Seniors-Graduation

Senior ID Cards (2020-21)

  • 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.
    • Jostens Student Picture Day (October 12-13, 2020)
      See the 2020 Back to School page for details
    • Picture Retake Day (November 16-17, 2020)

Senior Yearbook Photos

  • Seniors may have yearbook photos taken by their own photographer.
  • Guidelines for senior yearbook photos are on the Yearbook page (Activities Menu).
  • Seniors may choose to have Jostens take their yearbook photo.
    • Jostens Student Picture Day (October 12-13)
      See the 2020 Back to School page for additional details

Senior Parking Permits

Seniors get first-dibs on parking permits for the priority lot when permit sales beginning Monday August 31, 2020.
Full details are available on the Parking at WHS webpage.

South Entrance

Senior Lunch Priviledges

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.

  • Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to take a Senior Panoramic Photo for the Class of 2021. We are working on creating a photo display from yearbook photos so the Class of 2021 is still represented in our school.

Senior Awards Program (Monday, May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.)
Woodbury High School Auditorium

PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19
*Student will be permitted to attend and the event will be live-streamed for families to watch from home.

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.

Senior Service Day & Picnic

DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19

WHS has a strong service tradition. Unfortunately, due to sites not being available for our students, we will not be able to have a Senior Service Day this year.  We are hopefull that we will be able to resume this tradition next year.

We are still planning to host a Senior Picnic on Tuesday, June 1 from 1:00-3:00 at Ojibway Park.  

 

Cap & Gown Distribution (Wednesday, June 2)

ALL PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19

  • During school hours-designated times to be assigned
  • Graduation Fee: $30Royal Grad Logo
  • Honors Sash Fee (if applicable): $25.00 
  • NOTE: Seniors must return all books & pay all fines prior to receiving their caps and gowns!

The district pays for caps and gowns. Seniors pay $30.00 towards graduation for security, flowers, programs, medals, etc. 
PAY FEE ONLINE:  The graduation fee can be paid online using SmartSchoolK!2 starting May 3 through Monday, May 31, 2021 or the fee is due when you pick-up your cap and gown. Contact Ms. Burch (651.425.4409) with questions. The graduation cap & gown are yours to keep.

Honor Sashes: Honor sashes will be provided for all honor students with a fee of $25.00 - which can also be paid for on SmartSchool.

Graduation vs. Commencement

Graduation refers to the term in which you have officially and successfully completed all of your graduation requirements.

Commencement is the ceremony of granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.

Graduation Recognition

Graduation recognition is based on students' GPA after Trimester 2 of senior year. Students are recognized by colored sashes and identified by asterisks in the program.

  • Summa Cum Laude with Distinction: GPA of 4.3 and above, gold sash, honors medallion, denoted by 4 asterisks in program
  • Summa Cum Laude: GPA of 4.0-4.299, gold sash, denoted by 3 asterisks (***) in program
  • Magna Cum Laude: GPA of 3.667-3.999, silver sash, denoted by 2 asterisks in program
  • Cum Laude: GPA of 3.5-3.666, white sash, denoted by 1 asterisk in program
  • NHS Members: gold tassel

Graduation Speakers: A student who has achieved Summa Cum Laude with Distinction and two additional student speakers, who are elected by the senior class, will speak during Commencement.

Commencement

Commencement Ceremony Sunday, June 6 @ 3:00 PM (Last Names A-L) and 5:00 PM (Last Names M-Z)
Woodbury High School Royal StadiumGrad

PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19

  • Due to COVID capacity restrictions, we will be having two ceremonies in 2021.
  • Each senior receives 2 tickets (due to COVID capacity seating limitations).
  • Both ceremonies will be live-streamed.
  • Anyone requiring Handicap Seating or sign language interpreting should contact Lynne Blass (651.425.4407) to make arrangements. 
  • Additional information will be shared with all families as soon as possible.

Graduation Tickets

All seniors will receive 2 tickets to the graduation ceremony (due to
seating limitations). Please use the electronic form linked HERE to request tickets. All seats will be assigned by WHS. Tickets will be distributed directly to students at the time of cap & gown distribution on June 2. Children attending the graduation ceremony MUST also have a ticket. Children are not allowed on laps. Our COVID guidelines issued by the state require us to assign tickets and collect contact information for each guest. 

Commencement Ceremony Photos

Graduation

Commencement attendees are asked to REMAIN SEATED during the ceremony. You may take photographs from your seat while sitting, and before or after the ceremony. 

Each graduate will be photographed at the ceremony.

Senior All Night Party

Sun., June 6, 10:00 p.m. to Mon., June 7, 4:00 a.m.

  • Check-in at 10:00 p.m.
  • Doors locked 10:30 p.m. 
  • Doors reopen 4:00 a.m.

ALL PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19

The Senior All Night Party is an independent event that is planned and run by the parents of WHS students. Staff from Woodbury High School are not responsible for this event.

Attention all Senior and Junior Parents: Monthly meetings happen now through June for committee members to plan the  This party is designed to give the 2021 graduating class a chance to celebrate with classmates one final time at the High School. To make this a great event we need a lot of volunteers doing large and small tasks. If you are a parent of a junior or senior student, both moms and dads, we need as many of you as possible to volunteer in the planning and implementing of this party.

Senior All Night Party 2021: Our planning meetings are Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. There are several subcommittees. Contact whsseniorpartymn@gmail.com for details or to sign up for a subcommittee from the list below:

  • Business Donations (1-2 chairs)
  • Theme/Decorations (2-3 chairs)
  • First Aid (1 chair)
  • Food (2 chairs)
  • Fundraising (2 chairs)
  • Games/Entertainment (1-2 chairs)
  • Host/Bank (2 chairs)
  • Grand Prize/Raffle (2 chairs)
  • Program (1 chair)
  • Publicity (1 chair)
  • Security (1-2 chairs)
  • Ticket Sales (1-2 chairs)
  • Volleyball (2 chairs)

Senior All Night Party Links

2021 Graduation Banners & Yard Signs

YARD SIGNS: Signs for the Class of 2021 are available to order through image360.com. Orders must be placed by April 15 and will be delivered to WHS. View their flyer for details.

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

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

kowalskis-logo

 

Tinuccis-logo

Class of 2021: Closing Out Your Senior Year

Senior Meal Account Balance

Parents must review their senior's meal account balance to determine what to do with any funds that remain in their student's account after graduation. Remember to remove any automatic PayPam's payments. Check your student's balance through Nutrition Services.

Graduation Requirements

District 833 requires students to complete required courses and credits in order to receive a diploma. Details about our district's graduation requirements are published in the high school Program of Studies (under the Students menu).

Final Transcript

Seniors must complete this form: https://forms.gle/E11U4BxXPZoSzskm7  to indicate your plans after graduation and have a final transcript sent to your college. This information will be published in our graduation program and final transcripts will be sent to the college you indicate.  Transcripts will be sent to the college you request at the end of June.

  • Class rank is not included on transcripts unless omitting a student's class rank puts the student at a disadvantage with other college admission applicants.
  • Prior to the 2013-14 school year, each of the District's 3 high schools struggled with class rank and the role it played in college admission; the average grade is a B+, which caused highly successful students to rank in the lower half of their graduating class. All three high schools felt it was time for a change in how student performance is reported to colleges & universities. Read more information on Class Rank.

Senior Calendar
Class of 2021

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Monday, May 3
    Recorded senior meeting shared electronically with all seniors & parents

  • Monday, May 24
    Academic Awards Program
    Students Attend - Live-streamed for families

  • Friday, May 28
    Seniors last day of class.

  • Tuesday, June 1
    Senior Picnic 1:00-3:00 Ojibway Park

  • Wednesday, June 2
    Cap & Gown Distribution.
    Chromebook and textbook collection.

  • Sunday, June 6
  • 3:00pm -  Last name A-L
  • 5:00 pm - Last name M-Z
    Commencement Ceremony
    WHS Royal Stadium

  • Sunday, June 6 10:00 p.m. -
    Monday, June 7 4:00 a.m.
    Senior All Night Party

  • Sunday, June 5, 2022  Tentative Graduation for 2022