Senior Information and Events

2019 - 2020

Cap and Gown photos are Wed. Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15th in the Media Center.




Updated on 9-21-2019



TimeLine of Senior Events Leading to Graduation


Thursday, August 15 Senior Supplies Presentation – Auditorium

During Tucci Talks 


Wednesday, August 21 Senior Supply Orders taken – Near Cafeteria

To include ordering Cap & Gowns (10am-1pm)


Wednesday, August 28 Senior Supply Orders taken – Near Cafeteria

To include ordering Cap & Gowns (10am-1pm)


September 9-13 Homecoming Dance Tickets on sale during lunches for

$20 (must pre-purchase tickets)


Tuesday, September 10 Junior/Senior Parent Information Night

6:00pm Auditorium


Wednesday, September 11 College Fair

6:00pm NWFSC – Raider Arena


Friday, September 13 Homecoming Pep Rally & Football Game


Saturday, September 14 Homecoming Dance – Emerald Coast Conference Center

8:00pm-11:00pm Must pre-purchase tickets ($20 each)


Thursday, September 26 Senior Panoramic Picture

9:45am Gym


Tuesday, October 1 Senior Portraits (Last Opportunity)

FWBHS Auditorium


Tuesday, October 1 FAFSA opens


Tuesday, October 1 Bright Futures registration opens


TBA Red and White Affair (will be in December)


Dec. 16 - 19 1st semester Exams


Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 Winter Holidays


Thursday, January 23 ASVAB (pre-register with ROTC Department)

7:00am FWBHS Auditorium


TBA Cap & Gown Pictures – during English class (or no class)

**Photographer will provide cap & gown


Tuesday, April 14 Anne T. Mitchell Awards – NWFSC

Reception at 5:00pm   Ceremony at 6:00pm



Saturday, April 18 Prom – Hurlburt Soundside

8:00pm-11:00pm Cost TBA **Must pre-purchase ticket (for date)


Thursday, May 14 All monies owed must be cleared


Tuesday, May 19 Senior Awards Ceremony

6:30pm Auditorium


May 18 – May 22 Senior Semester Exams


TBA Senior Breakfast Ticket Sales (during lunch)

Cost TBA


Tuesday, May 26 Senior Breakfast – Location TBD

8:00am-10:00am Dress is dressy casual

**Must pre-purchase ticket 


Tuesday, May 26 Cap & Gown Distribution – Auditorium



Tuesday, May 26 Baccalaureate @ FWBHS - Auditorium

7:00pm Seniors meet in FWBHS gym at 6:30pm


TBA Senior Walk


Thursday, May 28 Graduation Practice – Auditorium

Time TBA


Friday, May 29 Graduation – Steve Riggs Stadium

7:30pm Meet in Gym no later than 6:30pm

Students should not wear their gown into the gym.  Instead they should bring their gown into the gym on a 

hanger.  **Students will not be admitted to the gym if they are wearing the gown.



***Events, Dates, and Times subject to change.








Order Cap & Gowns Here!


Scholarship Report

Please report each scholarship offer you have received whether you plan to attend the college or not. We recognize all scholarship offers based on your academic performance, athletic or artistic ability, membership in clubs, and ROTC and U. S. Service Academy appointments. Do not report offers of financial aid such as grants or loans based on family income. Do not report Bright Futures Scholarships. Attach a photocopy of the award notice if you have one. We wish to recognize all students earning awards at our Senior Awards Program. FWBHS wants to include all scholarship offers in a report which is compiled for the school district. Click for the Report Form.

Senior Awards Scholarship Award Form



Senior Pages

Honor your senior with a special recognition ad.  Prices range from $45.00  for a business card size to $325.00 for a full page ad. Only a limited amount of space is available for senior ads.   Bring cash or check to the media center  or order online at Pictures or page and full payment is due by December __________.    Click for additional information.  Call or email Ms. Thetford at 833-3300 or if you have questions.


Senior Supplies

HERFF HONES Cap & Gown, Senior Supply Orders. Extra packets are in guidance and main office. Please order so you can be ready for your Graduation! You can also order at 



Scholarship information has moved to a new page. Scholarship information page

ACT or SAT Test scores earned after Feb 1st will not be credited until the summer evaluation as well. Many students earn a scholarship at the final summer evaluation based on 8 semesters of high school work. Students are also upgraded from Medallion to Academic Scholar status at that time.


Seniors with Money Due...

Contact Cindy Lemasters 833-3300 

Attention all Seniors... monies due forms will be distributed throughout the year for various items such as lost books, fees, fundraisers, uniforms, etc. All monies due must be taken care of before caps and gowns will be distributed. Do not wait until May to clear up any notices.



Senior Awards Form


Seniors taking College Visits


Students taking school leave for college visits must obtain a school leave form from Guidance, have it signed by each teacher PRIOR to going on the visit and turn the form in to Mrs. Craig in Attendance. Then, obtain a signed letter on college letterhead identifying the date and time of the visit. Turn this in to Mrs. Craig in Attendance after the visit. If the absence is not approved before the visit and/or the letter from the college is not turned in, the absence will not be excused.



Ordering Deadline -

All pages or photos due -


Space is limited. Be sure to reserve your space now!


Size Camera Ready We Design the Ad

      Full Page      $325.00     $350.00

      Half Page      $170.00     $190.00

      Quarter Page      $ 90.00     $100.00

      OurSpace Ad      $ 50.00     $ 50.00

Full page – maximum of 20 pictures with message

Half Page – maximum of 10 pictures with message

Quarter Page – maximum of 4 pictures with message

OurSpace – one photo with brief message (Business Card size)


You may reserve your space with a 50% deposit. The balance is due when the page is submitted. Payment may be made by check or cash in the media center. Pages will not be submitted to the publisher until paid in full. 


See Ms. Thetford in the Media Center to order senior pages or call 833-3300.


Guidelines for camera ready ads:

All pages for the yearbook are submitted to the publisher in PDF files. Camera ready ads should be created using a photo program, not PowerPoint or Microsoft Word. Ads should be saved as jpeg files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Pages should be submitted on a CD, jump drive or email to Pages that must be changed are considered to be staff prepared and will be charged the higher rate.


Guidelines for staff-prepared ads:

Our yearbook staff will be glad to create your ad for you. Photos may be sent on a disc or you may submit original prints. Photos from phones or taken from the internet (Facebook, etc.) are usually of lesser quality and do not reproduce well.  While we can resize the photo, they often lose quality.  Please do not  send scanned photos, photos printed on paper other than photo paper, or cut the photos. We can crop and resize the photos. Please do not staple, tape, glue, fold or paperclip the photos. Photos will be returned to you.  Layout/design and typography will be chosen by the yearbook staff. Call Ms. Thetford at 833-3300 or stop by the Media Center to discuss your ad or if you have any questions. E-mail to


We will not accept photos or pages that include photos of nudes of any age, any appearance of illegal activity, hand gestures, bad taste or anything that is deemed inappropriate for minors. We reserve the right to exclude photos or comments that we feel are inappropriate.



Senior Ad Contract


Senior’s Name:__________________________________________________________


Parent’s Name: __________________________________________________________


Contact number: _________________________________________________________


Email address: __________________________________________________________


Ad Size: Full Page Half Page Quarter Page OurSpace


Completed page submitted: _________


Staff Prepared: Number of Photos Enclosed: ___________


Include message (not too long, please) with photos or on CD or email to Mrs. Teare.


Is this ad a secret? Yes No


Turn in photos or ads to the Media Center


Sharon Thetford

Ft. Walton Beach High School

400 Hollywood Blvd. SW

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


We will not accept photos or pages that include photos of nudes of any age, any appearance of illegal activity, hand gestures, bad taste or anything that is deemed inappropriate for minors. We reserve the right to exclude photos or

comments that we feel are inappropriate.




Date: Signature: _______________________________________





Download the PRINT version of the Senior Ad Contract