Class of 2024

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  • Graduation Tickets

    This year, graduating seniors will be given 10 tickets each to use for graduation.  Graduation will only be open to individuals with tickets; it will not be open to the public.

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Graduation Ceremony

  • The information displayed on this page is preliminary and is subject to change.  Please check back often for the latest updates and information.

    Graduation Ceremony

    Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM

    Procession will begin at approximately 6:00 PM

    A.J. Slye Memorial Stadium at North Stafford High School


    Please note the following:

    • For the Ceremony:
      • Graduates should arrive at 4:30 PM and enter the school through Door 25 (Library-Side Bus Ramp)
      • Graduates will check-in and then report to their designated classroom
      • Stadium gates will open at 5:00 PM for spectators

    Service animals are permitted to attend the event.  Please do not bring non-service animals to this event.

Graduation Ceremony Operating Status

  • The current graduation ceremony operating status is:

    On Time

    Last Updated on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 12:55 PM.

    An updated graduation ceremony operating status will be made available in this section.  The operating status will be changed from On Time to Delayed with an anticipated delayed start date and time.  Please monitor this Web page closely for the current graduation ceremony operating status in the event that severe weather postpones the event.

Senior Awards Ceremony

  • The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on May 8, 2024 at 6:00 PM in our high school's auditorium.  Students receiving an award will be provided with an invitation to the awards ceremony and information specific to the event. This event will be open to invited students and their families. 

Baccalaureate Service, Sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

  • The Baccalaureate Service, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will be May 5, 2024. Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM. This is a combined event that includes students from all five division high schools.  The location will be rotated to a different high school each year.  

    Baccalaureate is a one-hour religious service honoring the graduating class.  During the service, an address in the form of a sermon is delivered by a respected leader in the religious community.  This is an optional event and is not required.

    Please contact Ms. Washburn washburnkp@staffordschools.net or Ms. Collette collettear@staffordschools.net with any questions.

     

Last Day of School for Seniors/NSHS Senior Walk

  • Date: Monday, May 13, 2024

    Time: TBD

    The NSHS Senior Walk is an optional event and is not required.  

Honor Graduate Regalia

  • Honors Graduate Regalia will be handed to students during Wednesday's graduation practice on May 14th. This will include the following items:

    • Graduation caps and gowns for seniors who have not yet picked up these items

    • Honors regalia (including stoles and tassels)

    Please note that senior dues MUST be paid prior to receiving the cap and gown.  

    Honor Graduates:

    GPA Threshold:  3.8-3.999

    Regalia:  Honor Stole

    Distinguished Honor Graduates:

    GPA Threshold:  4.0-4.249

    Regalia:  Honor Stole and White Tassel

     

    Summa Cum Laude Graduates:

    GPA Threshold:  4.250 and Above

    Regalia:  Honor Stole and Gold Tassel

Graduation Practice & Cap and Gown Class Picture

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14th & Wednesday, May 15th

    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Graduation practice is mandatory for all seniors participating in the graduation ceremony.  Graduates MUST bring their cap and gown to practice! Graduation practice will be held on both Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th. The senior class cap and gown picture will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 8:00 AM.  All dues and debts MUST be paid in full prior to participating in graduation practice.  Uniforms must also be returned.

Senior Picnic/Decision Day

  • Our Senior Picnic will be held on May 1st from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in conjunction with National Decision Day at the A.J. Slye Memorial Stadium.  All seniors who have paid their class dues are invited to attend this event.

Items that May be Taken into the Graduation Ceremony

  • Our guests are allowed to bring the following items into the ceremony:

    • Water (glass bottles are prohibited)
      • Water will NOT be available at the ceremony!
    • Food
      • Food will NOT be available at the ceremony!
    • Purses/handbags
    • Video and flash photography capturing devices
    • Jackets and/or light blankets (for a possible cool morning)


    Our guests are prohibited from bringing the following items into the ceremony:

    • Noise making devices or tools to disrupt the ceremony
    • Tobacco and vaping products
    • Alcohol
    • Weapons
    • Umbrellas
    • Balloons
    • All other items that would obstruct the view of others

    All items brought into the ceremony may be subject to search by school officials and/or Sheriff deputies.

     

Parking and Guest Information

Graduation Questions and Answers

Ceremony Postponement Policy and Dress Code

  • Graduation Ceremony Postponement Policy

    The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00 AM.

    In the event of light rain with no threat of thunder, lightning, or heavy downpour, the ceremonies will proceed as scheduled in the stadium. In the event of severe weather, graduation ceremonies will be delayed.  Delay updates will be sent through social media, email, school website, and a robocall. 

     

    Dress Code
    Our graduation ceremony displays the great achievements of our students on this special day for them.  An appropriate dress code for our guests will be requested. 

    We ask our guests to carry out a business casual dress code.  This dress code allows for a variety of styles from khaki shorts and pants to a complete suit for males or a light spring dress for females.

    Please use your best judgment when determining the appropriate dress.  Please also consider possible humid weather conditions and temperatures for May.

    Jeans and t-shirts are discouraged from being worn.  
     
    Graduating Senior Dress Code
    The attire that should be worn underneath the cap and gown of our graduating seniors is the following:

    Ladies:

    • A dark dress or dress pants and blouse; dark dress shoes (flats or wedges)

    Gentlemen:

    • Dark dress pants; white collared shirt; tie (optional); dark dress shoes

    Flip-flops or sandals are not allowed to be worn.  Please keep in mind that the graduating senior will be walking on grassy areas and ladies are encouraged to wear flat shoes or wedges.

    The graduation gown may not be altered in any way.  If any changes are made to the gown, the changes will have to be removed before the ceremony or the graduate will not be able to participate.

Graduation Cap Decoration Guidelines

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