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Congratulations to you on finishing your junior year and getting closer to your graduation. The following is some information that you will need concerning the entire senior year and the graduation process. Please read this information carefully.

Cap and Gowns and Yearbook Information

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Cap and Gown Information 

Cap and Gowns will be ordered in November.  The cost is usually $60 (cash or money order ONLY) Students will keep the stole, cap, and tassel after graduation.  Students will receive the cap and gown about one week prior to graduation. 

Late fees will apply if the order is placed after January 1, 2020. 


Yearbooks will be on sale for $65 until the end of the first semester.  After that time the price will go up to $80.00.  This price includes your senior's name on the cover; however, any yearbooks sold the second semester will NOT include names on the cover.  Our publisher's deadline to include names is early January.


Attention Seniors: Yearbook personal pages may be purchased for seniors. We can design the page for you or together with you. Money and materials need to be turned in by Friday, October 4, 2019.  There will be no deadline extensions.  Checks should be made payable to Long Beach High School Annual Staff.  You may also purchase senior ads and yearbooks online, paying by credit card.


Spread (2 pages): $450

Full Page: $225

Half Page: $175

Fourth Page: $125

Eighth Page: $75


Senior Messages: One section of the yearbook will include messages from seniors' friends and families.  The cost of a senior message is $15.00 for twenty-five words or less (excluding a, an, and the) and 50 cents for each additional word.  Messages and money need to be turned in to the yearbook staff by Friday, October 4, 2019.  There will be no deadline extensions. 


Your last 1st day of school at LBHS is August 6! Your last day of school at LBHS is in May!

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The fastest year of your life is about to begin.   

Senior year is an expensive year, but with careful planning, you can manage. Plan to purchase your yearbook ($65) at the beginning of the school year. You can pay for it when you pick up your schedule.

Sept/Oct: Senior invitation orders will be taken at school. Packages are available beginning around $80, and individual invitations may be ordered. Payment plans are available, and a deposit is required, with the balance due by delivery (March/April). The homecoming game is October 20, and the dance will be on the 21st. Tickets are around $15-20. HOCO t-shirts are $15

November 2: Cap and gowns will be ordered ($60 now & $80 if you wait until after December).

March: Plan for your graduation announcements & invitations. Pick your favorite pictures and find the best deals from Shutterfly to Walmart.

April/May: Prom is in March or early April. Tickets are $20-25. At the end of April, you will begin to receive information for Senior breakfast, Senior t-shirt, and Senior night (balloons). Also, a listing of ALL scholarships offered to each student is requested by the office to be tallied and announced at the awards program.

Summer/Fall Calendar
July 15: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
July 16: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
July 17: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
Aug 6: 1st Day of School
Aug 20: Senior Portrait Make-up Day (the only one the school provides!)
Sept. 2: Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 6: Progress Reports
August 20: Senior Pages Due (money and materials)
September 12: Homecoming Parade
September 13: Homecoming Game
September 14: Homecoming Dance (Recreation Center)
Oct. 4: Senior Messages Due (message and money)
Oct. 7: Student Fall Holiday
Oct. 8,9: Exams
Oct. 17: Report Cards
Oct. 17: College Application Day
Oct. 24: FAFSA Day
Oct. 31: Senior Class Pic in Gym
TBA: Cap and Gown Money Due
Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 19,20: Exams (Dec. 20 60% day)
Dec. 23- Jan. 3: Christmas Holidays
Spring Calendar
Jan. 8: Students Return
Jan. 10: Report Cards
Jan. 16: ASVAB Testing
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 21: Cap and Gown Pictures by Jim Owen Photography
Feb. 7: Progress Reports
Feb. 24-25: Mardi Gras Holidays
March 11-12: Exams
March 19: Report Cards
April 6-10: Spring Break
April 16: Class Orator Try-Outs
April 18: Prom
April 20: Progress Reports
April 22: Superintendent Awards
April 27: SSO Practice 8:30 am
April 28: Senior Send Off 8:30 am
TBA: Senior Project
May 4th: Cap and Gown Distribution Room C-7 (2nd block)
May 5: Senior Night (Remaining Cap and Gown Distribution)
May 6: Senior Day Off
May 7, 8: Senior Exams
May 19: Senior Walk Through Elementary Schools
Harper - ; Quarles/St. Vincent de Paul - ; Reeves -
May 19: Senior Breakfast ($5) 10 am LB Recreation Center (Senior Center)
May 20: Mandatory Graduation Practice 9 am
May 20: Graduation Mississippi Coast Coliseum 6 pm (Be there by 5:15!)
Calling All School District Employees and Retirees!
LBHS's graduation is Wednesday, May 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS. Each year we invite current school district employees (and retirees) to "light the way" for the graduates. You will walk out at the beginning of the ceremony holding a candle (battery-operated) and create the path the graduates walk as they enter. The students are always excited and moved when they see their former teachers, administrators, and staff members participating in their graduation.

This is an important night for our graduates and their families, and we cordially invite you to help us "light the way."

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Jennifer Fava ( or leave a message at the high school office (863-6945). Current employees should plan to wear their badge.
Class Orator Tryouts
Time and Date: TBA

Only graduating seniors may try out.
Speakers must prepare a 3-5 minute speech.
You will be videotaped for a panel of judges to review.
Participants must bring three copies of the speech to tryouts for judges. (Copies can be made at the high school office.)
Speeches must be of a positive nature of theme and inclusive of all.
Speakers may use cards or manuscripts.
Speakers will be judged on:
Poise: delivery, eye contact, and gestures
Overall Professionalism: appearance (which is established before reaching the podium)
Content and Organization of Speech
Order of tryout will be determined by drawing.
If you are not able to be present after school, you must make arrangements with Ms. Fava in advance.

Winner will be notified by email: TBA.

The orator may NOT change any part of the speech after tryout without direct approval or direction of the administration.