• Graduation 2020 FAQs

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/24/2020

    Graduation 2020 Spring Update--PLEASE READ AND GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS

    • Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6 PM
      • Time: 6:00 PM (procession begins at 5:30 PM from Performing Arts Center (PAC)
      • Location: Football Stadium
      • Gates open: 5:00 PM for families and guests
      • Senior Arrival: Seniors must be in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 4


    • Cap and Gown’s may be ordered online at RhodesGraduation.com
      • There is a good chance you already have an order with Rhodes Graduation locked in at the pre-Christmas price of $42. Please see Mr. Langenmayr’s website for instructions on how to check your order status.
      • How much is cap and gown? Right now, new orders are priced at $59 for the Basic Grad-Pack
      • Basic Grad-Pack is all you are required to purchase to participate in the graduation ceremony.
      • Basic Grad-Pack includes the following: Cap/Gown/Tassel/Medallion
      • May I wear a borrowed cap and gown? Yes, if worn by a previous West Port graduate.  This means that the cap and gown must be the same style we are using this year.  That’s why we ask that it be from a previous West Port grad.
      • Rhodes Graduation will be visiting West Port between now and May 1st. You can pay for your orders at any of these visits.  Many students choose to place their orders now and pay for their orders in installments between now and the beginning of May. 
      • DO NOT OVER ORDER…lots of students get excited and order a large and expensive package full of extra stuff they may wear once or twice or never at all. BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF and talk it over with your parents before you order a bunch of expensive grad gear you may not care much about by the time the ceremony comes around. 
      • It may be difficult to change or cancel your order…BE SURE.
      • You may not get a full refund.
    • Dress Code for Graduation and Baccalaureate Ceremonies:
      • Girls:    A dress, or skirt and blouse, or dress pants outfit, and dress shoes. 
      • Boys:    White dress shirt with dark slacks, a tie, and dark dress shoes/dress boots.
      • Both: No jeans, denim, shorts, flip flops, shower shoes, or tennis shoes will be allowed. 


    Important senior dates:

    • Graduation Announcement Delivery April 13th-14th invitations you send out to friends/family
    • Final grades from on-line classes April 15th…subject to change
    • All debts must be paid                 May 1st Before you will be allowed to walk in the ceremony
    • Senior Book Return Early May--Before you can walk in the ceremony
    • Graduation Cap and Gown Delivery May 5th
    • Senior Exams Begin May 11th    
    • Graduation Practice—FULL DAY May 15th —this is MANDATORY—Plan to be here a full day.
    • Baccalaureate Ceremony May 20th —6 PM-will take place in the PAC—OPTIONAL
    • Graduation Wednesday, May 27th graduates report to PAC at 4 PM 


    Please visit Mr. Langenmayr’s (Graduation Coordinator) Website/Blog/Calendar for detailed information concerning graduation.  You can access his website by visiting www.WestPortWolfPack.org under the Faculty and Staff option.  Please e-mail additional questions to adam.langenmayr@marion.k12.fl.us.


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  • Graduation Practice and Senior Breakfast

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/22/2020

    The West Port Class of 2020 Graduation Practice and Senior Breakfast has been set for Friday, May 15, 2020.


    Graduation Practice is an ALL DAY event and is MANDATORY for all seniors who plan to participate in our graduation ceremony.


    Please plan to be on campus for the entire day. 


    If you do not participate in our graduation practice, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to participate in the graduation ceremony.


    Please make plans now to reserve this important date!!!

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  • Sign Up for Cap/Gown Pictures

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/14/2020

    SWI Photography will be in the Den from, 9 AM - 3PM on Monday, February 10, 2020.


    The photographers will be taking optional cap/gown pictures.  Just wear you normal dress code appropriate clothes to school.  The photgraphers will take care of the rest.


    Sign-ups are available in the West side front office with Ms. Kittles and are first come first serve.  If all of the time slots fill up, we will add an additional day.

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  • Rhodes Graduation @ WPHS on 1.29.20

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/14/2020

    Rhodes Graduation will be in the East court yard near the PAC doors on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.


    Rhodes will be answering your questions and accepting your orders and payments.

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  • You may already have a Cap/Gown order with Rhodes Graduation and not even know it

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/9/2020

    In October many of you attended a senior class meeting in which our Rhodes Graduation Representative, Mr. Al DeJesus, first introduced you to the process of ordering your cap and gown.  


    If you turned in paperwork at this meeting (which most of you did) you are probably locked in at the cheaper $42 price for you basic cap/gown package.


    Please use the link below before placing a new order online.


    Look to see if I already have an order placed with Rhodes Graduation

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  • Early College Tassel and Medallion ONLY Package

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/9/2020

    If you are graduationg from CFC with you AA degree you will wear your CFC cap/gown to the WPHS Graduation Ceremony.


    However, you may want to also were a WPHS tassel and medallion.  Please follw the link below to order your WPHS tassel and medallion ONLY package at a total cost of $20.33.


    Order my Early College Package--WPHS Tassel and Medallion ONLY

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  • Welcome Back Seniors!! 15 Weeks until you GRADUATE!!

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 1/9/2020

    That's right!!!  If you have not realized it yet, not counting our scheduled week off for Spring Break, you only have 15 weeks left until graduation!!  It is going to fly by!!


    Many of you have still not ordered you cap/gown package yet!!...and it is true that the price of the basic pacakege has increased quite a bit to $78.59.  DON'T PANIC!!  KEEP READING BELOW!!


    If you were at the senior class meeting and listened to the presentation by Mr. DeJesus, there is a good chance you turned in some paperwork that locked you in to the $42 price.  Before placing a new order online, follow the link below to see if you already have an order in the Rhodes Graduation System.  There ia a really good chance that you do.


    Look to see if I already have an order with Rhodes Graduation

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  • Happy Holidays!!!!

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 12/16/2019


    Hope everyone is looking forward to Winter Break.


    Remember to place your cap and gown order before this week is over to lock in your best price.  


    Rhodes will not be returing until the end of January so ordering online is your only option at this point.


    Please use the link below to place your order.




    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  • You can order your Cap and Gown Online

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 11/22/2019

    Rhodes Graduation has a really great website and if you still have not ordered your cap and gown, order it online now!


    The link below will take you to the basic graduation package that includes you cap/gown/tassel/medallion at a total cost of $41.20.


    Please place your order before Winter Break!! 


    Remember, the price will be double if you place your order after Christmas.



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  • I just need the basic cap/gown/tassel/medallion...do I have to pay for it now???

    Posted by Adam Langenmayr on 11/4/2019



    Keep in mind that if you are ordering this very basic package, you do not need to pay for it now. 


    As long as you place your order before Winter Break, you are locked in at the $41.20 price. 


    You have from now until May 1st to finish paying for it.


    If you want to order one of the more expensive packages (that costs more than $100) and that come with additional/optional graduation items.  You will be required to place a $60 deposit.


    Prices will double after Winter Break so please place your order this week!!!!

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