Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Home of the Cardinals

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

Senior Year & Graduation 2016

Rose Festival

Junior and Senior ladies, are you interested in being part of this Portland tradition? An informational meeting will be held on December 2, during FLEX in the Counseling office. The Rose Festival honors 15 outstanding young women from Portland Metro-area schools. 

  Questions about ordering?
Phone: 1-800-Jostens (567-8367)
Email:  www.jostens.com/contact


  Please check out important graduation
information below, check back for updates! 


In addition to meeting credit requirements and passing state tests in reading, writing and math, all PPS graduates complete three Personalized Learning Diploma Requirements (PLRs):

1. a short reflection on a Career Related Learning Experience 

2. Resume 

3. My Plan Essay. The resume and My Plan Essay are assignments in Senior English, but you can complete your CRLE reflection any time after you complete a job shadow, internship, career-related field trip, etc. Find the 2016 CRLE Reflection assignment in the ABOUT ME tab in Naviance.

A Career Related Learning Experience can offer you a unique topic for a college essay or scholarship interview. Exploring your interests and career options can also help you determine your next steps after high school. See Career Coordinator Meg Kilmer in the Counseling about job shadowing, career day events and volunteering. She has career assessments and college research tools for students too.

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 2nd: 

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 TBA CRLE Due; End of first semester all CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS grades due (PSU, BYU etc); May 30th, June 1st, will be final exams; June 2nd, Senior Breakfast/Senior Awards Assembly; Seniors Last Day June 1, 2016.

Graduation tickets (after senior check-out in May):

After clearing fees and meeting all graduation requirements prior to or at senior check-out, seniors will receive 8 tickets each. Students can request more tickets after the check-out process is complete by signing up on the waiting list through Ms. Kinnison in counseling. Students will receive extra tickets, if available, at the mandatory rehearsal practice. Please note, due to our increased number of seniors, additional tickets may not be available.

Graduation Day: 

  • Sunday, June 5th; Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Coliseum 
  • Commencement 5:30 p.m
  • Seniors should arrive at the Coliseum at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wear regular clothes and carrying cap and gown

Graduation location and parking: 

The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Coliseum. 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, wheelchair escorts and seating should contact the Coliseum directly at 503-235-8771 or 503-797-9712.

Senior All-Night Grad Party (follows ceremony): 

The Senior All Night Grad Party is an event planned by senior parents and not the school. 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 Janae Pyle at janaepyle@comcast.net or Julie Chin at juliichin@hotmail.com. Partial scholarships are available on request, see your counselor.



On September 24th during FLEX Counselors gave this presentation to our current seniors. To hear the audio narration please change to slide show view.

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