Seniors: What You Need to Know

  • Class of 2023: 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.

    Seniors Last Day of School

    Thursday, May 25, is the last day of school for Valley seniors.

    Commencement Practice-REQUIRED:

    Friday, May 26, 2023, 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 at commencement practice.  


    Commencement (Day of Graduation) Details

    Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 7 p.m. at Valley Stadium

    • We ask families to ride together due to limited parking.
    • The stadium will open 90 minutes before the event start time (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
    • Graduates should arrive before 6:45 p.m. in order to find their seat before the ceremony begins.

    Rain Dates

    • First Rain Date:  Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.  (Doors open 90 minutes prior, seniors need to arrive by 9:45 a.m.)
    • Second Rain Date:  Monday, May 29 at 7 p.m.  (Doors open 90 minutes prior, seniors need to arrive by 6:45 p.m.)

    Watch Livestream

    The event will be livestreamed. 

    Watch commencement live on May 28

    Check in your Chromebook!

    Your WDMCS Chromebook must be turned in before you graduate. 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 WITH YOUR CHARGER any time during the following window:

    • May 15-25, 2023 from 7:30am-3:30pm in the VHS Media Center
    • You must have the charger AND chromebook at the time of check in.  If you have lost the charger, you will be billed $22.
    • Chromebooks not turned in will be locked and considered lost. A lost Chromebook charge is $346.


    Other Important Information

    Seniors Come Home: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

    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. 

    • Clive Learning Academy: 3:30 p.m. in the library
    • Crestview School of Inquiry: 3 p.m. in the media center  
    • Crossroads Park Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the media center
    • Fairmeadows Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the media center
    • Hillside Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the library    
    • Jordan Creek Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the media center
    • Western Hills Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the library  
    • Westridge Elementary: 3:30 p.m. in the media center 

    Senior Fees and Fines

    All fees and fines must be paid by NOON, Friday May 19, 2023, or they will be turned over to a collection agency after our commencement ceremony. 

    Senior Honors Recognition Night

    Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in the Valley High School Staplin Performing Arts Center (PAC).

    • 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.
    • All are welcome to attend, though only students who will be recognized during the event will receive a postcard invitation in the mail, as well as an email invitation.

    View 2023 Honors Recognition Night FAQs

    FAFSA Support

    FAFSA stands for FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is THE form required at all colleges that accept and award federal aid. It’s the form that provides college financial aid officers with the information they need to determine a federal aid package for your senior.

    ICAN offers resources to help families complete FAFSA information. Visit their website to schedule an appointment or find nearby events. 

    ICAN website

    Senior Survey

    Valley seniors are being surveyed about their post-high school plans and where they would like their final official Valley transcript sent. Seniors can complete this information via a survey in Infinite Campus.

    • For those students who have taken dual credit classes, ordering a DMACC transcript is a separate process and a separate transcript. Information is given in the survey.
    • Please note that postsecondary institutions will likely continue to notify students through June that they need to submit a final transcript. These are auto-generated messages and there is no need to contact the Valley Registrar.
    • Final Valley transcripts are anticipated to be sent out mid-June.

    Want to save any of your Google files?

    Soon after you graduate, your WDMCS google account will be deactivated. If you want to save anything, you MUST take action, or your files will be deleted over the summer.

    Directions to save Google Files 

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