Graduation Calendar AND Information

10 days ago

Sunday, May 28, 2023

7:00 pm at JDHS

Graduating seniors will need to check-in at the Auxiliary Gym at 6 p.m. for line up.

·         All students must have ALL textbooks returned,  

·          All fines, fees taken care of 

·         before students will receive their tickets.

Tickets are available after the mandatory graduation practice.

Each student will receive 10 tickets.  Tickets are available after the mandatory graduation practice. 

If your student will be traveling with a JDHS sports team, their coach will let us know of the student’s sports travel plans and the student will be excused from the graduation practice.  Traveling students may send an adult proxy to the Counseling office to pick up their graduation tickets after 1:00 pm on the Mandatory Practice Day. Again, ALL fees and fines MUST be paid and ALL books must be returned to receive tickets. (We can also hold your student’s tickets at the door on graduation night. Please note again: ALL fees, fines and books must be returned.)

If your family has need of more than 10 tickets: 

  • Option 1/Best Option: Check with other student families to see if they have extra tickets.
  • Option 2: Unused tickets will be turned in at the door prior to graduation. There may be tickets available, but no guarantees.

Fire safety regulations limit the number of attendees.

 Thank you for understanding.

Each graduate will need:

o    matte finish black cap and gown

o    red and black tassel

o     two red cords.  

            For information on cap and gown, etc.., please contact the following vendors:

Jostens/Campus Photography


If students are in need of cap, gown, cords or tassels, for any reason, please contact the registrar at or 907-523-1516.  We have caps and gowns to loan out.

Important Dates for Seniors

JDHS Senior End of Year Calendar and 2023 Graduation Calendar







see the front page--JDHS Calendar

May 3,4,5,8,9,11

Advanced Placement Exams

AP Exams


7:30am & 11:30am

You will receive notification of test date, time and location.

Contact the Counseling office

at 907-523-1613

if you have questions.

May 15

Scholarship Evening

JDHS Commons

5:30 pm

By Invitation ONLY


May 15

Senior Awards 

JDHS Auditorium

                           Time: 11:45

All School Assembly


May 23-25

ALL Library Books Due

JDHS Library

8:30 am -3:45 p.m.

Do you have fines due?

Fines must be paid before receiving transcripts / graduation tickets


May 23-25

Finals Week



Finals Schedule


Check the Bulletin



Yearbook Distribution



Might change if yearbooks 

arrive late



May 22-26

Last week of school

Locker Clean-Out


Google accounts


Process TBA

Transfer your school google account to your personal google account.  Your school account will go away on May 27th.


Prior to Practice

May 26

Grad Walk

Commencement Practice

Harborview and Montessori

If a group wants to Grad Walk Gastineau, please contact the counseling office


Friday Morning 8:45am

Friday morning

9:15 am

Meet in the JDHS Commons with your cap and gown.  Inspire the younger generation.

Practice is MANDATORY --

Tickets  will be handed out at practice.

Fines/Fees must be paid before transcripts.


May 26

Senior Lunch

JDHS Commons

After practice on Friday, May 26th

Practice is mandatory unless you are traveling with a sports team.


May 28, 2023

Commencement Ceremony






JDHS students check-in at the Auxiliary Gym at

 6 p.m

10 Tickets per student

Each student will receive graduation tickets after fines and fees are paid. 

See note above for more ticket information.    


After Ceremony

Commencement Reception

JDHS Commons


Courtesy of 

Sophomore Class


May 28

Safe Graduation Party


10:00pm to 2:23am

Facebook page

Courtesy of Parents for Safe Graduation Party Committee and volunteers

(not a JSD event)