monday. 


Baccalaureate  

  • Sunday, May 15,  2022 at 6:00 pm at Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502. 

  • The baccalaureate service is an optional special graduation event celebrated by the school faith community and open to all JF seniors, their family and friends.  It is an inclusive worship service that celebrates the commonality of faith  of the senior participants. All are welcome to attend this event.

  • This is not a school sponsored event.

  • Wear business casual attire such as a dress, skirt and blouse, dress slacks, jacket and/or tie.

  

Senior Dinner

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 - 6:00 pm on the JFHS Football Field

  • The senior dinner will be a picnic on the football field and is open ONLY to those seniors who have paid their class dues.  NO FAMILY ALLOWED.   There will be a DJ, games and fun.  Yearbooks will be distributed so that everyone can get them signed.

  • Senior Superlatives will be announced during the picnic.

  • The senior gift chosen by your class officers will be distributed as well.

  • In case of inclement weather, the dinner will be moved to the cafeteria and the games to the gym.


Senior Awards

  • Information will be communicated when this event is planned


Senior Breakfast

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8:25 am in the JFHS Cafeteria

  • Senior breakfast will be served in the cafeteria prior to the practice on Friday, May 20, 2022.  This breakfast is provided by the Senior Moms. 


Graduation Practice & Class Picture 

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 am in the JFHS Gym

  • Participation in graduation practice does NOT ensure that a student will graduate.  All graduation requirements must still be met.  

  • The class picture will be taken in the gym.  Make sure that you are in full cap and gown for the picture and seated in the bleachers by 9:00 am.  There is no order for seating, so you may sit with your friends.  

  • All graduating seniors will report to  their graduation row and faculty line leader in the JFHS lobby after the picture.  It is very important for all to attend.  This is a trial run for graduation day.  The JF Administration will make sure that all student information for graduation is included and names are properly pronounced.  At this time, any outstanding balance will be announced and can be paid.

  • Seniors must wear caps, gowns including any honor cords.  Honor and High Honor cords will be distributed through your learning coaches several days prior to the practice.  These are GPA based honors.  All other honor cords are distributed by the faculty advisor.  See guidance from the school board about the regalia dress code attached. 

  • Information about parking, including handicap parking and permits, will be given out at practice. 

  • If a student does not attend the graduation practice, any honor cords that they have earned will be available for pickup on Monday, May 23 from the front desk. 


Graduation

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:30 am at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University.

  • All graduating seniors and participants need to be at  the Vines Center no later than 8:45 am.  Please allow plenty of time to arrive at the location and find a parking space. Seniors will line up in alphabetical order behind their senior faculty representative.   

  • Seniors must wear caps, gowns & appropriate graduation attire including any honor cords. 

  • The graduation ceremony will also be live streamed by Bedford County through their YouTube Channel.  https://youtu.be/pejq988NBC4

  • During the ceremony, students will ONLY receive the diploma cover.

  • Immediately following the ceremony, students will proceed in line in alphabetical order and receive their diploma from the counselors. Parents are NOT allowed in this area.



JFHS GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT EXERCISESSTUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND DRESS CODE

The graduation ceremony is a formal and special event.  We want to recognize the accomplishments of all of our graduating seniors in a respectful and dignified manner.  


I. Listed below are the DRESS REQUIREMENTS for the 2020 Graduation Ceremony:

Gentlemen:

  1. Dress pants (black, navy blue or dark gray)

  2. White (or light-colored) dress shirt and dark tie.

  3. Black or brown dress shoes (does not include sandals, flip-flops, work boots, athletic shoes) and dark socks.

Ladies:

  1. Dress or pants (dark or solid with no pattern)

  2. Dark dress shoes (preferably “closed-heel” and does not include flip-flops, athletic shoes, etc.)


**Additional dress requirements**

  1. NO camouflage clothing of any type.

  2. NO t-shirts, NO shorts

  3. NOTHING is to be written on, glued on, drawn on, painted on or attached to your graduation cap in any form or fashion. This is a Bedford County rule.  


Any student needing assistance arranging appropriate clothing for graduation should contact Mr. Wilson. ANY STUDENT FAILING TO MEET THE DRESS CODE FOR GRADUATION WILL NOT MARCH IN THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES.


This is a formal ceremony honoring your graduate.  Please wait to celebrate until after all students have marched back to the designated spot at the venue at the end of the ceremony.  Graduates and guests are not to disrupt the Commencement Exercises with noisemakers, noise-making apps on cell phones, inflatable devices, “silly string,” etc.  Please be considerate of other seniors who are being introduced to receive their diplomasAny student caught disrupting the ceremony will not get his/her diploma at the conclusion of the event and will have his/her diploma held pending a meeting with the JFHS Administration and the Superintendent.  Transcripts may be held until the end of summer school for the 2021-22 school year.


Additional information: 

Seals for Diplomas and Awards

  • Seniors need to check with their school counselors to verify that all information has been turned in for diploma seals and possible awards.  This information is needed as soon as possible. You can find more information on diploma seals in the Program of Studies on the Bedford County Public School website under Diplomas Seals, page 17 of the document. Scholarships are still available in the counseling office and on the JF webpage.  Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.


Graduation Photos

  • Seniors will receive a proof in the mail of the handshake photo (taken at graduation) mailed to their home. Attached to the proof will be an order form.


Senior Class Faculty Advisor

Theresa Price, [email protected] 


Senior Photos and Graduation Pictures

Alicia Morgan, [email protected]


If you have questions about any other events please contact your Senior Parent Advisors.


Senior Parent Advisors

Beth Fowler [email protected]

Lisa McConkey [email protected]

Stephanie Thomas [email protected]

Laurie Tibbs [email protected]



Subject: Graduation Regalia Updated 2021


A committee composed of high school principals, SGSTC administrator, and central office staff members met on March 3o, 2021 to discuss the regalia for the 2021 graduation ceremony. The committee came to consensus on the following regalia that may be worn by graduates during future ceremonies:

High Honors- Gold Cords

Honors- Silver Cords

National Honor Society- Cords or Stoles

French Honor Society- Cords

Future Educators of America Honor Society- Cords

National Technical Honor Society- Cords

Science Honor Society- Cords

Spanish National Honor Society- Cords

Other Academic Honor Societies- GPA Based

Early College- Cords

Governor’s Health Science Academy- Cords

Governor’s Schools- Cords

STEM Academy (XCLR8)- Cords

Class Officers- Sashes

Student Government Officers- Sashes

Service Academies- Cords or Stoles

Susie Gibson Completers- Cord or Stole (Purple/Gold)


Haven't ordered cap and gown? Here is a new website for you to order: https://hjvirginia.com/

Senior Sweatshirts are in! See Mrs. Price in Room 4003S to pick them up.

Senior T-shirts will be distributed through Learning Coaches to those seniors who paid their dues by November 1.
JFHS Cap and Gown Information


The deadline to order cap and gown under the "early bird" pricing structure is December 15. After this date, you can still order, but the cost will go up.

It’s THAT time of year, time to order cap and gowns!  Information packets will be handed out by Learning Coaches and at the front desk for all CVCC students to pick up.  All graduating seniors need to purchase a cap and gown with a 2022 tassel. If you are using a cap and gown from a previous graduate, all you need to order is the 2022 tassel. You may purchase these in person on Thursday, November 4 and Thursday November 18th from 3:30-6:30 pm.   Online orders are being accepted at HerffJones.com.  Accessories such as graduation announcements, sweatshirts and other apparel can be purchased and will be shipped directly to your home.  All caps and gowns will be delivered to JFHS and distributed in the spring.  


Congratulations Class of 2022, you are finally seniors!  Are you excited for a fun-filled last year of high school! I will be your senior class sponsor this year, and although you will be hearing from me on a regular basis, I wanted to share some information with you prior to the start of the academic year.  There is a Senior Class webpage on the JFHS school website.  There is also the Senior Canvas page where important information and announcements will be posted.  This Canvas page can ONLY be accessed with your Bedford County login credentials, this is NOT the same Canvas that CVCC uses.  To access the site, login through Clever on your BCPS device or at clever.com/in/bedfordco.    These will be the ONLY sites that I will provide information on to make things easier.  Join the class Remind for announcements and other important reminders.  For senior students, text @jf22senior to 81010.  For senior parents, text @jf22parent to 81010. 

Class dues this year are $27, which covers the senior t-shirt, end of the year gift and other senior activities.  All dues will be collected through School Cash Online, which you can register for with the following link:      https://bcps.schoolcashonline.com.  T-shirt sizes and names will be collected through the Senior Canvas page when it is accessible. Please note, that in order to receive the senior class t-shirt, you MUST pay your dues no later than October 1, 2021.  

On July 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th, Strawbridge Studios will be at the school to photograph your formal (tux & drape) portraits, indoor casual portraits and outdoor casual portraits.  There is a session fee of $39.99 for these days. This includes 8 to 12 poses at each station. If you would like to sign up for an appointment to have your portraits taken at all these stations, please click on the links below to schedule your appointment.

For those of you who would like to only have the formal portraits taken for the yearbook, we will be at the school on September 2nd and 3rd for your formal only portraits.  You will still receive proofs of these if you would like to order. There is no session fee for September 2nd and 3rd.

To setup an appointment on July 22nd or 23rd, please click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-forest4

To setup an appointment on July 29th or 30th, please click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-forest5

More information to come for the portraits on September 2nd and 3rd.

Senior Class Faculty Advisor

Theresa Price, [email protected] 


Senior Photos and Graduation Pictures

Alicia Morgan, ali[email protected]


Senior Class Officers

President Sophie Dodge
Vice-President Jack Wimmer
Secretary Ella English
Treasurer Lizzie Price
Reporter Ude Nwakor

I
f you have questions about any other events please contact your Senior Parent Advisors.


Senior Parent Advisors

Beth Fowler [email protected]

Lisa McConkey [email protected]

Stephanie Thomas [email protected]

Laurie Tibbs [email protected]

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].


Sincerely,

Theresa Price

Senior Class Faculty Advisor



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