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Senior Class Information

Seniors, the time has come to make this year memorable! Your senior advisor are on this journey with you and availalble to help. For more information about Senior Class activities please contact the advisor at or 651-560-5056.

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!

CLASS OF 2019!     Dates to Remember

Senior Planning/Financial Aid Night                    

October 3, 2018

5:30 pm (SHS Commons)

Contact: Counseling

Room 247B

Fall Senior Class Meeting

October 23, 2018           

2nd Period (auditorium)

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Cap and Gown Order Forms Due

November 9, 2018       

submit online,

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Senior Photos Due

November 20, 2018     

submit online,

Contact: Yearbook Advisor

Room 128

Senior Class Officer Applications Due

November 20, 2018    

(room 230A)

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Winter Senior Class Meeting

January 15, 2019            

2nd Period (auditorium)

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Baby Ads for Yearbook Due

January 21, 2019    

order online,

Contact: Yearbook Advisor

Room 128

Boat Bash and Senior Picnic Tickets Sold

April 29th - May 10, 2019  

during lunches (commons)

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

All Night Party Tickets On Sale

May 13-27 ($60.00)

May 28-31 ($65.00)     

during lunches (commons)

or register online

Committee: South Senior Party Committee     

Senior Survey

May 20, 2019 during English Class

Contact: College & Career Center

Senior Checklist

All Depts will be available in Auditorium to stamp checklists

May 24, 2019               

1-3rd Period (Auditorium)

Contact: Media Center

Media Center

Boat Bash ($30.00) @ Harriet Island West

May 28, 2019               

6:00 pm

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Last Day of School for Seniors

May 30, 2019               

All Seniors released after 2nd hour

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Senior Picnic

(lunch ticket: $5)

@Minnehaha Falls, Wabun D

May 30, 2019               

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Graduation Rehearsal

Pick up grad tickets and cap and gown

May 31st, 2019                

8:30 am (auditorium)

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Graduation @ Mariucci Arena

U of M

June 1, 2019                

1:00 pm

Contact: Senior Class Advisor

Office 230A

Senior All Night Party ($65.00)

June 2, 2019            

9:00 pm, meet @ South High

Committee: South Senior Party Committee   


Graduation Information

Commencement Ceremony Details

  • 3M Arena @ Mariucci 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: 

Commencement Video

The commencement ceremony is videotaped by Please read on for more information:

Production services for Minneapolis Public Schools graduation ceremonies are being provided by All graduations will play throughout the summer on MPS Cable Channel 15. DVD copies of the program can be ordered

Past Commencement videos/photos: 2017 SLIDESHOW , 2018 Commencement , 2019 Commencement

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.

                     Order past and current graduation photos.    

Budget Planning for Seniors

Below you will find a summary of costs typically incurred during Senior year. Optional events/costs are noted with an Asterisk*. Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change.



Caps and Gowns: $0

There is no fee for caps and gowns. They are provided to each senior free of charge.

Yearbook: $75*

Yearbooks can be purchased through the yearbook advisor. See for more details.

Baby Ads: $50*

Baby Ads are advertisements included in the Yearbook that can be purchased by families to honor their graduate. For more information please visit:

Boat Bash: $30*

The Senior Class Boat Bash is an annual South High tradition! Appetizers are served followed by dancing during a Mississippi River cruise.

Senior Class Picnic: $5*

The Senior Class picnic will be held on the last day of school for Seniors. $5 buys a ticket for lunch, beverage and dessert. Seniors not wanting lunch are welcome to attend without a ticket too!

Senior Prom: $55* per ticket

Senior Prom will be held in the Spring.

Additional things to consider: Semi-formal attire for graduation. Senior Announcements may be purchased through Jostens. Students will also need to pay all outstanding media fees!

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. If you miss the meeting you may complete the form online here

  • If you have difficulty completing the form please contact
  • Caps and gowns are provided to each student free of charge.
  • Please note that South High does not allow any decoration of Caps or Gowns. Only school approved regalia may be worn at the ceremony.

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 

   The Boat Bash is a South High tradition 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 first week of May.
  • Tickets may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 230A after school.
  • Estimated ticket cost is $05 per student.

Senior Picnic

  The Senior Picnic takes place on the Last Day for Seniors! (see dates above).

  • Tickets are sold lunchtime in the commons the first week of May.
  • Cost is $5 per student.
  • Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the picnic site.
  • Tickets may also be purchased from Mrs. Woldum in room 230A after school.

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” after 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!


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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, June 3rd and into the morning of June 4th.

  • 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:
Chris Oace,
Patty Bowler,

          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 also be found in the documents below:

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