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Seniors & Graduation

   Valencia High School
Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 25th at 7:00 pm
College of the Canyons Stadium




Honors Gold Robe List: The Graduation Gold Robe List is on display outside the Assistant Principal's office. Please see Ms. Mercer in the A/P office ASAP if you believe your name was left off.


Transcripts: If you took a class outside of VHS, please turn your official transcript in to the Registrar's Office by Monday, February 12th.


Graduation Ceremony: Absolutely no food or drinks, except unopened water, are allowed into the College of the Canyons Stadium.


Upcoming Dates and Events



Graduation Announcement Distribution, February 9th Josten's will be on campus to deliver your graduation announcement orders on Fri., Feb. 9th. Orders can be picked up this day only during brunch and lunch at the yellow Josten's tent outside the library. Any amount due must be paid at this time. Only cash will be accepted.





1st Graduation Meeting, March 22nd The first meeting for the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thurs., 3/22 in the theater during your Govt/Econ class, periods 1 through 5. Senior Handbooks will be distributed and you will receive important information regarding the upcoming senior activities and graduation ceremony. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during your open period. Attendance at this meeting is a mandatory requirement for all seniors who wish to participate in Graduation ceremonies.





Graduation Speaker Tryouts, TBD If you are interested in representing your class as the graduation speaker this year, please sign up with Ms. Mercer in the Assistant Principal's Office. You may compete alone or with a co-speaker. Tryout date and time will be announced.


Graduation Singer/Musician Tryouts, April 12th If you are interested in trying out to perform as a singer/musician at the graduation ceremony, please sign up with Ms. Mercer in the Assistant Principal's Office. You may perform as a soloist or in a small group. Tryout date and time will be announced.


Graduation Program Cover Design Submissions Due, TBD If you would like to design the cover for this year's Graduation Program, please submit your design to Ms. Mercer in the Assistant Principal's Office. Your design should fill a 5 3/4" x 11" paper and require no more than 2 colors of ink. the program will be given to each family and graduating senior.


Valencia High School Prom 2018, April 14th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Details will be announced as the event gets closer.





Final Graduation Meeting, May 1 The final Class of 2018 Graduation meeting will be held during your Govt/Econ class, periods 1 through 5. Graduation ceremony requirements and expectations will be reviewed. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during open period. Attendance at this meeting is a mandatory requirement for all seniors who wish to participate in Graduation ceremonies.


Senior Awards Night, May 7 Seniors are recognized for academic excellence, college scholarships, and various other achievements. All seniors are encouraged to attend and support your fellow classmates.


Cap & Gown Issuance/Senior Panorama Picture, May 16th Seniors will pick up their cap & gown and take a panoramic picture with their entire class dressed in caps & gowns. Order forms will be distributed at the Final Senior Meeting.


Grad Bash '18 at Universal Studios Hollywood, May 18th Grad Bash will be held on the evening of Friday, 5/18 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Limited space is available. Permission slips are required to attend and will be available in the ASB office. All students must take a bus to Grad Bash '18.


 Senior Sunset , May 22 Sign yearbooks and watch a movie with your classmates. Yearbooks will be distributed in the MPR and a movie will be shown in the quad. Refreshments will be provided by ASB.


Graduation Recordings, TBD Record a special message to your family that will be played prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. Recording will start during Senior Sunset Night in the ASB office. Don't miss out!


Senior Grades Due, TBD All seniors will need to arrange to have finals completed by this date. Seniors in danger of failing MUST have their final exams completed by this date.


Powder Puff Game, TBD This is a football game between the Senior and Junior girls. Sign ups will be in the ASB office closer to May. Come out to cheer on your classmates!


Library and ASB Debt Clearance, TBD Students must return library books and pay any outstanding fines in the ASB office by this date. All financial obligations  must be paid BEFORE graduation tickets will be issued.


Graduation Practice @ 8:30 am, Breakfast @ 7:30 am, May 25th This mandatory practice will prepare you for the ceremony. You will be expected to know your assigned seat number when you arrive. Seat numbers will be posted outside the Assistant Principal's office the week of graduation. Bagels will be served at 7:30 am. Graduation tickets will be distributed.





When will I receive my cap and gown?

Students will pick up their cap and gown in May at the VHS stadium during 5th period. They will be worn for the Class of 2018 panorama picture immediately following cap and gown distribution. Every effort should be made to have your gown neatly pressed before it is worn during the ceremony.


When will I receive my tickets?

Tickets to the ceremony will be distributed on May 25th at the mandatory Practice Ceremony. Tickets will only be given to seniors who have cleared all financial obligations. Students are encouraged to verify with the Library and ASB office that they do not owe any debts that would prohibit them from receiving tickets.  


How many tickets will I receive?

Each senior will be allotted ten tickets. Seating at College of the Canyons is very limited. If more than ten tickets are needed, students are encouraged to exchange amungst each other. 


How do I request handicapped seating?

If someone in your family needs handicapped seating, please submit a written request to Ms. Mercer in the Assistant Principal's office. One escort will be allowed to accompany each handicapped person in the handicapped seating area.  Requests for handicapped seating must be made prior to the practice ceremony on May 25th. Handicap seating tickets will be given in place of the regular seating tickets.


Where will I be seated during the ceremony?

Seating assignments will be posted in the windows outside the Assistant Principal's office in the week preceding graduation. Please click here for a diagram of the ceremony seating layout.


Where will I pick up my diploma?

Graduates will receive only the cover of their diploma during the ceremony. The actual diploma will be distributed to graduating seniors at the COC concession area immediately following the ceremony. Parents cannot pick up Diplomas and they will not be mailed. If you do not pick up your diploma immediately, diplomas will be available to be picked up at the VHS Administration Office.




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2017 cover design by Lauren Whalen
2016 cover design by Tae Yeon Kim
2015 cover design by Ashley  Calle
2014 cover design by David Eagan
2013 cover design by Dylan Mullaley
2012 cover design by Marissa Lowenberg