Senior Year - Class of 2022
The Class of 2022
- All Night Senior Party
- Caps and Gowns
- Commencement Ceremony
- Diplomas & Final Transpcripts
- Graduation Ceremony Photographs
- Senior Final Week Schedule
- WBL Class of 2022 Parent Group
- Yearbook: Senior Portrait Information
- Yearbook: Senior Then and Now Photo
- Yearbook: Senior Ads
Academic Cords & Stole
We will be handing out cords at rehearsal on Friday.
The Laude Latin model is being used to recognize academic excellence among the graduates. The three levels of honors awarded to eligible students are:
Summa Cum Laude: With Highest Distinction — Cumulative
Weighted GPA of 4.1 or above
Students wear an orange stole
Magna Cum Laude: With Great Distinction — Cumulative
Weighted GPA of 4.0 - 4.09
Students wear an orange and white cord
Cum Laude: With Distinction — Cumulative
Weighted GPA of 3.8 - 3.99
Students wear an orange cord
Students wearing a gold cord are members of our National Honor Society. These students have demonstrated qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character throughout their Junior and Senior years.
White Bear Lake Area High School Graduation: Friday, June 10, 2022
All seniors who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must report to Aldrich Arena by 10:15 am, Friday, June 10. The graduation rehearsal will begin promptly at 10:30 am. It is very important that everyone be on time. Face coverings need to be worn in order to participate in the rehearsal and ceremony.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m, at Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Avenue. Seniors must report to the ramp area at the west end of the arena by 6:00 pm.
Seniors who have met the requirements for graduation as prescribed by the State of Minnesota and the School Board of ISD 624 will have the opportunity to be recognized during the ceremony - even those who elect to not attend in-person. Graduates are asked to complete this graduation participation form for planning purposes.
Seating and Tickets
Admission into the arena is by ticket only. More ticket information will be available in May.
Conduct at Commencement
The commencement exercises are regarded as a dignified event. Graduates have completed thirteen years of education and their invited guests are coming to observe them receiving their high school diploma for this achievement. Therefore, we encourage all seniors, parents, and guests to participate in these ceremonies in a dignified manner.
Students participating in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress appropriately. Male graduates should wear dress shoes, socks, shirts with ties, and pants. Female graduates should wear low heels, skirts, dresses, or slacks. Corsages and flowers may not be worn or carried. Students are not allowed to alter (-ie- draw, paint, add messages) their cap!
Students and families have traditionally conducted themselves very well but we offer the following reminders:
● Throwing the cap following completion of the graduation ceremony is not an acceptable practice and we solicit your cooperation in eliminating this particular display.
● Friends and parents should not bring whistles, air horns or other noisemakers to the arena because the use of these items distracts from the dignity of the ceremony.
● Any student or guest who brings these items or discredits the commencement ceremony by creating a disturbance will be removed from the arena.
With the extreme heat and humidity please stay hydrated. Concession or water will not be available at Aldrich Arena so plan accordingly.
Students will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony on June 10. Diplomas will be available for pickup at South Campus in the main office starting June 13. Diplomas will not be mailed.
Final transcripts will be sent to the post-secondary institution indicated in the student's Senior Exit Survey no later than July 1, 2022.
Senior Exit Survey
Students must complete the WBL 2022 Senior Exit Survey. This survey is located in Naviance and must be completed by Wednesday, May 25. Survey results will be used to send final high school transcripts to the identified postsecondary institution no later than July 1, 2022.
CALL TO ACTION: ALL SENIOR AND JUNIOR PARENTS
We are looking for a group of senior and junior parents to run the 2022 All Night Senior Party (ANSP). The event is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2022 from 10 PM to 5 AM at PINZ in Oakdale. This event is NOT sponsored or run by the high school or district and has been completely run by parent volunteers. If we cannot get enough volunteers to pull this event together, we will, unfortunately, need to cancel the event this year.
Volunteer positions include Senior Co-Chairs, Junior Co-Chairs, and coordinators for the following areas: Volunteers & Security, Raffles & Prizes, Fundraising & Donations, Ticket Sales & Registration, Communication & Social Media, Entertainment, Games and Decorations. Experience is not necessary.
If you will consider volunteering, please join us next Tuesday, January 18 at 7 PM via ZOOM. Leslie Larson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 9814 0682
If you cannot make the Zoom meeting but still want to volunteer or you learn about the event, please call Leslie at 651-324-5221 or email us at
2021 Chairs, Leslie Larson & Sonya Zuker
Senior portrait submissions are due by November 30!
Senior pictures are special, as is your student’s senior year yearbook. It’s the book that they’ll go back to at reunions, and the book they’ll show their children and grandchildren.
Please read the following requirements carefully and inform your photographer as necessary.
Portraits must be head and torso shots only. We will crop images that do not meet this requirement, which can result in blurry images.
Image resolution must be at least 300 dpi. Do not save pictures from social media sites: they are not large enough.
Acceptable file types are .jpg and .png. No other file types can be accepted.
Photos with animals, large props, etc. distract from the purpose of the student portrait section and will not be used. To minimize the potential for error and to help the (teenage) staff keep track of your portraits, following these guidelines is highly recommended.
To minimize the potential for error and to help the (teenage) staff keep track of your portraits, following these guidelines MUST BE followed. If the picture is not labeled correctly, it will be returned to you.
Put your student’s full legal name in the subject of the email (or ask your photographer to do so)
Rename the photo file name with your student’s name (ex: McDowell_Suzanne.jpg)
Senior Portraits are due NOVEMBER 30.
Portraits that do not meet the above requirements will NOT be printed in the book.
Students who do not have a media release form on file will not be printed in the book. These forms are available from the office and online.
The yearbook staff reserves the right to crop/zoom portraits to keep the section consistent.
If your senior does not get his/her portrait taken by a photographer, the yearbook will include his/her Lifetouch photo, if available. Students without portraits will be listed at the end of the senior section.
Now and Then Photos for the Class of 2022
This is available for seniors only. The pictures recreate a past moment in your student’s life with friends and/or teammates. These pictures should be sent to email@example.com, including the full names of those pictured, when the old photo was taken, and where it was taken, if relevant. The due date for Then/Now pictures is February 15, 2022. To be clear, these pictures should NOT be baby photos.
Senior Ad Information for the Class of 2022
Create your Senior Ad for the yearbook now through February 15, 2022.
Applaud your Senior's achievements with a tribute in the yearbook! Celebrate with words of congratulation, encouragement and praise!
Senior ads are available for purchase via Balfour.com at this time. There are three ad sizes and price points to choose from. Please see the attached flyer for more information and purchasing instructions. Senior ad purchases will end on February 15, 2022