Northwest High School
Guide to Senior Activities and Graduation 2024
Guide to Graduation 2024
Dear Northwest High School Families~
As the third quarter commences, allow us to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your student(s) on an amazing senior year. We have been thoroughly impressed by the commitment, leadership, and pride of the Class of 2024! We appreciate everything they have done to leave their footprints here at NWHS, and our team wishes them much success as they transition to the next exciting chapter of their life, knowing that they are prepared for the challenges and opportunities that await them.
The NWHS graduation committee has designed this packet to help answer many of the questions that will arise throughout the year. It contains information about Senior Honors Nights, Commencement Practice, and Commencement 2024. It also provides information about graduation requirements, the commencement program, attire for the ceremony, cap and gown details, diploma pick-up, and other essential information. We will continue to publish information electronically, on our school website for your convenience. Please see the “Seniors” heading on the left side menu bar of our web page.
I am certain this school year has been and will continue to be a time of excitement and celebration for your student and your family. We hope this information will help you plan for upcoming events and will reduce the stress that can come in times of transition.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Northwest High School, let us again express how proud we are of the Class of 2024 and thank you for your support. In so many ways, their success is your success. These young men and women have made a difference in their time here at Northwest High School, and they will be missed. Once again, our congratulations to you and your family!
Please do not hesitate to contact the NWHS administration team regarding any questions and concerns that may arise or you may contact your student’s guidance counselor:
Brittany Summers A-G [email protected] 513-742-7108
Emily Jones H-O [email protected] 513-742-7109
Virginia Schueler P-Z [email protected] 513-742-7107
Dedicated to Serving Your Students,
Interim Principal, Northwest High School
Assistant Principal (A-M)
Assistant Principal (N-Z)
Northwest High School Prom
(Green, Gold, White)
Date: Friday, April 26th Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Location: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Ticket Price: $55 per person
? When do tickets go on sale?
the door. All school fees must be paid for all attendees. If fees are not paid, tickets will not be issued.
Tickets will be sent to the email address provided and can be printed or scanned for admission.
Each senior may purchase two (2) tickets, one for themselves and one for their guest. The guest's name must be provided at the time of purchase. The form must be returned to the teacher in charge. Forms can be found in the main office.
No refunds will be issued.
? What is appropriate attire for the Prom?
Prom is a formal event. ladies' dress length should be no shorter than mid-thigh. Ladies' dresses should not be two pieces; no midriffs should be showing. Necklines for dresses should be modest and not revealing. Thin straps and strapless dresses are allowed. Gentlemen should wear tuxedos or suits with ties. Please check with an administrator if you have questions about your dress.
No jeans or baseball hats. Students can be denied entry to prom if they are not dressed
? What do I need to bring?
prom without an ID.
? Can I bring a guest to the Prom?
Guests 21 and older are not permitted to attend.
Dance guest form.
? Other Information
Seniors are expected to attend senior breakfast the morning of prom. They will then be able to leave and get ready for prom once it is over.
Doors will open at 7:30 pm. All students are expected to be at prom by 9:30 pm. We will be closing the doors and you cannot enter after 9:30 pm.
Once a student leaves the venue, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
All students and purses will be searched by administrators when entering.
No bags will be allowed other than a small purse.
The prom ends promptly at 11:00 PM and all students must exit the venue.
School contact person: Whitney Mitchell ( [email protected])
Required Attire for Graduates:
• Cap and gown - The graduation attire for all students must be purchased from Herff Jones. All students will wear a royal blue gown, a white stole, a royal blue cap, and a gold tassel. Students will line up alphabetically for the ceremony. Students will keep their gowns, their Northwest “N” stoles, their tassels, and their caps after the ceremony. If a student throws his/her cap in the ceremony, it is not guaranteed to be returned!
NO STUDENT IS TO DECORATE HIS/HER CAP BEFORE THE CEREMONY–IF THIS IS THE CASE, THEY WILL BE GIVEN A REPLACEMENT CAP AND THEIR ORIGINAL CAP WILL BE RETURNED TO THEM AFTER THE CEREMONY
Males must wear a white dress shirt, dark slacks, and dark shoes. Jeans, shorts, flip-flops, slides, and gym shoes are not permitted.
Females must wear appropriate dresses or black pants. shoes are to be black, white, silver, or gold. Remember, you will be walking up steps and across the stage, so choose your shoes wisely. Jeans, shorts, flip-flops, slides, high heels, and gym shoes are not permitted.
The only stoles, cords, and medals awarded to the seniors by Northwest High School or Butler Tech are permitted to be worn. These are issued by the National Honor Society, NWHS, and Butler Tech. There are no exceptions.
Pictures during the ceremony:
Please feel free to take as many photographs as you wish before, during, and after the ceremony. Pictures must be taken from the seating area. Students will be able to inform you of their seat location after rehearsal on May 15th. Only graduation personnel will be permitted on the floor.
Expectations for the ceremony:
Doors will close at 7:30 PM (30 minutes after the ceremony has started) and no other guests will be permitted to enter after this time so as not to disrupt the ceremony. Be sure to leave plenty of time to drive, park, and walk to your seats.
The Northwest High School Commencement is a formal ceremony and should be conducted with dignity and respect. Because the ceremony involves over 200 students, certain standards have been established to ensure that all of the graduates’ names are heard clearly as all students have worked to earn the privilege to graduate. Graduates, parents, and guests are reminded that, out of respect for our graduates, anything that detracts from the dignity of the ceremony will not be permitted.
** Please hold applause for graduates until all students in that advisory have been named. The advisors will say “thank you” at the end of their list of names to indicate when to applaud. This will be about every 12 students’ names.
** Please turn off the ringer of your cell phone during the ceremony.
Noisemakers (such as air-horns, whistles, etc.) along with excessive screaming or shouting will NOT be permitted before, during, or after the ceremony. Any guest or graduate participating in such an activity will be subject to removal from the stadium. Balloons, signs/posters, confetti, or any other items that are distracting or block the view of guests are also not permitted.
Additional Important Information:
Information for Commencement: Do not forget to notify Mrs. Hunt ([email protected]) of any scholarship offers your student has received by May 17th. This includes all offers for college scholarships, local scholarships, and athletic scholarships, even if your student will not be using them.
Senior Pranks will not be tolerated. Any senior who disrupts or contributes in any way to the disruption of the normal school operation during the final days of school will be subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action will include, but not be limited to, being denied participation in Graduation.
All school fees must be paid, library materials returned, and any other school obligations taken care of by April 26th at 3:00 PM in order for students to participate in graduation. Textbooks and Chromebooks with chargers are to be turned in by May 14th, which is the senior's last day of school. If they are not returned a fee will be charged. NWHS accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. If paying by credit card this can be paid at www.payschooslcentral.com. Contact the building OP5 in the main building or at 513-851-7300 x5233 to make payments or for questions regarding school fees.
Requirements for Graduation:
All seniors must complete all academic and other requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. The academic requirements are as follows:
Class of 2024 - Total Credits Required - 20
-English 4 credits -Physical Education ½ credit
-Math 4 credits -Health ½ credit
-Science 3 credits -Electives 4 credits
-Soc. Studies 3 credits
-Fine Arts 1 credit
Seals: Students will demonstrate readiness for their post-high school paths by earning two diploma seals
that allow them to demonstrate important foundational and well-rounded academic and technical
knowledge, professional skills, and leadership and reasoning skills.
Additional Requirements: Students must earn a minimum score of 684 for Algebra I and English II on the End of Course Exams. Please contact your student's counselor if you are unsure if these requirements have been met.
/ Graduate Service
At Herff Jones, we are proud to help Northwest High School’s Class of 2024. If you have not yet placed your order for graduation, please pick up an order packet in the main office or you may go to our website at www.graduateserviceinc.com. If you have any questions, you may contact us at 513-272-5890.
Your cap and gowns may be picked up at the Senior Breakfast which will be April 26, 2024, from 8:00-10:00 am.
Lifetouch will have an official commencement photographer present to take pictures. They will be available online at www.Events.Lifetouch.com approximately 10 days after the ceremony. Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.
Waycross Community Media will be taping and televising our Graduation ceremony. In addition to watching it the day of graduation, you can view the presentation on Time Warner Cable channel 4.
The 2024 Northwest High School Graduation will be streamed live.
A DVD or Digital copy of the graduation ceremony will be available after graduation.
** More information on how to purchase photos and/or a video will be in the graduation program.
Senior Events 2024