For Seniors – Class of 2023

Senior Meeting, Wed, December 14th

For seniors who missed the Senior Meeting in the PAC during Mentorship on Wednesday, December 14th, Jostens distributed packets with information about cap and gown ordering as well as other Class of 2023 bling. Packets are available in the Main Office – stop by and pick one up!

Senior Countdown Calendar

See the revised senior countdown calendar page on our website for important upcoming dates and events.

Yearbook Ordering

Pre-order the 2022-23 yearbook before prices go up now through January 1, 2023. Purchase online using the link below or by paying $65 cash or check to the fiscal office. (Note: our school office will be closed during Winter Break.) Visit SchoolPay to pay for your yearbook.

Please note yearbook purchase window closes 1.2.2023 and will reopen in February. Yearbooks will be $70 then.

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, January 1st. Prices go up January 1st. Order now for lowest rates and no shipping charge.

All Jostens graduation items  

Cap, gown, tassel, and stole are $52.00 until January 1. Cap, gown, stole & tassel  

Seniors may wear caps and gowns from previous years, but will need to order stole. Please see your counselor if you have financial concerns that would prevent you from ordering your cap and gown.

Senior Portrait for Yearbook

Seniors – be sure you are in the yearbook in the senior portrait section. Portraits are now being accepted! Please follow the instructions below to submit a senior portrait: 

  • Upload your Senior Portrait Center
  • Type in the school code “nathanhale”, all lowercase with no spaces  
  • Fill out the contact form 
  • Select “Upload Your Portrait” 
  • Attach the photo you wish to submit 

Portrait guidelines: JPG format + Minimum 300 DPI + Dimensions: either 1.5 x 2” or 3 x 4.5”

To be included in the yearbook, senior portraits must be submitted via eShare no later than January 16th, 2023. There will not be a deadline extension so please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, contact:

Senior SPREE

Senior SPREE tickets on sale now! All -night, fun and safe after graduation party. $155. Buy tickets before price goes up on January 13. Fundraising and donations help provide busses, security, and scholarships. Spree tickets and registration information. Registration forms are in the Main Office.  Please see your counselor if you have financial concerns that would prevent you from attending SPREE.

Seattle Promise

Two years of free tuition at the Seattle Colleges for all SPS 2023 graduates who apply. 130 programs to choose from! Learn more about Seattle Promise.  Deadline is February 17, 2023 to complete the Seattle Promise application and Seattle Colleges application; students must submit both. Students must also submit FAFSA by April 30, 2023 in addition to the Seattle Promise application. See Mr. Ramos, Seattle Promise Specialist, in the Counseling Office or email him at with questions or for help.


On-line financial aid applications open for higher education. Do this if you have not yet completed and sent in your FAFSA.

Senior Grad Ads in Yearbook

Senior families! Yearbook Grad Ads are a way to honor your senior in the yearbook with a personalized message and photos. Grad Ads are on sale until March 24, 2023. Space is limited, so purchase now to guarantee a spot for your senior. Sales will close early if we sell out of available ad space. Follow the instructions below: 

Please note – while the yearbook staff is sharing this information for those who are interested, it is not a required item for seniors. 

Senior Learning Update

We recently learned the district has decided not to waive the service learning graduation requirement this year. Please know that NO senior will lose their opportunity to graduate due to not reaching the required hours. Counselors will work with seniors to ensure that the lack of service learning hours will not be a barrier to graduation.  If you have already completed service hours, please turn them in to the Counseling Office as soon as possible and continue to accumulate service hours if you can.  The blue notebook in the Counseling Office and the Daily Bulletin have service learning opportunities. Forms are available online in the Service Learning webpage on the Nathan Hale website and in the office.  Please – help us help you by turning the hours you do have in.