Graduation

Newsletter Update:  January 2022


GRADUATION CEREMONY & BANQUET

Friday, May 27


The culmination of twelve years of education is a special time in the life of students, parents and staff.  We recognize this is an important passage and an occasion to be marked with formal ceremonies in the morning, followed by a gala banquet and dance in the evening.  Please recognize the safety of graduates, their families and staff will be a priority with planned celebrations.  In the Spring, we hope to be able to share more specific details.  


Graduation Committee Application

Application

DUE to Ms. Jones (room 206) by Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 2:00pm

Program Cover Contest

Contest Rules & Application

DUE to Ms. Jones (room 206) by Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 at 9:00am

Valedictorian

Application

  • February TBA

Speakers

Application

Applications are due to Ms. Jones (room 206) by TBA

Auditions will occur week of TBA at lunch in Room 206.


Participation 

To be eligible to take part in the graduation ceremonies and the banquet and dance, grade 12 students must be registered in a program of courses that will enable them to complete the minimum requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma by the end of June 2022.  Students who do not have the possibility of completing these courses, or who leave school during the year without completing the requirements, will not be eligible to participate in the graduation activities. 


The Graduation List

A graduation list will be posted outside the Guidance Office in March 2022. Students are asked to check for errors or omissions and report them to their Guidance Counsellor. Students should not assume they meet the requirements to participate in the graduation activities simply because they are registered in grade 12. The completed list will be the basis for the ticket distribution, program information and the grad composite. 

To be eligible for participation in the Graduation Ceremonies, Grade 12 students must:

  • Be registered in a program of courses that will enable them to obtain a minimum of 100 credits by the end of June 2022 and/or complete their program of studies.  Eligible students will meet the Alberta Education Diploma requirements by June 2022 or demonstrate that they have an immediate plan for attainment of their Diploma.  Students in ELL, ACCESS, and PLP are expected to have completed their 3-year program and/or have a teacher recommendation.
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the Henry Wise Wood student body.  Disciplinary issues or negative conduct may disqualify students from participating in the Closing Ceremonies and/or Graduation Banquet.
  • Have paid all school fees and returned all outstanding textbooks and library books.
  • Attend the graduation rehearsal held the Friday prior to the Graduation Ceremony.   
  • Confirm their name is on the grad list posted outside the main office during the month of March 2022.

Grade 12 students, who are not enrolled in classes second semester due to early completion, personal issues or extenuating circumstances, must:

  • Get special permission from the principal to attend the ceremony.  These students must also attend the rehearsal.
  • Keep in contact with the Main Office or their Guidance Counsellor to be informed of dates and times for rehearsals and ceremonies.

Please note:

  • Participation in the ceremonies is not an indication that the student will actually receive the Alberta Diploma.  Official Diplomas are issued by Alberta Education upon completion of the Alberta requirements for a High School Diploma.


Organizer Contact Information:

Please be advised details about the Graduation Ceremony and Banquet will be released as they become available.  Due to COVID-19, we are unable to finalize details at this time.  Your understanding is needed, valued and appreciated. 

Please direct preliminary questions to Mr. Barile (tmbarile@cbe.ab.ca)  

Should the traditional elements of graduation proceed feel free to contact:

Jennifer Jones (Jrjones@cbe.ab.ca) or 

Cheryl Belliveau (Clbelliveau@cbe.ab.ca)


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