Graduation is but a day away. I am happy to say the sun will be shining and the ceremony will be outdoors, so no tickets are necessary. We are confident that students will make the most of the fleeting moments of their high school careers.
During this time of celebration, student safety is a primary concern. This unique period in students’ lives presents parents and educators with the opportunity to work together and encourage continued good decision-making. Let’s work together to ensure that this prom and graduation season provides only the fondest memories students and families deserve.
In keeping with the character of your class, we are confident that the proper dignity, pomp, and circumstance will be given to the upcoming events and ceremonies so that students, families and all members of the CCHS community will be able to look back on these memorable occasions with great pride.
Please read on for important information regarding the events tomorrow. The ceremony will begin at 11:00am sharp, so please plan to arrive early. Additional information can be found at https://www.concordcarlisle.org/graduation/
All graduates should be in the Maroon Gym no later than 9:30 AM. Please enter the school through the exterior door by the locker rooms and not through the front lobby as the dining commons will be closed for All Night Live.
Graduates should bring only their cap, gown & tassel to the Maroon Gym. (No purses, bags, flowers, etc.).
- All graduates and their guests should park in the student and turf field parking lots at CCHS. There will be no graduate or guest parking along the Thoreau Street entrance. Cars will only be allowed to enter the campus from the Walden Street entrance.
- Guests may also park at the Alcott School where there will be continuous shuttle buses to bring guests to CCHS starting at 10:00 AM.
When and where will graduation be held?
- Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019
- The ceremony starts promptly at 11:00 AM on the CCHS Football Field
- The ceremony will last about two hours
Where is the best spot to take a picture of the graduates?
- Parents and guests should remain in the stands throughout the entire graduation ceremony. Students will join families and friends at the reception following the ceremony
- A professional photographer will take pictures of graduates as they receive their diplomas and these pictures are available following graduation
What should the graduates bring to the Maroon Gym?
- Cap, tassel, and gown only. Graduates are not to bring purses, bags, flowers or any items besides their cap, tassel, and gown
What should graduates wear to graduation?
- It is a formal event, and we are suggesting students dress accordingly
- Gowns should be taken out of their packaging and ideally pressed
- Gowns should not be exposed to water
- Caps should be worn flat with the tassel starting on the right side; the tassel is then shifted to the left side when all members of the class have received their diplomas
What if my family/guests cannot travel to Concord for graduation?
- Graduation will be covered live on both MMN and WIQH. On MMN, it will be on Channel 9 and 99, and also streaming video at www.concordma.gov/MMN. WIQH will broadcast the ceremony on 88.3 FM in the Concord area, and streaming (sound only) online at WIQH.org
- Both WIQH and MMN will provide live coverage of the graduation exercises regardless of whether the ceremony is outdoors or indoors
- MMN will rebroadcast the festivities at multiple later dates on Channel 99, and will also make it available on www.concordma.gov/MMN for streaming via their "on-demand" button
What happens after graduation?
- Following the graduation ceremony, there will be refreshments provided by the Class of 2019 by the tennis or courts or in the main lobby (if inclement weather)
- There is also a celebration for graduates from 9:30 PM to 5:00 AM (All Night LIve) for more information, visit http://www.cchsallnightlive.com
Will photos be taken?
- Graduation Photography: Lifetouch will be providing professional photography services at Graduation. Register to be notified when event images and proofs are available for purchase @ events.lifetouch.com/concordcarlislehsconcordma
Complimentary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. Please do not set up cameras during the ceremony as they detract from others' view.
As in the past, all students' images are placed online. In addition, all graduates' families receive a proof set mailed home at no cost. Graduates & their families may elect to purchase online or utilizing the proof set provided.
We encourage all graduates to pre-register their emails on the website so that they will be automatically notified the moment images are posted. When pre-registered, graduates & their families will also qualify to receive exceptional pre-event discounts on new products for the Class of 2019.