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Class of 2018 Important Dates

Senior Picture Day

On Thursday, February 8, 2019, School Pictures will be here to take a panoramic picture of the class of 2018.  The picture will be taken in the North High School gymnasium during Seminar.  Seniors should wear their Senior T-Shirt.  Jungle representatives will also be here to sign up students for buses to and from Jungle. There will be other information discussed as well. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be photographed with the Class of 2018.


Senior Fee Reminder

Seniors must pay the senior fee of $25 before receiving their cap and gown.  The Senior Fee covers the class t-shirt, senior scholarship, senior gift, graduation speaker and senior breakfast.


Senior Survey

The senior survey is required for all seniors and will be completed during spring testing.  More information will be coming from the WOHS Guidance Department.


Cap and Gown Distribution

Jostens will be in the North Auxiliary gym on Tuesday, April 17 during seminar and both lunches for cap and gown distribution.  Jostens orders will only be distributed to seniors that are in good standing (not in danger of failing courses needed to graduate), have completed the senior survey, have paid their senior fee, have taken care of all “obligations,” and have paid Jostens in full.  Seniors may pay for their Jostens order the day of pick up, but may only pay by CASH or MONEY ORDER.  Checks will not be accepted the day of delivery.  If you wish to pay by check, you must mail checks to Jostens at least two weeks prior to April 17th.  You may also pay online with a credit card at  Those seniors still needing to order a cap and gown may do so at


Convocation and Commencement Attire

Students are asked to follow these suggestions when dressing for convocation and commencement:

  • Female students should dress in all white.
  • Male students are asked to wear a white or light colored shirt and dark pants.
  • Students are required to wear their cap and gown at Convocation.


Commencement Ceremony Tickets

Commencement ceremony tickets will also be distributed on April 17th.  Due to limited seating in our gym, each senior will only be allowed 5 tickets for graduation.  Overflow seating will be available in the cafeteria for extended family members.  Tickets are not needed for this area.


Jungle 2017

Seniors wishing to attend the all night party after graduation on Thursday, May 24, 2017 should sign up as soon as possible.  Registration forms may be picked up in the high school office.  Parents may contact Jan Wehrmeyer at or Stephanie Lehmann at


End of the Year Dates for Seniors

Cap and gown distribution – Tuesday, April 17

Senior Oscars- Thursday, May 10 PAC

Senior exams – Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18

Last day of classes for Seniors – Friday, May 18

Senior breakfast – Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 a.m. in the North HS cafeteria

Convocation – Tuesday, May 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the North HS main gymnasium

Graduation Rehearsal – Tuesday, May 22 immediately following convocation **REQUIRED**

Graduation – Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the North HS main gymnasium


If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Stanley at 786-1123.

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