Graduating Seniors

  • Graduation is more than just a ceremony for our seniors at the end of the year. There are many exciting events and opportunities to capture memories during this milestone event in your student’s life. Please use this page to stay informed about all the important details surrounding the graduation season.  All dates and times are subject to change depending on COVID status.  If they need to change, a notice will be sent out. 

     Class of 2022

     Dear Wickenburg High School Graduates and Parents/Guardians:

     Congratulations!  After countless hours of hard work and commitment, you are just a few short weeks from receiving your high school diploma.  We look forward to celebrating this proud moment with you and your family in the coming weeks’ activities, culminating in the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

        Graduation will take place on THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 at the Wrangler Stadium at 8:00 P.M., weather permitting. (This is a change to previous years. Moved from Friday to Thursday). Please arrive early as the processional will start promptly at 8:00 P.M.  There will be limited reserved seating on the field for parents/guardians of graduates and stadium seating open for all other guests and attendees. Each senior will be given four (4) tickets for the field seating. A limited number of extra tickets will be available to accommodate special circumstances. Extra tickets must be requested from Mrs. Wood at: twood@wusd9.org. and will be distributed on the last day of graduation practice. Graduates are to report to their assigned locker room in the Field House on the night of the ceremony at 6:30 P.M. to line up for the processional.  We ask our graduates to be mindful of the expectations set forth by the Governing Board and the WHS Administration as follows:

    •  Graduation is a formal event and graduates and their guests are to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the solemnity of the occasion. Beach balls, blow horns, noisemakers and other forms of excessive celebration are not allowed.
    •  Students may not change the appearance of their cap & gown. Young men have to wear collared shirts, dress pants, dress shoes and a tie.  Young ladies should wear a dress or slacks and blouse. You may not wear athletic shoes, sandals, shorts, T-shirts or denim. 
    • Students who are not dressed appropriately or who have made alterations to their cap and gown may forfeit the privilege of participating in the commencement ceremony. Once again, graduates may NOT wear denim.

     We appreciate your support in making this event formal and respectful for everyone involved.  Clothing will be inspected prior to the ceremony. 

     Mandatory graduation practice will be held at 8:00 A.M. on May 24th, 8:00 A.M. on May 25th, 8:00 A.M. on May 26th if needed. On May 25th we will go through the entire ceremony:  lining up, processional, appropriate times to stand and sit, receiving the diploma, and moving the tassels. Students who do not participate in scheduled practices will forfeit the privilege of participating in the commencement ceremony. Also, please note that students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from scheduled practices.

     We ask that everyone remain in their seats, or use the designated area on the field, while taking pictures during the ceremony to avoid disrupting the ceremony or blocking other spectators’ views.   Instead, you are encouraged to take pictures of your graduate before and after the ceremony.  Packages of prints taken by a professional photographer will be available for purchase on the photographer’s website.

     After the ceremony, diploma certificates will be distributed in the concession area.   Students who owe textbooks, late fees, or other requirements for graduation will not be permitted to participate in graduation if their obligations have not been met prior to May 23rd. 

     The Senior Baccalaureate is scheduled for Monday, May 23rd at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts at 7:00 P.M.  A Grad Night party hosted by parents of graduates will follow the ceremony on May 26th from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM. 

     Of course, plans could change due to the circumstances we are facing with the COVID pandemic, as practice, senior activities, and ceremony near.  Any changes will be communicated to graduates and/or families if determined necessary.     

    Congratulations to all of our graduates and families.  We hope that this landmark occasion in your life will be enjoyed safely and remembered fondly. 

    Respectfully, 

     signature

    Mark Gorman

    Principal

     

    Estimados Wickenburg High School Graduados y Padres/Guardianes:

    ¡ Felicidades! Después de incontables horas de duro trabajo y compromiso, quedan sólo unas pocas semanas de recibir su diploma de escuela secundaria. Esperamos celebrar este momento de orgullo con usted y su familia en las actividades de las próximas semanas, culminando en la Ceremonia de Graduación de la Clase de 2022.

     Graduación ocurre el jueves, dia 26 de Mayo, 2022 en el Estadio de Wickenburg High School a las 8:00 de la noche, tiempo permitiendo. Por favor llegue temprano como la procesión comenzará puntualmente a las 8:00. Habrá asientos reservados limitada en el campo para los padres o guardianes de los graduados y asientos del estadio abierto para todos los invitados y atiendentes. Cada graduado se dará cuatro boletos para los asientos de campo. Un número limitado de boletos adicionales estarán disponible para circunstancias especiales. Boletos extras deben ser solicitadas de Terri Wood: twood@wusd9.org y se distribuirán en un primer llegado primera bases de servicio.

    Práctica obligatoria de la graduación empieza en la manana a las 8:00 el 24 y  25 y de Mayo,  y si es necesario a las 8:00 el 26. de Mayo que nos dirigiremos a través de la ceremonia entera:  alineación, procesional, tiempos apropiados para pararse y sentarse, recibiendo el diploma y moviendo las borlas. Los estudiantes que no participan en prácticas programadas perderan el privilegio de participar en la ceremonia de graduación. Ademas, le informamos que los estudiantes deben proporcionar su propio transporte hacia y desde prácticas programadas. Graduados deben reportarse a su vestuario asignado en WHS Field House la noche de la ceremonia a las 6:30 para la procesión. Le pedimos a nuestros graduados para ser conscientes de las expectativas establecidas por la Junta de Gobierno y la Administración de WHS como sigue:

    La graduación es un evento formal y graduados deben conducirsen de una manera que refleja la solemnidad de la ocasión. No se permiten pelotas de playa, golpe cuernos, maracas y otras formas de celebración excesiva.

     Los estudiantes no pueden cambiar la apariencia de su casquillo y vestido. Los hombres jóvenes deben llevar camisas con cuello, pantalones de vestir, zapatos y corbata. Las jóvenes deben usar un vestido o pantalones y blusa. No pueden usar zapatos deportivos, sandalias, pantalones cortos, camisetas o pantalones de mezclilla.

    Los estudiantes que no están vestidos apropiadamente o que han hecho alteraciones a su toga y birrete pueden perder el privilegio de participar en la ceremonia de graduación de. Una vez más, graduados NO pueden usar mezclilla.

     Agradecemos su apoyo en haciendo este evento formal y respetuoso para todos los participantes. Ropa será inspeccionada antes de la ceremonia

    Pedimos que todos permanezcan en sus asientos, o utilizar el área designada en el campo, mientras tomen fotos durante la ceremonia para evitar interrumpir la ceremonia o oscurecer de vistas de otros espectadores. En cambio, se recomienda tomar fotografías de su graduado antes y después de la ceremonia y compra uno de los paquetes que se ofrecen por un fotógrafo profesional. Un fotógrafo profesional va a tomar fotos de cada graduado recibiendo su diploma. Fotografías de todos los graduados estarán disponibles a la venta en el sitio web del fotógrafo.

    Después de la ceremonia, certificados de diploma se distribuirán en el área de concesión. Los estudiantes que deben los libros de texto, cargos por pagos atrasados y otros requisitos de graduación no se le permite participar en la graduación si sus olbigaciones no se han cumpildo antes del 23 de Mayo.

    El Banquete de Premios para Seniors es el miércoles, dia 10 de Mayo, a las 6:00pm en el Atrio Del E.Webb; los estudiantes participantes serán invitados al banquete si están recibiendo un premio.

    Bachillerato está previsto para el lunes, dia 23 de Mayo, en el Del E. Webb Centro de Artes Escénicas a las 7:00 pm.

    Una celebracion de Grad Night organizada por los padres de los graduados siga la ceremonia de graduación  a las 10:00 de la noche hastalla 3:00 de la manana en Flying E Ranch.

    Por supuesto, los planes podrían cambier de bido a las circunstancias que enfrent amos con la pandemia de COVID ya que la practica, las actividades para graduados y la ceremonia se acercan. Cualquier cambio será comunicado a los graduados y / o familias si se determina necesario.

    ¡ Felicitaciones a todos nuestros graduados y sus familias. Esperamos que esta ocasión histórica en su vida será disfrutada con seguridad y recordada con cariño.

    Respetuosamente,

    sig

    Mark Gorman, Director

    Preparing Students to be Productive Citizens in an Evolving World

Ordering & Important Dates

  • Senior Schedule of Events 2022

    Keep Your Academic House in Order!!

    Prom - April 30, 2022 

    Senior Awards: May 10, 2022 * You will receive an invite if you need to attend

    Senior Finals: May 16, 17, & 18, 2022

    Baccalaureate: May 23 (practice at 10 am) Ceremony is at 7 pm at the Del Webb Center

    Graduation Practice: MANDATORY May 24 at 8 am - meet on the football field

                                         May 25 at 8am.  If we need another day it will be May 26 at 8am 

    Thursday, May 26th   Graduation!!!!  8:00 pm 

     

    “Mandatory” means MANDATORY!!! YOU MUST

    RE-SCHEDULE YOUR LIFE….

    If you are not at practice, you will not walk.

     

     

    CLASS OF 2022

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Grad Night Parent Committee

  • December 6, 2021

    Hello Parents and Seniors,

    Our Senior Trip to the Beach and Disneyland will be here before you know it.  If you are interested in coming, here are all the details that you will need to know.

    • The Senior Trip is now under parent leadership and organization.
    • Though exact details are not set, the itinerary will include the beach and Disneyland.
    • Transportation will be on one large charter bus.  
    • As this trip is no longer a school sponsored event, the school is no longer liable.  Liability rests solely on the student and his/her parents or guardians.
    • We will follow the school guidelines for eligibility:
      • Must be eligible to graduate May 26, 2022
      • Must have completed all your work for credit prior to the trip
      • Must not have had 2 or more days of suspension
    • Organizers reserve the right to determine eligibility based on behavioral concerns.
    • Deposits will be taken from 7:15 -8:00 am on Tuesday January 11th, in front of the school office.  There are 50 spots that are open on a first-come, first-serve basis until all seats are filled with a parent-signed permission form (even if you are 18) and a $125 deposit.  Others interested will be placed on a waiting list. Cash is preferred or Venmo but no checks.
    • Total cost for the Senior Trip will be $389.  Includes transportation, hotel, park ticket, dinner on 5/19, breakfast on 5/20 and breakfast on 5/21 only.  All other meals the student will need to bring money.
    • Remaining balance of $264 is due no later than Thursday, March 31.
    • Any unpaid balances will open spots for students on the waiting list, who will then have the opportunity to fill these open spots with full payment on Monday, April 4 beginning at 7:45am in front of the school office.
    • There are no refunds.  If you can’t make the trip we suggest you find someone to take your spot.
    • Dates for the trip are May 19-21, 2022.
    • Full itinerary and more details will be forthcoming Monday, March 21st (following Spring Break).
    • Questions or Concerns? Contact Shantelle Ullery at 480-516-3756.

     

    Student Name: __________________________________________________

    I give permission for my son/daughter to attend the 2022 Senior Trip. Included is the $125 deposit to reserve his/her spot.

    Name: ________________________________________ Phone: __________________________

     

    I have read the above information and understand the terms:  

                 

    Parent Signature

     

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    Student Signature

     

    Date

     

    We are providing 3 meals for students.  Please share any food allergies or diet restrictions we should be aware of for your son/daughter.

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