Jun 17, 2019

Senior Portraits and Yearbook Dedications

Senior Portraits and Yearbook Dedications


Congratulations on the successful completion of your junior year! Your senior year will encompass many exciting, once-in-a-lifetime events as I am sure you are well aware. 

One of the first senior activities you will engage in is getting your senior portraits made during the summer. Seniors will have three opportunities in the yearbook:

  • formal portraits
  • casual portraits
  • yearbook dedications

Please read below for detailed information pertaining each of these.


Formal Portraits:  
TCPICS is our official contracted photographer. Seniors are required to contact TCPICS to schedule a sitting for their formal portrait. You can either register online or call for an appointment. All formal portraits MUST come from TCPICS. Please have formal portraits taken no later than September 1. You will need to select the image(s) you intend to place in the yearbook at the time of your photo session. As a new option, TCPICS offers a casual sitting for the yearbook as well. Please call TCPICS or visit their website to schedule an appointment. Click here fore additional information.



Casual Portraits:  
A specific photographer is not required, however the portraits must be taken by a PROFESSIONAL photographer. As a new option, TCPICS is offering a casual sitting for the yearbook. If using a photographer other than TCPICS, please note that the high-quality images you select for publication should be e-mailed to the Teleios staff at telios@mtparanschool.com directly from the photographer along with a signed release form stating terms of usage (permission to print in yearbook). Please have casual portrait and release form e-mailed to Teleios no later than September 1. Due to production deadlines, pictures submitted after the deadline will not be printed in the book. The following are a few suggested photographers that either have been or are currently affiliated with the MPCS community: 

  • Jamie Bogner ( jamieandson@gmail.com, 770.402.4671)
  • Carrie and Jonah Fisher (hello@itstheeveryday.com, 770.630.8572)

Please feel free to ask for additional local photographer suggestions.


Yearbook Dedications:  
Senior dedications are full or half pages in the yearbook where parents can leave a personal message and/or scripture for your graduating senior along with 3-10 photographs. These dedications are completed online through the Herff Jones website at www.yearbookordercenter.com beginning July 1, 2019. 

Enter 2365 for the Mount Paran Christian School code, and then click on "Buy a Yearbook Ad" to get started. Please have your senior's yearbook dedication completed and submitted by October 7, 2019 in order to avoid late fees. Due to production deadlines, no dedication ads can be accepted after October 21, 2019. 

While the above dates seem far off, the summer will pass quickly. Please schedule your appointments as soon as possible during the summer. Session times fill up quickly as TCPICS handles senior portraits for many other schools.

Richard Searle be reached via e-mail or at 770-578-0182 x 3709 should you have questions or concerns during the summer months. Again, congratulations on reaching this milestone!  


Back-2-School Night - August 7

Drop-in to meet your teachers, purchase items at the Eagles Nest, and visit the Hughes Gym information fair:
Last Names "A-M" 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Last Names "N-Z" 4:30-5:30 p.m.

First Day of School - August 8

Reserve High School Parking - July 30

Seniors: 8:30-10:30 a.m. (bring senior spot design/fee)
Juniors: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Student driver application required for all parking spot requests.

Reserve High School Parking - July 31

Sophomores: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Student driver application required for all parking spot requests.

New Student 101 Orientations - August 2

Lower School 101 (Grades K-5):
9:00-10:30 a.m., Myrick Media Center

Middle School 101 (All Grade 6, and all new students in Grades 7-8):
9:00-11:00 a.m., Weber Collaboratory

High School 101 (All Grade 9, and at least one parent):
9:00-11:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

PMI Event (All Grade 9):
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bowlero

PMI Up (NEW students to MPCS in rising grades 10-12): 2:00 p.m., Dozier Hall room 3105

Senior Spots Painting Day - August 3

Music and food provided, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (see Senior Spots news post for information)

Grades PK-2 Parent Orientation - August 12

6:00 p.m. in classrooms

High School Parent Orientation - August 13

6:00 p.m., Dozier Hall Hogle Commons

Grades 3-5 Parent Orientation - August 15

6:00 p.m. in classrooms

Middle School Parent Orientation - August 20

6:00 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

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