Commencement

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    Conestoga Valley High School

    Senior Graduation/Commencement Expectations

    2018-19 School Year

     

    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.
    • 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

     

    GRADUATION PRACTICES

    Held at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA  17601

    Student must provide own transportation to practice. 

    Attendance at practice is mandatory in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. 

    • Wednesday, May 29 - 8:30 am until approximately 11 am.
      • Cap, gowns and tickets will be distributed following the first practice. 
      • All obligations (fines) must be paid prior to students receiving their cap, gowns and/or tickets.   
    • Thursday, May 30 - 8:30 am until approximately 11 am.

     

    COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

    Date - Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 7 pm.   

    Location - Calvary Church. 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

    Seniors must arrive at 6 pm.   Doors open to family and friends at 6:15 pm.  

     

    TICKET INFORMATION

    Each participating student will be allotted FIVE tickets.

    The window to request for extra tickets to the main seating area has closed. Students who requested and received extras have been notified. There will be a handful of extras available at the first day of practice, and they will be distributed by staff. All ticket request for the overflow seating area are guaranteed, and students will need to pick these up at the end of graduation practice.

    The main sanctuary at Calvary seats approximately 2100 people.

    There are roughly 250 extra tickets available. It is not possible to accommodate all of your extended families in the main sanctuary.

    There is overflow seating available for additional guests. There is space for 300, and there will be a live stream of the ceremony for your families. All request for overflow tickets will be met.

    ALL TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE FIRST GRADUATION PRACTICE.

    • All student fines and obligations MUST be satisfied before a student will receive his/her tickets.  

     

    Below is a copy of a letter mailed to all senior homes on Tuesday, April 23rd. 

    Dear Graduating Senior & Parents,

    We are in the final marking period of our seniors’ high school careers and so it is time for our end-of-the-year reminder letter.  We ask that parents discuss the items below with their graduating senior and please review the list of important dates and events enclosed in this mailing.

    SAFETY & BEHAVIOR.  Reinforcing safe decision making is everyone’s responsibility.  Please encourage appropriate, sober, and safe behavior both on and off school property.  Please note that participation in Commencement can be denied should negative behaviors warrant such action. 

    COMMENCEMENT ELIGIBILITY.    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.
    • 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 this year.

    COMMENCEMENT PRACTICES.  Attendance at commencement practices is mandatory. Practices are on May 29th and 30th at 8:30 a.m. @ Calvary Church.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to commencement practice. Commencement will be on May 30th @ 7:00 p.m. @ Calvary Church. 

    PRONOUNCING NAMES.  Seniors should consult with their parent(s) on exactly how they wish to have their name pronounced at commencement.  We will be reviewing names with all graduates prior to commencement.

    PHOTOS. Our school photographer, LifeTouch, will be taking individual photos of graduates as they receive their diploma at commencement.  No purchase necessary. See enclosed flyer for details.

    FLOWERS.  SADD is conducting a flower sale at Calvary Church on the day of commencement. Pre-orders are strongly recommended.  See the enclosed order form for details.

    COMMENCEMENT INFO.  Find all details at:  Go to High school website > Quick Link (right-hand side) > Commencement.  Students and parents may also receive text messages by signing up at Remind.  Simply text @c9a879 to 81010. 

    COMMENCEMENT TICKETS. Each student is issued 5 tickets for commencement.  Tickets will be distributed at the first commencement practice.  Seating for guests w/out tickets is in the chapel area of Calvary Church with livestream viewing.

    As always, contact the high school office at 717-397-5231 x 1012 should you have questions or concerns.

    Michael F. Thornton, Principal

    Conestoga Valley High School

     

    End of Year Timeline for Seniors - Check here for IMPORTANT dates about end of year events.