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Incoming Freshmen: Join us for the Willamette Prep Academy!

Hello Wolverines! Are you an incoming freshmen? To ease the transition to high school, Willamette hosts a free, four-day summer school for incoming freshmen called the Willamette Prep Academy. Incoming 9th graders play games, tour the school, get to know staff leaders and senior students, learn about Willamette and all its opportunities, and practice decision making skills. We strive for our students to meet new friends and be more comfortable with starting high school.

The details:

When: August 6th-9th OR August 20th-23rd from 9am-3pm. We have a few spots available in both sessions, so call and secure a spot now!

Where: Willamette High School Science Building

Attendance: Just like normal high school, students are expected to have 100% attendance

Cost: Free!

Food: Snacks and lunch are provided for free

There are still a few spots remaining! Please call Willamette’s front desk and speak to Eleonor Luther (ella se habla espanol tambien) at 541.689.0731 to reserve your space. Go Wolverines!

Willamette Moves Graduation Indoors

Due to the forecast of rain on Friday evening, we are moving Willamettte’s commencement ceremony indoors.  This change brings an opportunity for us to work together to ensure our graduates have a memorable experience, and your cooperation on their behalf is appreciated. Please do not call to ask for exceptions to the details listed below. 

Moving the ceremony into the main gym means:

  • Doors will open at 5:30 with the ceremony starting at 6:30. 
  • Limited Space: Due to the limited number of seats, only gold tickets will provide admission to the graduation ceremony in the Main Gym. Each graduating student has been provided 6 gold tickets. Please understand that unfortunately there can be no exceptions.
  • All attendees must have a ticket to enter either the Main Gym or Powers Auditorium.
  • Please do not bring strollers or car seats into the Main Gym or Powers Auditorium.
  • Willamette Live Stream Viewing: The ceremony will be broadcast via a live stream in Powers Auditorium. Only White tickets will gain admission to this venue. You must have a white ticket to enter Powers Auditorium. Space is limited in these locations and as such, seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
  • Saving seats is not permitted in any of our venues
  • Live Stream Viewing Parties: Many families are wisely considering viewing parties from the comfort of their homes or in satellite locations. The link for the live stream is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaacB8MeDJ0

This will be the second year in a row that WHS seniors have held their graduation indoors. Historically, an indoor ceremony happens about every four or five years. Nevertheless, our previous graduates have shared with us that an indoor graduation provided a more intimate space for their commencement and that it was a memorable experience.

Willamette Graduation Ceremony Update

Here is the latest on the Willamette Graduation location.

The weather forecast for Friday evening is not good. I have pushed back the final decision until Thursday morning on whether to keep the ceremony outdoors at Wolverine Stadium or move it indoors into the Main Gym, which seats fewer people.

The goal is to ensure our graduates have a memorable commencement experience, and that is where we need your understanding and cooperation. Please do not call to ask for exceptions to the details listed below. 

IF the ceremony is moved indoors:

  • Doors to the gym will open at 5:30 with the ceremony staring at 6:30. 
  • Limited Space: Due to the limited number of seats, only gold tickets will provide admission to the graduation ceremony in the Main Gym. Each graduating student has been provided 6 gold tickets. Please understand that unfortunately there can be no exceptions.
  • All attendees must have a ticket to enter either Main Gym or the on-campus live stream viewing in Powers Auditorium.
  • Please do not bring strollers or car seats into the Main Gym or Powers Auditorium.
  • Live Stream Viewing Parties: Many families are wisely considering viewing parties from the comfort of their homes or in satellite locations. The link for the live stream is:

  Willamette 2018 Commencement Ceremony

  • Willamette Live Stream Viewing: The ceremony will be broadcast via a live stream in Powers Auditorium. Only White tickets will gain admission to this venue. You must have a white ticket to enter Powers Auditorum. Space is limited in these locations and as such, seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Saving seats is not permitted in any of our venues.

Again, the final decision won’t be determined until Thursday morning. I will give you an update as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and understanding because try as we might, Mother Nature is difficult to influence, even in circumstances like this!

Willamette Commencement Details

Class of 2017 Celebrates!

Graduation is nearly upon us! We always hope for an outdoor ceremony as it accommodates more guests, but the weather forecast for Friday has been shifting the last couple days.

The decision on whether to hold graduation outdoors or indoors must be made Wednesday to allow all the set-up to take place. 

If the forecast forces us to move the ceremony indoors in the Main Gym, the number of guests allowed in the gym will be limited to 6 guests (per graduate). I will share the details if we need to move inside.l In the meantime, let’s hope for good weather in the forecast. 

For now, an outdoor ceremony is our plan. Here are a couple details to remember:

  • Gates will open at 5:15 with the ceremony starting at 6:30.
  • Live Stream Viewing Parties: Many families are wisely considering viewing parties so all family and friends can enjoy the ceremony. 

Willamette 2018 Commencement Ceremony Live Stream

We are looking forward to Friday evening as we honor our Class of 2018.

Coming Soon: Third Annual Bethel Grad Walk

On June 7th, graduating seniors from Willamette and Kalapuya High Schools will parade through our elementary and middle schools in their caps and gowns, sharing the excitement of high school graduation. This tradition began in 2015 and has become a big hit with district staff and students. The Bethel Grad Walk is an opportunity for our district staff and students to collectively celebrate our graduating seniors. The younger students show their enthusiasm as they make congratulatory signs and give high fives to our seniors. This is a fun tradition for all!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018. We are proud of you!

 

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