September 7, Wednesday: Parent Order Night for senior items including cap and gown and announcements (seniors can also order class rings at this time). Freshman mall - auditorium end 5:00-7:00pm. Balfour will return September 8 & September 20 during lunches only in the FR mall between Auditorium and Girls Gym and September 19 during Open House.
September 7, Wednesday - Senior Panoramic Picture: The senior class will have a panoramic group picture taken during a special schedule. They may be purchased the following day only during all lunches in the cafeteria.
December 2, Friday: Deadline for seniors to select picture for yearbook. Must be dress picture (no cap & gown, or letter jacket photos) If not chosen by this date; Chadwick Photography will make the selection.
March 3, Friday: Deadline for senior ambitions. Forms will be passed out during all English classes.
March 8, Wednesday, Lunch: Balfour will deliver Announcements and personal cards. Balance must be paid at that time. Please refer to your receipt for your student’s balance.
April 19, Wednesday, Lunch: The caps & gowns will be issued during lunch on this date. Honor cords may be purchased on this date for $10.00.
May 5, Friday: Deadline to take a college visit.
May 21, Sunday: Senior class pictures: Seniors should report to the Girls Gym, in your cap and gown, at 3:30pm for the 2023 Class and 12-Year Senior pictures. A community motivational program will follow in Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium at 4:00pm. Student attendance is optional.
May 23, Wednesday: Rehearsal for the commencement exercises will be held in the Auditorium during an assembly schedule. All seniors must be present if they plan to participate in the commencement exercises. This is a very important date; please mark it on your calendar today.
May 27, Commencement: Grace Church Houston. Doors open and students arrive at 12:30pm, program begins promptly at 2:00pm and will conclude by 4:00pm.
April 26 – Cap & Gown portraits – Last opportunity; appointment only: April 26
*If you still need a cap and gown, stole and tassel kit, you may purchase it in Principal Griffon's office for $70.00 cash or check payable to Balfour. Single items: Tassel $10/Stole $20/Cap $15.
*Dress and Cap & gown senior portraits can be viewed/purchased: SR portraits
April 27 - Honor Cord purchasing – Seniors may purchase honor cords from Balfour in the cafeteria, during all lunches on this date. Cost is $10 cash or check payable to Balfour. Other cords are sold by organization sponsors directly. All honor cord possibilities: Honor cords
May 1 – College Visit deadline. Must see Principal Griffon to request exception.
May 6 - Junior/Senior Prom – A Night in Vegas (Tickets: $40 each)
*Moody Gardens Convention Center/8:00pm-Midnight - Hors d'oeuvres, desserts & drinks served.
*Tickets on sale this week April 26-28, during 3rd lunch only/next week May 1-5 during all lunches.
*Outside guests need a Prom Permission Slip completed prior to purchase. Prom Guest form
*All discipline must be cleared to purchase tickets. This includes fines, fees, make-up hours & d-halls.
May 11 - Military Signing Day - Pep Rally schedule - Girls Gym 8:30am (Enlisting students see your counselor).
May 15 – SR Walk the Halls – Seniors arrive in their cap & gown by the auditorium @ 7:45am and enjoy breakfast provided by the Alumni Association. They will board buses to visit lower elementary campuses and return to class. This event is for dedicated for students only.
May 17 – SR Check out sheets – Seniors will receive their senior check-out sheets during their English classes. Check out sheets must be completed before the last day of school to receive your diploma at graduation.
May 21 - SR Class & 12-year SR pictures - Girls gym
Seniors will report to the girls gym in their cap and gown at 3:30pm for their Class picture and 12-year senior picture. Baccalaureate is an optional, motivational program immediately following in the Auditorium at 4:00pm.
May 23 - Graduation practice - Auditorium during a special assembly schedule. All seniors are required to attend.
May 23 – Senior Sunset – Natatorium field 7:15pm
May 19 - Chromebook Return & Senior Field Day - Seniors will meet in the FHS cafeteria to return school issued chromebooks & chargers at 8:00am. Seniors will leave from FHS on buses to Stevenson Park. No individual vehicles/drivers; no exceptions! There will be an early bus returning to FHS for Practicum/Work program students. *All discipline must be cleared. This includes fines, fees, make-up hours & d-halls
May 27 - GRADUATION: Grace Church Houston (formally Grace Community Church) 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77034; 713.363.2500. FHS has confirmed the following information pertaining to the Class of 2023 Graduation ceremony at Grace Church Houston:
- *Grace will open at capacity for graduation on May 27, 2023, with no social distance seating.
- *The graduation ceremony will be live streamed via FHS website. There will be an additional room streaming the program on the premises as well.
- *Doors open to students and parents at 12:30pm. No one will be permitted in before 12:30pm.
- *Each senior is permitted to save up to ten (10) seats only. Saved seats will be released at 1:45pm. Seating will be first come, first served. Use this form for saving your seats. Reserve seat
- *The ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00pm and last approximately two hours.
- *Students will receive their diploma envelope after the graduation ceremony from their row's teacher sponsor.
- *NO decorated caps or hair color that is not natural. Young men need to please be clean shaven, wear slacks, collared shirt and tie. Ladies, nice dress or slacks. No flip-flops or sneakers.
- If for some reason, you DO NOT plan to participate in the FHS Graduation ceremony on May 27, 2023, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 12, 2023. *Please note, that once you decline attendance, you cannot then participate, so please be 100% certain. We do hope you all join us in celebrating!
DATES OF INTEREST:
Senior Sunrise- Aug 16 Henry Winston Stadium
Academic Banquet- May 4 Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium
Junior-Senior Prom- May 6 Moody Gardens
Senior Awards Night- TBD Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium
Senior Field Day- May 19 Stevenson Park
Senior Class Picture- May 21 Girls Gym
Senior Sunset- May 23 Natatorium Field
Graduation- May 27 Grace Church Houston (formally Grace Community Church)
Anticipated SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) ACT (American College Test)
Test Date Registration Deadline Test Dates Registration Deadline
August 27 July 29 September 10 August 5
October 1 September 2 October 22 September 18
November 5 October 7 December 10 November 4
December 3 November 3 February 4 January 6
March 11 February 10 April 8 March 3
May 6 April 7 June 10 May 5
June 3 May 23 July 15 June 9
Register early ON-LINE at www.collegboard.com ON-LINE at www.act.org
ETS Code for Friendswood High School #442-625
SENIOR YEARBOOK DEADLINES
*Senior Yearbook Picture – December 2 (must be taken by Chadwick Photography for the yearbook)
*Senior Ad – December 16
*Senior Quote/Ambition – March 3