Grad 2019 Information
As information about graduation and graduation related events becomes available, you will find it here. Check back for updates.
The Google Classroom for Grad 2019 is mandatory to sign up for announcements and voting. To get the code, see Mrs. Simpson.
Mandatory. These will be done by Lifetouch on March 18th– 20th. This is the cap & gown photo (they bring the cap & gown) used in your yearbook, and you can order for your family, friends, and teachers. There is a sitting fee only if you wish to get additional photos for and a 20-minute time slot for $30, and you sign up at lifetouch.ca/northernalberta (online booking instructions below). If you are only getting your picture for the yearbook - meaning you will not be ordering any pictures for family/friends - then you do not have to pay the sitting fee. Speak to the photographers in the morning for a time to fit in your yearbook picture.
How to Make an Appointment for Grad Photos
Grad Photos are from March 18 to 20th! Make your appointment now at: http://lifetouch.ca/northernalberta
Below you will find the basics of Grad at Westwood. If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. Simpson.
Grand March & Prom:
Used to help plan decorations, does not determine how you dress. Grad 2019's theme is "A Starry Night"
The role of the class historian is to represent the Graduating Class of 2019. In the past, they have created videos of the graduating class’ academic and social events. They tell stories of memorable moments the grads want to share in from their high school involvement and graduating year! They should be a well-known student who gets along with everyone and will tell all stories of the grad class rather than just their own. Someone who is not shy to present their video and a short speech at the grad ceremony. Please nominate ideas on the google class, and then voting will take place.
A memorable teacher who you’d like to share their words of wisdom with the grad class for their future endeavors. Please nominate ideas on the google class, and then voting will take place.
There will be no official grad song this year. Grads will still make a playlist of meaningful songs to play during the grand march. Please nominate ideas on the google class, and then voting will take place.
Grad Caps & Gowns
Mandatory. You get to keep them. Please come to the office to be measured for your graduation gown, and to pay your grad fees.
Mandatory. A shortened grad biography is read as you cross the stage, and the full one is printed in the yearbook beside your grad photo. It could contain your favorite high school memories, thanking those who helped you reach your goals, your future plans and a final quote, if you choose, to add at the end. Example: "Al will always remember his favorite times in Mrs. Simpson's class. He wants to thank all his friends, teachers, and family for putting up with him. Next year he will be attending U of A to pursue becoming a Doctor. Peace out Westwood!” Make sure they are school appropriate as they will be edited by Ms. Shelley. These are to be submitted on the Google Classroom, and need to be completed before you recieve your ceremony invitations.
Optional. Jostens sells the Grad 2019 rings, and will be here on February 21st and February 22nd during tutorial/lunch only. Rings can also be purchased through the Jostens website.
Grad Theme Weeks
Optional. Please nominate ideas on Google Classroom. Theme weeks are a great way to show your grad spirit!
Optional. These are for sale through the school. The order form is on google classroom.
Grad T-shirts and Photo
Optional. Grads organize a day where we all meet outside and spray paint white t-shits. These are worn during another grad theme week and well as during the fun grad class photo used in the newspaper. If anyone is interested in organizing this, please send me a message.
February 21 and 22
Convocation and Prom