Attention Seniors and Parents

This page will update periodically during the school year with information for the graduatiing Seniors.

Important dates and information for 2017 Seniors!

Wed., May 24 – Graduation practice: Rehearsal for the commencement exercises will be held in the Auditorium during an assembly schedule. All seniors must be present if they plan to participate in the commencement exercises. This is a very important date; please mark it on your calendar.

Wed., May 24 – Senior sunset: Students will meet in the Natatorium field at 7:45 pm. This should last about 30-45 minutes. We will watch the sunset together and make a wish for the future.

Sat., May 27 – Prom: Prom tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 during all lunches in the cafeteria. Students must be cleared of all obligations to purchase tickets. If you are bringing an outside guest to prom, there is a form in Principal Griffon’s office or online at:

Sat., June 3 – Graduation: Don Coleman Community Coliseum, 1050 N Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, Texas 77077; Phone: 281.560.7651. Doors will open to the public and students will arrive at 12:30 pm; Commencement program will begin promptly at 2 pm. Students will receive their stole and graduation envelope at the coliseum.


Jann Davies, Head Sponsor
Teresa Martinez, Co-Head Sponsor

Class Officers

President: Morgan Evans
V President: Elaina Roher
Secretary: Shelby Michael
Treasurer: Kyle Dickens

Class of 2017

CLASS SONG: “How Far We”ve Come”
CLASS MOTTO: Fake it till You Make It
CLASS COLORS: Rose Gold and Seafoam Green
CLASS FLOWER: Bluebonnet

Dates of Interest

• SR Panoramic – Aug. 31 during Homeroom – Boys Gym 11:20 am
• Academic Banquet – May 4 South Shore Harbour
• Senior Field Day – May 19 Stevenson Park
• SR Class Picture – May 21 Girls Gym
• Senior Scholarship Award Night – May 25 Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium
• Junior-Senior Prom – May 27 Moody Gardens
• Finals – May 25, 26, 30, 31
• Graduation – June 3 @ Don Coleman Community Coliseum 2 pm; Students/Doors open 12:30 pm

Graduation 2017 – updated information
Senior Yearbook Deadlines … Updates
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    College Visitation

    For juniors and seniors only: ** You must bring a verification letter (on official letterhead) from the college for your absence to be excused and not count against exemptions.
The deadline for taking a college day is May 1. Download the College Day Form.

Valuable Information for FHS Seniors & Parents

Please Read

Since the final year in high school represents the culmination of many efforts, achievements, and sometimes sacrifices, you will want to join us in making this one of the most meaningful years in the life of your student.

Mark Your Calendar

Many of the important events covered center around graduation and commencement activities.
Listed at the right is a schedule of these activities.

August 16, 17, 18 (12-8pm), August 19 (12-6pm) & 23, 24, 25 (4-8pm) at Friendswood High School. Chadwick Photography will be taking all senior portraits for the yearbook. Please make your appointment at the time you pick up your registration packet. A studio will be set up on our campus for these days. No money is needed at the time you take your Pictures. All proofs will be posted on Chadwick Photography’s website Pictures must be made with Chadwick Photography for the yearbook. Having all seniors’ pictures made by one photographer insures the same lighting background, which is essential for yearbook purposes. There will be cap & gown photos taken of each senior. Chadwick Photography will provide a cap and gown and stole for the pictures. Portraits are not full length.

Girls MUST wear a nice blouse or a dressy top (tops must cover all undergarments).

Boys MUST wear a starched dress shirt and a tie (a suit or sports coat if possible).

Things to remember: Don’t forget to bring your senior ring and letterman jacket (photos will be taken with each for those who bring them), Chadwick Photography will have extra ties available, please only sign up for an appointment time you are able to make. Chadwick Photography will be back at Friendswood High School for retakes on September 6, 7, 8 (4-8pm), October 11, 12 (4-8pm), November 9, 10 (4-Bpm). You may retake as many times as you would like. If you want your student’s picture in the yearbook, Chadwick Photography must take it. You may select which picture (proof number required) and turn into Mr. Peter Wise (room 419) by December 2, 2016.No exceptions can be made.

Chadwick Photography will also be taking Fall Sports Pictures (dates and times will be given to each team).

Seniors will place their order for caps and gowns on the day of registration. The cost of the class stole, cap and gown is $55.00 (plus tax). This amount is due when the order for the cap and gown is placed. This amount covers a souvenir class stole, cap, tassel and gown. Stole only, if not purchasing cap & gown $20. Additional tassels are $10.95 each (plus tax). Honor Cords can be purchased for $10.00 on Wednesday. April 26 1 when you pick up your cap and gown.

Honor Graduates – Blue & White** (top 10%)
National Distinguished Achievement Plan with World Language – Gold
National English Honor Society- Blue & Gold
Spanish National Honor Society – Red
French Honor Society – Red & Gold
Latin Honor Society – Purple & Gold
Mu Alpha Theta – Purple
Thespians – Light Blue
Interact Service Program – Yellow & Blue
National Honor Society – White Collar*
National Art Honor Society – Rainbow*
National BPA – Navy & Red*
National Forensic League – Red, White, & Blue*
National Technical Honor Society – Purple & Silver*
Academic Decathlon – Red, Silver & Blue*
German Honor Society – Black, Red, & Gold*
Quill & Scroll Journalism Honor Society-Blue&Gold*
Project Lead The Way – Orange*
Tri M Music Honor Society-Pink*
*Ordered by sponsor

***Blue and White honor cords for honor graduates will be available for purchase after the top 10 percent of the senior class has been announced. The same will apply for the hoods for the Valedictorian and the Salutatorian.

Seniors must complete the order form in your packet for a diploma. Please remember that your diploma is a legal document; therefore, you should use your full legal name. Talk to your parents about your decision. Turn your order form in during registration. Diplomas are not automatically ordered. There is no cost to the student.
Seniors should order commencement announcements and personal cards during registration. Any number of announcements may be ordered. Personal name cards are in lots of 50 and the cost is $21.95 (plus tax) for the first 50 and $5.00 (plus tax) for the second 50. The announcements cost $1.29 each (plus tax). Announcements can be purchased in lots of 25 for $32.25 (plus tax) or 50 for $64.50 (plus tax). Payment in full if less than $100. 00, or a deposit of $100.00 must be made at the time the order is placed. A Photo Keepsake is $12.50 (plus tax); Appreciation Gifts are $30.00 (plus tax); Memory Books are $33.00 (plus tax); and Thank-You Notes are $13.50 (plus tax) for 25. Order forms are in your senior packet; samples will be available at registration for viewing.Please make checks payable to the Balfour Company.
August 31, Wednesday – Senior Panoramic Picture: The senior class will have a panoramic group picture taken during Homeroom. They may be purchased the following day during all lunches in the cafeteria.

December 2, Friday: Deadline for seniors to select picture for yearbook. If not chosen by this date, Chadwick’s will make the choice.

December 9, Friday: Deadline for senior ambitions and yearbook ads (Ad space is limited; this deadline does not guarantee space).

March 1, Wednesday, Lunch: Balfour will deliver Announcements and personal cards. Balance must be paid at that time. Please refer to your receipt for your student’s balance.

April 26, Wednesday, Lunch: The caps & gowns will be issued during lunch on this date. Honor cords may be purchased on this date for $10.00.

May 1, Monday: Deadline to take a College visit. Download the College Day Form.

May 21, Sunday: Senior class pictures: Seniors should report to the Girls Gym, in your cap and gown, at 3:30pm for the 2017 Class and 12-Year Senior pictures. A community motivational program will follow in Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium at 4:00pm. Student attendance is optional.

May 24, Wednesday: Rehearsal for the commencement exercises will be held in the Auditorium during an assembly schedule. All seniors must be present if they plan to participate in the commencement exercises. This is a very important date; please mark it on your calendar today.

*Senior Yearbook Pictures – December 2 (must be taken by Chadwick’s for the yearbook)
*Senior Ads & Senior Ambitions – December 9