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Graduation Requirements

12th Grade Counseling Information

Kick-Off To College Applications Presentations

Yearbook, Senior Pictures, Senior Tributes, Senior Survey

CAP/GOWN ORDERS

"Graduation Packets" were available in SLC offices January 4th-15th, 2016.  Orders were due to Midwest Scholastic on January 15th, 2016.  Midwest Scholastic staff was available to take orders forms and payment and answer any questions regarding orders on Thursday, January 14th and Friday, January 15th during lunch in the cafeteria.

Orders were available for pick-up on Tuesday, April 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm in the LMC.  Orders not picked up at that time are available in the Ash Office from 8:00am-3:30pm.  Only orders that have been paid in full will be available for pickup.  Payments must be made directly to Midwest Scholastic, West High School will not accept payments.

**ANY ORDERS NEEDING TO BE PLACED AFTER JANUARY 15TH SHOULD BE PLACED DIRECTLY WITH MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC BY MAIL OR ONLINE.  

**ALL CAP/GOWN ORDER QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY TO MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC at 608-437-7323 or questions@mwscholastic.com.

SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium.  At this program, scholarships, awards and honors are presented to West students.  Seniors graduating with honors and high honors will receive their honors cordons.  Students receiving any of the awards will be sent an invitation.  Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend.

SENIOR CLASS PARTY

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 7:00-11:00pm in the Cafenasium.  More information >>>

SENIORS - Register Here!

FINAL EXAMS

Week of June 6th, 2016 - Final Exams Bell Schedule

Grading and reporting for all Seniors will be completed by 10:00am, Thursday, June 9th.

GRADUATION BRIEFING/SENIOR CLASS PICTURE

The Graduation Briefing on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 12:30pm in the Stevens Gym is the only time that all details and procedures of the graduation ceremony will be explained. Everyone who plans to be in the ceremony MUST be there. Early graduates and alternative school students MUST also attend if they wish to participate in the ceremony.  The Senior Class Picture will also be taken at this time with all seniors dressed in gowns. Seniors MUST bring their gowns (no cap/tassel needed). Don’t be late and be left out. The picture will be taken by Empire Photography. Class picture order forms are available in SLC offices (or can be downloaded HERE) and should be completed and brought to the meeting/photo on June 8th along with payment to Empire Photography.

OBLIGATIONS

Seniors who have unresolved Obligations such as book fines, payment for lost materials, etc., will not receive a diploma at the ceremony. Students are reminded to pay all obligations ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH. On Thursday afternoon, diplomas will be sorted and sent to the Kohl Center. It will not be possible to pay obligations on Graduation Day. The remaining diplomas will be available at West High School beginning Monday, June 13 at 10:00am in the office.

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

All colleges and universities require a final transcript to be submitted after 2nd semester grades are submitted and finalized.   Students are responsible for sending their final transcript to the college or university they will be attending through their established Parchment Account. Students should go to parchment.com to request a final transcript.


GRADUATION DAY INFORMATION

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

The 2016 ceremony will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 11th at the University of Wisconsin Kohl Center. Students should arrive between 12:15-12:30pm.  

GUEST SEATING

There are no limits on guest seating so tickets are not required. We ask that all students, parents and other spectators use the judgement necessary to preserve the dignity of the Commencement ceremony. The school has received many compliments on its efforts to make graduation a dignified and joyful experience for all.  Poor behavior, by even a few, can disrupt and ruin the ceremony for other students and parents.  For many friends and relatives, this Commencement ceremony becomes their only image of West High School.  Your cooperation will be appreciated by all.

PARKING

Graduation Parking Information (Spanish) (Hmong)

Parking Map

HANDICAPPED ACCOMMODATIONS (Seating and Parking)

Handicapped seating and services for the hearing impaired are available. Call Ben Fraser, Director of Guest Services at 263-5645 for arrangements. There will be 2 golf carts provided at the ceremony for those who need them.  They will go to/from 2 ADA Accessible lots to the general building entrance at the front of the Kohl Center.

VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY

Commencement Ceremony DVD order forms will be available in June.  There will be an area set up on both sides of the stage in the seating section for photography.  These areas will be clearly marked and are to be used briefly by anyone who wishes to get closer to the stage to take a picture of their graduate.  Please do not attempt to sit in these areas and respect the fact that the space needs to rotate so all families can have a good photo opportunity.  Graduation Ceremony Photos of each student will also be taken professionally by Empire Photography.  At the ceremony students will fill out a form with their contact information.  Within one to two weeks after the ceremony, an email/letter (depending on preferred contact information) will go out to students with the proof of their photo and an order form to order the photo if desired.

Commencement Ceremony DVD Order Form (Spanish) (Hmong)

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

Please do not bring glass vases or balloons into the Kohl Center, they will be confiscated.