Class of 2022 -- Important Information

Important Information for Class of 2022

 

Last day of school for Seniors will be Wednesday, May 11, 2022.  (This date was changed from May 13th.)

 

Awards Ceremony -- Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:00 pm in the auditorium.

 

Graduation date has been set for Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the UCF arena.  Details will follow including: what time seniors need to be there, how many guests each senior will be allowed, etc.

Dress for graduation includes one of the following options:  (1) black or navy blue slacks, dress shoes, collared shirt with tie or (2) dress (any color as long as it is not longer than the gown) and dress shoes.  Please be sure to wear sensible shoes.  The stairs going up to (and down from) the stage are very steep, and we don’t want any accidents on this important day.

 

While lining up for the graduation ceremony, seniors will fill out an information card which will include personal email addresses.  These are for the graduation photographer (GradImages).  They will take photos of the graduates walking across the stage, shaking hands with the principal, and they will take a photo of the grad with his/her diploma once he/she has come down from the stage.  Proofs of these photos will be sent to you, along with information on how to order copies.  Diacom Video Productions will also be producing a video of the graduation which you can purchase in order to remember this important event.

 

The names that are called during the graduation ceremony are prerecorded by Mr. Bartschi and then posted to the athletic website.  Seniors can listen to their name and provide any corrections so that their names will be pronounced perfectly on the day of their graduation.

 

If you have not yet purchased your cap and gown, Herff Jones will be on campus during lunches on January 6th and 7th.  They will also be in the cafeteria on Saturday, January 8th, from 10am until noon.  You can order your cap and gown, or you can purchase a package, which may include: graduation announcements, photo frames, Senior hoodie or tee shirt, even a class ring.  You can also order online at www.herfforlando.com.  Note: If you have been told that you are going to receive a complimentary cap and gown, then you need to place your order in person, either on the dates listed above or by going to the local Herff Jones office on Wymore Road in Winter Park.

 

Grad Bash:  Wekiva will attend Grad Bash at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure on Friday, April 1, 2022.  Tickets are $120 (which includes transportation) and will be sold January 4th through February 11th online through SchoolPay or in room 612 before school or during lunches.  Note: These are the only dates for ticket sales for this event, so please plan ahead so that you don’t miss out.

 

Prom: Prom will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 7pm until midnight at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace (across from Disney Springs).  Tickets will be on sale for $95 from February 14, 2022 through March 10, 2022.  After Spring Break tickets will be $100 from March 21 through April 1, $105 from April 4 through April 14th, and $110 April 18th through April 22nd.  A final count must be given to the hotel in advance, so no tickets can be sold after noon on April 22nd for any reason.  This event includes a full-course dinner.  Note: No guests will be admitted after 9:00 pm, and ticket prices will not be refunded to those who arrive late.

 

Yearbooks are still on sale through SchoolPay and online at www.yearbookordercenter.com.  They are now $85 and will be sold until we run out.  Your teenager can also bring cash, check, or money order to room 612 before school or during lunches.  Please order your yearbook before they are sold out.

 

Parents are able to purchase a page in the yearbook to dedicate to their own teenager.  We rely on these tributes, because the books cost us more than the $80 for which we are currently selling them.  You can purchase a full page for $400 (which can include up to 9 photos along with your message), half page for $220 (up to 5 photos), quarter page for $135 (up to 3 photos), or eighth page for $100 (1 or 2 photos).  You can purchase your page through SchoolPay and have us set it up for you, or you can purchase online through www.yearbookordercenter.com and design it yourself.  Students are really touched by these tribute pages, so please consider purchasing one for your teenager.  Deadline to purchase your ad and get your photos turned in is February 1st.

 

Yearbooks will arrive on campus by the first full week of May, and they will be distributed to Seniors first during our annual Senior Sunset.  Senior who have not ordered one by that time will also have first chances to purchase any books that have not been preordered by that time.

 

Please keep this information handy, or bookmark the page on the website for future reference.  Deadlines must be observed.  This is particularly true for prom, where our contract requires us to provide a final count by April 22nd.  If you wait until the last day, and then something happens, you will miss out – we cannot extend that date for any reason.