Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Countdown of Events
The cost of all senior events is included in the Senior Card. Read below for details on how to obtain a Senior Card.

Class of 2017 Graduation Events – June 20th


9 to 11 am: Senior Breakfast at the M/V Skansonia, 205 NE Northlake Way, Seattle. This is a permanently-docked historical ferryboat on the shore of Lake Union. This event is just for graduating seniors and school staff who wish to attend. Transportation is not provided, and parking is limited, so plan ahead and consider carpooling! There is no additional cost to students; the Senior Card covers admission to this event.


11:30 am: Graduation ceremony rehearsal at Ingraham High School.


5:30 pm: Seniors arrive in their caps and gowns at the IHS gymnasium to line up for the ceremony.


6:30-7:30 pm: Graduation ceremony. A note on seating: given the stadium seating capacity (1,000), each of the 300+ graduating seniors was given six tickets for family members; generally a few hundred people have to stand on the ground next to the stadium because the stands are full. We won’t turn anyone away from the ceremony, but we do have to ask that students try and limit the number of invitees. We recommend arriving around 5:45 in order to ensure seating.


9:00 pm to approximately 4 am the following morning: SPREE! This is an all-night, multiple-location, top-secret graduation party for seniors, planned and run by IHS parents and staff. There is no additional cost to students; the Senior Card covers admission to this event. *If you did not already submit your SPREE authorization form, you cannot participate in this event.*

            DO bring: Comfortable, casual clothing, including close-toed shoes and socks; a light outer layer (sweatshirt or jacket); lip balm, if you want.

DON’T bring: Drugs, alcohol, money, cell phones, water bottles, purses, bags, car keys, mints, or any other personal items. Everything you need is provided! Chaperones will have Ziploc bags and a secure storage system for any personal items. Chaperones will hold on to any necessary medications.


Questions about senior activities and events? Email Ms. Lewis, senior class advisor, at

Questions regarding Senior Events? Contact 2017 Class Advisor Roxy Lewis:

Reserve your seat on the Spree bus: 5/30, 5/31 & 6/1 during Lunch

Are you attending Spree? Do you want to be on the same bus as your friends? Then you must sign up for a bus during lunch on 5/30, 5/31 & 6/1. If you don't take advantage of this opportunity you will be assigned a bus randomly.

Senior Spree - June 20 @ 9 pm
Spree is an all night celebration after graduation aimed to help students stay safe while still celebrating this momentous occasion. REQUIRED for all participants and requested ASAP but no later than Friday, May 19, 2017 is a completed Spree Permission Form. No student will be allowed to participate without this completed 4-page permission form on file, regardless of payment received. Pleased submit this form soon!

Spree Permission Form (pdf)
Senior Events Donation Form (pdf)

SPREE Volunteers still needed! Great news that we have an organizational team in place that is booking and making the arrangements for SPREE, but we still do have important volunteer needs “night-of” from 10 pm-midnight, a few “food prep” support needs, and non-senior parents still being recruited to serve as chaperones. Please reach out to to get involved in this fun event for our seniors. 

Read below for a description of Spree.

Important Dates

May 19 - Deadline to Return Spree Authorization Forms

June 1 - 7 pm - Senior Awards Night (location TBD)
Parents and students celebrate the achievements of individual 2017 classmates. Students are recognized for academic, athletic and artistic achievements. 

June 2 @ evening (time TBD) - Prom 
This year's prom will be at the Seattle Sculpture Garden. Ticket price is included in the Senior Card Fee. Note that, while some students choose to attend as 'dates', it is equally common for students to attend Prom with a group of friends. Ingraham's prom is very inclusive.
Non-Ingraham guests of students must pay a separate fee and be approved. Students should reach out to their class officers for specifics on this.

June 15 - Senior Finals
Seniors take final exams before their undergraduate classmates because graduation is almost a week before the school year ends.

June 20 @ morning (exact time & place TBD) - Senior Breakfast
Ticket price is included in Senior Card fee. Students attend a breakfast celebration then head to school for graduation rehearsal. No transportation is provided. This is a student only event.

June 20 @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Graduation
Location: Ingraham Athletic Field

Admission Tickets: Each senior receives six tickets (additional tickets are available for students with large families that wish to attend). Tickets are distributed in June.

Seating: The Ingraham stadium seats 1200 people. Seating is first come-first serve. We recommend people come early (at least 5:30 pm) to ensure seating. We have 350 graduating seniors this year so seating could be tight and parking will be especially tight.

June 20 @ 9 pm - 4:00 am -  Senior Spree
SPREE is a parent-planned all-night grad party that includes two surprise locations, food, entertainment, and activities. The event is completely chaperoned by a combination of parent-volunteers and staff members; and the location is top secret.
  • Graduates need to bring only themselves (in sensible clothing) to enjoy Spree.  All food, drink, and entertainment are provided free.  Just leave everything else safely at home!
  • Encouraged items to bring: Comfortable clothes, closed-toed walking shoes, light jacket or sweater
  • Acceptable items: camera, chapstick, ORCA card, bus or train fare, ID card, medication w/prescription label.
  • Prohibited items: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, communications devices (ie. cellphones), backpacks, wallets, purses, keys, Yearbooks and pens, Flip-flops, open-toed shoes, sandals.
  • Note: Feminine hygiene products are provided.

Questions about Spree? Contact Karen Wilson: 

April 2017 - Update

Senior Cards are now $150. Buy them every Friday at lunch in front of the AC and every day on the week of April 3rd. Buy them SOON! Guest passes for the Prom are $60. 
Don't miss out on all the FUN !

Parents - if you want to help with the events - please contact Ms. Lewis ASAP 

We are excited to share plans for the Senior Class as we head towards Graduation on June 20th AND to ask for your financial support to help secure the remaining funds needed for the 3 Senior Events: Prom, Senior Breakfast, and Spree, the Senior Party that follows graduation.

How much do the three Senior events cost?
The total cost for the three events is $43,000, with the breakdown as follows: Prom: $11,000; Breakfast: $10,000; Spree Senior Party: $22,000. Spree costs the most as it involves venue fees, food, entertainment, security and bus transportation.

To date, approximately 190 students have purchased their Senior Cards. Because the class of 2017 has been fundraising since freshman year to pay for their events, the Senior card is a bargain. Senior cards are currently $150 per student. The true cost for Senior events is approximately $250 per student.)

How you can help
While the Senior Class has done a fantastic job fundraising since freshman year, they are still about $3,000 short of the funds needed to fully support these events.  We are asking you to consider making a gift of $50 or greater to help bridge this gap.

To make a tax deductible gift (Tax ID # 91-6001541), please complete this form and send in your check by Friday, April 7th, to:
Ingraham High School
ATTN: Roxane Lewis, Class of 2017 Advisor
1819 N. 135th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

Please contact Roxane Lewis, Class of 2017 Advisor, at or (206) 232-3970, with questions.
On behalf of the Class of 2017, thank you.

Senior Cards:
this is your student’s ticket to the Prom (June 2nd), Senior Breakfast (the morning of graduation), and the overnight Senior party known as Spree, which takes place right after graduation. While the actual cost of these events runs into hundreds of dollars per person, the class of 2017 students and families have been fundraising for years for these celebrations, so the Senior Card is currently only $150. This is the very end of the fundraising push!

Where to buy it? Senior Cards are on sale during lunch by the Activities Center. There have been regular announcements about this at school throughout recent weeks, but if you or your student have any questions, feel free to send me an email or stop by and see me in room #101.

How to buy it? The Senior Card is $150. The student should bring a check (preferred) or cash to the Activities Center. 

Why should you buy it? This is the ticket to the three major senior events – without the Senior Card, your student can not attend these events.

What does the money go toward? This last bit of fundraising is especially crucial to Spree, which is an annual tradition for IHS seniors and is planned by a hard-working group of senior parent volunteers. We can’t tell you much right now, since the location and details are a top-secret surprise for our students, but we guarantee they’ll have an amazing time. Here are some details from past Sprees to give you an idea of what the evening could include for the 200 students we estimate will attend :

  • Venues like Teatro Zinzanni, Arena Sports, Argosy Cruises, The Sandbox
  • Entertainment like hypnotists, fortune-tellers, caricaturists, magicians, live DJs
  • Transportation
  • Food, snacks, and breakfast
  • Special prizes and giveaways
  • Security and chaperones

A couple of final notes:

If you are able to offer a donation to the Class of 2017 to help cover the cost of Spree, we would be very grateful! You can send this in with your student when they buy the Senior Card, or shoot me an email if you have any questions.

There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer and help out as we get a little closer to June; I will be in touch but feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Go Rams!

Roxy Lewis
French / Advisor to the Class of 2017 Ingraham High School

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