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Announcements for Seniors

Senior Events

These events are not mandatory.

May 13

Cap & gown distribution.

June 1

Field Day. Running start students are invited as well.

June 2

Senior Awards Night 6:30 in the theater. Families welcome.

June 3

Prom at The 101 at 8-11 p.m.

June 8

Moving Up Ceremony.  Wear your college or career gear.

June 9

Yearbook Distribution Party. Free entry with purchase of a book.


Prom 2022: Enchanted Garden

June 3, 2022 at 8-11 p.m.

$30 tickets

Cash, Check, or SchoolPay

*Must pick up ticket in-person


Senior Week: June 6-10

Follow @wshs2022_info On Instagram for details

  • Monday: doughnut
  • Tuesday: skip
  • Wednesday: mov up
  • Thursday: Secret
  • Friday: Not much

Senior Checkout Sheet*

  • Begins Monday, June 6, in 1st period
  • Ends Thursday, June 9, at 5 p.m.

*The senior checkout sheet is your ticket to Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice. Running start students can pick up sheet in front office.

  1. First stop is teacher signatures
    • You will need initials from all your West Seattle teachers signing off that you are eligible to pass their class
  2. Second stop is the Library
    • Signature from Mrs. Carlson or Mrs. Doll stating you returned all resources (laptops, books, sports uniforms)
  3. Third stop is Fiscal Office
    • Cannot be completed without library signature
    • Mrs. Penner will sign off that all fines have been paid in full
    • Check the source and bring exact cash or check if a fine exists
  4. Last stop is your Counselor
    • They will verify that you have completed all Naviance work and have completed your graduation requirements

PTSA Sponsored Senior Breakfast

  • Free for all seniors
  • Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9 a.m. in the commons
  • *Senior checkout sheet must be completed to enter

Graduation Practice

  • Friday, June 10
  • Immediately following senior breakfast in the gym.
  • You must participate in graduation practice in order to walk at graduation.
  • No need to wear cap & gown

We have a full ceremony to quickly run through. Have fun but follow directions and you’ll be able to leave after we are done.


Senior Sunset

  • Sunset is at 9
  • Join earlier for bonfires & s’mores
  • Not school affiliated

Day of Graduation

Monday, June 13

Seniors must report to Chief Sealth International High School gym no later than 6:45 p.m.

Do not bring bags or purses because you cannot leave anything behind. We will line up here with staff and district dignitaries and walk across the street as a group to begin the graduation ceremony.

  • Ceremony begins 8 p.m.
  • Southwest Athletic Complex

Graduation Rules

  • Yes, you can decorate your cap & gown, but it must be school appropriate
    • If it is not, you will have to purchase a new one day of ceremony.
  • No tickets needed for guests.  First come seating.  Handicap & accessible seating available at the top of the stadium.
  • No balloons or large objects that would block others view
    • Guests will be asked to tie them to the fence, and we will not take responsibility for their safe keeping
  • If you earned a cord, stole, medal, or have a cultural piece that you would like to wear with your graduation gown we happily allow it
  • Basic cap, gown, stole, and tassel must be zipped and worn to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • See Ms. Ferda or Ms. Doll if you have issues with ordering a gown package
  • Guests are asked to exit to the top of the stadium where graduates will meet them following the ceremony.

Diploma Pickup

Available for pickup Tuesday, June 14, in the front office. There is no time limit, but you are encouraged to pickup before June 17.


Class of 2022 Nominations 

It is time to celebrate the class of 2022 with our annual Senior Awards Night, Prom Court, and Graduation. As a member of the Class of 2022 you are given the opportunity to nominate your classmates and honor the work they’ve done in the past four years here at West Seattle. 

  • For Graduation, Seniors have the opportunity to speak and perform and hear from staff of their choosing.
  • For the Awards Night, Seniors will have the chance to receive awards from their teachers, peers, counselors, and community members with the opportunity for scholarship money and public recognition.
  • For Prom, Seniors will have the chance to be crowned Prom Court winners.

The survey below will take about 6 minutes to complete.

Learn more about the nominations below.

Student Speaker

  • No requirements besides the vote of your peers
  • Please note that your Senior Class President & Overall President already have speaking roles

Staff Speaker

  • Whose last words of advice would you like to hear?

Name Readers

  • These two staff members will read individual graduates names as they come to the stage.

Student Performance

  • Can be a group or a single performer. Not all performers need to be seniors.

Willard Shield “Most Memorable” award

Established by the Class of 1929 “in memory of a member of the Class (Bill Willard) who died from injuries received on the Football Field.” Voted on by the Class members. Awarded to the senior who “through scholastic effort, participation, and inspiring personality contributed the most to WSHS.” This is the highest award the Class can bestow.

Inspirational Senior Award

This award is voted on by the members of the Class. It is awarded to two individuals from the graduating class who have most inspired other members of their class whether in the academic, athletic, or co-curricular arena.

  • Two nominations per student
  • Top 6 will be announced
  • Senior Class will vote at Prom
  • Winners will be announced before the end of the night

Enjoy your last month Seniors!

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