Dear Gr. 12 Parent/Guardian,

 Please see below for some important updates around graduation:

Please see below for some important updates regarding the Class of 2022 as we continue to prepare for graduation activities:


Grad Updates – Monday, April 18th, 2022

Final 2022 Grad List

The final version of the 2022 Grad List will be posted online through the Gr. 12 & Grad 2022 D2L shell on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

  • Due to organizational requirements for grad gowns and ceremony programs, students cannot be added to the list after this date, however they can still be removed if there is a significant decline in attendance and/or achievement.
  • This year’s grad list will be published digitally though our Gr. 12 & Grad 2022 D2L shell. Students will be listed by ID number to respect privacy, and no other identifying information will be included.
  • Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring their name appears on the Graduand List. Students have worked with their Connect Teacher and Success Advisor around meeting graduation requirements. If you have questions about your students’ graduation status, please contact their Connect teacher.
  • For more details, see the “2022 Grad List FAQ” under “Resources” on the right side of the page
  • The $70 Grad Fee is now visible on PowerSchool (through a parent account).
  • Any student who is a yes on the final Grad List, should pay this fee as soon as possible. Students who are a "no" on the final Grad List, should not pay this fee. 
  • The final deadline to pay Grad fees is Friday, May 6th.


Graduation Banquet & Dance – Ticket Sales

Tickets for the Nelson Mandela 2022 Graduation Banquet & Dance are now on sale!

Ticket sales run from 10:00 AM on Monday, April 18th to 11:55 PM on Monday, May 2nd. Tickets will be sold online through the Invite Right website.

Detailed purchase instructions are available in the “INSTRUCTIONS_Invite Right Step-by-Step_2022” document under “Resources” on the right side of this page.

A few important details to note:

  • Only students who are listed as a “yes” on the final version of the grad list may purchase banquet tickets. Gr. 12 students who are not on the grad list may attend as the guest of another graduating student with the approval of their assistant principal (i.e. they must be registered as a guest of the student who is purchasing tickets on their behalf).
  • All guests must have been pre-approved through the “NMHS 2022 Grad Banquet Guests Application.” If you did not receive approval for your guests to attend, DO NOT purchase tickets for them! Tickets purchase for unapproved guests will not be honoured at the event. Refunds will not be provided for tickets purchased for unapproved guests.
  • Guests have the option of a Dinner & Dance ticket ($100) OR a Dance-only ticket ($50).
  • Students must have paid all school fees to purchase banquet tickets. Any unpaid fees can be paid online through a parent PowerSchool account OR in-person at the school Business Office (debit/credit). Students will be able to purchase banquet/dance tickets within 48 hours of fee payment.
  • A summary of information about the banquet is available in the “2022_NMHS Banquet one-page info sheet” document under “Resources” on the right side of this page.

 2022 NMHS Graduation Events

Please note that these are the only school-sponsored graduation events. Other grad activities are neither sponsored nor sanctioned by Nelson Mandela High School or the Calgary Board of Education.

Graduation Banquet

Graduation Ceremony

6:00 pm - Thursday, May 19, 2022 (regular classes at school)

2:00 pm - Thursday, May 26, 2022 (no scheduled classes)

Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Park

Jack Simpson Gymnasium, University of Calgary

All attendees, including the graduating student, require a ticket. See ticket details below.

No tickets required. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 1:30 pm, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. Further details to come in early May.


Participation in grad events (banquet and/or ceremony) is a privilege, not a right.

  • If a student is suspended during the dates of the banquet or ceremony, they (and their guests) will not be able to attend (even if tickets were already purchased)
  • All attendees must be in good standing and ensure that they are contributing to a safe and caring graduation event

   2022 Yearbooks

  • The 2022 yearbook is now available to order. The cost is $35.
  • See the “2022 Yearbook Ordering Information” document on the Graduation page of the NMHS website for more details


Grad in Gr. 12 Connect

  • Connect class is your students’ best source for information related to graduation.
  • Connect teachers are in the process of confirming preferred names and spellings for graduation certificates, and sizing students for grad gowns. It is important that students attend Connect regularly to ensure that they are up-to-date on all grad processes and information.


 Grad Parent Info Night

Important Links from Gr. 12 Information Night #1:

 Alberta Education Graduation Requirements:


Alberta Education’s MyPass


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