2015 Important Dates for Seniors
April 22: Senior Meeting regarding graduation – Period 3 in the Auditorium
May 1: First Official graduation list. The first official graduation list will be posted outside the Counseling Services and Main offices. To be on the list, students must be passing all classes needed to graduate, have met the 263 requirements in reading and math, have all fines and fees paid, have all detentions served, and have any necessary outside credits complete
May 1: Deadline to submit Senior Honors Program information. Must be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org – must include scholarship name and total amount of award – note “Honors Assembly” in subject area
May 7: Speech Outlines Due Valedictorians who wish to speak at Commencement need to give speech outlines to Mrs. Wagner in Counseling Services.
May 11: Last day for names to be submitted to the Courier for publication. Students’ names MUST be on the Official Graduation List in order to have their names printed in the Courier’s Graduation Edition.
May 13: Senior Honors Program – 9:00 AM in Auditorium
May 14: Cap & Gown distribution. Caps & gowns will be handed out during all three lunch shifts in the Auditorium foyer. Students must have their names on the Official Graduation List to receive their cap and gown.
May 15: Last day to pay fines and fees by check.
May 18 and 19: Final exams (Schedule to be announced by individual teachers)
May 19: 9 AM – Last chance to have names included in Commencement program. The final list of names will be submitted for printing. Students must be on the Official Graduation List at this time to have their names in the program.
May 20: Last day of school for seniors – no classes – senior meeting in Auditorium 10:00 AM
May 22 (graduation rehearsal) Commencement practice at the McLeod Center-afternoon (time to be announced) Students are required to attend practice in order to participate in Commencement. Emergencies or unusual circumstances that prevent a senior from attending practice must be cleared with Ms. Morris. Being scheduled for work is not an acceptable reason for missing rehearsal.
May 23: 6:15 PM –All graduates should be at the McLeod Center.
6:45 PM -Final attendance taken– Graduates not in line at this time will not be in the ceremony.
7:00 PM – Commencement Processional begins.
Copies of the graduation ceremony will be available for purchase for $7 a DVD. The DVDs must be ordered and paid for by May 21. They will be available for pick up the first week of June.
Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools
As part of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools grant initiative, West High School surveyed students, staff and parents last spring to learn more about school safety, student engagement and the overall learning environment. Learn more about the results of the survey and the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools Index at Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools