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Details for 2024 Seniors


  • August 25: Senior Sunrise, 5:30 AM

  • August 28: Senior Splash (English Class)

  • August 31: Senior Parents Coffee with Counselors, 9 AM

  • September 2: Homecoming Dance

  • September 27: Senior Yearbook Pictures, 7:30 AM (appointment)

  • November 7: Make-Up Yearbook Pictures, 9:30 AM

  • December 19 & 20: Semester 1 Finals

  • April 16: ACT & ACT Aspire Testing (Asynchronous Day) 

  • April 19: Senior Pano Picture (Falcon Football Field)

  • May 11: Senior Prom

  • May 13, 14, & 15: Senior Final Exams Week

  • May 16: Senior Breakfast @ Orange Tree Golf Resort ($25 per person)

  • May 16: Senior Sunset, CSHS Football Field, 6:45 PM

  • TBD: Senior Awards, Fine Arts Center, 6 PM

  • May 17: Mandatory Senior Graduation Practice & School Parade, 7 AM - 11:30 AM

  • May 20: Mandatory Senior Graduation Practice, 7 AM - 11:30 AM

  • May 23: Graduation Ceremony, Desert Diamond Arena, 6 PM

  • May 23: CSHS Falcon Farewell, Chicken N Pickle, Glendale, AZ


Buy Yearbook and Senior Ads

Click below and search for Cactus Shadows High School. Click on Buy Yearbook Ad and select the Ad size you prefer (business card size up to a full-page). Deadline February 3, 2023.


Senior Portraits

Senior Pictures must be done by Dorian for use in the yearbook. Dorian offers packages yet there is no obligation to buy. Alternatively, we are fortunate to have MANY talented local photographers willing to do on-location photoshoots for Senior Portraits.  

Dorian Studios

4620 E Elwood Street

Suite 8

Phoenix, AZ  85050

602 357 6967


Cap & Gown, and More!

Seniors MUST order their cap & gown through Josten'sJosten's also sells Class Rings, Announcements, Name Cards, Labels, Thank You Cards, Keepsakes, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Memory Tassel, and much more!
For questions regarding orders, contact Matthew "Cheese" Hatten at Jostens (602) 765-7337 or


Senior Final Exams

When: Monday, May 8 - 12th, 2023

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


Graduation Slideshow

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ State Farm Stadium | 6 pm

One of our pre-ceremony events is a slideshow displayed as guests arrive for the graduation. Parents are asked to submit a photograph (usually a recent photo) of their graduate, emailed directly to: Please save the file using the student’s last name, first name (i.e. Smith, John).  


Senior Posters

Senior Posters can be dropped off starting January 5, 2023 at the front office. The PTO will hang them at school for the duration of the second semester. Posters can be picked up at school the week of May 16 in the front office. 


Senior Awards Night

When: May 15th, 6 PM

Where: Fine Arts Center

Who: Seniors who have earned scholarships or other recognition will be invited by their counselor.


Prom Slideshow

When: April 29th, 6 PM

Prom Slideshow: Please send all pics  Please label PROM in the subject


MANDATORY Senior Meetings

Where: Fine Arts Center

When: 3 dates - TBD


Seniors MUST attend ALL three Manadory Senior Meetings. The days listed above are not to be considered vacation days. Seniors must dress appropriately in compliance with the school dress code. Seniors are asked to leave the main campus immediately following dismissal from Mandatory Senior Meetings. Additionally, all school-issued textbooks must be returned and any school debts must be cleared prior to the 1st Mandatory Senior Meeting in order to participate in the 2023 Graduation Ceremony.


Graduation Diplomas

Diplomas will be handed out during graduation.


Graduation Photographs

Ordering information from a contracted professional photographer will be given during graduation practice and at the ceremony.  You will be able to scan a QR code that will direct you to Grads Photography.

Parents and guests will not be allowed to stand or videotape from the aisleways or near the stage area once the ceremony begins.  


Graduation Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ State Farm Stadium | 6 pm

Students must arrive before 4:45 pm

Doors open to guests at 5 pm

Students are not permitted to have keys, purses, bags, or phones. Open seating will be on a “first come, first served” basis. 

Individual parties may not hold seats.

Reserved seats will be offered as a courtesy through PTO closer to graduation and you will be notified via an email from CSHS.


2023 Senior Celebration : Falcon Farewell

Where: Mavrix - 9139 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

When: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

Time: Immediately following graduation - 2:30am 

Cost: $65 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

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