Seniors - Class of 2019

Herff Jones Senior Orders
(Note: ALL seniors will need to order a cap and gown)

  • August 27 – Herff Jones will be at the Senior Parent Meeting to go over graduation orders, senior invitations, rings and senior caps and gowns.
  • ORDER DAY – October 8 – Herff Jones will be on campus to receive orders during lunch from 12:30 – 1:15 pm and from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center Lobby before the College Night Meeting.
  • Seniors orders will be delivered sometime in the month of March.

Herff Jones Representative

Patrick Smith (you can also talk to Amy or Sandra)

Herff Jones Website 

Senior Tux & Drape Pictures – September 4 (all school picture day)
Tux and drape attire is provided by Strawbridge. Boys need to wear a white t-shirt and girls need to be wearing a cami. These photos are taken in the Fine Arts Center lobby. Students will be called down during the course of the morning for these photos to be taken.

Cap & Gown Pictures – March 12 
Seniors will not need their personal cap and gown for this photo. Strawbridge provides the caps and gowns for these photos. Girls need to wear a white cami/white shirt, guys need to wear a white dress shirt and tie/bowtie.

Cap & Gown Class Group Picture – April 16
Students will wear their ordered cap and gown for this photo. Girls need to be in a white dress and white/beige shoes (no flip flops or tennis shoes). Boys need to be dressed in a white shirt, tie/bowtie and dark slacks with dress shoes. Students will need to bring their PRESSED gown, cap and tassel for this photo.

Baccalaureate Practice, May 15 @ 1:15 (students only)
Students will meet in the High School Gym after lunch to practice. Your senior will draw a number for the seating location at Richland Creek for graduation.

Baccalaureate Sunday, May 19 @ 3:00pm, High School Gym:
Students need to be at school NO LATER than 2:30!
A reception will follow given by the Junior Class Moms in the elementary gym.

Girls need to be in white dresses and white shoes (no flip flops or tennis shoes)
Boys need to be dressed in a white shirt and tie with dark slacks and dress shoes
Students need to be in their PRESSED graduation gown

Graduation Practice June 6 @ 12:00pm
Graduation practice will be at 12:00 pm at Richland Creek (students need to be on time!)
Senior Graduation Lunch will be after practice at 1:00 pm at NRCA in the Cafeteria.
Students need to be dressed appropriately; they are still under handbook rules.
Each senior will receive an Alumni Package. This package will include: Alumni Pass, Alumni little goodies and Senior Memory Book (1 for students, 1 for parents).

Graduation, June 7 @ 7:00 pm Richland Creek Community Church
Students will need to arrive at school NO LATER than 6:30!
Each family will receive 10 reserved seats (seating arrangements are determined by a drawing at Baccalaureate practice). There will be overflow seating for handicap and additional guests.
All seating is FREE and does not require tickets.

A downloadable link to the recorded Baccalaureate and Commencement Services will be emailed to you sometime in the summer.

Richland Creek Community Church
3229 Burlington Mills Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Senior Portraits
Seniors will all be photographed at NRCA by Strawbridge Studios on September 4. This photo will be used for a composite that will be hung on the wall of the school which honors all NRCA Alumni.  Students will wear a tuxedo or drape provided by Strawbridge.   Senior portraits for purchase and for the yearbook may be taken at any photography studio.  Students must be in school dress code for the portrait submitted to the yearbook.  Portraits may be submitted to Suzanne Lyczkowski digitally at, or given to her on a CD or flash drive.  The deadline for submitting a portrait to the yearbook is November 1, 2018, or the student’s composite picture will be automatically used in the yearbook.  Additional information will be given out at the senior parents information meeting at the beginning of the school year and also emailed to all senior parents in the fall.

Yearbook Senior Recognition Ads Senior families are given the opportunity to purchase space in the back of the yearbook to honor their graduating senior.  Prices range from $75-$400 and a variety of sizes and styles are available.  Each senior family will receive information about purchasing this space during the senior parent information meeting at the beginning of the school year.  Information will also be emailed to all senior parents in the fall.

Senior Dates At-a-Glance

Aug 24Rock Signing
Aug 27Fundraising Mtg/Senior Parent Mtg
Sept 4Tux & Drape Pictures
Sept 12-15New York Trip
Sept 20Senior Lunch
Sept 24College Fair
Oct 8College Night/Herff Jones Orders
OctACT Testing
Oct 18Senior Lunch
Oct 19Homecoming
Oct 20Powderpuff Game
NovSenior Lunch
Dec 6Senior Lunch
Jan 24Senior Lunch
Feb 14Valograms
Feb 21Senior Lunch
Mar 12Cap & Gown Pictures
Mar 21Senior Lunch
Apr 16Senior Group Pictures
Apr 16Senior Campout
Apr 17Field Day
May 19Baccalaureate & Awards Service
May 25Senior Sunset
May 26Europe Trip Begins
June 6Graduation Practice & Lunch
June 7Graduation