Commencement for the DCHS Class of 2017 will be Friday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the football field.
DCHS Principal Kathy Bryant has announced a few reminders and changes this year.
“All graduates must sign-in and be present in the cafeteria by 6:00 pm on May 26th. Line-up will begin at 6:30 pm. Each graduate will be issued 4 tickets for families to sit in the white chairs provided on the field. No lawn chairs or camp chairs will be permitted this year. You must have a ticket to sit on the football field. All additional seating will be permitted in the stadium and bleacher area. More tickets will be available for the graduates after graduation practice,” said DCHS Principal Bryant.
“Graduation practice will be at 10:00 am on May 26th. Graduates must be present and on-time to walk the line. Any senior who needs credit recovery, must complete those credits by Friday to be permitted to walk the graduation line. Additionally, if your child has not taken the citizenship assessment, he or she will not be permitted to walk the line. Please have your child see Mrs. Debi DePriest immediately,” Principal Bryant continued.
“Life Touch will be providing photography for each graduate as they receive diplomas crossing the stage. Families will have a designated area away from the stage to take pictures of their graduates. Life Touch is contracted with us to be the sole provider of close-up graduate/receiving diploma photographs,” added Principal Bryant
“The Senior Walk will be this Friday, May 19th. Seniors must be in good-standing, have a signed permission slip, and have their caps and gowns in order to attend the field trip,” she said.
“Please call 615-597-4094 if you have any questions. Thank you and congratulations to all DeKalb County High School graduates and their families,” Principal Bryant concluded.
The commencement will feature a performance by the DCHS Chorus; an address to the Class by the President Madison Butler and Valedictorian Rachel Fuson; recognition of honor students; presentation of the White Rose and Citizenship Awards, and the awarding of diplomas.