Graduation frequently asked questions

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Senior Announcements/ Caps & Gowns

Graduation announcements and Caps & Gowns will be distributed during the Senior Meeting on April 3, 2020.

Graduation ticket request forms will be distributed during the Senior Meeting on April 3, 2020.

Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal is an expectation for all seniors and will be held on Wednesday, May 21st  at 9:00 a.m. Seniors will be expected to report to the Main Gym at 9 a.m.  Students may wear WEHS Spirit Shirts and jeans. Students do not need to wear regalia for rehearsal. Failure to attend practice may result in not being allowed to take part in the graduation ceremony.

Can my senior drive to graduation?

For students to participate in graduation they must ride buses from Wylie East High School.  Students should arrive at the WEHS Competition Gym with their cap and gown, no later than 7:45 a.m., May, 23 2020. Students will be lined up and put on busses according to how they will sit in the Allen Event Center. Graduates are not required to ride buses back to WEHS after graduation.

How can I get tickets? What about extra tickets?

Seniors will be given a request form on Friday, April 3, 2020 on which they may request up to 10 tickets. Collection of forms will start on April 6, 2020. All seniors must return the ticket request form in order to get tickets.  The form must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2020.  Students may request up to two additional tickets, but due to the increasing number of graduates, additional tickets may not be available. This request does not guarantee additional tickets.  If there are additional tickets they may not be seated with the 10 assigned tickets

What should I do if I have a family member who requires handicapped seating?

If someone in your family will require ADA/Handicap seating, please note they will not be seated with the rest of the family, and due to seating restraints will be allowed ONE attendant to be seated with him/her in the elevator accessible area. You will make this request on the same ticket form provided to your student during the senior meeting.

When will seniors receive tickets for graduation?                               

We will distribute graduation tickets May 8 during Power Hour.  Tickets not picked up by May 15 will be redistributed.

Do the tickets cost?

Graduation tickets are free, as well as the parking around the Allen Event Center.  Although the tickets are free, each person must have a ticket to enter the building.

Is the seating general admission or reserved?

Seats are reserved (similar to a concert), and will be distributed in random blocks of seats so that all tickets distributed to a senior are together (additional tickets over the assigned may not be seated together). Due to the arrangement of the Allen Event Center there are no “bad” seats.

What time will the doors open for the event?

The doors will open at 9 a.m., one hour before the event is scheduled to start. Please note the doors will lock when the graduation processional prepares to enter the arena. No one will be allowed to enter the facility from 9:50-10:15 a.m.

Caps and Gown Distribution.

Caps and gowns will be passed out to all graduating seniors on Wednesday, April 3, 2020, during the Senior Meeting.

How can I order the class of 2019 panoramic group picture?

Goldbeck Panoramic Photography will be at WEHS on May 18,2020 to take the group photograph. Students will be given an order form to bring back the next day. The students will need check or cash to purchase the pictures. Students will need their gown for this picture. They will not need their cap.

What is the Senior Walk?

All seniors will visit one of the elementary campuses in the WEHS attendance zone and will be greeted by the elementary students as the seniors walk the halls of the campus. Seniors will need their cap and gown for this event and all medals and cords.  The date for the event is May 18, 2020. The approximate time the students will start the Senior Walk is 10:15 a.m.

Day of Adornment, Friday, May 15   

Seniors may wear their caps and gowns and all medals and cords as we honor our graduates.

Top Ten Percent Luncheon

The Raider Top Ten Percent will be invited to a luncheon off campus. The campus will bus this group to a local restaurant for a celebration lunch May 15, 2020

Raiders Are Going Places Ceremony, May 18h  at 10:30 a.m. We will recognize all graduating seniors that day. Students will be grouped into three area (1). Accepted to a college or university (2). Student’s that have committed to a branch of the United States Military,(3) those that are going from high school into the work force. Parents are invited to attend this event here at WEHS.

My student is in the top 10% of his/her class. How are the tassel or gold cords distributed?

All regalia, including appropriate tassels and cords, will be delivered to the students before graduation day.

 What should I wear to graduation?

Clean, pressed, sharp!

Boys should wear dark color pants and white shirt. Dark color shoes is always best to wear.

Girls should wear a dark color slacks and a light color blouse or a dress that is light color. Please select the appropriate footwear, ladies. You will be doing a lot of walking and heels might not be the best choice.


No glasses or other objects hanging from graduation robes.

No polos or t-shirts.

Zip gowns all the way up.

Students will be able to adorn their cap with the logo of the college or university they will attend, or if joining the military, they may put the logo of the branch in which they will serve. This must be approved by your assistant principal before graduation day. Seniors whose caps do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to wear that cap and must purchase a new one.