Class of 2023 Stay informed regarding your senior year. We will add details as events are finalized.
Jostens will be at North to hand out graduation packets during Homeroom in the Raider Gym. This information will include how to order your cap and gown for graduation and share other items that are available to order such as class rings, graduation announcements, and class of 2023 swag.
In the commons during lunch
Preferred ordering is online at Jostens
(Packets are available in the North High Office if you cannot order online)
Remember fitting recommendations - Add 2 " onto your height and make sure you are within 5 lbs. of your actual weight on your gown order.
Jostens offers the opportunity to purchase a cap & gown, a cap & tassel (if you are reusing a gown), just a tassel (if you have a cap and gown), announcements, photo cards, clothing, and customized class rings.Questions can be directed to our Josten's rep, Chad Kilton firstname.lastname@example.org or North High secretary, Karly Hayon email@example.com
Be sure you have your senior photo, and senior tribute submitted details found on our Polaris Page
Beginning with the Class of 2022, seniors across the Sheboygan Area School District will be recognized through the Laude System rather than class rank. Click here for the overview of the district Laude System: SASD Laude System. Students will be recognized with district cords at the graduation ceremony:
This will be the accumulative of all 8 semesters of high school. So it is important to finish strong your senior year. This honor will be printed on your official high school transcript.
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North High School will recognize a Class Exemplar. Last spring, our graduation committee consisting of parents, students, teachers, and administrators developed a process to recognize an exemplary senior to represent the senior class. The main responsibilities of the North Class Exemplar include:
Click here for the application: North Class Exemplar Application. Seniors with questions should contact or see Mr. Matczak. The Class Exemplar will be chosen by members of the graduation committee using a point system and interview process.
To Be Determined (usually held in early April at lunch)
Josten's will be at North to distribute cap & gown orders. Please be prepared to pay any balance due. They will be set up in the commons. Seniors are to report there during their homeroom/lunch.
To Be Determined (usually held mid April in the morning)
North High Auditorium
Meeting to review graduation requirements, honors diplomas, review of important events upcoming, rehearsal at Vollrath bowl, graduation ceremony details, and practice indoor graduation procedure are a few of the topics covered during this meeting.
6:00 PM North Auditorium
Scholarship winners will be formally invited by email which will be sent directly to the student’s school email account approximately one week before the ceremony.
Remember to visit our Scholarship page for details on applying for the many scholarships available.
All questions regarding North High Scholarships should be directed to Ms. Magray (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Bitney (email@example.com). SPEF scholarship questions should be directed to SPEF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honors academic achievements.
The Elks Sports Banquet is typically held the first Sunday in May. Since 1985 the Elks have awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to student-athletes in our learning community.
All seniors are invited to attend the senior banquet. This a fun evening of games, prizes and entertainment. There will be a hypnotist, speaker, games and prizes!
Hello Seniors or Parents/Caretakers of Seniors,
I could really use your help. The end of our high school career is quickly approaching. To commemorate our time together, I am putting together a slideshow for the Baccalaureate with photos of ALL of the seniors. Whether you plan to attend or not, please send me a picture of yourself for the video TBD. It can be your senior picture, a picture of you and your friends, or just a picture of you in general. I only need one picture from each senior. Please make sure your pictures are school appropriate.
Relatives and friends are welcome.
North High School will host its 5th Annual Senior Signing Day Event in the Field House for the Graduating Seniors that have declared their post secondary plans. This will take place during our Homeroom period.
If your name sometimes gets mispronounced, please fill out the survey below to explain to us how it should be pronounced.
Yearbooks will be distributed during homeroom. Seniors need to be sure all financial obligations are taken care of prior to yearbook distribution. A list of all student fines/fees will be posted in the financial office (near the commons). Fines and fees can also be viewed through your Skyward account.
All financial obligations need to be taken care of prior to distribution. Check your Skyward account in the Fee Management tab to see any amount due.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Be sure your locker is empty and all materials (Chromebook, textbooks etc.) have been returned! After graduation, you are no longer a student of North High School you are now considered an alumni and will need a guest pass to be in the building. Congratulations!
This rehearsal is required in order to march the bowl. Meet at Vollrath Bowl. Attendance will be taken. Failure to attend this rehearsal will result in the student’s removal from the graduation ceremony. In case of rain, students will receive a school email and parents will receive a Skylert message with details about a rain plan. It should be noted that school rules remain in effect for graduation rehearsal and the ceremony at Vollrath Park.
Friday, June 9, 2023
Seniors may start checking in at 5:45 pm in the Raider Gym for a class picture wearing their gowns. The picture will be snapped at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Afterwards, our Baccalaureate will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Although caps and tassels will not be worn for the class picture, please plan to bring caps and tassels given the need to wear them during Baccalaureate. Gowns, caps and tassels will also be worn for the graduation ceremony. All family and friends are welcome to attend the Baccalaureate and the graduation ceremony. The link to register for pictures is: Empire Photography Graduation Pictures.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
In the case of rain, the graduation ceremony will be conducted on Sunday, June 11, 2023. If rain prevents a Saturday ceremony, emails will be sent to the families of all seniors, as well as an announcement being made over Sheboygan radio stations and our school district’s website on Saturday morning. Students are to come prepared wearing their gown, cap, and tassel. Be sure to see “Graduation Dress Code” details below. All family and friends are welcome to attend.
Rain Date: Sunday, June 11th
A dress code will be in effect using the following guidelines:
Decades ago, the Board of Education adopted a set of rules for graduating seniors with the intent of maintaining dignity and decorum at Commencement. When these rules were adopted, the senior class officers were very involved in making these recommendations to the Board. The following expectations are those adopted by the Board. They will be enforced.
The boys must wear dress shoes (not tennis shoes), slacks (not blue jeans or shorts), socks and a dress shirt, along with the appropriate colored cap, gown and tassel. Ties are optional.
The girls must wear a skirt and blouse, a dress, or dress slacks and blouse, dress shoes (not tennis shoes) and the appropriate colored cap, gown and tassel. (“Dress” sandals are permitted.)
There may not be any writing or symbols on the caps and/or gowns.
Empire Photography will be present at the graduation ceremony to take pictures of each graduate crossing the stage. Each graduate is asked to register on their website. Registration is free, and you are under no obligation to purchase photos. The link to register is: Empire Photography Senior Photo Registration.
Disruptive students will be removed from the ceremony and may appear before the Board of Education to get their diplomas. Disorderly conduct citations will be recommended for participants who disrupt the ceremony. Our seniors’ behavior has been such that this has not happened in more than 20 years.
Seniors receive diploma covers at the ceremony. The actual diploma may be picked up immediately following the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church across from Vollrath Bowl. If this is not possible, diplomas may be picked up in the North High School General Office beginning Monday, June 12. Graduates will need to show a photo I.D. to pick up their diploma. Only one diploma will be issued. Future proof of graduation is in the form of a transcript.
Parents/caretakers are reminded that senior participation at Commencement is strictly voluntary. Seniors not wishing to attend may pick up their diplomas at the above-stated time and place. It is the administration’s desire that all graduating seniors participate in the program. However, if a senior has a problem regarding the established standards or has other obligations, the senior may opt to forego the graduation ceremony.
We appreciate the cooperation of the City Council in passing an ordinance prohibiting alcoholic beverages at Vollrath Bowl between the hours of noon and 6:00 pm on graduation day. Years ago, we asked the Council to enact this ordinance to help us plan an event that has the dignity and decorum our graduation exercise deserves. Smoking/vaping is also prohibited.
Our seniors know they must have earned twenty-three (23) credits and passed all requirements to graduate. Anything less will prevent them from participation in the graduation exercises including the ceremony. Please review this fact with your daughter or son. If there is a problem in any course, encourage your child to do all that is necessary to pass the course or courses. In a few cases, some seniors may not know if they passed a course needed for graduation until 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 8. IF A STUDENT IS FAILING A REQUIRED CLASS AFTER 2:00 PM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 8, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY. Parents /guardians will be notified by a telephone call after this time and day. Hopefully, we will not have to do this. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child’s counselor in the Student Services Center at 459-3558.
We are encouraging our seniors to treat their graduation with proper behavior as evidenced by the above expectations. We are asking you, as parents, to support our efforts by discussing these expectations with your son or daughter. Your help in this matter will be much appreciated.
Graduation is a wonderful event for students and their families. We want everyone to enjoy this year’s graduation. This letter is sent to you with a sincere desire to keep you informed of our expectations and plans
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Immediately following our graduation ceremony
First Congregational Church (directly across from Vollrath Bowl)
If you are unable to obtain your diploma after the graduation ceremony. Diplomas will be available for pick up at our main office at North High school (door #2) during summer office hours.