Senior Class - Information You Need to Know - please check frequently

2023 Class Motto:   "We do not remember days, we remember moments"


Graduation for the class of 2023 will be on Friday, May 26th at 7:00pm at RLHS. The location of the event will be at the Friess Family Athletic Complex. In case of inclement weather graduation will be held on Saturday, May 27th, at 10:00 a.m. We request that all graduates dress appropriately for the ceremony. Participants are not allowed to wear spiked heels, as walking on the field surface may cause injury. The long gowns and spiked heels could cause an accident on stage steps as well. It is expected that each graduate will press his/her gown for the event. Students are expected to be at the high school by 6:30pm for this event.
 Graduation Practice
All graduating seniors are expected to come for the morning!
Graduation practice will take place on Friday, May 26th. We will begin the morning by meeting at school at 8am for a senior breakfast in the cafeteria. Afterwards, seniors will board school buses and travel to all other elementary and middle schools to say thanks to their former teachers as they walk the halls one last time. Graduation practice will follow after returning back to high school.
Senior Scholarship Awards
This year's senior scholarship awards will take place on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Rice Lake High School. 

Academic Career Plan
Seniors are expected to have a completed Academic Career Plan - ACP (formerly e-portfolio) prior to graduation.  This ACP must be completed to go on the senior trip, participate in graduation ceremonies and to receive a diploma.  Use the following link to locate resources on fulfilling the necessary requirements for the ACP - Senior ACP

Senior Pictures
The deadline for senior picture submission is February 1st, 2023.  Any student wanting their senior picture in the yearbook needs to have it submitted to Mr. Panasuk by this date.  Either you or your photographer will need to send it to his email address at RLHS.  [email protected]

Transcript Information
In order to access final transcript information, all students need to register with Parchment at  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.
Be sure to change the email address associated with your Parchment account (to a non-school district email address) so that you can continue using your account after graduation - Click Here for Directions

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.

Transferring Files after Graduation
Use this document to help guide you through the process it will take in order to transfer any files, emails, or other materials to a personal email account. Your school account no longer be accessible to you after June 30. 

Community Service Day
On Wednesday, April 12, students of the senior class will be helping out in giving back to their communities.  Each senior homeroom will be working on a specific task during the morning of this day.  Students will then regroup for a lunch provided at the high school. 

Matte Royal Blue High School Cap & Tassel - Graduation Caps – Graduation Cap  and Gown
Cap & Gown Distribution 
Distribution date will be on Thursday, May 18th during resource period in the gym lobby.  Students must meet the following criteria in order to receive their cap and gown on this date:
*Good academic status
*No outstanding fees to pay
*Completed ACP (Academic Career Plan)

Cap and Gown Order Information 
Attention seniors!  Cap and gown order information is now live and ready to go!  Please click on the links  below for more information regarding this process.  Total cost for cap, gown and tassel is $33.50+tax = $35.34.  All orders MUST be processed online.  These orders will be sent to the high school for distribution.
NOTE:  Deadline for current price is December 30th.  Afterwards will be a $10 additional fee.
Senior Grad Informational Video
Digital Graduation Packet
Rice Lake Essential Order

Senior Class Speaker 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17th during resource period
WHERE:  Mr. Thurston's room
Sign ups for class speaker are now underway! Those interested in tying out for the senior class speaker must sign up on a sheet outside of Mr. Thurston's room.  It is there you will also find the speech criteria.  In addition, individuals must also send BOTH Mr. Thurston and Mr. Zuzek an email expressing their interest.  Best of luck!

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WHEN - Wednesday, May 17, 2023
WHERE - Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells
COST - $20 
DEADLINE - Students need to sign up and pay Mrs. Drost in the main office by Friday, April 28th.
DETAILS:  Students will leave on a coach bus at 7:30 on this day and will travel to the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells.  The $20 will cover the cost of the coach bus, ticket to the water parks, ticket to the amusement parks and pizza/soda for lunch.  The bus will return to Rice Lake High School by 5:30pm. 

*Your senior co-advisers for the 2022-2023 school year are Dale Zuzek & Paul Thurston.  They can be reached at 715-234-2181.