Class of 2023 | Senior Central

The Class of 2023 Senior Central webpage will be updated leading up to commencement with important information for seniors and their parents.

Important Dates for the Class of 2023:

  • Prom: Friday, April 21 (8:00 p.m.)
  • Project Prom: Friday, April 21 (following prom)
  • Draft Day (Hiring Event): Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, 26
  • College & Career Signing Day: Thursday, April 27
  • Four-Year Athletic Letter Ceremony: Friday, May 5 (9:45 a.m.)
  • Deadline to Submit Letters of Gratitude: Friday, May 5 (3:30 p.m.)
  • Top Twenty-Five Academic Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, May 9 (1:30 p.m.)
  • Career & Technical Education Completer Ceremony: Tuesday, May 9 (6:30 p.m.)
  • Senior Play Day: Friday, May 12
  • Last Official Day of School for Senior Class - Senior Send-Off: Friday, May 12
  • Senior Breakfast, Senior Walk, & Letters of Gratitude Delivery: Thursday, May 18 (7:45 a.m.)
  • Graduation Practice: Friday, May 19 (10:00 a.m.)
  • Commencement: Friday, May 19 at Bank OZK Arena (7:23 p.m.)
  • Athletic Signing Day: Wednesday, May 24 (9:45 a.m.)

Commencement Ceremony

When:  Friday, May 19, 2023, at 7:23 p.m.

Where: Bank OZK Arena (398 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR)

Bank OZK Arena has a clear bag policy.  Each person is only allowed one clear bag.  Click HERE for the complete security policy for Bank OZK Arena.

  • All seniors must attend commencement practice on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Bank OZK Arena in order to participate in the commencement ceremony that evening.  Practice is closed to family and guests.  Only school staff, participating students, and Bank OZK Arena staff are permitted inside the facility during practice. 
  • Doors open at Bank OZK Arena at 6:15 p.m.
  • Students must arrive in Hall E by 6:45 p.m. 
  • The commencement ceremony will begin at 7:23 p.m. to honor the Class of 2023
  • No tickets are required for the commencement ceremony.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seat saving will not be permitted.
  • During the ceremony, students will not receive their actual diplomas.  Following the ceremony, the high school counselors will be distributing actual student diplomas from the Bank OZK Arena ticket booth.

Commencement Ceremony Live Stream

The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on Lake Hamilton Live.

Lifetouch Commencement Ceremony Photos

It's almost time for the commencement ceremony!  LifeTouch will be onsite taking professional photos of each graduate.  To pre-order your photos, buy an AdvancePay credit online.  You'll receive a text message when the gallery is published, and the credit will be automatically applied online - just sign in with your phone number at checkout.  Click HERE to pre-order.    

Senior Spotlight Submissions

Leading up to commencement, LHSD will spotlight 4 to 8 members of the class of 2023 each day on social media (FacebookInstagram).  Seniors are asked to submit information HERE to be featured.  The senior spotlight submissions will also be used for the slideshow that will play prior to the graduation ceremony.  The deadline to submit a senior spotlight is Friday, May 12, 2023.

Senior Breakfast, Senior Walk, & Letters of Gratitude 

Information can be found at these links: (English)  (Spanish).  This is an optional activity for each senior.  Students must submit a letter of gratitude on or before Friday, May 5, in order to participate in the breakfast and senior walk.  The breakfast and senior walk will be held on May 18, at 7:45 a.m. in Wolf Arena.  Senior walk is a special event for our current PreK through 12th grade students and staff.  Parents are not permitted inside school buildings during senior walk.  The best place for parents to view senior walk is along Class of 2020 drive as the seniors walk from the junior high to the high school.  The seniors should be walking along Class of 2020 drive between 10:05 and 10:25 a.m.  

College & Career Signing Day

College & Career Signing Day is an opportunity to showcase what the members of the class of 2023 will be doing after graduation (military, trade/training school, joining the workforce, going to college, etc.).  The event will be held on April 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Wolf Arena.  Click HERE to register for the event.  Registration closes on April 17.   

Herff Jones Graduation Materials

Herff Jones is the official supplier of Lake Hamilton High School graduation caps, gowns, announcements, rings, and more!  Email Rick Lancaster ( with Herff Jones with any questions regarding graduation materials. 

Transcript Request

Click HERE to submit a transcript request. 

AP Testing Dates

May 1: Chemistry (morning)

May 3: Literature (morning) and Computer Science (afternoon)

May 4: Statistics (afternoon)

May 5: Art (morning) and US History (afternoon)

May 8: Calculus (morning)

May 9: Language (morning)

May 10: Spanish (morning) and Biology (afternoon)

May 11: World History (morning) and Physics I (afternoon)

May 12: Music Theory (morning)

Senior Parent Meeting

A senior parent meeting was held on February 9, 2023, in Wolf Arena.  Click HERE to view the slideshow that was presented during the meeting.