Parents and Students of the Class of 2023,
We have returned from spring break and graduation is right around the corner! June 9th will be a special day for you and your families and we are excited to celebrate this occasion with you. It will be my pleasure to welcome our graduates as the 56th graduating class of Warren Hills Regional High School.
It is an extremely busy time of year, so I wanted to share a few important dates to keep on your calendar and some additional information as you plan the next few months.
April 22nd: Announcement of our Class of 2023 Top Ten at 10:23am
- April 28th: Junior Prom at Architects (6pm)
May 15th - May 18th: Underclassmen NJSLA Testing. Grade 12 students will follow a delayed opening schedule
May 15th: Project Graduation Deadline - Permission forms and $75 are due. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/whkalahari2023
June 1st - June 7th: Final Exams. Seniors who are not taking a final in a course do not have to attend the final exam period. Please find the schedule for finals linked here, 2023 Final Exams. NOTE: June 2nd is the day of the prom. All students who intend to attend the prom MUST attend their final exams unless they are exempt. If students do not attend their final, they will be considered absent and not be allowed to attend the prom.
June 1st: Cap & Gown Distribution - Caps & Gowns will be distributed during study hall and lunches, or before and after school. All obligations must be paid prior to obtaining a cap and gown. Students will not be allowed to get their cap and gown during an instructional period.
June 2nd: Senior Prom at the Stroudsmoor
June 5th: Powder Puff Game: Class of 2023 v. Class of 2024, Athletic Complex, 6pm
June 6th: Class of 2023 Scholarship Night, High School Auditorium, 6:30pm
June 8th: Warren County Top Ten Dinner, Hawk Pointe Country Club, 4:30pm
June 9th: Commencement Day!
○ 8:30am - 12pm: Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice. All students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend practice. Students will be dismissed when practice is completed. We will practice both indoors and outdoors depending on the forecast. If you need transportation to and from practice, please call the main office by May 31st.
○ 5:45 pm: Students arrive for graduation and report to their designated location.
○ 7 pm: Commencement Ceremony begins.
Students will pick up their diplomas immediately after the ceremony in the cafeteria. Students given National Honor Society stoles and Career Pathway Cords must return these prior to receiving their diploma.
○10pm Project Graduation departs for Kalahari Resorts
Forms will be available in Genesis on May 1st and we will send out a reminder regarding the forms when they are activated. At that time, please log on to Genesis and click on the “Forms” Tab to complete the graduating contract form and the senior prom forms. Here you will find guidelines for our ceremony, including attire for the ceremony and other expectations as we get closer to the end of our school year. Forms must be completed by both students and parents. The form also includes your intention to participate in our ceremony. Participation in the ceremony is not required.
If the ceremony is indoors. All students will receive two (2) tickets for the gym and three (3) tickets for the live stream in the auditorium. Tickets will be distributed at graduation practice if the weather is forecasting rain. There are no tickets for the outdoor ceremony. As we get closer to our ceremony, we will send out information about requesting handicap accommodation. Gates for the stadium/doors for the gym will open at 5:45 pm on the 9th and all bags are subject to search. Parking passes will also be distributed at the graduation practice.
Receiving this email and/or completing the forms in Genesis is not a confirmation of participation. Students still need to complete all academic requirements as set forth by the State of NJ and the Warren Hills Regional Board of Education (Policy #5460) for graduation. Additionally, all fines and obligations must be paid in full to participate in our commencement ceremony.
All information regarding our commencement ceremony is available on our Class of 2023 webpage, https://www.warrenhills.org/Page/9675. We will continue to update the information on this webpage leading up to our big event!
Thank you for your review of the form and we are looking forward to celebrating the class of 2023!
All my best,
Christopher J. Kavcak
Proud Principal of Warren Hills Regional High School