Parents & Seniors,
Traditionally, we have hosted graduation ceremony inside in our Main Gym. Due to the growth in student enrollment at De Soto High School, I have met with Seniors on October 3rd, October 17th and November 7th to discuss matters and answer particular questions pertaining to graduation. On November 14th and November 16th our Senior Class Officers conducted a vote during lunch and the Seniors ultimately chose to keep the ceremony inside (May 19, 2018 @ 2:00).
As a result, only those individuals with tickets will be admitted into the main gymnasium (exceptions cannot be made). Ticket holders include all parents, siblings, family members, and friends regardless of age. Please know we must adhere to the ticket system in the gym for the safety of all family, staff and students. The number of tickets issued to each student for this year’s graduation is eight (8). The tickets will be distributed to graduating seniors during their graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 18. Please note that DHS does not collect any unused tickets.
To further assist families, the ceremony will be live-streamed to supervised locations inside DHS and outside of the building as well. I hope this will allow many more family and friends to watch.
Graduation will be a special memory for our students and their families. Thank you for your time and understanding.
Commencement exercises will include those students who have successfully completed requirements for graduation as certified by the high school principal. No student who has completed the requirements for graduation shall be denied a diploma as a disciplinary measure. A student may be denied participation in the ceremony of graduation when personal conduct so warrants. Students and parents of students who wish to participate in commencement must agree to the following rules and regulations in addition to any reasonable rules as may be necessary to insure a solemn and dignified graduation for the graduates, the families, and the school:
- All seniors who expect to participate in the commencement exercise must attend all practice sessions and remain for the duration of same.
- Each male graduate is expected to wear dress shoes, socks, dress pants, and a collared shirt.
- Each female graduate is expected to wear dress shoes. A dress or dress slacks should be worn under her gown.