MAY 10           CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

    MAY 10           SENIOR PICNIC







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

    During the 2018-2018 school year I will communicate with you by posting to the school's website and Facebook, sending emails, and texting using the REMIND program.  

    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 news.  

    Information regarding graduation can be easily accessed on the main page by clicking on the Senior 2019 Graduation Information button or the “Academics” tab and then “Graduation 2019” on the pull down menu.

    Post 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.

    The left-hand column of this page is where you will find documents containing additional information.  Please read them.

    Feel free to email me, Ellen Marler, Graduation Coordinator, at any time with questions or concerns.  (emarler@bcbe.org)  I can also be contacted by phone (251) 626-8787 ext. 21016.  I am located in the library if you need to see me. 



    All Seniors and their parents should be absolutely certain to join Mrs. Dombrowski's REMIND group.  As you know, Mrs. Dombrowski is the Senior Councelor.  REMIND, a texting program, is the primary means by which she communicates news and information to you on a daily basis.  She has graciously agreed to send out communiques on my behalf, as well.  So, if you see anything that has my name on it, or graduation as the subject, please read it!  You will find instructions for joining Mrs. D's REMIND in a document in the left-hand column of this webpage.



    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 Cap & Gown from Balfour.  



Lee McDaniel or W.C. McDaniel

    1900Providence Park, Suite 150

    Birmingham, AL  35242

    Ph:  (205) 981-9868

    Fax: (205) 981-9867

    Email:  lee_mcd@bellsouth.net



    Balfour will visit our school in the fall to talk to students about ordering caps & gowns and other graduation items.  They will return a few week later to take orders.

    All items available, including invitations, are optional EXCEPT the Cap & Gown Package which is called “Graduation Supply Cost” on the order form.  It is the last item listed on the order form and contains a cap & gown, a tassel, a collar (girls only), a diploma and a diploma cover.

    Seniors who participate in the graduation ceremony MUST order their cap & gown from Balfour. Caps & gowns used in previous years by siblings or friends or purchased from a different source CANNOT be used. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.  If you are ordering only this required item, your cost will be less than $100.00, including taxes and shipping.   

    Students must make PAYMENT IN FULL.  Balfour does not accept partial payments.  Students will receive a receipt for their order, which should be kept until all items have been received from Balfour, including the cap & gown which students will receive the Friday before graduation.  

    Balfour accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit card, debit card, check (in-state only), money order and cash payments.

    If you choose to order 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. 



    Besides the initial meeting with Balfour, I will have a meeting of all seniors about a month before graduation.  Seniors who participate in the TRADE SCHOOL, EARLY RELEASE, or CO-OP programs should be certain to stay on campus to attend both of these meetings. I will post follow up meeting notes on this page.