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

2019 Class Motto - “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.”  -Mick Kremling


Graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 at RLHS will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 7:30-9:00pm.  Seating at the ceremony will be very weather dependent.  Weather permiting, the ceremony will be 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.  

Commencement Portraits
This year all graduating seniors walking across stage will be photographed by Lifetouch Special Events.  On Monday, May 6th seniors will receive a card from Lifetouch in their homeroom.  At this time, they will need to fill out the necessary information on the card to receive an email notification and mailing of their commencement proofs.  These cards are to be turned into their homeroom teacher on the same day and will be sent to Lifetouch. You may also click the link above to sign up ahead of time and receive a notification when your proofs are online and ready to order.  

Senior Class t-shirts
Seniors can now order and pay for their class of 2019 t-shirt in student services with Mrs. Hanson.  With homecoming shortly approaching, orders need to be placed no later than Friday, September 14th.  Cost is $12.  Front and back of shirt will be as follows;
Front                                                    Back
                                            (logo on back will be small just below neck line with Class of 2019 in white with a bigger font on main part of back)

Seniors are expected to have a completed Academic Career Plan - ACP (formerly e-portfolio) prior to graduation.  This e-portfolio must be completed to go on the senior trip, participate in graduation ceremonies and to receive a diploma.  Help sessions are currently available during resource period in room 118 with Mrs. Johnson.

Senior Pictures
Seniors, we need your senior pictures turned ASAP!!! Please send these to Mr. Panasuk by Friday, February 1, 2019.  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
Seniors that will be receiving any kind of scholarship or recognition award will be acknowledged on Monday, June 3rd at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium.  Students that will be receiving such awards will be contacted ahead of time.  All friends and family members are welcome to come.

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 picture will take place on Monday, January 7th, 2019.  Seniors will be receiving an order form on Monday, December 17th during homeroom.  These order forms need to be filled out with the proper amount and returned to the high school on January 7th.  Any students who still wish to order their senior panorama can do so during the week of January 7th.  Blank order forms can be found in the office and MUST be returned to Mrs. Hanson in Student Services not later than Friday, January 11th. 

Cap and Gown Information 
On Monday, January 7th, 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.  Orders can be placed on-line or by returning order forms to the school on the indicated days found below.  Cost for cap and gown is $25.  You may access the Herff Jones website by clicking on the link itself.

Cap and Gown Order Due Date -NOTE CHANGE IN DEADLINE
Orders for ALL caps and gowns are due no later than Wednesday, February 13th.  Orders may be placed one of two ways.  1.  Completed order packets and money may be returned to the high school on either Tuesday, January 22nd OR Wednesday, February 13th  during all lunch periods in the cafeteria.  2.  Orders may also be placed online through the Herff Jones website.  This MUST be done no later than Wednesday, February 13th.  

Cap and Gown Distribution NOTE CHANGE!!!
Distribution will take place on Monday, May 20th during homeroom ​Friday, May 24th during resource time.  All seniors who are in good academic status and have completed their E-Portfolio will be allowed to receive their items.

Herff Jones Announcements
Any student that ordered anything else from Herff Jones other than your cap and gown, you may pick these items up from our Herff Jones representative on Monday, May 29th in the cafeteria during all lunches.

Senior Class Speaker
It is time to select the Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker.  If you are interested in trying out, sign up in the Main Office and see Madame Schmitzer for the speech guidelines by May3.  Tryouts for the honor to speak at graduation will be at 3:30 on Wednesday,
May 15.  
Congratulations to Garrett Solum for being chosen as this year's Senior Class Speaker!

Senior Class Trip 
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Are you ready for some serious fun?  This year's senior class trip will take place on Friday, May 31st at Vallerfair located in Shakopee, MN.  A day full of thrills, chills and waterpark fun!  
*Leave time will be approximately 8am 
*Return time will be approximately 7pm
*Lunch is included!  All you can eat grill buffet at our school's own private pavilion.  
*Cost $30 per student - covers coach bus,  admission and lunch.
*Any graduating senior that will be attending the senior trip MUST have their E-portfolio completed and be in good academic status.
*Extra things to bring: swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, necessary medications and extra spending money.

Senior Class Slide Show
Do you have any great pictures of you and your friends throughout your years in school?  If so and you would like to see them in the senior slide show, then please send them to the following email
The slide will be shown during the senior class picnic.
*Please note:  We cannot guarantee that every picture submitted will be shown in the slide show.  The slide show will be around 20minutes long and display a diverse variety of pictures submitted.  

Senior Class Appreciation, Picnic & Practice
During the last day of school for the senior class, Wednesday, June 5th, the students will board school buses around 9am outside of cafeteria doors to visit all area schools to say "thanks" and good bye.  After that, around 11:00am, there will be a picnic lunch served to all graduating seniors in the cafeteria.  Lastly, this will be followed up with a mandatory graduation practice for all seniors that will be graduating that night and walking across the stage.  Approximate time for practice will be 11:45am in the Ole Olson Gym.

*Your senior co-advisors for the 2018-2019 school year are Jean Schmitzer & Dale Zuzek.  They can be reached at 715-234-2181.