Your senior year is a busy time filled with many activities and festivities. With that comes a few deadlines that are key to ensuring you are part of important senior milestones. Please refer to the information on this page and follow the deadlines provided to help you have a successful and memorable year.

Commencement 2022
The Class of 2022 Commencement ceremony is tentatively scheduled to be held in May 2022 – the date, time and location will be announced at a later date.

DIPLOMAS

Please review and complete the GMHS 2022 Diploma Form by Friday, October 15, 2021. This Google form must be completed and submitted whether or not your son or daughter decides to participate in the Commencement ceremony. If the form is not completed and submitted, the name we have on file for your child will be used. If your son or daughter is an “off-campus” student (GM Gold or off-campus placement), please indicate his or her interest in participating in the ceremony on the GMHS 2022 Diploma Form. In order to avoid multiple entries per student, we kindly request one 2022 Diploma Form submission per student, preferably by a parent/guardian.

CAPS & GOWNS

Graduating seniors are required to wear a cap and gown if they are planning to walk at Commencement 2022. A student may borrow a cap and gown of a student who graduated from GMHS in 2019, 2020 or 2021 only. If this is your intention, please notify GMHS Co-graduation Coordinator, Miss Rowlands, at Brianna.Rowlands@gmsd.org by Friday, October 15. Please note, even though the student may be borrowing a cap and gown, he/she will be required to place an order for a “2022” tassel only.

ORDERING FROM STUDENT SERVICES GRAD STORE

Please take a few minutes to review this short ordering video as well Student Services Company’s Digital Brochure and Graduation Products Presentation.

All GMHS graduation products, including cap and gown and/or 2022 tassel orders, must be placed online at sscgradstore.com (enter Governor Mifflin High School) or by calling Student Services Company at 610-539-1330 or info@studentservicesco.com. All orders, including cap and gown and/or 2022 tassel, must be ordered by Friday, October 15. A late fee of $5 will be incurred if your order is received after this date.

In order to meet our printing deadline for personalized graduation stationery, the date of Commencement will be written as “May 2022.” The GMSD School Board will approve the final date of Commencement in the spring of 2022. Stationery orders as well as orders for all other graduation products are due by Friday, October 15.

If you need assistance with Student Services Grad Store’s website, please contact Student Services Company directly at 610-539-1330 or email gowns@studentservicesco.com. For your convenience, computers will be available in the cafeteria during Back-to-School Night to place your online order; Miss Rowlands will also be in attendance to assist parents. Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

SENIOR PORTRAITS

In order to create a uniform appearance in the senior section of the 2022 yearbook, Archive, all yearbook senior portraits must be taken at Purdon House of Photography, located at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Lynoak Avenue in Shillington. All senior portraits that are published in the yearbook will be free of charge if taken at Purdon House of Photography. If your child has not had their senior yearbook photo taken, please contact Purdon directly at 610-777-3742. Please notify Purdon if you are unable to keep your appointment. Missed appointments without notification will result in a $10 charge.

Purdon offers two portrait packages to Governor Mifflin seniors. While you may choose not to purchase additional photos from Purdon for your personal use, Option “A” must be selected in order to have your child’s portrait appear in the 2022 yearbook:

Option “A”:  This is the yearbook pose; no fee will be charged

  • Four different poses will be taken; no wardrobe/outfit changes will be permitted
  • Purdon Studio will choose the best image, retouch it and forward it to the GMHS yearbook staff

Option “B”:  Personal Photo Package; a fee of $20 will be charged

  • Twelve to sixteen poses will be taken with up to three wardrobe changes
  • Different background choices will be available
  • If desired, special props can be used; please bring your preferred props to the appointment
  • Proofs will be posted through a secure online link for your review and approval

Attire Suggestions:
Gentlemen: Suit or dress shirt with collar, tie, sports coat and slacks
Ladies: Skirt or slacks with coordinated top; solid-colored dress

Governor Mifflin Seniors

Graduation Coordinators
Brianna Rowlands
brianna.rowlands@gmsd.org

Emma Blair
emma.blair@gmsd.org

Important Dates

TBD