Dear Parents or Guardians:
That time of year is almost here, graduation! Graduation is rapidly approaching and we want to make sure the process goes as smooth as possible. Please remember, per Principal Mr. Shapiro, if students do not meet all their graduation requirements, they ARE NOT allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
• Caps, Gowns, and Tickets Pickup Day
o The official caps, gowns, and tickets pickup day will be on Tuesday, April 30th during the lunch periods from 10:15 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Students must have these items completed in order to be able to pick up their cap and gown: (1) Civics exam, (2) fee paid, and (3) senior exit survey (https://tinyurl.com/mps-senior-exit-2019).
o Students and parents/guardians are able to pick these items up. After this day, I can’t guarantee my availability therefore please contact me before coming to the school to pick them up if you can’t make it. The last day to pick up cap and gown will be Tuesday May 14th, which is also the day of graduation rehearsal.
• Senior Final Exams
o Final exams will be held prior to graduation in order to ensure that students have met all the graduation requirements. Final exams for seniors will be on Wednesday May 15th, Thursday May 16th, and Friday May 17th.
• Graduation Ceremony/Fees
o Graduation will be held on May 21st at 1:00 PM at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena located downtown. Students are required to have a purple cap and gown ordered through the school in order to participate. Students will receive (10) tickets for graduation and an additional (2) tickets if they have completed their FAFSA. Families are allowed to arrive (1) hour prior but no earlier. Formal dress is encouraged and balloons will NOT be allowed in the building.
o The graduation fee is $100 and this includes the cost of the cap and gown. Students will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if the graduation fee has not been paid. If your student is not participating in the graduation, the fee will be $15 to cover the cost of the diploma and diploma cover.
• Graduation Rehearsal
o Graduation rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 11:30 AM in the gymnasium. It is mandatory and there will be important updates announced at this time.
o Diplomas will be available for pickup approximately (2) weeks after graduation. Please contact the school at 414-212-2400 to make sure they are available.