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Graduation tickets are being handed out on 5/10, 5/11, and 5/12 at lunch. Every senior is receiving 4 tickets. These tickets will have important meaning if we are unable to have graduation at ODAC. If the ceremony is forced to be inside the ticket will be the only way family members will be able to enter the North Gym.
If we are moved inside for graduation, due to weather, only 4 seats are available for senior guests in the gym. Overflow seating will be located in the south gym where the ceremony will be live streamed. Also, the live stream will be available online from any computer on the internet.
Requests for handicap seating must be made through Kathy Stanley in the front office. Seniors will need to turn a ticket in for a handicap ticket. Olathe North only has the availability for 80 handicap spots. Therefore we are asking if you request a handicap space in the North gym that all other guests sit in the bleachers. We will accommodate those that need to sit together in the handicap section if space is available. This is a first come, first serve opportunity.
Graduation Practice is 8:15 in the Olathe North Commons on Friday 5/19/17. Please make sure you have the following items taken care of.
1) Go to www.mypaymentsplus.com or Renee Hambleton (Olathe North Bookkeeper) to ensure that all fees have been submitted and paid.
2) Make sure all Jostens orders are in so you can receive your cap and gown after graduation practice.
3) Senior picnic will follow graduation practice. A separate blog will be completed with Senior picnic information early next week.
4) Please see the other blog in the newsletter section that speaks to the outdoor graduation.
On Sunday 5/21/17 all graduating seniors must report to Olathe North by 12:00pm. Graduates will report to assigned classrooms that they will receive at graduation practice. The graduates will load busses headed for ODAC at 12:45pm. We will arrive at ODAC at 1:15pm to line up for the procession into the stadium.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Mr. Herman recommends that graduates are dropped of at Olathe North at 12:00pm and catch a ride home with family from ODAC after the graduation. We will have 15 one way busses to ODAC, if your graduate needs a ride back to Olathe North after the graduation they will need to sign up for the return bus ride at graduation practice. We will only hold as many busses needed to return students to Olathe North after the graduation.
After the graduation is completed, graduates will have a recession out of the stadium to return their red stole and receive their diploma. Graduates and families then have the opportunity to return to the football stadium for pictures. We will clear ODAC at 4:30 so that Olathe South can prepare for their graduation that evening.
Keep checking the newsletter blogs for more information about graduation.