2020 Senior Graduation Information
Senior Fine Deadline: TBD. Includes all text and library books. Fines must be paid before student can receive diploma.
Senior Checklist In the last weeks of school, seniors will receive a checklist of tasks that must be completed before students are cleared to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students will not receive their 10 tickets for the ceremony until they have completed the checklist.
Diplomas can be picked up TBD in the Counseling Office at Shorewood. Students will receive a ceremonial cover during the commencement ceremony on June 14th, 2019. Students themselves—not parents or siblings—with I.D. must pick up the diplomas.
Graduation Announcements can still be ordered through Josten’s website, though many families do photo announcements through various vendors.
Graduation Materials Pick-Up will take place on Thursday, April 2nd during lunch (12:10-12:55pm) in Room 1603.
Senior Academic Awards Night: June 1st, 2020, Shorewood Theater. This event includes about a third of the graduating class. You will receive a letter in the mail if your student will be invited.
Important: if your student has received scholarships or awards that Shorewood does not know about, notify Counseling Secretary Sharon Roma by May 18th, so that these honors may be included in our literature and class events.
Refer to the Senior Prom page for more details
Date: May 30th, 2020
Time 9pm -11pm
Where: Inglewood Country Club
Ticket Cost: TBD (last year cost was $20 w/ASB $25 w/o ASB, no tickets will be sold at the door), last day to purchase tickets is TBD
Pictures: No pictures will be taken at Prom this year
Campus Day Assembly TBD.
Some senior awards will be presented, including the President's Volunteer Service Awards. The yearbook
theme, a well-kept secret every year, will be revealed, and yearbook staff will begin distributing the much- awaited 2019-20 yearbook.
Baccalaureate Service: TBD Refreshments to follow
Baccalaureate is a non-denominational Christian service sponsored by parent volunteers. Service will be held at Shoreline Covenant Church, 1330 N. 185th St, Shoreline.
Senior Projects Due: May 1st, 2020
Mandatory Graduation Practices
Both practices are required; attendance will be taken. Students who do not attend will be removed from the list of students for commencement on June 14th.
Thursday, June 11th, 12:55-2:35pm
Friday, June 12th, 10:45am-12:10pm
Senior Breakfast Friday, June 12th, 2020, 8:30am. This breakfast is for senior students only, and will be held in the SW Commons.
Moving Up Assembly: TBD All students attend this assembly, yet it is primarily for the seniors. Traditionally, seniors dress up in costumes, often in groups with themes (previous years: animals, beachwear, movies, babies, flappers). Parents are welcome to attend.
Parties Some families give parties at home for their own student, or for a small group of graduates.
Senior Spree: June 14th, 2019, after graduation. Students attending Senior Spree will check in at 9:30 p.m. at Shorewood. Please meet by the doors between Courtyard and Commons. Parents are asked to drop their graduates off and then pick them up at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. (We don’t want tired kids driving.) It is not too late to sign up. See the Senior Spree Page, buy a ticket by end of day Sunday, June 7th, or contact Spree Chair. Be sure to fill out a permission form.
Note: Senior Spree is not sponsored by the school or by PTSA, but by a group of parents who support the tradition of a safe graduation night party. Spree is an all-night, chaperoned, substance-free, multi-venue party that happens because parents step up to chair and assist with the event. The Class of 2021 will soon be seeking parents of the class of 2020 to assist with next year’s effort.
Basics Angel of the Winds Arena (previously Xfinity Arena) Everett, Sunday, June 14th, 6:00p.m. Note directions and parking ahead of time and allow plenty of time for the drive. Students will have to be at the arena early. Families will wait in front of the arena until doors open about 5:30 p.m. Shorewood and Shorecrest graduation ceremonies are on the same Sunday, with Shorecrest at 2:00 and Shorewood at 6:00 p.m. The times will swap in 2021.
Tickets Each family will receive 10 tickets, when students return the Senior Checklist. Students can request more tickets the Thursday and Friday before graduation.
Seating The arena will accommodate all families and guests. Seating is not reserved.
Attire Many families dress up, but how much is up to you. Graduates are asked to wear dress shoes, not athletic footwear. Girls are asked to not wear high heels, since students will be walking up stairs to a stage. Many girls wear wedges instead of spike heels. Boys are asked to not wear sandals.
Professional Photos will be taken of every student, including a portrait right before the ceremony and an image of him or her receiving the diploma. You will receive an email from the company to order online.
Honor Cords Groups that receive Honor Cords will be handed them just prior to the commencement ceremony.Shorewood Outstanding Scholars are distinguished by honor cords in school colors:· Green honor cords designate Students in the Top 5% of the class, Principal’s Scholars.· Blue honor cords designate the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award Winners.· Gold honor cords designate 4-year National Honor Society Members.· White cords denote Senior members of National Honor Society.· Silver cords for The National Thespian Society, 4 Year AVID Students, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Plan where to sit. After your student has attended graduation practice, ask him or her where he or she will be during the ceremony: left side or right side? Front, middle, or back? Student participants (speakers, officers, performers) will be in the front three rows, and most students will be in alphabetical order front to back, with half of the students on the left and half on the right side.
- Parents will not be able to get on the arena floor to take photos of the graduates. Bring your telephoto lens. You will receive an email from the photography company to order professional photos (be sure that your email address is current).
- Decide where to meet your graduate after the ceremony. Do not choose right outside the front doors! You could meet in one of the big hallways in the arena near where you sit (say, near the entry to section 105) or across the street from the arena.
- Save balloons for celebrations at home. They will not be allowed in the arena.
- Bring tissues.