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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 graduation process. Please read this information carefully.

Cap and Gowns and Yearbook Information

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Cap and Gown Information 

Cap and Gown Orders are due November 2.  Balfour will be collecting orders during lunch.  $60 CASH or MONEY ORDER only.  


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 5, 2018.  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 5, 2018.  There will be no deadline extensions. 


Your last 1st day of school at LBHS is August 3! 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 16: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
July 17: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
July 18: Senior Portraits (By Appointment)
Aug 3: 1st Day of School
Aug 21: Senior Portrait Make-up Day (the only one the school provides!)
Sept 3: Labor Day Holiday
Sept 6: Progress Reports
Sept. 15: Senior Pages Due (money and materials)
Sept 27: Homecoming Parade
Sept 28: Homecoming Game
Sept 29: Homecoming Dance (Recreation Center)
Oct 5: Senior Messages Due (message and money)
Oct 8: Student Fall Holiday
Oct 10-11: Exams
Oct 18: Progress Reports
Nov. 2: Cap and Gown Money Due
Nov 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20-21: Exams
Dec 24- Jan 4: Christmas Holidays
Spring Calendar
Jan 8: Students Return
Jan 14: Report Cards
January 17: ASVAB Testing
Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan 22: Cap and Gown Pictures by Jim Owen Photography
February 7: Progress Reports
March 4-5: Mardi Gras Holidays
March 12-13: Exams
March 20: Report Cards
April 11: Class Orator Try-Outs
April 12: Progress Reports
April 13: Prom
April 19-26: Spring Break
April 30: Senior Send Off 8:30 am
May 1: Senior Project
May 6: Cap and Gown Distribution Room C-7 (time to be announced)
May 7: Senior Night
May 8: Senior Day Off
May 9-10: Senior Exams
TBA: Senior Walk Through Elementary Schools 9 am
May 16: Senior Breakfast ($5) 10 am
May 17: Mandatory Graduation Practice 9 am
May 17: Graduation Mississippi Coast Coliseum 6 pm (Be there by 5:15!)
Calling All School District Employees and Retirees!
LBHS's graduation is Friday, May 17, 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) by Monday, May 15, 2019.
Class Orator Tryouts
Thursday, April 11, 2019

3:30 pm

Room B4

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 Aril 30, 2019.

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