Waynesville High School

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*Please check back often for updated documents pertaining to the class of 2019.

*Updated* 11-1-2018 - Graduation Packet

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Celebrate Your Achievement

Honor Your Graduation with Commencement Portraits

Graduation photography by Lifetouch Special Events


  • Everyone will be photographed
  • Photos will be online at events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony
  • Complimentary proofs mailed to Graduates
  • No obligation to purchase

“ Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have portraits available online at Events.Lifetouch.com approximately ten days after the ceremony. Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.”


Commencement Flyer

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Contact:  Kristen Gebhardt, Yearbook Advisor  kgebhardt@wayne-local.com

Senior Ad Prices:
  $150 Full Page
    $75 Half Page
  $50 Quarter Page
    $25 Business Card Size

Yearbook Order Deadline: November 16th

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  1. In order to be included on the 2019 senior composite, you must be photographed by Prestige Portraits, located in Kettering.
  2. To schedule an appointment, call 937.299.3723 -or- online 24/7 at local.prestigeportraits.com. Prestige has great deals on full photo sessions also. Prestige brochures are available in the high school office and information on the studio's website.
  3. There will be an opportunity to have a head and shoulder portrait taken at the high school on the November 7th.   There is a $10 fee for this service (payable to Prestige) if you choose to wait until this day.
  4. Video Services are available.  Click the link to be redirected to the video with details.  About Prestige Video Services

Thank you,

Jeff McConnell
Your school's Prestige/Lifetouch partner 
Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch Senior Studio)

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Waynesville High School

Senior Year College Planning Timeline and Graduation Information



Focus on studies! Colleges may request senior year semester grades and will receive final transcript.

Add activities, service, and awards to your resume -Update it!

  • Give to Mrs. Shinkle – Upload into your Career Google Classroom or drop off. It is needed to write a Letter of recommendation for you if you desire one!

Make sure you are signed up for the REMIND To: 81010   Message: @grade2019

  • CCP Student? Make sure you are on the CCP remind: To: 81010   Message: @ashink
  • We recommend parents to sign up for REMIND as well.

Check your Career Character Ed Google Classroom once a week! YES, we are still using this! Assignment #27) Upload your ResumeNo it will not be graded, but it allows me to have that information for Letter of Recommendation.

  • Important announcements about College Open Houses, Job Shadowing Opportunities, Employment opportunities, Military Information etc.
  • Your parents can be added to this Google classroom as well! Invite them.

Attend Individual Senior Conference with academic counselor (held during 1st Semester) You will be notified personally to attend typically out of Study Hall. We will double check requirements met/ honors diploma/etc.  

Complete college applications (online): When applying to colleges make sure you pay attention to deadlines. Student responsible for completing all sections/supplemental of application and knowing important deadlines regarding early decision, early action, regular admissions

  • Early Action- (Automatic/Academic Merit-Based) Nov. 1 or Dec.1 are a typical deadline
  • Early Decision - 100% commitment; Nov. 1 or Dec.1 are a typical deadline
  • Rolling Admission –Deadline to apply usually May1.     

Once you have completed the Online Application

   (NOT tied to the Common App) 

 Turn in Request for Transcript to academic counselor.

  • HOW? Go to HS Office ask for the College Transcript Clip Board. Fill it out: Your Name /College/ Sign

If you use the Common Application on the webhttps://www.commonapp.org/ 

You DO NOT need to Request a Transcript on the Clip Board – Counselor will get a personal email from Common App asking for the transcript. Use this Information to fill out the guidance counselor information section: Abby Shinkle,  Counselorashinkle@wayne-local.com

Senior English classes will go over Common App information as well as college essays. If you are only applying to 1 or 2 colleges, the Common App may not be for you.

  • Your ACT scores need to be sent directly to your college of choice and NCAA from ACT.org
  • Your AP scores need to be sent directly to your college of choice from collegeboard.org
  • Your college credit from CCP need to be sent directly to your college of choice from the college you earned credit from – Go to their website and “request transcripts”.

Get involved in school activities; complete volunteer work- Very important for Scholarships that come about mostly in January and after.

Research/apply for available scholarships through college/university- Typically Dec 1 deadline for automatic/merit-based and/or other special scholarships.

Look at WHS Website for Local Scholarship Updates –Posted under College Information – Scholarships;  https://www.wayne-local.com/waynesville-high-school/college-information-21/scholarships-26/

  • Helpful Hint – Make a general spreadsheet of all the Scholarships posted and write them down with the deadline or ad them to your calendar!
  • Helpful Hint – Gather your information now – Such as resume, community service, leadership roles. All of this will be important to add to your scholarship essays so begin to organize that information now.
  • Helpful Hint – Make sure you are signed up for the WHS Scholarship Remind for Scholarship postings.  To: 81010   Message: @msjoe13

There is a Scholarship Clip Board in the HS Office as well. Please sign your name and date when you turn in your Scholarships that go to WHS. 

Look for “Other” Scholarships outside of the WHS area: example:  Taco Bell, 4-H, Companies your parents may be involved with, etc. May be worth to check the out!

May choose to re-take ACT and/or SAT, Higher scores mean scholarships or getting into the college you desire. TWO Day “Free” ACT Test Prep at WHS   Breakfast Provided!

             When:  Saturday Sept 29th 2018 & Saturday Oct 6th 2018 – from 8:30A.M.  to 11:30A.M.

                             Sept 29th - English and Reading Focus  &   Oct 6th   -  Math and Science Focus

Complete FAFSA (free application for student aid)– check deadline for college

 Parents: Attend Financial Aid Meeting at WHS in fall – 2018 – Oct 4th at 6:00pm

                FAFSA – Opens OCT 1st – $ runs out – Complete this early!

WHS allows students a max of 3 days per school year to visit a college/university. There is a form in the office. Please fill out and return at least 1 day prior to the visit.

Determine college/university you want to attend typically by January. This is necessary to not be late on housing / fees etc. The very last date to typically commit is May 1, but this is not advised.

Guidance office automatically sends final transcript to college/university once grades are official (June). At the end of the year we will pass out FINAL PLANS FORM. Here you will write down your final decision for college, employment, or other decisions.

Senior meetings will be held in April about Graduation Ceremony information. All graduation practice dates, the actual ceremony, and cap and gown information will be posted to the WHS website under Senior Information. This page has NOT been updated for 2019 yet but you can look at it now to get ideas about what is headed your way. DATES will be updated for Class of 2019 in February. 

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2019 Senior Bulletin - download here




April 4th            Cap and Gowns Delivered at WHS during lunch (9:55-11:15)

April 26th          Mid-term grades checked – Conferences with those seniors who are in danger of not graduating.

April 27th           Prom – BE SAFE!!!

May 3rd              Decision Deadline – Pick Walking Partners, Senior 2019 Final Plans to Ms. Joefreda

May 3rd              Letter/Phone Call to parents of award recipients for Senior Scholarship Program.

May 14th             Senior Scholarship Awards Program – 7:00 P.M. – This evening we will hand out all scholarships and awards for seniors.  Please be on time and dress appropriately.  You do not wear your cap and gown for this program.

May 16-17           Senior Exams (schedule TBA)         

May 16h              WCCC Senior Awards Ceremony – 7:00 P.M.

May 17th                Honors Assembly Practice 1:45-2:35, mandatory for all seniors

May 20th             Honors Assembly Seniors Breakfast at 7:00 A.M. WHS Cafe-seniors-are to wear Cap & Gown for the assembly at 8:00 A.M. –Senior Walk through Middle School & Elementary to follow the assembly.  Last Day for seniors - grades due and checked

May 22nd             Commencement Practice – 9:00 A.M. – MANDATORY – Seniors must be at this practice to walk at graduation.  ALL outstanding fees must be paid.  Final check of senior grades.

May 22nd             All Scholarships and financial aid information reported to Ms. Joefreda. All fees and fines must be paid to receive a diploma.                   

May 24th             Baccalaureate 7 P.M. First Baptist Church of Waynesville (1009 Lytle Road)

May 25th             Alumni Banquet – WHS Gym

May 26th              GRADUATION!!!! – Seniors need to be at WHS no later than 1:15 and report to the second floor of the high school.  Seniors must wear cap and gown! NO JEANS OR TENNIS SHOES