Senior Class Information

As information for the Senior class arrives, it will be posted here. Check back often as the year progresses for additional information.

Sponsors

Ms. Sarah Willoughby

Ms. Victoria White

Administrator

Mr. Mark Brown

Senior Parent Meeting

The Senior Parent meeting held in the spring outlines important information all students and parents should know in order to prepare for graduation.  We are hosting two meetings, THEY ARE THE SAME, parents only need to attend one. 

The spring parent meeting will be held on:

  • March 12, 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria

OR

  • March 12, 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria

Class of 2020 Important Dates to Note

DATE      EVENT
January 8
  • Cap and Gown Online Ordering Begins
    (Students received information during English class the week of January 6)  All cap and gown payments are through Jostens, not the school
February 19
  • Last day to order caps and gowns before the price goes up
February 27
  • Senior Banquet- Ten Oaks Ballroom, 7:00 p.m.
    • Tickets are $50
    • They will be on sale from January 20th through February 10th
    • Tickets can be purchased at Blake's Online Payments
March 12
  • Senior Parent Meeting
  • 3:30 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m.- Blake Cafeteria
May 8
  • Senior Prom, 8:00 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Marriott
May 19
  • Athletics Awards Night, 6:30 p.m.- Blake Auditorium
May 20
  • Academic Awards Night, 7:00 p.m.- Blake Auditorium
May 22
  • Senior Clearance and Cap & Gown Distribution
June 1
  • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal
  • Starts at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium
June 2
  • GRADUATION at DAR- Constitution Hall- 10:00 a.m.
  • (Tentative pending board of education contract approval)

 

Banquet Information

  • February 27, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Ln, Clarksville, MD 21029
  • Tickets are $50 and will be for sale online (Blake Online Payments) from January 20th through February 10th

Prom Information

  • May 8th, 2020
  • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • NOTE: Students must be in the prom venue by 9:30pm.  Students will not be permitted to enter after 9:30 pm.

Leaving School Early To Get Ready For Prom?

Is your child attending Blake’s Prom? If so, we are asking parents to send a note requesting permission for your child to leave at lunch (get ready for prom) on Prom Day. This will allow students to be dismissed at the beginning of the lunch period, and notes will be entered excusing your son or daughter from afternoon classes. Students MUST attend Period 1-4 classes in order to attend the prom.

Excused notes must contain the following:

  • Student’s Name
  • I.D. # & Grade
  • Home, work or cell telephone number of a parent/guardian
  • Indicate Reason: Prom

Again, only students with permission to leave to get ready for the prom will be excused.

 

Graduation Information

  • LocationDAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washngton, DC 20006, https://www.dar.org/constitution-hall
  • June 2, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. (Tenative pending board of education contract approval)
    • Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
    • Graduates MUST arrive by 9:00 a.m.
    • Doors will temporarily close at 9:50 a.m. and re-open after the graduates have been seated
    • All guests, including small children, must have a ticket to enter

Caps and Gowns

  • This year all cap and gown orders will be done through Jostens, the school is not collecting money
  • Students will receive informationin their English classes on the cost, ordering options, and timelines during the week of January 6
  • Questions? Contact Mrs. Phelps
  • Students will receive their caps at gowns at the May 22nd senior clearance.  Students must have all financial and academic obligations met to receive their caps and gowns.

Tickets

  • The number of tickets issued to families will be determined at a later time.
    • Please note, all guests, including small children, must have a ticket to attend the graduation ceremony.
    • Graduates do not need tickets, their caps and gowns get them in
  • Tickets will be distributed to students on 5/22/20 when they pick up caps and gowns.

Photos

  • Our photographer will take a picture of each graduate shaking hands with the principal as they receive their diploma and as they leave the stage. 
  • The photographer will contact you directly by mail after graduation with ordering information. 
  • Cost of these pictures depends on the package you choose.

Sign Language Interpretation Services

  • If you need sign language interpretation please email or call (240-740-1400) Mrs. Phelps and include the graduate's name.

Buses

  • More information on the availability of buses to graduation will be provided at a later time.

Parking

  •  You can find information on getting to DAR - Constituition Hall and parknig by clicking here.

Last Updated: 01/09/2020