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Updates On High School Year-End Events

Proms

McKinley

Thursday, May 13 1:30-3:20 p.m.

On site for staff and students to celebrate the Panther community

Apollo and Tech

Saturday, May 15

Grand March 7:30 p.m. (two spectators)

Prom immediately follows Grand March and ends at 11 p.m.

For juniors and seniors, 250 person limit

Pods of ten arrive together, spaced 6’ apart

Parades

Tech Tuesday, May 25 5 – 7 p.m.

Apollo Wednesday, May 26 5 - 7 p.m.

Seniors and their families, in a single vehicle, are invited to drive through a parade route on the school site celebrating upcoming graduates. Seniors are encouraged to wear their cap and gowns and decorate their vehicles with school pride.

Faculty and staff will line the parade route to celebrate and say good-bye to the Class of 2021.

Graduations at River’s Edge Convention Center

Tech Friday, May 28, 5 p.m.

Apollo Friday, May 28, 8:30 p.m.

Ceremony will include recorded music showcasing band, orchestra, and choir students; live speeches including the senior speaker, principal, student-selected faculty member, and Superintendent Jett; awarding of individual diplomas; and presentation of Class of 2021.

Each graduate will receive eight tickets. Masks will be required but not social distancing.

Each ceremony will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.

In addition, an online virtual graduation ceremony will be available online on May 28 for:

  • Tech Class of 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • Apollo Class of 2021 at 8:30 p.m.

The plans are in alignment with current MDE and MDH guidelines but are subject to change.