Cougar Corner, May 17th, 2016

**COMMENCEMENT EDITION**

Mankato East High School

Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.

*Integrity *Respect *Excellence *Adaptability *Responsibility *Engagement *Collaboration

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End of the Year Reminders

Remember to take care of all obligations (library books, textbooks, fees, etc.) early in order to receive your diploma on June 3rd!

Graduation 2016 Information

We are working to keep the school website up-to-date with graduation information. Click the link below to view items related to graduation. We will continue to update this as new information is available.

Seniors preparing for Friday June 3rd Commencement

On Wednesday, April 27th we met with the Senior Class to discuss information about the end of the year and commencement. You can review the presentation and handout with the below links.

2016 Commencement Reminders

For Students:


*Be sure caps and gowns fit, there are some extras for switching. Hang the gowns to lessen wrinkles, DO NOT IRON.

*Be at MSU and ready to go for the ceremony no later than 5:00 pm. Please take pictures prior to Commencement –gowns are returned immediately following. Students are to report to the alumni room to turn in caps and gowns within fifteen (15) minutes of completion of ceremony.

*Graduates will receive the cover for their diploma on stage. After Commencement, turn in your cap and gown in the alumni room, report to the appropriate table and you will receive your official diploma insert to be placed in the cover.

*The field house will not be locked during Commencement; we suggest that all valuable items be left at home.

*The dress code for Graduation is as follows:


Under their robes, students are expected to be neatly dressed. Any form of clothing which is distracting in appearance or detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the ceremony will not be permitted, including writing on the graduation caps. Clothing should not expose the body unnecessarily, such as midriff tops, halter tops or muscle shirts. Students also will not be allowed to wear blue jeans, shorts or sunglasses during the ceremony. Clothing that advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illegal substances or that has obscene or inflammatory symbols or printing is not permitted. Students choosing to wear inappropriate clothing to the commencement ceremony will not be allowed to take part until they change into clothing that is more appropriate. Nothing may be carried with you during Commencement.



For Guests:

*Doors for guests open at 4:45PM. No tickets are necessary to attend Commencement.

*There will be NO balloons allowed in Bresnan Arena Taylor Center.

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Commencement Rehearsal

On Friday, June 3rd, Seniors will need to meet in the field house at MSU at 10:45AM!


Reminders for rehearsal:

*Seating arrangements will be distributed in the field house just before rehearsal on Friday, June 3rd. We will be starting at 10:45 am, SHARP!

*For rehearsal, consider wearing the same shoes you plan to wear for Commencement

Commencement Speaker Tryouts

Commencement speaker tryouts will be held on Wednesday, May 18th in the auditorium! Only judges and seniors who are auditioning will be allowed in the auditorium. Stay tuned to find out who will be speaking at this year's commencement!
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CAP AND GOWN PICKUP

On Tuesday, May 26th Cap and Gowns may be picked up in room 147! Caps and Gowns will be distributed in Ms. Robinson’s room during Econ. or Gov. class. If you don’t have those classes please come in after school or 7th hour if you don’t have a class. Any problems with size of cap or gown should be reported to Ms. Robinson in Room 147 by the next day, Friday.
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Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

Review the link below to view "Commencement Frequently Asked Questions"
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2016 COMMENCEMENT MAP

Please check the link below to view the 2016 Commencement map.

Mankato East After Grad Party

Please check out the link below for all information related to the Mankato East After Grad Party. The graduation party is sponsored solely by parents. The only involvement the school has with the party is that we allow the use of the building.
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