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.  

     Class of 2024

     Dear Wickenburg High School Graduates and Parents/Guardians:

     Congratulations!  After countless hours of hard work and commitment, you are just a few short months from receiving your high school diploma.  We look forward to celebrating this proud moment with you and your family in the coming activities, culminating in the Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

        Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Wrangler Stadium at 8:00 P.M., weather permitting.  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 to everyone involved.  Clothing will be inspected prior to the ceremony. 

     Mandatory graduation practice will be held at 8:00 A.M. on May 22nd, 8:00 A.M. and on May 23rd, 8:00 A.M. if needed. On May 22nd 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 16th. 

     The Senior Baccalaureate is scheduled for Monday, May 20th. Location to be determined.  A Grad Night party hosted by parents of graduates will follow the ceremony on May 23rd from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM. 

    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, 

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    Mark Gorman

    Principal

    Preparing Students to be Productive Citizens in an Evolving World

Ordering & Important Dates

  • Senior Schedule of Events 2024

    Keep Your Academic House in Order!!

    Prom - April 20, 2024 

    Senior Awards: May 7, 2024 * You will receive an invitation if you need to attend

    Senior Finals: May 14, 15, & 16, 2024

    Baccalaureate: May 20 (practice at 10 am) Ceremony is at 7 pm. (Location TBD)

    Graduation Practice: MANDATORY 

     May 21 at 8 am - meet on the football field                                

     May 22 at 8 am - meet on the football field

     May 23 at 8am.  If we need another day.

    Thursday, May 23rd   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 2024

    GRADUATION CAP AND GOWN

    To order your cap and gown for graduation you can contact:

    Josten's

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Grad Night Parent Committee

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