Please use the lots off of North O'Kelly Avernue for general parking.
The lots off of Williamson Avenue will be used for Special Needs Guest.
“Handicapped/Special Needs Accessible" Seating for Graduation
Please return to Kernodle by Wednesday, May 28
These guests need to arrive by 5:40 and use the side door nearest Williamson Avenue.
At this time each senior will be allowed seven (7) reserved seats for guests. Tickets will be issued at the end of graduation practice to each participating senior to distribute to his or her guests. The number of tickets that each student receives is determined by taking the number of available seats in the Elon gym, subtracting the number of seats for participating seniors and faculty, and then dividing by the number of participating seniors. The school has no more tickets to distribute. Students should ask friends who may not be using all seven tickets if additional tickets are desired.
Participating students must be properly attired in academic cap and gown. We expect all students to consider this an important event and to dress appropriately. Men are required to wear dark dress shoes, long dark (not khaki) dress pants, white shirts and dark ties. Ladies must wear dark dress (navy, black or dark chocolate brown NOT white, gold or straw wedges) shoes and dresses should not hang from under the gown. Bow ties and athletic shoes are not appropriate. Shoes that flop and/or have a strap between the toes are not appropriate. Dress sandals need a strap around the heel. The only ornamentation/decoration that is allowed will be a student's earned academic cords and medals. All students will wear white tassels.
$15.00 Graduation Rental Fee
We must collect $15.00 from each graduating senior participating in graduation. This money will be used to pay the rental fees at Elon. This fee, to be paid online as you have for Prom tickets, needs to be submitted by May 28, 2014. If online payment is not possible, please see Mrs. Murray in the office to submit the payment in cash. She will issue a receipt upon payment. This $15.00 fee does not include any charge for extra cleanup or damages. Please see Mr. Stephan or Ms. Kernodle if this is a hardship and would prevent you from participating in the ceremony.
A professional photographer will take a picture of each student as he receives his diploma. Each senior will be able to view a proof on the photographer’s website from which an order may be placed. No one will be allowed to come down front to take a snapshot. This decision has been made so that all parents and guests may see the event without obstruction. Please notify your guests of this ruling.
Practice for Graduation will be Wednesday, June 11 at 10 am. Attendance at practice is mandatory if you plan to participate on Wednesday evening. Seniors will be advised as to where to park for practice so they will not receive a ticket or be towed. At the conclusion of practice, students with speaking parts should plan to stay after practice to rehearse. Do not make other appointments during practice time. If there is an extenuating circumstance, call the school office (538-6020) so you may be in contact with Mr. Stephan about your situation. This is not a dress rehearsal so appropriate clothing is regular school clothes.
Information below in gray has already occurred for the class of 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
People's Memorial Christian Church
Burlington, NC 27217
Friday, May 30
and Yearbook Distribution
A. M. Primm StadiumApril 12, 2014 9:00 pm - midnight
Senior Cap and Gown Portraits
Thursday, March 6, 2014
WAHS Auxiliary Gym
Last Names A - C 8:10 - 8:55
Last Names D - G 8:55 - 9 :40
Last Names H - K 9:50 - 10:35
Last Names L - P 10:35 - 11:20
Last Names R - S 11:30 - 12:15
Last Names T - Z 12:15 - 1:00
Last Call 1:00 - 1:30
The deadline on senior honorariums has been extended to December 20th. Please mail your order form, pictures,and payment to the high school with attention to Mrs. Merkamp OR you can drop them off in Mrs. Bulter's room A4. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Merkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cap & Gown Delivery
Envelopes will be distributed during homeroom on Friday, February 28, for amount due on orders made in the fall. Delivery date will be Wednesday, March 19 during all lunches. This is the only day the company will be at Western. No checks will be accepted on delivery date - cash or money order only. Payments can be made online prior to delivery day with a debit/credit card at: www.highschool.herffjones.com
Cap & Gowns
Remaining Graduation Item delivery: When items are ready for pickup, your name will be announced and appear on announcements.
Herff Jones, Inc. - NC Graduate Services
1031 Chapel Hill Road
Burlington, NC 27215
Toll Free: 1.844.714.4723 Fax: 336.228.8115
Herff Jones and NC Graduate Services representatives will do a graduation item presentation on November 7 at 8:15. Packets will be distributed that day. Packets will then be available in C-5. They will return on Thursday, November 14 and November 15 to take orders. Depending on what you order, it is possible that you will need a deposit of $80 or $120.00. An order is not complete until a deposit is made! Orders not placed on Thursday at WAHS will need to be made through the NC Graduate Services office on Chapel Hill Road.
November 7 - 8:15 meeting in auditorium
November 14 - taking orders in the commons during lunch
November 15 - taking orders in the commons during lunch ********************
WA Senior Page 2014