Class of 2017

External LinkClass of 2017 - Class Council Site

This site contains key information about Prom, Senior All Night Party, and other key Senior Year information.

The Senior Parent Letter was mailed out - it should have been received via email on April 18.

PDF DocumentFull Senior Letter

Key Senior Dates

  • Saturday, May 13 - Prom - 6:30 - 11:00pm - The Henry Ford
  • Monday, May 15 - 4th Marking Period Progress Reports
  • Monday, May 22 - Senior Awards Ceremony - 6:30pm - Auditorium
  • Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - No School

Senior Week - May 30 - June 4

  • Tuesday, May 30
    • 5th & 6th Hour Exams
  • Wednesday, May 31
    • 3rd & 4th Hour Exams
    • Commencement Rehearsal - 12:30pm - Mandatory Attendance
  • Thursday, June 1
    • 1st & 2nd Hour Exams
    • Senior BBQ - 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Friday, June 2
    • Senior Complimentary Brunch - 10:30am-12:30pm - Auxiliary Gym
    • Cap & Gown Distribution - 10:30am-12:30pm - Auditorium
      • Seniors will not receive their complimentary commencement ticket (2) nor cap & gown until all fines/fees are paid, textbooks are returned and final grades have been determined. All fines and fees must be paid on or before June 1 in the form of cash or money order (personal checks will not be accepted) or via Family Access/E-Funds. Honors students will receive their collars at this time as well. (NHS students will receive their cords from Mrs. Santana prior to June 2nd).
    • Senior Celebration - 12:45pm - Main Gym - Mandatory Attendance
  • Sunday, June 4
    • Graduation/Commencement Ceremony - 4:00pm - EMU Convocation Center
    • Senior All Night Party - 11:00pm - 5:00am (June 5)
      • See Class of 2017 Council Site for details
      • 11:00 p.m.–5:00 a.m. – Emagine Theatre & All Star Lanes, Royal Oak
        Roundtrip bus transportation is provided from/to Western. Tickets are $100 per student and require a signed contract. Contracts available to download at:
        . Tickets will not be available at the door. Students may not leave and reenter the party for any reason. For additional information join our Facebook group, WLW SANP 2017 Facebook or contact the party chairperson; Mrs. Kathy Fargo at or 248-672-1547.


Commencement Information

Ceremony: All seniors must report to Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center by 2:45 p.m. in proper attire. Proper attire for girls is dress shoes (preferably white) with a skirt and blouse, dress slacks or dress. Proper attire for boys is dress shoes, dress slacks and dress shirts. Only students who have fulfilled all graduation requirements may participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Students deficient in credits are not permitted to walk in the procession.

Tickets: Guest and family seating is general admission. Tickets are required. Each graduating senior will receive two (2) general admission tickets free of charge. These complimentary tickets will be issued to the seniors at the time of cap and gown distribution on June 2nd. Additional tickets may be purchased at a cost of $5 each. The purchase of tickets is handled entirely through Eastern Michigan University and may be ordered by contacting EMU’s ticket office at (734) 487-2282 or online at Handicapped seating is available and requires a general admission ticket. Suite-style booths, which accommodate groups of up to twenty guests, are also available (on a limited basis) at a cost of $300. For suite reservations, contact Mr. Ron Reid at or by phone at (734) 487-0187.

Diploma Distribution: Diplomas should be picked up, by the graduate, in the Convocation Center’s Auxiliary Gymnasium immediately following the Commencement Ceremony. Honors graduates will turn in their collars at that time. NHS graduates may keep their cords. If diplomas are not picked up at the Convocation Center, they will be held in Western’s Main Office, and available for pick-up between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during the week of June 5th - June 9th.












updated April 18, 2017