Class of 2022

Senior Class Administrator 

Mr. Johnny Pope | jwp[email protected]

Senior Class Sponsors: 

Ms. Emily Halstead | [email protected]

Ms. Madi McKenna | [email protected]

Senior Dues

Senior Dues: $75 

Senior dues cover: 

  • Cap and gown 
  • Diploma and diploma cover 
  • Graduation venue and setup expenses 
  • Senior picnic and t-shirt

Payment Instructions: 

Payment by Credit Card or ACH

Payment can be made by credit card or ACH on MySchoolBucks.  After logging into MSB, go to the School Store and select Browse All Items. Find Class of 2022 Senior Dues and click View Details.  Select your Student from the dropdown menu and click Add to Basket. Continue to your Cart and Checkout.

Payment by Check

If you would like to pay with a check, please make the check payable to West Springfield High School and put your students' full name on the memo line. Seniors paying with a check can drop their payment off to Ms. Halstead in room 1220 during LS4 only.  

Students will not receive their cap and gown until their Senior Dues have been paid, all financial obligations have been cleared, and they have returned their laptop and charger.  

Senior Exam & Activities Schedule

For a complete schedule of senior exams and activities, visit the link below.  

Senior Exam & Activities Schedule 2022

Prom - Friday, May 6 @ The River View at Occoquan, 8-11pm

Location: The River View at Occoquan (9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079)

Date: Friday, May 6

Time: 8-11pm 

Ticket Price: $60

Ticket Purchase Information: Tickets will be available for purchase via MySchoolBucks from April 25 until May 4.  

Non-WSHS Guest Information: If you are purchasing a ticket for a non-WSHS guest, you must complete the guest form and return it to the Activities Office.  No guests under grade 9 or aged 21 and over are permitted.   

Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Graduation announcements and class rings can be ordered through Herff Jones.  

Order online at https://hjvirginia.com/

Vendor contact information: 

WSHS Graduation Announcements & Class Rings.pdf

Senior Awards Ceremony - Thursday, May 26, @ WSHS Auditorium, 9:00am

Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 26,2022 at 9am in the Auditorium here at West Springfield HS. Students being recognized should wear business casual attire. Here is a great article breaking down appropriate business casual attire. The event will also be live streamed for those unable to attend. The link will be sent out next week.

Those that have committed to military service (enlisted), plan to attend a Military Academy, received an ROTC Scholarship, Department Awards, other local and WSHS sponsored scholarship recipients will be recognized during the program. All that have indicated on their Senior Survey of any of the above options have been contacted about attending. This information was pulled from the Senior Surveys.

All students and their parent/guardian, who have received a West Springfield High School specific scholarship/award or one that will be recognized during the awards ceremony have been individually contacted to attend. Families are welcome to attend. If you were notified that you have won an award, please plan to attend.

All students who listed a scholarship on their Senior Survey will have it listed in the printed program. Immediately following the ceremony, those students being recognized as Honors Grads (Cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher) will receive their materials from the School Counselors. Unfortunately, final grades will not be finalized until either late Wednesday (5/25) or early Thursday (5/26) morning for us to know who the final Honor Grads will be. Thus, anyone close to the 4.0 mark or above it should plan to attend.

Students who met the requirements for the Civics Cord (50 hrs of community service) and Service-Learning Cord (25 hrs of community service) will also receive them at the conclusion of the awards ceremony in the lobby with the School Counselors. The hours for these cords were due back on May 2.

Students who are unable to attend the awards ceremony and will receive one or more of the above, should pick them up the following day with your cap and gown after graduation rehearsal. This will be the only other time they will be available due to the Holiday weekend and graduation happening the Tuesday after.

Point of contact for the Senior Awards ceremony is Ms. Tisa Frederick @ email: @email

Senior Awards Ceremony Live Stream Link - May 26th, 9am

Senior Awards Ceremony is May 26th at 9am in the School Auditorium.

The event will be live streamed via the link found here , via the West Springfield Spartans Network. 

Graduation Live Stream

Families can access the live-stream of the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony at this link: 

http://tinyurl.com/WestSpring2022

To purchase a recording of the graduation ceremony, order online at https://www.memoriesvideography.com/graduations/high-schools/

Questions? Please contact [email protected]; (804) 273-9044

Graduation - Tuesday, May 31 @ Eagle Bank Arena, 9:30am

Location: Eagle Bank Arena (4500 Patriot Circle Fairfax, VA 22030)

Date: Tuesday, May 31 

Time: 9:30am [We recommend guests arrive no later than 9:00am]

Ticket Information: Physical tickets will not be distributed.  Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 

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EAGLE BANK ARENA OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

Parking – Parking is free. Expect traffic in vicinity of the graduation ceremony venue to be heavy. At EagleBank, students and families must be prepared to walk a distance from their parking spot to the arena. Handicap drop-off and parking is available at the South.  Due to the arena’s location on George Mason University’s campus, guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure timely entry into the arena. Arena Parking Map

Handicapped Accessibility – EagleBank Arena provides ample accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs as well as those who may have difficulty with steps. Approximately 400 accessible seats are reserved via signage for each graduation, and are available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

When entering the building, you are level with row F, which is 12 rows from the floor. This row has no stairs to climb. Everything else in the building is up or down the stairs from this point, with railings in most locations. EagleBank Arena staff will place signs on rows E, F, and G, as a means of holding them for those patrons who cannot negotiate stairs. We ask that only one family member sit with the person who can't climb the stairs, as this seating is limited. The rest of the family can then usually find seating nearby in the section, a few rows above or below these concourse level rows.

If a family member comes into the building in a wheelchair (that they brought with them), and they need to remain in the wheelchair for the event, EagleBank Arena has available wheelchair seating in each corner of the concourse. This space is extremely limited and will also require that no more than one family member sit with them in the wheelchair area.

EagleBank Arena does not rent out wheelchairs. There are a few wheelchairs in-house which can be used to help transport patrons from the entrance to a seat but cannot be used by someone for the entire event. The main entries are wheelchair accessible; there are no steps or elevators to navigate. Accessible parking is available outside the South entry.

There will be EagleBank Arena parking staff out in the lots to assist patrons with parking. Within the arena, there will be Eagle Bank Arena staff in green and white that can assist those who need it in finding accessible seats.

COVID-19 Protocols – Based on updated guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective Friday, March 4, 2022, patrons attending an event at EagleBank Arena will no longer be required to wear a face-covering unless required by the event organizer with advance written notice. Although masks are not required, they are encouraged. Health and safety protocols are subject to change based on rules and requirements as set forth by local authorities.

Bag Check – Per EagleBank Requirements, there will be a bag check conducted on all guests coming to the event. No exceptions. In order to help enhance the contactless experience, EagleBank Arena is encouraging guests to not bring a bag. If a guest requires a bag for personal or health reasons, we strongly recommend that patrons bring something small and/or clear to expedite the screening process.

Prohibited Items – Prohibited items include weapons, outside food or beverage, fireworks, balloons, noisemakers, non-service animals, illegal drugs, laser pointers, luggage/oversized bags, flags/banners that could block someone’s view, any size pole or stick (medical aids such as canes/crutches are permitted), drones, bottles / cans / containers / coolers, skateboards / rollerblades / hoverboards, projectiles (frisbees, footballs, inflatable balls, etc.), and unapproved pamphlets / handouts, etc.

Use of Cameras – The use of still cameras and video cameras at graduations is expected and allowed. However, attendees may only film from their seats. Standing in aisles or portals is strictly prohibited. The use of electrical cords, tripods, or selfie sticks is also prohibited. Those who wish to take close-up pictures should use a telephoto lens or purchase pictures from the official graduation photographer. 

 

All Night Grad Party - Wednesday, June 1, 2022  @ The St. James, 11pm - 5am

All Night Grad Party is sponsored and organized by the WSHS ANGP Steering Committee.  For more information, please visit: ANGP Website