MCPS Prepares For High School Graduation Ceremonies This Week
The Washington Grizzly Stadium on the UM campus will once again be the setting for MCPS graduation ceremonies this week.
MCPS Public Information Officer Hatton Littman provided details for the weekend’s activities.
“We will start these ceremonies Thursday afternoon with Willard High School and they will start at 4 pm,” Littman said. “On Friday we will be hosting the Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel ceremonies, all at Washington Grizzly Stadium. Then, on Sunday June 6, our Seeley Swan High School will host their graduation ceremony in their school auditorium.
This year’s graduation ceremony will be significantly larger than last year, with each student receiving more tickets for family and friends.
“This year we were really excited to be able to provide 10 tickets for each graduate,” she said. “So graduates could really include anyone as long as they didn’t exceed 10 guests. We were so grateful that the University of Montana worked with us and allowed us to use their online ticketing system, so everyone was reasonably spaced. Each group of 10 will be seated in small groups of two very close to each other, then the next group of 10 will be at least six feet apart. “
As for the opening speakers, Littman provided a few details.
“All schools have student lecturers, so you will usually see class presidents and students who have served to some extent as leaders of their school speaking at their events,” she said. “One of the schools has an external speaker and that’s Hellgate High School. In the past, they have had some very illustrious speakers, such as former Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Senator Jon Tester.
Littman asks everyone driving to the event to be careful while driving on campus.
“We certainly appreciate that the whole city of Missoula recognizes our graduates and celebrates with them, so we hope everyone will,” she said. “We don’t know exactly how the UM campus police will handle traffic, but we are just asking people to be careful and cautious when moving around campus that day, as there will be a lot of traffic. additional traffic. “
Littman has said this will be his last interview as MCPS Director of Communications, and KGVO wishes him well.