LWHS Senior Events

Parents of Class of 2023 – What to Expect in the Senior Year

We will update this senior webpage regularly. The school also has a senior and yearbook section on their website with more information LWHS Senior Info Page. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date info! And please see the end of this message for an important call to action.

College Application Workshops (Sept. – Jan.) – Sponsored by the PTSA, experienced volunteers are available to help your student with ideas and editing of their college application essay. Traditionally this has happened in person after school, but we are looking for ways to bring this valuable service to students in a virtual format. Also, see the Counseling Page on the school website for lots of helpful information on applying to college - LWHS Counseling Center.

Cap & Gown Orders (begin around October) – Jostens is the LWHS vendor for these and many other graduation related items. Look for communication directly from the school regarding ordering information. Some families choose to look for hand-me-down caps/gowns from previous students. Jostens also provides caps/gowns for families in need. See the Senior Graduation Information page on the school website for details.

Yearbook Orders (Sept. - Dec.) – Parents and students are usually given an opportunity to contribute content to the yearbook (e.g, Senior Recognition Ad, Student quote, Student photos, etc.). Your student’s school photo will be included in the yearbook UNLESS you want to upload a professional quality digital photo. See the school website for most up to date deadlines and requirements. - Yearbook Info.

ASB Senior Events – These events are planned by the ASB leadership and generally do not involve parents. Encourage your student to join the LW Class of 2023 Instagram account (lwhs.2023) for best chance of hearing about these events. 

  • Senior Sunrise – typically the morning of the first Friday of school. Like it sounds, seniors meet at the school to watch the sun rise.
  • Senior Prom – Saturday, June 4 
  • Senior Sunset – Friday, June 9, immediately following Senior Farewell (see below). It's like Senior Sunrise, but the opposite! Unlike Senior Farewell, this is a student event only.
  • Moving Up Assembly - During the school day. Planned by the ASB to commemorate the seniors' exit from their usual spot and juniors taking their place.

Graduation – The district, in coordination with each high school, plans the official graduation ceremony.  There is generally a rehearsal held the day before along with a senior breakfast.

  • 2023 Senior Breakfast: Wednesday, June 14, followed by Graduation Rehearsal.
  • Graduation for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 from 12:30-2:30 PM at the UW Alaska Airlines Arena. 

PTSA Sponsored Events – Senior Party, Senior Farewell

Senior Farewell (formerly Senior Salute) More details on even date and time to come! The Senior Farewell is a more informal way to celebrate our graduates with family and friends. It provides lots of photo opportunities for Seniors in Cap & Gown, which can be difficult to get at graduation.

Senior Party is an all-night chaperoned event for seniors only to celebrate in a safe and fun way with their classmates on graduation night. Senior Party will start Thursday, June 15; check-in is at 8:30 PM at LWHS. The party will start at 9:30 pm and go until 5:00 am. The ticket price includes transportation to two venues, food, and a variety of entertainment to enjoy. Please see our Senior Party Info page for more details.

If you would like to participate in senior celebrations brainstorming and planning so we are prepared to celebrate the Class of 2023, please email info@lwhsptsa.org.  Parents of younger LWHS students are encouraged to join the conversation too, as it is a great way to get advance knowledge of the senior experience and “pay it forward” by helping at the events.

Last updated 1/16/2023.