Special Graduation Update for the Class of 2018
Congratulations Seniors and parents, we are winding down to the final quarter of school and looking forward to the celebration of Commencement! Here are some important upcoming dates.
Tuesday, April 3rd
Wednesday, April 25th
Wednesday, May 16th
Wednesday, May 16th
Commencement speaker auditions will be held in the auditorium after school. Students need to let Mrs. Robinson know by 3:10 p.m. on Friday, May 11 if they would like to try out. These auditions are not open to the public.
Thursday, May 24
Caps and gowns will be handed out during Government and Economics courses. If you do not have either class, please stop into Ms. Robinson’s room before or after school to pick them up. Seniors were measured last fall for caps and gowns. The school pays for the rental of the cap and gown for seniors who participate in commencement. The caps and gowns are handed out one week prior to commencement to allow seniors the ability to take pictures as caps and gowns must be turned in immediately after commencement. Seniors may keep the tassel that comes with the cap and gown at no charge.
Friday, May 25 - Parade Of Graduates
Wednesday, May 30th
Seniors will take final exams for periods 5, 6 and 7 beginning at 8:15 am for all seniors in Auditorium #1. Please report for all exams at 8:15 SHARP.
Thursday, May 31st
All students, including Seniors, will take final exams for periods 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Friday, June 1st
Commencement Rehearsal will be at 10:45 am in Myer’s Field House at MSU.
Senior Luncheon will follow rehearsal at MSU at approximately 12:15 pm.
Commencement Ceremony at 5:30 pm in Bresnan Arena at MSU’s Taylor Center. We will ask that all graduates report to Myer’s Field House by 5:00 pm SHARP!
- Graduation party, completely run by East parents, will be held at East High School, after commencement. More information will be coming out soon.
This is the time of year many seniors are starting to receive information about financial awards from their colleges and other scholarship agencies. If your student has an account with the Raise.me website, now would be a good time to update their entries so they do not miss out on potential scholarship awards from colleges that participate in this service. Usually the Raise.me scholarships are not stackable awards, meaning if your student received a $5,000 scholarship from Raise.me from UMD for example, and a $10,000 scholarship directly from UMD, they would only be awarded the higher of the two by the university, but it is definitely worth their time to make sure they are getting the largest amount for which they are eligible.