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Senior Year Grads Info

 Graduation for the class of 2019  
June 8, 2019     11:00 AM
Eastern Washington University Special Events Pavilion
A. You may turn in up to three (3) senior photos as digital copies in *.jpeg format uploaded at:  Hard copies are not accepted.  Baby photos are optional and cost $10.  The upload link is under Student/Parent --> Yearbook Photo Uploads
B. Please label the name of the file in the following format: LastName_FirstName_Main.jpg, LastName_FirstName_2.jpg, LastName_FirstName_3.jpg.
C. Primary photos must have the face be between 1" and 1 ½" which means pictures should be from the waist up or closer. No hands or gestures.
D. No hats, scarves, bandannas or other head coverings, sunglasses or
extensive make-up.
E. No darkly tinted eye wear is to be worn.
F. Clothing is appropriate school attire. This is to be determined by DRESS REQUIREMENTS included in this handbook and by the school administration.
G. Final decisions on acceptable pictures will be made by the school administration. If you have any questions, please call the high school at 565-3200.
H. If you are having a difficult time having the picture taken, please contact Mr. Perry at
  College & Career Readiness
In case you need more assistance with financial aid planning or have questions about the process.  Please see the attached flyer.  You will need to reserve a spot by calling 1-800-942-4454 or  go to
Parent's Guide to College Applications

College application deadlines are quickly approaching. Here are some helpful tips to help your student with their college applications:

1. If your student qualified for a SAT or ACT fee waiver they will most likely also qualify for an application fee waiver. Contact an admissions representative from the College or University your student wants to apply and ask for a fee waiver.

2. Find out the application deadlines for the colleges and universities that your student is interested in applying.

3. In general, schools will look at the following factors: high school courses, grade point average (GPA), class ranking, test scores (SAT/ACT), personal essays, extracurricular activities, other personal or special skills, and letters of recommendation. Every college weighs these factors differently and some school's may not require all of them. Your best bet is to read the college/university material and try to get a feel for a particular school's philosophy.

4. If the college/university requires official transcripts have your student make a request with Mrs. Kim Zappone in the counseling center.

5. Encourage your student to get multiple letters of recommendation from teachers (at least one from a core area i.e. Math or English), coaches, and community members. People who know your student the best, can write well, and can speak to their abilities, achievements and growth. There are letter of recommendation forms available in the counseling center that students can give teachers to help write letters. Allow at least two weeks for people to complete letters of recommendation.

6. Not all schools require an essay, but if they do help your student to use it to their advantage. Encourage them to write an essay that will help them shine through to the admissions board. Have them speak to how their presence on that school's campus will make a difference. Offer to edit and review their essay or help them find someone who can give constructive feedback.

7. Make sure that your student makes copies of paper applications, or prints a copy of an online application to keep for their records. They may also want to update schools of any subsequent events such as new SAT or ACT scores, and if they receive any awards or achievements.