Senior InformationTop of Page

Senior year is fun, bittersweet and also a bit hectic. Make sure you celebrate all you've achieved and create lasting memories of your last year at Woodside High School.

The purpose of this area is to provide information to students and parents that pertains to Seniors.

Graduation
Graduation 2017

Senior Yearbook AdsTop of Page

Want to create a special page to honor a senior and have it included in every yearbook? Create a Senior Ad. This page will live forever and is a wonderful way to remember your friends and time at WHS.

People can design the ad online and create a special memory.  

Cost is: Full Page $200, Half Page $125, Quarter Page $75

Pictures have to be school appropriate. If there is anything not school appropriate your page will not be used or changes will be made prior to printing. 

Click here to learn more

Senior QuotesTop of Page

Senior quotes will be placed under senior portraits in the yearbook. The quote can only be 150 characters in length, including spaces. Students can submit their quote online at bit.ly/seniorquotewhs. Senior Quotes must be submitted by January 17, 2018. When writing your senior quote, remember it will be seen by many people. Students are reminded to be kind and respectful to others. Anything questionable will not be included and students will not be notified.
  •  Quote must be 150 characters or less.  No additional shout-outs, code messages, or numbers added after your complete sentences.  Anything longer than 150 characters will be cut off.  If we can not read it or understand it, it will not be printed.
  • Do not format.  Any centering, bolding, italics or underlining will not be kept.
  • Offensive terms/words, text codes, hash tags or special characters will be rejected!
  • Be appropriate; the school’s administration is going to approve it and your grandma’s going to read it.  If your quote is not approved or inappropriate, it will not be printed (you will not be notified).
  • Don’t plagiarize.  Give credit to the speaker of your quote if you select somebody else’s words.
  • Quotes in other languages must be translated underneath to ensure appropriateness.

Senior Polls Top of Page

Here is a list of the senior polls. Seniors are allowed to nominate one male and one female for each question. All nominations must be completed by December 15, 2017. Please remember to include the first and last name of students. After the nomination process there will be a separate voting for each category after winter break. The top four individuals who are nominated will then proceed to the next round of voting. A student may be nominated more than once, but the student can only WIN in one category. In the rare case of a person winning 2 categories, one category (the one with the closest race) will go to the runner up.

To nominate, students are to complete the online form at bit.ly/whsseniorpoll .

Remember to write in a MALE and a FEMALE response. Here are the categories to nominate seniors:

  • Most likely to win the lotto but lose the ticket.  Someone who is forgetful and loses items.
  • Someone who has not learned to whisper. Someone who tends to talk loudly
  • Most likely to be spend their Saturday at Traffic School. Someone who may be a wild driver.
  • Best Bromance (best friends boys). Two boys who are best friends and can always be found hanging out together.
  • Two peas in a pod (best friends girls). Two girls who are best friends and can always be found hanging out together.
  • Most likely to play sports after high school. Someone who is very athletic.
  • Most likely to work at Woodside. Someone who loves Woodside.
  • Most likely to be found at the beach. Someone who enjoys being in the sun and water or has a very chill attitude.
  • Most likely to become a soccer parent. Someone who tends to take care of everyone else.
  • Most likely to save the world. Someone who is considered to be a leader.
  • Most likely to become the next tech innovator. Someone who is very creative and good with engineering or science.
  • Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse. Someone who is very resourceful and can think on their feet.
  • Biggest social butterfly. Someone who is very extroverted, will talk to everyone, and very social.
  • Most likely to go viral. Someone who is really into social media.
  • Most likely to become a green thumb. Someone who is very environmentally conscience.
  • Most likely to be late to their own wedding. Someone who is constantly late.
  • Most likely to become the next Iron Chef. Someone who is really into cooking and is a good cook.
  • Best Hair. Someone who has great hair. Beards on men is acceptable for hair.
  • Biggest case of senioritis. Someone who was ready to graduate in September.
  • Most likely to become the next Picasso. Someone who is very artistic.
  • Most likely to get away with anything. Someone who is a good talker and very clever.
  • Best laugh. Someone who has a great and infectious laugh.
  • Most likely to become royalty. Someone who is very bougie and confident.
  • Best Actor. Someone who is very into the drama productions and acting.
  • Best singer.  Someone who is very good a singing.
  • Most likely to max out a credit card. Someone who is very good at shopping and spending money.
  • Best video director. Someone who is very good at making videos.
  • Best photographer. Someone who takes really good photos.
  • Most case of mistaken identity. Two people who are often confused to be the other person. One set of male and one set of female
Remember to nominate someone, please go to the online form at bit.ly/whsseniorpoll .

Senior Yearbook PacketsTop of Page

A yearbook packet was distributed to seniors through their English class. This packet contains the information provided. 
 
If a copy of the packet is needed please click here or stop by D7. 

Senior Panoramic PhotoTop of Page

If you still want to order a senior panoramic photo, please place an order through lifetouch here.

The senior panoramic will take place on November 15. The panoramic photo will be taken by Lifetouch. Ordering information will be sent out soon to seniors through their Econ/Govt class. The price for a panoramic photo is $25. Order forms can be turned in to D7 until November 17 or at the day of the photo shoot.

Online or late orders can be placed through lifetouch here.

Seniors will be provided with a contract that needs to be signed and turned in the day of the panoramic. The contract is their ticket on to the field. 

Please note that seniors must follow all school rules in order to participate, however this contract simply highlights some rules and requests from the WHS administration:

  • Appropriate attire, meaning dress code applies
  • NO props or signage, including people spelling things out with their shirts
  • NO flashing symbols or hand gestures
  • NO hats or any attire that covers your head or face, including sunglasses
  • NO apparel that goes against WHS policy

Seniors, be aware if any student is behaving in a way that is deemed inappropriate by the WHS administration, they may be removed from the picture. Also, if the photo has to be altered due to student misconduct, the student(s) involved will charged a minimum of $100 for alterations.

Senior PortraitsTop of Page

CLASS OF 2018- Senior Portraits

Woodside works with Prestige Portraits to have seniors take their portraits which are used in the school yearbook. There is a small sitting fee as well as a deposit that is required. The deposit is returned when students return their proofs. Students are not required to purchase the photos, though most like to do so.

Woodside High School does have the opportunity for a limited number of students to have their picture taken on campus after school on a date to be determined. Please note it will be on a first come first serve basis. It is asked that students who have transportation and means to take their senior portrait work directly with Prestige Portraits.

The last day to take a senior portrait is December 1, 2017. The last day to select a senior portrait will be December 15, 2017. Please note that the company does shut down during the winter break.

Seniors can contact Prestige directly.

990 Industrial Road, Suite 102, San Carlos, Ca. 94070

Telephone: 650-597-1433 Fax 650-597-1434

Cap and GownTop of Page

The Sequoia Union High School District is providing the graduation attire (cap, gown and tassel) to comply with AB1575 stating that graduation is an integral part of the educational experience and therefore must be provided without cost to the student. The district will be purchasing the cap, gown, and tassel, which will then be checked out to seniors who are participating in the graduation ceremony.

Students will have to return ONLY the gown following the ceremony in order to receive the diploma.

All students will reserve a graduation unit (cap, gown and tassel) at NO COST!

Students will be receiving packets in their English class with information about ordering announcements. Within those packets is a small green and white card labeled CONTACT FORM. Students are asked to complete the card and return it to D7. Students can also complete an online form at bit.ly/gradunitWHS

Please note that caps are NOT allowed to be decorated.

Families that wish to purchase graduation announcements or class rings are welcome to do so through Herff Jones. Please contact Michael Manning at mcmanning@herffjones.com or at 925-829-4003. When ordering, please make sure to inform him you are from Woodside High School.

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Graduation AnnouncementsTop of Page

Announcements are the notices that people mail to family and friends announcing the student’s graduation. A sample of an announcement is available in D7. The form to complete to order announcements and other senior items was distributed in English classes and is available in D7.

Families that wish to order announcements as well as other items are invited to look through the Herff Jones catalog and place an order through them. Please note that orders for announcements must be placed by January 31, 2018.

Information about announcements is available in the packets distributed to seniors in their English class. Families are welcome to also go to the Herff Jones site to learn more as well as order online.

Frequently Asked QuestionsTop of Page

How do I reserve my cap and gown?

  • EVERYONE must place an order for the gown unit!
  • All students must complete the Contact Information card from Herff Jones and turn it OR students can also complete the information online at bit.ly/gradunitWHS
  • Forms can be dropped off in D7 or given to the Herff Jones representative when on campus.
  • Students can also bring the completed form and payment for announcements to WHS on November 1 & 2; January 24 & 25 and turn it in to the Herff-Jones representative during lunch in front of D7.

What are announcements?

Announcements are the notices that people mail to family and friends announcing the student’s graduation. A sample of an announcement is available in D7. The form to complete to order announcements and other senior items was distributed in English classes and is available in D7.

Families that wish to order announcements as well as other items are invited to look through the Herff Jones catalog and place an order through them. Please note that orders for announcements must be placed by January 31, 2018.

When do I need to order the items?

  • All orders must be placed by JANUARY 31, 2018.
  • A representative from Herff-Jones will be on campus November 1 & 2; January 24 & 25

Do I have to pay tax or handling charges?

  • If students are ordering packages, announcements or ANYTHING other than the graduation unit then YES tax (9.00%) and handling is to be applied.

When and where do I get my cap and gown?

  • All items will be delivered to the school. Announcements usually come in around April. Items ordered will be available for pick up in D-7.
  • Cap and Gowns will be distributed to seniors on May 24 in D-7.

Can I wear a previous graduate’s gown?

  • NO. The gowns being used are slightly different. Since there is no cost, all students are to use the gown provided by the district.

If I purchase a cap, can I decorate it?

  • NO! Students are not allowed to decorate their caps.

Photo at GraduationTop of Page

GRADUATION PHOTO

Each year Woodside works with an outside company that takes pictures of the graduates at the graduation ceremony. The company will contact families about how to purchase a photo. The information should come in the mail by the end of June. Please click on the link below for information. Families can also contact the company at 1-800-453-0335.