Senior Newsletter - February 2023
We have five months to go until June! It'll be here before you know it and while everyone is getting excited and looking forward to graduation, it's important to remain focused and finish strong.
Semester 2 began on Monday February 6th and final grades for semester 1 will be posted by this Friday, February 10th. Counselors are working hard to make sure seniors are in the correct classes to be on schedule to graduate in June. If you failed a class they will communicate with you how you may be able to make up the credit needed to still graduate on time with your class.
This years commencement ceremony will be held at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. More information regarding the event and ticketing will be sent out over the next couple of months. Please pay attention to communication via ParentSquare and make sure your contact information is accurate through Skyward.
Class of 2023 grade level team,
Charla Cole, Assistant Principal
Marcus Logue, Dean of Students
Staci Talley, Counselor (A-K)
Heather Hays, Counselor (L-Z)
Dave Goodwin, Principal.
Am I on track to graduate?
Review your first semester grades in skyward and schedule an appointment to see your counselor if you are concerned.
Graduation status letters will be mailed out if you are in jeopardy of not graduating by June.
Staci Talley - Counselor (A-K) firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Hays - Counselor (L-Z) email@example.com
Graduation Name Forms
Grad Name Forms will be handed out during English class next week. It ensures your name is spelled correctly on your diploma and pronounced correctly if you plan to attend the ceremony at the Tacoma Dome.
Please return this form to Mrs. Murphy in the Guidance Office by Tuesday, February 28th.
It's important you return this form whether you plan to attend Graduation at the Tacoma Dome or not.
Graduation will be here sooner than we think and what a momentous occasion to celebrate. If you have not placed your order for your cap, tassel and gown yet it is not too late. Please visit www.jostens.com to place your order. If you would like to receive your graduation regalia at the school's official delivery event, please order no later than March 1st.
Xello High School & Beyond Plan
Log into Xello via HelloID and complete the 12th grade lessons.
(and any others not completed from previous grades)
The High School & Beyond Plan is a state graduation requirement and must be complete in order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.
Xello is a great way to figure out what your next steps should be, based on your goals and career pathway after high school. How well do you know yourself? Should you go to college, get a job, join the military or join an apprenticeship program?
If you have any questions or need help with this task, contact your Counselor or Mrs. Nass in the Career Center as soon as possible.
2023 Laurels Recognition Night
Our annual Laurels Night is scheduled for May 25, 2023. What is Laurels Night?
Laurels Night is an event with a dual purpose. The first is to recognize seniors who have earned scholarships for post-secondary education. We invite community groups such as the Kiwanis, the Rotary, and others to come that night to officially present their scholarship awards.
The second purpose is to celebrate our Seniors’ academic successes. On Laurels Night, we present medals to our valedictorians and salutatorians, awards to our “Top-10” students, and stoles to class and ASB officers.
To be honored at Laurels Night is a reward for hard work! If you have been awarded a scholarship let us know by bringing a copy of your award letter to the Guidance office or emailing it to Ms. Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a plan for next year? Let us and your fellow students know what it is!
We want to recognize the many paths our seniors will take after graduation. If you have been accepted to a college, university, trade school, community college, or other training program, we want to know! If you are enlisting in the military, we want to know! If you are going into the workforce, we want to know!
Come by the Guidance Office to fill out your Game of Life Car and we will put it in the hallway display case.
Pay Outstanding Fines & Fees
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to check your student account and be sure to pay any outstanding fines or fees. Remember you may have additional class fees from your final semester classes. Make arrangements for a payment plan or see whether you qualify for InvestEd funds to help pay off your balance if needed.
Outstanding payments exclude students from collecting Graduation tickets for the commencement ceremony at the Tacoma Dome or from buying Prom tickets.
The ASB office is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We accept cash, checks (made payable to: "SKHS") and credit cards.
The cardholder MUST BE PRESENT and show photo ID at the time of transaction.
If you have any questions or concerns about your student account, please contact the ASB office at 360-874-5610
Visit the Career Center for help!
Open Hours : 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
If you need help starting or completing the FAFSA, please stop by the career center for help. Remember, financial aid can help pay for any training or education after high school.
Many colleges and universities are still open for applications. Also, consider private schools as many give merit scholarships which bring down the cost.
Don’t miss out on valuable scholarships. Many new scholarships and Career Opportunities are now posted on our website!
Senior Grad Night
Parent representatives organizing the *Grad Night Celebration will be in the commons during lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout February. Stop by their table to get more information. A $50 deposit will reserve your spot on the trip.
If you have questions visit their Facebook page at: SKHS Class of 2023 Grad Night or email at: SKHS2023gradnight@gmail.com
*This event is not sponsored or endorsed by South Kitsap School District