A Quick Reminder to Sherwood’s Class of 2017

This is a very exciting time of year for the seniors, parents, and staff.  On Friday, June 9, approximately 417 seniors will complete their high school education and graduate as the Class of 2017.  
Congratulations to all! 

Please read the list of important dates carefully: 

Wednesday, May 17th - Career Credit is due.

Tuesday, May 30th - Mandatory Senior Class Meeting:  during advisory in the main gym.  Caps/gowns will     be handed out to seniors who have completed their Career Credit.  Career credit must be completed in order to participated in the graduation ceremony.  Senior check-out begins.

Wednesday, May 31st - All OdysseyWare, credit recovery, and outside course work (BYU & PCC) must be completed and grades received.  Approved BYU or PCC official transcripts are due.

Friday, June 2nd - Last day of school for seniors.  Senior check-out completed and check-out forms are due by 3:30 p.m.

Monday, June 5th - Senior Awards Night.  Award recipients will be notified and are encouraged to attend.  Open invitation to all seniors, 6:30 p.m., SHS Commons.

Friday, June 9th - Awards Assembly @ 8 a.m. in the main gym.  Graduation rehearsal is mandatory and will start @ 9 a.m.; meet in the small gym.  The graduation ceremony starts @ 7 p.m.; graduates meet in the small gym at 6:20 p.m.  Seating for the outside ceremony will open @ 6 p.m.

  • Senior check out must be completed by Friday, June 2, 3:30 pm.  Teachers will be available for check out before and after school and during the time of their regular senior only classes.  No diplomas or grades will be issued until fees are paid and check out is complete.
  • All seniors should plan to be at the Awards Assembly at 8:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, high school gym.  Seniors receive the majority of the awards, so it is important to have all seniors present.  Seniors will be seated in the folding chairs on the gym floor.   Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Seniors participating in graduation are required to attend Graduation Rehearsal on Friday morning, June 9 after the Awards Assembly (approximately 9:00 a.m.), meet in the small gym.   We will have a swift rehearsal if all the graduates are in place and ready to go.  Practice should be finished by 11:30 a.m.   
  • The Graduation Ceremony is on Friday, June 9, in the high school stadium.  Graduates need to arrive no later than 6:20 p.m.  The Class of 2017 will meet in the small gym.  Graduates will not be permitted to leave the small gym once they arrive.  Graduates MUST leave all personal belongings with a friend or family member.   Personal belongings are NOT allowed in the small gym.  Seating will be open to all attending at 6:00 p.m., general admission.
  • GradImages will be on-hand to capture a photograph of your graduate.  The proofs will be posted on a password protected website for the graduates to view and order.  If you have questions regarding this service, please call GradImages at 800-628-4509. 
  • Graduates will pick up their diplomas in the SHS commons immediately following the graduation ceremony (reminder: seniors who did not completely check out will not receive their diploma).  

The Graduation Ceremony is the final event to recognize graduates for academic achievement.  In keeping with the serious nature of the graduation ceremony, we expect that all graduates will conduct themselves in a way that brings honor to them, their families, and the school.  The graduation ceremony is a school event and all school rules are in effect.  Expectations for appropriate dress and behavior will be reviewed with graduates in a class meeting on May 30, 2017.  There are to be no decorations or writing added to the cap and gown.  Parents and guardians are asked to encourage their graduate to make good decisions to avoid embarrassing moments during the ceremony.  

Graduates please remember that drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous.  This is always a concern to parents and staff this time of year.  The Sherwood High School Grad Night 2017 Committee sponsors an excellent All-Night Party for graduating seniors.  This party is chaperoned by parents, and all graduates are encouraged to attend.  No bags, backpacks, purses, etc. are allowed at the all-night party.  Forms for the Grad Night Party are available in the Main Office at Sherwood High School. 

For 2017 Grad Night Party Information (non-school sponsored) go to http://2017.sherwoodgradnight.org.  *Scholarships are available!*

All fees are required to be paid in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  

Please check with Debi Bear, in the accounting office at the high school, if you have any questions.

Senior Class Meeting

May 30th Main Gym

*tassel color to wear with cap/gown: cardinal, black & gray with plain “17”


  1. Grad Images information cards-students fill out and give back –Lisa K (from Grad Images)

  2. Grad night info & how check in works-Josie Adams

  3. Textbook/library book returns and fines

  4. Baccalaureate Information-Sr. class officers

  5. Senior check out forms & scholarship information-Tracie Harbick/Wendell Otto

-Senior check out forms due by 3:30 on Friday, June 2nd

-scholarship information due by

-senior exit survey

  1. Graduation activities-Mrs. Dannen

-Don’t forget to check the senior webpage for graduation information.

-If you have money left on your lunch account, see Kim in the cafeteria or Debi Bear

-Senior assembly begins promptly at 8:00 am on June 9th (seniors sit in chairs on gym floor)

-All seniors participating in the graduation ceremony must attend a mandatory graduation rehearsal immediately following the awards assembly on the morning of June 9th (9:00 am).  Seniors will meet in the auxiliary gym for rehearsal.  If you do not participate in the mandatory rehearsal, you cannot participate in the graduation ceremony.  DO NOT BE LATE!

-Graduation is Friday, June 9th at 7:00 pm in the stadium—rain or shine.  Gates open at 6:00 pm and there is NO RESERVED SEATING. Live streaming of the ceremony will be available for anyone who is not able to make it to the ceremony but would like to watch it.  Go to the senior webpage for details and link information.

-There is no reserved parking for graduation; parking is on a first come basis.  Carpooling is recommended!

-Seniors must have their career credit complete to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Career credit must also be complete to pick up cap and gown (which will be handed out at this meeting).  Career credit is only complete when it is turned in AND approved by the career center.  There is a 48-72 hour turn around, so don’t wait! (it was due on March 17th!)

-Seniors must have all fines and fees paid at check-out in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

-Seniors must wear a Sherwood High School approved cap & gown to participate in the graduation ceremony. Only school-issued cords or medals are allowed to be worn at the ceremony.  No extra adornment is allowed (this includes flowers and writing on the cap or gown).  We still have seniors who have not ordered their cap & gown.  You must do so ASAP!  If you are borrowing a siblings/friends, please let Mrs. Dannen or Lori know. You need a tassel as well.

      -*tassel color to wear with cap/gown: black & cardinal with plain “17”

-Leave all valuables at home.  Sherwood High School & the Sherwood School District are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  

-Be in Aux gym by 6:20 pm, don’t be late!

-Pick up diplomas in the commons immediately following the ceremony.  Those not picked up the night of graduation can be picked up in the office the following week.

-Grad night following graduation ceremony

-*Importance of acting polite during the ceremony-no “extra” i.e. cell phones, water,          

    flowers, etc.  No writing on cap or gown, dress nicely.  MUST have cap and gown to participate.

  1. Academic & Behavioral success-Bell

  2. Hand out Caps and Gowns-Lori, Dannen, Cindy, Otto, Tracie, Rebecca, senior advisory teachers

2017 Class Motto:

"We grew together; now it is our freedom to go our separate ways and give what we can to the world"-author unknown