This newsletter gives you a quick overview of important due dates & information for seniors and their families as we move closer to graduation.
This calendar is intended to provide a central resource for Senior-related events and requirements. Check back frequently as items will be added to the calendar, and events could be rescheduled if necessary.
4/18/17 to 5/1/2017
Stacy Eastern Dena Rahm
Help raise money for our Class of 2017 Graduation events! Show Pride and congrats to our ISSAQUAH HIGH SCHOOL Seniors with a Graduation Pride Sign. Perfect for your front lawn, back yard, as window sign or a graduation party decoration. Don’t let your graduate be left out! $20 per sign and yard stake: CLICK HERE to order. Deadline to order May1st. Signs will be available for pickup during the first week of June.
Now to 6/7/2017
All Night Grad Party
ARE YOU IN? Seniors, sign up now for the All Night Grad Party! You won’t want to miss this all-inclusive, fun-filled night packed with activities, entertainment, games, food and FUN, FUN, FUN all night long! To register, have your parents go to the Issaquah High PTSA website at www.issaquahhighptsa.org and click the Seniors 2017 link in the left column. There are scholarships available, please contact Sally Feldman at IHS2017SeniorEvents@gmail.com to inquire.
Senior Announcement Orders Pickup
Jeff Woods (Herff Jones)
During both lunches.
Seating Group Requests Due
Seniors should submit their seating group requests in the commons on Wednesday, April 26 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Any time May/June
Final transcripts need to be sent to your 4-year college! If you are attending 4-year college in the fall, log into Parchment TODAY and make sure you have ordered a final transcript to be sent to the college. Mark the box that says "Hold for Grades" so your final high school transcript will be sent directly to the college when grades are posted.
Failure to have a final transcript sent can have significant impact because the college may have let you register for fall classes, but your winter registration can be stalled if you high school transcript was never received.
Deadline to submit volunteer hours for Community Service Cord
PTSA sponsored Community Service Cords are provided, free, to seniors who complete at least 100 hours of volunteer service. Log and information here.
Senior Year End Survey
(required for HSBP)
Senior Post High School Survey, due by May 3 (9:55am) to report scholarship info for the graduation program, required for everyone to complete prior to graduation.
ISD Senior Exit Survey, required for everyone to complete prior to graduation.
5/8/17 to 6/8/17
Academic Honor Cords and Stoles
Starting with the class of 2017, all high schools in the Issaquah School District will honor graduates of distinction in three categories using the Latin Honors system: cum laude (with honors 3.5—3.74), magna cum laude (with great honors 3.75—3.89), and summa cum laude (the highest honor 3.9—4.0). GPAs of 3.5-3.749 will earn a silver cord ($8), 3.75-3.899 will earn a silver stole ($15), and 3.9-4.0 will earn a gold stole ($15). All payments must be by check made payable to Herff Jones. We use standard cumulative GPA as of the end of first semester, and for Running Start students, we include Winter quarter grades. Students at 3.5 and above are contacted by email in late April.
Senior Farewell Talent Audition Sign-up
Thank you for your interest in the Senior Farewell event! We hope to admit everyone who auditions if your act meets our criteria of being relevant and secular. Please note that the act must have at least one senior involved. Acts must be about 1-2 minutes long and the content must be appropriate to the event. The theme this year is "Our Roots"; therefore, the acts should revolve around friendships, family, and moving on to the next great phase of your life! We look forward to seeing and hearing you!!
Sign up for an audition here. Auditions will be held:
· May 10 8:30-9:30AM and 2:30-4PM
· May 15 2:30-4PM
· May 17 8:30-9:30AM and 2:30-4PM
Please fill out the form completely and sign up for a time slot. You can also upload a video to youtube and send unlisted link to Liz Rudolph by May 17.
All Night Party Bus Sign Up
Senior All Night Party Bus Sign up during lunch.
Midterm 4 Grades Posting Due 3pm
Last chance to determine performance in a class before final grades for required courses. A grade of D+ or lower in a class required for graduation places a senior’s graduation status on hold until the teacher can verify a final passing grade.
5/22/17 thru 6/4/2017
Graduation Tickets available to purchase online
Ms. Pfeifle (bookkeeper)
Students receive four free tickets once they are cleared for graduation. Additional tickets are sold for purchase ($12). There is no limit on additional tickets; however, tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable if lost.
Tickets can be purchased online from 5/22/17 through 6/4/17. Directions for online purchase here. They can then be picked up at the bookkeeper's window from 6/5 through 6/9/17. Tickets will also be sold at the bookkeeper's window from 6/5 through 6/9/17, and at the door at graduation on 6/12/2017.
Senior Recognition Breakfast
Senior Recognition is at 8AM in the IHS Theater & Commons. This event is by invitation for recognized seniors (and their families), who have achieved national, state and Issaquah High School awards in these categories: AP scholar, National Merit, Issaquah High Departmental Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Cap and Gown Pick up
5/30/17 thru 6/2/17
Senior Prom Tickets are on sale
Ms. Pfeifle (bookkeeper)
Senior Prom will be at the EMP in Seattle from 8pm-12am. Tickets must be purchased at the bookkeeper window between Tuesday May 30th and Friday June 2nd for $35 each ($70 for a pair). All fines must be paid in order to buy prom tickets. No ticket sales at the door.
To get your favorite songs on the play-list for the event click here and use Group Name “IssaquahProm”. Each time you make changes to the list make sure you click the save button or your changes will be lost.
6/1 - 6/8/17
Running Start & WANIC Seniors
Running Start/WANIC Seniors taking a required credit in Spring Quarter/semester 2 must provide credit verification letters to their counselor in order to participate in graduation. Information will arrive in your mailbox after Memorial Day. Verification due June 8.
Check fine list frequently (outside ASB bookkeeper) to determine if fines are owed. Please pay them promptly to avoid delays in getting your yearbook, graduation tickets or diploma. Check fines again prior to diploma pick-up.
6/2 - 6/8/17
Four free tickets from Counseling (after being cleared for graduation)
Students receive four free tickets once they are cleared for graduation. Seniors are cleared to graduate when their counselor can verify that all requirements are met and seniors have cleared: fines, deficient grades in required classes, attendance, exit survey data. They can pick up tickets from the Counseling Center from 6/2-6/8.
Additional tickets are sold for $12. There is no limit on additional tickets; however, tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable if lost. Tickets can be purchased online from 5/22/17 through 6/4/17. Directions for online purchase here. They can then be picked up at the bookkeeper's window from 6/5 through 6/9/17. Tickets will also be sold at the bookkeeper's window from 6/5 through 6/9/17 and at the door at graduation 6/12/2017.
Seniors Finals Periods 5-6
Seniors take final exams during their regular class periods. Once a senior takes a final exam in a class period they no longer attend that class period.
Seniors Finals Periods 3-4
Modified bell schedule to allow 50 minutes for period 3-4 finals.
Seniors Finals Periods 1-2
End-of-Year Assembly will follow. Modified bell schedule.
Senior Farewell Rehearsal
Senior Farewell Rehearsal after school in the Gym. Approved acts will meet to run through the program and make sure all sound and AV requirements are set.
Senior Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal
Stacy Eastern Deena Eastern
Rehearsal is at IHS commons/gym at 9AM and is mandatory to participate in the graduation ceremony. The graduation rehearsal is open only to seniors cleared to graduate. There will be an incredible breakfast just prior to rehearsal at 8AM so the students can share a memory together before graduation.
Trina Davis Liz Rudolph
Senior Farewell is June 9, 7pm in the IHS Gym, an inspirational celebration for seniors and their families. Seniors will share memories, talents and reflections upon the friendships and experiences gained at IHS. The event is meant to bring our diverse community together and honor the senior class, providing them with the opportunity for reflection and the sharing of joy and appreciation
with each other, teachers, family and friends. Seniors are asked to come in their gowns (no caps).
Graduation is held at Safeco Field with a prompt 1:00PM start.
Seniors must be cleared by their counselor to graduate in order to participate in the Graduation ceremony. Students should arrive at school in time for a Senior Slideshow in the Theater at 10:15am, and they must board busses at 11:00am. Students must ride their designated bus to graduation or they cannot attend. Seniors may appropriately decorate their caps. Caps will be checked for appropriateness prior to seating. Seniors cannot alter or embellish their gown in any way. Attire must be school appropriate and cannot include accessories that create a distraction from the ceremony. Seniors cannot carry anything with them to Safeco. Seniors are not provided a ride back home after the ceremony.
Guests must have tickets for the ceremony, ticket info above. Parking garage cost is $10. Safeco doors open to IHS guests at 12:15pm. Seating is first-come, guests with special seating needs should arrive early and discuss with Safeco staff.
Senior All-Night Grad Party
All-night celebration for graduates that is coordinated by PTSA. This is the awesome all night party held the night of graduation. You don't want to miss this event. Drop off & pick up times, and bus sign-ups will be posted closer to the event. All seniors have a chance to go, as there are scholarships available. Please contact Sally Feldman at IHS2017SeniorEvents@gmail.com with questions on scholarships or any other event details.
6/21/17 - 6/23/17
Diploma pick up in the Counseling Office during office hours (8am-2pm). Seniors receive a ceremonial diploma cover at the graduation ceremony, but must return to school for their official diploma.
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Register to receive transcripts from Parchment
Parchment will be used for students in grades 11-12 to order/send official transcripts anywhere they need to go. All 11-12 grade students were sent registration information to their email listed in student access for their Parchment account.
2016-17 Yearbook Purchase Deadline
Dates and instructions for ordering a yearbook can be found here.
Official transcripts available for order
Students must join Parchment to order transcrpts.
Senior Portraits Due
Information on how to specifically submit the senior portrait is found here.
Senior Class Meeting
All seniors will meet during 3rd period for all-class yearbook photo.
11/2/16 and 11/3/16
"In person" Cap and Gown Orders Due
Herff Jones will be on site to provide information and take orders on Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:00-9:55 and during both lunches, and then again on Thursday, November 3rd during both lunches. Online ordering available here.
Written portion of HSBP Due
Seniors must complete assignments 1 & 2 of their High School & Beyond Plan by December 1st. See details on the college and Career Center website here
Last chance to purchase a yearbook
Information about purchasing a yearbook can be found here
Senior Advertisements Due
Information for senior ads can be found here