2020 Graduation Guide

  • Class Motto: 
    "The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear." Grace Helbing

    Class Representative: 
    Co-Presidents:  Skylar Strand and Jeb Kaelberer
    Vice President:  Gracie Werner 

    Cap & Gown

    Jostens did a presentation on 9/17 to the seniors on cap & gown options for graduation. Their packet has the basic package being $79.40 this does include souvenirs. If you are looking to just purchase the requirement for graduation (cap, gown and tassle) you can go onto Jostens website and choose Cap & Gown Unit ($33.95) this DOES include the tassel. 

    Cap & Gown


    BHS 2020 Graduation

    When:  Sunday, May 24th at 4pm
    Where: Bismarck Event Center

    Tickets are not needed for this event

    Senior Picture Deadline Is February 1, 2020

    Senior pictures must be turned in to the yearbook advisor by February 1, 2020. If not, the Josten's school photo will used in the yearbook.

    Important Details for Pictures:

    • Vertical orientation
    • 2 x 3 (about wallet-sized)
    • Drop off at room 101


    • Mail to BHS
      (800 N. 8th St. Bismarck, ND 58501)


    Senior Banquet

    Where: Sixteen03 Main Event
    When: Monday, may 11th 
    Who: BHS Seniors ONLY
    What: Semi Formal Dinner, Dance and Awards

    6-6:30 Check-in and Social
    6:30-7:30 Dinner and Most Likely Awards
    7:30-8 Senior Slide Show
    8-10 Dance/ Giveaways *Must be present to win

    Seniors were asked to send in a baby picture, senior picture and three high school "memory" pictures to natalie_popelka@bismarckschools.org for the senior slide show. Please ask your senior if this was done, if not please do so asap.


    Seniors Class of 2020 – Please send a…

    • Baby picture
    • A senior picture
    • A picture of your favorite high school memory

    To bismarckseniors20@gmail.com by May 1st for the Senior Banquet

    Final Transcripts
    Final Transcripts are required by future colleges. This transcript confirms to colleges that you did graduate and what the date of graduate was.

    When your final decision for college is decided please see Mrs. Schmidt in Student Services to request this be done the week after graduation.

    There is a $2.00 processing fee that accompanies that request.

    Graduating seniors and students leaving the district will lose access to all Google services using their @bspapps.org email address;  this includes Docs, Sites, Calendar, YouTube, Gmail and other services tied to their @bpsapps.org email address.

    Students can download their files to a .zip archive or transfer their files to a personal Google account.  Get started by logging into either your @bpsapps.org account and select one of the following:

    1. Download your data
      Visit https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout to export and download your data from the Google products you use.  Help and more information is available at https://goo.gl/PGKnGK
    2. Transfer your content
      Visit https://takeout.google.com/transfer to copy and transfer your emails and Google Drive files to another Google account.  Help and more information is available at https://goo.gl/o8pJTL

    Donations After Graduation
    If you do not want your cap/gown after graduation, please consider donating it back to BHS. These donations would go to our students in need. 

    After 2008, the gown color changed so we can not take any gowns before that. 

    2019 Graduation Speech
    Sydney Helgeson Graduation Speech to Lady Gaga’s Shallow