June 11 Graduation Ceremonies
This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing information on how we will be celebrating the wonderful young men and women who comprise Leesville Road High School’s Class of 2020.
Earlier this morning, Superintendent Moore and Board Chair Sutton shared with the community that we will be doing multiple things to celebrate our seniors. The first part of our plan is to celebrate our seniors with a virtual graduation program. Another part of our plan is to have a celebration at each school that will honor our seniors, provide for a celebratory distribution of diplomas, etc. Finally, the district has not ruled out a further celebration as a larger group in the summer or fall but that will depend on changes in state and local social distancing guidelines.
Leesville Road High School’s Class of 2020 Celebration will be held Thursday, June 11 with the Diploma Drive-up Ceremony. This ceremony will begin at 8am and conclude at 4:30 pm with assigned times for each portion of the alphabet. Graduates and families will remain in cars until reaching the drop point where graduates, following social distancing guidelines will be able to come on stage, receive their diploma and commemorative gift, have a photo taken and then proceed back to the vehicle. More logistical details for our Diploma Drive-up Ceremony will be provided next week.
Leesville Road High School’s celebration of the Class of 2020 will continue with our Virtual Graduation Ceremony, which will broadcast June 11 at 8 pm. This production will include aspects of the traditional graduation program including student and principal speeches, the turning of tassels, and the calling of each senior’s name with a corresponding slide and picture. Closer to the graduation broadcast date, we will share avenues to access the ceremony via the school website. It will also be available after that time if that is more convenient for families and will be available for families to save the video.
As a part of the virtual graduation, each student will have a slide that shows their senior portrait, has their name, and shares if they are an honor graduate and/or a NC Scholar. Students will have a brief opportunity to review their slide and suggest updates and to verify content. On May 18, students will receive an email to their WCPSS email account giving them access to an online portal to review their information. Specifically,
- We will be using your senior portrait. If you choose to use another photo, you will need to log into the portal to make that change.
- If you prefer not to have your photo / name used in the slideshow, please let your principal know.
- The portal will open on May 20 at 8am and close on May 21 at 6pm. You will receive an email closer to the 20th with more information.
Thank you for your continued support of Leesville Road High School, where we take PRIDE in everything we do.