Commencement

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    Conestoga Valley High School

    Commencement / Graduation 2023

     

    ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN BY FEBRUARY 15, 2023

    Once again we have partnered with Student Services Company to provide our seniors with caps and gowns, as well as Conestoga Valley's official senior celebration products. 

    Graduation is just around the corner, and preparations for this event can never be too soon. Not too long ago he/she was given an opportunity to order.

    Though the initial deadline has passed, if you have not ordered, it is not too late! Simply go to www.sscgradstore.com to enter SSC's online store and securely place your order.

    This LATE ORDER PROGRAM is the company's last chance to fill your order. The final deadline for placing your order is Wednesday, February 15th. 

    Your cap and gown will be shipped to and distributed from your school.  All other graduation products ordered through this program will be mailed to your home.

    If you have any questions, please contact SSC via either phone (610.539.1330), or email at info@studentservicesco.com

     

    Graduation is on the School Calendar as June 6, 2023 at Calvary Church.  This date is pending School Board approval. 

     

    Please review carefully for information pertaining to the end of the school year and the 2023 commencement ceremony. 

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    Senior Graduation/Commencement Expectations for 2023

    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 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.