Graduation

      Commencement

      • The Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony
        • May 24, 2024
        • 8 pm
        • Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium
          • 200 Stadium Drive
          • Waxahachie, TX 75165

         

        Live Stream Graduation

      Diplomas

      • You graduated from WHS! Congratulations on this milestone accomplishment!

         

        What happens after graduation?

         

        • Diplomas are considered ceremonial documents, not district records. The high school transcript, Academic Achievement Record, is the official record of achievement and graduation.
        • The Registrar's Office has contact information for the company that produces diplomas.
        • Once seniors graduate, WHS may only release records to parents with written permission from the graduate. 
        • If graduates cannot pick up diplomas and transcripts, written confirmation approving others is required.  Email communication will suffice to authorize another individual to access these records.
        • Remember to bring identification when picking up diplomas and transcripts.

         

        Graduation packets will be available for pickup on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

         

        Graduation Packets include:

        • Diploma
        • Two (2) “official” transcripts. Each official transcript will be in a sealed envelope. Please note that once the seal on the envelope is broken, the transcript may no longer be considered official. These sealed documents are provided for applying to universities, colleges, or trade schools.
        • One (1) additional transcript, not in a sealed envelope, will be provided.
        • The Graduation Packet may include other school-related documents, such as final report cards and Special Education documents.

         

        Graduates must clear all outstanding matters, such as paying fines and returning missing items, before their Graduation Packet is released.

         

        WHS Summer Hours

        • Begin May 28, 2024
        • Monday-Thursday
        • 8 am - 4 pm 

         

      Graduate Candidates

          Mandatory Rehearsal

          • Rehearsal

            • May 24, 2024
            • 8:30 am
            • Coleman Junior High
              • Fine Arts Center
              • 1000 Hwy. 77 North
              • Waxahachie, TX 75165
            • Dress
              • Students should dress comfortably.
              • Shorts, t-shirts, and comfortable shoes are ideal.
            • Park behind the FAC in the lot that faces Indian Drive.
            • Enter CJH through the back doors of the FAC.
            • Seniors only.

          Dress Code

          • Dress Code
            • Caps are not allowed to be decorated.
              • Candidates will not walk across the stage with decorated caps.
            • Only stoles/cords issued by WHS may be worn.
            • Jostens will be on-site with tassels for purchase.
              • $10, cash only
              • Limited stock
              • First come, first served.
            Ladies
            • Dresses should not extend past the hem of the graduation robe.
            • Dress shoes
            • No spike heels
            Gentlemen
            • Dress pants
            • Dress shirt
            • Collared shirt
            • Tie (optional)

          Arrival

            • Graduate candidates must be at Coleman Junior High Fine Arts Center promptly at 6 pm.
            • Park behind the FAC in the lot that faces Indian Drive.
            • Enter CJH through the back doors of the FAC.
            • Stop at tables to check in and for a dress code check.
            • Quickly find your seat in the FAC.
            • Do not switch names on seats.

          Notes

            • Seniors will be transported from CJH to the stadium on school buses.
            • Candidates will line up at the north end of the stadium and proceed to their seats at the designated time.
            • Pictures are not to be taken on the field before or after graduation.
            • Cell phones must be dark, silent, and out of sight for the duration of the graduation ceremony.
            • Personal items such as clothing and cosmetics should remain with family members.
            • Seniors will graduate in the following order:
              1. Top 10
              2. Student Council Officers
              3. Alphabetical
            • At the conclusion of the celebratory drone show, seniors will proceed in reverse alpha order to the south end of the stadium and out to the parking lots to meet up with family and friends.
            • Guests are welcome to join graduates outside the stadium after commencement.
            • Graduates will not return to Coleman after the ceremony.

          Family & Friends

          • Parking

            • Free parking will be available in the Lumpkin’s Stadium parking lot on Indian Drive.
            • Free overflow parking will be available across Indian Drive at Global High School and in front of Coleman Junior High School, facing Hwy. 77.

            Gates Open

            • WHS graduation spectators are welcome to enter at 6:30 pm.
            • Seating is first come, first served.

            Security

            • All guests will be asked to pass through metal detectors before entering the stadium.
            • Bags will be checked upon entry.