Graduation Information for Seniors
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Monday, May 08, 2017

This is a copy of the information that was previously given to you....

Graduation Ceremony 2017 Information
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Seniors – Arrive no later than 11:00 AM
Others – Ceremony Begins at 12 Noon, doors open at 11:15 AM

Information for Graduates
**PLEASE NOTIFY MRS. SCHNICK OR MR. SMITH IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON ATTENDING GRADUATION**

Make sure you are in full regalia (cap and gown, tassels, and cords as appropriate, caps should not be decorated). Please do not bring any extra items as there is no storage space provided for students “backstage.” Please leave extras with your family and/or friends attending the ceremony, locked in your car, or at home.

Please meet in the choir room. Seniors should park in the back of the school outside Mr. Smith’s room at exit 8 or be dropped off at the same location. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BACKSTAGE AREA IS FOR GRADUATES AND STAFF ONLY

We will take photos of the senior class in caps and gowns, line you up for the processional, and proceed to the gym for the ceremony. We will post backstage photos so everyone will have the ability to view and save them. You will not return to the choir room post-ceremony.

Post Ceremony: If the weather is nice you will be lead outside to the front of the building to be greeted by families and friends. If weather is inclement you will proceed to the main hallway, in the center of the aisle, for a double sided receiving line.

Information for Parents, Families, and Friends
Each graduate has received four tickets. Tickets are for floor seating and each graduate is limited to these four, however, if there is another graduate who does not have a need for all four, you are welcome to share with others. Bleacher seating is first come, first-serve. Doors will not open until 11:15 for ticketed and general seating.

Please contact Mr. Smith immediately regarding handicapped seating (esmith@westville.k12.in.us or 219-785-2531 x3008). Please note, that while the building has several handicapped parking spaces available, the parking area between/behind the gyms is reserved specifically for handicapped parking on graduation day with access provided through the back doors at or after the above referenced time. The area will be monitored pre-ceremony by volunteer students and/or staff.

We kindly ask that upon departure that those of you with floor seating exit out to courtyard hallway and proceed to the recessional, in either location (dependent on weather), by passing by the cafeteria while those with bleacher seating exit out the gym hallway past the concession stand. This is for the safety of all trying to exit.

We also kindly ask that you reserve presenting gifts, bouquets of flowers, and the like to post-ceremony as students are not to be carrying items in to the gym during the ceremony.

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