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We are so excited to be featuring our Senior Class of 2020 in a virtual graduation ceremony in partnership with WISC-TV on June 12th.

Our graduation ceremony will be broadcast on LIVE television during primetime for everyone in the Madison area to view and celebrate with you! There will also be live stream options for family and friends who live outside of the Madison area to access.

In addition, student photos will be featured in a special issue of Madison Magazine and student graduation photographs will be featured on digital city-wide billboards. This type of celebration has never been done before and the entire city is committed to making sure the Class of 2020 is seen and honored in unique ways. 

To do so, we need your permission to share your photograph to these media outlets. Please take the important steps below to ensure you/your senior is included.

Here's what we need from you:

Submit a photo and give consent for it to be used in three celebration campaigns (TV, print, and media) via the EHS Senior Celebration Consent Form

Photo Ideas:

  • A photo of you in your cap & tassel
  • Senior photo
  • LifeTouch School Portrait (taken in the fall at school)
  • Any other headshot of you at your best

Photo Guidelines:

  • Photo can only include the graduating Senior, no additional people/objects
  • Appropriate dress (think traditional graduation attire)
  • Photo needs to be high quality and as clear as possible

East staff will be on hand on Friday, May 8th during item distribution to take photos if needed.

​​​​​​​*We will submit the Senior picture or Lifetouch portrait we have on file for those who do not submit one.  


Yard Sign Distribution

Yard sign distribution will happen this Friday, May 8th at East High School in the big parking lot on 4th Street, adjacent to the Field House and Tennis Courts. Please see the drive-up schedule below and come during your designated time if possible to ensure we can all stay safe and spread out pick-ups. If your assigned time does not work for you, please come between 4:00-5:00pm, or email Susan Harris at  For those who requested a delivery, your signs will come to you on Friday.  If you have not filled out the Senior Items & Distribution Survey Google Form yet, please do so now.

Parents, we know many of you are looking for ways to help and celebrate the Class of 2020. We need your help making this pick-up as festive as possible. Please drop off any decorations (balloons, signs, etc.) to the large parking lot on 4th street between 8:00-9:00am on Friday to help us make this a festive event. Please add your plans to this document so we can ensure we do not duplicate efforts. Any parents interested in joining a planning team to help celebrate our Seniors should email Assistant Principal Maggie Zywicki at

Last, staff will be camped out (6 ft. apart) to give you a wave and send you our Congratulations!  We can not wait to see you!!

Friday Pick-up Time

Last Name

9:00 - 10:00 am


10:00 - 11:00 am

A - D

11:00am - 12:00 pm

E - H

12:00 - 1:00 pm

I - M

1:00 - 2:00 pm

N - R

2:00 - 3:00 pm

S - V

3:00 - 4:00 pm

W - Z

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Anyone who can’t come during assigned time

Cap & Gown Distribution

Graduation items that have been ordered through Midwest Scholastic can be picked up at East at the same time students and families receive their yard signs on Friday, May 8th. Midwest Scholastic will be at East to support you with this process. You can go to to make a payment. 

For those who did not order graduation items yet, caps & tassels will be available for purchase on Friday (cost $18).  Students will be submitting a graduation photo of their choice to be included in our virtual graduation ceremony. Scholarships will be available for students who need them.  For a scholarship, please talk to a East High School staff member on Friday, May 8th during yard sign pick-up.


On the Senior Distribution Form survey, you let us know if you still need to order a yearbook.

  • If you indicated that you already purchased a yearbook:

    • Yearbooks will be distributed in June (pending manufacturing time). We will be in touch with you about when and how to get it.

  • If you indicated that you haven’t purchased a yearbook but still want one:

    • You may purchase one with cash or check.  Please bring cash or a check for $47 (made out to East High School) to East High School on Friday, May 8th when you pick up your yard sign and we will take your order.  

    • You may purchase one with a credit card by emailing Administrative Assistant, Janelle Heckendorn.  A fee will be added to the senior’s IC account and can be paid online with a credit card.

    • You may place an order and request a scholarship (full fee waiver).  We will place orders for those who filled out the Senior Distribution Form survey and indicated this option.

    • Note that the online yearbook store is CLOSED and we are only manually taking orders for Seniors at this time.

For the latest Senior Information, go to