Senior Class Information

Important Dates for Seniors! 2016

Supporting our seniors is a community effort here at South High! You will need to contact different individuals depending on the nature of your question. The event, time and contact info provided below will help you to efficiently find the answers to your questions! Before you email, please note that highlighted items have additional information after the class calendar. Please also note that costs for Senior class events are estimates and subject to change.


 Click on the link below for a google calendar of Senior Class events!



Graduation Information

The South High Graduation will be held at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. Tickets are required for every attendee older than 2 years of age. Each student eligible for graduation will receive 10 tickets. Graduates will arrange for their own transportation to graduation. There is no school bus for students who are graduating!

Information on location and parking can be found at:


The Graduation ceremony will be documented for your benefit in multiple ways...  

1) DVD's of the graduation are available.

Video Production Services for MPS Graduations are provided by IMAGES

View graduations throughout the summer on MPS Cable Channel 15

Order DVD copies of the program on-line at Please find a form to pre-order the video at the bottom of this page.


2) LifeTouch will be taking photos of all graduates during the ceremony...

Photos do not need to be pre-ordered. LifeTouch will send proofs of photos to all graduates using the address on file with the school. Please see an informational flyer at the bottom of this page for more information.

Past graduation photos can be found at:


Senior Fee

     The 2016 Senior fee is required to participate in the graduation ceremony and to receive tickets to the event. The money is used to defray the cost of the ceremony for the school. If you plan on not participating in the ceremony you do not need to pay the fee to receiver your diploma. The 2015 fee was $35 per student. This fee will be turned in directly to the main office at the end of May along with the Senior Class checklist.


Cap and Gown Information

All seniors must complete a Cap and Gown order form. The form may be picked up at South, Room 224 or may be downloaded from this site (see bottom of this page). Completed forms should be returned to Mrs. Woldum in room 224, or may be emailed to . This form will also reserve the graduates diploma. If you have further questions about Caps, Gowns or Diplomas please contact our Josten's representative at:




If you would like information on ordering senior announcements, senior apparel or class rings please visit the Jostens Webpage at



Boat Bash Information

   The Boat Bash will be held aboard the Betsey Northrup which will embark from Harriet Island West in Saint Paul. Maps to the departure point may be found at . Tickets will be sold during the week of May 4th at South High during lunches. Tickets may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 224. The tickets will cost 35 dollars per student.



Senior Picnic

  The Senior Picnic will occur immediately after the graduation rehearsal at South (see dates above). Cost is $10 per student. All students must ride busses to the picnic location. Busses will return to South High at 2:30 pm. Tickets will be sold during the first week of May at all lunches and may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 224.



All Night Senior Party

Hello Seniors!  Please plan to come to this year’s Senior All-Night Party – we need you and all of your SHS Class of 2015 friends there for it to be the best party yet!  You will be bussed to a “secret location” the night of graduation where you will be the guests of honor.  There will be lots of food, music, swimming, skating, and other FUN activities to keep you busy all night.  Personal invitations have been sent!  The cost is $60 each ($50 each if you register in groups of three or four), so start planning now!  You must be registered by May 22 to get the discount.  We would like EVERYONE to attend (scholarships are available).  Don’t miss this fun night!

Students: Please say yes to event on Facebook, share it and watch for more details!

South Parents! We Need Your help!

We need over 100 adult volunteers to put on the parent-organized all-night party for South graduates.  We hope you will consider giving of your time and energy.  WE NEED YOU!  The party takes place at a "secret" destination graduation night, June 3, and into the morning of June 4. Parents of ALL grade level students (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) are welcome, needed, and encouraged to be part of this wonderful tradition.

If you can help, please visit (, enter your email address, and sign up!

Or--contact the volunteer coordinator, Paula Oxford at 612-599-3478.  

Our email is:

Over 100 adult volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

·Pre-party registration (over lunch hours at school)

·Setup/decorations on graduation day (Wednesday, June 3)

·2-3 hour shifts at the party to assist with security, entertainment, food service, and clean up (Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4)

Prize Donations Needed

Part of the fun at the party is the prize drawings!  If you know of a business that may be willing to donate cash, gift certificates, or items for prizes, please contact Kathy Riggins at

Need More Information?If you need more information, please contact the Senior Party Co-Chairs:

        Stephanie Colwell at 612-804-9086 (

        Lisa Bernard at 612-269-4292 (


PLEASE consider giving your time and energy to this fun, celebratory event.


For further information:

Information on Senior transcripts, honor cords, senior checklists or fines may be acquired from the counseling department.  (2015 senior fees are $35 and will be turned into the main office)

Senior Pictures and Baby Ads can be turned into Nicole Schneider in room 128.

Any other questions may be directed to Stephanie Woldum at or 612-668-8111.



FORMS for download:

PDF Jostens Cap/Gown and Diploma Form   --  Please complete the form and return to Stephanie Woldum. If you have difficulty completing the form you may also email the necessary information to and I will complete the form on your behalf.
PDF Graduation Ceremony Order Form   --  Use this form to order the grad ceremony DVD from
PDF LifeTouch Photo Information   --  Information on graduation ceremony photos that may be ordered from LifeTouch after the ceremony.