Prepare to Graduate!
We are entering a very important and exciting time in a senior’s education. Don't miss these upcoming events and deadlines.
2021 Commencement Details
Sunday, May 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. at Valley Stadium
- Each graduate can bring four guests to the event.
- Students MUST enter with all of their guests.
- The stadium will open 90 minutes before the event start time (gates open at 10:30 a.m.)
Other Important Information
Seniors Come Home
Seniors who attended an elementary school in the district as sixth graders are invited to return to their home elementary school to celebrate their graduation at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021. The elementary school celebration start times and festivities may vary slightly by school. Contact your elementary school to learn more.
- Clive Learning Academy: 515-633-5800
- Crestview School of Inquiry: 515-633-5700
- Crossroads Park Elementary: 515-633-5200
- Fairmeadows Elementary: 515-633-6500
- Hillside Elementary: 515-633-6200
- Jordan Creek Elementary: 515-633-5200
- Western Hills Elementary: 515-633-5900
- Westridge Elementary: 515-633-5400
Senior Fees and Fines
All fees and fines must be paid by NOON, Friday May 21, 2020, or they will be turned over to a collection agency after our commencement ceremony.
Honors Recognition Night
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in the Valley High School Fieldhouse.
- The National Honor Society induction will begin at 6 p.m.
- The induction program will be followed by the Senior Awards and Scholarship Recognition at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Valley Stadium.
- This is the only practice for the actual commencement program.
- The practice will last approximately two hours.
- Caps and gowns will be distributed during lunch on Tuesday, May 25. For those who did not pick up or are on-line students, you will have another opportunity by the West Doors/Cafe V from 6 p.m. Traffic pattern signs will be posted.
Senior Portrait Yearbook Information: Class of 2022
All Class of 2022 seniors must still have a photo taken during registration for identification cards and Infinite Campus records, regardless of senior photography submissions.
Please make certain your photographer is aware of these requirements before the session. All photos must be submitted by the Friday, October 29, 2021 deadline, no exceptions.
Check in your Chromebook!
Your WDMCS Chromebook must be turned in before you graduate. You can turn this in at any point when you are finished with your classwork. Please keep in mind that you should NOT turn it in until you are SURE you are done with your classwork. Some teachers may require use of the Chromebook until your last day.
When you are sure you are done with it, you may turn it in any time during the following window:
- May 17-26, 2021
- VHS Media Center
Want to save any of your Google files? Here's how!
When you graduate, your WDMCS google account will be deactivated. You will no longer have access to any files you created within Google using your @wdmcs.org email address, such as docs, presentations, YouTube videos, etc. If you would like to keep your documents, you must go download or transfer your data to a personal account.
Please note that you should NOT simply share the documents with your personal email address. If you do this, the document will still be deleted when your account is removed because your school district account is still the owner of the documents.
There are two methods you can use to keep your files. 1) Google Transfer or 2) Google Takeout. Please keep in mind that these methods are effective as of at that moment in time. So if you start the transfer right now, but you finish a final paper next week, that final version would not be included. If you start the transfer now, it will not move or delete any of your current documents, you just may not get every last edit you make. Therefore, it’s recommended that you start either option after you are finished with all of your projects.
Also, keep in mind that both methods will ONLY apply to YOUR documents… Not documents that are shared with you but owned by someone else. So for example, if you collaborated with a friend on a document and you have this in your “My Drive” folder, but the owner of the document is listed as your friend, then that file will not be included in your export. If you use Option 1 below, you will get a list of any documents that were unable to be transferred.
Option 1 - Google Transfer
Google Transfer will let you transfer your Google Drive content to another Google account. This is preferable for most students, as this will allow you to keep your Google files as native Google files, just with a new owner. You can jump right in here:
Or view some step by step instructions here:
There are two important “Gotchas” to this method:
- It will not transfer your YouTube channel. If you utilize your WDMCS account for YouTube content you wish to keep, you will want to download those videos manually, or use option 2 for only your YouTube content.
- Your WDMCS Google account has unlimited storage, but normal gmail accounts are limited to 15GB. You can check the amount of storage you’re using by visiting drive.google.com. In the left side column, you’ll see a listing for Storage. Look at this number and as long as the sum of this number and this number from your personal Google Drive account are lower than 15GB, you’re good to go.
Option 2 - Google Takeout
The second option is Google Takeout. This option is a little more involved, but it actually downloads your Google content to files so you can hold onto them. Docs become Word files. Sheets become Excel files. Presentations become PowerPoint files. You can jump right in here:
Or view some step by step instructions here:
The last day we guarantee access to your current documents is the day you graduate, so please go download any documents you want to keep before that time because once it’s gone… it’s gone!