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dates

April 8:  Senior Class Meeting at 10:50 AM in the Montgomery Theater. We will discuss important dates and year-end events.

May 6:  Marching Partner selection deadline!

May 19:  Senior Tea at 5:00 PM at Morse. ALL seniors are encouraged to attend and to invite your mother and/or grandmother. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/seniortea22

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May 21:  Senior Reception (aka Prom) at 7:00 PM at the Bath Freight Shed. 

May 24:  Academic Awards Night at 6:00 PM in the Montgomery Theater. Students receiving awards will be notified prior to the event.

May 27: Senior Class Meeting at 11:05 AM in Montgomery Theater. We will distribute Alumni Banquet tickets.

June 2:  Yearbook Signing at 2:15 PM in the student commons.

June 6:  Spring Sports Night at 6:00 PM in the Montgomery Theater.

June 7:  Senior Assembly at 1:15 PM in the Montgomery Theater.

June 8, 9, 10:  Mandatory Marching Practice at McMann Field. 

  • Wednesday practice is from 8:30-11:00 AM

  • Thursday practice is from 8:30-10:30 AM

  • Friday practice is from 8:30-10:30 AM

June 9:  Scholarship Awards Night at 6:00 PM in the Montgomery Theater (by invitation only).

June 10:  Alumni Banquet at 5:00 PM at Morse. That night, you will be the special guests!

June 11:  Graduation Ceremony at 2:00 PM at McMann Field (rain date is June 12 at 2:00 PM).

faq

Will there be a limit of guests allowed per graduate?

No, we are not limiting guests and we will not have admission tickets this year.

Welcome!

June 7, 2022

Attention Seniors and Senior Families! Please read below for some important information about this week and graduation:

MARCHING PRACTICE THIS WEEK IS MANDATORY!!!

Wednesday, June 8: Due to weather, practice will be start at 8:30 am in the Morse gym. At this practice you will be getting your cap and gown, taking a class picture and also an individual picture if you would like from Soggy Dog Design. For more information about purchasing pictures and pricing, please reach out to Wendy Jung (wendy@soggydogdesigns.com). If you haven’t paid for your cap and gown, please remember to do so either before or at first marching practice. The cost is $30. Checks can be made payable to Morse High School. Cash is accepted. If you have any financial difficulty, please reach out to Devon Gallice (dgallice@rsu1.org). 

After marching practice is over, graduates will go in a bus or a van to visit their elementary schools in their cap and gowns. This is such a great event for both our seniors and our younger RSU1 students! Students will leave marching practice around 11:00 on either buses or vans and visit schools. Depending on the elementary school and location, students will return between 1:00-1:30. If you student did not attend an elementary school in RSU1, don’t worry, they can still be part of this program. Mrs. Trundy has assigned all students a school to visit. 

Thursday, June 9: Marching practice will start at 8:30 am and will likely last until around 10:00 am at McMann Field. Please check this website (Morse High School Graduation Website) or your email to see if we have moved practice due to rain. Scholarship Night is at 6:00 pm on June 9th. If you have received an invitation, please attend. 

Friday, June 10: Marching Practice starts at 9:00 am at McMann Field. This will be our final run through to get out any final questions/confusion. 

Friday night from 5-7 pm is the Alumni Banquet! The Class of 2022 is the guest of honor. This is located at Morse High School and is a wonderful welcome to the class into the Alumni Association. There will be delicious food and will be representatives from many different classes. Students should dress nicely and arrive a little before 5:00 when they will be welcomed into the room. 

Saturday, June 11: GRADUATION! Gates open at 12:30 pm for graduation. Handicap parking is available right at McMann Field. All others should plan to park at the tennis courts, Bath Middle School, or Morse High School. A shuttle will be provided from those parking areas. Graduates need to be at the field by 1:00 pm to prep for the big day. The ceremony starts at 2:00 pm. Remember to wear business casual attire under your cap and gown. There is no limit to the number of guests that each graduate can have during an outdoor graduation ceremony.

What if there is rain? In the case of rain, graduation will be moved to Sunday at 2:00 pm at McMann Field. In the case that graduation is rained out on both days, it will be held on Sunday in the BMS gym at 2:00 pm. In the case of an indoor graduation ceremony, each graduate will be limited to a maximum of six guests. There will be no tickets, but asking for everyone to follow the honor system in order to allow everyone to have guests at graduation. 

Do you have a family member who is unable to make it to graduation? The Morse graduation will be broadcasted via LiveStream on the Morse High School Youtube channel at: https://bit.ly/morseyoutube

If you have any additional questions about graduation, please reach out to Devon Gallice (dgallice@rsu1.org). 

June 1, 2022

THE DETAILS:

Will there be tickets for graduation? We will not be issuing tickets for guests. There is no limit to the amount of guests allowed at graduation this year.

What time do the gates open? Gates will open at 12:30 PM.

Where do I park? Handicap parking is available right at McMann field. All others should park at the tennis courts, Morse, or Bath Middle School. The City Bus and Trolley will provide shuttles to and from Morse and BMS.

April 28, 2022

Class of 2022, 

Graduation is rapidly approaching. We have already started the process of planning for this event that marks a significant milestone in your life. The following paragraphs contain some important information to help you plan for graduation. We are so excited to celebrate with you all at McMann Field on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 PM. 

Seniors, please check your email often as more information (and reminders) will be coming your way. Please reach out to Mrs. Gallice (dgallice@rsu1.org) with any questions about graduation. 

Commencement Speakers

If you are interested in auditioning to speak at graduation, please email Mrs. Gallice (dgallice@rsu1.org) by Friday, May 6 by 2:15 PM.  Auditions will happen after school on May 11th starting at 2:15 PM.  At that point, you will be sharing your speech before the committee.  While the speech does not have to be 100% polished and ready to go, it should be complete.  Also, try not to worry about the performance part of the audition as the committee is mostly looking for content; the message of your speech.  More details about the auditions available to those wishing to try out. 

Marching Partners

As per Morse High School tradition, students will be able to choose their marching partners for graduation. Please fill out this form to choose your marching partner. Students who either do not have a preference or do not fill out this form by Friday, May 6, will have a marching partner assigned to them. 

Caps and Gowns

The cost for each senior is $30 (cash or check payable to Morse High School) and the payment should be given to Mrs. Leeman-Hook. The deadline to pay for your cap and gown is Wednesday, June 8th. Caps and gowns will be distributed on Wednesday, June 8th. Once seniors receive their cap & gown, it is theirs to keep. Parents - please assist your senior with getting the payment to us by the deadline. If you are unable to pay the full $30, please have a private conversation with Mrs. Gallice and we will find a way to take care of the bill. Business casual dress is required under your gowns at graduation. 

The last school day for seniors is Friday, June 10th. Academics cease on Tuesday, June 7th. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 8-10th, seniors have mandatory marching practice. More information about marching practice will follow but seniors are expected to be there. We will gather at McMann Field to practice the outside ceremony. Graduation will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 PM (with a rain date of Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 PM). 

I know this is a lot of information; please put these dates on your family calendars and feel free to reach out to Mrs. Leeman-Hook (lleemanhook@rsu1.org) or Mrs. Gallice (dgallice@rsu1.org) with any questions. 

These last weeks of the school year will be gone in a flash. Seniors, make sure you are keeping up with both your classes so we can have a full graduation. We want to see each and everyone of you marching across the stage. We want to have the best celebration possible for these wonderful students. 

Take care and enjoy these final weeks, 

Assistant Principal Gallice

February 7, 2022

Dear Morse Class of 2022 and Families, 

Below please find the save the date for graduation day for the great Morse class of 2022!

As has been done in the past two years, we will hold graduation on Saturday of alumni weekend again this year (with a rain date of Sunday). The decision to hold graduation on Saturday was not taken lightly, as we would love to return to a scheduled Sunday graduation date. However, as the uncertainty of the pandemic conditions persists, I believe that it is important that Morse maximize our opportunity to hold an outdoor graduation ceremony on McMann Field, as an indoor graduation ceremony will (very likely) limit guests significantly. Holding graduation on Saturday will allow for a Sunday rain date. In the case of inclement weather on both days, we will move the ceremony indoors with needed pandemic protocols. 

Although it may seem premature to make this decision, as the pandemic conditions could change by June, many members of the class of 2022 will have family traveling from out of state to see their graduation day; therefore, I must finalize the date now in order to allow for families to make travel plans and book tickets. 

Many more details concerning graduation and other important events will be forthcoming as the semester progresses. 

Principal Varney

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