CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES

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​SOUTH LYON EAST HIGH SCHOOL ​

The Final Stretch!

June 10, 2022


Seniors met at USA Hockey Arena this morning to rehearse for tomorrow's graduation ceremony. Students practiced entering and exiting the arena and were briefed on the order of events. Seniors were reminded of the following graduation guidelines below, please read them in their entirety:


GENERAL GUIDELINES/REMINDERS

  • Student Arrival Time:

CHECK IN downstairs No later than 3:15 pm

(please account for traffic)

  • Ceremony Date: Saturday, June 11
  • Ceremony Start Time: 4pm
  • Location: USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth (14900 Beck Road, Plymouth, MI 48170)



Parking:

There is ample parking in front and behind the complex with numerous handicapped spaces located in the northeast section of the lot (see map). There is a one-way drive up and drop off lane that will enable drivers to get the elderly and handicapped to the front doors. There will be no parking near the restaurant or along the walking bridge. There is no charge for parking.


Seating:

Admission tickets are NOT required to attend our graduation ceremony. Seating for guests will be based on a general admission policy which means first to arrive will have the best seats. The doors will open for seating at 3:00pm. The arena will seat over 4,000 and several hundred seats for guests will be available on the arena floor. Parents are reminded that ‘saving’ seats is not appropriate. Please understand that it will not be possible to take individual pictures from the arena floor during the processional. Guests will not be allowed to block the view of others. Handicapped seating will be available along the top row of the seating area.


Graduate Dress Policy:

All graduates should be appropriately dressed and each will wear a cap and gown which they should have received at school. Students should wear dressy attire under their cap and gown. In the past, students have worn dress shirts and ties, dresses and/or skirts, dress pants and dress shoes. Graduates have been instructed to select sensible shoes that do not present a hazard when they are walking in the processional. Jeans, shorts and athletic apparel are not appropriate for the ceremony. Students needing assistance with this may contact our office.


Conduct & Behavior:

Commencement is a dignified, formal affair. Please understand that until a diploma is in a student’s hand, a student is subject to the Code of Conduct regulations. Graduation caps are expected to be clean of comments/designs. Beach balls, airhorns, and other noise makers are prohibited from being used during the ceremony. Remember to hold your applause until the last graduate’s name is read. We do not want a graduate’s name to be read and not heard.


Graduation Timeline of Events:


  • 3:00 PM - Graduates report to the arena. Students will take the stairs to the lower staging area. They will be given a medal to wear during the ceremony then they should proceed to their line up area.
  • 3:00 PM - Doors open for general seating and graduates report to the staging area to line up.
  • 4:00 PM - Board of Education/Cabinet/Faculty procession followed by student procession
  • 5:30- 5:45 PM - Approximate ceremony conclusion and student recessional.



CEREMONY REMINDERS

Stage & Seating Setup:

The stage for commencement will be set up on the arena floor. Families should make sure to find out from your students which side of the arena they will be seated on. Generally, students with last names A-L are located on the right side of the stage with students who are involved in musical performances in the front rows, and last names M-Z are located on the left side of the stage with Student Council members participating in the ceremony seated in the front rows.


Livestream Information:

We understand that some family members may not be able to attend in person and we want them to be able to celebrate with you. Fortunately, we are working with a contractor to Livestream the ceremony for those individuals who are unable to join us. The link should be live approximately 15 Minutes before the ceremony and you can access the link via YouTube using the web address below.

SLEHS Graduation Ceremony Link: https://youtu.be/tDbY4KgBSE0


Noises During the Ceremony:

Graduation is a formal ceremony and we ask that all families help preserve an atmosphere of dignity and decorum. Please refrain from disruptive noises or behavior that may take away from this special occasion. As a reminder, all noisemakers are prohibited.


Issuing of Diplomas:

Graduates will receive their diploma cover as they cross the stage. Students who have successfully completed their requirements for graduation can pick up their diplomas after the ceremony. Office staff will be ready to hand out student diplomas in the lower level staging area immediately after the ceremony.


Pictures Before & During the Ceremony:

It will not be possible to take individual pictures from the area floor before or during the ceremony. Guests will not be allowed to block the view of others. We have contracted a photographer specializing in graduation photos, to take individual photographs of the seniors at the ceremony. These pictures will be available for purchase. Information on how to purchase these photos will be shared with diplomas.



We look forward to celebrating with our seniors and their families tomorrow afternoon. Until then, remember to Be East!

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GRADUATION - USA HOCKEY ARENA

Saturday, June 11th, 4pm

14900 Beck Road

Plymouth, MI

GRADUATION - USA HOCKEY ARENA 4:00 pm

This year’s graduation will be held at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on Saturday, June 11th at 4:00 PM. There is ample seating available so tickets will not be required for the graduation ceremony.



  • 3:00 PM - Graduates report to the arena. Students will take the stairs to the lower staging area. They will be given a medal to wear during the ceremony then they should proceed to their line up area. Students must plan for construction and traffic and check in downstairs by 3:15 pm.

GRADUATION REHEARSAL

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Senior Honors Night

June 7, 2022


Congratulations to the SLE Senior Academic Honors recipients, we are proud to celebrate your academic excellence at the culmination of your high school career.
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Senior Breakfast! Class of 2022!

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SENIOR VIDEO

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THE ROCK

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Senior Technology End Dates

All Senior Accounts (email, drives, etc.) will be closed effective the end of the school year, Friday, June 17. After this date seniors will no longer be able to access district accounts, emails, etc. If you want any materials stored in your Google drives, etc. now is the time to begin to transfer.


Here are a few options:


  • Drop everything into a single folder on google drive and download it all as a zip onto a usb thumb drive (only for google drive materials).
  • Google Takeout - Standard archive download
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June 3, 2022


Good afternoon East families,


Today was our seniors’ last day. Seniors were welcomed with a breakfast hosted by our fabulous kitchen staff. After finishing their exams, The Class of 2022 gathered in the auditorium to watch the Senior Video which highlighted many of the fantastic memories that our students have had at East over the past four years. It was amazing to see family members gather around our Spirit Rock to watch their seniors paint their names as the first graduating class to participate in this tradition. Thank you to Natalie Rochon, Ionna Goulas, and Shirley Visnyak for making this happen for East. This is truly an example of how a small group of individuals can make difference and have a lasting positive impact on our school!


We look forward to celebrating our seniors over the next week with Honors Night and Graduation, for detailed information about these events please see below. Congratulations Class of 2022, thank you for being a part of our family and showing others what it means to BE EAST!



Kind Regards,


Karen Fisher

Senior Meeting Slide Show

May 31, 2022


Seniors,


If you missed the Senior Meeting during Cougar hour this morning please watch this May 31st Senior Meeting Slide Show. If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the Main Office at 248/573-8700 or email (click on the name to initiate an e-mail) any of the administrators and we will be happy to help you.


Thank you,


Mrs. Karen Fisher, Principal

Mr. Matt Hamill, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Leslie Munger, Assistant Principal

May 27, 2022


South Lyon East Students, Parents, and Guardians,


It is hard to believe but our seniors completed their last full week of school as SLCS students. Seniors are with us for only four days next week, Tuesday May 31st through Friday June 3rd. Please note that there is no school on Monday May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Senior Exams will take place June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Refer to the schedule below for specific times or click on the Senior Google Calendar in the heading.


In the past, SLE has not had a “Clap Out” for parents, but this year we have had many requests to make this happen. If you are interested in clapping for your senior as they leave the building after the senior video, you will need to meet them outside of door 16 (the entrance outside of the auditorium). We are asking parents to park across the street at Kroger and walk to door 16 from there. We have been given permission from Kroger to have parents park in their lot for this event temporarily. Please do not attempt to enter or park in the student or staff lots as these will be designated as “exit only” lots between 6:45 AM and 11:00 AM on Friday, June 3rd. Bond construction projects and a high volume of student drivers prevents us from being able to accommodate on campus parking for those who wish to participate in the clap out.


Parents should not plan to enter the building for the clap out as instruction will still be taking place for our 9th-11th grade students. Please be aware that seniors will be signing the new spirit rock and picking up yard signs as they head out of the building as well. Note: This is not mandatory for parents.


Please see the diagram below:

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May 20, 2022


South Lyon East Students, Parents, and Guardians,


Please read through this entire document. This newsletter provides one place to visit to find out all of the senior information you may need. If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the Main Office at 248/573-8700 or email any of the administrators and we will be happy to help you.


This week we have added information regarding the last day students will have access to their SLCS technology accounts with options for transferring and saving data and the guidelines for returning student Chromebooks. Also, please note that Cap & Gown distribution is May 25th, library books must be returned and fines paid before students can pick up their cap & gown on Wednesday, May 25th.


Please continue to monitor grades and communicate with teachers as we approach the end of the semester. Final exams are just around the corner and students should be studying and preparing for these assessments.



Have a nice weekend,


Karen Fisher


Principal

May 13, 2022


South Lyon East Students, Parents, and Guardians,


Please read through this entire document. This newsletter provides one place to visit to find out all of the senior information you may need. If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the Main Office at 248/573-8700 or email any of the administrators and we will be happy to help you.


This week we have not added any new information. The Senior Vote for The Most Influential Teacher has ended and the recipient will be announced to students in June. If you have not submitted your senior's baby picture or senior photo for the senior video, today is the last day to submit. Students, please complete the Class of 2022 - What are your plans after East? Google survey. Remember that Tuesday, May 17th is Decision Day! We want to celebrate the next steps of our seniors whether that be attending a university, community college, trade school, joining the military, or entering the workforce. Seniors, please wear a T-Shirt on May 17th reflects your decision. We will be taking a picture with the entire senior class during Cougar Hour on 5/17 to capture all of the wonderful post-secondary pathways our students will be taking.



Have a nice weekend,


Karen Fisher


Principal

May 6, 2022


South Lyon East Students, Parents and Guardians,


Please read through this entire document. We are trying to keep everything as easy as possible for you, this newsletter provides one place to visit to find out all the senior information you may need. If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the Main Office at 248/573-8700 or email any of the administrators and we will be happy to help you.


This week we have added:


  • Class of 2022 Google Calendar
  • Senior Materials Due Dates
  • Decision Day, May 17th
  • Mandatory graduation rehearsal at 9:00 am on 6/10 at USA Hockey Arena
  • Information (and an attendance form, completed by parent) for seniors who may be signing out of school after 3rd period on May 13 for Prom.


Kind Regards,


Karen Fisher

Principal

April 29, 2022


South Lyon East Students, Parents and Guardians,


Please read through this entire document. We are trying to keep everything as easy as possible for you, this newsletter provides one place to visit to find out all the senior information you may need. If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the Main Office at 248/573-8700 or email any of the administrators and we will be happy to help you.


This week we have added information about the Senior All Night Event, see below.


Also, please note that today, 4/29 is the last day to purchase a prom ticket.


Sincerely,


Karen Fisher

Principal

April 22, 2022


Dear Class of 2022 Parents and Guardians,


Graduation is just around the corner! I am writing to share specific information regarding your student’s commencement ceremony, as well as additional end-of-year events. Please share this information with your graduate.


In case you missed the note in our April 14th newsletter, this year’s graduation will be held at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on Saturday, June 11th at 4:00 PM. There is ample seating available so tickets will not be required for the graduation ceremony. We made the decision to change our venue this year because the current Covid protocols at EMU include restrictions which do not align with the protocols we have in place for South Lyon Community Schools. Specifically, masks are currently required at EMU and are not required at USA Hockey Arena.


USA Hockey Arena has hosted graduation ceremonies for other districts for many years and we believe this location will provide a climate controlled environment that ensures an opportunity for the families and loved ones of our graduates to enjoy the ceremony without concerns about limited tickets, rain, heat or other challenging weather conditions.


Graduation is a wonderful, dignified ceremony where we pay tribute to our graduates and their families. Our graduates have demonstrated model behavior during past ceremonies, and we are confident that this year’s graduates will do the same. We hope that everyone attending our ceremony (including spectators) will respect the occasion and join us in our efforts to have a memorable event.


I am respectfully asking that all of our guests be mindful of our desire to protect everyone’s opportunity to hear and see all aspects of the ceremony. With that in mind, I am requesting that our attendees refrain from bringing anything (including beach balls, air horns, or other noise makers) to the ceremony or engaging in behaviors that will distract from the personal recognition of each graduate. USA Hockey security personnel will assist us in enforcing this request.


We also ask that our graduates wear dress attire for this special event. Past graduates have worn shirts and ties, dress pants, skirts, and dresses. We also recommend that graduates choose sensible shoes as they are required to walk quite a distance in the processional and recessional. We always remind students to iron or steam their gown ahead of time and we do not allow decorations on their caps. We appreciate your support and request that you remind your graduate of this prior to graduation day.


Our graduates will have a graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 10th at USA Hockey Arena. Caps and gowns should not be worn during the rehearsal. ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATION REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY. More details regarding the time of the rehearsal will follow very soon. Students who have questions about this requirement must speak with administration. In addition, for students to participate in the ceremony, all books and materials must be returned and fines must be paid by the date indicated on the attached end-of-year activities document.


If your senior has been awarded a scholarship to the university or college she/he has chosen to attend, please contact Mrs. Judy Martin in Student Services at (248) 573-8711 by May 13th with the name of the scholarship, the dollar value and the number of years for which it can be renewed. The awards are recognized (not including the dollar value) at our Senior Honors Program on June 7th at 7:00 p.m.


We are very excited for the Senior Class of 2022 and we are confident they will have a fantastic final month of their South Lyon educational experience. Again, thank you for reinforcing our expectations and for supporting your student at this very special time in their life.


Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,


Karen Fisher

Principal

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SLE High School


Mrs. Karen Fisher, Principal

Mr. Matt Hamill, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Leslie Munger, Assistant Principal

Mr. Greg Michaels, Athletic Director



SOUTH LYON EAST HIGH SCHOOL

52200 W. Ten Mile Road • South Lyon, MI 48178

Main Office (248) 573-8700

Attendance (248) 573-8710

Student Services (248) 573-8711




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