GRADUATION STATION 2018

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Seniors and senior families may check here for all important information and events leading to our Commencement Ceremony 2018! Please email Mrs. Michael with any questions or concerns.

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GRADUATION DATE - The 2018 Graduation Date will be Friday, June 1, 2018. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm. 

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DATES AND DEADLINES:

  • Friday, April 20 - All Senior Trip balances are due
  • Monday, April 23 - Ticket Distribution begins at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Scholarship Forms due to Guidance Office (form below)
  • Monday, April 30 - Project Graduation Parent Meeting - all volunteers & all committees 6:30 pm, school cafeteria
  • Thursday, May 3 - Graduation Announcements will be delivered to the school during lunch waves at the concession stand
  • Friday, May 4 - Project Graduation Permission Forms are due (available below)
  • Monday, May 7 - Senior Awards Night; 1st Baptist Church (Danville Bypass); 7:00 pm
  • Monday, May 7 - Wait-listed ticket distribution begins
  • Friday, May 11 - Senior Trip - Seniors arrive at 7:30; Will Return approx. 9:00 pm
  • Friday, May 11 - PG Parent Volunteer forms are due AND Special Seating Requests are due (both available below)
  • Sunday, May 20 - Baccalaureate Service at 6:30 pm; 1st Christian Church, Lexington Ave.
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Graduation Photo Package orders & DVD orders are due (order forms available below)
  • Thursday, May 31 - Mandatory Full-Dress Rehearsal for all graduates followed by Rebel Walk
  • Friday, June 1 - Commencement Ceremony at 7:30

GRADUATION TICKETS: Once again, we find ourselves with a very large graduating class! This distinction has created a situation where we must limit guests for each graduate in order to adhere to the safety standards designated by the Fire Marshal. The graduation ceremony will be a ticket-only event. ALL guests of ANY age will be required to have a ticket to attend graduation in the gymnasium. Any guest arriving without a ticket will be seated in the cafeteria where we will have a live broadcast of the ceremony. We realize this is not ideal for some families, however, it is a necessary step. Our goal is to ensure that the families of our graduates are able to see their child graduate while maintaining a safe and orderly event.

Our wait list is now closed. All wait list requests have been filled - if you have not picked up your tickets, please do so as soon as possible at the front office. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH. We will no longer hold or distribute tickets after that date.

GRADUATION SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING REQUESTS:

Seating for guests with special needs (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen tanks, hearing impaired) were taken through May 11th.  NOTE - Our accomodations area is at full capacity - if you discover that one of your special needs guests is no longer coming, please notify Mrs. Michael.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS: If you did not order a graduation photo package but would still like an individual studio-type portrait taken of your graduate at practice, please be sure your graduate knows to take the individual portrait, as this will be optional for the graduates who did not purchase the package.

GRADUATION PRACTICE:

A mandatory, full-dress rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 31st, at 8:00 am until 12 noon. ALL graduates planning to participate in the commencement ceremony MUST attend the FULL practice. If a graduate does not attend, he/she will be removed from the lineup. Honor regalia for honor students (final gpa of 3.5 or above) will be given out from 7:30 am until 8 am. Honor students, please arrive early!  It is very important that graduates wear full graduation attire, as individual and group portraits will be taken at practice.

GRADUATION DAY:

The 55th annual Commencement Ceremony will take place in the Boyle County High School gymnasium at promptly 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Please note the following:

  • Doors will be open at 6:30 pm - all guests of any age must enter through the front doors and must have a full ticket (with stub attached). Any guests without a ticket may sit in the cafeteria where we will have a live video feed.
  • Seniors need to arrive by 6:45 pm and proceed to the lineup area (English hallway)
  • Please plan to arrive and sit together with your entire party - saving seats is not permitted.
  • Only our graduating seniors and the Senior Team Leaders are permitted in the lineup area. 
  • All guests should be in their seats no later than 7:20 to allow us to utilize the lobby areas to prepare our graduates for an on-time graduation!
  • All photography must be from your seats. We do not permit any guests on the gym floor during our ceremony.
  • Please limit response to individual graduates to hearty applause and refrain from loud noises or shoutouts. We want to insure that the announcement of every graduate's name is heard and each receives the deserved recognition. Please save your rambunctuous cheering for the tassel ceremony, at which time we hope you will cheer wildly for ALL of our graduates!
  • Be sure to silence cell phones during the ceremony.
  • Out of respect for our graduates, please remain in/at your seats until every graduate has exited, and then make your way to the front lawn for our celebration with fireworks! Please do not linger by the front doors, but continue to the lawn so all guests can exit the building and make their way to the lawn!

PROJECT GRADUATION: Plans for Project Graduation are in full swing! The Donations, Entertainment and Food Committees are working to insure that our graduates will have an exciting, safe & sober night of fun, food and prizes after their commencement ceremony!  All graduate parents are invited to help, but must be registered in advance. 

The permission slip deadline and verification dates have now passed.  ONLY graduating seniors who participate in our ceremony, have turned in the permission form, and whose name appears on the Final Attendance List will be admitted into Project Graduation. Seniors are responsible for checking the list!

 

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