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Here is the end of the year information for seniors and senior commencement ticket pick-up:

Finals for Seniors

All Final Exams for Seniors must be completed prior to Thursday, June 1, 2017.


Last Day for Seniors

Thursday, June 1, 2017


MANDATORY Commencement Rehearsal

Thursday, June 1, 2017– During Advisory (8:45 AM). Seniors will be dismissed from the field house following rehearsal and will not be allowed back into the building.


Commencement – Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility: To participate in the commencement ceremony, a student must have satisfied all graduation requirements. If in doubt, please see your counselor.


Commencement Tickets will be available in the sub schools:

Commencement Tickets/Commencement Seating *

Seating is not reserved, but is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each senior will receive four (4) tickets to be picked up at your sub-school office between May 26th and June 2nd  * (please see note below). Students not needing four (4) tickets are asked not to take all 4. Families are encouraged to NOT bring children under the age of 5 as they get bored and disrupt the ceremony. If you intend to bring a child/baby, even though we strongly discourage doing so, they will each require a ticket to enter. Seating will be available in the theater and may be suitable for adults/children who are not able to sit for an extended period of time. Once the program begins, late arrivals will be escorted into the theater where a live broadcast will be shown. (*EXTRA TICKETS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. If tickets become available, requests for (2) extra tickets must be in writing (no e-mails) to Mrs. Apmann, beginning Friday, May 26, 2017. Please include your child’s name, parent name, and phone number. These will be first come first served. Extra ticket availability will depend on how many extra we have. Extra ticket requests may be filled as late as Thursday, June 1, 2017.



Handicapped Seating and Parking

A limited amount of handicapped seating is available in the first row behind the graduates. Do not intrude into the side aisles as these are used for the processional/recessional. A folding chair will be removed to accommodate wheel chairs and there will be additional seating in the theater. Handicapped parking is located on the west side of the field house by the tennis courts.



Parking is available in the school parking lot, Rapids Drive Plaza (Pic n’ Save parking lot), and nearby streets. Please do not park in front of Flex Gym.



Entering the Building

The field house doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for spectators. Enter the building by the tennis court doors, entrance 7W.



Graduating Seniors

Enter as above - admission is by carrying or wearing your cap and gown. No ticket for graduating seniors is necessary.




Professional photographers will photograph each student as they receive their diploma on stage. No payment at commencement is required.  Proofs will be sent to your home approximately a week after the ceremony. 

Please Note: Spectators are NOT to approach the stage during the ceremony.



Especially for Graduating Seniors

On Sunday, June 4th, please report to the room assigned to your advisory class by 11:00 a.m. If you need assistance with cap and gown, proper dress, or other issues, go to the Main Office. Bring your cap and gown, and a comb.  It is unwise to bring other valuables since “extras” will be left in your assigned room when you report to the field house. It is advised that you iron your gown before arriving at school. CAPS AND GOWNS CANNOT BE DECORATED.




Shorts, cut-offs, blue jeans, sneakers, and flip-flops are not permitted.

GUYS –– Shirt and tie required, dress slacks, and dress shoes

GIRLS –– A dress, dress slacks (or skirt) and a top and dress shoes



Parents, relatives and friends are proud of the graduates’ accomplishments and they attend the commencement to honor them.  Proper conduct on everyone’s part is expected. Nothing is more disappointing than to have the dignity of this occasion disrupted by inappropriate behavior. We know that you will represent yourself, your family, and your school with pride and dignity.




Horlick High School



Dear Senior Students and Parents:

Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 (date is subject to change). Please remember, Prom and other school dances are a privilege and not a right. To that end, these policies have been put into effect for the appropriate enjoyment for all attendees. Violation of rules requiring student removal from the dance will be done without a refund. Any behavior demonstrated at a dance that leads to a school suspension may prohibit future participation in future dances. Prom is a celebration of graduation from high school. Below is a list of district requirements for all school dances as well as additional polices for Prom.  In order to attend, the following policies have been established:

All School Dances:

1.       Middle school students and anyone over the age of 20 are NOT permitted to attend.

2.       Inappropriate and/or sexually explicit dancing is not permitted and may result in dismissal from the dance. If an administrator and/or chaperone deeps it inappropriate and/or indecent, it will not be permitted.

3.       ALL attendees must have a photo ID to purchase a ticket and enter the dance.

4.       Appropriate dress is required.  Appropriate dress is defined by the RUSD 2016-2017 Code of Student Responsibilities and Rights in the section titled Dress Code Policy. Appropriate dress for school dances may also include independent school level expectations, i.e.: no jeans or street shoes.

5.       Guest* attendance is up to the discretion of the guest’s* current school administration or that of the last school attended. The appropriate approval form must be completed and on file in order for a guest to attend. (*Guest is defined as student or the student’s guest for the dance).

6.       Each High School may enforce additional rules for dance attendance, but the following minimum rules and requirements are in effect for four weeks leading up to the day of the dance for all students.

High Schools

a.        No school suspensions of any kind.

b.       No truancies, as defined in the Glossary (pg. 40 of the RUSD 2016-2017 Code of Student Responsibilities and Rights

c.        No more than 3 hall sweeps and/or tardies for all periods (including advisory).

d.       All fines and fees must be paid.

Additional District Policies for Prom


1.       Must have a minimum of 18 credits by the end of the 1st semester of their senior year – January 20, 2017, be an active student* at Horlick High School, and be on track to graduate at the end of the school year. (*Active student means: that the student attends Horlick High School on a daily basis and is not part of an alternative high school educational program.) Please note: students who have applied for early graduation must have 18 credits by the end of 1st semester of their senior year to attend Prom. Example: a student who is graduating in (3) years as an early graduate would be considered a senior their final year.

2.       The following rules and requirements are in effect throughout the entire school year:

a.        No more than 3 suspensions and no expulsions during the current school year (see 6a. above)

(However, no suspensions or expulsions of any kind from April 24, 2017 – May 20, 2017)

Additional District Policies for Prom (continued)

b.     No more than 10 periods of truancy for the entire year

(However, no truancies of any kind from April 24, 2017 – May 20, 2017).

c.      No more than 10 tardies for the entire year

 (However, no more than 3 tardies from April 24, 2017 – May 20, 2017).

d.      No more than ten (10) absences* (Please see Glossary for definition of Truancy - pg. 40 of the RUSD 2016-2017 Code of Student Responsibilities and Rights - *Students can only miss ten (10) school days for the year. All missed days over ten (10) must be accompanied by a signed doctor's excuse. If a signed doctor's excuse is not provided, this will result in un-excused absences and will count towards all dance requirements** (**Note: Before planning vacations, college visits, etc…Please make sure your Planned vacation does not interfere with the WI. Dept. of Public Instruction (10) day absence policy. Contact your sub-school for more information. If the planned absence puts your child over the ten (10) day limit, the student will not be able to attend homecoming, prom, etc…)

1.       No unpaid school fines or fees as of May 20, 2017. (Payments must be made by cash, cashiers check, or money order – NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

2.       All RUSD students are required to follow all RUSD Policies as set forth in the 2016-2017 Code of Student Responsibilities and Rights as well as all school policies as set forth in the 2016-2017 Horlick High School Parent/Student Handbook.

If the student is free from listed violations, he/she may obtain a dance permit from his/her academy sub school office. Dance permits are required in order to purchase a ticket.

Guests – (Are up to the discretion of the administration.)

1.       All RUSD guest attendees are required to follow the same rules for student attendees as listed above

2.       No guests over the age of 20 years of age are permitted to attend

3.       No middle school guests are permitted to attend

4.       All guests must have a valid picture school or state ID

5.       No student who has dropped out of school may attend

6.       Grade – Credit Requirement:

7.       3rd year students must have a minimum of 12 credits by the end of the 1st semester junior year to attend

8.       2nd year students must have a minimum of 7 credits by the of the 1st semester sophomore year to attend

9.       1st year students must have a minimum of 3 credits by the of the 1st semester freshman year to attend

All RUSD student guests are required to follow all RUSD Policies as set forth in the 2016-2017 Code of Student Responsibilities and Rights as well as all school policies as set forth in the 2016-2017 Horlick High School Parent/Student Handbook.


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