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

2020 Class Motto - "Make it Happen" -unknown


Graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 at RLHS will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7pm.  Seating at the ceremony will be very weather dependent.  Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outdoors on the athletic complex.  Seating will be first come, first serve with ushers on hand to assist spectators.  If the weather does not allow for an outdoor ceremony, then it will be held indoors in the gymnasium with limited seating.  These decisions will not be determined until the week of graduation.  If for some reason we are not able to have a traditional ceremony on this day, then there will be another plan for the SAME day to honor our graduates.  In the event this is necessary, it will be communicated as we near July 31. 

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
Seniors, we need your senior pictures.  Please send these to Mr. Panasuk by  February 1, 2020.  Color pictures work the best with vertical orientation.  Most photographers in the area will do this for you if requested.

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

Senior Scholarship Award Recognition
The scholarship program this year will be held virtually on June 7 at 7pm from the high school.  Students receiving scholarships will be contacted ahead of time and will be invited to the virtual ceremony.  However, students will not know what scholarship(s) they will be receiving until that day.

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.
Senior School Files and Emails
Attention seniors, please click on the following link to see information from DTO regarding your school files and emails.  Files and emails

Senior Panorama
This year's senior panorama will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020.  Students will assemble during homeroom on this date in the Ole Olsen Gym for their class picture.  Order forms will be handed out to students prior to Christmas break.  More information to follow.
NOTE:  Order forms did not arrive until after Christmas break.  Students will be given panorama order forms on Thursday, January 2, 2020 during homeroom.  Any student wishing to order a senior panorama must bring their completed order form and money to the gymnasium on Jan. 6th.

Cap and Gown Order Information 
On Monday, November 18th, 2019 seniors will be receiving informational packets regarding cap and gown ordering information.  Please take time to review this with your son/daughter due to it containing time sensitive materials.  It is recommended that orders be placed on-line or by mailing in the necessary forms to Herff Jones.  It is important to note that orders will NOT be collected at school by any high school staff member.  Cost for cap, gown and tassel unit will be $25 +tax ($26.38).   The handling fee for this will be waived if this is the only thing being ordered.  You may access the        Herff Jones website directly by clicking on the link itself for their full line of products or click on the following link to order just the cap and gown unit for       Rice Lake High School-Cap Gown.   

*NOTE - A representative from Herff Jones will be at RLHS on Tuesday, December 10th from 5-7pm and Wednesday, December 11th from 11-1pm in the south lobby to answer questions that students and/or parents may have and to collect any completed packet order forms.  

Cap and Gown Order Due Date -
Orders for ONLY the cap/gown/tasel unit are due by Monday, January 13, 2020.  All handling fees are waived for this order.

ANY other order that includes ANY additional items other than the cap/gown/tasel unit are due by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.   These orders are subjected to a handling fee.

Cap and Gown Distribution 
Cap and gown distribution will occur in May.  More information to follow.  

Herff Jones Announcements

Senior Class Speaker   Congratulations to Rivers Heathman for being selected as this year's class speaker!
Any senior who is considering in trying out for the senior class speaker at this year's graduation will need to click on the following link regarding related information.  For now, all those trying out will need to contact your class advisers and submit a video recording of you giving the speech.  COMMENCEMENT SPEECH GUIDELINESFINAL.doc


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This year's senior class trip will take place on Wednesday, May 27th at Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, MN.  All students interested in going must be in good academic status, have all fines paid and have their ACP completed.  More information to come!

Senior Slide Show Pictures
Hey seniors! Do you have any pictures from the past and/or present that might showcase you and/or your friends throughout your school career?  Then use the following link to upload them into the Google folder. (see instructions below) These pictures will be shown at the senior slide show on the senior's last day of school during the senior picnic.  Please note that the slide show lasts about 20 minutes.  Thus, some editing of pictures may occur to accommodate this.   
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For instructions on how to add pictures from your phone to this link, watch this screen recording. 

Senior Class Appreciation, Picnic & Practice CANCELLED
On Friday, May 29th, graduating seniors will be showing their appreciation to the school district by running the halls at all schools and "high fiving" their teachers from past years and their future high school warriors.  After, around 11am there will be a senior picnic and slide show in the cafeteria followed by a mandatory graduation practice for those participating in the graduation ceremony.  

*Your senior co-advisers for the 2019-2020 school year are Dale Zuzek & Paul Thurston.  They can be reached at 715-234-2181.