Senior Class - Information You Need to Know

2017 Class Motto - "It always seems impossible until it's done."  -Nelson Mandela
Graduation
Graduation ceremony for the class of 2017 at RLHS will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 7:30-9:00pm.  More information to come.

E-Portfolio
Seniors are expected to have a completed e-portfolio prior to graduation.  This e-portfolio must be completed to go on the senior trip, participate in graduation ceremonies and to receive a diploma.  Weekly workshops are taking place on Wednesday's in room 134 during resource for students that need help on their e-portfolio.

Transcript Information

In order to access final transcript information, all students need to register with Parchment at www.parchment.com.  This will allow students to be able to request and send transcripts to their preferred destinations online.  Students will need to set up an account with Parchment.  This is a free service to all students.  Even though you register with Parchment now, transcripts will not be sent out until June.


Senior Scholarship Award Recognition
Seniors receiving scholarship awards and other recognition will be required to attend this ceremony following the senior banquet on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30pm in the RLHS auditorium.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their families during this special occasion as they are truly recognized for all of their hard work and efforts during their school career.  The event is open to the public for all to see.

Scholarships
Seniors, please be sure to check the following scholarship link below for a wide variety of scholarships that you may be eligible for through student services.  Be sure to check back frequently for the list is continuously changing.
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Graduation Survey
 Every senior is expected to fill out a short/brief online survey that can be found by using the following web link. RLHS Survey  The purpose of this survey is for Herff
 Jones
 (the company from whom we buy and rent caps and gowns from) to collect information about each graduate.  It is important to understand that the student is NOT ordering their cap and  gown when taking the survey at this time.


Senior Class Speaker
Tryouts for senior class speaker will be on Wednesday, May 17th after school.  Those students interested in trying out for senior class speaker will need to pick up information/criteria from Madame Schmitzer at the high school.  

Senior Class Trip

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Get ready for some serious fun!!!  This year's class trip will be on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.   We will be heading to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park located in Wisconsin Dells.  Cost will be $30 per student which includes transportation on a coach bus, admission to the water parks, roller coasters, go carts and a hot dog lunch.  Deadline for payment will be Friday, May 26th.  Payments can be made out to Rice Lake High School and given to Mrs. Einum in student services.  
UPDATED INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
*Departure time will be at 7:45 by front patio off of cafeteria
*Return time will be approximately 8pm 
*All day lockers are available for $10
*Bring extra snacks for the bus ride.
*Bring your own towels and sun screen
*Only one water carry-in per person
*Click Mt. Olympus above to link to waterpark

Senior Class Banquet
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This year's senior class banquet will take place on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:30pm in the high school cafeteria.  The food will be catered by Rice Lake's Casa Mexicana.  The banquet is open to seniors only.  Come and enjoy some great times and food while reminiscing about your school years!  Cost will be $12 per student.  Deadline for payment will be Friday, May 26th.  Payments can be made out to Rice Lake High School and given to Mrs. Einum in student services.

Cap and Gown Distribution
Cap and gown distribution for students that have ordered them will be on Monday, May 22 during homeroom.  Students that will need their cap & gown prior to this date will need to see Mr. Zuzek or Madame Schmitzer. 

Cap and Gown Information
Seniors and Parents, 
A few notes about your graduation cap and gown:
Gowns:  Please hang out your gown in a safe place prior to trying to iron it.  Since it is a rental gown, we advise you to make sure there are no problems with it.  If there are any concerns, please see a class advisor ASAP.  Rather than ironing it yourselves, if you are interested in having it pressed at one of the local dry cleaners, the price is approximately $8+tax if you can get it to them by Friday, June 2. 
Caps:  Due too the formality of our graduation ceremony, we ask that our seniors are in uniform caps and gowns.  This means you are expected to wait until AFTER the ceremony to personalize your mortarboard.  
Tassels:  Your 2017 tassel will be handed out following graduation practice and after all fines and fees have been paid, textbooks turned in and lockers cleaned out.


Cap and Gown Ordering
On Monday, January 9th, each member of the senior class was given a packet of information regarding the ordering of their graduation cap and gown.  Students were to take this home and share the information with their parents/guardians and then return the packet filled out with payment on Monday, January 16th.  Any students who missed this deadline will need to send their check/money to the Herff Jones address found on this packet or may do so by ordering online at the Herff Jones website.  Originally, a price increase was supposed to be in affect beginning the week of January 22.  This increase will be delayed until Friday, February 3rd allowing more of our seniors to get the necessary forms sent in on time.  A price increase will now go into affect beginning February 4th.  

*Please keep checking back to this website for upcoming senior events and due dates!!!  Information will be updated frequently.

*Your senior co-advisors for the 2016-2017 school year are Jean Schmitzer & Dale Zuzek.