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Class of 2016 Senior Information



All senior pictures need to be given to the yearbook advisor Mr. Gilles in room 410 by Friday, October 8th on a picture CD.  You can take your own picture or have it done by a professional.  Many of the companies will provide a CD for the yearbook advisor with all of the senior portraits on it. 

Anyone wishing to be in the yearbook and not wanting to go to a studio, please see Mr. Gilles in room 410 to schedule a day where he can take your picture.

Guidelines for pictures:

a)        1500 KB or 1.5 MB file size                              c)   Photos need to be on a CD.  No emails or flash drives

      b)   Must be within the school dress code                 d)   Photos should be saved as JPEG file


Any questions call Brandon Gilles (559) 675-4450 ext. 1410.


The below companies are sponsors for yearbook. We encourage you to schedule a session with them, contact Todd McElrath in room 511 or choose another photographer of your preference.

1) Samantha Gills   

2) Larsen Brothers            (559) 292- 8161



The Class of 2016 has Senior T-Shirts &Sweatshirts that will be available later in the Fall to purchase from the Bookkeeper. For more information or details contact the Senior Class Advisor’s- Ms. Ibrahim and Mr. Christiansen



Class rings packets will be given out on Thursday, October 15th in all Civics/Econ classes. If you do not have Civics/Econ you can pick one up in the MSHS Activities Office in Portable 3. Students who purchase a class ring receive a FREE Cap and Gown. Information contact Graduate Services 431-2541, 344 W. Bedford #104, Fresno, 93711.



Baccalaureate, coordinated by Madera Youth Network and Youth for Christ, is a religious service connected with Graduation. This is a voluntary non-denominational service that all seniors and their families may attend. 



Any graduating senior who has attended MSHS during his/her entire Junior & Senior year may try out to be a speaker for Graduation. Sign up with any senior class advisor (Ibrahim and Christiansen) and contest will be after school in early May. Two to three speakers will be chosen.



MSHS will have a post graduation event for all graduates. Details of event will be given at a later date. June 10th the community of Madera, the California Highway Patrol and the Class of 2016 have planned a fun, safe, and FREE all night party! Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night.  The party location is at MSHS between both gyms on June 10th from 10:00pm to 5:00am. Graduates must have their ID for entrance. Guests may attend for a fee of $20, but must be in high school or not above the age of 21.





13        Senior Registration 1:00pm-3:00pm

19        School/Yearbook/ID card Pictures in all PE Classes & at break and lunch- West Gym

24        Class Officer Election Applications Available

26        Back to School Night 6-8pm- Cafeteria          

28         Senior Sunrise



1          Class Meetings – location TBA

2          Class Officer Election Packet due to P3

4          POWER OF PURPLE- 4th period classes

Back to School Dance 7:30-10:30 Cafeteria

7          No School, Holiday

8-9       Civics & Econ classes narrow down to Top 4 King and Queen Candidates

8-10     Classroom Presentations in Civics/Econ Classes

9-11     Class Officer Elections & Voting

11        Senior Homecoming Top 4 King & Queen announced

18        Grub Down

21-25   Community College Applications- Media Center

21-25   Homecoming Week (dress up days, float building)

22        School/Yearbook/ID card picture retakes at break and lunch- West Gym

25        Homecoming Rally, Parade, Spirit Walk, Crowning

30        ASVAB Testing



6-7        CAHSEE Testing (11th & 12th grade)

8          Senior Photo Deadline to Submit to Yearbook

12        Non School Day

15        Seniors-Cap & Gown Info Distribution in Civics/Econ

16        Grub Down @ lunch

19-23     Community College Online Orientation

24        Sadie Hawkins Dance in Fresno

28        CSU Application Assistance in Media Center

29        Seniors- Cap & Gown Orders Collected




5-14     MSTC Fall Production

6          Fall Sports Rally (West Gym)

Stadium Road Showdown

11        Veteran’s Day, No School

23-27  Thanksgiving Holiday, No School



16        Fall Semester FINALS, Early Release at 1pm

17        Fall Semester FINALS, Early Release at 1pm

18        Fall Semester FINALS, Early Release at 1pm

21-31   Winter Break, No School 

1-11     Winter Break, No School


11        Winter Break, No School

18        Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

TBA    Scholarship Applications Due

             Winter Formal- 6-11pm Madera Municipal

            Blood Drive 7:45am-1pm- East Gym



1-5       Community College Placement Test in Media Center

4           Stallions Take The Challenge 10-2:45 West Gym

8          Lincoln’s Day, No School

15        Washington’s Day, No School

19        Winter Sports Rally –after 4th in West Gym

TBA    Financial Aid Night



1          4.0 Academic Awards Night- 6pm

4          Grub Down

7          Prom Tickets go on sale from Bookkeeper

11        Non-School Day

18        Last day to purchase prom tickets

21-28   Spring Recess, No School

29         Grad Nite Tickets on sale from Bookkeeper

TBA    Senior Sunset, Senior Yearbook Photo, Dodgeball Tournament, Senior Day of Advising & EAP Writing Test



2          The Junior Class of 2017 presents Prom 2016 at Holland Park West 7-11pm

7-16     MSTC Spring Musical Production

15        Last day to purchase Grad Nite tickets

18        CSF Life Member Night 6pm- Cafeteria

28        Scholarship Night 6pm- Cafeteria

29        Grub Down

TBA    Community College Registration, ASVAB Testing, SBAC & EAP Testing,


2-12      AP Testing

13        Spring Sports Black Light Rally & Dance

20        Powder Puff 6:30 at Stadium

26        Grad Nite Bag Check in 7:40am- East Gym

26        Grad Nite at Magic Mountain

30        Memorial Day, No School.




10        Graduation Practice 8-10:30am

10        Class of 2016 Graduation 7:30pm

10        Sober Grad 10pm-5am



There are a large number of local scholarships available to MSHS graduates. Each year the Madera Community has sponsored thousands of dollars given to seniors planning to continue their education. Local scholarship information will be made available in the fall & applications are due in January. The Career Center located upstairs in Academic A has more information about the scholarship timeline.


Steps to Graduation


All seniors will order their cap & gowns on Thursday, October 29th in their Senior Civics/Economic Classes. Packets will also be available in the main office. If you are borrowing a cap and gown, you still must order a tassel. Call Graduate Services Ltd., 431-2541, 344 W. Bedford #104, Fresno, CA 93711. Cap & gowns will be distributed during Senior Activities in April. Please contact your counselor to apply for a free cap and gown for financial hardship. More information will be given for those seniors that would like to rent a cap and gow



All financial obligations must be cleared before tickets to Sadie Hawkins, Winter Formal, Prom, Grad Nite or graduation will be issued. Check your fines now! Students may pay financial obligations any time in the bookkeeper’s office next to the media center.



You will receive your clearance card the week of finals in 1st period. You must have it SIGNED by all of your teachers,

the bookkeeper, (next to the media center) before you will take it to the Exit Activity on June 9th.



Seniors must bring their signed clearance card to the Cafeteria for clearance. The date and time will be announced. All financial

obligations must be cleared BEFORE the counselors will sign off. All seniors must be present for this event in

order to participate in the graduation ceremony.



You may be eligible for a free physical, dental and vision exam before you graduate. Please contact the Migrant

Education Office for more information, 675-4500.



Tu podrías calificar para un examen físico, dental y de la vista gratis antes de graduarte. Para mas información

llamen en la oficina demigrante, 675-4500.


Graduation Ceremony- June 10, 7:30pm


The Graduation ceremony has been designed by your classmates to be a dignified ceremony. Your dress and

actions must be appropriate to the occasion. Anyone using poor judgment will be removed from the ceremony.



Each senior who will be marching will receive 10-12 tickets (tentative) for Graduation. Admission for Graduation is by ticket

only. Tickets will be distributed to the students at graduation practice held on June 10 at 8:00am. If you need extra tickets, you may go to Madera South High AFTER Graduation practice and any remaining tickets will be distributed.



The graduating class will be photographed as they receive their diplomas by Van’s professional photographers.

The photos will be available for viewing at Van’s Studio online 24 hours a day. Copies may be

purchased directly from the studio during business hours. For more information, please visit Parents and friends of the graduates may take pictures from the stands.


Senior Status

Remember you must have 170 credits and HAVE NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (new this year) to be issued a Senior ID that will allow you to go off campus for lunch. Seniors who are behind credits or owe fines will not be given an off campus sticker and will not be allowed to go off campus for lunch. Each quarter grades will be checked and failing grades may result in senior privileges being revoked until eligibility is restored. 


Grad Nite 411



WHERE: Magic Mountain, Valencia, California


WHEN: May 26, 2016


WHO: Seniors of Madera South High School who are on track to graduate and have cleared all financial



TIME: Report to the East Gym BEFORE SCHOOL to check in all items that students are taking on the bus. Check in at the East Gym will at 2pm on May 21st. Return between 8:00am and 10:00am on May 22nd at the Academic B Student Parking Lot on Stadium Road. Seniors who attend Grad Nite will not have to report to classes that day.




TICKETS: $160 Includes: Round trip bus fare, A return ticket to Hurricane Harbor, a 6”x8” Kodak photo voucher, entrance to exclusive dinner and dance pre-party from 9:00pm-11:00pm, all you can eat buffet, private dance club and DJ, early entrance to X2, Viper, Revolution, Tatsu, unlimited use of attractions, dancing, and live concert and entertainment.


Sales: March 29th -April 15th or until sold out.  Approximately 150 seats are available on 3 charter busses

To buy a ticket, each senior must come in person and bring:

(1) Emergency Procedure Card signed by parent/guardian and Rules Regulation Sheet

(2) Cash/money order for $160 (no checks)

(3) MSHS Senior ID card


BUS ASSIGNMENTS: Bus assignments are made at the time of ticket sale. If you want to be on the

same bus with your friends, buy tickets at the same time. Bus seats are reserved on a first come first

served basis.


MEDICATION: If a student needs to bring medication, inform MSHS Activities Office, Portable 3

 at least one week prior to event. Students are not allowed to carry medication while in the park.


DRESS: Anyone not dressed in accordance with Madera South High dress code and Magic Mountain's guidelines will not be allowed to board the bus, or enter Magic Mountain. (see dress code)


BEHAVIOR: Good manners and consideration for others are asked of the graduates to ensure

everyone's fun. No alcoholic beverage/drugs/tobacco will be tolerated. All students will be checked

when boarding buses and again at Magic Mountain. If anyone becomes a serious behavior problem, parents

will be called and asked to pick-up the student. Magic Mountain sets all the rules of behavior, dress and

transportation. No ice chests will be allowed.


NOTE: Student must attend periods 1-4 on the date of Grad-Nite.






Senior Year Estimated

Amount of Expenses






Additional pages, name plat, extra pages

A.S.B. Sticker


Saves lots of $ on all home games, $10 off prom & $5 off Sadie’s, Back to School Dance- FREE

Back to School Dance

Black Light Dance


Or free w/A.S.B.

9 sporting home games

$35-$40 with/without ID

Or free w/A.S.B.

Sadie Hawkins Dance


$35 each

$10 off w/A.S.B.

Sadie’s outfits and pictures



Senior Photos & outfits for pics


Save $ and get a CD and print the pics at Costco, Wal-mart

Winter Formal

$40 each


Winter Formal wear, pictures, dinner



Grad Nite


*Price increased from last year

Grad Nite souvenirs




$40-$45 each


Prom wear, pictures, dinner, flowers



Cap, Gown, Tassel



Graduation Announcements



Senior T-shirt & Senior Sweatshirt



Powder Puff


Or free w/A.S.B.

Senior Panoramic Photo