• Senior Class Information - Class of 2018!!


    The purpose of this page is to communicate important information about the senior class experience for the Class of 2018! If you have questions beyond what is listed on this page, please contact the front office.

    Important Dates & Events


    Junior / Senior Night

    Date:  September 19
    During this event, we will have an all out focus on the junior and senior year.  This will include a college fair with representatives from various colleges and institutions at HSHS, presentations on financial aid and scholarships, discussion of key dates and deadlines, etc.  See your counselor for more information.  CLICK HERE for the slide deck from the opening presentation.

    Graduation Material Orders

    Date:  September 18 & 19

    In the evening of September 18 (5:30-7:00pm) and during HOT Lunch on September 19, seniors will have their first opportunity to purchase graduation materials (invitations, caps, gowns, etc.).  Additional opportunities will be made available to purchase these items in the fall and spring.  Make up dates for ordering graduation supplies is September 25 during HOT Lunch

    Senior Meetings with Your Counselor

    Date:  September 19 - October 6
    During this time, counselors will meet with seniors in small groups to go through the college application process, critical deadlines, requirements for graduation, etc.

    Senior Support Day

    Date:  October 18, 2017 & November 14, 2017
    We will work with students on scholarships, applications, etc.  More information to come early in the fall semester.

    Graduation Product Delivery / Make Up Orders

    Date:  December 5, 2017
    During HOT Lunch on this date seniors will be able to pick up their graduation supplies ordered in September.  This will also be the final opportunity to purchase graduation supplies.  See Ms. Young (tyoung@wcpss.net) if you have questions.


    Midyear Graduation

    Date:  January 20, 2018
    On this date those who have requested to graduate a semester early will participate in a commencement program.   The event will be in the HSHS Auditorium.


    Senior Class Meeting

    Date:  February 2018
    During this meeting, seniors will receive updates on:  key dates in the spring, priorities for spring, supports with scholarships, NCAA Clearinghouse, etc.  See your counselor with questions.


    Senior Cap & Gown Photos

    Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Cap & Gown Delivery

    Date:  March 2018
    Seniors who have ordered senior supplies will be able to pick them up during lunch.


    Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
    The Junior-Senior Prom will take place on this date at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Raleigh.  For questions about this event, please contact Ms. Young (tyoung@wcpss.net) or Ms. Batts (mbatts@wcpss.net).

    Senior Class Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Location: Auditorium
    During this meeting, seniors will receive detailed information about Senior Awards, Senior Day, Graduation Practice, and Graduation. A virtual parent message will follow this senior meeting, too.


    Senior Awards & Senior Picnic

    Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
    Location: Holly Springs HS

    During this event, we will celebrate seniors and their accomplishments.  The event will begin at 8:00am.  Families of seniors are encouraged to attend.

    Graduation Practice

    Date:  May 31, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm
    Location: Raleigh Convention Center

    Graduaion practice is a required event. Seniors who do not attend practice cannot participate in the graduation ceremony.  Students should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the program starting.


    Graduation for the Class of 2018

    Date: Saturday, June 9 at 12pm

    Location: Raleigh Convention Center

    Communication With Seniors & Families

    Below are letters sent to seniors in the Class of 2017.  While details will change, these may give some critical information to help you plan for the senior year.