Senior News


Seniors will receive cap/gown and announcement information at the mandatory senior AT on Wednesday, October 13th with the Jostens' representative. Jostens' will return on Thursday, November 11th and Friday, November 12th during lunches (11:07-12:55) to collect orders. Seniors attending CTE can pick up the information packet in the main office at CHS beginning the afternoon of October 13th. CTE seniors can return their cap/gown order and senior dues to the main office by November 11th.

You can order your cap/gown online here!

Senior Dues

Senior Dues are a $20 payment to the school that we ask of all Seniors. Dues cover the cost of the class gift, flowers, and other graduation expenses. Senior Dues can be paid either by cash or a check made out to Colchester High School. If for any reason you cannot pay your Senior Dues, please reach out to your class adviser Mr. Martin ( or Mr. Ellingson (

Senior Debt

Some seniors have unpaid debts to the school. Unpaid debt includes: lost school/library books, lunch accounts, senior dues, and athletic uniforms. These debts must be paid in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. *Seniors with unpaid books and/or other financial obligations will not march at graduation.* Seniors with debt will receive a breakdown when they receive the senior letter in April.

Photos for Yearbook

All senior portraits (and other senior section photos) are *due by Friday, November 19th, 2021*. We strongly prefer that photos be submitted electronically (in .jpg format) - the picture quality is much better. Photos should be sent to If you are unable to submit the photo electronically, you may put a hard copy in the drop box in the main office; yearbook staff will scan the photo and return it to you. Senior quotations & messages must be submitted via the Google form that will be emailed to students at the start of the school year.

Order Your Yearbook

You can order your yearbook starting on August 1st, 2021 for $75.

We will be accepting orders until June 11th, 2022. If you don’t pre-order a yearbook we only order 20 extras - don’t let your student miss out on this amazing publication! Order your yearbook now! There are two ways to order a yearbook:

1. Use your credit or debit card to pay online at

2. Write a check made payable to CHS, and submit it to Ms. Gagne's mailbox in the main office along with an order form (available in the main office). Seal it in an envelope and clearly label your name. *Sorry, we are no longer accepting cash for yearbook payment*.

Project Grad

Project Graduation is a substance free celebration for graduating seniors on the night of graduation. The event is sponsored by local businesses and fundraising. The event is not sponsored by the school and is a separate entity made up of parents of graduating seniors. This year’s event will be held on June 11, 2022.

Our current fundraising events are:

MacBook Raffle: Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a MacBook Pro. Tickets are $30 and only 300 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on April 11th. Tickets can be purchased here:

Calcutta: We will be having a virtual Calcutta on April 11th. $50/ball + $10 insurance for a $1000 prize. Email to puchase a ball. Tickets available at:

Comedy Divas: Join us on April 2nd at the American Legion for an evening of laughs. Doors open at 6:00pm, Show is 7:00 – 8:20pm. Cash bar, silent auction, and snacks available. Email to purchase tickets, $25 each. Tickets available at the door as well.

Business Sponsors and Family Donations: if you or your employer is willing to make a tax-deductible donation, please make a check to: CHS Project Graduation

   Mail to: Colchester High School
                 Attn: Project Grad
                 PO Box 900
                 Colchester, VT 05446

Other ways to support Project Grad: