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Now that the 2020 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 unit?.  All seniors participating in commencement will need these 4 items:

  • Cap
  • Gown
  • Tassel
  • Stole

This 4 piece grad unit can be found on line 26 of the order form for $56.00.  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 on the order form or by calling Jostens at 1-800-567-8367 (single item stoles are only available by order form or by calling the Jostens 1-800 number).  Go to  Jostens.com to see the complete line of graduation items available.  AP Capes and Honor Cords are optional and can be purchased after 3rd quarter.  Fees for these two items will show on the accounts for eligible students and can be purchased through Touchbase or at the school accounting office.

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

Graduation Ceremony

June 16, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Alaska Airlines Arena @ Hec Ed

Tickets

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 beginning May 4th – June 11th, and then in person at school on after rehearsal on Monday, June 15.  All fines must be paid to pick up extra tickets.  All graduation tickets will be distributed after graduation rehearsal at the NHS stadium ticket booth.


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, 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.

 Senior Prom

June 6, 2020 | 9:00 p.m. | TBD

More information on ticket sales:

  • Only seniors are allowed to purchase prom tickets.
  • Seniors can purchase one ticket for themselves and one ticket for a guest.
  • If that guest is not a student at NHS, an accompanying Guest Pass must be completed and turned in to the Main Office before buying tickets.  More information will be posted in May.
  • In order to get the ASB price, students must show a valid student ID card with ASB.

More information you should know:

  • All NHS and BSD rules apply at a school dance.
  • Tickets are non-transferrable. Only the student who the ticket was purchased for may use that ticket to enter the dance.
  • Any non-NHS student must have a Guest Pass.
  • All guests must show a photo ID at the door.
  • For fastest entry, students should bring their ticket and student ID to the dance.
  • There is no re-entry once a student has left the dance.

Baccalaureate

TBD | TBD | 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. 


Senior Awards

TBD | TBD| Newport High School PAC


Senior Video

TBD| Following Sr. Awards | Newport High School PAC

Attention seniors! Want to remember the great times you have shared with friends over the past years? Then start sharing 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 2020, so start collecting those photos!


Grad Knight Celebration

June 16, 2020

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 Gradknight.com.

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

EventDate and TimeLocation/Information
Senior Baby AdsNow through January 10thClick here for info
Senior Meeting/Prom Venue RevealApril 10th
Senior video pictures dueTBDemail pics to: TBD
Spring picture deadlineTBD
Grad Announcement DistributionApril 22nd after schoolCommons
Senior Music AuditionsTBDChoir room
Knight Valor Hours dueTBDNaviance
Online Grad Ticket pre-orders – no limit - All seniors receive 4 complimentary ticketsMay 4th – June 11th - Tickets will be available for purchase at the school after graduation rehearsalOnline at Touchbase
Honor Cords/AP Capes Sales - You'll have the fee on your account if eligibleMay 4th – June 11thOnline at Touchbase
Prom Ticket SalesTBDCommons
Cap and Gown/Honor Cord/AP Cape/Yearbook Distribution - All fines must be paid to pick-up yearbookJune 3rd , 1:00pmCommons
Senior PromJune 6th , 9pm - midnightIt’s a surprise!
Baccalaureate - PTSA-sponsored Inspirational EventTBDNHS PAC
Senior FinalsJune 9th – 11thNewport
Senior Awards - Parent Coffee Hour at 8:30 a.m.June 12th , 9:00amNHS PAC
Alphabet/Video/Lunch/AssemblyJune 12th , follows Sr. AwardsPAC/Cafeteria/Gym
Graduation Rehearsal – MANDATORY See Mrs. Anderson if you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from attendingJune 15th , 9:30am - 11:30amNHS PAC
Grad ticket distributionJune 15th , following rehearsalNHS Stadium ticket booth
Graduation CeremonyJune 16th , 8:00pmAlaska Airlines Arena
Grad Knight - (must have purchased tickets – go to www.gradknight.com for more info)June 16th - Following GraduationIt's always a surprise!

Principal Yahoudy’s Senior Letter (check back in March/April)

Senior Grad Packet 2020 available after April Senior meeting, April 10th

Senior Graduation Power Point NHS, (will post closer to graduation)

Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Grad Knight Party – PTSA sponsored – click here for contact information and how to pay.

Graduation Honor Cords/Ap Capes – optional fees for these items will be added to eligible students’ accounts.  Prices will be posted at a later date.  These items will be available for pick up with the caps & gowns, but are ordered through the school rather than Jostens.  Checks should be made out to NHS.

UW Location/parking mapclick here  Disabled parking is available in front of the Graves building just north of Alaska Airlines Arena.

Pin for Knight Valor – how to get this – Knight Valor is awarded by PTSA to students who have earned 100 CS hours on top of the 40 hours required for graduation.  Certificates and pins will be handed out sometime in May at school.

Jostens information for gown and other items – see the front page of the 2020 Graduation Festivities post.  All payments by check for graduation items ordered directly from Jostens should be made out to Jostens, and sent directly to Jostens.  If you ordered announcements or items other than caps & gowns, they will be available for pick up in April, TBD.  Caps & gowns will be available for pick up on June 3rd after school in the commons.

Yearbook and baby ads for seniors – see the Important Dates tab on the graduation page.

Graduation ticketsAll 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 more info to come about ticket sales after 1st semester.  All fines must be paid to pick up extra tickets.  Ticket distribution will take place after rehearsal at the NHS stadium ticket booth.

Date and time of graduation – June 16th, 2020 @ 8:00 pm.

Fees and fines – Fees and fines can be paid online at Touchbase or at the accounting office in the commons at NHS.  Books, calculators, etc. can be turned in at the accounting office.  Laptops and accessories can be turned in at the tech office in the NHS library.

Senior Finals – dates and times – TBD

Senior Prom – date and time and location – this will be revealed at the Senior Meeting in April.

Graduation Rehearsal – TBD at Newport High School PAC – rehearsal is mandatory.  If you cannot attend, you must meet with Ms. Yahoudy in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.

How does a family request a refund on their student’s school meal account?  A family may request a refund of their student’s school meal account by completing the Request for Account Adjustment Form. Forms are available from the Lunchroom Cashier or Kitchen Manager. Forms may additionally be requested from the Nutrition Services office at (425) 456-4507 or nutrition@bsd405.org. Processing of refunds may take 14-21 days. Cash refunds or credit card returns are not available.