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Whittier High School

Graduation/Senior/GRAD NITE

ATTENTION ALL SENIORS:  Graduation day will be here soon!  If you have already placed your order for your cap and gown package and other graduation essentials, thank you very much. You can quit reading this message right here.  If you HAVE NOT placed your order, here is what you need to do by APRIL 2nd... 
-Order online at www.jostens.com    
-Order by phone 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) Se habla español   
If you do not place your order by April 2nd, exact size availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and a late fee will be added, so please order now.  If you have any questions, please contact Jostens directly by calling 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) or by emailing www.jostens.com/contact

 

 

SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO

DATE Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

LEAVE CLASS AT 11:30 AM TO BE IN THE GYM BY 11:45am for the photo

Order forms were distributed in the Senior English Classes

Cost is $17 for photo, $20 for laminated 

cash, check payable to Sanford Studios or credit/debit card .  Orders can still be turned in.

 

Senior Awards Night-Save The Date

MAY 20, 2019 at 7:00pm  in the Auditorium

Mark your calendar NOW!!

EXTRA GRAD TICKETS ON SALE MAY 6, 2019 IN THE B&A OFFICE

$8 EACH CASH  (new price-district wide)

You will get 5 FREE tickets 

You can purchase additional tickets beginning May 6

Last time to buy them in the B&A Office is 11am on Mon. June 3, 2019.   

 Additional tickets may be purchased on Tue June 4 after Graduation Rehearsal

Tickets will be distributed in the LIBRARY after Rehearsal (approximately 11:30am) 

Additional tickets can then be purchased in the B&A office Tue June 4, 2019 before 4pm
or Wed June 5, 2019 all day before 2pm.

Senior Class of 2019  Graduation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

4:00 p.m. at Pioneer High School "Dick Torres" Stadium

10800 Benavon Avenue, Whittier CA 90606

INFO FOR CLASS OF 2019 IS POSTED BELOW...

GRAD IMAGES INFO:

Congratulations on your Achievement!
GradImages® was the official photographer at your event.
Your photos are now available to view and order by visiting our website at www.gradimages.com.
Enter Last Name, Whittier High School and select 2019 from the dropdown menu.
For additional help, call our Customer Service Department at 800.261.2576 or email giservice@gradimages.net.

This is the company that takes photos of the students as they are handed their diploma.

If you register before graduation you can receive a discount of any photos you order of your graduate.  Click on the image below to visit their website.

 

SENIOR GRADUATION, ANNOUNCEMENT & CAP & GOWN INFO

Letters will be mailed out in January 2019...

2019 Letter to Parents about Graduation - Click BELOW SOON in English & Espanol

(2018 letters posted below to give you an overview - 2019 letters will be posted in January.)

 

 

Cap & Gown Order Info:

see the Jostens Link for all the dates....  

  • Jostens will be here on May 22 & 23 at lunch for Cap & Gown delivery & last minute sales.  
  • Order ASAP to guarantee correct size.  

 

CASH ONLY on the day of delivery - May 21 & 22.  If you ordered any Graduation items (like announcements....) they can be picked up at lunch in front of the B&A Office.  

Cap & Gowns will be delivered on Tue. May 21 & Wed. 22 at lunch in front of the B&A Office. 

Please call Jostens at 1-800-JOSTENS ( 1-800-567-8367) for more info.  NEW PHONE NUMBER
 

Graduation Announcements:

Extra Announcements will be available in the B&A Office for only $2 each while supplies last. (cash only)

BACCALAUREATE 2018

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 @ 10AM

Seniors arrive at 9:30am in the Horseshoe. Seniors in cap & gown will march into the Auditorium.  Reception (cake & punch) immediately following ceremony in the WHS Quad.  Invite all your friends & family as no tickets are required.  This is a GREAT photo opportunity for your Senior & their friends!!

What is "Baccalaureate"??  Prior to virtually every high school graduation, a baccalaureate ceremony is hosted by the high school.  This ceremony is a time for faculty, students, parents and all else who attend, to remember the school year and look forward to the future.  Some ceremonies feature a video or other artistic way to look back on the year the students have had.  It is said that the baccalaureate ceremony tradition started back in 1432 at Oxford University, where the school required every bachelor to read a sermon in Latin as part of their academic exercise.  Then over time, it progressed into a partly religious event.  Since there are so many denominations and religions in the present day in the United States, religious events are not authorized in the public school system.  Due to that fact, that is why the ceremony is now a time of reflection for all students.  Typically, the baccalaureate ceremony is hosted at the very end of the school year and is within a month of graduation.  Alongside with remembering the school year, some students and faculty also may receive awards at the ceremony to show appreciation for their efforts.  The baccalaureate ceremony is free for all people in the community to attend and is occasionally hosted in a church setting.  A baccalaureate ceremony is the last opportunity that students may have to reminisce on the year they have had and look forward to their future along with their fellow students.
 
GRADUATION
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2019 @ 4:00PM 
ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY
ALL tickets will be distributed after Graduation Rehearsal on Tue. June 4th in the LIBRARY.  Please have your photo ID & be prepared to sign that you picked up your tickets.  If you still need to turn books in, pay fees/fines then you WILL NOT be able to pick up your DIPLOMA!!   Please take care of your obligations so you can get your diploma!!!!
 
EXTRA Tickets will be available for purchase this year for $8 each because of the added room that will be available because we are graduating at the Pioneer High School Stadium.  Buy them beginning MAY 6, avoid the long lines! Tickets will be distributed on Tue June 4th in the LIBRARY AFTER Rehearsal.   Extra tickets will be on sale in the LIBRARY on Tuesday & before 2pm on Wed. June 5 in the B&A Office.   NO Tickets will be sold at the stadium!
 

GRAD NITE - WHITTIER HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY
Grad Nite is a PTSA sponsored event.  The cost of the ticket pays for the tickets, the buses & the remainder goes towards scholarships for graduating Seniors.  Last year we gave $6,000 in scholarships!!  This is NOT a school event, WHS Seniors are no longer students.  The PTSA provides chaperones that ride the buses with the students, check on them during their time at the location, and make sure they load the buses to return to Whittier.
Tickets on sale beginning December 1st until APRIL 5.  We have ordered six 56-seat buses. That means 336 tickets are available.  Buy your ticket at the same time as your friends so you will be on the same bus!  There will be one chaperone for every ten students.  So we will be well covered!!
 
2019 LOCATION TBA.  2018 went to SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN -  
DATE TBA 
2018 INFO:  Buses loaded @ approximately 7 pm & will leave by 7:15 pm.  Buses will return to WHS by approximately 6:30am on Fri. June 8.  Party is 9pm-5am including an all-you-can-eat meal from 9pm-1am; exclusive access to the park; FREE Grad Nite souvenir & live radio DJ & dance areas plus a FREE return season pass for 2018.
Price:  $130 each CASH ONLY
NO REFUNDS
Click BELOW for permission slip which will be available on the counter in the B&A Office in December.
You MUST ride the bus to Grad Nite. The cost of the bus is included in your ticket price.  No Student driven cars will be allowed.  Any extra funds will be used towards scholarships for graduating seniors.
Tickets will be sold in the B&A Office beginning Dec 1st until Fri April 5th. CASH ONLY.
LAST DAY TO BUY A TICKET - APRIL 5 !!!!  

NO REFUNDS ON ANY DANCE/EVENT TICKETS