Seniors, Are You Ready?

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Information regarding cap, gown, and tassel will be collected and ordered by the school.

There is no charge for the cap, gown, and tassel if that is all you wish to order.  If you wish to place an order for additional graduation items, you can place the order online with Jostens.

The distribution of the cap, gown and tassel will be April 25. 2024 during lunches (11:20 AM - 12:45 PM).

Make sure to schedule your senior portrait session with ample time to submit by the January 12, 2024 final deadline. Keep in mind: photographers need time to edit after your portraits are taken.

Photo requirements: JPEG photo format; at least 300 dpi; vertical (portrait orientation) head/shoulder pose; no logo, studio or student names are allowed on portrait.

  • All images must be submitted digitally and should be at least 300 dpi (digital)  
  • File format type JPEG (Please NOTE: You CANNOT save as Power Point, Word, Works)
  • Taking prints of the portrait and then scanning is not encouraged. The quality is usually poor. Ask your photographer to submit the electronic image directly.

We would love to see your memories of your senior year!

Please name your JPEG photo file: last name,first name (Doe,John).

How do I submit my student's senior portrait?
You can start submitting your senior's portraits on September 18th, 2023. The final deadline to submit is January 12, 2024. Visit to submit.

* Important *
Senior Portrait Specifications
  • You must submit a portrait/vertical image
  • No props allowed (athletic equipment, instruments, etc.)
  • No Snapchat filters
  • Senior portraits must be school appropriate
  • The yearbook staff reserves the right to crop any submitted picture to meet these expectations.

The DEADLINE for submitting senior pictures and grad ads is Friday, January 12th. Meeting this deadline is crucial if you want to be included in our senior section, as we have deadlines we need to meet to get our yearbook to the printer. The grad ads (baby picture ads) in the yearbooks will be $25.00. The DEADLINE for senior pictures and graduation ads is January 12, 2024. 

For MORE DETAILS, please explore the New Prague Yearbook website for ordering/submitting your senior picture and grad ads.

What are grad ads?
Graduation ads are printed messages from loved ones to seniors celebrating their graduation. See sample below. Grad ads are published in the yearbook. They include a short message (250 characters/spaces or less), and a baby photo.

If you would like to gift your senior with a baby ad,you must both submit and purchase the ad for $25.00. We accept ad content and payment through online submission only.

How do I submit and purchase my student's grad ad?
Grad Ad submissions will start on September 18th, 2023. The final deadline is January 12, 2024.

Visit to submit and purchase your student's grad ad. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley at [email protected]

If you want to order a yearbook for $60, please order by March 3, 2024 to get the best pricing.
For MORE DETAILS, please visit the New Prague Yearbook website for ordering your yearbook, submitting your senior picture and grad ads.
Best Yearbook Pricing: Order by March 3, 2024


Tuesday, May 21, 2024
See departure times below (9:15-11:00)

Seniors may visit their former elementary school on the morning of Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 am.  Graduates should wear their graduation attire (caps & gowns) to visit the elementary students.

  • Attendance is voluntary – not mandatory for seniors.  
  • It is recommended that you DO NOT wear your tassel -  many have been lost during the stroll!  (Replacement cost $5).
  • Students who did not attend any of the NP area elementary schools may attend the stroll to Falcon Ridge.  
  • Students who do not attend, will remain in classes at the high school.



  • Eagle View: Bus for Eagle View will depart at 9:15 am
  • Falcon Ridge: Students who attended Falcon Ridge will walk from NPHS to Falcon Ridge – Depart at 9:25 am
  • Raven Stream: Bus for Raven Stream will depart at 9:15 am
  • Holy Cross: Van to Holy Cross will depart at 9:15 am
  • St. Wenceslaus: Van for St. Wenceslaus will depart at 9:15 am
  • Eagle View: Meet outside the main entrance at 9:30 am. Principal Dittberner will meet you.
  • Falcon Ridge: Meet outside the main entrance at 9:30 a m – Principal Giesen will meet you. Park at the high school or the CLC and walk over.
  • Raven Stream: Meet outside the main entrance at 9:30 am. Principal Engebretson will meet you.
  • Holy Cross: Principal Grogan will be waiting with the staff to welcome seniors outside the school in Webster at 9:30 am
  • St. Wenceslaus: Meet at St. Wenc. School.  Principal Doyle will be there to welcome you at 9:30 am.




Please check your campus account for any fines/fees that you may have to be paid. All fines/fees need to be paid prior to picking up graduation gowns on April 25, 2024.

Fines/Fees may include:

  • Graduation Fee - $30
  • Chromebook Fee
  • Class Fee
  • Fines for missing books or materials

The $30.00 fee for graduation is used to help cover the expenses related to the graduation ceremony.  The $30.00 charge will be applied to your student's Infinite Campus account. All students who are walking in the ceremony must pay the fee.

Please check in the high school office if you are not sure about an unpaid fee. Any fees accrued after April 25th, will need to be paid prior to graduation practice on May 24th.

Graduation Practice - Friday - May 24, 2024

Graduation Practice for Seniors will be held at Trojan Stadium from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Rain or shine. Attendance is mandatory if you plan to participate in the ceremony that evening.

New Prague High School Commencement Ceremony
Class of 2024

Graduation 2024 - Save the Date Info ImageFriday, May 24 | 7:00 p.m. | New Prague Trojan Stadium

  • In order to enter Trojan Stadium for graduation, all spectators must have a ticket.
  • Please scroll down to review the ticketing process.
  • Gates will open to spectators no earlier than 6:00 pm.
Commencement Ceremony Rain Dates

Commencement Ceremony Rain Dates

  • In case of inclement weather on May 24th - the ceremony will be moved to Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm
  • In the event, the first rain date is not a viable option, the second date is Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 pm
  • Notification of changes in plans due to weather will be shared with graduates and parents via text.

Commencement Ceremony Ticketing Process

As our graduating classes continue to increase in size, we must develop systems to prevent overcrowding. To that end, all spectators must have a ticket to enter Trojan Stadium to watch the ceremony on Friday, May 24th.

Ticket Requests/Distribution

  • Tickets will allow seating inside the stadium (home bleachers, visitor bleachers, plaza, etc.). Only ticket holders will be allowed to enter the stadium.
  • Seating in the bleachers will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Each student is guaranteed 4 tickets/household. Campus portal will be used to verify household information.  Additional tickets could be requested on the form, and availability will be determined pending the number of requests made. All requests for additional tickets made prior to April 23rd will be honored. Additional ticket requests made after April 23rd will be honored based on stadium availability/capacity.
  • If you did not complete the ticket request form, you will be given 4 tickets/student.
  • Tickets will be distributed on Wednesday, May 15th to seniors only. If you are unable to pick up on this date, you may stop in the high school office to pick up after May 15th.  
  • It is the responsibility of the student to distribute tickets to all family members as needed (all households).
  • Accommodated Seating will be available. You must be signed up for seating in the Reserved Seating Area (Rows 1 and 2).

Reserved Seating

  • Rows 1 and 2 will be reserved for accommodated seating (wheelchair, walkers, difficulty with stairs) until 7:00 pm. At that time seating in Rows 1 and 2 will be open for others as needed.  Please do not save seats!
  • Families who signed up for reserved seating will be given a RED reserved seat ticket in your envelope with your tickets for the number of reserved seats needed.  Seating in this area will also be first-come, first-served status. No specific spots will be assigned. Please allow those needing wheelchair spaces access to those areas.  (One Red Ticket = 1 Ticket).
  • Early Entrance will be allowed for family members with a RED ticket at 5:45 pm at the side gate.  Only RED ticket holders will be allowed early entrance.  This does not allow all family members to enter at this time.

Trojan Stadium Opening Time

Gates at Trojan Stadium will open at 6:00 pm. Seating in the bleachers is first-come-first-serve except for those with accommodated seating. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.

Parking Information

  • Spectators may park in the high school parking lot.
  • If you have a family member who is unable to make the walk, there is a drop-off/pick up area designated directly in front of Trojan Stadium.
  • Please do not park in the Falcon Ridge parking lot as that is reserved for graduate parking.

FAQs About the Ceremony From Graduates

Q. Does your gown fit properly?

A. Make sure to try on your gown before graduation day! Your gown should fit mid-calf for length and will probably be a little roomy. They are sized according to your height and weight. If sizing seems wrong, please contact the high school office to see if there is a replacement available.

Q. Do I need to dress up for the ceremony?

A. Even though you will be wearing a graduation gown, please wear formal attire to the ceremony. This means no shorts, tennis shoes, jeans, or flip-flops.

Q. Can we decorate our caps?

A. This is a very formal graduation ceremony. For that reason, we do not decorate caps. This helps maintain the formal pomp and circumstance that this community has come to expect.

Q. What is required attire for graduation?

A. Your graduation attire consists of the gown, cap, tassel, silver stole (all seniors minus NHS), red stole (NHS members), Honor Cord (Honor Students), Honor Cord (German NHS), and Medallion (High Honor Students). Don't forget to wear all of your items! Suggestion: You may want to use a safety pin or double-sided tape to hold the stole down to prevent it from blowing around or off if it is windy.

Q. Can I wear heels?

A. Because graduates process along a very long area of both turf and track, we ask that they do not wear heels, particularly to protect the tax-payer investment of the track. Wedges or block heels are acceptable.

Q. Can I wear a tassel or a cord of a different color to represent what I am doing in the future?

A. We are excited about your future plans and recognize those accomplishments during a variety of events at the end of the year. This particular event marks completion from New Prague Area Schools and for that reason, graduates may only wear school-issued graduation regalia. This helps maintain the formal pomp and circumstance that this community has come to expect from the ceremony.

Q. How will I know where to stand, sit and receive my diploma?

All of this will be thoroughly explained at practice so that you feel confident when it is time to graduate. Attendance at practice is mandatory unless there is prior communication with the front office regarding extenuating circumstances.

Q. When do I get my actual diploma?

A. During the ceremony all graduates will receive an empty diploma cover. You will receive your official diploma immediately following the ceremony once the staff has verified that all fees and obligations have been met.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Senior Send-off is not a school-sponsored event. This is organized by a parent-volunteer group. If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to: [email protected]


2024 - Senior Send-Off Registration

Senior Send-Off, a tradition at New Prague High School, is a celebration that provides a safe, alcohol/chemical-free, and FUN opportunity for the Class of 2024 to gather. Seniors will be provided games, entertainment, food and prizes. See below to get your son/daughter registered today.



  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Location: Next Chapter Event Center
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $55 (plus a small processing fee) per student
  • Register before/by: Thursday, May 16th to be included in the prize drawings. You are welcome to register after May 16th, but will not be included in the prize list drawing.


Click HERE for Senior Send-Off Online Registration