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Graduation 2018, Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m. start: News, updated May 7th...

by Irene Siemiaszko | Apr 29, 2018
This "News" section is where all information re: Graduation 2018 will be posted.  Keep checking for updates!
PG = "Potential Grad" = you!  Read on below...

May 7 - Rotary Medallist and Valedictorian nominations accepted this week.  Nomination forms, and criteria, are in Guidance on the table under Scholarship info. 
Grad Voting assembly will be held on Wed. May 30th. 

May 7 - Rotary Medallist and Valedictorian nominations accepted this week.  Nomination forms, and criteria, will be in Guidance this afternoon on the table under Scholarship info. Potential Grads in good standing may nominate one candidate for each position AND may second one candidate for each position.  Return your nomination forms to Guidance by the end of the school day this Friday.
Grad Voting assembly will be held on Wed. May 30th.

April 30 -  Grad invitations (with grad tickets) will be distributed right before the Grad Voting Assembly on Wednesday, May 30th.  PGs must have completed their 40 hours in order to attend receive their invitation, which is also their ticket into the Assembly!

April 29 - Copy of letter sent home to students who "graduated" at the end of Semester 1 and who are no longer in the building:  S1 Grads spring letter
Reminder to all PGs that the Annual SWC Grad Panel is this Friday, May 4th - you do NOT want to miss this presentation, especially for you, by SWC alumni.  Period 2 in the Aud.  Command performance!
Midterms have been uploaded to OCAS and OUAC.  Both sites have been experiencing high volume and delays (go figure!).  Check your personal site soon to confirm that your marks have been uploaded. 
The first Awards Committee was held last week and recipients for some awards have been decided. Keep those IPPs coming!

March 26 - PGs, once you've updated your IPP for awards committee purposes, let Guidance know by signing the page on Ms. Mossman's side desk.

General Grad Info:

Graduates will receive details, along with 3 tickets* for entry and seating for the Main Auditorium, in their Graduation Invitation. GRADUATES DO NOT NEED A TICKET - YOUR SEAT IS RESERVED!
Graduation Invitations will distributed in May.  Invitations are distributed only to those students whose record indicates successful completion of the Community Involvement graduation requirement.

 SWC Graduates, Class of 2018
WHAT:  Commencement Ceremony, aka GRAD
WHERE:  Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St., St. Catharines
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Registration Table for Grads 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Every Grad needs to be checked in at the Registration Table at this time; once you are registered you will proceed backstage and you will not be available to family and friends until after the ceremony).
The official ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
WHY: To celebrate, to honour, and to recognize the achievements of our SWC Graduates as they prepare to leave secondary school and move on to their next journey.
*In order to ensure that each parent/guardian of each graduate is able to secure a seat in the Main Auditorium, 3 tickets are being assigned to each graduate for his/her parents/guardians.  

The ceremony will be live-streamed from the Main Auditorium into other seating/viewing areas at Bethany (e.g. Fireside Room, Cafe, Lobby) and all are welcome to join the SWC staff at one of these viewing areas. 

If a graduate has 4 parents/guardians, or other extentuating family circumstances, the graduate must speak directly with Ms. Siemiaszko (do not leave her a message!) after Grad Invitations have been distributed and definitely before Friday, June 15, 2018.  On Monday, June 18th, all extra ticket requests will be considered and extra tickets will be distributed to students that week.  

Additional parent/guardian ticket requests WILL NOT be accepted after this time and once the process is complete.  

("What if I only have 1 or 2 parents/guardians, and I have 3 tickets?".  We believe that the graduate should decide how their 3 tickets for the Main Auditorium ceremony are assigned.)

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