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Senior Info & Commencement Details

Commencement for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023!

Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly: Oct 21, 2022 

Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly is our first senior-focused event of the year!  This event begins at 8:15am and parents are invited!

The day will begin at 8:15am with our families gathered together in the gymnasium for a Mass celebrated by Father Silva. Mass will be followed by our Homecoming Assembly and slideshow. After the assembly (at approximately 10:45am), parents will be dismissed and we will host a special luncheon just for our seniors. Seniors will be dismissed at noon.

Attire:

  • Seniors are asked to wear business attire; a suit, or jacket and tie for the gentlemen and an appropriate outfit for the ladies, slacks, skirts, or dresses.

Class Day Assembly (Mandatory): June 2, 2023

Class Day is a St. Joes tradition that gathers the entire school to celebrate our Seniors as they earn their academic awards and scholarships.   

  • Seniors are required to attend.
  • Seniors must arrive no later than 7:55AM to the school wearing gowns, no caps. 
  • Parents are invited to join us for this event. This event begins at 8:30am.

Senior Parents Breakfast!

  • Parents attending Class Day are invited to join us for breakfast at 7:30AM. 

Baccalaureate Mass (Mandatory): June 2, 2023

St. Joe's Baccalaureate Mass is offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon our graduates and their families. Memorial Scholarships are also awarded. 

  • Seniors are required to attend.

  • Seniors should arrive no later than 6:30PM wearing their gowns but no caps.

  • Parents are welcome to join us. This event begins at 7pm.

  • Location: St Theresa's Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, CT

Commencement (Mandatory): June 3, 2023

Commencement is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:00AM on the lower turf field.   The moment we've all been waiting for!  Seniors should arrive no later than 9:00AM.

No adornments of any kind are allowed on caps or gowns.  In the event of inclement weather: Commencement will be held in our gymnasium Notifications will be sent via PlusPortals, our phone system, Google Classroom, and the website. 

Attendance: 

  • Attendance is required at all graduation practices and major events. 

Behavior / Decorum: 

  • The St. Joseph High School diploma is not exclusively an indication of the successful completion of academic requirements.  Since we educate the whole person, we expect and require each student to exhibit, by his or her own behavior, an appreciation for and acceptance of the values and ideals on which the school was founded and which we continue to teach, as a prerequisite for the awarding of a St Joseph High School diploma.  We expect our students to conduct themselves with characteristic poise and class.

Dress Code

  • It is required that seniors adhere to the grooming and dress code regulations of St Joseph High School.  Even though the special events require that academic gowns to be worn, boys are to be clean-shaven and appropriately dressed: shirt and tie, slacks, dress shoes (no sandals/sneakers), no earrings.  Girls are expected to wear dresses, skirts (of modest length) or pants, and dress shoes, business attire.  No shorts are permitted.
  • NO ADORNMENTS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED ON CAPS OR GOWNS.

Video & Photography


Photography at Commencement:

  • For the safety of our graduates, families are not allowed to be up close to the stage to take photographs. 
  • St. Joes will hire a photographer to take photos of your students with their diplomas. Those photos will be available to view on SJ's Smug Mug page

Live Stream of Commencement

  • We will be sure to stream the event for those family members or friends who cannot attend the ceremony. The stream will be available via our YouTube page. 

Commencement Videos: 

  • For Commencement 2023, St. Joes will partner with a videographer to provide our families with a digital link of our commencement activities! 

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks are included as part of a Senior's graduation fee. Distribution of Yearbooks will occur during Last Bell on May 24, 2023.

Cap & Gown Distribution


Cap and Gown distribution will take place during one of the graduation practices.

Graduation Practices 
All practices are mandatory. Appropriate casual dress for graduation practice is required. 

  • May 30, 2023
  • May 31, 2023
  • June 1, 2023

Additional Senior Activities

Senior Prom & Post-Prom - May 19, 2023

  • Prom will be held at The Waterview (Monroe, CT) on the evening of Friday, May 19 at 6:30pm.
  • Post Prom will take place at The Sports Center in Shelton. 

Senior Spirit Week - May 22-24, 2023

  • May 22: Senior Dress Down (Wear your favorite SJ apparel)
  • May 23: Senior Dress Down (Wear your NEW Alumni Shirt)
  • May 24: Senior Dress Down (Wear your college gear)

Last Bell Assembly - May 24, 2023

  • Last Bell Assembly:
    • Speaker, Panel Discussion, Alumni Induction, Yearbook Distribution, Last Bell Slideshow, Countdown
      • May 24 at 12:30pm.
      • Parents do not attend this event. It is only for our seniors. We will strive to live stream this event on Facebook.

No Classes - May 25, 2023

Senior Outing - May 26, 2023

  • Location to be decided.

Senior Picinic - Thursday, June 1, 2023

  • 11am-1pm
  • The Senior Picnic is a special event hosted by the Alumni Office! Games, food, and fun!
  • This event will take place on the outdoor fields.
  • Parents do not attend this event.

 

Senior Commencement

Events & Information

Class of 2020 Diplomas