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Senior Class Information

Important Dates for the Class of 2017 

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 5 years of age.
  • Ten (10) tickets are available to each graduating senior. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
  • Graduates arrange their own transpsortation to the arena. 
  • No school bus availability for graduates
  • Map and parking information can be found here:


Video  Keepsakes

  • Minneapolis Public schools will provide DVD's of the ceremony at no cost. After commencement, a link to the order form will be posted here so you may order your copy.
  • Questions about the DVD's may be directed to MPS Communications: 612-668-0230

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 students provide to Lifetouch during the graduation rehearsal.
  • Please see an informational flyer at the bottom of this page for more information. You may also call Lifetouch directly at 1-800-505-9496.

                     View past and current graduation photos:

Senior Fee

  • The Senior fee helps offset costs of the ceremony.
  • The 2016 fee is $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. Most Seniors will complete the during the Fall Senior Class meeting with Jostens.

  • Obtain the form from Ms. Woldum in room 230A; or
  • Download from this site (see bottom of this page).
  • Completed forms should be returned to Mrs. Woldum or emailed to .
  • Caps and gowns are provided to each student free of charge.
  • 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

Orders will ship directly to you! Please do not ship them to South High.

Boat Bash 

   This event's held aboard the Betsey Northrup docked at 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 230A.
  • 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 first week of May.
  • Cost is $10 per student.
  • All students must ride buses to the picnic location.
  • Buses will return to South High at 2:30 pm..
  • They may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 230A.

All Night Senior Party

Hello Seniors!  You are the guests of honor at the Senior All-Night Party. Plan to celebrate grad night with fellow graduates! 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.  Please also see the PDF invite linked to the bottom of this page for more info!

  • 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 at South!


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

South Families! We Need Your help!

We need many 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 and Guardians 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 this link:

  • Email Questions:


 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.


Additional Information: 

See the counseling department for Information on:

  • Senior transcripts
  • Honor cord
  • Senior Checklists
  • Fines

Senior Pictures and Baby Ads questions can be directed to the yearbook advisor, Nicole Schneider. Yearbook website:

All other questions may be directed to Stephanie Woldum at or 651-560-5056.

Additional Information can be found in the documents below:

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 LifeTouch Photo Information   --  Information on graduation ceremony photos that may be ordered from LifeTouch after the ceremony.