Welcome to your last year of high school class of 2021!
Grad 2020 was definitely different, but wow was it a success! The drive-thru was full of memorable moments; from semi-trucks to school buses, and vintage cars we saw it all. We didn't know if we were going to be able to celebrate the students and the hard work of the 2020 grad class, but the feedback for the drive-thru grad was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all who participated, or helped to make the day happen.
Class of 2021, we are excited to see you back at school even if it is in a mask and from 6ft away. About this time of year we are usually having our Parent and Student Grad Information Meeting, and we haven't forgot about you, it is just too early to say what Grad 2021 will look like.
Fear not though, there will be a celebration/ceremony of some sort; we did it before and we can do it again. Stay tuned for more information in the days and months to come. Congratulations!
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 2021. Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch, March 1 - 5th 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.