Graduation Dress Code
March with Dignity
Decorum and Behavior
You have worked for twelve years to reach this turning point. A dignified graduation is the best gift you can bestow upon family, friends and yourself.
Participating in commencement activities, including graduation, is a choice. You do not have to march.
If there is any evidence that a senior has been drinking, using drugs, or behaving inappropriately before any graduation event, that senior will not be allowed to march with the class. In effect, that senior has forfeited the right to participate in any commencement event. In addition, all school rules are in effect during marching practices and events leading up to commencement events. (If you are suspended for any reason, you might not march).
When you march, you are marching not just for yourself, but more importantly for your classmates, for your family and friends, for your classmates’ family and friends, for those who have come before you, and those who will follow you.
Put yourself last in importance and your classmates first in importance during commencement. Graduation is a shared experience.
Required dress code for all graduation related events:
dress shirts (with collars)
ties, dark slacks (no jeans), dark socks
dark shoes ( no sneakers, basketball shoes, sandals).
Dresses or skirts which do not hang below the graduation gown, dress slacks and dress top
Dark shoes (no sneakers). Low heels, no clogs.
stockings are optional.
“ The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...church...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with everyone...we are in charge of our attitudes.” - Charles Swindoll.