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
All graduating seniors are expected to come for the morning!
Graduation practice will take place on Friday, May 24th. 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.

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
The senior class will be giving back to their community on this day with guidance from their homeroom teachers.  Prior to this date, community tasks will be generated allowing students and their peers to sign up and work together.  See your homeroom teachers for any questions or concerns.  Let's make it a great day!

Matte Royal Blue High School Cap & Tassel - Graduation Caps � Graduation Cap  and Gown
Cap & Gown Distribution 
Caps and gowns have been ordered and will be distributed in May!  More specifics will be given in May.
 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)

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 
Information regarding this will be forthcoming in April.  For anybody that is thinking about trying out and wants to get an early start, your speech needs to be 5-7 minutes and focused around the class motto.


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.