The Ceremony is at the school and begins at 12 pm. Doors will open at 11:00 am and it should be noted that there is no reserved seating. Elderly guests, or those with medical conditions that make it difficult to wait in line, can be brought to the front doors at 10:45 am and will be allowed entrance. The ceremony consists of congratulatory speeches and presentation of certificates to each student concluding by 2:00 pm.
Every SHS grad will receive 6 Ceremony tickets for their guests to be able to attend the afternoon Ceremony on May 25th. Separate tickets will be required for each event (Ceremony & Celebration). Because each Graduate will receive only 6 guest tickets to the Ceremony, they are encouraged to ask each other for unused tickets. If not all graduates require 6 Ceremony tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Tickets are required to attend the Ceremony this year in order to comply with fire code regulations and not exceed the capacity of the gym (even children will require a ticket).
On the board outside the Art Room 202 you will find information about Grad 2019 as well as a place to post if you NEED tickets, or HAVE tickets for the afternoon ceremony. Please fill out the Extra Ticket cards with your GHSD email address, name, and the number of tickets you need or have.
Strathmore High School hosts a celebration in the evening on the day of grad. There will be a grand march, a number of speeches, a dance, and a dessert buffet. Doors open for the evening celebration at 6pm, the grand march starts at 7:30.
Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves, however their guests and escort (if not a graduate) do. Tickets for guests for the evening celebration cost $15 ea. with children under 3 free. Graduates are guaranteed to purchase up to 6 tickets. If not all graduates require 6 tickets, more tickets may be released at a later date on a first come, first served basis, once announced.
Tickets to the grand march and evening celebration will be available for purchase starting MAY 6th. Due to capacity regulations, each student is able to purchase a maximum of 6 tickets at this time. Tickets must be purchased by noon on May 16th. Should there be a surplus of tickets available, more tickets will be released at 8am on May 17th and be available until 10pm on May 17th.
You will be able to buy Evening Celebration tickets with CASH on May 9th at lunch in room 114.
Parent/Student Meal: - There is NO organized banquet by the school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend a meal that best suits their family, friends, and financial considerations. Please see below for more information.
On THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7th there will be a meeting for graduates during TA to explain grad pictures. You can book your appointment with Lifetouch online at www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta starting on February 7th. Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch, March 4 - 8th in the Civic Centre . Please check in for your appointment in the Civic Centre. All students must have their picture taken by Lifetouch so it can be included in the yearbook and composite.
If you are only getting your yearbook/composite taken please come to the Civic Centre March 6th at 10:15 am. There is NO charge to have photos taken for yearbook & composite. If you would like a package, and therefore a sitting, there will be a $40 charge payable the day of your sitting which will last approximately 45 min. long. Students who want their photos done by another company can simply inform the Lifetouch cameraman and no fee will be charged for the two photos taken.
Click on the Newsletter link below for detailed information regarding Lifetouch Graduation Pictures. Please review.
Each graduate will be asked to write an introduction that will be read while they cross the stage during the Afternoon Ceremony. You will be emailed a link in order to fill out the google form.
Please fill out the attached google form so you will have the correct size of grad gown. Note: gowns will be handed out two weeks before grad and must be returned to room 105 the day of grad immediately following the ceremony.
It’s that time of year, Grade 12’s! Who among you is the most likely to show up late with coffee? The most likely to be found in the weight room? Or the most likely to own 50 cats? Voting for Senior Superlatives is now on! Check your school email, the SHS Facebook Page, or the Grad section on the school website for the link! You can vote for whoever you want in as many categories as you choose. Ms. Riley forgot to put on the category for “Most Likely to Argue about it in Social Studies” at first, so if you voted on the first day, you can now go back in and pick somebody for that one!
The tickets will be distributed to each eligible graduate in TA/LS beginning MAY 1st, and every Wednesday following as students become eligible.
If you are graduating but not in the building this semester (RAP, finished early, part-time, etc) please pick up your ceremony tickets in the office starting May 2nd.
Common reasons for NOT being able to receive your Afternoon Ceremony tickets:
Grad Eligibility: The eligibility list is posted.
Due to decorations becoming standardized, less student involvement in required. If you are interested in helping out with Grad please see Ms. Roberts or Ms. Williams for additional information regarding Grad Planning Committee. The first meeting is April 10th at lunch in room 202. Listen for announcements. All Grade 12’s are welcome to attend! Due to poor and no attendance, Grad Planning Committee meetings will no longer be held.
Activities: A mandatory Grad fee of $20 is charged to every graduate regardless of their choice to participate; there is no fundraising. All activities are done for fun and to add to the memory of Grade 12. This $20 mandatory fee goes towards offsetting the cost of lighting, audio visual equipment, decorations, grad gowns, etc...
Grad Rings - Jostens will be at SHS previewing Grad rings at lunch in the street. A $60 deposit for rings will be required. Catalogs are available for preview in the office and the Learning Commons. Click here to start designing your ring on Josten's website! Ring styles can be viewed on the Jostens Website. Questions concerning rings please contact Sean Kelly.