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Class of 2018 Seniors LogoGraduation Requirements

12th Grade Counseling Information

Yearbook, Senior Pictures, Senior Tributes, Senior Survey

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due October 20th.  All students are asked to submit a digital copy of your senior portrait. Please turn your picture in on a CD CD: Burn image on a CD or email the digital image to whs.seniorpicture@gmail.com, Subject: Senior Photo Submission Student Name.  CLICK HERE for more information.

CAP/GOWN ORDERS

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"Graduation Packets" will be available in SLC offices beginning Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. These packets contain information from Midwest Scholastic with a catalog and order form for graduation caps, gowns, tassels and other Class of 2018 apparel including class rings. Midwest Scholastic staff will be available to collect orders forms and payments and answer any questions regarding orders during lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th. Orders will be available for pick-up late in late April/early May. 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

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

CIVICS TEST

The Civics Test is a 100 question, multiple choice test, that are the exact 100 questions from the US Naturalization Test. This is required by state law to graduate. Students must get 60 questions correct in order to pass. Please contact your counselor to complete this requirement. More Information about the Civics Test >>>

PROM

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at the Madison Masonic Center from 8-11pm.

SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 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 2nd, 2018 from 7:00-11:00pm in the Cafenasium.

FINAL EXAMS

Week of June 4th, 2018

Schedule of Exams Coming Soon

GRADUATION BRIEFING/SENIOR CLASS PICTURE

The Graduation Briefing on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 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. Senior Picture Order Forms will be available in SLC offices and should be completed and brought to the meeting/photo on June 6th along with payment to Empire Photography.  Orders can NOT be turned in to West High School, they must be given directly to Empire Photography at the photo session or mailed to them at 1911 Monroe St. Madison, WI 53711.

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 6TH. 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 11th 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 2018 ceremony will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 9th 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 judgment 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

2018 Parking Information Coming Soon...

2017 Graduation Parking Information (Spanish) (Hmong)

2017 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 2018 DVD Order Form Coming Soon...

Commencement Ceremony 2017 DVD Order Form (DVD Spanish) (DVD Hmong)

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

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

Kohl Center Prohibited Items

Kohl Center Metal Detector Policy