Graduation 2018

The Graduation Ceremony and Celebration for the 2018 Graduating class will be held on May 26, 2018.  The Ceremony will be held at Northlands from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. The Celebration will be held from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. 

Important Dates

Graduation Ring Sale – September 2017

Grad Wear Sales – November 2017

Initial Grad list posted – December 20, 2017

Grad Pictures – December 4 - 19, 2017.  Retakes at ICON Studio

Semester 1 Diploma Exams – January 11 – 30, 2018

Grad Photo Retakes – March 5 – 6, 2018

Second Grad List – March 14, 2018

Grad Meetings – March 14, 2018

Baby Pictures Due – April 3, 2018

Yearbook Quotes Due – April 6, 2018

Third Grad List – April 18, 2018

Ticket Sales – On the PowerSchool Parent Portal – April 19 – May 4, 2018

Ticket pickup/Seating Selection/Checking of Slides – April 30 – May 4, 2018 at lunch.

Final Grad list – May 13, 2018

Grad Gown Pickup – May 22 – 24, 2018 at lunch

Rehearsal – Mandatory Rehearsal May 25, 2018 at 3:30 at the school.

GRADUATION DAY – MAY 26, 2018

Semester 2 Diploma Exams - June 13 – 28, 2018

Graduation Cost and Ticket Information

We are excited to welcome all of our graduands and their families to a celebration of their high school years. There will be a formal Commencement Ceremony followed by a Celebration Gala. The Celebration Gala will start with a Grand March and then, as is tradition, graduands will have the formal opportunity to dance with their escort and parent. Light refreshments will be served during the Celebration Gala and guests will have the opportunity to socialize, dance and admire the graduands in their finest. We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your family.

The breakdown of costs is based on 350 graduands.

Commencement Ceremony

Rental of Hall D (Northlands)             $ 8663

Lights, Sound (Northlands)                $29,000

Ceremony Supplies                           $ 6575

Ceremony Total                              $44,238

 

Celebration Gala

Rental of Hall E     (Northlands)          $14,333

Light refreshments (1400 people)       $32,000

Security (Northlands)                         $ 200

Decorations etc.                                $ 5800

DJ etc.                                              $ 2650

Celebration Total                             $54983                                         

 

Grand Total                                      $99,221

-Grad Fees                                         $28,000 ($80 X 350 grads)

Balance  required                             $71,221 

This year our graduands will not be charged any additional fees in order to support all of our students attending all aspects of graduation. Tickets for the Commencement Ceremony will be $20 per person. The additional cost to attend the Celebration Gala will be $30 per person.  Thus, for a guest to attend both the Commencement Ceremony and the Celebration Gala the cost will be $50. 

The prices above were calculated based on an average of a 5.8 guests per graduand attending the ceremony.  Of those 5.8 guests, 2.9 guests per graduand attended the celebration:

Ceremony:                                            5.8 X $20 X 350    = $40,600

Celebration (additional cost):                  2.9 X $30 X 350    = $30,450             

Total                                                                                   $71,050

Cost comparison: Last year the cost to attend the Commencement Ceremony was $15 per person. An additional $85 per graduand and guest was charged to attend the Celebration Gala. This year, with the changes we have made, costs have been significantly reduced to attend our graduation program.  This change allows families to choose their own dinner location upon leaving the Celebration Gala.

Attending both ceremony and celebration:

  • A grad and a parent:

Last year                 $185                     This year                 $50

  • A grad and three guests:

Last year                 $385                     This year                $150

  • A grad and seven guests:

Last year                $785                      This year                 $350

Guests attending various aspects of graduation:

  • A grad with three guests attending both aspects and three guests for the ceremony only:

Last year                $430                      This year                $210

  • A grad with seven guests for the whole day and three additional guests for the ceremony only:

Last year                $830                      This year                $410

myPass

Diploma Exam result statements are now only available through myPass

Students will now need to retrieve their exam results through myPass—a self‑service website for high school students. Result statements for Diploma Exams are now available exclusively online using myPass. Printed results statements will no longer be mailed.

myPass enables high school students to:

  • access their Results Statement;
  • view their demographic information;
  • view their Detailed Academic Report (DAR);
  • view their progress toward their diploma or certificate; and
  • order and pay for a transcript.

Specific information on how to sign up for myPass will be provided to all students who are registered to write diploma examinations.

For more information visit: https://education.alberta.ca/students/transcripts/online.aspx

Grad 2018 Remind Account Information

Click the link to join the FaceyGrad18 Remind Account. You will receive up to date Grad 2018 information as it becomes available!

https://remind.com/join/gg8ah9

Grad Wear 2018

Bev Facey Grad Wear 2018

Grad Student Council will have sample sizing and order form information available during the lunch hour in the main entry of the school November 6-9 and November 20-23.

All orders are due no later than NOVEMBER 24th at 1:00PM

PAYMENTS can be made on ACORN or DEBIT in the main office.

 

GRAD WEAR ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP DEC 20, 21 and 22 DURING LUNCH NEAR THE MAIN OFFICE

Grad Photos

Graduation Portrait Grad Photo Retakes are scheduled for March 5 – 6th