WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
SENIORS – YOUR GRADUATION INFORMATION IS HERE!!!
June 27 - Graduation Day!!!!!
IMPORTANT UPDATE (click here for directions) - Based on our North Country’s phase in the COVID 19 reopening plan we are happy to announce that we are now able to host families of seniors along the parade route on our Watertown High School and Case Middle School campus this Sunday, June 28th.
The rain date for the parade is Sunday, June 28th. The rain date only affects the parade, the virtual ceremony will remain the same.
Graduation Parade at 11:00 am
It is VERY IMPORTANT for us to be able to celebrate our seniors together while being COVID compliant. Toward that end, we are going to have a 'together in our cars' parade with our seniors and some of their family.
Here are the details:
We would like each of our seniors to be in a vehicle driven by one of their parents/guardians. The senior should be in their cap and gown in the front passenger seat. Other family members that would like to be in the vehicle are welcome. We can only allow 1 vehicle per senior family to be in the parade as we have a class with over 200 students.
PLEASE decorate your car (or the larger one that you borrowed from your aunt or uncle 😃) in purple and white, with signs if you wish and MAKE SURE to have the graduates name prominently on the car (first and last name please).
Click Here for Car Parade streaming LIVE on our FACEBOOK page
We will meet at 10:30 am in the middle parking lot behind the North Country Orthopedic Group and in front of the Samaritan Family Medical Center (special thank you to SMC!). This is just up the hill from the high school to the south. We will have staff there to help get everyone parked and lined up. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CARS. Roll your windows down, talk to friends from your seat, but stay in your car and be ready to roll promptly at 11:00 am.
At 11a.m. we will start the parade down to the CASE, HS, Wiley campus where the teachers and staff from all across the district will be waiting to celebrate our seniors. We will also have 4 Runningboards trucks there and we are hoping to have one of the local radio stations helping us out with our music so that all of our students, families, and Runningboards vehicles can be celebrating with the same playlist. We will be taking video/pictures with drones of the parade, along with ground shots. The parade will not be open to the public in order to comply with COVID health measures, so we will be live streaming it to the community. We expect the parade to take about an hour. At the conclusion of the parade, as each car exits the school grounds, we are asking that each family head back to the big screen of their choosing (home, cottage, etc) and settle in with some good food, and cold drinks to watch the online graduation ceremony. We hope that the graduates will keep on their robes, mortarboards (hat), and be ready for the tassel turning and pronouncement portion of the ceremony.
Graduation Ceremony online at 1:30 pm (link will be coming soon)
We will start with a montage of pictures that would normally be part of our senior class day celebration. Then we will transition into the traditional processional music. From there, we will have the speeches, any special honors, and then the reading of the names of the graduates. As we read the names of the graduates, we will feature the pictures that we took at the June 3, 4, 5 photo sessions on the stage. We will have the turning of the tassels along with the graduation proclamation from the superintendent.
We will be mailing diplomas home along with a DVD of the ceremony and parade to each of our seniors.