All family and friends are invited to come celebrate this accomplishment. Please read the information below prior to attending. It will give you all the information you need for a successful graduation!
Caps and Gowns were to be picked up on May 10th. You should hang the gown on a hanger to help remove the wrinkles. The cap should have a tassel worn on the right side before graduation. Nothing is to be added to the cap or gown. Members of the National Honor Society will be wearing sashes, IB Diploma Seniors will be wearing an IB cord, and seniors who have earned Achievement Awards are encouraged to wear their medals. Seniors are expected to wear “dress” clothes and “dress” shoes with their gown. Nothing is to be taken into the arena under the gown that will be brought out later to distract from the ceremony. Caps/Gowns are yours to keep after the ceremony.
Pictures and Videos
There will be a professional photographer taking pictures at the bottom of the stage after each student receives their diploma. Parents will be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the picture. A DVD of the graduation ceremony is also being produced. We will have a large screen to project a live picture as each graduate crosses the stage and families will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of this video. Because these professional pictures and videos will be available, we hope family members will be able to relax and enjoy the ceremony and not worry about taking pictures. Family members will not be able to go onto the floor to take personal pictures.
Arrival and Meeting place
Students should enter through the doors at Gate 10 and arrive at 12:45 p.m. This is where the graduation staging area will take place prior to the ceremony. First, visit one of the main tables to pick up the card with your name on it (or write your name on a card provided). It should read exactly how you want it said during the ceremony. Put on your cap and gown, and begin to line up in the processional line in the designated area.
Families and guests, please enter the main doors on the north side (same side as the parking lot). Families walk up the ramp. Those needing handicap assistance should take the pathway just to the right (west) of the main ramp to the lower level where people will be waiting to assist you.
Behavior of Seniors
We are expecting that all members of the senior class will show appropriate behavior during the ceremony. Most students and parents do not want a few students or members of the audience to interrupt nor draw attention away from the speakers, singers, or from the senior who is receiving a diploma. We do not want an embarrassing experience for family or friends. We hope that all students and parents will honor the wishes of the majority and help create a ceremony that is in keeping with the dignity of the occasion. Students who interrupt the ceremony may be asked to leave the ceremony and/or their diplomas may be withheld until a parent conference can be held at a later date.
The configuration of the seating and stage does not allow for parents or family members to be on the floor before, during or after the graduation ceremony. This includes access to the floor for photographs during the ceremony. Only graduates and faculty members are allowed on the floor. A professional photographer will be taking individual photos of graduates as they receive their diplomas. The only exception to this is at the Bob Devaney Center where the handicapped seating is located behind the graduates on the floor.
Please remember for security reasons all visitors are subject to the Clear Bag Policy.
There is parking north the Devaney SportsCenter off of Transformation Drive. You can reach this lot from Transformation Drive via N. Antelope Valley Parkway (traveling north or south), or (from the northeast part of Lincoln) via 27th Street and Salt Creek Roadway, take a right (turn north) onto North 21st, then to Transformation Drive (headed west). Please bring your patience and allow for time to wait in line to park.
We ask that family members and other spectators help keep the ceremony appropriate and focused on the graduating seniors. Horns or other items that might interrupt the graduation are not allowed into the Bob Devaney Sports Center. All students deserve to have their friends and family members hear their name as it is read. Students who are performing a song or delivering a speech deserve to be heard by everyone in the audience. There will be no recessional at the end of the graduation ceremony.
Questions? Please call Mark Larson, Principal, at 402-436-1544 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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