Senior Year is an exciting time full of fun experiences. Please review the information below carefully, as well as the NC and MGSD Graduation Requirements, to ensure you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Also be sure to touch base with Ms. Amanda Miller, our college advisor. She can help you apply for financial aid, select your colleges to apply to, and help you plan for life after MHS!

Important Dates

6:30 PM Senior Night at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Parents and students of the Class of 2016 are invited to attend! 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Make up date for Senior portraits. Formal and casual pics can be taken. 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Make up date for Senior portraits. Formal pics only can be taken. 

OCTOBER 11, 2016
9:00 AM Senior meeting in the MHS auditorium Seniors will have an assembly during the school day to receive cap and gown ordering information from Herff-Jones.

OCTOBER 13, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM College Fair for seniors. Over 50 colleges and universities will be in attendance!

OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2016
Cap and gown orders will be taken in the cafeteria during all lunches.
October 19: Last Names A-L
October 20: Last Names M-Z
Mr. Archibald will return during all 4 lunch periods on these two days to take orders for printed materials and get cap & gown measurements. It is absolutely necessary for every senior to be measured to ensure his/her cap & gown fit.

OCTOBER 19, 2016
2:45-6:00 PM Herff-Jones will be available for parents to come to MHS and place cap and gown orders. They will be available to answer questions and assist parents with orders.  Parents can drop in any time between 2:45pm and 6:00pm.

JANUARY 12, 2017
6:30 PM Financial Aid Night at the Charles Mack Citizen Center.

Caps & gowns and printed materials arrive at MHS and will be distributed to seniors during lunch.

Cap and Gown pictures

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
6:30 PM Senior Scholarship & Awards night (The ceremony begins at 6:30, but seniors need to arrive by 6:00 dressed in cap & gown with the proper clothing and shoes.). All seniors are invited to attend, but this event is not required.

6:00 PM Baccalaureate Service in the auditorium. Come wearing your cap and gown. Arrive by 5:45 pm to walk in as a group.

9:00 AM MANDATORY Graduation Practice in the auditorium.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
8:00 AM Senior Breakfast in the MHS Cafeteria

9:00 AM MANDATORY Graduation Practice in the auditorium.

8:30 AM Graduation--stadium
Graduation begins at 8:30, but seniors need to arrive by 7:45 AM. Only students that meet all graduation requirements will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Materials

Mooresville High School will order their graduation materials (cap, gown, and diploma cover) from Herff-Jones. Everyone must order a cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover from the Herff-Jones representative in order to participate in the graduation ceremony in June. Any other items offered for sale from Herff-Jones are optional. You will probably want to purchase announcements and name cards to send to relatives and friends. Mooresville High School will purchase your diploma.

Attire for Cap & Gown Events

  • Ladies, wear a dress or skirt and blouse. The dress or skirt should not be visible below t he hem of your gown. No slacks, please. You may want to pin or stitch the collar to your gown to hold it in place. The paper tabs that come with the collar will not hold it in place.
  • Gentlemen, wear dark slacks and a white or light-colored shirt with a tie.
  • Everyone should wear dark dress shoes.
  • No shorts, casual sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
  • The cap is worn on the top of the head with the board parallel to the ground or floor.
  • The tassel should hang over the front right side.
  • Since the purpose of the cap and gown is dignity and uniformity, you cannot alter them with writing or other forms of decoration.
  • And please, no gum!

If you cannot afford any of the required items of clothing, please see the principal, a counselor, or a teacher privately. Give us enough time and we can help you get what you need.


A great deal of time and preparation will go into trying to make these events memorable for seniors and their families.  Please help us preserve the dignity of the events by cooperating with our requests for proper dress and behavior.  Remember that at the graduation ceremony each senior deserves his/her moment in the spotlight as his/her name is announced.  Inappropriate and disruptive behaviors are very disrespectful and take away a moment that can never be recaptured.  We want everyone to be proud of the Class of 2016!
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