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 2017


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 1st: 

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:

 CRLE Due Now; End of first semester all CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS grades due (PSU, BYU etc); TBAwill be final exams; June 2nd, Senior Breakfast/Senior Awards Assembly; Seniors Last Day May 31, 2017

Graduation tickets (after senior check-out June 1st):

After clearing fees and meeting all graduation requirements prior to or at senior check-out, seniors will receive 10 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. Please note, due to our increased number of seniors, additional tickets may not be available.

Graduation Day:

  • Rehearsal for Commencement, June 4th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Commencement June 4th at Memorial Coliseum
  • Seniors should arrive at the Coliseum at 4:45 p.m.
  • Wear regular clothes and carrying cap and gown - students are not allowed to alter their 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 TBA at TBA or TBA. 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.

Click Here


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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

Senior Year FAQ's:
1.  Am I allowed to wear my siblings gown from a previous year? Yes, if you have a sibling that graduated from Lincoln High School, you can wear the same gown and cap.
2.  Do I have to order my gown from Jostens? Yes, if you are not wearing a gown from a sibling, you need to purchase your gown from Jostens so all graduates are wearing the same gown type, style and color.
3.  How many graduation tickets will I receive? Each student receives 10 tickets.
4.  How can I get more graduation tickets? After the student goes through senior check you can sign up on a waiting list for additional tickets. Tickets will be given out the day after senior check out.
5.  What do I do with my cap and gown after graduation? You are welcome to donate it back to Lincoln High School for others to borrow if they have a need.
6.  Do I have to attend rehearsal? Yes, we need all seniors to attend rehearsal. There are many steps to graduation and rehearsal ensures that we all know our part and how to carry out our roles.


Questions about ordering?
Phone: 1-800-Jostens (567-8367)

You can use the link above if you are a current Lincoln student only.