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Graduation Information

Graduation Ceremony Info
 
Graduation will be on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 pm at the Sulphur High School stadium.  Parents and students will park on the east side of the stadium (visitor's side) and parents will enter through the southeast gate and walk across to the west  side (home side) to be seated.  Graduates will walk in the northeast gate and will be lined up in two rows.  
 
The two rows will process to the center of the field, turn right and then process to the front of the chairs.  There will be chairs set up in the center for faculty that the graduates will walk on either side of.  The right row will turn right and fill up the first 6 chairs in rows 1 & 2 and then the first five chairs in rows 3, 4, and 5.  The left row of graduates will turn left and do the same.  There will be large white envelopes on each chair with the graduate's name on them.  
 
Once the ceremony is over and the graduates have retrieved their caps (if they tossed them) they will exit out of the northwest gate and walk back around to the parking lot.  There will be a table there that they will collect their two roses from.  Parents will exit out of the southeast gate which is where they entered.  
 
Gates will open at 4:15 pm and graduates are required to be there NO LATER THAN 4:30 pm so they can be searched and lined up in the proper order.  Students will not be allowed to bring cell phones onto the field with them.  No food or drink is allowed onto the field.  No heels of any type can be worn on the field.  Flats or wedges will be the only shoes permitted.  
 
The ceremony will be livestreamed from the CPSB-TV Facebook page.  
 
Below is a copy of the letter that was mailed to all seniors on Thursday, May 14.  
 

Dear Graduates and Parents:

Congratulations! That long-awaited time will soon be here. Each of you has worked very hard to reach this milestone. We are sending this letter as a reminder for you to make final preparations for graduation. Bell City High School graduation is Wednesday, May 20th at 5:00 pm at Matt Walker Stadium at Sulphur High School. Graduates should be at the stadium no later than 4:30 p.m.

Graduates should dress at or above the regular school dress code policy. Boys should wear dress slacks and a nice dress shirt. Girls should wear dress slacks or a dress. No blue jeans or flip flops will be allowed.  No heels of any size may be worn on the stadium field.  Wedges or flats will be the only type of shoe allowed.  Graduation gowns and hats should not be decorated in any fashion. 

Each graduate will have 4 tickets to invite guests.  No other individuals will be allowed in the stadium.  Each senior will receive 2 roses to present to family members at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony. To eliminate any confusion, we will not accept or hold any other flowers from seniors.

All Seniors are asked to report to the Big Gym on Tuesday, May 19th at 8:00 am to pick up your graduation tickets and personal items.  At this time, you will return your parking pass and all books returned to the appropriate classroom or library and receive the white 2020 stole that is part of your graduation outfit as well as any honor cords or stoles you are entitled to. We will also share important information such as seating, dress code, etc.  The school office will have the list of any debts owed (lunch, class dues, book fees, club fees, etc.).   All debts, fees, and books are due that day as well.  All student debts must be paid in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

            After picking up tickets, all seniors are invited to a breakfast at the home of Kallan Conner.  The senior slide show will not be allowed to be shown at the graduation ceremony.  However, each senior will receive a copy of the slide show along with other pertinent documents at the conclusion of the ceremony. The slide show will be shown at the breakfast and senior parents are invited to attend. 

Finally, we would like to also remind each student that graduation should and will be treated as a solemn and honorable ceremony. Please do not jeopardize the opportunity to participate in your graduation ceremony that you’ve worked so hard to earn. Should you have questions concerning graduation, please feel free to contact us concerning any of these issues.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. R. Scott Nunez

Mr. Jason Leonards

Mr. Jason Foolkes