Seniors – This is the place to get all of your information!!

It is that time of year where we start to think about graduation and the many activities that go along with it.  Please take a look at the following information in regards to your students graduation.  We look forward to celebrating this special occasion.  Please check back frequently as we update with more information as we get it.

2018 Senior Timeline Letter


Cap & Gown

 
Still need to order your graduation items? All seniors participating in commencement will need 4 items:
1. Cap          2. Gown          3. Stole          4. Tassel

This unit can be found on line 27 of the Josten’s order form for $41.00.  There are 3 ways to order – By phone at 1-800-567-8367, by mail, or online at the Jostens website here.  If you already have a navy blue cap & gown, you can order the tassel and stole separately.  Check out the website to see everything they offer.  Honor cords will be available for purchase from the school in May.


Yearbooks

Make sure to check your student email for important deadlines for yearbook submissions.  Also, see the yearbook site here.


Graduation Ceremony

June 20, 2018 / 8:00 pm / Alaska Airlines Arena @ Hec Ed

Tickets –  Get Ticket Request form HERE

Tickets are required for all guests over the age of 2.  All graduates will receive 8 complimentary tickets.  All guests over the age of 2 must have a ticket for admission to graduation.  Extra tickets will on sale in May, price $10.

Location

Alaska Airlines Arena is located at 3470 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA. Once you arrive, park in lot E-1.  Limited disabled parking is available in front of the Graves Building just north of the arena, and also in lot E-18.  UW charges for parking.

Graduation Pictures

A photographer from Grad Images will be at  your ceremony to take candid photos of you as you cross the stage, as well as other photos during the ceremony as well.  You will receive a free passport-sized digital proof of this photo 5-7 days following the ceremony.  Registration can be done during rehearsal on the back of the name cards that the graduates fill out or you can pre-register prior to the ceremony. Go to Grad Images to pre-register now.


Graduation Timeline

Friday, April 20:  Distribution of Graduation Announcements – Announcements will be distributed on Thursday, April 20 during lunch.
Applications for Musical Performance for Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony/Senior Recognition Due in Main Office by 3:30 pm. Students will sign up for an audition time slot with Mrs. Gower when they submit their application. Seniors should check their BSD e-mail addresses for application details. 

Tuesday, April 24:     Auditions for Musical Performances for Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony/Senior Recognition

 Tuesday, May 1:       Deadline to enter hours in X2Vol to be recognized for 100+ hours of community service.    Hours entered after May 1 will not be recognized at Graduation or Senior Recognition.

Monday, May 14:     Graduation Ticket requests will be accepted in the Interlake Main Office – Each graduate will receive eight tickets. Because of the size of the venue, we will be able to honor reasonable requests for additional tickets to accommodate large families. Additional tickets will cost $10 per ticket.   To request additional tickets, pick up a form in the Main Office, or print a copy from the Interlake website (HERE) and follow instructions on form for submittal of request and payment beginning April 20. The deadline for ticket requests is Wednesday June 13. Tickets will be distributed following the Senior Breakfast on June 18.

Saturday, May 26:    Senior Prom- Museum of Pop Culture (Formerly Experience Music Project), Seattle, WA
8:00-11:00 pm

Tuesday, May 29:     Honor Cord Purchase and Distribution – Honor cords can be purchased for $7.25 before school, at lunch or after school at the Accountant’s office. A list of students eligible for each cord will be posted outside the Accountant’s office. Students will receive their honor cords at the time of purchase.

White– 100+ hours of Community Service – Cut off to be eligible for cord is May 1.
Silver– Associate of Arts Degree earned from Bellevue College (Running Start Students)
Light Blue- AP Scholar
Navy Blue– IB Diploma (Earned/Candidate)
Gold– 3.5+ Cumulative GPA
Students with 4.0 cumulative GPA will receive a ‘4.0 Scholar’ medal from Interlake

Thursday, June 7:     Cap and Gown Distribution – During lunch

Friday, June 8:                       2018 Year End Assembly from 2:40 – 3:30 in the Main Gym

Wednesday, June 13:           Yearbook Distribution (in the Commons after school) * Date is tentative

June 11-15:               Senior Finals during regularly scheduled periods – Seniors MUST attend all of their classes.

Friday, June 15         Last full day for seniors
                                        Laptop Check in & Senior Check out (clear fines, etc.)
Senior Awards Assembly– 2:15 -3:30 in the Main Gym- Seating will be reserved for    parents and families

Monday, June 18:     AM- Senior Breakfast at 9:00

Required Graduation Practice at 10:00 am at Interlake High School Main Gym.
Senior Highlights Video immediately following rehearsal

 Wednesday, June 20:     Commencement at 8:00 pm at Alaska Airlines Arena at UW Edmundson Pavilion
                                    Graduates must arrive at 7:00 pm to line up for the ceremony.

Diplomas will be available for pick up immediately following the ceremony outside the Hall of Fame.

Senior Party following commencement ceremony, sponsored by PTSA. The Senior Party is coordinated by parent volunteers of the Interlake High School Parent Teacher Student Association (IHS PTSA) and is a safe and sane, fun and memorable event. This supervised all-night party is drug and alcohol-free, and includes food, beverages, exciting venues, entertainment, and transportation. Security and chaperones are present all evening. Students are taken from the graduation venue for an overnight of fun with their classmates. The graduates are returned to Interlake High School by 6 am the next morning.

http://www.interlakeptsa.org/home/class-of-2018

Fines/Laptops: All fines must be paid in full, and laptops must be returned. Seniors will not be able to participate in the senior breakfast or receive Graduation tickets until all fines are paid and their laptop has been returned. A fine list will be posted outside the accountant’s office.

Graduation Tickets: Each graduate will receive eight tickets. Because of the size of the venue, we will be able to honor reasonable requests for additional tickets to accommodate large families. Additional tickets will cost $10 per ticket.   To request additional tickets, pick up a form in the Main Office, or print a copy from the Interlake website (HERE) and follow instructions on form for submittal of request and payment, www.bsd405.org/interlake . The deadline for ticket requests is Wednesday June 13. Tickets will be distributed following the Senior Breakfast on June 18.

Parking: There are several pay lots on the UW campus near the Edmundson Pavilion. The suggested parking location is the E1 lot. Maps and directions will be provided in early June.

We are excited to use the Alaska Airlines Arena at Edmundson Pavilion for Interlake’s Graduation ceremony. The venue is designed for easy mobility, and there is ample space for wheelchairs as well as stroller parking. We have been asked to communicate a few restrictions. Balloons, noisemakers, glitter and confetti are not allowed. Families that bring balloons will be required to leave them with staff at the door. Animals are not allowed, with the exception of services animals.

It is crucial for all graduating seniors to remain focused on their academics and attendance these final weeks. With spring upon us, students can easily become distracted. It is important that our seniors understand that their final semester grades are reviewed by colleges, even though they have already been accepted. We will continue to work with each senior as graduation approaches to finish this stage of their academic development on a strong note.

Please contact your counselor or administrator with specific questions pertaining to the end of the year.