Class of 2023 Graduation Letter

Hello Schalmont Families,

As a school community we are proud to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2023. We are pleased to provide our graduates with a formal commencement ceremony to acknowledge the many accomplishments and years of hard work of our graduates. We are beyond thankful for the support of our community as we provide another wonderful graduation ceremony right on our school campus.

The 66th Annual Schalmont High School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m, with a rain date of Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the stadium field and we will begin admitting guests onto the field at 5:00 p.m. We are able to accommodate five guests per graduate to attend the ceremony to be seated on the field, with additional seating available in the home bleachers. To reserve tickets for the Commencement Ceremony, each graduate will be asked to complete the RSVP form below to secure tickets for their guests. Please complete the form by Friday, May 19. Tickets for the ceremony will be distributed to graduates in school on June 6, along with their graduation caps and gowns. If any guests need special accommodations for wheelchair access to the stadium field, please indicate this on the registration form. We will make arrangements for any guests who need this accommodation.

If students do not use their allotted five tickets, the remaining tickets will be reallocated to other graduates. Please indicate on the RSVP form if you are requesting more than five tickets for the graduation ceremony. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible, in the order they are received by the time stamp on the RSVP form. There will also be seating available in the bleachers.

Additionally, we plan to livestream the ceremony on the District’s Facebook page. Many still photos of our graduates will be taken throughout the event, which will be available for you to print from our website and social media accounts free of charge. In addition to the photos during the ceremony, once our graduates cross the stage with their diploma in hand, they will have their picture taken by a professional photographer. We are happy to offer these additional options for our graduates and families to view and remember this momentous occasion.

As this ceremony is a formal commencement ceremony, we do ask that students consider this when determining their choice of clothing and footwear. Graduation caps should remain intact and decorating of the cap is not permitted. The use of noise makers, beachballs, or other such items during the ceremony often distract or detract from the overall environment. Please be respectful to all those in attendance, giving speeches, crossing the stage, and enjoying the graduation moment.

Lastly, graduation rehearsal will be held Thursday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m. The rehearsal will take place in Gym 1 and will involve many aspects of the ceremony including the processional, receiving the diploma cover, formal photographs, the recessional and receiving the official diploma.

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing all of you at the graduation.

Thank you,

Matthew Heckman
Schalmont High School