Each grad will receive 2 - 5x7s, one from the stage and one with their sign. The photos will be mailed to them in 4-6 weeks....but they will get an access code emailed to their GHSD emails in a week or two to view their images online. They can also order more copies while online.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
SHS Grad 2020 - MP Address - https://youtu.be/_Rig_blifnA
SHS Grad 2020 - Mayor Pat Fule Address - https://youtu.be/mkBrFi9G14E
SHS Grad 2020 - Alumni Address from Sykamore - https://youtu.be/P-GYeMSzaVc
SHS Grad 2020 - Special Address from Drew Gregory - https://youtu.be/QhhAddCxcjM
SHS Grad 2020 - Trustees Address - https://youtu.be/czpTXLW4j_Y
SHS Grad 2020 - https://youtu.be/VnAKZ5yZeN0
SHS Grad 2020 - Senior Superlatives - https://youtu.be/f9gaRjs9oUM
All grads, who have signed up to participate in the Drive Through Graduation on June 20th, have been emailed their time slot and instructions. (Use the CHROME browser to access your GHSD email, and check the SPAM folder)
There are 150+ graduates participating in this event! Therefore, each grad has only 2 minutes to exit their vehicle, cross the stage, pick-up their lawn sign and document package, then depart in their vehicle.
Please respect the fact that we have a time line and follow the guidelines emailed out.
Below is the information sent to each graduate.
You must have an assigned time if you would like to participate.
Congratulations Graduates! It’s finally happening, albeit a little different, it’s time to walk to the stage!
You, and 14 of your classmates, have been assigned a 30 minute time slot on Saturday June 20th, 2020. We are excited to see all graduates cross the stage so, in order to ensure that you all have an equal opportunity to experience this milestone, we have a tight timeline we must stick to.
You will have 2 minutes to do the following:
How is this all going to happen you ask? Here is the plan:
The Graduation Recognition Presentation will be released on Youtube, the SHS Website, and the SHS Facebook page at 6:30pm. It contains speeches, photos, write-ups, and 2 special tributes from former, and now famous, SHS alumni. Take a moment to watch with your family and friends, you earned it.
Wednesday June 3rd Graduates will receive, via GHSD email, a Graduation Drive Through form to complete. Please read through the form, complete, and submit it ASAP. Grads will, within 1 week, receive a time slot for June 20th upon receipt and completion of the form.
A message from Mr. Larson:
Graduation Recognition 2020 - Parent letter
Congratulations to the class of 2020!!
Grad 2020 Update - May 22
Efforts are currently under way to have some form of a graduation celebration for the class of 2020. As we are certain you are aware, we are limited with what we are able to do as a result of the guidelines put forward by Alberta Health Services.
We are currently planning to have an event for June 20th that would include a drive-through recognition for the graduates, followed by an on-line release of a Grad Recognition Presentation.
We hope to have all details for this event announced before the end of next week. We will email these details out next week, and have them posted on all of our social media sites.
Strathmore High has made the grad gowns available to borrow for photos. If you would like a gown, please follow these instructions.
We have extended the deadline until May 25th
Grade 12’s please check your email to find information regarding a Grad Parade on May 30th, that is being organized by the Parent Planning Committee and the Town of Strathmore. Please read the safe practice expectations regarding social distancing and sign and return the permission form, if you are planning to participate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
We encourage all students to make sure that your graduation fees have been paid. We are currently planning a number of events to recognize the class of 2020 in the coming weeks, and there will certainly be costs associated with these initiatives. As well, there is still the potential to have a recognition ceremony in the fall that will also have some cost. If funds are not fully used after the fall event then a refund would be issued at that time. We understand that there may be some students who are unable to attend in the fall so we are doing our best given the situation and government guidelines to ensure they are recognized in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
May 8th Grad 2020 Update
Please click on the link below to read a message from Mr. Larson regarding Graduation.
April 21st 2020:
We miss seeing you all, and hope everyone is continueing to be safe and distanced!
We know you are eagerly awaiting the news about the fate of Grad 2020. We are currently waiting for the official decision to come from GHSD and other official parties.
As soon as we know anything, I will send an update via REMIND and post a statement here. Thank you for your patience.
Grad 2020 Parent/Graduation Information Meeting
October 9th during Parent Teacher Interviews
Presentation will begin at 6:20 - 7:30 pm in the SHS Theatre
Every SHS grad will receive 6 Ceremony tickets for their guests to be able to attend the afternoon Ceremony on May 23th. 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 2020 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 14th. Should there be a surplus of tickets available, more tickets will be released at 8am on May 15th and be available until 10pm on May 15th.
You will be able to buy Evening Celebration tickets with CASH on May 7th 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 Date TBA 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 Feb 4th, 2020. Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch, March 2 - 6th 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 make an appointment for March 2th starting 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.
Click here to book your Lifetouch appointment
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 8th, 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 8th.
Common reasons for NOT being able to receive your Afternoon Ceremony tickets:
Grad Eligibility: The eligibility list is posted.
Planning - 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 TBA at lunch in room 202. Listen for announcements. All Grade 12’s are welcome to attend!
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.