Senior Class Information

Important Dates for the Class of 2016

Seniors, the time has come to make this year memorable! Your senior advisors are on this journey with you and availalble to help.
Just a few notes:

  1. Please, scroll to the very bottom of this page. Beneath the calendar is additional information!
  2. Costs are estimates, and prices are subject to change.
  3. Parents, your involvement is important, needed and appreciated very much!



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



Graduation Information


  • Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus is the site of the ceremony.
  • Tickets are required for every attendee older than 2 years of age.
  • Ten (10) tickets are available to each graduating senior. 
  • Graduates arrange their own transpsortation to the arena. 
  • No school bus availability for graduates
  • Map and parking information can be found here:


Video  Keepsakes  

  • DVD's of the ceremony are available by ordering online at
  • Pre-order form available at the bottom of this page.
  • View graduations on MPS Cable Channel 15 throughout the summer


Photo  Keepsakes

  • LifeTouch will take 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.

View past graduation photos:


Senior Fee

  • The 2016 Senior fee helps offset costs of the ceremony and tickets.
  • The 2015 fee was $35 per student.
  • Turn in fee and Senior Class checklist to the main office at the end of May.

Cap and Gown Information

All seniors must complete a Cap and Gown order form. 

  • Obtain the form from Ms. Woldum in room 224; or
  • Download from this site (see bottom of this page).
  • Completed forms should be returned to Mrs. Woldum or emailed to .
  • Questions about Caps, Gowns or Diplomas can be directed to our Josten's representative at:

Senior Announcements, Apparel, Class Rings 

To order these items, please visit the Jostens Webpage at

Boat Bash 

   This event's 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 are sold lunchtime in the commons the week of May 2nd.
  • Tickets may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 224.
  • Estimated ticket cost is $35 per student.

Senior Picnic

  The Senior Picnic takes place immediately after the graduation rehearsal at South (see dates above).

  • Tickets are sold lunchtime in the commons the week fo May 2nd.
  • Cost is $10 per student.
  • All students must ride buses to the picnic location.
  • Buses will return to South High at 2:30 pm.
  • Tickets are sold the first week of May at all lunches.
  • They may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 224.

All Night Senior Party

Hello Seniors!  You are the guests of honor at the Senior All-Night Party. Plan to celebrate grad night, May 31, with fellow graduates of the Class of 2016! This promises to be the best party yet!  You will be bused to a “secret location” the night of graduation, as the guests of honor.  There will be lots of food, music, swimming and other FUN activities to keep you busy all night.  

  • The cost is $60 each, so start planning now!
  • We would like EVERYONE to attend (scholarships available.)
  • Don't miss this fun night!
  • Check-in 9 - 9:45 p.m


  • Please, say yes to our event on Facebook
  • Share it
  • Watch for more details!

South Parents! We Need Your help!
We need 100+ adult volunteers to put on the parent-organized all-night party for South graduates.  

  • WE NEED YOU!  
  • The party takes place at a "secret" destination graduation night, May 31 and into the morning of June 1.
  • 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,

Here's what volunteers will do:

Pre-party registration (over lunch hours at school)

  1. Set up decorations on graduation day May 31, 2016.
  2. Work in 2-3 hour shifts at the party to assist with security, entertainment, food service, and clean-up May 31-June 1 early morning. 

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

Senior Party Co-Chairs:
Leslie Berger, 612.616.0266 or
Lynne Berger, 612.309.3197 or

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

For further information:

See the counseling department for Information on:

  • Senior transcripts
  • Honor cord
  • Senior Checklists
  • Fines

     (Senior fees are turned into the main office)

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

All 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.