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Welcome Hermitage High Class of 2018!IMG_0540

Seniors and Parents, If you would like to order graduation announcements or Senior gear please click here for the custom Jostens-Hermitage Class of 2018 website.

**Dear Seniors: Please be aware of the following important dates in 2017-2018!



  • May have up to SIX excused absences from a class. That number can be extended to ten with documented college visits.
  • Must maintain a “B” average and have a “B” for the 4th nine weeks
  • In SOL classes students must maintain a 77 average minimum
  • No ALC or Suspensions
  • 3 unexcused tardies = 1 absence

Senior Early Release Days

All of the early release days are on Friday at 3:15pm

  • November 10, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • February 9, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 4, 2018

Please remember Panther Time will be at the end of the day on senior early release days.

2018 Commencement Details

**It is our intent that the Commencement Exercise of Hermitage High School be one of dignity.  This can be achieved only with the full understanding and cooperation of the students, the faculty, and the parent audience.


As a tribute to our graduates, the entire faculty will participate in the procession during the Commencement Exercise.  Parents and other members of the audience can help to enhance the formality and solemnity of this important event by doing the following:


  1. Be aware that admission to the Commencement Exercise on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7PM is by ticket only. The best seats and parking spaces will be available to those who arrive early.  Gates at the Siegel Center will not open until 6:00 p.m.


  1. In accordance with the policies and expectations of the Siegel Center and Henrico County Public Schools, items that are disruptive are prohibited. They include, but are not limited to, cell phones, pagers, noisemakers, balloons, signs and posters, canned string, beach balls, confetti, book bags, packages, attaché cases and very large purses.  These items may not be taken into the Siegel Center.


  1. To afford the parents of graduating seniors an occasion upon which they can reflect with pride and enjoyment, we ask you to please not have children under the age of four in attendance at the Senior Honors Assembly and the Commencement Exercise. Their understandable inattentiveness may be disruptive to other members of the audience.  The parents or baby-sitters of children who disrupt the program will be asked to take the child outside of the location of the graduation activity.


  1. To prevent picture taking from interfering with the formality of the occasion, please take all pictures from your seats during all graduation activities. If you desire to take pictures, please be careful not to obstruct the vision of others.


  1. We ask that while diplomas are being issued during the Commencement Exercise, each member of the audience refrain from making comments and hold you applause until the last student of a line has been issued his/her diploma.


  1. Noisemakers such as stadium horns, whistles, bells, and the like are sounds used to warn us of danger. Anyone other than building officials using these devices inside the Siegel Center could be risking the safety of others and will be asked to leave the ceremonies.


  1. Guests attending the ceremonies should wear attire appropriate to the formality of the occasion.


  1. We ask that all guests remain for the duration of these events. The recessional is a part of the formal ceremony, so please remain standing at your seat until all have exited.


  1. Attire for Senior Honors Assembly, Baccalaureate, and the Commencement Exercise:




  1. White dress, white dress shoes (it is suggested that high heels not be worn because of the possibility of tripping as you walk down the Siegel Center steps) Dresses should not be longer than the gown.  Excessive jewelry is not appropriate.


  1. Please bring hair pins to hold mortarboard flat on your head.


  1. Leave all valuables, especially your purse and keys, cell phones with parents or a friend for all practices and activities. Seniors will not be allowed to take any items with them to the Siegel Center.


  1. White collar included with your gown will not be worn.




  1. Dark solid-colored dress trousers (NO JEANS).


  1. Dark dress shoes (NO tennis/docksiders/track/jogging shoes/combat boots/sandals or flip flops).


  1. White dress shirt and dark necktie.


On behalf of the faculty and staff of Hermitage High school, I extend my sincere congratulations to graduating seniors and their parents.


Respectfully,                                      Respectfully,

Robert Turpin                                     Cheryl Montgomery

Principal                                             Associate Principal





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