ALL THINGS SENIOR!

There is a LOT that happens in your senior year.  It's hard to keep track or know what everything means. The Juanita High School PTSA is here to support our Seniors and their families.

We are happy to partner with the JHS families to navigate this busy and sometimes stressful time.

See our other Senior pages that cover Traditions, Scholarships and Fundraising.

Click Here for everything Senior Celebration!

Any questions? Please contact Jenn Koop at seniorcelebration@jhsptsa.com 

 

UPDATED INFORMATION 2/13/2024

Class of 2024 Graduation Information - Juanita High (lwsd.org)

WHAT: Senior Class of 2024 Graduation
WHEN: June 14th, 2024 1:30PM
WHERE: Alaska Airlines Arena at the University of Washington (Hec Ed Pavilion)
DETAILS:
Student expectations: Arrive wearing their caps & gowns. Professional dress under gowns. Arrive on time.
No bags – unfortunately, there is no storage for these items.

Parking: Parking will be paid for by individuals (parents, family, etc.) attending graduation on graduation day – pay by phone parking on the app. $7.25 a day. Parking will be in E18 parking lot (biggest parking lot). ADA Parking – drop off in front of Graves then move to parking lot, E7 parking lots for handicap or disabled.

Venue: Students and staff to enter through Loading Dock with security checks. Family and Guests to enter through main entry doors. Doors to arena to open 1-hour prior to graduation to guests. Empty water bottles are OK and encouraged for guests to bring. NO OTHER FOOD/DRINK!

Pictures will be taken by GradImages. GradImages will contact families directly to place orders.

 

WHAT: Cap & Gown delivery
WHEN: April 17, 2024 at 1:30 PM
WHERE: JHS Commons


EVENTS | DATES | DETAILS


WHAT: Senior Sports Nights
WHEN: All year - usually the last home game of the season
WHERE: JHS
WHO:
All student body
HOW:
This event is organized by the Team and Booster.
COST: Admission
DETAILS: Most sport teams at JHS will have a “senior night” at the last home game. Seniors are honored in whatever way the team and booster parents arrange.


WHAT: Senior Sunrise
WHEN: Early September (this event has already occurred in 2023)
WHERE: JHS Athletic Field
WHO:
This event is for Seniors only
HOW: This event is organized by the Senior Cabinet and the ASB.
COST:
FREE
DETAILS:
Seniors gather on the athletic field one morning before the first day of school in fall to hang out together. Coffee, donuts, etc. Students usually wear white overalls decorated in JHS Blue and Red.


WHAT: Senior Prom
WHEN: Saturday June 8, 2024
WHERE: Location TBD 
WHO:
This event is only for Senior students and their guest/date.
HOW: This event is being organized by the Senior Cabinet and the ASB.
COST: Depends on the individual activities planned for the event. Prom tickets are between $40-$60
DETAILS: The ASB/Senior Cabinet organizes an evening dance, complete with a live band or DJ, typically held at an off-campus venue towards the end of the school year. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the ASB. It's a formal occasion, with many students opting to dress up in long evening gowns, suits, or tuxedos. Prior to the dance, students often gather with friends to take pictures. Some may also choose to have dinner before the event and/or attend a party afterward. 
PRO TIP: A "promposal" is a creative and often elaborate way of asking someone to prom. Promposals have become a popular and fun tradition in many high schools, with individuals putting effort into creating unique and personalized invitations to enhance the prom experience.


WHAT: Elementary School Senior Walk
WHEN: Determined by each individual school. Times will be posted here.
WHERE: Juanita Elementary, John Muir Elementary, Thoreau Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, AGA Bell Elementary, Sandburg Elementary, Robert Frost Elementary, Helen Keller Elementary.
WHO: Seniors that attended Elementary school in LWSD - most schools allow families to come as well. These details will be posted here.
HOW:
This Event is organized by JHS and the participating elementary schools.
COST:
Free
DETAILS:
A LWSD tradition. Graduating seniors are invited back to their elementary schools for a last walk through the hallways. This is a sentimental journey going back to where they started on their school journey. The elementary students love to line the halls and give high fives to the upper classman as they walk the halls for the last time. 


WHAT: Senior Sunset
WHEN: June (Date TBD)
WHERE: JHS Athletic Field
WHO: Seniors Only
HOW: This event is being organized by the Senior Cabinet and the ASB.
COST: Free
DETAILS: Seniors gather on the athletic field one evening before the last day of school in fall to hang out together. Students usually wear white overalls decorated in JHS Blue and Red.


WHAT: Senior Cruise
WHEN: June (Date TBD)
WHERE: City of Kirkland
WHO: Seniors Only
HOW: This event is being organized by JHS, LWHS, and the City of Kirkland. Senior parents help city coordinate & advertise etc. 
COST: Free
DETAILS: This is a combined event with Lake Washington HS and the city. The city decides date, time and a route to have roads cleared for car parade. Has been on a Sunday morning in the past. Seniors decorate their cars and parade through the route and family/friends/community cheer them on. Senior parents help city coordinate & advertise etc. 


WHAT: Last Day of School for Seniors
WHEN: June 11th, 2024
WHERE: JHS
WHO:
Graduating Seniors
HOW:
JHS and Community involvement
COST:
Free
DETAILS:
The last day of classes for graduating Seniors


WHAT: Senior Celebration
WHEN: June 11th, 2024 8-11PM
WHERE: Arena Sports - 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012
WHO:
Senior Class
HOW:
This event is organized by the Senior Celebration Parent Committee with support from the JHS PTSA.
COST:
TBD - The Senior Celebration Committee fundraises to offset this cost. 
DETAILS: 
This year's event will include food and activities, and there will be something for everyone: full arcade, standard bowling, mini bowling, laser tag, mini golf, ropes course, climbing wall, inflatables, two full-size athletic fields, movie room, board games, card games, hangout room, and more!


WHAT: Baccalaureate
WHEN: June 12th, 2024 (time TBD)

WHERE: Overlake Christian Church
WHO: Any graduating student and their families.
HOW: This Event is organized by Senior parents.
COST: Free
DETAILS: a baccalaureate ceremony or service is a religious service or other gathering held before a graduation ceremony. It is often a time for reflection, religious blessings, or inspirational messages for graduating students. This is an unofficial event organized by Senior Parents. 


WHAT: Senior Breakfast
WHEN: June 13th, 2024 - Before school
WHERE: JHS Commons
WHO: Senior Students
HOW: JHS Teachers organize this event
COST: Free
DETAILS: a breakfast at school put on by staff and volunteers. Usually on the last Friday or during the last week of school. This usually takes place the same day as the Senior Assembly and the graduation rehearsal. This event is the longest standing tradition at Juanita High School.  Your JHS staff will serve you a light breakfast, you’ll have some time to visit and sign yearbooks, and there will be some fun and fantastic performances by your talented staff.


WHAT: Graduation Rehearsals - MANDATORY
WHEN: Thursday June 13th, 2024 after Senior Breakfast
WHERE: JHS
WHO: Graduating Seniors
HOW: JHS Administration
COST: FREE
DETAILS: This event is for the senior class to understand expectations of their graduation event. This event is mandatory, and tickets will be passed out after this event.


WHAT: Senior Assembly
WHEN: June 13th, 2024 (after rehearsals)
WHERE: JHS
WHO: All student body
HOW: JHS Staff
COST: Free
DETAILS: This is the high school version of the move up ceremony. This is an all-school assembly celebrating the senior class. Families welcome.


WHAT: Senior Class of 2024 Graduation
WHEN: June 14th, 2024 1:30PM
WHERE: University of Washington Alaska Arena
WHO: Graduation Seniors and invited guests
HOW: LWSD
COST: TBD
DETAILS: An official ceremony celebrating the graduation class as they wear their cap and gown and cross the stage to receive their diplomas. Many families throw private parties for friends and family the weekend after graduation.

Student expectations: Arrive wearing their caps & gowns. Professional dress under gowns. Arrive on time.
No bags – unfortunately, there is no storage for these items.

Parking: Parking will be paid for by individuals (parents, family, etc.) attending graduation on graduation day – pay by phone parking on the app. $7.25 a day. Parking will be in E18 parking lot (biggest parking lot). ADA Parking – drop off in front of Graves then move to parking lot, E7 parking lots for handicap or disabled.

Venue: Students and staff to enter through Loading Dock with security checks. Family and Guests to enter through main entry doors. Doors to arena to open 1-hour prior to graduation to guests. Empty water bottles are OK and encouraged for guests to bring. NO OTHER FOOD/DRINK!

Pictures will be taken by GradImages. GradImages will contact families directly to place orders.

 


 

Any questions? Please contact Jenn Koop at seniorcelebration@jhsptsa.com 

This list is not a guarantee or confirmation. 

As always, it’s dependent on funding, parent coordination, school approval, and student interest. 


To help or support any of these, please contact seniorcelebration@jhsptsa.com or president@jhsptsa.com