Senior Class of 2019 Information



Welcome Class of 2019! On this Webpage you will find information regarding important events that will take place during your Senior Year at Matanzas High School. Please be sure to check back to this page weekly as update and changes will be added. Also be sure to follow the Class of 2019 on Twitter

Senior Information Page

Grad Bash Information: Grad Bash 2019 at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will take place for the Seniors on April 12th, 2019. Early ticket sales for this event will take place in December at a discounted price with regular ticket price sales starting in January. There are a limited number of seats this year for this event so it will be a first come first serve basis. Permission Slips can be found in Coach Roe's Office or by clicking here.

*Early ticket sales will start on December 3rd for $90 with that price lasting only until December 21st. Ticket prices after the holiday break will be $100 until February 28th. We only have 150 seats for this event so get your tickets early*

Information for students who have purchase a ticket to attend the 2019 Grad Bash at Universal Orlando.

  • Seniors attending the trip must be in all of their MHS Classes on the day of the trip (April 12th, 2019)
  • Dress code for Universal Grad Bash must be SCHOOL APPROPRIATE (Will discuss this in detail during the meeting on April 8th at 2:00pm.) 
  • Seniors will meet in the bus loop at 3:30pm. There will be a security check to check bags and belongings
  • Seniors and Chaperones will enter the charter busses and leave campus by 4:00pm (with arrival to the park being around 6:30pm)
  • Seniors may only bring SEALED drinks and snacks on the bus.
  • Grad Bash begins at 7:00pm. The parks closes at 2:00am; the bus will pull out of the lot at 2:30am.
  • Please make sure you have a ride waiting for you in the MHS Senior Parking Lot at 4:30am.
  • Your ticket into the event is admission only.  Students will need money for meals, drinks and souvenirs. 

Senior Class Quotes - Seniors, please submit your quotes no later than January 17th! Please sure the following link to complete the Senior Quote.

Medallion of Excellence Application - To be eligible for a 2018-2019 Medallion of Excellence Award, the student should be a high-achieving, community-minded, Volusia or Flagler County high school senior in a public or private school with 25 or more students in the 2019 graduating class. All applicants must be approved by their Principal and/or Guidance Counselor. Selected applicants will be invited to attend the 2019 Banquet and notified the week of February 25, 2019. 

Medallion of Excellence Applicaiton Link

Graduation Cap/Gown/Announcement Presentation Information:  October 9th, 2018, Jostens will be on campus in the Pirate Theater for the Senior Class Premier Presentation. During this presentation Jostens will be presenting the seniors with the package options for cap and gowns along with graduation announcements. The meeting starts at 8:00am and end around 8:45am. Please plan around your Daytona State College classes to try and attend this presentation as this is the only time they will explain all the necessary purchases to participate in May's Graduation ceremony. 

Senior Cap and Gown Orders - Attention Seniors, Rhodes Graduation - Jostens will be on campus the following days to take orders and payments for your Cap, Gown and Announcements. They will be located in the lower-spot out by the bus-loop area. Please be sure to bring cash, check or credit card to start the payment process for your Cap & Gown (Remeber deposit is $60 if your total is over that amount). 

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Day 2: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Day 3: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018: 10:30am - 12:30pm


Senior Cap / Gown / Ticket Distribution - The dates for Cap / Gown & Ticket Distribution are as followed:

  • April 2nd: 10:45am - 12:30pm1st delivery day of Cap and Gowns (students receive 1st set of 10-tickets).
  • April 9th: 10:45am - 12:30pm - 2nd delivery day of Cap and Gowns (students receive 1st set of 10-tickets - for those who have not picked up their cap and gown).
  • April 23rd : 10:45am - 12:30pm - Final delivery day of Cap and Gowns (students receive 1st set of 10-tickets - for those who have not picked up their cap and gown).
    • Senior who havent picked up their cap / gown on the above dates and have fully paid for them - they can pick them up in Coach Roe's Office 6242
  •  May 2nd  - 1st day of Extra Ticket Distribution (senior can receive 5-additional tickets after school in Coach Roe's Office from 2:30 until 3:30pm).
  •  May 8th - 2nd day of Extra Ticket Distribution (senior can receive 5-additional tickets after school in Coach Roe's Office from 2:30 until 3:30pm).
  •  May 13th - Final day of Extra Ticket Distribution (senior can receive 5-additional tickets after school in Coach Roe's Office from 2:30 until 3:30pm).
    • ​If all the tickets are distributed by the 2nd Extra Ticket Day,  then we will not have the final Extra Ticket Distributuon Day. 


Senior Road Picture: Cady Studios will no longer be offering a Road Shoot for the Senior Class of 2019. If you need to still have your pictures taken for the yearbook please visit to book you senior photoshoot session. If you have any questions please call Cady Studios at 800-547-6237.

Junior / Senior Prom:  The 2019 Junior / Senior Prom will take place on April 26th, 2019 at the Daytona Beach International Speedway 500 Club (located in the middle of the Speedway). The theme of the prom is "Diamonds Are Forever" with the main colors being white, black and red. Tickets go on sale April 1st during both lunches for the price of $55. If you are bring an outside guest please have the guest form filled out and approved by the Deans Office no later than April 19th. Please have either your school ID or your Divers License when you are going to purchase your ticket. 

Senior of the Month ApplicationMatanzas High School Seniors who are interested in apply for the "Senior of the Month" Award please compelte the application (Click Here) via Google From. If you have any questions please email Coach Roe. 

Senior Meeting: The next Senior Class meeting will be on April 1st at 1:45pm in the Pirate Theter to discuss the final 9-weeks of your senior year and to go over important dates for this next two months. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please stop by Coach Roe's office to get this important information.

Senior Scholarship Portal Information: The Scholarship Portal is now open for applicaitons. Please visit the website to start the applicatoon process. If you need help with this process please look at the Award Spring Applcaiton Guide or contact the guidance department or Coach Roe for assistance. 

Senior Scholarship Opportunity - The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarship aid to two different groups of students. Please Click Here for more information.

Senior Awards Night:  The annual Matanzas High School Senior Class Awards Night will take place On Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00pm in the Pirate Theater. This event we will recognize the senior class of 2019 for outstanding performance in multiple courses they have taken here at Matanzas High School. During this time Seniors will also receive their honors awards (Weights GPA Medals), cords for clubs and also the Pirate Wall of Fame winners (Applications for the Wall of Fame Click Here).

Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the ceremony in the lobby of the Pirate Theater.

Senior Panoramic Picture: The Senior Class of 2019 Panoramic Picture will take place on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Pirate Gym. Senior please report to the gym at 12:50 in order to get this picutre completed in a timely manner. 

Baccalaureate Night: The Senior Class of 2019 Baccalaureate Night will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm at the Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church at Flagler Beach located at 915 North Central Ave. in Flagler Beach. Senior please arrive at the church no later than 6:30pm in order to get in line for the event. 

Graduation Practice: Graduation practice will take place in the Matanzas High School Gymnasium on May 28th, 2109 starting at 9:00am in the Pirate Gym. Please be sure to show up before 9:00am so we can start on time.


**NEW** Walk the Halls of Flagler County Elementary Schools - Seniors will have the opportunity to walk the halls of all 5 Flagler Conty Elementary Schools this year. This is an event where seniors can visit their old schools, thank their teachers and insipire the young one to work hard and strive for excellence. Remember this event you must wear your cap and gown along with any awards you have received (medals or cords) along with your school I.D.

The schedule for the walk-throughs are as followed:

  • Rymfire Elementary School - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 10:00am (Must provide own transportation to the school)
  • Bunnell Elementary School - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 10:45am (Must provide own transportation to the school) *CHANGE IN DAY AND TIME*
  • Wadsworth Elementary School - Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 9:15am (Must provide own transportation to the school)
  • Old Kings Elementary School - Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 2:00pm (Must provide own transportation to the school)
  • Belle Terre Elementary School - Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 11:00am (Must provide own transportation to the school

​Please fill out the form to help us identify who will be participating in these walks this year - Walk the Halls Form

Graduation: Graduation for the Senior Class of 2019 will be on May 30th, 2019 at 4:00pm at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Procession for Graduaiton will begin at 3:45pm. Please make sure that the seniors are at the Ocean Center no later than 2:15pm, as we would like to make sure that everyone is prepare for this wonderful event. 

  • Tickets: Seniors will receive 10 tickets on the day in which they pick up their Cap & Gown (around April / May). Additional tickets will be available based on the amount of people the Ocean Center allows us to have in attendance for the ceremony.  
  • Tickets Price: Tickets are FREE....there will be an option to pick up additional tickets from the school. If you plan on attending graduation, you must have a ticket to enter the Ocean Center on the day of Graduation. 
  • Parking Passes: Graduation Parking Passes are $5 per car and are required for all lots surrounding the Ocean Center. The passes will be sold at Matanzas High School during the time of Cap and Gown Distribution. 
  • Parking Locations for Graduation: Matanzas High School graduates and families will be asked to park in the Parking Garage (Between Ora and Earl streets) and West Lots (directly behind the OC). The South Parking Lot (between Auditorium, Hollywood and Wild Olive) will be reserved for the early arrivals for the FPC Graduation. Map of Ocean Center parking below.

  • Driving Directions: The intersection of A1A and Earl Street (corner by the parking garage and water park) will be CLOSEDDO NOT try to drive A1A south from Flagler County towards the Ocean Center.  The best route to the Ocean Center is International Drive towards A1A and then North to the Ocean Center using either A1A, Wild Olive, Oleander,  Peninsula, or Halifax. Directions to Ocean Center Click Here