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WBHS Graduation Information

Senior Awards Day is Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 9 a.m.  Seniors, be in the lobby by 8:00 a.m.  Dress appropriately.

Graduation practice begins immediately after Awards Day.  You may wish to bring a change of clothes or the shoes you plan to wear for graduation.  Do not leave campus until practice has ended.

Graduation will be Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium (or inside the gym if inclement weather).

  • Remember to pick up your diploma after the ceremony.
  • Don’t chew gum during the ceremony.  Save it for later.
  • Be in the school hallways at 5:00 p.m. to be placed in line-up order and receive honor stoles.
In case of rain:  Graduating seniors will be allotted 7 tickets for family and friends to attend the ceremony inside the new gym.  Doors for ticket holders will open at 5:00 p.m.  If there is space remaining, non-ticket holders may enter at 5:45 p.m.  There is a limit for occupancy to meet fire marshal requirements.
 

Graduating Seniors Proper Attire

Graduation is a formal event and therefore has a dress code.  Clothing required for the graduation ceremony may also serve as interview clothes later.

All graduating students participating in the graduation ceremony must dress in professional attire.  Professional attire includes: dresses, skirts, blouses, dress pants (not denim jeans), and dress shirts with ties. Please note that students are not allowed to wear tennis shoes, flip-flops, or extremely high heels for safety reasons.

Males should wear dress shirts with ties, dress pants (preferably black, but khaki is acceptable), and dress shoes or boots (not athletic shoes).

Females should wear either dresses or skirts (no longer than the hem of their gown) or dress pants with dress shoes.  Please note that flats or wedge-heeled shoes are safest to wear when walking on the football field.  Heels sink into the turf.

You may wear sunglasses. No phones or purses.

Gown — Remove the graduation gown from its individual package as soon as possible to allow wrinkles to fall. 
Pressing with a cool iron or hanging the gown in a steamy bathroom can reduce wrinkling.
The gown should be about mid-calf length; this may vary by a few inches.

Caps  — Place the cap on the head so that the mortarboard is level. 
The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown.
Caps are never worn on the back of the head.
For graduation, caps should be worn parallel to the ground with the point in the center of the forehead.
Caps should be affixed with bobby pins if it will not stay in place.
Tassels should be positioned on the right.

The only extras that may be worn with your cap and gown are honor stoles, medals, and cords presented by the school.

 

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