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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 10: ALL Outstanding Debts Must be Paid to the Bookstore

  • April 12: Jostens Cap & Gown Delivery 11:30 AM (Lecture Hall)

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

  • April 17: Spring Signing Day

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

  • May 6: Senior Awards Night

  • May 11: Senior Prom - Clayton House Scottsdale 7 PM

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

  • May 15: Senior Checkout Day (ALL Debt Must be Paid to Participate)

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

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

  • May 17: Mandatory Senior Parade Walk, 9:30 AM (Wear Cap & Gown)

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

  • May 21: Mandatory Senior Graduation Practice, 7 AM - 11 AM

  • May 22: Graduation Ceremony, Desert Diamond Arena, 6 PM

  • May 22: 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 December 1, 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 StreetSuite 8, Phoenix, AZ  85050



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: May 13th, 14th, 15th, 2024

Remind your Seniors 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. 


Graduation Slideshow

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ Desert Diamond Arena  | 6 pm

One of our pre-ceremony events is a slideshow displayed as guests arrive for 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 and first names (e.g., Smith, John).  


Senior Posters

Senior Posters can be dropped off in early March 2024. The PTO will hang them after Spring break. Posters can be picked up at school the week of May 16 in the front office. 


Senior Awards Night

When: May 6, 2024 - 6 PM

Where: Fine Arts Center

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


Prom Slideshow

When: May 11, 7 PM - 10:30 PM

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


MANDATORY Senior Meetings

Where: Fine Arts Center

When: May 17th, 20th, and 21st, 2024


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 before the 1st Mandatory Senior Meeting to participate in the 2024 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 22, 2024 @ Desert Diamond Arena | 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.


2024 Senior Celebration : Falcon Farewell

Where: Chicken N Pickle - 9330 W. Hanna Ln., Glendale, AZ 85305 
(Across from Desert Diamond Arena on the Northeast corner

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Time: Immediately following graduation - 1 am 

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

For more info, click here.

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