Senior Letter

Dear Class of 2024:

We are rapidly closing in on graduation! We are looking forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments! I will include some detailed information below, but additional information will be forthcoming as commencement nears.

Some Details:

  • Seniors will have full school days on June 4 and June 5 for finals, with June 5 being your last attendance day of school. Rehearsal and graduation are on June 6. You will be able to pick up diplomas beginning on Friday, June 7. (This is subject to change.)
  • Graduation will be outside at the stadium unless excessive rain is in the forecast. Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather!
  • One new tradition this year is with our graduation speakers. Our senior class president will assist as our emcee, and one of our valedictorians will also speak. Additionally, we are asking our seniors to nominate a staff member they feel would best represent them at graduation by giving a commencement speech. If you have a staff member in mind, please fill out this form.
  • June 6 – Graduation rehearsal will start at 9:00 am. We may hold lunch in the stadium after rehearsal, and then graduates will need to leave campus until they return for graduation.
    • Graduation cap decoration expectations are here.
  • June 6 – Graduation is at 7 pm. We will start allowing ticketed entry into the stadium at 6:00. Non-ticketed holders will begin entering the stadium at 6:30.
    • Graduates should arrive by 6:00 pm at the latest–More details to come at a later date.
    • Each graduate will receive six tickets for family or friends. Please fill out this form to request additional tickets. The deadline to request tickets is Friday, May 31 by 3:00 pm.
    • ADA seating will be available. Please reach out to Lexi Kiil or call 360-885-6556 between May 28 and June 3.
    • Tickets will not be given to seniors with outstanding fees, fines, or equipment nor to seniors who are failing a required course or who have not completed the High School & Beyond Plan.
  • Graduation is not only for our graduates–this is a family and community event. A graduation is a formal event, so we ask that students and families not bring noise makers, messy decorations, silly string, etc., and that we all comport ourselves appropriately.
  • If you have questions about caps, gowns, and announcements, please reach out to Royal T.
  • All items ordered through Royal T, including caps, gowns, and invitations, will be available for pick up on April 10 during both lunches. Items ordered after that will be mailed to the home address.
  • If you have received any scholarships, please get that information to Lexi Kiil in the counseling office ASAP. We can only accept information for the program up to May 24.
  • June 7 & June 10- Diploma Pick-Up – More specific information will come in May. Remember, to pick up your diploma, all fines and fees must be paid, and all books and other BGPS property must be returned.
  • If you have any questions, contact Ms. Main or Mr. Gourde.
  • If you have questions about your High School and Beyond Plan, please contact Mr. Doyle.

We are very excited to celebrate with you all. If you are concerned about your graduation status, please see your counselor right away. You still have time to bring up your grades and take care of any other business!

We will have more clarifying information coming soon!



Mr. Gourde and the BGHS Graduation Team

 Senior Countdown Dates

BGHS Class of 2024

**Dates and/or events are always subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. **


  • Provide proof of ANY scholarship offers to Lexi Kiil in the counseling office by emailing or by bringing in a copy of your award letter. (Students who have been awarded scholarships are listed in the graduation program). Deadline is Friday, May 24.
  • Let Shelley Pfingsten, Registrar, know to which college(s) you would like your FINAL transcripts sent by filling out a transcript request form. Deadline is Tuesday, June 25.
  • Request for extra graduation tickets. Each graduate will receive six tickets. If you need more than six tickets, please fill out the online form or return the attached form to Lexi Kiil in the counseling office. Deadline to request tickets is Friday, May 31 by 3:00 pm.


April 10, Wednesday

During both lunches in the Rotunda:

    • Graduation orders and announcements distributed. Balance due upon delivery. Contact Royal T/Herff Jones at 360-254-7870 or online at for more information. 
    • You are assured six tickets to graduation. Graduation starts at 7 pm on June 6 in the District Stadium.
    • Caps & Gowns distributed. Balance due on delivery. If you cannot pick up your gown at this time, you may pick it up from your counselor or Lexi Kiil in the Counseling Office after April 10. All fees and fines must be paid and the High School and Beyond Plan must be completed before seniors can receive their gowns.
    • The gown will be black for all graduates. School-appropriate attire must be worn under the gowns. The school dress code must be followed and appropriate shoes should be worn. Please note that graduates will be walking on turf in the stadium.
    • In recognition of their scholastic achievement, graduating seniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be awarded gold honor cords. The cords will be distributed at graduation practice. The Ille Tigre chapter of the National Honor Society will provide honor stoles for National Honor Society members.

April 16, 18, and May 2

  • Smarter Balance Testing – Special testing schedule. 4/16 periods 1-3, 4/18 periods 4-6, and 5/21 periods 1-6. Class begins at 10:45 am for non-testers.

May 3, Friday

  • End of 12-week grading period. Progress reports will be available in Family Access on Tuesday, May 7. Any F’s could put your senior at risk of not graduating.

May 3-31

  • Last chance yearbook sale! $55 with ASB or $60 without ASB. The last window for purchasing yearbooks is May 3 to May 31. Yearbooks will be delivered in August.

May 13-17, Monday-Friday

  • Teachers will identify any new seniors in danger of failing and notify counselors. Teachers will call parents. Teachers will fill out the form ASAP.

May 14, Tuesday

  • *Senior fines/fees: All fines/fees must be cleared to pick up your tickets and diploma.
    • Only students who have cleared all coursework, financial, and attendance obligations will receive diplomas. Transcripts will not be sent until all obligations are cleared.

May 16, Thursday

  • Senior Class meeting during Tiger Time

May 24, Friday

  • Last day to check out library books.
  • Deadline for submitting scholarship information to Lexi Kiil in the Counseling Center by email to or by bringing in a copy of your award letter. (Students awarded scholarships are listed in the graduation program.)
  • A list of textbooks and library books/materials will be posted in the Media Center (library). Diplomas will NOT be issued until all fines/fees, textbooks, and library books/materials are returned.

May 27, Monday

  • No School – Memorial Day

May 28, Tuesday

  • Reserve ADA seating for graduation by calling Lexi Kiil at (360) 885-6556. Deadline for requests is 3:00 pm on Monday, June 3.

May 29, Wednesday

  • Graduation ticket distributed – admission to graduation will be by ticket only. Seniors may pick up their tickets in the counseling office before school, during lunches, or after school. You must bring your ID. Each senior will be given six tickets to graduation. We do not charge for graduation tickets. Only the graduating senior may pick up tickets unless special arrangements have been made by the student through Lexi Kiil (360) 885-6556
  • Tickets will not be given to seniors with outstanding fees, fines, or equipment nor to seniors who are failing a required course or who have not completed the High School & Beyond Plan.

For additional dates please click this link

Welcome Class of 2024


Hey Seniors!

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about senior pictures. Senior pictures are due December 1st, so don’t wait until the last minute.

Plain/neutral background preferred

Full-face view, facing forward

Clothing and jewelry must fit school dress code guidelines

No creative filters or photographic treatments

No weapons or hand signs of any kind

Minimum Resolution of 300 DPI

All pictures MUST be submitted via the link below

Yearbook is not accepting pictures that are printed, on a CD, on a thumb drive, or emailed!/?code=seniors24


 We would like to introduce you to our official graduation vendor, Royal-T / Herff Jones. Royal-T has been servicing schools in our area for over 40 years and Battle Ground High School is proud to partner with them in creating a memorable graduation experience for every Senior. They will be providing caps & gowns and our official Battle Ground graduation announcement, custom class rings, and jewelry, as well as 2024 apparel and memorabilia to ensure that this much-anticipated celebration is unforgettable.

This is time-sensitive and orders should be placed right away to ensure correct sizing and availability. Please take time to watch your Senior Grad Launch Video and read through this carefully. This video will help answer any questions you may have and show you the benefits of ordering now. Contact Royal-T / Herff Jones with any of your questions.

Congratulations Class of 2024! My name is Scott Thompson and I am your graduation representative from Royal-T. We are excited for a great year and have created a Senior Grad Launch Video for you to watch at home today.

CLICK HERE for a link directly to your Senior Grad Launch Video!

Graduation Product Timeline for Battle Ground High School

· This is your Senior Grad Launch date! Click the above link to watch your Senior Grad Launch Video or check it out at

· Your official ordering window begins right now. Place your order with a $60 down payment HERE. Battle Ground High School’s designated ordering window ends on November 26th, 2023. Our website will be open until the Spring, but this official ordering window is how we can guarantee our best prices, early delivery, and precise sizing on your items.

· Delivery of apparel and all other early delivery items will happen on November 29th, 2023. You will receive an email from us with pick-up details if you have early delivery items available for pick up on this day. (Caps & gowns as well as all paper products will not be a part of this delivery in November. Those products will be delivered in the Spring.)

· Final payments on all graduation orders are due on March 1st, 2024.

You can make payments anytime throughout the year online at

· Delivery of Cap & Gown and Graduation Announcement products Spring 2024.


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