Commencement

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    Conestoga Valley High School

    Commencement / Graduation 2022

    Please review carefully for information pertaining to the end of the school year and the 2022 commencement  ceremony. 

    The link below is a calendar specifically for seniors for the remainder of the year. 

    Class of 2022 - End of Year Timeline

     

    A few highlights for seniors:

    • Wednesday, June 1, 2022: There will be Laptop Collection and Cap and Gown distribution.  Please arrive at your assigned time with your laptop, bag and charger. 
      • Location: Rill Gym.
        7:30 - 9:30 am for last name A-L
        9:30 - 11:30 AM for last name M-Z
    • Thursday, June 2, 2022:  Senior Picnic 
      • Location:  East Lampeter Township Park on Hobson Road
      • Time:  11 am (or following graduation practice)

    Reminder:  All fines must be paid prior to receiving your cap and gown and/or diploma.  Please see Mrs. Jeanie Glick in the main office with any questions pertaining to a fine or to make a payment.  

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    Graduation Practice / Commencement Ceremony Information

    In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must attend all 3 practices.  

    Graduation Practice #1

    Date:  Tuesday, May 31, 2022

    Location: Calvary Church - 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA

    You are responsible for providing your own transportation to Calvary for this practice. 

    Time: Practice begins at 8:30 am.  Please arrive at 8:15 am. 

     

    Graduation Practice #2

    Date:  Thursday, June 2, 2022

    Location: CVHS Rill Gym

    Time:  Practice begins at 8:30 am.  Please arrive in the gym by 8:15 am. 

    Senior picnic at local township park occurs following graduation practice.

     

    Graduation Practice #3

    Date:  Friday, June 3, 2022

    Location: CVHS Rill Gym

    Time:  Practice begins at 8:30 am.  Please arrive in the gym by 8:15 am. 

     

    Commencement Ceremony Details

    Date:  Saturday, June 4, 2022

    Time:  11 am 

    All seniors must arrive at Calvary at 10 am and report to the main fellowship hall. 

    Location:  Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 

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    Senior Graduation/Commencement Expectations for 2022

    CVHS wants all seniors who complete their senior year successfully to participate in our annual commencement ceremony.  It is an important life event for graduates and families alike.  Participation in the ceremony is voluntary and those who wish to take part must agree to abide by the following conditions:

    • Successfully complete all academic requirements according to all due dates. This includes mandatory and elective courses and total credits.
    • Maintain regular attendance. Students may not exceed an absentee rate for unexcused absences of 10% or greater for any 60-day period of school. 
    • Be responsible. Students who engage in behavior(s) that jeopardize the safety and well-being of others or in general compromise school rules and the reputation of the class or school may be denied participation in commencement.  Expectations for appropriate behavior continue up to and including the commencement ceremony.
    • Satisfy all obligations and debts. All fees, costs and/or charges must be satisfied prior to the end of seniors’ regular classes.  All equipment or other school property must be returned in full and in appropriate condition prior to the end of seniors’ regular classes.
    • Attend Commencement practices. Seniors must attend all commencement practices.
    • Wear the school approved cap and gown and follow all procedures for ordering.  Do not decorate your cap / mortar board.  
    • Follow all commencement related tasks and procedures as communicated by the commencement advisor and administration.

    Again, we want all seniors who have completed their high school requirements to participate in commencement.  Please be sure these rules are understood and followed as various deadlines approach throughout the year.

    Thank you for your understanding and full cooperation.

    CVHS Administration

     

    FAQ's regarding commencement

    How many tickets can I have?- Students will receive FIVE tickets for the commencement ceremony. Tickets will be distributed at Friday's graduation practice.  

    How long will the graduation practices last? If all goes as planned, practices should take 3-4 hours.

    How long does graduation take?- The ceremony typically lasts approximately 2 hours.

    May I decorate my cap/mortar board?  No.  Do not decorate or paint your mortar board in any manner.  No messages or drawings on it.  Plain is the only acceptable way to wear it. 

    What students need to wear under their gown?  Requested attire is:

    • Male: Dress shirt and tie, dress pants and dress shoes.  No sneakers. 
    • Female:  Dress or dress pants/blouse.  When choosing shoes, keep in mind that you will be walking up and down several flights of stairs during the processional.  We discourage wearing high heels.