First Colonial High School’s Class of 2013 Important Dates and Information
Class of 2013 Important Dates
Herff-Jones Representatives: May 14 and 15, 2013; Auditorium Lobby; Cap, gown, tassel, and graduation regalia will be available from Herff-Jones representatives. If you have not purchased your cap, gown, and tassel, purchase them on these days.
Graduation Ticket Distribution I/II/III: Seniors will be distributed a pack of seven tickets during the week of May 13-17 in their English and/or LSA English classes. If a student does not have English and/or LSA English class, tickets will be distributed individually by Mr. Bennett before May 21. Two extra tickets will be distributed during A4 and after school on Wednesday, May 22 outside of room 408. Those students desiring extra tickets may pick up an additional ticket (1) during graduation practice on Senior Day, Friday, May 31. If tickets still remain after the third distribution, we will have a fourth distribution scheduled for the following week (June 3-7). The Class of 2013 is approximately 420 strong. Virginia Beach City Public Schools allots First Colonial HS 4500 tickets for guests of graduates. Tickets are in limited supply due to the large graduating class. Graduates do not need a ticket. All guests of graduates need a ticket. Please contact the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the special needs of any guest.
Senior Day (Senior Assembly): May 31, 2013. Students will attend school. During A2, students will be released to the auditorium for an unofficial graduation practice. This will be followed by a short awards ceremony. Upon completion, students will take a class picture in the stadium bleachers. This will be followed by a picnic in the gymnasium.
Graduation Practice (Mandatory): Monday, June 10, 2013; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Graduation practice is mandatory. It is held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Your senior student must attend, or he/she will not be permitted to walk at graduation.
Graduation: June 13, 2013; 8:00 p.m.; Virginia Beach Convention Center. Graduates must arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Please read the letters from Dr. Nancy Farrell, Jobynia Caldwell, and Dale Holt for any clarification of decorum, dress, and/or safety issues. Graduation videos from VBTV will available in DVD format only; or you can record the broadcast at home using the enclosed schedule.
Gradfest: June 13, 2013, 11:00 p.m. to June 14, 2013, 5:00 a.m.; Great Neck Recreation Center. Please see the enclosed Gradfest information
Cap, Gown, and Tassel from Herff-Jones Representatives: May 14 and 15, 2013; FC Auditorium Lobby
Senior Day: May 31, 2013; Graduation Practice/Awards/Class Picture/Picnic
Graduation Practice (Mandatory): Monday, June 10, 2013; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Virginia Beach Convention Center
Graduation: June 13, 2013; 8:00 p.m.; Virginia Beach Convention Center. Graduates must arrive no later than 6:45 p.m.
Herff-Jones Contact Information
Thomas and Caroline Bell
Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits Contact Information
Address: 1005 Hazel Court; Chesapeake, VA 23325
Class of 2013 Officers
President: Cody L.
Vice-President: Rachel N.
Secretary: Chloe J.
Treasurer: Beth B.
Historian: Brianna B.
Class of 2013 Executive Council Committee Chairs
Community Service: Janiecsa P.
Fundraiser: Sukhman V. & Tianara E.
Homecoming & Spirit: Sara L. & Tyler G.
Outreach & Publicity: Akilah C. & Jazmin S.
Dance Guidelines for First Colonial Students
Dance Guidelines for Guests
Extreme or ostentatious apparel or appearance is prohibited. Seniors who arrive dressed inappropriately will not be admitted. Any article of clothing or accessory that advertises alcohol or any illegal substance, depicts lewd graphics, displays offensive or obscene language, or displays graphics or text that are gang related is forbidden. Duct tape gowns or tuxedos will not be permitted, nor will T-shirts, ragged pants or shorts. Bare midriffs will not be allowed.
Displays of affection at school-sponsored dances are inappropriate, and such behavior may result in removal from the dance and/or suspension.
Lewd or offensive behavior, including obviously suggestive dancing, at school-sponsored dances is inappropriate and may result in removal from the dance at the discretion of school administrators or faculty sponsors.
Seniors must dance with both feet on the floor in a vertical position.
Once seniors arrive at the Prom and check in, if they leave the prom, for any reason , they will not be readmitted. There are no exceptions to this policy .
Alcohol / Drug Policy
First Colonial High School has a ZERO tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs. Virginia law makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, distribute, possess, possess with the intent to sell, give, or distribute alcohol, any controlled substance, including marijuana, or any imitation controlled substance at any school-sponsored event. Violation of this law is a felony, and violators are subject to arrest and expulsion.