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Kennedy Graduation 2019
Carol Seal, Secretary
UPCOMING SENIOR EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Bloomington Senior Achievement Awards – Monday, April 22, 2019
Bloomington School District will honor seniors from both Kennedy and Jefferson for their achievement on Monday, April 22nd at the Airport Hilton. All students being recognized have been contacted. The event registration begins at 5:30pm, with the program and dinner beginning at 6:30pm. The award categories include Leadership, Curricular Excellence, Artistic Excellence and Volunteerism.
Commencement Speaker Tryouts – Wednesday- May 1, 2019
There will be two seniors to deliver formal addresses at the graduation ceremony. All seniors are encouraged to try out. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at 2:30pm in the Eagle Conference Room. If necessary, callbacks will be Thursday, May 2nd at 2:30pm in the Auditorium.
Evening of Excellence – Monday, May 13, 2019
Seniors are recognized for academic achievement and as scholarship recipients. The event is held on Monday, May 13th at 6:00pm in Kennedy’s cafeteria.
Deadline: Graduation Payment – Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The graduation fee for this year is $60.00 per student. Please send payment of $60.00 to Carol Seal in the Dean’s Office by Wednesday, May 15th. We will accept cash or checks made payable to ISD#271. We do not have the ability to accept credit or debit cards. Students interested in setting up a payment plan should see Carol Seal in the Dean’s Office.
Cap and Gown Distribution - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Cap and gowns are provided by the District, and will be handed out Wednesday, May 15th during Advisory. Students who have outstanding financial obligations, textbooks from previous classes, or overdue library books will not be able to pick up their cap and gown until this is resolved. Students will be given four tickets at the gown distribution. However, unlimited seating is available in the three Pod areas for additional guests.
Graduation Rehearsal – Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at 3:00pm in the Activity Center. Participation at rehearsal is MANDATORY, to ensure commencement goes as smoothly as possible. Students who do not participate in the rehearsal will not be allowed to participate in the Tuesday evening commencement ceremony.
Last Day for Seniors – Wednesday, May 30, 2019
The last day of school for seniors will be Wednesday, May 30, 2019.
Graduation Ceremony –Thursday, May 30, 2019
Commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00pm. The event will be hosted at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.
Click here for directions and parking information. Parent buses will be made available for a $5.00 fee per rider (children ages 5 and under ride free). Registration forms can be viewed/downloaded here. Please return the registration form and payment to Carol Seal in the Dean’s Office by Wednesday, May 29th.
Ceremony to be streamed live on BEC-TV
Senior All Night Party –Thursday, May 30, 2019
Graduation Evening Photographs – MVP Photography
For your benefit, we have made arrangements with Matt Vollum and MVP Photography to have photos taken of every graduate when he/she receives their diploma.
We feel this service will enable all parents to have a picture of their graduate while providing a dignified atmosphere. Parents are encouraged to relax in their seats and limit their personal picture taking to after the ceremony.
The 2019 graduate’s photos can be found at www.MVPgrad.com beginning on June 3rd.