Senior Pictures for the Yearbook
Due 1/8/2024 to RCASSHSYearbook@k12.sd.us
Purchase Your Cap and Gown
Purchase directly from the Jostens website.
The $58.50 “Cap & Gown Unit Includes Stole” includes all items that are required to walk at graduation. This package also includes a tassel. To find this package, click on the Jostens link above. Click on “Graduation.” Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Shop All.” Scroll to “Cap & Gown.” Select “Cap & Gown Unit Includes Stole.”
Graduation items will be distributed at Stevens High School.
May 26, 2024 – Graduation Ceremony 5:00 p.m. Summit Arena at The Monument (Time & Date subject to change)
Honors Convocation: May 13, 2024, at 7 pm
Complete a Scholarship Awards Form to be recognized at Honors Convocation. Please return the form to Student Services by **, 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. Invitation and assigned seating will be provided one week prior to this event.
Feathering & Honoring Ceremony: **. Dinner at * pm. Ceremony immediately following dinner.
Class Day/Senior Picnic: May **, at 12:00 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell. Lunch and water will be provided.
Graduation Rehearsal: May ** (Immediately following the senior picnic)
Barnett Fieldhouse, immediately following the senior picnic.
Graduation: May 26, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (Time and date subject to change)
Summit Arena at The Monument.
Wear caps and gowns. Decorations on caps and gowns are not permitted! (Indigenous cultural décor, eagle feathers or eagle plumes are allowed to be attached to caps.) Please be seated in Barnett Fieldhouse in caps and gowns by 3:45 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 will also be live on the News Center 1 app and TV, KNBN West River, and KAUN East River.
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. 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. Indigenous cultural décor, eagle feathers or eagle plumes are allowed to be attached to caps. The only cords that may be worn during the graduation ceremony are the gold National Honor Society cords. 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.
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.