May 24 – Graduation Ceremony 5:00 p.m. Civic Center Arena
Complete a Scholarship Award Form to be recognized at Honors Convocation. Please return the form to the Student Services
Seniors, report to the fine arts theater at 6:40 p.m. All students with a 3.2 or higher GPA and/or those who are receiving a scholarship or academic award should plan to attend this function. Seniors who will be graduating with honors will receive their gold tassels. National Honor Society members in good standing will receive their gold cords at this ceremony. The center section in the theater is reserved for SHS seniors. Caps and gowns are to be worn. A seating chart will be provided.
Class Day/Senior Picnic:
Civic Center, Band Shell. Lunch and water will be provided.
Civic Center, Rushmore North, Immediately following the senior picnic.
Graduation: May 24, 5:00 p.m.
Civic Center. Wear caps and gowns. Decorations on caps and gowns are not permitted! Please be seated in Rushmore North in caps and gowns by ** p.m.
Graduation ceremony is optional. Please let Student Services know if you will NOT participate in the ceremony so that a correct seating arrangement is made.
Caps and gowns are required for Honors Convocation and Graduation. Wear your caps with the short peak on the forehead. Tassels are worn on your right and are not changed from right to left upon receipt of your diploma, as this practice signifies receipt of a college degree. Graduation is a formal event. Adult behavior is expected. Students need to come to the ceremony appropriately dressed for the occasion. No jewelry, pins or anything extraneous to the ceremony should be worn outside of the cap and gown. We are working with the senior leadership to provide a ceremony that will be both meaningful and memorable for students and for families in attendance. You will want your family to be proud of you.
Official Final Transcript:
Please remember that the college of your choice will require a final transcript after graduation. In order for this transcript to be sent, you will need to complete the final transcript release form and return it to Student Services. Even if you have already completed a release form, you need to do it again for your final grades, class rank, and GPA. The forms will be available in Student Services in May. If you qualified for the SD Opportunity Scholarship and will be attending a state school in the fall, make sure to complete the SDOPP form before you leave for the summer.
All activities for graduation are school functions and all rules pertaining to school apply. Remember that respect for all is the goal.