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

2022 Class Motto:  It is what you make it.

Graduation

Graduation for the class of 2022 will be on Friday, May 27th 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 28th, 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.

 Graduation Practice Graduation practice will take place on Friday, May 27th. We will begin the morning by meeting at school for a senior breakfast and return your chromebooks.
Senior Scholarship Awards
The Senior Awards presentation will take place May 18th, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the High School Auditorium. Students who will receiving an award at the program will be sent an invitation by Mrs. Young in Student Services.

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, 2022.  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 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.
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



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
 



Community Service Day & Senior Class Picnic
This year's community service day for the senior class will take place on Wednesday, April 27th.  Seniors will be coordinating activities with their senior homeroom teachers.  A great day to help give back to our community and make things happen!

Cap & Gown Distribution 
Gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 19th during resource period in the gymnasium.  Caps and tassel will be distributed in the morning of Friday, May 27th prior to graduation practice.  Seniors must be in good academic status, have all fines paid, have their ACP complete and free from any detentions.  



NOTE: Please make note of NEW deadline EXTENSION!
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 $26+tax = $27.43.  All orders MUST be processed online.  These orders will be sent to the high school for distribution.

Deadline for orders is Sunday, December 19, 2021
New and FINAL deadline is Saturday, January 15th.  Any orders placed on or after Monday, January 3rd will be charged a late of $4.99.
Senior Grad Informational Video
Digital Graduation Packet
Rice Lake Essential Order

NOTE:  Due to the low interest on the current plan on the senior class trip to Valleyfair, we are currently exploring other local opportunities for this day.  A special announcement will be made by the end of the day May 13th.  

 Senior Class Trip
 We are happy to announce there WILL be a senior class trip this year to Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, MN.  The trip will take place on Friday, May 20th.  Cost will be $30 with checks made out to Rice Lake High School.  Students can take their money to Mrs. Young in the main office.  Cost will include admission, transportation on a coach bus and a catered lunch at the park.  All seniors must be in good academic status, have their ACP complete, all fines paid and all detentions completed in order to go on trip.


Valleyfair Opening Day 2021 Tour & Review with Ranger - YouTube

Senior Class Speaker 
Congratulations to Abigail Dykstra in being chosen to be this year's class speaker!!!

*Your senior co-advisers for the 2021-2022 school year are Dale Zuzek & Paul Thurston.  They can be reached at 715-234-2181.