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Senior News

2017 Graduation Information for Students and Parents

-Graduation is Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the gymnasium.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM.

-Each student will receive 10 tickets for graduation.  Tickets are required for admittance.  Children, first grade and older, must have a ticket. 

-If any of your guests have special seating needs or other needed accommodations, please let Mrs. Howerton know by May 12.  Her email is connie.howerton@lincoln.kyschools.us or you may leave a message for her at school 606-365-9111.

-Practice will be the afternoon of Friday, May 19 and all day Monday, May 22.  Students are required to be at practice.  Caps and gowns are needed for practice on Monday, May 22.  A class picture will be made on Monday, May 22. 

-Seniors will be visiting their elementary schools (wearing their caps and gowns) right after graduation practice on May 22 to encourage students to graduate from high school. We will leave by 1:30 on busses and return to the high school around 2:30.  Seniors will be allowed to leave unless they are riding a bus home. 

-Clothing attire for graduation is:

                Males-dress shirt with a collar and a tie, dress pants (no jeans), and dress shoes or boots

Females-dress, skirt/blouse combination, or dress slacks/blouse combination (no jeans), and dress shoes or sandals

-Gowns should not be wrinkled.  You might wish to hang it up in the bathroom for several days so wrinkles will fall out or lightly iron the gown.

-Cap is to worn flat on the head.   Caps may not be decorated.

-All seniors must be at graduation by 6:00 PM.

-Individual pictures of seniors in their caps and gowns can be taken on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:00-6:30 in the school lobby.  A price list for all photos will be given to the seniors.  Students will pay for photos when they arrive at graduation. 

-Lincoln County Board of Education Policy states:  Any student who has an outstanding balance(s) on a school account will forfeit the right to participate in graduation exercises unless balances are paid on or before the date of graduation.

Any student the principal deems extremely disruptive during graduation practice or graduation exercises will be required to appear before the Board to receive his/her diploma.  Extremely disruptive may include, but is not limited to, use or possession of water guns/bottles, smoke bombs or other irritants, silly string, throwing items toward or on to the stage or into the crowd and any other conduct that would violate the Lincoln County High School or District Code of Conduct.

-The Interior Journal will publish a graduation section of the paper.  Please contact them at 606-365-2104 to place an ad for your grad.

-Caps & gowns will be passed out at school as they arrive and are checked in.  If seniors have not ordered their caps & gowns this needs to be done immediately.  They can be ordered at the link below:


2016-17 Senior Time Line


  • Meet with college admission representatives visiting LCHS during lunch.
  • Register for college campus visits.
  • Fill out the Letter of Recommendation Personal Data Form and return it to counselors or teachers for them to write letters of recommendation for scholarship and admission applications.
  • Check with the colleges you are interested in and find out their application, scholarship, and financial aid deadlines.
  • Register with Parchment.  Make sure you remember your username and password.  Your transcripts will be sent via Parchment.  Parchment codes have been passed out in English classes.
  • Register for the ACT or SAT if you need to raise your scores.
  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships.

September 6

September 6 -- 1st $140.00 payment for senior trip due.

September 9 -- Keith Ritchie will be going over "Getting In" books during English class.

September 10 -- ACT

September 16 -- Last day to register for October 22 ACT without a late fee.

September 22 --  Pre-FAFSA night from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the library.  Keith Ritchie will go over items needed to fill out FAFSA and answer individual questions.


  • Take the ACT/SAT if necessary.
  • Work on admission application essays.
  • Seek and apply for scholarship awards from national, corporate, community agencies, and colleges.
  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships

October 1 -- 2nd $140.00 payment for senior trip due.

October 4 -- FAFSA night 6:00 - 8:00 pm. in the library.  Bring your parents and your tax infomation to fill out the FAFSA.  Submit your FAFSA as early as possible in October. 

October 6 -- Seniors receive information on ordering caps and gowns.

October 22 -- ACT

October 24 - 28  College Application Week

October 25 -- College/Career Fair at LCHS

October 26 & 27 -- College Application Days at LCHS.  Apply to college.  Some colleges will be waiving their admission fee for LCHS students.


  • Register for ACT if you need to raise your score.
  • Turn all counselor forms or secondary school reports in to your counselor two weeks before your first deadline.

November 4 -- Last day to sign up for the December 10th ACT without a late fee.

November 15 -- ASVAB will be given at LCHS for students interested in the military.

November 23 -- 3rd $140 payment for senior trip due.


December 10 -- ACT


  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships

January 8 -- Balfour will be here to order graduation announcements.

January 13 -- Last day to sign up for the February 11th ACT without a late fee.

January 25 -- 4th $140.00 payment for senior trip due.


  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships

February 11 -- ACT

February 15 -- Seniors register to vote.


  • Check the mail for your SAR (Student Aid Report) in the mail.  Pay attention to the EFT (Expected Family Contribution) and discuss it with your family.
  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships

March 1 -- Final $140.00 payment for senior trip due.

March 3 -- Last day to sign up for the April 8th ACT without a late fee.

March 18 --Voter registration will be conducted and graduation information will be discussed


  • Watch the mail for acceptance letters and financial aid award letters.  Compare the packages.
  • Choose a school and send in the deposit by the deadline. 
  • Check the guidance office for local scholarships
  • Make a list of all scholarships you have been offered and submit that along with the name of the college you are attending to Mrs. Cooper for the Senior Awards Night Ceremony.

April 8 -- ACT

April 19 - 23 - Senior Trip to Florida

April 20-24th --  Senior Trip

April 26 -- Seniors fill out graduation information for IJ. 


  • Take AP Exams.
  • Write thank you notes to people who wrote letters of recommendation for you.
  • Request your final transcript be sent to your college through Parchment.
  • Celebrate your graduation at Project Graduation.


All dates are tentative



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