Daphne High School

Daphne, Alabama | 2012 National Blue Ribbon School


Senior Fees
      Feb. 11       ONLINE ORDERS ONLY  
    Mar. 1         $50 LATE CHARGE BEGINS 
    Apr. 14        Last day order Balfour items (except C&G)
    Apr. 28        Last day to pay school fees by check
    May   1        Last day to order Cap & Gown
    May   5        Last day to pay school fees online
    May 11        Senior Awards Night (6 p.m./Trojan Hall)
    May 12        Cap & Gown Distribution (10-11 a.m./Cafeteria)
    May 12        Senior Picnic (11 a.m./Pepsi Palace)                          
    May 14        Baccalaureate Service (TBA)
      May 16        Graduation Practice (9:30 a.m./Trojan Field)
      May 16        Graduation (7 p.m./Trojan Field) 
PLEASE REMEMBER:   All money, books, equipment, etc. owed to the school MUST be paid in full BEFORE a Cap & Gown will be issued.  You are encouraged to settle all accounts WELL BEFORE Cap & Gown Distribution Day, Friday, May 12.  
Seniors who still have unpaid obligations WILL NOT BE ADMITTED to the cafeteria to pick up their cap & gown.  They will be rerouted to the school office to settle accounts.  This is a time consuming and chaotic process. There is only one person in the office who is authorized to accept and receipt payments.   Students who do not make it back to the cafeteria within the designated time we are there will have to wait until early afternoon to get their C&G.  PLEASE, DO NOT GET CAUGHT IN THIS UNPLEASANT SITUATION.

This page has been created to help seniors and their parents stay informed throughout the school year about matters pertaining to graduation.

During the 2016-2017 school year, I will communicate with you by posting to the school's website and Facebook, sending emails, and via school cast phone calls.  

Seniors and their parents are asked to maintain current contact information with the school throughout the year and to visit www.daphnehs.com frequently to stay abreast of the news.  

This page can be easily accessed from the main page by clicking on the "Class of 2017 Graduation Information" button or selecting the “Academics” tab and then “Graduation 2017” (10th one down on the menu).  

Posts will naturally increase as graduation nears.  I will maintain a running list of important dates and deadlines for quick reference, which will often be accompanied by a brief entry farther down on the page.

Feel free to email me, Ellen Marler, Graduation Coordinator, at any time with questions or concerns.  (emarler@bcbe.org) 

A $50 late charge will be added to all orders that have not been placed prior to March 1st.  
Balfour was on campus Tuesday, Sept. 20 to take orders.  If you were unable to place your order on that day, orders can still be placed by mail.  All of the information and paperwork you need is included in the packet that was sent home with seniors on Sept. 8.  I have a few more packets in the library if you need a replacement.

There is a fold out page that addresses FAQ and illustrates 2 sample orders, one features discount packages and the other is itemized.  You can order either way or combine packages with individual items.

Balfour offers many very nice items including high-quality invitations/announcements.  (The official school logo cannot be used on invitations purchased from other sources.)

If ordering invitations please note:

•  Young ladies should use “Miss” in front of their full formal name and should not use initials. 

•  Young men should not place a title in front of their name but should use a suffix, if applicable, such as Jr. or III.  Young men may also use an initial rather than their middle name if they prefer.

•  Please print as legibly as possible and remember to use upper and lowercase letters because the senior’s name will be printed on the invitations exactly as it appears on the top line of the order form. 

Only FULL payments of money orders, check, debit and credit will be accepted and should be made out to BALFOUR.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.  

All items are optional except the cap & gown packet called the Graduation Supply Cost on Line 45 for $60.30. Included are a cap & gown, a tassel, a collar (girls only), a diploma and a diploma cover. Students who participate in the graduation ceremony are REQUIRED to purchase their gowns from Balfour.  Caps & Gowns from previous years or purchased from a different source are not allowed. 

Once all items have been totaled, add $14.00 for package & handling charges (pre-printed on order form) subtotal and then add 9.5% (x .095) to arrive at the final total.  Students must provide their gender, height, and weight as this information is used to determine the size and fit of each gown.  

COSTS:  If ordering only the C&G (Graduation Supply) item(s) on line 45, BEFORE March 1, the total will be $81.36 ($60.30 + $14.00 = $74.30 subtotal + $7.06 tax).  If you wait until AFTER March 1, your total will be $136.11 (the $50 late charge is added BEFORE packaging & handling and tax).  
MAIL ORDERS will no longer be accepted after Feb. 10.  Beginning Feb. 11, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED ONLINE.  Beginning March 1, a $50 LATE CHARGE APPLIES TO ALL ORDERS.
Additionally, Cap & Gown orders will no longer be accepted at all after May 1.  All other items, such as announcements, etc.  must be ordered prior to April 14. 
Please contact me with questions.
If you are graduating in December you will be responsible for staying abreast of all graduation news by visiting this web page frequently and checking your emails, etc. It is also vital that I be able to contact you after you leave campus for the year. CONTACT ME IF YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES!
Remember to update your personal contact information if anything changes by CLICKING HERE to return to the form you completed before leaving in December.

Daphne High School has chosen the Balfour Company to provide seniors with all items necessary for graduation as well as other products and memorabilia.  Balfour contact information will remain posted on this page for your convenience.

Seniors who participate in the graduation ceremony MUST purchase their senior supplies from Balfour.  These supplies include a cap & gown, tassel, diploma and diploma cover.  (CAPS & GOWNS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS CANNOT BE USED.)


Please remember, if you choose to order announcements/invitations from someone other than Balfour or decide to produce your own, you may not use the school's logo. This is a copyrighted property and Balfour is the only authorized user of this image for purposes of graduation invitations.   


 - Lee McDaniel or W.C. McDaniel

1900 Providence Park, Suite 150

Birmingham, AL  35242

Ph:  (205) 981-9868

Fax: (205) 981-9867

Email:  lee_mcd@bellsouth.net