Senior Appreciation

The Class of 2017 Salutes Menlo!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Shows at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Priority ticket reservations are open for Senior Class families!

Reserve your senior’s four free tickets to the
8:00 pm show here.  

Additional tickets may be purchased for $10 each here.
The 2:00 pm show is free.

Ticket reservations open to the entire Menlo community on May 15.

Senior Appreciation is a Menlo tradition where the Senior Class plans, produces, and performs two shows highlighting their Menlo experience for the school community.  Get ready for a high-energy, gratitude-filled celebration, with fun, positive humor for all ages and warm moments of thanks.  The show is approximately 75 minutes long, with no intermission.

The 2:00 pm show is for Middle and Upper School students, faculty and staff.  There is limited seating for senior families unable to attend the evening show.

The 8:00 pm show is for senior families, relatives, and friends, as well as the Menlo community.  The evening show is followed by an after-party with dessert and dancing in the West Gym. Priority reservations and ticket sales will open to senior families on May 8 and then to the Menlo community on May 15.  Each senior family can reserve up to 4 free tickets. Additional tickets and tickets for the Menlo community are $10.  Seating is general admission.

Get involved!  There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to and on the day of the show.  Check out the 2017 SA volunteer job descriptions and sign-up here.  We encourage underclass parents to sign-up for backstage, check-in, and lobby/front of house roles — and get a glimpse of this Menlo tradition for their future seniors.   

Questions?  Check out the 2017 SA FAQs.  If you still have questions, contact Seth Rosenblatt, Leslie King or Diana Ekstrand.

Important Dates 

Saturday, March 25 - SA Writing Workshop, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room A150.  Seniors are encouraged to attend this workshop which is designed to build an outline for the show and write individual scenes and skits.  Food and snacks will be provided. 

Tuesday, April 18
 - Kick-Off Night, 5:00-8:00 pm, CADC
This special evening is designed to get the Senior Class engaged and on board with SA.  Seniors will attend for one hour and rotate between five or six stations to learn about participation expectations, confirm t-shirt sizes, take a fun senior portrait, and have dinner.  Parent support is needed for this event.  Please sign-up to help here

Monday, May 1 - Parent Volunteer Meeting, 8:30-9:30 am, Martin Family Hall.  All parent volunteers are encouraged to attend this meeting to get an event overview from the Student Coordinators and learn more about your roles.  Sign-up to volunteer here.

Monday, May 8 - Priority reservations and ticket sales open to senior families.  Each senior family can reserve up to 4 free tickets. Additional tickets cost $10.

Monday, May 15 - Ticket sales open to the Menlo community.  Tickets are $10.

Thursday-Friday, June 1 and 2
- Load In Days 
Seniors are invited to help and experience “the makings” of their show!

Friday, June 2 - Senior Project Presentations, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, various locations on campus

Saturday-Monday, June 3, 4, 5 - Rehearsal Days (mandatory for all seniors) 
This is a very busy time of the year with Senior Project presentations, relatives coming into town, getting ready for graduation, etc.  As this is an all-class production, it is important that all seniors be available to rehearse as a team.  The rehearsal schedule below is for your planning purposes and will be communicated to seniors as well.  Please remind your seniors to check their email for any last minute changes.  Snacks and meals will be provided. Please sign-up here to provide snacks and/or volunteer for a two-hour snack table shift.

  • Saturday, June 3, 10:00 am-6:00 pm  
  • Sunday, June 4, 2:00-8:00 pm
  • Monday, June 5, 10:00 am-6:00 pm 

Tuesday, June 6 - Show time!  Here’s the timeline for the big day:

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm - Day on the Green
  • 1:00 pm - Call Time for afternoon show. Seniors to gather at the gym bleachers and get t-shirts.
  • 2:00 pm - Afternoon performance
  • 3:30pm - Seniors get a break from 3:30-5:30 pm.
  • 5:30 pm - Call Time & Special Dinner in CADC for all seniors. 
  • 8:00 pm - Evening performance
  • 9:15-11:00 pm - After party in the West Gym immediately following the evening show for the Class of 2017 and their guests!

Video Recording:  The show will be professionally recorded and copies will be available for order in June ($10/DVD or $40/Blu-ray disc, plus shipping from or go to the Theater page and scroll down to the bottom).

Relive Past Senior Appreciation & Celebration Shows!

<— Click on the photo to view  —> SA 2015 photo gallery. Be sure to visit the Menlo Photo Bank SA Album, or enter search “Menlo Class of 2015” to locate more to enjoy.


Contact Us
Senior Appreciation 2017 Team

 Faculty Advisor Student Coordinators
  • Jason Scharff, Akshay Srivatsan & Nitya Tarakad 
Parent Volunteer Coordinators Parent Communications

Want to get involved?
Email Leslie King or Seth Rosenblatt

Interested in helping next year?
Sign up via the MSPA form and someone will contact you.

Files & Links
2017 SA Volunteer Job Descriptions & Sign-ups

2016 Archives 
SA 2016 Volunteer Job Description

2015 Archives
2015 Event Info

2014 Archives
Closing Letter from John to Seniors
Senior Walk Group Assignment
2014 Announcement Letter