Class of 2021

Graduation Cap - Red

Reminder: Seniors must complete all 23 credit hours in order to participate in graduation ceremonies.

Yearbook Information for Seniors (Senior Pictures)

Senior Packet from Counseling - Una guía de planificación para después del diploma 
   
Information for ELL and Undocumented Students - Información para estudiantes ELL e indocumentados

Caps and gowns for graduation are ordered through Jostens.  Prices do go up as the year goes on, so we encourage families to order early. Refunds are available all the way up to graduation day if necessary.

Graduation Update - the district has announced that our graduation is now planned for May 20, 2021 at 2pm at the North Area Athletic Complex (19500 W 64th Pkwy, Arvada, CO 80403).

Jostens Contact Info:
jostens.com/contact
orders.jostens.com (order status and online payments)
1-800-jostens (567-8367) Se Habla Espanol

Email from Mr. Abling on Mar. 12, 2021:

Greetings Seniors!

Below are some very important updates. I did not create a video about these updates because we will hold a class meeting to discuss all of the below, and more, on Tuesday during advisement starting at 10:00. Please read the below information prior to the meeting so that you are prepared to discuss any potential questions.

Hybrid is NO MORE

Don’t forget that we are bringing back all hybrid seniors to four day a week, in-person, learning starting Monday, March 15th. If you are REMOTE, nothing is changing for you but if you are HYBRID you will attend Monday-Thursday from now on. Nothing is changing with Friday’s.

Senior Class Meeting

We will hold a class meeting during advisement on March 16th, HERE is information we will cover. There might be some minor changes by the time Tuesday comes around but nothing major will change. The meeting will be in person for all hybrid students and remote students can access it through the advisement slides or THIS link. Passcode  5wHJgv

Senior Gift- 

LAST CHANCE- (If you already filled this out PLEASE go back in and update your name...we forgot to put that question in...sorry!)

-Student Council is giving every senior who fills out THIS survey a free t-shirt! This is their gift to the senior class of 2021. If you don’t fill out the survey, you don’t get the gift, make sure that you take the 10 seconds needed to fill it out. The survey also talks about the senior gift that you seniors will be giving the school.

-Faculty addresser

Diploma list/name spelling

This is the last chance you have to make sure that we have everything right for how your name will be spelled on your diploma. HERE is a list of names EXACTLY as they will appear on the diploma. If you are requesting a change to the name please email me back with the exact change.

Cap and Gown CONFIRMED Orders

If your name appears on THIS list, Jostens has received your Cap and Gown order and you are all set. You will receive your cap and gown after senior checkout on May 19th when all fines/fees have been taken care of.

Graduation Agreement-

THIS survey lets us know your intent on walking at the ceremony or not. If you are going to attend the graduation ceremony on May 20th at 2:00 at the NAAC. If you do not fill out the survey, you cannot participate in the graduation ceremony.

RSVP Senior Celebration

Due to COVID restrictions, you must let us know if you will be attending the senior celebration on April 24th from 12-3:00 pm. Let us know HERE

Faculty Advisor/Harolds

It is a tradition at Arvada High School that the Senior class selects a faculty member to give the class words of wisdom before you depart into the world with your diplomas. 

The below names were nominated multiple times, select ONE of the below to deliver the speech. This person  will give a 5-10 min speech with words of wisdom to the Class of 2021. 

This is the final vote. All votes must be in before we go on Spring Break, Thursday March 25th.

VOTE HERE

Next Steps Survey

What’s next for you? We need to know what your plans are next year. Please let us know HERE.

Sorry for the long email! If you have questions you can email me back or hold them for the class meeting on Tuesday.

 

Mark Abling

303.982.0253

12th Grade Administrator

Activities Director/Assistant Principal

 


Email from Mr. Abling on March 1, 2021:

Greetings Almost Graduates,

 

As of today, you have 10 weeks until the senior’s last day, May 14th! I know that 10 weeks may seem like a long time but I promise you that it will fly by. Make sure that you don’t get a case of Senioritis, the diagnosis is real. For those of you suffering, below are a couple of resources to help you get through your Senioritis:

 

I’ve got a lot of updates, please read this email in its entirety. Too lazy to read? I got your back! Check out THIS video where I summarize the email.

 

Hybrid Seniors Back to Four Day Learning March 15th-

The district gave all schools the green light to start to phase in all hybrid students to 4 day learning. We are prioritizing all seniors and letting you all begin this process first. Starting March 15th all hybrid seniors will be in the building all four days. The Friday schedule does not change and this has no impact on Remote students. If you want to change from hybrid to remoter (or vise versa, email your counselor).

 

Senior Gift- 

Student Council is giving every senior who fills out THIS survey a free t-shirt! This is their gift to the senior class of 2021. If you don’t fill out the survey, you don’t get the gift, make sure that you take the 10 seconds needed to fill it out. The survey also talks about the senior gift that you seniors will be giving the school.

 

Free Yearbook? 

Are you interested in getting a free yearbook for your senior year? Fill out THIS survey.

 

Note- Filling out this form does not guarantee that you will receive one. Once we know how many students are interested we will reach out to the community to fundraise for this project.

 

Senior Celebration- 

Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to hold a school dance for Prom; HOWEVER, we are working hard to give the seniors an event dedicated just for you. This event is still in the planning stages but clear your calendar for Saturday, April 24th! We are planning a gala style event that will merge the conventional senior rally and the fanciness of Prom. It will be a seated event with FREE food and entertainment. As of right now it will be outdoors and you will not be allowed to bring a date outside of the senior class, sorry! More information will be coming soon from student council.

 

Graduation- 

We have officially booked our date, time, and location for our graduation ceremony! It will be held at our original date at the NAAC on May 20th at 2:00 pm. As of right now, each graduate will be allowed four guests but this could change at any time. We are hoping to have solid numbers by early May. The event will also be live streamed via YouTube for people who are unable to attend.

 

  • Graduation Performances - Each ceremony is unique and we like to have as many senior musical performances as possible. If you are interested in performing a song you will need to audition with Mr. Abling and Ms. Rael. For more information, talk to either of them.

 

  • Senior Artwork for Commencement Booklet - It has been a long standing tradition that a member of the graduating class creates rendition of the Bulldog for the first page of the graduation booklet. If you are interested, see Ms. Pias more details.

 

  • Faculty Addressor - It is a tradition at Arvada High School that the Senior class selects a faculty member to give the class words of wisdom before you depart into the world with your diplomas. This person can be ANYBODY who currently works for the school. The person who is selected will give a 5-10 min speech with words of wisdom to the Class of 2021. Select somebody who has had a positive impact on your education and helped you get through high school. 

 

  • There will be two votes, the first vote is to narrow down your selection to SIX staff members. The final vote will select who gives the graduation speech and the heralds for the graduation ceremony. (The heralds are the people who read your name as you walk across the stage.)

 

  • Nominations are due by Friday, March 5th at 3:00. VOTE HERE

 

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