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Watchung Hills Regional High School Watchung Hills Regional High School

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Graduation Information

Congratulations Class of 2024!

Graduation Ceremony: June 13, 2024, 10am

 

Graduation Information

 

Important Dates

6/4 Senior Memorial/Community Awards Ceremony 7pm in the PAC

6/5 Senior Awards 12pm in the PAC

6/6 Senior Prom

6/7 and 6/10 Obligation Day – Seniors turn in any outstanding items

6/10 Yearbook distribution, color wars, ice cream truck, Chick-Fil-A

6/11 Graduation Practice 8am Gym 5/6, traditional ice cream social, senior gifts

6/11 Cap, gown, diploma cover distribution post-graduation practice

6/12 Graduation Practice 8am JV baseball field

6/12 Senior Breakfast

6/13 Graduation line up 9am JV baseball field

6/13 Project Graduation at Iron Peak for all seniors who RSVP. No RSVP = No spot on the bus. Buses leave for Project Graduation at 7pm

Fees and Fines
Students must clear all obligations prior to June 10th at 12pm to receive their cap and gown on June 11th.  Please check the parent portal under fees and fines.  Note that this includes items from all four years:  Textbooks, library materials, athletic uniforms and equipment, overdue lunch payments.  

In addition to fines, seniors must have their senior survey (students should see their guidance counselor) completed prior to June 10th in order to pick up their cap and gown as it is a graduation requirement.

Student Caps, Gowns and Diploma Covers
All students that are cleared from fines and ordered a cap and gown will receive their cap and gown on June 11th immediately following graduation practice.  

Any student who did not clear a fine or purchase a cap and gown can pick up or purchase their cap and gown after 12:00pm on June 12th if all fines are cleared.

Diploma covers will be in student cap and gown bags that are picked up on June 11th.  Students will need to write their names on a piece of paper and tape it to their diploma covers; this will be used during our June 12th practice and during the graduation ceremony to facilitate graduate name calling.  

Please note that the diploma cover distributed on June 11th is the only cover the student will receive.  Diplomas are picked up after graduation and inserted in the diploma cover.

Graduation Practice Dates
Tuesday, June 10th 8:00am in gym 5/6 and Wednesday, June 11th 8:00am on the JV baseball field.  Attendance is mandatory.

Tickets for Graduation
As our graduation ceremony is held outside, tickets are not needed, seating on the stands is first come, first served.

Parking
Carpool if possible as parking is limited.  Students cannot drive on campus.  Please feel free to drop off your child and then park.

Weather permitting, parking on Mountain Avenue field will be permitted.

We will be providing shuttle service from Mountain Avenue to the North Parking lot area.

Handicapped Parking
Anyone in need of handicapped parking must have a NJ State MVC Handicap Placard and/or a NJ State MVC HC license plate; we will not be providing placards.  

Handicap parking will be located in the North Building parking lot near the tennis courts.

You will be able to drop off anyone that needs assistance getting to the turf field in the North Parking lot by the JV baseball field.  We will escort the person in a golf cart to the field as you park your car in general parking.  Due to space limitations, only one person can sit with a handicapped individual in the designated area behind the graduates; all other family members and friends must sit in the stands.

Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 13th
Students should arrive by 9:00am and report to the JV baseball field.  The procession of students will begin at 9:45am and the ceremony will begin at 10:00am.  If we are experiencing inclement weather, the start time of graduation will be altered.  As this is a graduation day decision, please check our school website for start time changes on the day of graduation.

Graduation Programs
Programs will be available digitally.  Please check our website or this link the week of graduation for a QR code to access the program.  The QR code will also be accessible the day of graduation and will be found in multiple locations near the turf field.

Diploma Pick-Up
Immediately following the graduation ceremony, students must report to gym 1/2 to pick up their actual diploma.