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Seniors & Parents can utilize this page for all graduation announcements.

The Class of 2019 will graduate Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at the WCU Ramsey Center.


-Cap & Gowns will be delivered Wednesday, April 17th during lunches. Students must have their orders paid in full in order to pick up their Jostens order. Orders can be paid that day in cash, or students can pay ahead of time by calling (828)681-1712. Seniors must have cap/gown to participate in Senior Walk



                                 SENIOR WEEK

  • Monday, April 29th- “I woke up like this” Pajama DaySenior Breakfast hosted by Student Council in the cafeteria during RISE time
  • Tuesday, April 30thClass of 2019 Senior Shirts
    Students will be going on the Senior Walk to ALL Elementary Schools and will wear their cap/gown. After they will return to SMHS for second lunch. Students will leave after the 8 am bell, and will return by 12:30 pm.
    -Students must ride the bus, wear their cap/gown, and turn in a permission form (due 4/23).
  • Wednesday, May 1stCollege/Career Day
    Senior Signing Day in the New Gym during RISE
    Seniors will wear and represent the choice they made for after high school- college/career/military
  • Thursday, May 2nd– Throwback Thursday
    Students will be going to Quin Theater to watch Avengers: End Game (throwback to their elementary field trips)
    Dress like you did when you were younger, or from a previous decade. Students will leave at 10:45 am and return by 3:00 pm. Bag lunches will be provided for students that request them on their permission form.
    COST: $5.50 for movie ticket, plus any concessions purchased Students that need financial assistance to purchase their movie ticket can request that help in the Student Support Center by Tuesday, April 23rd
    -Students must turn in a permission form (due 4/23).
  • Friday, May 3rd-  Hawaiian Luau Senior Cookout is at 12:00 PM at East Laporte Park in Cullowhee
    Seniors are encouraged to come and spend time with their classmates and celebrate, food and drinks are provided by SMHS faculty and staff.
    -Students must turn in a permission form (due 4/23).
  • Students must complete and return their all Field Trip Permission Form by Tuesday, April 23rd in order to participate in the off campus Senior Week activities.


Graduation Events Timeline:



    Wednesday, June 5th 2019

  • Graduation Practice is at 1:00 PM at the WCU Ramsey Center
    -Graduation Practice is MANDATORY, if a senior misses Graduation Practice they will be unable to participate in the Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 6th 2019

  • Seniors should arrive to the WCU Ramsey Center at 5:45 PM to prepare for the Graduation Ceremony
  • The Graduation Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 PM


WCU has updated their website for high school graduation information as well as FAQs about the Ramsey Center and parking. Visit their website at: http://www.wcu.edu/ramsey/events-tickets/hsgraduations.asp or see the attached FAQs below.

Want to give your graduate flowers after the ceremony or a class of 2019 tshirt? There will be a kiosk set up at the Ramsey Center during graduation where you can purchase flowers or a shirt for your student. Want to pre-order? Check out: www.thecommencementgroup.com/smokymountainhs/