INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

  • Class of 2023 Graduation--Recent Updates:

    Attention West Port High School Class of 2023!! 

     

    • Optional cap/gown graduation photos will be taken on Monday-February 6th and Tuesday-7th
      • Cap/gowns are provided for the session
      • Gentlemen should wear a dress shirt and tie
      • Ladies should wear a V-neck top
    • Last name A-G report to the PAC on 2.6 anytime from 9:15-12:00
    • Last name H-M report to the PAC on 2.6 anytime from 12:50-3:30
    • Last name N-R report to the PAC on 2.7 anytime from 9:15-12:00
    • Last name S-Z report to the PAC on 2.7 anytime from 12:50-3:30

     

    • 2023 West Port class ring ceremony will take place in the PAC on February 15th 

     

    • You may still place any and all graduation package or cap/gown orders.  However, the price for the basic cap/gown/tassel/medallion has increased to $72.  Please order your cap and gown immediately--scroll down for specific directions on how to place your order today.

     

    • If you are experiencing financial challenges that may prevent you from purchasing a basic cap/gown/tassel/medalion, please notify your guidance counselor or your graduation coordinator (Mr. Langenmayr) immediately...financial struggles are nothing to be ashamed of and we may be able to help!!!

     

    • Your Graduation Practice has been set for Friday, May 19, 2023 at 9:00 AM
        • Seniors must arrive to practice by 8:45 AM--Please scroll down for more details.

     

    • Your Graduation Day commencement ceremony has been set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8:00 AM.
          • Seniors must arrive in the parking lot for graduation by 5:45 AM
          • Check-in will begin at 6:00 AM and the procession will begin promptly at 7:30 AM
          • Opening remarks of the ceremony will start at 8:00 AM Sharp!--Please scroll down for more details. 

     

    • Seniors!!!  You must pay any/all debts to West Port/Marion County Public Schools prior to our graduation ceremony!
      • Click here for instructions on how to check and pay for your West Port debt (Note: Library/textbook debts are separate--please see next bullet point.
      • Any outstanding library book or text book debts are separate from other debts you may owe to West Port.  Please check with Ms. Wands in the Media Center or log in to your Destiny account to check for library or text book debt. 
      • These debts MUST be paid before you will be permitted to participate in the West Port graduation ceremony. 

     

      

    • Link:  Basic Graduation Items: Cap/Gown/Tassel/Medallion ONLY
      • These are the only items you need to purchase in order to participate in our graduation. 
        • DIRECTIONS FOR ACCESSING THESE ITEMS:
          • Once you are on the Graduation Packages page, please scroll all the way down and select REGALIA--this will take you to the BASIC ITEMS as well as the EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM ITEMS

     

    • Link:  Graduation Packages
      • These packages include the basic graduation items as well as additional West Port Class of 2023 memorabilia and apparel.

     

     

      • If you are graduating with your AA from CFC, you will purchase your CFC Cap/Gown from the CFC book store (see Ms. Smith for details).  You have the option of wearing a WP tassel/medallion with your CFC cap/gown during the WP graduation ceremony.

     

      • DIRECTIONS FOR ACCESSING THESE ITEMS:  Once you are on the Graduation Packages page, please scroll all the way down and select REGALIA--this will take you to the EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM ITEM

     

    CLASS OF 2023 CONTACTS

    Senior Guidance Counselor- Mrs. Ginnette Rivera

    Early College Coordinator- Mrs. Stephanie Smith

    Senior Dean- Mr. Glen Harris

    Activities Director- Ms. Victoria Craig

    Senior Class Sponsor- Mrs. Stephanie Smith  

    Junior/Senior Prom Coordinator:  Ms. Jamesha Gilliam

    Graduation Coordinator- Mr. Adam Langenmayr

     

    GRADUATION 

    Date:  Saturday, May 20, 2023 

    Time:  8 AM

    Location: World Equestrian Center

    Senior Arrival Time: Seniors must be in the parking lot by 5:45 AM and report to Expo Center #1 for check-in promptly at 6:00 AM.

    Procession:  The procession from Expo Center #1 to the WEC Stadium (see map) will begin promptly at 7:30 AM

    Graduation Time:  Opening remarks will begin at 8:00 AM sharp!!

    Tickets: TBD

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    MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE--

    *Note:  If you have an extenuating circumstance that may prevent you from attending graduation practice, please contact Mr. Langenmayr ASAP.  If you do not attend graduation practice, you may not be permitted to participate in the Class of 2023 WPHS Graduation Ceremony.

    Date:  Friday, May 19, 2023 at 9:00 AM--Family and friends are NOT permitted to attend grad practice.

    Time:  Seniors must be in the parking lot by 8:45 AM--Practice will begin at 9:00 AM--Sharp!!

    Location:  World Equestrian Center--Expo Center #1

    • All seniors MUST attend graduation practice that day. --Family and friends are NOT permitted to attend grad practice!
    • Seniors who do not attend graduation practice will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.  

    • Do NOT bring backpacks, purses, fanny packs, or any other bags to graduation practice.  Phones are permitted.

    Map

     

    BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY 

    Date/Time:  TBD--Seniors should check-in to the PAC lobby at (TBD)

    Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC).

    • This ceremony is coordinated by the Student Advisory Council (SAC) and is OPTIONAL. The ceremony lasts for about one hour. Seniors that wish to attend should wear their cap and gown and adhere to the graduation ceremony dress code outlined below.

     

     GRADUATION DRESS CODE

    • Dresses, skirts (at least knee length) and blouse, or dress pants outfit, and dress shoes.
    • Dress shirt with slacks, a tie, and dress shoes or dress boots.

    No jeans, denim, shorts, flip flops, shower shoes, or athletic shoes will be allowed. This is a formal, celebratory occasion, and we must dress accordingly.

     

    GRADUATION PHOTO INFORMATION

    West Port uses two different photography companies...

    • SWI handles the following:  Yearbook, Optional Senior Cap/Gown Portraits, Senior Panoramic, Class of 2023.
      • If you have questions, please contact SWI directly at 800-226-0453 or e-mail them at info@swiphoto.com
      • Instructions for ordering the Class of 2022 Panoramic Picture Ordering Instructions

     

    • Grad Images handles photos during our graduation ceremony.
      • If you have any questions about photographs of the Class of 2023 Graduation ceremony, please contact Grad Images at (800) 261-2576 or online at www.gradimages.com or via email at giservice@gradimages.net.