Senior News

May 6 Update

Senior Celebration: On May 15 seniors can come celebrate their senior year on the WAHS turf. Time slots are for an hour, there will be Chick-Fil-A, a photo booth, music, your favorite traditional muffins from TAB at the WAHS cafeteria, and more. This event will be entirely free of cost. Formal prom attire or casual school clothes are allowed. The sign up is here: https://tinyurl.com/wahsseniorcelebration and will be unlocked on May 6 at 12:45 pm (THAT'S TODAY). Students must sign up individually with their school email, but will sit in socially distanced groups of 10. Please sign up promptly, as the SignUp Genius will close at noon on Sunday, May 9th.

Senior Video: Seniors, this year, a video will be created compiling videos and photos of our experiences at Western. More information will be provided soon, but if you have any videos or photos already in mind please send them to wahsleadership@gmail.com or any of our social media platforms. We hope to debut this video at the Senior Celebration on May 15th.

Ballot for Graduation Speaker: Tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to vote for Graduation speakers.  Please check your student email for the link.

Seniors at Graduation: We want to offer all seniors the opportunity to attend both graduation ceremonies. Graduation is a celebration of both individuals and the entire class of 2021. We plan on having a senior section for you to watch your classmates graduate. If you like to reserve a seat, please complete this form by Friday. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30FofHbufOgYLvPa1tSW8reN5u4QYR89U2674V1ZUu2fO1A/viewform?usp=sf_link It is important that we have these numbers so we can reserve the appropriate amount of seats for you and also allocate guest tickets based on your responses.

Senior cups!  We have a lot of Seniors who have not collected their color changing cups from winning Warrior Warfare in the Fall.  Come to the main office or see Ms. Miracle in B201 to get your cup.

Senior Spotlight: ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!! We are looking for more senior spotlights for the entire class of 2021 that will be posted on the @wahsleadership Instagram page and on the Western homepage. This spotlight will give you the opportunity to tell the school your future plans, some fun facts about you, and what your favorite memories at WAHS are. Send us your plans now!  https://forms.gle/kxc5GvQgEGhCJmo28

Senior Board: Fill out this form about the senior board as soon as possible (by tomorrow if possible!!). If you don’t fill out the form a leadership student will just decorate your card and you won’t have any creative jurisdiction. If you are a hybrid student and are working on their card in school Ms. Miracle has supplies available in her room. Cards will be available for pick up starting on Monday in the front office!! Cards are due by May 25th https://forms.gle/Te1nB7x6thAYs67N8

Senior News May 3

Caps/Tassels, Gowns, Yard Signs: If you have not yet picked up your graduation gear, please stop by our main office.

Senior Video: Seniors, this year, a video will be created compiling videos and photos of our experiences at Western. More information will be provided soon, but if you have any videos or photos already in mind please send them to wahsleadership@gmail.com or any of our social media platforms. We hope to debut this video at the Senior Celebration on May 15th.

Senior cups!  We have a lot of Seniors who have not collected their color changing cups from winning Warrior Warfare in the Fall.  Come to the main office or see Ms. Miracle in B201 to get your cup.

Senior Spotlight: ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!! We are looking for more senior spotlights for the entire class of 2021 that will be posted on the @wahsleadership Instagram page and on the Western homepage. This spotlight will give you the opportunity to tell the school your future plans, some fun facts about you, and what your favorite memories at WAHS are. Send us your plans now!  https://forms.gle/kxc5GvQgEGhCJmo28

Senior Spreadsheet: Seniors, since we cannot share our graduation news like we would have due to COVID-19, share your post-graduation news through the Futures of WAHS Spreadsheet and see where the class of 2021 is going and doing after high school. Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VYrRa4Bs13Dsxm9F9

Senior Board: Fill out this form about the senior board as soon as possible! If you don’t fill out the form a leadership student will just decorate your card and you won’t have any creative jurisdiction.  https://forms.gle/Te1nB7x6thAYs67N8

 

Senior News

Senior cups!  We have a lot of Seniors who have not collected their color changing cups from winning Warrior Warfare in the Fall.  Come to the main office or see Ms. Miracle in B201 to get your cup.

Senior Spotlight: ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!! We are looking for more senior spotlights for the entire class of 2021 that will be posted on the @wahsleadership Instagram page and on the Western homepage. This spotlight will give you the opportunity to tell the school your future plans, some fun facts about you, and what your favorite memories at WAHS are. Send us your plans now!  https://forms.gle/kxc5GvQgEGhCJmo28

Senior Spreadsheet: Seniors, since we cannot share our graduation news like we would have due to COVID-19, share your post-graduation news through the Futures of WAHS Spreadsheet and see where the class of 2021 is going and doing after high school. Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VYrRa4Bs13Dsxm9F9

Seniors: WAHS Administration is going to provide a mask to all Graduates for this year's ceremony.  Please vote for your favorite one!  https://forms.gle/yTHicYrxxUeWqUWZ6

Senior Board: Fill out this form about the senior board! https://forms.gle/Te1nB7x6thAYs67N8

Senior Video: Seniors, this year, a video will be created compiling videos and photos of our experiences at Western. More information will be provided soon, but if you have any videos or photos already in mind please send them to wahsleadership@gmail.com or any of our social media platforms.

 

Senior Spotlight: https://forms.gle/kxc5GvQgEGhCJmo28

Senior Portrait Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044cacaa2ba02-wahs1

Senior Spreadsheet: https://forms.gle/VYrRa4Bs13Dsxm9F9

Senior Mask:  https://forms.gle/yTHicYrxxUeWqUWZ6

Senior Board: https://forms.gle/Te1nB7x6thAYs67N8

Important: Graduation Town Hall Information

We are sharing important information from our graduation town hall and information about Senior Yearbook Pictures, Senior T-shirts and Senior Spotlight. 

Graduation Information 

We ask that all seniors complete this form (https://forms.gle/mJLiCQHoMuwfLWCC9) by Monday, April 19. This form asks seniors and their families to choose one of the following: 

  • Attend an in-person graduation 

  • Attend a private photo only opportunity

  • Will not participate in a graduation event  

This form must be completed by each senior. To avoid dual responses, the form is only available to students through their k12albemarle.org account. 

A recording of Wednesday’s town hall is available here  (Alternatively, please copy and paste this link into your browser https://youtu.be/y2krxgum_qk). The link to the presentation is available here (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1te89JIFzKUJtEGlOf2WJHMpWjgzNHo9rPXUcehKjSAs/edit?usp=sharing). A pdf version is attached. 

Some highlights:

  • Two in-person graduation ceremonies will be conducted on Friday, June 4 at 8:00pm and Saturday, June 5 at 10:00am.

  • Students not wanting to participate in either of these ceremonies may elect to participate in a private ceremony. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to select their ceremony date/time via a Google form that will be distributed later.  

  • The number of guest tickets available will be determined by the number of graduates participating in the ceremonies. 

  • On Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00pm, seniors and their families will receive a form to sign-up for their preferred graduation ceremony date.

  • Herff Jones will be at WAHS on April 28 and April 29 to hand out pre-ordered caps and gowns.  

  • More information will be forthcoming. Please be sure to check your emails and the senior page on our website. 

If you have any questions, please use this link (http://bit.ly/WAHSGrad). You may also contact our graduation coordinators Ms. Streit (mstreit@k12ablemarle.org), Ms. Bendick (cbendick@k12albemarle.org), and Ms. Miracle (mmiracle@k12albemarle.org). 


Senior Portraits for Yearbook

Senior portraits with Lifetouch Studios are on April 23 beginning at 9:30. Students who wish to have their portraits taken should sign up using this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044cacaa2ba02-wahs1  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bill Hughes (whughes@k12albemarle.org). 


Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts will be available in front of the school everyday at lunch from April 19-23. Students attending in-person can pick up their shirt on whichever day they attend school. Virtual students can drive up and get them during lunch or pick them up from the office the following week (April 26). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cameron Koon (ckoon@12albemarle.org). 

Senior Spotlight

Please fill out the Senior Spotlight form (https://forms.gle/NWvjNzQkTnEjr6AK8). It is a great way for fellow students, families and faculty to feel connected with each other during our virtual learning experience. We look forward to your responses and finishing a compilation of our seniors.




 

Cap and Gown Orders : Deadline March 1

Please read this section carefully, as this year marks a change in the typical process for ordering a cap and gown. In previous years, students have paid a senior fee directly to Western; this fee was then used to cover the cost of cap and gown rental as well as provide for additional senior activities. Given the unknowns surrounding this school year and the format of our celebration, we are making important changes for the safety of our graduates.

  • This year, students will not pay a senior fee to WAHS.

  • Rather, students will order a cap and gown directly from Herff Jones. These items will not be rentals; students will keep their caps/gowns after graduation.

  • You may use this link to visit the WAHS store at Herff Jones. After you click the link, follow these steps to simplify your ordering process:

    • Click “Shop Grad Products.”

    • You may peruse the packages OR scroll down to the bottom and click on “Shop Individual Products Including Cap and Gown” (green button).

    • Click “Cap, Gown, Tassel Unit.” You will be prompted to enter your sizing information to ensure a well-fitting gown.

  • Ordering online will cost approximately $45 for the cap, gown, tassel, shipping/handling, and tax.

  • While you are welcome to purchase any other additional items, the only requirement for WAHS graduation is the “Cap, Gown, Tassel Unit.”

If you need financial assistance in covering the cost of your student’s cap and gown, your student’s counselor stands at the ready to help you. We are committed to making sure that 100% of WAHS graduates have caps and gowns, and if you need help in funding this purchase, please do not hesitate to reach out. Simply send an email to your child’s counselor; it is an easy process, and she will be able to order your student’s items quickly on your behalf. Please reach out to your counselor by March 1 for help with this process.

If you have any questions related to the cap and gown process, please send an email to Meghan Streit at mstreit@k12albemarle.org. She will be happy to assist you in finding an answer.

 

Message from the Yearbook Staff 

It is that time of year to submit your senior portraits for the yearbook! But there are a few guidelines for your pictures, and we would love it if you stuck with them.

 Guidelines:

  • A current photo from the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Seated or standing pose

  • Medium or medium-closeup, from your hips to your head.

  • Portrait format, not landscape

  • School-appropriate dress

  • Well-lit

  • No props or pets, please! Just yourself!

  • JPEG, TIFF, or PNG file format

  • A digital file size of at least 1 mb, though bigger is better. We can make a bigger picture smaller, but making a smaller picture bigger risks pixelation of the picture. 

DEADLINE: MARCH 31

SUBMIT TO: wahsyearbook@k12albemarle.org

Those without their own portrait can attend a Lifetouch Studio portrait session later this spring (date to be determined).

If you submit a portrait that doesn't fit these specifications, we will email you to request a portrait that does meet these guidelines.

If you have other pictures that don't fit these specifications, your family might be interested in using it for a  senior ad! Details and order forms are on the WAHS yearbook website: bit.ly/wahsyearbook.