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WATKINS MILL HIGH SCHOOL

Montgomery County Public Schools 10301 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 (301) 840-3959 FAX (301) 840-3980
Office of the Principal
March 11, 2013 Dear Parents/Guardians of Graduating Seniors of the Class of 2013: The purpose of this packet is to provide you with critical information about graduation and other important senior events. As you know, the Class of 2013 commencement will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at DAR Constitution Hall. This packet was originally distributed to all parents in attendance at the senior meeting held on March 11, 2013, and will be mailed to those parents not in attendance. Please take the time to carefully review the enclosed information:

Expectations for graduating seniors and families/guests Dress expectations for graduating seniors Expectations for the graduation ceremony Diploma distribution

Important dates Senior final exam schedule Student Graduation Rehearsal Charter bus reservation form Commencement ceremony video order form Directions to DAR Constitution Hall

Financial Obligations: If your child had a financial obligation as of February 28, 2013 you should have received a letter in the mail reflecting the obligation owed. Any obligations incurred or paid after February 28th are not reflected in the letter. In addition, the obligation report does not include any textbooks or other items that were issued for this semester. Obligation s must be cleared in order to participate in all senior events, including prom and graduation. All financial obligations, including payment of the senior cap and gown fee, must be resolved by May 23, 2013 in order to receive graduation tickets on time. Payment can be made between 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the financial office located across from the main office. Please make your check payable to Watkins Mill High School. For students who have larger obligations or financial hardship, please contact Ms. Anne Alban, business administrator, as soon as possible regarding the scheduling of a payment plan. Graduation Tickets: A letter was sent to you on January 2 3 , 2013 regarding graduation tickets, including an order form. Every senior will receive eight (8) tickets to graduation. The ticket order form is due by March 23, 2013. Tickets will be distributed to graduates at the graduation rehearsal on June 1 0 at 12:00 p .m., which all graduates are required to attend. Notification of additional ticket requests will be made by May 1. Please keep your tickets in a safe location, as tickets are not replaceable if lost or stolen. I am looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2013 with you and your family. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 301-840-3959. Important contacts are: Ms. Leayne Dempsey, senior class sponsor, (Leayne_C_Freeman@mcpsmd.org) and Mr. Cary Dimmick, senior class administrator, (Cary_Dimmick@mcpsmd.org). Thank you for your assistance in making this a positive, joyous, and memorable occasion for all. Sincerely,

Scott W. Murphy Principal SWM/sb Enclosures/Attachments

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WATKINS MILL HIGH SCHOOL


Montgomery County Public Schools 10301 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 (301) 840-3959 FAX (301) 840-3980
Office of the Principal
11 de marzo 2013 Estimados Padres/Guardianes de los Estudiantes Que Se Graduarn en la Clase 2013: El propsito de este paquete de informacin es proporcionarles datos importantes sobre la graduacin y otros eventos importantes para los estudiantes del Grado 12. Como ya saben, la ceremonia de graduacin de la Clase 2013 se realizar el miercoles, 12 de junio de 2013, a las 10:00 a.m., en DAR Constitution Hall. Originalmente, este paquete de informacin se distribuy a todos los padres de estudiantes del Grado 12 que asistieron a la reunin del 11 de marzo de 2013, y ser enviado por correo a aquellos padres que no estuvieron presentes. Por favor dediquen unos momentos para leer detenidamente la informacin adjunta: Expectativas para los estudiantes que se gradan y sus familias/invitados Expectativas de vestimenta para los estudiantes que se gradan Expectativas para la ceremonia de graduacin Distribucin de diplomas Fechas importantes Horario de exmenes finales para estudiantes del Grado 12 Ensayo de graduacin para los estudiantes Formulario de reservacin para el autobs alquilado Formulario para ordenar el video de la ceremonia de graduacin Cmo llegar a DAR Constitution Hall

Obligaciones Financieras: Si su hijo/hija tenia una obligacin financiera antes del 28 de febrero, debera haber recibido una carta en el correo que le permite saber cuanto se debe. Obligaciones que se hayan incurrido o que hayan sido saldadas despus del 28 de febrero no estn incluidos en la carta. Adems, el informe de obligaciones que ustededs estn recibiendo no incluye libros de texto o otras cosas emitidos durante este semestre. Obligaciones tienen que ser saldadas para poder participar en todos los eventos para el grado 12, incluso el baile de prom y ceremonia de graduacin. Todas las obligaciones financieras, incluyendo el pago del importe de la capa y el birrete, deben ser saldadas para el 23 de mayo de 2013 para poder recibir a tiempo las entradas para la ceremonia de graduacin. Los pagos pueden realizarse de 7:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m., en la oficina de finanzas, localizada enfrente de la oficina principal. Por favor giren su cheque a nombre de Watkins Mill High School. Para estudiantes que tienen obligaciones mayores, por favor pnganse en contacto con Ms. Anne Alban, gerente de negocios, a la brevedad posible para gestionar un plan de pago. Entradas Para Graduacin: Se envi una carta a ustedes el 23 de enero de 2013 en referencia a las entradas para la ceremonia de graduacin, que inclua un formulario para pedir entradas. Todos los estudiantes del Grado 12 recibirn ocho (8) entradas para la ceremonia de graduacin. El formulario para ordenar entradas debe ser entregade no mas tardar del 23 de marzo. Las entradas sern distribuidas a los estudiantes que se gradan durante el ensayo de graduacin, el 10 de junio, a las 12:00 p.m., al cual los estudiantes que se gradan deben asistir obligatoriamente. La notificacin para pedidos de entradas adicionales se har para el 1ro. de mayo. Por favor guarden sus entradas en un lugar seguro, ya que las mismas no se pueden reemplazar si se pierden o son robadas. Anticipo con agrado la celebracin de la Clase 2013 con ustedes y sus familias. Si tienen cualquier pregunta o preocupacin, por favor comunquense con la oficina principal, llamando al 301-840-3959. Contactos importantes: Mrs. Leayne Dempsey, senior class sponsor (patrocinadora de la clase que se grada), (Leayne_C_Freeman@mcpsmd.org) y Mr. Cary Dimmick, senior class administrator (administrador de la clase que se grada), (Cary_Dimmick@mcpsmd.org). Gracias por su colaboracin para lograr que esta sea una ocasin positiva, feliz y memorable para todos. Atentamente, Scott W. Murphy Principal

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2013 Senior Class Administrator: Mr. Cary Dimmick (301) 840-3952 Cary_Dimmick@mcpsmd.org

Class of 2013 Advisor: Mrs. Leayne Dempsey (301) 840-3959 Leayne_C_Freeman@mcpsmd.org

EXPECTATIONS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS FAMILIES, & GUESTS Graduation, June 12, 2013 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m. DAR Constitution Hall Please assist us by reviewing these expectations with your graduating senior. We want graduation to be a memorable event for all. Graduation Rehearsal on June 10, 2013 is mandatory. We expect all participants and guests at graduation to conduct themselves in a dignified manner and display the high expectations that are traditional at our commencement exercise. Any student who is disruptive or demonstrates inappropriate behavior will not be permitted to participate in graduation. Any student found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from graduation. Graduates are required to be at Constitution Hall by 9:00 a.m. and are to enter by the D Street entrance. Parents and guests may enter at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th Street side. We are encouraging families to ride the PTSA buses or take Metro to avoid unforeseen traffic issues. We advise leaving the Gaithersburg area no later than 7:30 a.m. The closest METRO stop to Constitution Hall is the Farragut West Station. The PTSA provides air conditioned buses leaving from WMHS. A bus order form is enclosed. There is a fee for the bus and reservations MUST be made in advance. Anyone who enters DAR Constitution Hall must have a ticket, with the exception of the graduates. If you leave the hall for any reason, you may NOT re-enter. Family and guests are asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. Please respect any seating that has been reserved. Reserved seats will be clearly marked. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and should conclude by 12:00 p.m.. The doors to the hall are closed and LOCKED promptly at 10:00 a.m. Students are not permitted to have keys, gum, cigarettes or lighters. DAR Security will spot check and confiscate contraband. Students must stay in alphabetical order as practiced during rehearsal. Family and friends who would like to take still pictures of their children will be permitted to stand in a designated area set aside for that purpose. Please leave the photo box area immediately and allow another parent to take your place. Tripods are prohibited, as is filming from the aisle, in front of, or on the stage. WMHS staff will monitor the photo boxes to make sure there is prompt and fair turnover of picture-takers. Blanton Studios will be taking a picture of each graduate receiving his/her diploma. Information regarding these photographs will be available at a later date. The Watkins Mill High School Media Department will make a videotape of the ceremony. An order form is enclosed. Parents will not be able to visit with their children until after the entire ceremony is complete, including the recessional. Do not plan to meet inside the building. Designate a place outside and away from the hall to meet. Those who are taking buses back to Watkins Mill should report to their buses immediately. Handicapped accommodations: Please contact the class advisor if anyone in your party requires handicapped accommodations or a sign interpreter for the hearing-impaired. Handicapped seating is available for those in wheelchairs. If you have any family members attending the commencement ceremony who are hearing impaired, please contact Mrs. Dempsey (email listed at the top of this page).

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DRESS EXPECTATIONS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Boys

Blue cap and gown as ordered (tassels on the left) Cap should be worn parallel to the floor. Lettering on top of the cap is prohibited Dress shoes (preferably black) with socks. No sandals, no flip-flops, no athletic shoes White shirts with collar and tie Jewelry should not be worn outside the gown

Girls Blue cap and gown as ordered (tassels on the left) Cap should be worn parallel to the floor, secured with pins if necessary. Lettering on top of the cap is prohibited Dress, skirt and blouse, or dress slacks Dress shoes (preferably black). No sandals, no flip-flops, no athletic shoes (Attention excessively high heels can be quite dangerous; no one wants to fall at graduation! The stairs coming off the stage are marble and can be very slippery. Also, there is no hand railing for these stairs) Jewelry and accessories should not be visible on the outside of the gown Please avoid large dangling earrings Bags and purses are not permitted Note: During the ceremony and through the awarding of diplomas, tassels should be worn on the left side of the cap. Together as a class, the tassels will be shifted to the right. EXPECTATIONS FOR THE GRADUATION CEREMONY Make sure all cell phones or other electronic devices are turned off before the ceremony begins. It is strongly advised not to bring electronic devices into DAR. Appropriate behavior is essential at graduation, for graduates, parents, and guests. Yelling or screaming out a graduates name is NOT appropriate and may interfere with another parents right to hear a graduates na me called. Students who disrupt the graduation ceremony in any way, or do not follow our expectations will not receive their diploma at Constitution Hall. Instead, parents and students will need to schedule an appointment with Mr. Murphy after the last day of school (June 14, 2013) in order to receive the diploma. Remain seated as not to block the view. Please refrain from clapping or cheering until ALL of the graduates have been announced. We are making a concerted effort to make our graduation ceremony a pleasant and dignified experience for all; we will stop the ceremony and wait for a dignified silence to return to the hall if necessary. We know how proud you are of your graduate; the graduates know this, too. Loud and demonstrative displays have no place at a formal ceremony. In addition to the security provided by the Constitution Hall, WMHS provides its own security team and faculty members who help to supervise conduct at graduation. Please treat them with the same respect that our students are expected to show them. If asked at any time by a WMHS staff member to comply with a direction, please do so. Again, our security team and staff have been instructed to ensure that the ceremony is dignified and respectful. DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION Students will receive their diploma COVER on stage. Diplomas will be distributed at tables (alphabetically identified) as the graduates exit the main hall. Students that behave inappropriately during the ceremony, or as they cross the stage, will not receive their diploma at the conclusion of graduation. Those students diplomas will be withheld and those students will need to see Mr. Murphy in order to receive their diploma. Students that do not attend the graduation ceremony may contact Mr. Murphy at 301-840-3959, to pick up their diplomas.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Graduation tickets and additional ticket requests will be distributed at graduation rehearsal. Each student will receive 8 tickets. Any senior with an outstanding obligation will NOT receive any graduation tickets until the obligation is paid. WMHS Financial Office staff will be available at the meeting if you wish to pay obligations at this time and still receive tickets. Additional ticket requests must be completed by May 1, 2013. Prom will be held on Friday, April 26, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 8, 2013. Tickets are $70.00 each. All obligations, including the SENIOR FEE, must be paid before purchasing any tickets. The Senior Picnic will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Location will be Watkins Mill High School football stadium. Activities and menu TBD. Cap and Gowns will be distributed to seniors on May 23rd after period 2 exam and May 24th on the senior exam make-up day from Mr. Dimmicks office in the Mixing Bowl, Room B127. Any cap and gown not picked up on May 23 can be picked up at the Financial Office during regular business hours, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Senior Announcements: If you have not ordered you will need to contact Jostens directly at (410) 561-1403. Senior Award Night is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013. SENIOR FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 20 Monday English HSAs 7:25am - 11:00 am May 21 Tuesday Biology HSAs 7:25am - 11:00 am May 22 Wednesday Algebra HSAs 7:25am - 11:00 am May 23 Thursday NSL Gov. HSAs 7:25am - 11:00 am May 24 Friday Regular Bell Schedule Senior Exam Make-up by Appt. Only

STEP 11:00 am - 11:40 am

STEP 11:00 am - 11:40 am

STEP 11:00 am - 11:40 am

STEP 11:00 am - 11:40 am

STEP 10:54 am - 11:37 am

Period 6 EXAM 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Period 2 EXAM 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Period 1 EXAM * 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Period 5 EXAM 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Regular Bell Schedule Senior Exam Make-up by Appt. Only

Period 7 EXAM 12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Period 3 EXAM 12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Period 4 EXAM 12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Period 6 12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Period 1 1:25 pm - 2:10 pm

Period 4 1:25 pm - 2:10 pm

Period 5 1:25 pm - 2:10 pm

Period 7 1:25 pm - 2:10 pm

* NOTE: VT 2 and VT 3 are the preceeding week; we will be skipping the 2nd class of period 2 and 3 this week.

*Makeup day for senior exams is May 24th (by appointment with teacher) Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Any senior who does not attend cannot walk the stage at graduation. The rehearsal takes approximately three hours. Caps and gowns will be given out at the end of the graduation rehearsal. Seniors may not participate in the graduation ceremony without a cap and gown or without attending the mandatory graduation rehearsal. All financial obligations must be paid in order to receive a graduation ticket, by May 31st, 2013. Buses will leave promptly from WMHS at 7:30 am to DAR Constitution Hall on June 12, 2013.

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Deadline for Student Speaker Submissions is April 3, 2013. Please submit to Ms. Leayne Dempsey.

Do you have something exciting and inspirational you would like to say at graduation? If so the Class of 2013 wants you to speak during the 2013 commencement ceremony in June. Interested applicants should submit a graduation speech to Ms. Dempsey by Wednesday, April 3rd. The author of the best speech will be chosen to speak in front of the entire Class of 2013 during the commencement. Requirements: Students at WMHS for three years Involved in the school (sports or any other extracurricular activities) Good Public Speaking Skill Speeches should be between 3 and 5 minutes long Good Academic Standing

Selection Process 1. See Mrs. Dempsey to go over general requirements. 2. By Wednesday, April 3, submit a written graduation speech to Mrs. Dempsey. It should be 2-3 minutes long. 3. After April 3rd, we will select the 8 best speeches. 4. At this time Mrs. Dempsey may make comments on how to improve your speech. 5. The 8 selected speeches will be announced on Wednesday, April 10th. 6. A selection committee composed of staff and students will narrow the selection to 3-5 speeches. 7. Students of the 3-5 top speeches will present their speech in front of the selection committee on April 17 th. 8. The selection committee will chose the best speech and it will be announced by May 1 st. 9. If you are chosen, you will work with the committee until graduation to polish your final speech and make sure it is fully appropriate. Due Date All speeches should be submitted to Mrs. Dempsey by Wednesday, April 3.

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Wee k1 Thursday May 2

2013 IB & AP Exam Schedule Morning Session IB English HL P1 (120 min) Location: NCCC (63) (VT 6) Report: 7:25 Exam: 7:45 9:45 NO AM EXAMS

Afternoon Session NO PM EXAMS IB English HL P2 (120 min) Location: NCCC (63) Report: 11:45 Exam: 12:00 2:00 Afternoon Session IB Psychology SL P1 (120 min) Location: Media Center (37) Report: 11:45 Exam: 12:00 2:00 IB Environmental Systems SL P1 (60 min) Location: Media Center (1) [S.N. exam conflict: rescheduled from AM] Report: 11:45 Exam: 12:00 1:00 AP Psychology Location: NCCC (55) Report: 11:30 Exam: 12:00 3:00 IB Physics HL P3 75 min Location: C012 (29) Report: 11:45 IB Environmental Systems SL P2 (120 Exam: 12:00 1:15 min) Location: C012 (1) [RP on time test] Report: 11:45 Exam: 12:00 2:00

Friday, May 3 Wee k2

Morning IB Physics HL P1 (60 Session min) P2 (135 min) Location: C012 (28) Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 8:45 break 8:45 9:15 P2 Exam: 9:15 11:30 IB Environmental Systems SL P1 (60 min) Location: C012 (1) [RP on time test] Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 8:45 AP Environmental Science Location: C010 (10) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:00 IB Psychology SL P2 (60 min) Location: NCCC (37) Report: 7:25 IB Systems SL P2 (120 min) P1Environmental Exam: 7:45 9:45 Location: NCCC (1) [S.N. exam conflict: rescheduled from PM] Report: 7:25 (VT7) P2 Exam: 7:45 9:45 AP Computer Science Location: C012 (2) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:15 AP Spanish Language Location: Media Center (49) + B118, B120 Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:15 AP Calculus AB Location: C012 (28) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:30 AP Calculus BC Location: C010 (23) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:30 IB History HL P3 (150 min) Location: NCCC (54) Report: 7:25 (VT1) AP English Literature Exam: 7:45 10:15 Location: C012 (21) Report: 7:25 IB Mathematical Studies SL P2 (90 min) Exam: 8:00 11:15 Location: NCCC (32) Report: 7:25 Exam: 7:45 9:15 IB Mathematics SL P2 (90 min) Location: NCCC (17) Report: 7:25 AP English Language Exam: 7:45 9:15 Location: Media Center (43) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:30

Monday, May 6

Tuesday, May 7

Wednesday, May 8

IB History HL P1 (60 min) P2 (90 min) Location: NCCC (54) Report: 11:45 P1 Exam: 12:00 1:00 break 1:00 1:10 P2 Exam: 1:10 2:40 IB Mathematical Studies SL P1 (90 min) Location: NCCC (32) Report: 11:45 IB Mathematics SL P1 (90 min) Exam: 12:10 1:40 Location: NCCC (17) Report: 11:45 AP Statistics Exam: 12:10 1:40 Location: NCCC (59) Report: 11:30 Exam: 12:00 3:00

Thursday, May 9

Friday, May 10

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Week 3

2013 IB & AP Exam Schedule Morning Session

Monday, May 13

NO AM EXAMS

Afternoon Session IB Biology HL P1 (60 min) P2 (135 min) Location: C012 (31) Report: 11:45 P1 Exam: 12:00 1:00 break 1:00 1:10 P2 Exam: 1:15 3:30 AP Physics B Location: C010 (20) Report: 11:30 Exam: 12:00 3:00

Tuesday, May 14

(VT 2)

Wednesday, May 15

Thursday, May 16

(VT 3)

Friday, May 17

Week 4

Monday, May 20

IB Biology HL P3 75 min Location: C012 (31) Report: 7:25 Exam: 7:45 9:00 AP United States Government Location: NCCC (75) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:00 AP United States History Location: NCCC (51) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:15 IB Spanish B HL P1 (90 min) P2 (90 min) Location: NCCC (14) Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 9:15 break 9:15 9:20 P2 Exam: 9:20 10:50 IB Spanish B SL P1 (90 min) P2 (90 min) Location: NCCC (42) Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 9:15 break 9:15 9:20 P2 Exam: 9:20 10:50 IB Spanish B SL Abinitio P1 (90 min) P2 (90 min) Location: NCCC (8) Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 9:15 break 9:15 9:20 P2 Exam: 9:20 10:50 AP World History Location: C012 (26) Report: 7:25 Exam: 8:00 11:15 IB Chemistry SL P3 (60 min) Location: C010 (26) Report: 7:40 P3 Exam: 7:45 8:45 IB Chemistry SL P3 (60 min) Location: A207 (22) Report: 7:40 P3 Exam: 7:45 9:00 (ET JV 25%) Morning Session IB French B HL/SL/Ab P1 (90 min) P2 (90 min) Location: C012 (11) Report: 7:25 P1 Exam: 7:45 9:15 break 9:15 9:20 P2 Exam: 9:20 10:50

NO PM EXAMS IB Chemistry SL P1 (45 min) P2 (75 min) Location: C012 (26) Report: 11:45 P1 Exam: 12:00 12:45 break 12:45 12:55 P2 Exam: 12:55 2:10 IB Chemistry SL P1 (45 min) P2 (75 min) Location: A207 (1) Report: 11:45 P1 Exam: 12:00 12:57 (ET JV 25%) break 12:57 1:10 P2 Exam: 1:10 3:03 (ET JV 25%)

NO PM EXAMS

Afternoon Session

NO PM EXAMS

Wednesday, May 22

NO AM EXAMS

AP World History (LATE TESTING) Location: C012 (4) Report: 11:45 Exam: 12:00 3:15

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WATKINS MILL HIGH SCHOOL


Montgomery County Public Schools 10301 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879 (301) 840-3959 FAX (301) 840-3980

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GRADUATION TICKETS


January 23, 2013 (original ), March 11, 2013 (re-issued) Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the Graduating Class of 2013: Congratulations on a great start to your senior year and another step towards graduation! As we begin our preparations for a memorable graduation ceremony, this letter provides information regarding the process for obtaining tickets to the ceremony. Graduation details are as follows: Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:00 a. m. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC At the graduation ceremony, admission will be by ticket only (except for graduating seniors, who will not need a ticket for admission). Due to space limitations at DAR Constitution Hall, a limited number of tickets will be made available to each graduates family and will be distributed equitably. If available, we will attempt to honor as many requests for additional tickets as possible. Based on the number of graduates and available seats, each family will receive eight (8) tickets (remember, the graduate does not need a ticket). All families requesting additional tickets must submit a request for additional tickets, using the form below. Please complete and return the ticket request form to the main office no later than March 23, 2013. We also appreciate your response if your family does not need all eight tickets, so they can be redistributed. If no form is returned, the family will receive the allotted e i g h t tickets. Tickets will be distributed to graduates at the graduation rehearsal on June 10. We appreciate your assistance as we begin planning the details of this major event. Please mark your calendars and hold the following date for our senior parent meeting: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in auditorium (snow date Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm). At that meeting we will discuss important additional details, such as transportation and parking, attire, demeanor, and other commencement expectations. Please also visit our website for graduation updates in the coming months. I am looking forward to an outstanding graduation ceremony and celebrating with all of you on June 12. Sincere ly,

Scott W. Murphy Principal

GRADUATION TICKETS ORDER FORM Return this form to the WMHS Main Office by March 23, 2013 Students Name: ID# My family needs the eight (8) tickets allotted plus

PLEASE CHECK THE CATEGORY THAT APPLIES TO YOUR FAMILY My family needs fewer than eight (8) tickets. Number of tickets needed: Date Parent/Guardian Signature Phone #

For office use only:

Request received on:

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CHARTER BUS RESERVATION FORM SENIORS AND FAMILIES Chartered buses will be available again this year to take you and your family to and from the graduation ceremony, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. The buses will depart Watkins Mill H.S at 7:30 a.m. and return to the school soon after the ceremony. Reservations are required. (The school does not provide transportation for seniors to the ceremony.) All passengers, including senior students, must have paid reservations. It's important to anticipate your needs now. Additional buses will not be available the day of departure. If your needs change, cancellations will be accepted no later than May 4. Bus assignments and tickets will be mailed to you in mid-May. Complete the reservation form below, and return it, along with a payment by check to WMHS PTSA, c/o 20428 Aspenwood Lane, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. Make check payable to WMHS PTSA. Include the senior's name on the check. RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY MAY 4, 2012. Questions? Call Carolyn Camacho at (301) 990-6930, or email her at: carolynwcamacho@aol.com --------------------- Detach for reservation -------Retain upper portion-------------------------RESERVATION FORM Family name ________________ Phone (Home) _______________ Senior student name __________________ Phone (Day) ________________________

Address with zip code _____________________________________________________ ___ Person(s) requiring handicapped access Please reserve ____ seats on chartered bus @$19.00 each Total $ _________ enclosed RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY MAY 4, 2012. SENIOR GRADUATION day, June 12, 2013, 10 AM, DAR CONSTITUTION HALL BUSES DEPART FROM WMHS PROMPTLY AT 7:30 AM

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2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY DVD ORDER FORM

The Watkins Mill HS TV Production Group is offering the Class of 2013 commencement ceremony DVDs. 2013 Commencement DVD includes the complete commencement ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall. The order form below lists the cost of the DVD. Only cash or money orders will be accepted and payment is due at time of order. Orders should be submitted to Ms. Holderman in the Financial Office. Orders will be available for pickup from the Finance Office, approximately two-three weeks after the commencement ceremony. As soon as they are ready, you will be notified by phone and/or email. All DVD orders are final. Any damaged DVD will be replaced with a corrected copy. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Holderman at Lisa_A_Holderman@mcpsmd.org

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ORDER FORM 2013 Commencement Ceremony @ $20.00 ea. Additional Copies of 2013 Commencement Ceremony _______ copies at @ $20.00 each TOTAL DUE
(Please complete information and return to Ms. Holderman)

$ _______________

$ _______________ $ _______________

Student Name: _________________________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian: _____________________________________________________________ Mailing address: ________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: __________________ Zip Code: _________ Daytime Phone: ( ) ____________________ Evening Phone: ( ) ________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ Page 13 of 15

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Directions to DAR Constitution Hall (Phone # 202-628-1776)


Below are suggested routes to DAR Constitution Hall, located at 1776 D St., NW, Washington, DC 20006. You may also visit their Web site at http://www.dar.org/omni/directions.cfm Wisconsin Avenue Take Wisconsin Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Go one block south of Massachusetts (because you cannot make a left turn at the Wisconsin Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue intersection), which will bring you back on to Massachusetts Avenue. Bear right on to Massachusetts Avenue and proceed to 23rd Street. Turn right on 23rd Street and follow direction to M Street. Make a right turn on M Street and proceed to 17th Street. Make a left turn on 17th Street proceed directly to DAR Constitution Hall. Connecticut Avenue Take Route 495 to the Connecticut Avenue exit. Stay on Connecticut Avenue (which becomes 17th Street) all the way to 17th Street. Take 17th Street to D or C Street. DAR Constitution Hall is located on that block. Glen Echo Parkway Take Route 495 exit to River Road / Glen Echo parkway. Follow Glen Echo Parkway to Canal Road and M Street. Keep straight on M Street to the Whitehurst Freeway. Take the Whitehurst Freeway to the E Street expressway. Follow expressway to the Constitution Avenue exit (well marked). George Washington Memorial Parkway Take Route 495 across the American Legion Bridges and exit right on to George Washington Parkway immediately after crossing the bridge. Follow the parkway for approximately 8 miles to the Memorial Bridge and exit to Constitution Avenue. OR Take George Washington Parkway to Key Bridge. Make right turn on Key Bridge and then turn right on Whitehurst Freeway. Follow the freeway to the E Street expressway or take the K Street exit or take K Street exit (whichever you prefer) to 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Make a right turn on to 17th Street to DAR Constitution Hall. Using Metro: From the Orange and Blue lines (A 10-15 minute walk): Take the Farragut West metro stop. Exit the station on 17th Street, and walk south on 17th Street towards Constitution. Turn right on D Street. On Sundays, you must use the 18th Street exit; walk south on 18th Street and turn left on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. From the Red Line (A 10-15 minute walk): Take the Farragut North metro stop. Exit the station on 17th Street, and walk south on 17th Street towards Constitution. Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block.

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