Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Senior Year & Graduation 2015


CLASS OF  2015


Where:  Sentinel Hotel  

    614 SW 11th Avenue

    Governor Ballroom

When:  June 4

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $20.00

Pay: Jill Ross in room 104

If paying with check please reference student name and senior breakfast in memo section


· Students will walk back as a class to Senior Awards Assembly which begins approximately 10:45 a.m.

· Seniors please do not return until 10:40 for assembly

· Senior check- out will follow at 1:00 p.m.



Dear Senior Parent or Guardian:

As the year draws to a close and you begin to get busy with graduation preparations you may need a quick reminder of events, dates and times. The  graduation page on the LHS website will help keep you informed and up to date.  

The All Night Grad Party is a fun and safe time to build memories for your senior. Below is a note from our PTSO about this special event. 


Two very important action items for the All Night Grad Party. 


 First, We must have all signed permission slips and medical waivers along with payment of $100 turned in ASAP!  Please have your child bring these to the  main office and place them in the GRAD box . Here is the attached waiver and permission slips if you need to print them.


All Paperwork and payments need to be turned in before student can board the bus...NO EXCEPTIONS! (If financial help is needed, please turn in forms and see your counselor) The earlier the payments are made, the better the party will be! Please get these in as soon as possible! 

If you are unsure if you have paid or turned in your forms, please contact April Paris at akparis@comcast.net

We are hoping for 100% participation!  This is a chance for the Senior Class to have one last hurrah all together in a safe, fun and special atmosphere!

Secondly, we will be collecting bathing suits and towels at lunch time on both Tuesday, May 19th as well as Wednesday, May 20th in the Senior Hall. Please have your students bring their suits and towels in a white kitchen garbage bag, marked clearly with their name.  We will have bags and markers at these drop off days if they forget to bag them.  We will put them in a bin and bring them to the event. They are NOT allowed to bring anything on the bus so these must be turned in prior to June 8th. 

There will be one last opportunity to bring them on June 4th at Senior Check out, but with the craziness of graduation, we highly suggest getting them to us earlier on the 19th or 20th.  Please feel free to call or email April Paris at akparis@comcast.net  or 503-807-5966 with any questions. 

Have Questions?  Please contact April Paris akparis@comcast.net or Geni Director at gdirector@comcast.net  



Every senior needs to complete their senior survey in Naviance.  If the senior survey is not completed by May 31, you will be unable to pick up graduation tickets until it is completely finished.  This survey also tells us where to send your final transcript.  If the survey is not filled out, your final transcript will not be sent. 


        WHEN:    June 4, 2015

           TIME:      10:45 – 12:45



Effective April 4th, the PPS 60-Day rule is in effect. 

This rule requires that seniors be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if with 60 consecutive calendar days of the last senior school day they are found to be in violation of District Alcohol or Drug policy or any violation resulting in three or more days of suspension or more serious disciplinary action. Reference: 4.30.022-AD

 Coliseum Information:

·         No helium balloons allowed inside the Memorial Coliseum

·          No noise makers, horns or confetti of any kind

·          Video camera’s are allowed, but no tri-pods of any kind

·          No outside food or beverages

·          Students: No bags of any kind are to be brought into the Memorial Coliseum

·          Concession stand will close at the start of each graduation

Graduation Ceremony Prep

Graduation is an exciting time and students and families eagerly look forward to the festivities. Please be sure support LHS and your participation in the ceremony by following student handbook policies.

  • Order a cap and gown (Fall): Contact www.jostens.com/contact  All students are required to wear a cap and gown to be part of the ceremony. Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.
  • Senior check-out June 4: All seniors are required to pay any LHS fees prior to receiving graduation tickets and their physical diploma. Letters detailing unpaid fee (i.e. lost textbooks, library and parking fees) information are sent out in early May.  
  • Important Senior Dates: April 10th CRLE Due; May 1st all CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS grades due (PSU, BYU etc); June 2-3 final exams; June 4th, Senior Breakfast/Senior Awards Assembly; 
  • Graduation tickets (after senior check-out in June): All graduating seniors will receive 10 tickets each after clearing fees at the senior check-out. Students can request more tickets after the check-out is complete at the mandatory rehearsal practice.
  • Graduation Day: June 8th  Rehearsal 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Coliseum; Commencement 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum. Seniors should arrive at the Coliseum at 7:15 p.m. wearing regular clothes and carrying cap and gown.
  • Graduation location and parking: The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Coliseum June 8 at 8pm. This is a formal ceremony and students are expected to honor conduct guidelines. Parking fees apply as posted, there is no free or validated parking. Families needing information about handicap access and seating should contact the Coliseum directly at 503-235-8771.
  • Senior All-Night Grad Party (follows ceremony):  Students and parents can print out the graduation party waiver/medical form and submit it with the registration fee ($100, payable to LHS PTSO. Check your fall registration receipt to see if you've paid this amount already--if so, just send in the form) to the senior grad party mail box in the main office. Questions? Want to help? Please contact Geni Director at gdirector@comcast.net or April Paris at akparis@comcast.net . Partial scholarships are available on request, see your counselor.

Check out this SENIOR PRESENTATION for helpful information

Click Here

If your graduation questions have not been answered in the information above or the Senior Presentation, please email skinnison@pps.net