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

2024 Class Motto:    "Success is a journey, not a destination"


Graduation for the class of 2024 will be on Friday, May 24th 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 25th, 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 Graduation practice will take place on Friday, May 24th. All seniors attending graduation are expected to be at practice. The day will begin at 8am with a senior breakfast in the cafeteria. Afterwards, seniors will receive their caps and board buses to say thanks and good-bye at our elementary and middle schools. Lastly, we will meet on the patio in front of the concession stand as we prepare for practice. At the end of practice, students will receive their tassels.

Senior Awards  Night
On Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm, RLHS will be hosting its annual Senior Awards Night.
Seniors who will  be receiving scholarships/awards on this night will receive an invitation to attend along with their family.  The location of this event will be in the RLHS auditorium.  

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, 2024.  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 - Wednesday April 17
NOTE:  See changes below due to weather.
Community Service Day for tomorrow is now optional due to the weather affecting outside tasks.  The day will still go on as planned with only inside tasks that are planned in the community.  Seniors planning to attend will meet in the gymnasium at 8:00am and will still have a wonderful day helping out in the community.  Lunch will be provided around 12:30pm with the release of the seniors for the rest of the day at 1:00pm.


Matte Royal Blue High School Cap & Tassel - Graduation Caps � Graduation Cap  and Gown
Cap & Gown Distribution
Caps and gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 16th at the high school in the gym lobby during resource period.  Approximate time will be 1:00pm - 1:45pm
 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)
Time owed (i.e. detentions) must all be made up/cleared

NOTE:  The deadline has passed for ordering caps and gowns.  All orders will arrive to RLHS in May.
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 $36.00+tax = $37.98.  All orders MUST be processed online.  These orders will be sent to the high school for distribution.
Rice Lake Essential Order - click here to place order

Senior Class Speaker
Attention seniors, anybody interested in trying out for this year's class speaker at graduation can now pick up information regarding this on the bulletin board outside of Mr. Thurston's room.  Tryouts will take placeTuesday, May 7th during resource  period in Mr. Thurston's room.


Valleyfair Family Fun Day Minnesota And Dakotas Chapter |

We're heading to Valleyfair!
Date:  Friday, May 17th
Leave:  7:30am on coach bus transportation
Sign-up and pay $20 (checks - RLHS) to Mrs. Drost in the main office.

*Your senior co-advisers for the 2023-2024 school year are Dale Zuzek & Paul Thurston.  They can be reached at 715-234-2181.