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 2018-2019 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 took orders for caps & gown and senior items yesterday, September 18.  If you missed the opportunity to place your order at that time you must mail it in to Balfour.  The address can be found on the order envelope and on both order forms and on this web page.  If you need any help with your forms, have questions or want me to look over them before you send them in, just let me know and I will be glad to do so. Please remember not to send cash through the mail.  Balfour accepts a variety of other forms of payment including debit cards, credit cards, money orders, checks, etc.  (I have order packets in the library if you have misplaced yours.)

    Please be sure to KEEP YOUR RECEIPT until graduation has come and gone.  Your receipt is the bottom page of the order form, pink for the short form and yellow for the long form.   

    As noted, there are 2 separate order forms.  The small one (SENIOR SMALL ORDER FORM 2019) lists 4 items.  Sales tax has already been calculated on all of these items.  The 3rd item, Graduation Supply Cost includes a Cap & Gown, Tassel, Collar (girls only), diploma and diploma cover.   The price is $78.81.  This item is REQUIRED.  When ordering, remember to include gender, height and weight.  This information is used to determine the size and fit of each gown.


    The large order form contains all other items that are available for purchase and these items can be found in the ULTIMATE GRAD GUIDE.  The item numbers in the catalog match the line item numbers on the large order form.  The CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION INFORAMTION FLYER offers examples of how to complete the order forms.  

    When completing both order forms, please print legibly and include all requested information.

    If ordering graduation announcements, (large order form) it is important to print in upper and lower case when providing the senior’s name on the first line of section “1. FILL OUT YOUR STUDENT CONTACT INFORAMTION”.  Whatever is entered in this space, will be replicated exactly on the announcements.  It is appropriate for girls to use the prefix “Miss” followed by their full name.  If the name is too long to fit in the allotted umber of boxes, either exclude the “Miss” or delete a name such as the middle name.  Boys should not include a prefix but can use an initial in place of a full name, if desired.  (Announcements that are produced elsewhere cannot display the school’s official logo.  Balfour has exclusive use of this copyright protected image for graduation announcement purposes.)

    On the large order form there are 4 prepackaged orders listed across the top “2. CHOOSE YOUR GRAD PACK”.  These packages have all been discounted.   It is less expensive to purchase the items grouped together in each package than it is to order each of the items separately in section “3. SUPPLEMENT OR ITEMIZE YOUR ORDER”.  If you need more than is included in a package, add those additional items using section 3.  In other words, you can combine individual items with a package.  For instance, if package A includes everything you want but does not include enough graduation announcements, simply add 10 more using Section 3.  You may use section 3 exclusively to order items individually if you wish.  

    A 9.5% tax must be added to all items on the LARGE ORDER FORM.  However, the $7.00 PACKAGE & HANDLING charge DOES NOT APPLY.  DO NOT ADD IT TO YOUR PURCHASE PRICE. 

    If ordering from BOTH order forms, simply add totals from both pages to determine the grand total.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



    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.



    Each Mid-Year Graduate was given a letter during homeroom on Wednesday, November 28 with important information specific to them.  A copy of this letter is posted with other documents in the left hand column of this webpage.  

    ALL Dec. Grads and their parents are urged to make certain that you have joined Mrs. Dombrowski’s REMIND.  If you were already a participant as of 11/28, you will automatically be added to her REMIND group exclusively for Dec. Grads.  If, however, you had not yet joined her group, please refer to the document “REMIND FOR DEC GRADS”, also in the left hand column of this webpage, and follow the instructions to join now.  Remind will be one of the primary means by which we are able to get information to you.

    There is also a form which each of you needs to complete BEFORE leaving campus at the end of the semester in December, even if you do not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony in May.  The link below will take you to this form.  Please use this link to register any updates should they occur.