Graduation Information

CLASS OF 2024 GRADUATION - PRACTICE AND CEREMONY

  Saint Martin's University

  June 13, 2024

 

GRADUATION PRACTICE:  Students need to arrive by 10am in the Pavilion. Don't be late!

 

CEREMONY:  Graduates arrive by 6:00pm.  Ceremony is at 7:00pm.

 

Starting on June 3

GPA HONOR CORDS - Seniors with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester of their senior year will have the opportunity to wear an honor cord during the graduation ceremony. Unfortunately we cannot round up on GPAs. Cords are optional and my be purchased in the Main Office during lunches, before school, and after school. Cost is $8.00 with card or exact cash.

Gold Honor Cord:       3.750 - 4.000
Silver Honor Cord:     3.500 - 3.749
Bronze Honor Cord:  3.000 - 3.499


SPSCC Running Start Associate Degree candidate cords can only be purchased at SPSCC.

              June 3

NIGHT OF STARS   Scholarship and award recipients have been notified.  Event will be in the OHS PAC.

5:30pm Alumni Walk of Fame (optional for students)

6-7pm   Alumni Celebration & Reception (optional for students)

7pm       Awards program - OHS Foundation Scholarships will be presented along with Alumni Hall of Fame nominees

As soon as possible

Set your ATTENDING COLLEGE in Naviance to let us know where to send your final transcript

View the video here if you need help

 June 5 BACCALAUREATE  This non-denominational celebration will be at St. Michael's Church at 7pm.  This event is hosted by the Senior Parents (not OHS).  Students should wear their caps & gowns.
 June 6 SENIOR CHECK OUT FORMS will be available
 June 11

MORNING ACTIVITIES 

  • Elementary School Walk:  Students should wear caps & gowns.
  • Senior Breakfast:  9:15am in the OHS Commons - do not wear cap & gown.
  • Senior Assembly:  In the OHS Gym after breakfast.  Wear Senior or Bear Wear.
              June 11 after the Senior Assembly

GRADUATION TICKETS  – Pick up by Graduating Senior only.
Seniors may have up to 6 tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.
To receive tickets students must obtain all staff signoffs on the Senior Checkout Form:

  • Library - turn in all textbooks and library books
  • Library - turn in all OSD assigned technology
  • ASB or Main Office - pay all fines and fees 
  • Counseling / College & Career Readiness Center
    • Graduation Requirements met
    • High School and Beyond Plan met
    • Senior Exit Survey completed
    • Naviance college list updated
 June 13 at 10am GRADUATION PRACTICE FOR STUDENTS AT SAINT MARTIN'S PAVILION Do not wear cap & gown.  

June 13

GRADUATION AT SAINT MARTIN'S  
Seniors must arrive by 6:00pm at Saint Martin's in the Worthington Center.  Ceremony starts at 7:00pm.

  • Students - Only bring small items you can keep in pockets.  There is no storage for bags or anything else during the ceremony.  Leave items in the car or give to a parent/guest to hold for you.
  • Seats may not be saved in the Pavilion for guests.  First come, first served.
  • Handicapped seating is available, seated on the floor behind the graduates for the individual and one caregiver.
  • The Graduation ceremony will be live streamed and the link is available on the OHS Homepage.
  • O’Connor Photography will be taking pictures of the diploma presentation. Parents/guests are not allowed to come down on the floor to take pictures. 
  • Caps can be decorated and only OHS approved stoles, cords, and medals can be worn.  Students will be asked to remove other items unless they have been approved by Mr. Grant ahead of time for their cultural celebrations.
  • Balloons and leis are not permitted inside the Pavilion.  Save those for afterwards!

 

LIVE STREAMING GRADUATION 

Pavilion will be live streamed on the OSD Facebook Live page Like and follow for updates also check back for photo albums and recording of graduation.

  

PHOTOS

We ask that you do not approach the stage to take photos of your student. 

Professional photos can be purchased AFTER GRADUATION through:

LINK:  O'Connor Photography 

 

June 13

GRAD NIGHT PARTY  Students will load buses immediately after graduation.  This activity is sponsored by Senior parents.

July 12

FINAL TRANCRIPTS will be mailed out.

 

 

DIPLOMAS

Seniors do not receive their diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony;  they will be handed only the diploma cover as they walk across the stage. Diplomas will be mailed to home addresses as shown in Skyward Family Access. BE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IN SKYWARD IS CORRECT.

 

 

GRADUATION ATTIRE  > Video 

  • Students in the graduation ceremony wear Jostens graduation attire ~ navy blue caps and gowns, tassels, and a 2024 white stole.
  • If you are still in need of Jostens items,  you must contact your COUNSELOR. Nothing will be available for sale on Graduation day. 
  • The only ornamentations allowed are OHS approved cords and medallions.
  • Students are allowed to decorate their caps, yet keep within school dress code guidelines
  • Students may not wear or carry leis, flowers, or any other decoration during the ceremony. *See Principal Grant for cultural exceptions.