Student Information

Graduation 2017

Graduation for the class of 2017 is right around the corner! Commencement will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Caps & Gowns
If your graduating senior has not yet submitted payment for his/her cap, gown, and tassel, money is being collected in Ms. Gebhardt's office. Cash and check (to the order of Jostens) will be accepted.

Students with obligations at the time of graduation will not receive diplomas at graduation. Please make every effort to clear obligations well in advance.

Diploma Names
In early January, information was mailed to the homes of all graduating seniors with the child's name appearing as it will on the diploma. Student names on diplomas will match what is on the child's birth certificate. All questions should be directed to Ms. Gebhardt's office no later than February 10, 2017.

Senior Achievements
Our H&SA does a great job spotlighting information that you submit to celebrate each of our graduates as part of the graduation program. Please be sure to complete the necessary information so we can bring celebration to all that your student has achieved, at WHS and in the community. Please complete the form electronically by Friday, May 5 ( or email it to

Graduation practices will take place Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, 2017. Practices begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. in the school’s auditorium. All graduates are required to attend. Caps, gowns and tassels will be distributed to all graduating seniors at the first graduation practice.

If the ceremony is outdoors in the stadium as planned, each student will receive ten tickets. If we need to relocate the ceremony indoors (due to inclement weather), each student will receive two tickets for the Circle Gym and an additional two tickets for family or friends to watch the ceremony via live feed in the school's auditorium. Tickets for handicapped seating will be available by request from the student and/or parent. Tickets will be distributed to students on June 7, 2017 with students' caps and gowns. We will make a decision - based on weather - on the day of graduation as to whether or not the ceremony will be held indoors or outdoors.

Graduation Ceremony
The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. on June 8, 2017. All graduates are required to report to the WHS auditorium by 5:00 that evening.

The dress code for males includes:

  • Shirt with Collar and TIE!
  • Dress Pants (absolutely no shorts or jeans)
  • Shoes (absolutely no sneakers or sandals)
  • The expectation of dress for females is:
  • A dress, skirt, or pants. No jeans.
  • Dress shoes or sandals with low heels or flats look the best and are easiest to walk in. NO sneakers.
  • Flip-flops are not desirable, but if “dressy”, they are permitted.

Stay tuned for more graduation updates for the class of 2017 throughout the year!

WHS Prom May 5!

  • Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
  • Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Costs: $85 for WHS students, $90 for out of district students
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Theme: The Great Gatsby (The roaring 20’s)

When do tickets go on sale? Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 28 or until 600 tickets are sold. All obligations must be paid in full prior to purchasing tickets.

Who can come to Prom? All WHS Juniors and Seniors are invited. Sophomore WHS students may come as a date of a Junior or Senior. Out of District guests - 10th grade to age 20.

What does the prom ticket include? A sit down dinner, dancing, parking at the NCC, photo booths, 2 NCC exhibits will be open to visit & a candy bar.

There will be a maximum of 600 tickets sold – please purchase your tickets early!

Prom Guest Permission Form
WHS Dance Procedures Form
Prom Emergency Contact Form

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