Graduation and Reception
We are pleased to announce that this year’s graduation will again be held at the nearby New England Chapel. The New England Chapel is located at 40 Kenwood Circle, Franklin. Directions can be found on their website, www.newenglandchapel.org
Graduation will be held June 13th, at 6:30 p.m. Graduates must be at the New England Chapel by no later than 6:15 pm. It is very important that students arrive on time. The program consists of student speeches, performances by the band and the chorus, and the presentation of diplomas. The ceremony will last approximately one hour.
In years past, we have held a reception for students and their parents after the ceremony. However, due to restrictions with the use of the venue we will not offer refreshments as part of this service. We are holding the event a little earlier in the evening than in years past so that students and their families can go out to dinner after the ceremony.
The expectation for graduation is that all students are within the school dress code and dress up for the occasion. Boys should wear ties, a button down shirt with khaki, blue or black trousers. Girls should wear dressy attire such as a dress, or a nice skirt. All skirts must be of an appropriate length and tops should have straps one inch or wider. In the case of a strapless dress, or dresses with straps that are less than one inch, a shrug, sweater, or shawl must be worn. Appropriate footwear is also required; heels cannot be more than 2 inches.
Parent volunteers are needed to organize the decorations for the event. Historically this has included hanging the student stars, inflating and installing a number of balloons for both the stage and the main aisle. If you can join the Graduation Decorating Committee please email Mrs. Schwab for more information.