Now that the 2018 school year is under way, you may be turning your attention to graduation activities. Please review the following information about all upcoming activities and events as your senior concludes their high school experience. We look forward to celebrating this important occasion.  Be sure to check back frequently as we update this page as more details unfold.

Still need to order a cap & gown?.  All seniors participating in commencement will need 4 items:

  • Cap
  • Gown
  • Tassel
  • Stole

This 4 piece grad unit can be found on line 27 of the order form for $47.00.  You have 3 ways to order:  By phone at 1.800.567.8367, by mail (address on order form), or online from the Josten’s website.  If you already have a (red) cap & gown, you can order the tassel and stole separately by calling Jostens at 1-800-567-8367.  Go to to see the complete line of graduation items available.  AP Capes and Honor Cords will be available from the school in May.

Please check back frequently as we update each tab (Ceremony, Other Events, Important Dates, Other Information) on this post as new information becomes available.

Graduation Ceremony

June 20, 2018 | 2:00 pm | Alaska Airlines Arena @ Hec Ed


Tickets are required for all guests over the age of 2. All graduates will receive 4 complimentary tickets.  All guests over the age of 2 must have a ticket for admission to graduation.  Extra tickets will be on sale online mid-May 7 – June 14, for $5.00 each.  After June 14, tickets may be purchased in person at the school on June 18 and 19 during regular school hours.  All fines must be paid to pick up extra tickets.


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, cash only.

Download Parking Map

Graduation Pictures

Are Mom and Dad getting nervous that they won’t be able to take a good picture on graduation night?  Fear not! A photographer from Grad Images will be at your ceremony to take a candid photograph of you at your special moment of recognition! They will take a photo of every graduate as they cross the stage, as well as other photos during the ceremony.

You will receive a free passport-sized digital proof of this photo 5-7 days following the ceremony. To pre-register your email address prior to the ceremony, Grad Images and click on pre-event registration.

Senior Prom

June 9, 2018 | 9:00 p.m. | Location TBA


Date June 4 | 6:30 pm | Place TBD

Baccalaureate is a celebration for Newport Seniors, families and friends in an intimate setting to pause, reflect, and honor on this rite of passage.

This event is free. We thank Newport High School PTSA for their sponsorship. Please contact Lisa Shank ( for questions or to help out with refreshments.

Senior Awards

June 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM| Newport High School PAC

Senior Video

June 15, 2018 | 10:30 am | Newport High School PAC

Attention seniors! Want to remember the great times you have shared with friends over the past years? Then start collecting your photos for the senior video.  We need pictures of everyone in our graduating class so that we can create a recollection including every student in the class of 2018!  Information for turning in your photos will be provided after 1st semester.

  • Everyone MUST be included in the video so get your pictures in right away!

Grad Knight Celebration

June 20, 2018

The annual Grad Knight Celebration is an all-night event for seniors only (and adult chaperones). Newport PTSA coordinates this exciting and safe all-night celebration.  This is an evening filled with friends, food, games, prizes and the making of many great memories.  For more information, visit

Come celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event following graduation and have a great time with your class! To keep you and your personal belongings safe…

  1. No cell phones or iPods can come with you
  2. No purses, wallets or backpacks
  3. Leave your cars at home too. Tired teens won’t be driving home, that’s where our parents come into play.

Important Dates


Event Date & Time Location
Senior Meeting with Josten’s – Grad Packets November 1, 1:30 pm PAC
Senior Class Photo November 1, 2:00 pm Main Gym or Football Field
Josten’s at NHS to collect graduation order forms November 6, 7, both lunches Commons
Then & Now, & Siblings Photos online submission for yearbook – school code newport (lowercase) Deadline: December 14, 2017 Label description “Then & Now or Siblings”
Senior Baby Ads for yearbook (deadline, January 12, 2018) Now through 1/12/18 Click here for instructions
Josten’s at NHS for Grad Announcement Distribution April 18, after school Commons
Senior Music Auditions May 2nd, 2:00 pm Choir room
Knight Valor Hours due May Naviance
Extra Grad Tickets go on Sale online only, price $5.00 – no limit
(All seniors receive 4 complimentary tickets) after June 14, tickets may be purchased in person at the school on June 18 and 19 during regular school hours.
May 7 – June 14 Touchbase
Honor Cords/AP Capes Sales begin
(You’ll have the fee on your account if eligible)
May 7 – June 5 Touchbase
Prom Ticket Sales – during lunches and after school on Wednesdays May 21 – 30 Commons
Senior Slideshow pictures due TBD email pics to
Senior Prom June 9, 9 pm – 12 am TBA
Cap & Gown/Honor Cord/AP Cape/Yearbook Distribution
(All fines must be paid to pick-up yearbook)
June 6, 1:30 pm Commons
(PTSA-sponsored Inspirational Event)
June 4, 6:30 pm TBD
Senior Finals June 12 – 14 Newport
Senior Awards (Parent Coffee Hour at 8:30 a.m.) June 15 PAC
Alphabet/Video/Lunch/Assembly June 15 PAC/Cafeteria/Gym
Graduation Practice – MANDATORY
Grad ticket distribution
June 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am NHS PAC
Graduation Ceremony June 20, 2:00 pm Alaska Airlines Arena
Grad Knight
(visit for more info)
June 20, TBD It’s always a surprise!

Check back in March to view the March Senior Letter.

Check back after April 6th to view the Senior Grad Packet from the 4/6/18 senior meeting.

The NHS Senior Graduation PowerPoint will be available soon after Spring Break.