WHS Prom, Graduation Updates

Events Finalized for WHS Seniors; Week-Long Events Scheduled, Including Prom
Posted on 06/18/2020
SDOW LogoWith Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently lifting statewide COVID-19 restrictions, the School District of Washington has finalized plans for Washington High School seniors.

A number of events will take place June 17-27 to wrap up the school year.

In regards to Prom, the decision has been made to have a modified version for seniors.

Prom will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington. Coronation will be held at 8 p.m.

Tickets are limited to seniors and their guest. There is a capacity of 400 ticket sales. Tickets will be first come, first served. If more than 400 tickets are sold, a waiting list will be started.

While tuxedos and formal dresses are considered appropriate attire for Prom, given the changing scenarios, it is appropriate to modify the dress code slightly. In addition to a tux and formal dress, other options would be a dress shirt and pants and/or a dress.

“We do not want to create more stress on families trying to rent a tux or buy a dress if they have not already purchased these items,” said Washington High School Principal Dr. Kelle McCallum. “

Tickets for Prom will be $20 per person. Appetizers will be served, but a formal meal will not be included.

“We are discussing if dancing will happen at the event,” McCallum said. “We cannot guarantee social distancing guidelines if dancing is involved. We ask that seniors and their families consider that fact before deciding if their senior will attend Prom.”

Tickets may be purchased on Wednesday, June 17, on a first come, first served basis. See the information below.

Updated Event List

Wednesday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Senior Graduation ticket pick up and purchase of Prom tickets.

There will be a drive through service available. Students may come by the West Wing drive through location anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, to pick up Graduation tickets and purchase Prom tickets.

Prom tickets may be purchased with cash or check.

Seniors who have not turned in chrome books or library books should bring them to the ticket pickup. Several seniors have not completed the surveys from Guidance regarding senior check out and senior exit survey. These surveys need to be completed before they can pick up their diploma. Your password for the survey is your Lumen student ID.
Links to the survey are listed here:

Senior Check Out: SENIOR CHECK OUT
Senior Exit Survey: LIFETRACK SURVEY

Wednesday, June 24 – Senior Parade, 5 p.m.

The parade route will follow the Homecoming parade route through downtown Washington and end at the WHS Scanlan Stadium gates.

Seniors are encouraged to wear their cap and gown for the parade. They may exit their vehicle for a picture in front of the stadium entrance and pick up a gift bag from the Project Graduation Committee.

Students may not ride on the back of cars/trucks or on top of vehicles. All students must remain in their vehicle during the parade. School appropriate signs may be attached to vehicles.

Please complete the following survey indicating if your senior will or will not participate in the parade. We want to ensure we have the spacing and gift bags for each participant. The exact parade route and directions will be forthcoming once we know who is participating.

Parade Survey Link: https://forms.gle/kLq2tWtepSaTMivz5

Wednesday, June 24 – Baccalaureate, 7 p.m.

Baccalaureate will be held at the First Christian Church of Washington. First Christian is located at 6890 Highway 100, Washington, MO. All seniors are invited to the optional event for the Class of 2020.

Thursday, June 25 – Prom, 7-9 p.m., KC Hall Washington

Prom for seniors and their guest will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington. Coronation will be held at 8 p.m.

See the top of this story for more details.

Saturday, June 27 – Graduation, Scanlan Stadium, 9 a.m.

Tickets have been increased to seven tickets per graduate. Tickets will be required for entry to the event.

“While we are increasing the tickets per graduate, we encourage you to invite only immediate family members in order to protect guests that may be in higher risk groups,” McCallum said. “Seating in the bleachers will be open, but we ask that you sit with your family and socially distance from other families in attendance.”

For those unable to attend Graduation, it will be available to watch online via a live stream. The link to the live stream will be made available on the school district’s website and social media pages on the days leading up to Graduation.

Seating will be available in the home and visitor bleachers, the back of the field behind the graduates, and the sidewalk surrounding the field. Handicap seating will be available on the patio area of the stadium. Parking is available on campus, the 14th street commuter lot, and street parking around campus. No parking is allowed along Highway 47. Shuttle bus service will not be available this year. Carpooling is encouraged. There will be reserved handicap parking in the Blue Jay lot near the stadium/concession stand parking lot.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the entry gates. Graduates should park and assemble at Washington Middle School. Graduate instructions will be handed out when tickets are picked up on Wednesday, June 17.