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Seniors Information Center

Welcome to the Senior Information Center. On this page you will find all the information about the VVHS Senior Class of 2024. We will have important information about Cap and Gowns, Graduation and other relevant information for the Class of 2024. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

 

Class of 2024 Graduating Seniors: 

MAY 21- COMMENCEMENT AT TINGLEY COLISEUM, 9:30 AM 

The Graduation ceremony is a privilege not a right. 

Graduation is the end of high school and the beginning of a promising future. Graduation marks achievement.  We are especially excited to honor the fourteenth graduating class of Volcano Vista High School. The Commencement  Ceremony is an academic celebration of academic achievement. The young men and women taking part in Volcano Vista’s  Commencement Ceremony have succeeded. You have every right to be proud of them! We are!  

•The best demonstration of your pride is to honor all graduates with respect.  

•Please leave your air horns, loud noise makers, balloons, signs, etc. at home for personal celebrations later! 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Early May: AP Testing 

May 2: Senior Picnic & Yearbook distribution 

 Yearbook Distribution (for seniors) 

 Senior Sunset @VVHS 6:30-8:30

May 13th - Final Exams- C-day No Advisory 

May 16th - 3:30 pm MANDATORY Honors/Graduation practice for all graduates 

May 16th - 4:30 -6:00 pm Cap & Gown distribution-All fines must be paid. 

May 17th - 6:30 pm Mandatory Honors & Robing Ceremony. Seniors report at 5:30 am to the Gym  

May 21st- 9:30am Commencement Ceremony at Tingley Coliseum (grads report at 7:30)

SENIOR HONORS ASSEMBLY PRACTICE 

•Thursday May 16th in the Main Gym at 3:30 pm.  

•All graduates planning to go through Commencement Ceremonies must attend the honors assembly  practice. 

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION 

•May 16th, from 4:30-6.  

•In the interest of serving seniors as efficiently as possible only those seniors who do not have fines will be able to  pick up their cap and gown.  

•ONLY the graduating senior may pick up their own cap & gown. 

SENIOR HONORS ASSEMBLY  

•Friday, May 17th in the main gym.  

•Senior reporting time is 5:00 pm. 

  • Seniors are to be dressed appropriately, and in cap & gown. We will practice  for graduation and the Honors Assembly. Please park in the student parking lot. 

•Senior Honors Assembly will begin at 6:30 pm.  

•The seniors will have a formal recessional from the main gym.  

•Families are welcome to attend, but please keep in mind that space is limited to a first come, first served basis.  

Graduates who intend to participate in the Commencement Ceremony MUST attend the Practice and the Senior  Honors & Robing Ceremony. Seniors who do not attend on May 16TH and 17TH, WILL NOT participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 21st.  

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

•Tuesday, May 21st, 9:30 am at Tingley Coliseum.  

•Graduates are reminded to come dressed appropriately, and NOT to carry anything in their hands.  (Do not carry keys, flowers, purses, cameras, cell phones, etc.) 

DIPLOMAS 

  • During the Commencement Ceremony graduates will receive a diploma cover. 

    • Diplomas will be distributed by  the Volcano Vista Faculty as graduates exit.

      • Volcano Vista High School reserves the right to hold a graduate’s diploma if the graduate chooses to not participate in the decorum and dignity of the ceremony. 

NON-GRADUATES 

  • Seniors not meeting graduation requirements will be notified by their counselor and/or grade level principal.  Parents will also be notified.  

  • Only seniors meeting all graduation requirements may participate in commencement ceremonies.  

  • All seniors must pay any fines owed.  

  • Refunds on cap and gown for non-graduating seniors will be available after May 22ND at Campus Specialties 3107 Eubank NE - Phone Number (505) 275-9357 

FINES 

  • It is your responsibility to keep track of any fine owed to Volcano Vista High School and to clear that fine either  with Mrs. Crouch in the Library OR Mrs. Garcia in the main office promptly.  

  • A SENIOR CANNOT PICK UP THEIR CAP & GOWN WITHOUT PRIOR CLEARANCE OF ALL FINES. 

NON - PARTICIPANTS  

•Seniors who do not wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony of Volcano Vista High School may  exercise this right.  

•Please complete a Right of Refusal form in the Activities Office by April 19, 2024. These graduates need to  make their own arrangements to pick up their diploma from the school after May 23.  

HONOR CORDS & SPECIALTY STOLES 

•ONLY honor cords and medals received as part of the senior honors assembly are allowed to be worn on the  gown at commencement. (Stage guests will wear officer stoles provided by the Activities Office) 

•NO OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDING FLOWERS ARE ALLOWED TO BE WORN ON THE CAP OR  GOWN AT COMMENCEMENT!!!  

•All 2024 Graduates must have a cap and gown. If you still have not ordered a  cap and gown, don’t delay -- go to Campus Specialties today!!! 

1529 Eubank NE Suite B 

Albuquerque, NM 87112 

505-275-9357 

TALENT  

  • There will be tryouts for talent for the Honors Assembly. 

    • Students may sign up in the Activities Office beginning  April 22nd and tryouts will be on May 1st. 

    • It is suggested that you attempt to sing the senior song: Good Old Days by Macklemore ft. Ke$ha 

  • The Valedictorian(s) and the Salutatorian(s) will give a speech together at the Commencement Ceremony The Senior Class officers will give a farewell speech at the Honors Assembly 

  • The Student Body President & Vice Presidents will give a final speech at the Commencement Ceremony The Selfless Senior will give a speech at the Honors and Robing Ceremony 

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES: GRADIMAGES 

  • GradImages has exclusive rights to providing photography services for all APS graduation ceremonies.  

  • Graduates who voluntarily provide GradImages with contact information will be sent a passport‐sized  photo proof within a week of the graduation ceremony with an opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages with no obligation to purchase. Seniors will be given the chance to fill out these cards at the senior meeting in March. Cards will also be available in the Activities Office. 

  • APS has allotted all high schools 75 minutes for all commencement ceremonies. We anticipate that the ceremony will be  completed by 10:45. 

Questions- If you have any questions please email George Woods at george.woods@aps.edu 

The Graduation Ceremony is a privilege not a right.

2024 Class Information

  • Senior Class President: Paige Gonterman
  • Senior Class Vice President: Aubrey Baca
  • Senior Class Secretary: Ellianna Radigan-Hindi
  • Senior Class Treasurer: Gracie Pino
  • Class Sponsor: Kady Stribling & Ben Brown
  • Class Motto: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller 
  • Class Song: "Good Old Days"- Macklemore ft. Ke$ha
  • Class Flower: Lavender

Student Body Officers

  • President: Alexandria Lujan
  • First VP: Kalily Garcia
  • Second VP: Owen Salinas
  • Secretary: Kailyn Montoya
  • Treasurer: Erin Alvarez
  • Historian: Hailey Peters

Hello VVHS parents,

Online yearbook sales will be closing on April 20th. After 4/20 sales will be cash or money order only until we sell out. 

Yearbooks are sold on a first come first serve basis, and if we sell out online prior to 4/20 sales will close with the sellout. Please ensure your student's book is ready for them by pre ordering today. 

For any questions please reach out to kathryn.stribling@aps.edu. The following flyers contain ordering and distribution information. 

Thank you, 

The Hawk Yearbook Staff

 

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