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Class of 2020 Reminders

Have you:

  • Filled out a Pink Diploma card? (In the Activities Office)
  • Signed up for the Senior Remind for information? (Go to the Activities Office)
  • Scheduled your Senior Portraits? (required if you want to be in the yearbook) 

        Go to Kenneth Brown                    Photography

  • Taken the ACT?
  • Ordered your Cap & Gown from Campus Specialties? (Order Forms available in the A.O.)

Senior Information

Mandatory Graduation Events


If you have any questions about any information on this sheet, please feel free to contact Mr. Cordova in the activities office. All seniors must have a cap and gown to participate in graduation. Orders for cap and gown will be taken by Campus Specialties located at 1529 Eubank NE Suite B. You may contact them at 505-275-9357.  A deposit is required.  Students who do not order here at school on the assigned day must contact Campus Specialties directly.  Seniors who do not attend the Honors Assembly rehearsal and the assembly itself will not be allowed to walk the line.  All events below are mandatory with the exception of the senior barbeque. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Any disciplinary action taken during second semester, and especially during senior closed week, may result in forfeiting the privilege of participation in any of the graduation ceremonies. This includes any suspension beginning second semester which may be deemed as serious enough to forfeit graduation privileges. Drinking/drugs will be strictly prohibited. If we feel a student is not in the appropriate condition to be involved in any part of the end of the year activities, he/she will not participate in the graduation ceremonies. At the graduation itself, students found with any items such as balloons, horns, silly string, etc. or anything deemed inappropriate will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.   

STUDENTS:  Be sure to leave cell phones, keys, purses, cameras and other personal belongings with friends or relatives before you check into the graduation line. Any items taken from you may be picked up the following school day at West Mesa. You may not carry personal items with you through the graduation line. There is not a place to check them in. Chewing gum and sunglasses are not allowed at the Honors Assembly or Graduation. If you decide not to participate in the graduation ceremony, please discuss this with your family and make sure they are aware of your choice. Also notify Mr. Cordova in the activities office.  Any senior not participating in the ceremony may pick up their diploma from the registrar at West Mesa the week after graduation. 

GRADUATION APPAREL:  Show up to graduation wearing your cap and gown.  Everyone must wear a cap and gown that has been purchased through West Mesa’s contracted vendor. Order your cap and gown today. Write your name on the inside of your cap before the first assembly.  You may not alter your cap or gown in any way.  If you do, it will be taken from you and you will need to purchase another one.  All Caps must be parallel to floor.  Tassel on left side.  No caps on back of head. If you are not sure of the attire, please ask in the activities office.                 

GIRLS:  Dressy dress (dress should be the same length as the gown or shorter) or dressy pantsuit; 2inch heels or lower for safety, comfort, and ability to maneuver.             

BOYS:  A dress shirt and tie, dress pants, and dress shoes.               

ALL EVENTS ARE MANDATORY!  Be on time for all events!

May 7th and 8th – Senior Final Exams (Make-ups: May 11th 8:00-10:00 am)   These dates could change.

May 14 - Graduation Practice in the Main Gym @ 1:00 pm and will be followed by Cap & Gown Distribution (3:00 – 4:30 pm)  Senior BBQ follows at 4pm in cafeteria/soccer field

May 15 - Senior Honors Assembly & Robing Ceremony Main Gym @ 6pm    (Seniors report at 3pm for your 2nd practice).     - Robing person reports at 5 pm ~ in the main gym.)  Doors open to public at 5:30.

May 16 - GRADUATION! @ Tingley Coliseum

  • Seniors report to Tingley for practice @ 8:30 am wearing your Cap and Gown 
  • Doors open for family & friends at 9:30 am 
  • Ceremony starts at 10:30 am