GRADUATION COMMENCMENT MEETING
GRAD ADVISOR-Mrs. Shapka
Meeting Date- Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Alix-MAC Library – 6:30 p.m.
For: All Grade 12 Students and Parents
Purpose of Meeting
Graduation Dates/Times- October 3rd, 2015
- Ceremony 3:00 p.m.
- Banquet 6:00 p.m.
Grad Account Balance- approx. $ 2,900
Handout Grad Invitations- up to 10 per Graduate
Cost - $ 30.00 per ticket ( Age: 11-Adult )
3 &Under- No Charge
- Tickets on sale starting the last week of August and are only available until September 14th, 2015!* Each Grad will be given TWO free Banquet Ticket paid for by fundraising.
- Cash or cheques- payable only to Alix-MAC Central
- Post dated no later than September 14th, 2015
- No refunds on pre paid tickets
Photos for the day of Grad- Group Photo Location-Lacombe Memorial Centre
Time – 1:45 p.m. Arrive 15 min’s early.
Group Photo will be taken by Lifetouch Canada- Each Grad will receive one free 8x10.
Master of Ceremonies at Grad __Mr. Riley Quance________________________
Master of Ceremonies at the Banquet __ Mr. Leland Pahl________________________
Grace __Mr. Gordon Schmidt
Toast to Grads __Mrs. Eleanor Henderson________________________________
Toasts to Parents __Kael Clark ___________________________
Reply to Parent Toast __Mr.&_Mrs. Pam/Darren Hiron_______________________
Toast to Alix-MAC Staff____Jared Baker_______________________
Reply to the Staff Toast _____Mr.Ward Boss____________________
O’Canada _Jared Baker&Justin Baker-Keyboard_______________________
Acknowledgements _ _Taylor Hiron ______ ____________________
Class Montage & Baby Photos _ _ Kael Clark__ __________________
Set up for Ceremony & Procedures
Time to arrive at the Memorial Centre- 2:45 p.m. inside the North Main Entrance Doors- towards the stairs. At that time, Graduates will be lined up with their escorts in the order they will be sitting on stage.
Reserved Tables are only available for Grads, Dignitaries and any Family with Guests who have purchased Banquet tickets. Please arrive early to see where you will be sitting.
* If special seating arrangements need to be made, please see Mrs. Shapka before September 14th. There are NO high chairs or booster seats available, please supply your own if bringing small children.
All other invited Guests NOT attending the Banquet will be seated at the back of the hall in rows of chairs. (These seats are on a first come basis.)
*Parents will be called up at the end of the Ceremony to escort their child off the stage and out the North Side Entrance of Banquet Room. (It will be the entrance with the White Arch Way in front of it).
Time and Place -6:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre- 5214 -50 Avenue Lacombe, AB
Graduates will sit with their families or Head Table?
Reserved tables for families- look for your families name on the place cards at each table.
A diagram of the Banquet table arrangements will be available before the Ceremony- See Mrs. Shapka for viewing it.
Songs-Grads- Hometown-Eric Church
Parent Song-Thanks Again-Ricky Skaggs
Colors- Black, Silver and White with colorful centerpieces
Theme- “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.-Confucius”
Set up for Banquet Room-Mrs. Plunkett, Mrs. Olsen, Mr. Boss and Mrs. Shapka
Grad Requirements- Gr. 12’s will not be able to participate in the Graduation Ceremonies, if they have not completed the necessary requirements-ex. Certificate of Achievement or High School Diploma.
All unpaid school fees must be paid in full, in order to participate in the Ceremony and Banquet.
Diploma marks will be in by August 24th- states Alberta Learning.
See Mrs. Helen Olson (School Secretary) for marks verification, if you have not received them in the mail by then.
Cap and Gowns photos have all be distributed to the Gr. 12 class. Ordering of photos is totally done by individual families at your convenience. Please see ordering instructions provided with your proofs.