Class of 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
at State Farm Stadium
CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL
Senior Honors and Awards Ceremony
May 15th @ 6:00 at the Fine Arts Center
Senior Final Exams
Remind your senior that they are participating in some “high stakes” internal and external assessments in May. They should check with each teacher for final deadlines for special projects or assignments prior to finals week. Senior final exams will be given the week of May 8th
One of our pre-ceremony events is a slide show displayed as guests arrive for the graduation. Parents are asked to submit a photograph of their graduate, emailed directly to: [email protected] Please save the file using the student’s last name, first name (i.e. Smith, John).
Cap and Gowns and Graduation Announcements
If you have any questions regarding an order, please contact Matthew “Cheese” Hatten at Jostens at
(602) 765-7337 or [email protected]. Should a senior not be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony, the cap and gown will be given to a parent after May 19th. Cap and gown refunds will be made for the following reasons only: if the student does not graduate, if the student moves, if the garment is not used and remains in its original package. Refunds must be requested directly from Jostens.
Mandatory Senior Meetings
Senior Sunset – May 11th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the CSHS Football Field
Prom will be on April 29th
Prom Slideshow: Please send all pics [email protected]. Please label prom in the subject
Open seating will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Individual parties may not hold seats. Your senior will be seated in a designated east or west side arena. Individual parties may not hold seats.
Parking for Graduation
Diplomas will be handed out during graduation.
Participation in Graduation
All seniors are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony. If any senior is unable to participate, he/she may request to be excused by writing or contacting Ms. Grimm in the front office. The ceremony is a dignified ceremony. Appropriate behavior during the ceremony will be strictly enforced and anyone not displaying exemplary behavior will be asked to leave. Any senior student trespassing on the Cactus Shadows campus during non-school hours or involved with any destructive or disruptive activities during the second semester may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
CSHS Administrative Team
Sarah Barela, Principal
Cyndi Black, Assistant Principal for Student Services & Instruction
Drew Ammon, Assistant Principal of Operations and Resources/Athletic Director
Mitchell Gregg, Assistant Principal of Student Activities