Graduation

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Baccalaureate
June 9 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
HS Auditorium

Graduation
June 10 2020 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Washington Field


Baccalaureate
• Date: June 9, 2020
• Time: 6:00 pm
• Location: HS Auditorium
• All graduating seniors and their parents are invited. This is not mandatory and students do not have to participate.
• Seniors who would like to participate should report to the high school cafeteria at 6:00 pm dressed in their caps/gowns and have their tassel and cord

Commencement
• Date: June 10, 2020
• Time: 6:00 pm
• Location: Washington Field
    » In case of inclement weather, commencement will be indoors in the middle school gymnasium.
• Report to the high school auditorium at 5:00 pm dressed in your caps/gowns and have your tassel and cords… DO NOT BE LATE!!
• Do not decorate your caps. All caps must sit flat on your head.
• The only cords/stoles students are allowed to wear are NHS stoles or the honor cords that we distribute; no other cords/stoles are permitted.

Commencement Participation Forms
• Graduating seniors are required to complete and return the commencement participation form indicating if you plan to participate in graduation. We need this form on file from all graduating seniors. This form is due by April 17, 2019.

Graduating with Honors
• Upon completion of four years of high school a student may graduate with honors.
     » Honors: minimum 3.75 final GPA
     » Distinguished honors: minimum 4.0 final GPA
     » Students will receive honor stoles/cords to wear at graduation to recognize these academic achievements. 
     » GPA’s are not rounded. GPAs are the final GPA, which will include quarter 4 grades and finals.

Seating and Tickets
• Graduation is open seating at Washington Field. Parents/guardians/family members/other guests may sit on either the home side or the visitor side of the stadium.
• If commencement is indoors due to inclement weather, each student will receive three (3) tickets for family to sit in the middle school gymnasium. Other guests can view the commencement ceremony from the live-stream in the middle school auditorium.
• If any of your guests will need accommodation seating due to being in a wheelchair, using a walker, etc. there will be ADA accessible seating available along the home bleachers on the track. The ADA accessible seating is also open seating, but we do ask that you complete the ADA seating request form so that we can best prepare for our guests.
    » ADA Seating Request form is due is April 17, 2019.
    » This form is included in the graduation folder.

Acceptable Attire for Baccalaureate and Commencement
• Dark long pants
• White button down dress shirt
• Dark tie
• Dark socks
• Dress
• Dark skirt
• Dark dress pants with blouse
• Dark dress shoes, dress sandals or wedges

Unacceptable Attire for Baccalaureate and Commencement
• No jeans
• No shorts
• No khaki pants
• No sneakers
• No boots
• No slippers
• No flip flops, no spike heels, no pumps

Graduation Practice Information
• All students participating in graduation are required to attend all practices. Practices are mandatory.
    »Please arrange your personal/work schedules around practice times.
    »Any student who misses practice will lose their privilege to participate in                              commencement.
• DO NOT BE LATE for practice or commencement.
    »Students who are late will be required to stay 10 minutes later for every 1 minute late.
    »Please take into consideration and traffic to ensure that you arrive on time

Obligations
• Obligations are due by 7:30 am on 6/4/2019. If obligations are not satisfied, students will lose their privilege to participate in practices/commencement.



Graduation Practice Schedule

Monday, June 3, 2019
• Report to the auditorium at 9:45 am
• 10:00 am: the schedule and expectations for the week will be reviewed, obligations will be read and once those items are taken care of students will be dismissed
• 11:00 am- 12:00 pm: Career Study Conclusion Meeting- mandatory any student who participated in the career study program. Time verification sheets and journals are due this day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
• Report to the auditorium at 7:50 am
• Practice is scheduled 8:00 am until 11:30 am
• Students who have obligations must have them satisfied by 7:30 am in order to participate in practices/commencement.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
• Report to the auditorium at 7:50 am
• Practice is scheduled 8:00 am until 11:30 am
• Senior Picnic @ 11:30 am

Thursday, June 6, 2019
• Report to the auditorium at 7:50 am
• Practice is scheduled 8:00 am until 11:30 am
• Students should wear their class shirts that they received at the beginning of the year.
• Caps/Gowns will be distributed to all graduates at the start of practice
• Senior Salute @ 8:50 am
    » All students will walk to Manavon/PAELC. Once back at the HS, students will board busses to go to Barkley and Schuylkill.
• Graduation practice will take place once everyone returns from the elementary schools.
• Practice will conclude at 11:30 am.
• Baccalaureate speakers will meet at 12:00 pm in the auditorium to practice, read speeches with the sound system, and prepare for baccalaureate.
• 6:00 pm report to the high school cafeteria dressed in cap/gown if you are participating in baccalaureate

Friday, June 7, 2019
• Report to the auditorium at 7:50 am
• Practice is scheduled 8:00 am until 11:30 am
• 5:30 pm report to the auditorium dressed in cap/gown for graduation

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