CLASS OF 2021
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Senior Committee Opportunity
Parents interested in working with GLHS administration and staff to provide input and help plan / organize events or activities regarding senior recognition or commencement, please email Mr. Wright at email@example.com with use the subject "Senior Committee - Parent". Thank you
Graduation Cap & Gown Orders
Herff Jones is now taking online orders for caps & gowns, graduation announcements and other graduation accessories. Please check out their website and place your order HERE: Items will be delivered to the high school around April 1st.
Please note: Prices will be increasing the first week in January 2021.
Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 12, 2021
Grand Ledge Stadium (Outdoors)
The 2021 graduation will be divided into three smaller commencement ceremonies. Students and families can sign up for the 1 commencement time that best fits their schedule. This format was chosen because it allows for a standard commencement format and reduces the number of seniors at each event. With fewer seniors at each event we can increase the allowable number of guests for each senior. We will cap each event at approximately 35% of the seniors in order to best spread out the seniors and maximize the amount of allowable guests. Currently, we are planning to accommodate an average of 8 guests per senior. We are also planning to livestream the event in order to allow additional viewers. The allowable number of guests is a variable that we will evaluate as we approach June and could be expanded to 10 or reduced to 6 (for example).
Saturday, June 12 Morning Ceremony
9:00am - 10:30am
12:30pm - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
This “Sign Up Genius” will start allowing people to sign up on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00pm: http://bit.ly/GLHS2021Commencement We set a time for the sign-up to open to make sure the commencement information has been distributed to all seniors and that families have time to coordinate the best ceremony time to choose. Each ceremony sign-up will close when it reaches maximum capacity (approximately 35% of the senior class). There are 2 hours in between each ceremony to allow for pictures after the ceremony, time for the group to depart, and time for the next group to arrive. Guests will sit and spread out in the stands and our seniors will be sitting in chairs on the field. All seniors, guests, and event participants will be required to wear a mask.
Seniors and families will receive comprehensive commencement event details explaining the flow of the event, seating areas, and other logistics. Please note that students will receive their diploma cover at the commencement ceremony and the official diploma can be picked up from Student Services between June 14 - June 18.
Senior Slide Show
Each student may submit no more than 3 pictures. Please send group shots - individual photos will not be used. Send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures are due by FRIDAY May 14. All photos must be school appropriate and should be high school photos (nothing prior to 9th grade)
Senior Awards Ceremony
May 25 in the GLHS community stadium 9:00am - 11:30am
Seniors will have the opportunity (not required) to come to the stadium for an awards ceremony. This typically happens in a similar format during standard school years in the auditorium. Seniors will have their names read aloud along with some accomplishments or scholarships. The athletic department also recognizes some of our student-athlete awards. This event includes a speech to start and then seniors will be recognized in alphabetical order. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns (no caps) during the awards ceremony.
Seniors will need to fill out a Senior Recognition Card, which will be available in Student Services or click here starting April 26, and return the card to Student Services no later than Friday, May 14.
Senior-Only Event (In lieu of a traditional Prom)
Friday, May 21
We will send more information about this soon, but you can anticipate this date for a senior-only event. Unfortunately, a traditional prom with dancing will not be possible this spring. MDHHS does not allow indoor or outdoor events in which people dance. While we are unable to have an event with dancing, we want to hold an event that allows seniors to dress up and be together. We will provide more details about this event as soon as possible.
Senior Send-Off - Last Day of School for Seniors
Friday, May 26 GLHS Stadium
For several years our seniors have been able to organize a tailgate-style cookout in our parking lot on the last day of school. In order to control some variables of this event but still allow a “close-to-tradition” event, we will be having a senior send-off event on the last day of school. This event will be held in the GLHS stadium from 10:20 am - 12:30 pm and will include yard games, activities, prizes, food and beverage provided by the school, music, and more. If parents are interested in volunteering at this event or donating events, please contact Mr. Wright at email@example.com.