Seniors in crowns
Seniors prepare to welcome the class of 2020 at the annual senior-freshmen breakfast on October 18 
Welcome to the Class of 2017 Website!

 Jostens will be here Monday, March 20 to distribute caps and gowns ordered in the fall.

FROM 9 a.m. to noon at the Menard Center.  All graduates are required to attend.   Graduation begins at 7:00 p.m.  Graduates are required to be at the Menard Center at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24 is the deadline to submit original artwork for the cover of the graduation program.  Submit artwork to Mrs. McKenney in the Library.
The week of April 3 we will hold auditions for senior talent during graduation.  Please sign up in the Library for an audition slot. 
Your staff speaker for graduation is "Miss Mary" Heideman.  She was the overwhelming first choice of all who voted! 
Class of 2017 Motto is "The nineties saved the best for last."  The Class Song is "Take on Me" by A Ha. 
Check out the CHS Class of 2017 Facebook Page  
Cap and Gown orders can still be placed online at, but students who order online must pay shipping and are not eligible for free items.   
Deadline for senior photos/quotations for Yearbook is Monday, October 31.   Students may submit to or to Mr. Mead at

***NOT ACTIVE***If you or a family member/friend are unable to attend your student's graduation, it will be streamed live. You can view this here.***NOT ACTIVE***


Graduation is MAY 10TH, at 7:00 the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla.


MANDATORY graduation rehearsal practice will be WEDNESDAY MAY 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You must get specific permission in advance from Mrs. McKenney if you need to miss graduation practice due to AP testing. All other graduates are expected to attend the practice in order to walk at our graduation.




Class advisor is Mrs. McKenney at 


Colony High School's Graduation--A Tradition of Excellence

Graduation has always been a dignified and CLASSY ceremony at Colony High School

Like a wedding ceremony, it has this in common:

·       People dress up

·       People use their best manners

·       Like bridesmaids or ushers, people dress in the “costume of the event”—in this case, caps & gowns with a uniform look that states “WE ARE THE CLASS OF 2017!”

·       Not a time to express individuality with “special” decorations of caps/gowns that make you stand out or appear different than the rest of your class

·       Not a time to disrupt the ceremony for everyone else with things that draw attention away from guest speakers or from one of your fellow graduates who is crossing the stage—in other words, NO STEALING SOMEONE ELSE’S SPECIAL MOMENT PLEASE!

·       Things to keep in mind:

·       Graduation gowns should be ironed (pressed) or steamed to get out wrinkles

·       Clothing is semi-formal/business attire: female graduates are required to wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants; male graduates are required to wear dress slacks, a dress shirt with buttons, and a collar.

·       Students are not permitted to go barefoot, wear flip flops, tennis shoes, shorts, or jeans. Caps and gowns MAY NOT be embellished with glitter, sequins, or other decorative elements.

·       Students will not be permitted to carry flowers, balloons, or other items with them as they enter the stadium; those items can be given to students after the ceremony concludes and the Alumni Class of 2017 is announced and presented to the audience.

·       No writing of any kind on caps.

·       No gum, beach balls, silly string, air horns, bubbles, purses, cameras, camcorders, toys, or helium balloons. Let your parents or family keep cameras and purses for you so they are not lost in the crowd.

·       No flip flops (too casual for graduation) or awkward high heels that increase the likelihood of you walking like a klutz or, worse, falling on stairs/stage.

·       Fees and fines need to be paid and cleared before graduation.  THIS INCLUDES RETURN OF ALL TEXTBOOKS/LIBRARY MATERIALS

·       These are consequences for poor decisions:

·       Removal from graduation ceremony

·       Diploma withheld

·       Arrest by police;criminal charges

·       Charges and fines

Last Modified on March 9, 2017