Senior Pictures for the Yearbook

Due 1/4/2021 to jennifer.dame@k12.sd.us

Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Purchase directly from the Jostens website

Graduation items will be distributed at Stevens High School on March 23, 2021, from 10 am – 2 pm in the front lobby.

Graduation News

May 30 – Graduation Ceremony 1:30 p.m. Civic Center Arena (Time & Date subject to change)

Honors Convocation:  May 13, 2021, at 7 pm

Complete a Scholarship Award Form to be recognized at Honors Convocation. Please return the form to Student Services by April 19, 2021, at 4:00 pm.

Seniors, report to the gym by 6:30 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. Caps and gowns are to be worn. A seating chart will be provided.

Feathering & Honoring Ceremony:  May 26, 2021, at 5:00 pm

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Class Day/Senior Picnic:  May 27, 2021, at 12:15 pm

Civic Center, Band Shell. Lunch and water will be provided.

Graduation Rehearsal:  May 27, 2021 (Immediately following the senior picnic)

Civic Center, Rushmore North and A, Immediately following the senior picnic.

Graduation: May 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. (Time and date subject to change)

Civic Center. Wear caps and gowns. Decorations on caps and gowns are not permitted! (Eagle feathers or eagle plumes are allowed to be attached to caps.) Please be seated in Rushmore North and A in caps and gowns by 12:45 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.

Graduation Attire:

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. (Business casual or casual dressy:  Dress trousers/khakis, dress shirt, dresses, skirts, dress slacks, blouses, shoes and socks.)  No jewelry, pins or anything extraneous to the ceremony should be worn outside of the cap and gown. Decorations and writing on caps and gowns is not permitted.  Eagle feathers or eagle plumes are allowed to be attached to caps.  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. All activities for graduation are school functions and all rules pertaining to school apply.  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.

Above all, have a safe and fun time.  We will miss you next year and wish you much success in all you do !