CORRECTED! Class of 2018 Important Dates and Information

This is an update of a PREVIOUS EBARK POST. Please note NEW CORRECTIONS IN RED below. A printable PDF version is also available here (this version does not have the most up-to-date corrections below): Class of 2018 Graduation Info – UPDATED 5-25-2018 

Updated: 5/25/18

Class of 2018 Important Dates & Information

Senior Class Meetings

  • 5/24 – Class Meeting during Advisory – Final conversation before finals, Purple & White, Rehearsal, and Graduation

Graduation Products

  • Contact Louis Bremond with National Achiever at 1-800-800-4083 or
  • Pre-ordered graduation products will be available for pick-up after the 5/24 class meeting and in the Activities Center during lunch

Senior Speakers at Graduation

National Anthem at Graduation

Valedictorians (finalized after 3rd Quarter Grades)

Senior Prom

  • Friday, 6/8 – 8:00-11:00 PM 9 AM – 12 AM (midnight)
  • First and Bell – 2218 1st Ave, Seattle 98121
  • Tickets available during lunch in the Activities Center
    • 5/14-5/18 $30, $25 ASB/Free or Reduced Lunch
    • 5/21-6/1 $35, $30 ASB/Free or Reduced Lunch
    • 6/4-6/8 $40, $35 ASB/Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Guest passes available outside the Activities Center and in the Main Office, Due 6/1

Purple and White

  • Friday, 6/15 – 8:00-11:00 PM
  • The Factory Luxe – 3100 Airport Way South, Seattle 98134
  • Tickets available during lunch in the Activities Center, 6/11-6/15 Prices TBA


  • Limited yearbooks are still available from Mr. Lovre in room 201
  • Thanks to the PTSA, a limited number of $20 yearbooks are available for students on Free/Reduced lunch –see Mr. Lovre in room 201
  • Available to Seniors starting Monday 6/5 in the library after school

Senior Recognition

  • Senior Signing Day – Tuesday, May 1 – Commons All Day
  • Senior Celebration – Thursday, June 7 – Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center/Commons 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Senior Art Portfolio Presentations – Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13th – Art Studio 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Choir Family BBQ Concert – Tuesday, June 12 – 219 Courtyard 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Orchestra Grad Concert – Wednesday, June 13 – Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 6:00-8:00 PM 7 – 9 PM
  • Thespian Awards – Friday, June 15 Saturday, June 16 – Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 6:00-8:00 PM 5 – 9 PM

Checkout/Testing schedule

  • Senior Finals
    • Monday, June 11 (periods 1-3-5)
    • Tuesday, June 12 (periods 2-4-6)
  • Senior Check-Out – Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Wednesday, June 20 – 8:00 AM @ Memorial Stadium; Seniors should arrive at the NE entrance by 7:45 AM
  • Bring Caps and Gowns for a Class Picture; Herff Jones will be available for cap/gown pick-up


  • Wednesday, June 20 – 8:30 to 10:00 PM at Memorial Stadium – 5th and Harrison, Seattle 98109


  • Various lots around the Seattle Center from $10-$15
    • 5th Ave. Garage – 5th Ave N. & Republican Street – Capacity of 1,021 spaces
    • Mercer Garage – 3rd Ave. N. & Roy Street – Capacity of 1,439 spaces
    • 1st Ave. N. Garage – Between John & Thomas Street – Capacity of 654 spaces
    • Second Ave. – 2nd Ave. N. south of Mercer Street – Capacity of 22 spaces
  • Accessible parking available in the lot just east of the Stadium


  • Arrive by 7:45 PM
  • Arrive in plenty of time to allow for parking / walking / last minute instructions /talking with and greeting classmates / checking your appearance
  • Please arrive in your cap and gown
  • Enter thru the Memorial Stadium Parking Lot/ North Stands, entrance marked “GRADUATES ONLY”
  • Students will be seated on the Field facing the stage. There is no covering if it rains


  • There is no limit on number of guests
  • No tickets are required
  • Enter on the Southeast side of the stadium
  • Guests will be seated on the South side of the stadium
  • Please wait to enter until the 5:00 PM ceremony is finished
  • Accessible seating available in sections 9 and 11 on the main level concourse – cannot be reserved
  • Prime, Reserved Group of 10 seats available at PTSA Auction
  • Concessions will not be open during the ceremony


  • Yuen Lui Photography will be at the Ceremony to take pictures of Graduates receiving their diplomas and of family or group photos upon request. Visit their website to view and purchase photos or call 206-622-0561.

During the Ceremony

  • Please hold all applause until the end to give the audience and your classmates the chance to hear EVERYONE’s name being announced

After the Ceremony

  • Graduates, please arrange to meet your Families and Guests on the South side of the Stadium – in the area near the fountain
  • Graduates attending Grad Night should meet by the MoPop museum on the Southeast side of the stadium

Garfield PTSA Graduation Night Party

  • Price $50/$25 Free-Reduced Lunch Program/Scholarship (all transportation, food, entertainment)
  • No cell phones, bags
  • Tickets on sale at the Bulldog Counter in the front lobby during lunch Wednesdays and Fridays through 5/23-6/8, CASH OR CHECK only
  • See for more information
  • Grad Night is the annual senior class party sponsored by the PTSA. Immediately following the commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, you will board charter buses and go to two “mystery” party venues for allnight entertainment, food, and fun, before you are deposited back at Garfield around 6:00 am. Your tickets help cover the cost for buses, food, entertainment, and a great graduation gift! Learn more about Grad Night, download required forms, and BUY YOUR TICKET NOW:

Final College Transcripts

  • Stamped & Addressed Envelopes must be turned in to the Counseling Office at Senior Check-Out
  • To mail out Final Transcripts to colleges on your behalf
  • Neatly written or typed and have the school name, address, and appropriate postage.
    • Here is a sample: College Name, Attn: Admissions Office, Street Address, City, State zip code
  • Include your Last Name, First Name on the back of the envelope
  • One envelope for each college and YOU need to look up and include the necessary information


  • Available for pick-up after July 8th in the Main Office

Contact Information:

GHS Counseling Office Hours: 8:30-3:50 PM Monday – Friday

Kandace Alston, Counselor 9th Grade Students 252-2280

Daniel Lee, Head Counselor 10th-12th A-E 252-2365

Ray Willis, Counselor 10th-12th F-K 252-2367

Chelsey Thomas, Counselor 10th-12th L-Q 252-2377

Ken Courtney, Counselor 10th-12th R-Z 252-2366

Traci Ikegami, Counseling Secretary 252-2304

Missy Chow, Registrar 252-2364

Main Office 252-2270 fax: 252-2271

Check the school website: for summer office hours.