Soon to be Senior Night - Class of 2025

  • Overview

    The 'Soon to be Senior Night' is an annual event for all Tumwater School District juniors and their families. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for students and families to explore post-secondary pathways (options after high school), attend in-depth workshops to deepen their understanding of pathway steps, network with relevant professionals, and start taking action on their plan for after high school.

    Soon to be Senior Night - Class of 2025

    Senior year is almost here! Now is the time for juniors to solidify their plans for after high school, and planning ahead is critical for success. Jumpstart your senior year at this important event!

    This in person event is the perfect opportunity to understand all the available choices and stay on track with preparing and applying. Attend workshops and connect with college admissions counselors, workforce professionals, military recruiters, non-profits and more.

    Whether your post high school plans include entering the workforce, enlisting in the military, going to college, joining an apprenticeship, or entering a training program, planning ahead increases options and reduces stress.

    Don't miss out on this special evening dedicated to you, the soon-to-be seniors. 

    Who is this event for?

    All Tumwater School District juniors (Class of 2025) and their families. Anyone helping a junior prepare for senior year and transition to life after high school is encouraged to attend.

    What opportunities can I explore while Networking in the Commons?

    • Job opportunities (including summer jobs HIRING NOW)
    • Volunteer opportunities (get those community service hours for graduation!)
    • College admissions representatives
    • Understand career pathways
    • Military recruiters
    • Resume review

Event Materials



    It's time to take your first steps to applying for financial aid! Learn more about your options for paying for education after high school and resources to support you. Take your first step at this event by creating your FSA ID or WASFA account with help from WSAC staff. English and Spanish.

    May 22, 5:30-6:30 PM - Register Online



    This comprehensive workbook will assist your juniors and seniors with identifying their postsecondary plan goals with useful activities as well as provides critical information around admission and financial aid programs. Download the Workbook online.



    Complete Book - in seven languages!

    English Book | Spanish Book | Vietnamese Book | Ukrainian Book | Somali Book | Russian Book | Arabic Book


    By Chapter
    This set of digital handouts are grouped together by chapter theme.

    Chapter 1: About College & Career

    Chapter 2: Getting Ready

    Chapter 3: Paying for College

    Chapter 4: Washington State Aid

    Chapter 5: Applying for College

    Chapter 6: Enrolling in College


    By Grade

    These packets come with a grade level specific month-by-month timeline and corresponding digital handouts.

    9th & 10th Grade Packet

    11th Grade Packet

    12th Grade Packet



    Your one-stop-shop for career and college planning. Hosted by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Visit for more information.



    Available in five languages, the tool provides guidance for families to have conversations about students’ plans after high school. Each stop in the student’s journey focuses on a different topic, including their interests, who can help them, and steps they can take to achieve their dreams. Families can choose the pace of the conversation and take time in between topics to think and explore.

    This tool was co-created with a small group of parents and students representing various ethnicities and languages and is available in English, Spanish, Somali, French, and Arabic.

    Use it to start (or continue) the conversation before or after the event!

Thank You

  • We would like to thank the MANY community partners who helped make this event possible. Tumwater School District deeply appreciates your support!

    A special thank you to the organizations who attended to provide opportunities for students:

    Workforce & Community Agencies

    All Kids Win, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bonneville Power Administration, City of Tumwater, Equus Workforce Solutions, Experience Olympia & Beyond, WA State Department of Labor & Industries, Local 66 JATC, Military Branches, Olympia Municipal Court, Providence Swedish St. Peters Hospital, Sierra Pacific, Thurston County WorkSource, Washington Hospitality Association, WA State Department of Transportation

    Colleges & Universities

    Central Washington University, Clover Park Technical College, Eastern Washington University, Grays Harbor College, Oregon State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Saint Martin's University, Seattle University, South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma, Washington State University, Washington Student Achievement Council, Western Washington University, Whitworth University

Soon to be Senior Night - Class of 2025. Wednesday, April 17th, 2024. 6-8pm at Black Hills High School


  • Questions about this event can be directed to your school's Career Center staff, Counselor, or:



    Marcy Proctor (she/her/ella)

    Career Connected Learning Coordinator

    Student Learning | Tumwater School District

    360.800.7962 |


    Schedule with me through Calendly