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For Seniors – Class of 2023

Senior Meeting, Wed, December 14th

Senior Meeting in the PAC during Mentorship on Wednesday, December 14th. Jostens will present information about cap and gown ordering as well as other Class of 2023 bling. Go to Mentorship class first to check-in and then head to the PAC for the meeting.

FAFSA Night on November 17th

Thursday, November 17th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, NHHS Library

Get help on filing your FAFSA! The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All seniors should submit a FAFSA application to have student aid opportunities and to fulfill a requirement of the Seattle Promise Scholarship. The FAFSA evening will give students and families information and help in submitting the application.

Families should bring the following for both student and parent/guardian:

  • Social security number or USCIS (if they have one)
  • 2021 tax return and W2 (if they have one)
  • Driver’s license number
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • Records of any additional information (e.g., child support statements, TANF or welfare information, real estate/stock investments)

If you have questions, please contact your counselor or Francisco Ramos (francisco.ramos@seattlecolleges.edu) with Seattle Promise.

Order Caps and Gowns

It is time to order cap and gowns for graduation before prices rise! Significant savings are available to families if cap and gowns are ordered now through Sunday, December 25th. High cap and gown costs are always an issue, but if seniors order by December 25th, cap, gown, stole and tassel will be the lowest price ever at $52. The packages listed on Jostens’ website can be expensive – keep going in the Cap and Gown section of Jostens.com until you find the cap, gown, stole and tassel unit only, if that is what you want. Please see your counselor if you need help with cap and gown costs. Payment plans are available through Jostens. If ordered after Sunday December 25th, shipping charges will apply and prices will rise. Cap, gown, stole and tassel can be as much as double the cost they are now if ordered close to graduation in the spring. Ordering now will save money now and stress in the spring. Link for ordering: Jostens.com. Seniors are welcome to wear caps and gowns from previous years that may be in the family, but will want to order a stole for 2023 and a tassel from Jostens.

Senior Portrait for Yearbook

Seniors – be sure you are in the yearbook in the senior portrait section. Portraits are now being accepted! Senior Portrait Submission Tutorial. The deadline to submit senior portraits is January 16, 2023. There will not be a deadline extension so please plan accordingly. Reach out to Mr. Babinec, Yearbook Advisor, at bebabinec@seattleschools.org if you have any questions.

Senior SPREE!

Senior SPREE is back! SPREE is an ALL NIGHT graduation party produced and chaperoned by Hale parents and hosted by Grad Nights! This is a safe way for our seniors to gather and celebrate their graduation. Ticket sales start the week of November 21st – watch the bulletin and Hale Mail for details.