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Scecina activities ramp up as school year winds down

By Principal Joe Brettnacher, Ph.D.
 jbrettnacher@scecina.org

Dear Parents, 

I want to thank you for entrusting the school with your students. It has been a joy to be a small part of their lives. Know that our prayers are with the seniors and your family during this transition period. If I can be of any help down the road, do not hesitate to contact me. 

Listed below are culminating activities for seniors and some information for underclass students. We also have a graduation page for the Class of 2018. Please review and contact me if you have any questions. 

Senior Class Photo: During the school day on Thursday, May 3, the seniors will take their class photo in their caps and gowns. It is a dress-up day for seniors. Dress attire should keep with our Christian values. Boys dress attire includes business dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie, clean-shaven, and no earrings. Girls should wear modest-fitting dresses or business dress pants and shirt, along with dress shoes.    

Campus Crusade: Scecina's Campus Crusade Walk-A-Thon is Friday, May 4. We raise funds for student programs and tuition assistance, as well as for Catholic Relief Services. The day begins at 7:30 am and ends with an early dismissal at 12:31 pm. Each student has an individual goal of $50. For families with multiple students, the goal is $40 or $25, depending on the number of students. Please see your packet for the goal information. 

The last day to turn in money is Wednesday, May 2. I will allow each student who reaches his or her goal to dress out of uniform for the final weeks of school (May 7 to May 25). Also, they will receive a Campus Crusade out-of-uniform pass. Field events for the day include a scooter race, dodgeball, musical chairs, walk-a-thon, water kickball, tug-of-war, and a dance-off. 

Final exams: For seniors, exams begin on Monday, May 21 (period 7 and 8 exams). All students take periods 1 and 2 finals on Tuesday, May 22; on Wednesday, May 23, students take periods 3 and 4 exams. On Thursday, May 24, all students take periods 5 and 6 exams with seniors dismissed at 10:40 am, and underclassmen dismissed at 11:30 am. Underclass students take periods 7 and 8 exams on Friday May 25 with an early dismissal at 10:40 am to conclude the academic year. 

Senior Cookout and Awards Day: On Wednesday, May 23, there is a cookout for the seniors at 11:00 am. After the cookout, they will attend the Senior Awards Ceremony that begins at 1:00 pm in Scecina’s gymnasium. Parents are welcome to attend the Senior Awards Ceremony, which concludes at approximately 3:00 pm. 

Baccalaureate Mass: It is on Thursday, May 24, at Holy Spirit Church (7243 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219). Students should arrive at 6:00 pm. As in the past, the seniors will have a Breathalyzer test. Mass starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Students wear their graduation gowns (no cap). Dress attire for the boys includes business dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie, clean-shaven, and no earrings. Dress attire for girls is modest fitting dresses or business dress pants and shirt, along with dress shoes. 

Commencement Practice: It begins at 9:00 am on Friday, May 25 in Scecina’s gymnasium. After practice, I release the students. Students may be out of uniform but should follow our out-of-uniform guidelines. 

Commencement: It is scheduled for Friday, May 25 in Scecina’s gymnasium at 7:00 pm. Graduates should report to the cafeteria by 6:00 pm. As in the past, the seniors will take a Breathalyzer test. Dress attire for the boys includes business dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, tie, clean-shaven, and no earrings. Girls should wear modest-fitting dresses or business dress pants, shirt, and dress shoes. Please do not forget caps (with tassel), gowns, and any medals, cords, or pins. 

Each family will receive 12 tickets to graduation: two floor tickets and 10 bleacher tickets. 

You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. 

Joseph Brettnacher,Ph.D.
Principal

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