Graduation

Graduation May 26, 2022


First Alliance Church, 12345 - 40th Street SE

Participation in Graduation Ceremonies requires students to: meet the Alberta Education requirements for a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Achievement; be a student in good standing according to the school’s code of conduct; pay the required graduation ceremony fee ($40 plus GST). Individual cases will be considered on their own merits. The first grad list of the year listing all students who have met the above requirements will be posted on April 1st, 2022 outside of guidance.  Students who expect to graduate this year but are not on this list should see guidance immediately.  The final grad list for 2022 will be posted April 29th. 


Lord Beaverbrook Class of 2022 Valedictorian

Class Valedictorian is an academic title conferred upon the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). The selected valedictorian is chosen by a panel of peers and teachers according to competitive LBHS Valedictorian criteria. Those graduands who are interested in being considered should visit and/or email Mr. Coninx in March to determine eligibility. Applications are due to Mr. Coninx on April 5th.


2022 Graduation Theme: "May the rest of our lives be the best of our lives"

Graduation Song: “I Have a Dream” by ABBA 


Graduate Agenda

Leave home early. You will be driving through rush hour traffic across the city. You cannot be late!  Make sure you have your gown with you.

  • 8:00 AM Suggested arrival time if you want to take pictures before the ceremonies, bring your gown. 
  • 8:15 AM GRADUATES line up alphabetically in the designated area. Family, friends and guest seating opens.  
  •  9:00 AM Processional begins promptly at 9:00 AM. 
  •  11:30 AM Approximate ending time for the ceremonies.


Suggested Attire
  • For the ceremonies, students will be wearing black graduation gowns with a grey and white stole. Students will sign their gowns out at the school on the afternoon of Thursday, May 19th.
  •  Appropriate dress to consider under the gown may be: dress shoes that are comfortable and stable since you will be walking up a ramp platform and downstairs, dress pants or a skirt and a shirt or blouse preferably a plain colour. Jackets are not recommended, as you may be too warm.
  • Do not bring purses, bags or any other items that you need to carry.
  • Grad Gown Pickup: Concerns? Email or see Mr. Coninx
  • You MUST bring your school photo ID card when you pick up your gown.
  •  You are responsible for the care and the return of the gown that you are issued.
  • The gown must be returned immediately after the ceremonies have concluded.

Grad Gown Return: Immediately following the ceremonies at the First Alliance Church

Graduation Ceremony Pictures Since students will pick up their gowns days before the ceremonies, we encourage you to take pictures prior to the ceremonies, at home or at the First Alliance Church. As stated above, gowns must be returned at the conclusion of the ceremonies. During the ceremonies, a professional photographer from Lifetouch will take a picture of each graduate as they receive their certificate from Mr. Whitbread. Each graduate will receive a complimentary copy of this picture.  Therefore, we ask that the audience remains in their seats during this process and that they do not come to the front to take pictures. 


Seating

  • Friends and family are invited, although small children may find the event too long as the proceedings will last almost 3 hours. There is no charge to attend this event, no guest limit and no tickets needed to be booked in advance.
  • Doors to the main sanctuary auditorium will open at 8:30 AM for seating.
  • Please turn off all cell phones once you enter the seating area.
  • The ceremonies will end at approximately 11:00 AM.
  • Guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremonies to participate in the celebration of the grad class as a whole. Please do not leave the seating area until the entire ceremony is completed.


Grad Rehearsal:  Thursday, May 19th.

There will be a GRADUATION REHEARSAL ASSEMBLY on May 19th at the school. This will take place in the gym, period 4 right after lunch. All students should go to their period 4 class for attendance and instructions.  During this event, students will walk through the graduation procession and they will go over common problems and questions. Please ask your son or daughter for the details shared at the rehearsal, as it is his/her responsibility to attend this assembly and keep you informed.

For those students on spare, ensure that you check-in at the main foyer with Ms. Sharma or Ms. Silkin at the start of period 4.

 

Graduation Banquet, Historian Presentation and Dance 

A Dance and Historian Only ticket option is available in May. These tickets are appropriate for graduands who are not interested in the foodservice offered at the BMO but want to participate in viewing the Historian's presentation and dancing with their graduating peers.  These ticket holders will be admitted into the banquet hall after the dinner service has been cleared (usually at 7:30 pm). These tickets are expected to be $40.00 and do include beverages.


Darrin Whitbread, Principal

ddwhitbread@cbe.ab.ca

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