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Senior Bulletin



Graduation is a solemn ceremony steeped in tradition.

Appropriate dress and actions are required for your participation.  Dress and behave with dignity!


Contact Mr. Holley with questions regarding senior activities. nholley@psdschools.org (970) 488-6018

Wednesday, April 17th 3:00 – 4:00pm. Pre-Graduation Meeting/Senior Picture will be held in the main gym. 

The senior class photo will be taken and there will be a brief meeting on graduation and the events surrounding the final days of school for seniors.   This is the designated day for testing, which means you will not be allowed in the building and will need to enter the main gym on the east entrance near the parking lot.  You will need to provide your own transportation.

Wednesday, April 24th 11:30 – 2:00pm PHS Decision Day for Seniors

Friday, May 3rd PSD Senior Scholarship Application form due to Career and Counseling center. The scholarship form will be emailed to recipients. See Mrs. Klamm for questions.

Wednesday, MAY 15th Deadline for completion of the SENIOR EXIT SURVEY.  There is a link under the Counseling tab on the PHS website for this survey. It must be completed before you receive your cap and gown.

Thursday, MAY 16th 11:45 a.m. SCHOLARSHIP CELEBRATION in the Small Gym.  This is an opportunity to celebrate seniors receiving the PSD Senior Application Scholarships. A Google RSVP form will be emailed to recipients.       

Friday, MAY 17th YEARBOOKS will be distributed during period 4 and after school in Publication Lab.  Distribution will continue the following week during lunches only.

Friday, MAY 17th CHECKOUT SHEETS for seniors will be available in the front office window across from the Events Center at 8:30 a.m.   Stop by to pick up your sheet in order to begin the checkout process. This process must be complete in order to receive your cap/gown.

Monday, May 20th, Tuesday, May 21st, and Wednesday, May 22nd FINAL EXAMS for seniors will be given. 

Monday, MAY 20th PHS Excellence in Athletics 6:00p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and 6:30p.m. Ceremony – Main Gym


 Students will need to hand in their completed checkout sheet in order to receive cap/gown.


Monday, MAY 20th CAP/GOWN PICK UP in the Concession Stand during lunch.

Tuesday, MAY 21st 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. IB CONVOCATION Practice, Auditorium

Tuesday, MAY 21st CAP/GOWN PICK UP in the Concession Stand during lunch.

Wednesday, MAY 22nd 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. CAP/GOWN PICK UP in the Concession Stand

Wednesday, MAY 22nd 10:30 a.m. Senior Convocation, Main Gym – Wear cap and gown.

Thursday, MAY 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  IB CONVOCATION CEREMONY – Lincoln Center


Friday, MAY 24th MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE at CSU Moby Gym at 9:45am – 11:45am.  Please be on the floor inside at Moby by 9:30 am.  Attendance is required, roll is taken, and students that do not attend may be removed from the graduation marching list and may not be included in the ceremony.  Check the marching order/seating chart posted in the glass display case by the Counseling Office for your row and seat number. It is important to be on time!

Please contact Mr. Holley if you absolutely cannot attend practice.  nholley@psdschools.org  (970) 488-6018

*Parking at Moby:  please carpool!   You may park in the Moby parking lot (west of Moby) as long as you are not in the “A” section.  Parking rules and signs must be obeyed, or you may be ticketed. 

Saturday, MAY 25th PHS Graduation:  CSU, Moby gym, 1:00 pm

 Please arrive at 12:15 pm in your cap gown, and tassel prepared to march. Line up in the lower halls.

At 12:30, a staff member in your marching group will take roll and check for appropriate attire.  Students arriving after roll is taken may NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony!  It is SO important to arrive on time J

SEATING ASSIGNMENTS - The seating assignments for graduation practice and the graduation ceremony are the same.  These assignments will be posted in the hallway across from the Counseling Office.  You need to carefully check this posting for your name, side, row, seat location, and other important instructions. Sorry, parents and students cannot request where a graduate is seated.

CAP / GOWN / TASSEL - You are required to wear a cap, gown, & tassel at Commencement.  They will be handed out beginning Monday, May 20th.  You will need your STAMPED checkout sheet in order to get your cap and gown.  Remember, you keep the cap, tassel, and the gown.  The Tassel - The tassel is to be worn over the left temple.  Tassels should never be pinned or sewed; they should be permitted to hang naturally.  The Gown - If you need to press the gown, do so with a warm iron, not a hot one!

DRESS FOR GRADUATION:  There can be no alterations, additions, or changes to your cap, gown, or tassel. Any changes or additions must be removed or fixed prior to walking, so please leave them in their original form. All graduation gowns will be blue.  Ladies should wear a dress with no collar, or a skirt or dress pants with a collarless top and dress shoes. Gentlemen need not wear a jacket, but they should wear a shirt, a tie, dress slacks and dress shoes.  Dress boots are appropriate, if they are polished.  No flowers, ornaments, or any other decorations are to be worn with caps & gowns.  Faculty will check your manner of dress, your caps, and your gowns before you march.  This dress code is required!   There will be no place to change or leave any garments at C.S.U. on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPHS - There will be press and yearbook photographers on the floor during graduation.  We are not allowing any parents, friends, or relatives to photograph on the gym floor during commencement!  Because we have had difficulties with friends and relatives of graduates interrupting the flow of graduates going to and from the stage, as well as disconnecting wires of the sound systems, a professional photographer will take a picture of you receiving your diploma.  A proof, that you may keep for no charge, will be sent to you via mail if you filled out an address card so that you may order as many prints as you wish.  Flyers with contact information for the photographers will be handed out with the cap and gown.

ADA ACCESSIBLE SEATING - Handicapped seating is provided in the first two rows on the North and South sides of the gym.  A sign-language interpreter will be stationed in Section N on the South side of the gym.

FINAL GRADES - Final grades will be available early-June by logging in to ParentVUE and StudentVUE.

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS - All students who have processed a college application must indicate, on the Senior Exit Survey, to which post-secondary institution they want their final transcript submitted. 

VALEDICTORIANS and SALUTATORIAN – The final valedictorian and salutatorian recipients are determined at the end of fourth quarter.  Final exams for seniors will be May 20th – 22rd with final grades due to counseling on May 23rd.  The official valedictorian and salutatorian list may not be decided on until May 22nd. 


If you did not purchase a cap/gown online, please see Mr. Holley! 

Jostens is providing PHS caps/gowns (970) 223-7119 ~ Lindsey Bellus, se habla español.

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