• Higley High School
    Class of 2024
     

     

    Class of 2024 and Parents/Guardians,

    We are excited to announce our Higley High School Graduation Ceremony will be held at ASU’s Desert Financial Arena on May 21, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.


    LIVESTREAM for Higley High School Graduation


    IMPORTANT DATES

    • 10/12/2024 Class of 2024 Meeting 3rd Hour with Jostens @ HCPA 
    • 10/19/2024 Class of 2024 Order Day with Jostens @ cafeteria at all lunches. Questions on caps and gowns? Call Jostens 1-800-567-8367 or www.jostens.com (you may order here too).
    • 3/26/2024 Class of 2024 Jostens Order Delivery Day @ cafeteria all lunches.
    • 4/8/2024  Senior Class Meeting 3rd Hour with Administration @ HCPA 
    • 5/13/2024 Senior Awards Ceremony 6 p.m.@ HCPA 
    • 5/21/2024 Class of 2024 Graduation at ASU

    Senior Graduation Letter - 2024


    Jostens Cap and Gown Orders - Deadline to Order is April 14, 2024

    Most seniors have their cap and gown and are ready for graduation.  Online ordering for graduation announcements and many senior things is available at www.jostens.com . ORDER NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT.  Any orders placed online now will be delivered on campus the second week of May for pickup in the bookstore. The website will no longer have caps and gowns available for sale after April 14, so do not delay in ordering…now is the time. 😊

    Questions? Please call Jostens at 602-765-7337


    Grad Knight Event
     
    Grad Night

     MESSAGES FROM DESERT FINANCIAL ARENA

    High School Graduation represents the culmination of a student’s academic achievement. It is a time of celebration and reflection for students, family, friends, faculty and staff. It brings together a diverse community to share the joy of accomplished goals. Graduation is a special event for all involved. Please show respect for everyone who has come to share in the experience. Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the event.

    DESERT FINANCIAL SPECIAL SERVICES

    • Lost and Found is located in room 116
    • First Aid Station will be located in section #15
    • Handicapped seating is available in the arena. First come, first served
    • Restrooms and Concessions are available around the concourse

    PARENT/GUEST GUIDELINES

    • The doors to the Desert Financial Arena open at 6:30pm, one hour prior to the graduation ceremony
    • The event is open to the public.
    • Parents, family and friends will not be allowed on the floor at any time before, during or after the ceremony.
    • Security at Desert Financial Arena may be conducting “searches” of all students and adults entering the facility as they would for a regular ASU sponsored event.
    • All spectators will pass through metal detectors prior to entering the arena.
    • See the following lists for items that will and will not be allowed in the arena.

    THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE ARENA

    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
    • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
    • Small clutch bags (no larger than 4.5" x 6.5") with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue
    • Medically necessary items after proper inspection at gates
    • Factory sealed water bottles 51 oz. / 1.5 liters or smaller
    • Empty non-disposable plastic water bottles • Small retractable umbrellas
    • Umbrella strollers
    • Service animals
    • Seat cushions and chair backs must be 18" or less in width (No pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers)

    THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE ARENA

    • Soft or hard sided coolers, ice chests
    • Glass or metal containers
    • Outside beverages
    • Tortillas
    • Use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes/tobacco
    • Cameras with detachable lenses greater than 6" or video cameras
    • Tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks for cameras/phones
    • Full size strollers
    • Backpacks, diaper bags and other similar bags will not be allowed
    • Bikes, skateboards, scooters, hover boards, long boards
    • Large golf umbrellas
    • Pitchforks (wood, metal, plastic)
    • Sticks, poles or similar objects that can be used as a weapon
    • Weapons of any kind including those carried with permit
    • Fireworks, drones or laser pointers
    • Artificial noisemakers (Example: air horns, thunderstix, musical instruments, cans filled with contents, whistles, cow bells or any other item used to make artificial noise)
    • No pets/animals

    To enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient, Sun Devil Athletics adopted a Clear Bag Policy. Guests may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Fans are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. Staff from the ASU Bookstore will be on hand selling bags should you need them.

    Senior Awards Ceremony

    Senior Awards Ceremony is May 13th, 2024 in the Higley Center for Performing Arts at 6:00 p.m.  The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you choose not to participate in the awards ceremony or if there is a change in your award, please contact the Counseling Office (480.279.7304).

    Diplomas

    Please check your synergy account using parentVUE or studentVUE as soon as possible for errors regarding your name.  How your name appears in synergy is how it will appear on your diploma.  If it is incorrect, please contact Mrs. Scott (480.279.7312) or email marjorie.scott@husd.org in the front office prior to April 1st.

    Honor Cords

    Honor cords will be handed out at graduation check-in at ASU at 6:00 p.m. You must be present to pick them up from your line leader.  Only approved Honor Cords will be allowed.

    NHS and Student Council Stoles

    Stoles will be taken care of by the advisor.  Please check with Mrs. Rima, Mrs. Lewandowski or Ms. Wellman.  Please see the advisor for all information.

    Final Exam Schedule

    • TBD

    Requesting Transcripts

    If you are planning on attending a four year University, Community College or vocational training program and the school requires final transcripts, you will use Parchment.com for your requests.  

    https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/197685/account

    Senior Check Out

    Seniors will receive check out forms in their English classes in May on the day of their finals (5/16 and 5/17 – extras will be at bookstore).  Any outstanding debts (including book, athletic, class fees, uniforms, lost books, etc.) must be paid in full in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Check with the bookstore now to see if you have any outstanding debts!  Completed/signed form need to be turned into the bookstore no later than May 20th at 1:00 p.m.

    Graduation Practice

    Graduation practice will be held at Higley High School on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 a.m.  Practice is mandatory.  If you are not at graduation practice, you may not participate in the ceremony.  Do not bring your cap and gown to practice.  Graduates with names that have a difficult pronunciation, please see the name readers after practice.

    Graduation Ceremony

    The graduation ceremony will be Tuesday, May 21st.  Students not present at call time (6:00 p.m.) will not be able to participate.  If you are unable to attend graduation on the 21st please make arrangements to pick up your diploma after May 21st at the front desk during school office hours.  All seniors are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Please contact Ms. Simmons if you will NOT be participating in graduation at 480-279-7313.

    Appropriate Dress for Class of 2024 at Graduation Ceremonies

    Students will NOT be allowed to carry any items with them (including food, drink, clothes hangers or flowers) onto the graduation floor.

    NO electronic devices will be allowed with graduates at graduation.  This includes cell phones, I-pods, cameras, etc.

    Please leave all items with a family member before entering the building.  Staff members will be taking unauthorized items.  Confiscated items will be available at HHS front desk in the administration building the following day during office hours.

    No tennis shoes, flip flops or shorts will be allowed.  

    Mortarboards (Caps) should not be altered in any way nor should anything (other than the appropriate tassel) be attached to or written on it.  Only HHS-provided graduation apparel may be worn; no pins, flowers etc. allowed.

    Any student who appears to be under the influence of a controlled substance will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony and fall under the jurisdiction of local police.

    Graduation Pictures

    Since parents may not enter the arena floor, a professional photographer from Lou Coopey will be at the graduation ceremony to take a candid photograph of each graduate at the time the diploma is presented.  You may place orders and obtain answers to questions at Lou Coopey Photography office.  Since professional photographers will be available, arena staff members ensure that family and guests can remain in their seats relaxed to enjoy the ceremony.  Please visit the lou coopey website for ordering:  www.loucoopey.com