On this page you will find all the information you need to know about your senior year. For a list of senior items and activities purchased to date, by student ID number, click here for the senior list. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please feel free to contact Darlene Packard at 824-6575.

To fill out local scholarship application, click here.

CAP AND GOWN: To order your cap, gown, class ring and announcement go the Jostens website.

LION LEIS: Aloha senior families! It’s time to order your “Lion Leis” for graduation. These leis help fund Project Graduation, the all-night celebration for seniors after the ceremony. The gift of a lei (or leis!) is a great way to congratulate the graduate and show your love and support. We have fresh white or purple orchid leis or long-lasting, red, white and black kui kui nut leis. Each lei is $25 and order forms are available in the El Molino office or right here! Don’t “de-lei”! Order forms are due in the main office by May 15. Mahalo for your support of Project Grad!

PICNIC AND BREAKFAST: The Senior Picnic will be on May 29th. The cost of the picnic is $35.00. The picnic will be at Morton’s Warm Spring. The buses will be leaving El Molino at 9:30 a.m. and leaving Morton’s Warm Spring to return to El Molino at 2:30 p.m.

The Senior Breakfast is the morning of graduation Thursday, June 6. The place has not yet been determined. The cost is $5.00. Please see Anakarina Swanson in the main office to buy tickets.

PROJECT GRADUATION: The graduation party for the Class of 2019 will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 immediately following graduation. This is THE PARTY of the year for seniors (an event attended by almost every senior!). This will be your last chance to be with all your friends whom you have gone to school with for years. This is a safe, drug and alcohol free, activity-filled party that is put on by the Project Graduation Committee with the incredible support from the community. The cost is $75.00 until May 1, then $85.00. Click here for the  Project Graduation form.

FINAL TRANSCRIPT: To have your final transcript sent to your school of choice, please use the sign up list in the office with our Registrar, Megan Bloom. If you have any questions or concerns regarding diplomas or final transcripts, please contact Megan Bloom at (707) 824-6571.

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT: On Thursday, May 23, we will be hosting Senior Awards Night. The program will begin in the library at 6:00 p.m. to recognize and honor the members of the Class of 2019 who have received special awards or have been awarded scholarships. The El Molino Boosters will host a pre-program reception for seniors and their families from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the library patio area. This night is a chance for the Class of 2019 to come together with their families and celebrate their accomplishments. We hope that you can join us for this special evening.

GRADUATION PRACTICE (MANDATORY): Seniors participating in the Commencement Ceremony must attend all mandatory rehearsal practices. Please do not schedule work, appointments or other activities during graduation practice. Practice schedule: Tuesday, June 4, 12:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, 12:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the El Molino Athletic Field. We encourage students to wear sunscreen, bring water and wear sunglasses.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TICKETS: Every graduating senior receives SIX free tickets to the ceremony to be distributed to family and friends. In addition to the six tickets provided, graduating seniors may purchase up to six additional tickets at a cost of $6.00 each. Please complete the Request for Extra Graduation Tickets form  and submit to Darlene Packard, Principal’s Secretary. Tickets will be distributed to graduating seniors following practice on Tuesday, June 4. There is no reserved seating. Those attending the graduation with special needs accommodation will be available.
To be eligible to purchase or receive graduation tickets, a senior must be on track with all graduation requirements. Students enrolled in the credit makeup program must complete all work and students must not have any serious disciplinary action prior to purchasing tickets. Seniors must return all textbooks, library books, athletic uniforms/equipment and clear all debts prior to receiving tickets.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and receive a diploma, students must:
• Complete the Graduation Requirements established by the West Sonoma County Union High School District and the State of  California.

• All textbooks must be returned and all debts cleared.

• During the last nine weeks of school, a senior must not have any serious disciplinary referrals or suspensions. Any student who is placed on a probationary contract will not be able to participate in the ceremony.

• Any drug or alcohol offenses within the last nine weeks of school will prohibit a student from participating in the ceremony.

• Appropriate Attire: Remember, this is a special event and your dress should reflect the significance of the occasion. Thus, dresses, skirts, slacks, dress shoes, collared shirts are examples of the appropriate attire for commencement.

• Examples of what NOT to wear at commencement are t-shirts, jeans, and shorts.

• Graduation caps may not be decorated with anything that adds height or that extends over the sides and any and all decorations must be school appropriate.

• No cell phones are allowed for students during graduation. Students are not to have a cell phone with them when they line up for graduation. It will be confiscated and its return may cause the student to be late for Project Graduation.

• Any students in possession of or under the influence of drugs/alcohol will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. In addition, according to West Sonoma County High School District policy, the student will be subject to citation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.

GRADUATION PHOTOS: California Classics will be photographing the students receiving their diploma. Proofs will be mailed to the student who will have the opportunity to buy the pictures.

GRADUATION: We want to make you aware that it will not be possible to reserve seating prior to the opening of the gates at 5:30 p.m. The school will set aside a number of seats for guests with special needs in the front three rows. Beyond these three rows, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have someone with a special need attending, please contact Mary Beth Smith at [email protected]. Sunglasses and hats are recommended for guests.

In order to assure that El Molino has a graduation that will allow each and every student to be honored and respected; we must make certain that individual students do not disrupt the activities. To this end, any student who brings or attempts to bring, any noisemakers, fireworks, signs, or other object that could cause disruption to the ceremony will NOT be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Additionally, we ask that parents/guardians and guests respect the graduation ceremony and do not bring noise makers or signs that obstruct the hearing or views of other attendees.

DIPLOMA: Students will receive a diploma cover at the Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas will be ready for pick up by student or **parent/guardian with the Registrar, in the Main Office, mid August. Diplomas will not be mailed home

**Note that only the graduating student my pick up their diploma, unless written consent by the graduate identifying the designated person picking up the diploma is presented to the Registrar.




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