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Senior Year Grads Info

Class of 2018
 Graduation Class of 2018      June 9, 2018     11:00 AM
Eastern Washington University Special Events Pavilion
The end of the year is fast approaching for our seniors.  I want to make you aware of some important dates and events:
May 25th – Deadline for all online credit recovery courses to be complete in order to participate in Graduation. 
June 1st – Yearbook Signing Day and last day for seniors to attend the Skills Center
June 4th – Senior Finals for periods 1, 3, and 5 
Senior Skill Center Students report to school for finals for the class periods you have
June 5th – Senior Finals for periods 2, 4, and 6
June 6th – Senior Breakfast at Timber Creek Buffet (at no cost to the students)
                * must ride the bus, and bus leaves promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the HS and will return by 11:00 a.m.
                 Graduation Practice #1 (MANDATORY) @ 11:00 a.m. – High School Gymnasium
               * We will feed you lunch in between practice and the Senior Awards ceremony.
                 Senior Awards @ 1:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. –  Family, friends and community members are
                 welcome to attend.  Please dress appropriately. 
               * Dollars for Scholars scholarships will be awarded at this ceremony, along with other “surprise” awards.
                 Distribution of Caps and Gowns – following the Senior Awards in the high school gym.
June 7th – Senior trip to Silverwood Theme Park (cost is $15.00 per student)
                * must ride the bus, and the bus leaves promptly at 9:15 a.m. from the bus loop and will
                   return by 4:30 p.m.
                * The water park will not be open at this time.
                  THE BUS!
June 8th – Graduation Practice #2 @ Eastern Washington University (MANDATORY) – bus                          leaves promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the bus loop – arriving at 9:00 a.m. at EWU
                 * all students must ride the bus unless there is a signed release of liability signed by the                      student, parent and administrator on file.
                  Picnic Lunch (location TBD), provided by Medical Lake High School at no cost.
                 “Senior Grad Walk” – Hallett Elementary, Medical Lake Middle School and Medical
                   Lake High School.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR CAPS/GOWNS to walk the
                   halls of the schools in celebration!  (MANDATORY) 
                   * Approximate time will be from 12:30 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
June 9th – Graduation Day @ Eastern Washington University @ 11:00 a.m. to approximately 
                  12:30 p.m. – Special Events Pavilion (Reese Court) 
                * Students must be there by 10:00 a.m. 
                * Doors open at 10:00 a.m. to family and friends.  No tickets necessary – All are
                * Parking available in the large lot above the Football Field, the lot next to Reese Court or
                  along the street. 
                * Diplomas will be available for pick-up after the ceremony IF your student has no
                  fees/fines, has not borrowed a cap/gown (they will need to return to Ms. Kim at school),
                  or is not dependent on a Running Start course for graduation. 
 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.