Class 2020 Graduation ceremony update.

08-05-2020

 

Good Afternoon,

 

I am extremely excited to provide you with the details of our unique graduation ceremony that will take place on Sunday, May 17 th at 2:00 pm. I feel strongly that we have an amazing opportunity to participate in a send-off for our graduates that is sure to be completely different while respectfully acknowledging this important milestone.  PLEASE consider your attitude and outlook as we navigate these uncharted waters together. This event will be as wonderful as we make it. The only way that we can make Graduation 2020 great is by keeping a positive attitude and focusing on what we can do , not on what we cannot do ! I encourage all of you to make a conscious effort to look forward with positivity and encouragement as we plan to recognize our incredibly talented seniors.

 

The following information should help everyone make plans with regard to upcoming events for our graduates:

  • Graduation "Practice" (drive-thru format)
    • Thursday, May 14 th beginning at 10:00 am (we will be available all day)
      • Graduates will be able pick-up caps and gowns
      • Honor Cords for National Honor Society Members
      • Honor Graduate Medallions
      • Senior T-shirt
  • 2020 Commencement Ceremony
    • Sunday, May 17 th 2:00 pm Weiser High School
      • Parade format with 1 vehicle for each graduate, driven by a parent or guardian
        • WHS Staff will be directing traffic and assisting with the pre-graduation line-up
        • We cannot allow multiple students in a vehicle due to social distancing guidelines outlined in Idaho Rebounds provided by Governor Little
      • Typically, graduates are announced in alphabetical order, but we are going to let graduates line up randomly, so they can drive through the parade with groups of friends
        • Each student will be provided a large number card that corresponds with the alphabetical order of graduates that will be printed in the graduation program
          • Each graduate needs to put the number in the lower left corner of their windshield so that I know who to announce
      • Each vehicle will stop at the stage, the graduate’s name will be announced, they will  walk across the stage, their diploma will be awarded, a picture will be taken and then the graduate will reenter the vehicle and join the parade
        • We hope to keep each awarding of diploma interaction to about 30 seconds or less, so that we can keep the ceremony flowing
      • The awarding of diplomas at WHS will be streamed live by Living in the News over Facebook, so that everyone can watch ALL graduates receive their diplomas
    • Graduates will follow  the traditional Homecoming Parade route, concluding the parade on the East side of Weiser Middle School
    • At 3:30pm, a video of the formal aspects of graduation will be released via YouTube
      • This will include:
        • Welcome followed by National Anthem
        • Opening remarks by Senior Class Officers
        • Honor Graduate Addresses
        • Presentation of Special Scholarships and Awards
        • Closing by Senior Class President

 

We are asking parents and community members who would like to show their support to the graduating Class of 2020, to find a point along the parade route, while considering social distancing guidelines, to find creative, innovative ways to offer congratulations to all of the graduates.  We are hoping for an incredibly festive atmosphere with people dressed in Red and White, playing music and posting signs of support in an effort to recognize our seniors for their accomplishments. 

 

Respectfully,

David A. Davies

Principal

 

Buenas tardes, 

 

Estoy muy emocionado de proporcionarles los detalles de nuestra especial ceremonia de graduación que ocurrirá el domingo 17 de mayo a las 2:00pm. Siento fuertemente que tenemos una increíble oportunidad de participar en una despedida para nuestros graduados que seguramente será completamente diferente, mientras que respetuosamente reconocemos este importante logro. POR FAVOR, consideren su actitud y perspectiva mientras navegamos juntos por estas aguas inexploradas. La única manera de que podamos hacer grande la Graduación 2020 es manteniendo una actitud positiva y centrándonos en lo que sí podemos hacer, ¡no en lo que no podemos hacer! Les animo a todos a hacer un esfuerzo consciente para mirar hacia adelante con positividad y ánimo mientras planeamos reconocer a nuestros increíbles y talentosos seniors. 

 

La siguiente información debería ayudar a todos a hacer planes con respecto a los próximos eventos para nuestros graduados: 

  • "Práctica" de la Graduación (formato drive-thru)
    • Jueves, 14 de Mayo comenzando a las 10:00am (estaremos disponibles todo el día)
      • Los graduados podrán recoger gorras y trajes 
      • Cuerdas de Honor para los miembros de la Sociedad Nacional de Honor 
      • Medallones de Honor para Graduados 
      • Camiseta de la Clase del 2020 
  • Ceremonia de Inauguración
    • Domingo, 17 de Mayo a las 2:00pm en la Escuela Secundaria de Weiser
      • Formato de desfile con 1 vehículo para cada graduado, conducido por un padre o tutor 
        • El personal escolar estará dirigiendo el tráfico y ayudando con la alineación de pre-graduación 
        • No podemos permitir que varios estudiantes en un vehículo debido a las directrices de distanciamiento social esbozado en Idaho Rebounds proporcionado por el Gobernador Little 
      • Típicamente, los graduados se anuncian en orden alfabético, pero vamos a dejar que los graduados se alineen al azar, para que puedan conducir a través del desfile con grupos de amigos
        • A cada estudiante se le proporcionará una tarjeta con un número que corresponde al orden alfabético de los graduados que se imprimirá en el programa de graduación
          • Cada graduado necesita poner el número en la esquina inferior izquierda de su parabrisas para saber a quién anunciar 
      • Cada vehículo se detendrá en el escenario, se anunciará el nombre del graduado, caminará por el escenario, se le entregará su diploma, se le tomará una foto y luego el graduado volverá a entrar en el vehículo y se unirá al desfile
        • Esperamos que cada entrega de diploma dure unos 30 segundos o menos, para que podamos mantener la ceremonia fluyendo 
      • La entrega de diplomas en la Secundaria será transmitida en vivo por Living in the News a través de Facebook, para que todos puedan ver a TODOS los graduados recibir sus diplomas 
    • Los graduados seguirán la ruta tradicional del Desfile de Regreso a Casa, concluyendo el desfile en el lado Este de la Escuela Secundaria Weiser 
    • A las 3:30pm, un video de los aspectos formales de la graduación será lanzado a través de YouTube
      • Esto incluirá:
        • Bienvenida seguida por el Himno Nacional 
        • Opening remarks by the highest class officers 
        • Graduate Honors Speeches 
        • Presentation of scholarships and special awards 
        • Closing by the president of the senior upper class 

 

We ask parents and community members who want to show their support for the Class of 2020, to find a point along the parade route, as they consider the guidelines for social distancing, to find creative and innovative ways to offer congratulations. to all graduates. We look forward to an incredibly festive atmosphere with people dressed in red and white, playing music and putting up supporting posters, recognizing our graduates for their accomplishments. 

 

Respectfully, 

David A. Davies

director

 

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18 E. Idaho St.
Weiser, ID 83672
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