Dear Senior Families,
On Saturday June 3, 2023, The Graham School’s Class of 2023 will be celebrating its graduation. Throughout these trying times, it has been an adventure, a challenge, but always a privilege to work with your student. As graduation day approaches, we want you to be aware of the schedule of senior activities celebrating the achievements of our students. We have also included information on mandatory participation of various events and graduation fees; and have attached a calendar of events. Please make note of the information, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Timeline for Seniors:
April 3rd – All outstanding PE and Health credits will be due.
April 20th – Final Senior Seminars (Senior Passage Blogs will be due).
April 27th – 12:30-2:30 – Mandatory Senior Graduation Meeting at Graham
April 28th - 7:00-10:00pm - Prom at Mozart’s Cafe
May 17th – 8:00-3:30 – Required CPR training and Symposium Practice
May 24th – Required Symposium Practice (by appointment)
May 31st - 8:00-3:30 - Senior Symposium Presentations and Award Ceremony
Graham graduates do not just walk across a stage and receive a diploma. On Wednesday May 31, seniors will present their symposiums to the parents, mentors, and the underclassmen of Graham from 9 until 12. Symposium presentations are the reflective stories of seniors detailing their lives at Graham, their walkabouts, and their futures. We encourage making arrangements to attend your student’s final symposium. Exact times on the 31st will be given to each student before then.
June 2nd – 1:00-2:30 – Graduation Rehearsal at Tree of Life Northridge Campus (935 Northridge Rd., Columbus, 43224)
Saturday, June 3rd – Graduation!
On Saturday, June 3rd we will begin the day with our graduation breakfast and senior videos from 10:00 - 12:00 (seniors and staff only) at The Graham School. Between 12:00-1:00 seniors and families will travel to the graduation ceremony at Tree Of Life School, where the commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 1pm. No tickets will be necessary to attend our graduation. We will be holding the graduation ceremony in the gym at the school.
The graduation fee this year will be $50. This fee goes toward graduation processing and venue expenses, as well as the cost of the caps and gowns. Please make your check payable to ‘The Graham School’, and note “graduation fee” in the memo. We ask that this payment be given to the front desk no later than May 15. You can also pay online through the TGS website school store using this link: https://tinyurl.com/tgsgradfee.
Failure to participate in mandatory senior events may result in not walking at graduation. We look forward to sharing this significant and joyful time with you. Should you have any questions or concerns between now and graduation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Kevin Elliott, Senior Crew Leader [email protected]
Randi Channel, Senior Crew Leader [email protected]
Kelsey Penrose, Senior Intervention Specialist [email protected]
Mary Slaback, Senior Walkabout Director [email protected]