Seniors-Graduation

We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 13! Please see below for directions of how to participate in both the processional and virtual graduation ceremony.

Graduation Processional, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13
Seniors and their families are invited to participate in a drive-thru Graduation Processional on the Woodbury High School campus before our virtual graduation program begins streaming later that evening. To manage the number of vehicles and ensure the safety of all, students are scheduled by last name for a specific time.

1:00-1:30 A-C

1:30-2:00 D-H

2:00-2:30 I-L

2:30-3:00 M-P

3:00-3:30 Q-S

3:30-4:00 T-Z

We ask that a family member drives the vehicle, if possible, so the graduating senior can concentrate on the celebration. Families are encouraged to post a sign on the vehicle that names the senior who is graduating. Students should sit in the passenger side of the vehicle wearing their cap and gown. When the processional reaches the front parking lot, students will have the choice to exit their vehicle to take a photograph on a small stage constructed outside. Please note, only the student will be permitted to exit their vehicle. All family members must remain in the car. If the student prefers, they may remain in their vehicle and have a photo taken from inside the car displaying their diploma for a graduation photo as they proceed through the front parking lot. 

All photographs will be available for families to order and/or download at a later date.

Students are also asked to bring a notecard or small piece of paper with their name written on it. As students approach the stage, their name will be read by one of our assistant principals to celebrate their graduation.

Please note, this activity is optional for students and families. People with COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend. We also ask that students and families participating, travel through the processional route and exit campus immediately. No one is allowed to gather in small groups and all parking lots will be closed. The processional ensures that we are following MDE and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines. 

For families who do not have a vehicle and wish to participate, please call 651-425-4407.

Bulleted Instructions
1. Arrive at WHS during your designated time.
2. Graduate sits in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
3. Post name of student on vehicle if possible.
4. Graduate wears his/her cap & gown.
5. Items to bring: diploma and notecard with name.
6. Line up locations will be marked on the sidewalk.
7. Exit vehicle when directed.
8. As student approaches stage, hand notecard to assistant principal.
9. Name will be read as student walks onto the stage.
10. Take a picture with your diploma and select a flower.
11. Walk off the stage and return to your vehicle.
12. Exit the parking lot.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony, 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 13
Woodbury High School will be hosting a live streamed virtual commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. You can prepare for the big day by sharing an invitation with your families and friends by visiting sowashco.org/graduations. On the day of the ceremony, please visit sowashco.org/graduations to be directed to the livestream. 


Class of 2020

Senior ID Cards (2019-20)

  • Senior ID cards are made using your junior picture. Seniors can pick up their student ID card on Tuesday, August 20 or Wednesday, September 4.
  • If you are new to WHS, you must have your picture taken on one of the dates below.
    • Lifetouch Student Picture Day (August 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
      See the 2019 Back to School page for details
    • Picture Retake Day (Tuesday, October 1 during school)

Senior Yearbook Photos

  • Seniors may have yearbook photos taken by their own photographer.
  • Guidelines for senior yearbook photos are on the Yearbookpage (Activities Menu).
  • Seniors may choose to have Lifetouch take their yearbook photo.
    • Lifetouch Student Picture Day (August 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
      See the 2019 Back to School page for additional details

Senior Parking Permits

Seniors get first-dibs on parking permits for the priority lot when permit sales begin August 20 , 2019.
Full details are available on the Parking at WHS webpage.

South Entrance

WHS allows seniors to eat lunch outside at the lunch tables at the South Entrance. Seniors must throw away all lunch trash before re-entering the building. Seniors are allowed to leave campus during their lunch period. Seniors must show their student ID to leave the building for lunch. If you don't have your student ID when asked by security, you will not be allowed to leave the building. If you have not picked up your ID, please stop in the Attendance Office.

Senior Panoramic Photo

WHS has a tradition of taking a panoramic photo of the entire senior class! Next time you visit WHS, take a look at the seniors from previous classes. The photos are located on the wall by the principal's office.

  • Details on how to purchase a senior panoramic photo will be announced via the WHS Listserv.
  • Pick up your panoramic photo purchase in the attendance office.

Additional Senior Year Celebrations

Senior Awards Program (Tues., May 26 @ 7:00 p.m.)
Woodbury High School Auditorium

*Due to COVID-19 School Closure, all plans subject to change.

We honor seniors for their accomplishments at Woodbury High School and showcase their post-high school plans. Students who will attend are asked to provide information about their post secondary plans, including college, vocational school, or military service. This event includes a senior slide show, which will be presented by senior class representatives. Students receiving awards will be notified by mail.

2020 Graduation Banners

WHS Royal Graphics is unable to print graduation banners. Banners can be designed and ordered through online or local vendors, such as:

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of Woodbury High School throughout the school year and for graduation & commencment activities.

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Senior Calendar
Class of 2020

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Tuesday, August 20
    Parking Permits on Sale
    South Entrance Lobby (8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, November 7
    Panoramic Photo (Main Gym)
  • Friday, November 30
    Senior Yearbook Photos Due
  • Thursday, February 13
    Order cap & gown in Advisory
  • Wednesday, May 7-
    Recorded senior meeting shared electronically with all seniors and parents
  • Tuesday, May 26
    Academic Awards Program
  • Monday, June 1
    Seniors last day of class.
  • Thursday, June 4
    Cap & Gown Distribution. Chromebook and textbook collection.
  • Saturday, June 13
    1-4 p.m. Graduation Processional on Woodbury High School Campus
    1:00-1:30 A-C
    1:30-2:00 D-H
    2:00-2:30 I-L
    2:30-3:00 M-P
    3:00-3:30 Q-S
    3:30-4:00 T-Z
  • Saturday, June 13
    Virtual Commencement Ceremony - 6:00 p.m.
    On the day of the ceremony, please visit sowashco.org/graduations to be directed
    to the livestream.