Check out Milwaukee-area high schools graduation plans


The coronavirus has affected practically each facet of day by day life, together with training. It particularly has affected the way in which excessive colleges honor their seniors, as they’ve needed to provide you with different options to their conventional commencement ceremonies.

Here’s a checklist of what Milwaukee space excessive colleges have deliberate for commencement, a minimum of tentatively. This checklist will probably be up to date as extra info turns into obtainable.

Arrowhead Excessive College: Superintendent Laura Myrah mentioned it is going to be a number of days earlier than the varsity’s commencement plans are able to be confirmed. 

Brookfield East and Central excessive colleges: The commencement ceremony has been moved to July 26 at an undetermined location. If an in-person ceremony can’t be held, a digital ceremony is deliberate, additionally for July 26. College students receiving their diplomas, speeches, musical numbers and extra will probably be recorded upfront to be used through the digital commencement. 

Brown Deer Excessive College: The Brown Deer College District is seeking to postpone the occasion, however has dedicated to host a ceremony when the pandemic restrictions are lifted. 

Franklin Excessive College: An in-person commencement ceremony is scheduled for two p.m. July 19 at Miller Park. The plans are tentative based mostly upon the newest pointers and restrictions on in-person gatherings at the moment. If the Miller Park ceremony is canceled, the varsity will host a digital ceremony.  

Germantown Excessive College:  The Germantown College District is making ready for a number of eventualities, together with a digital or dwell streamed ceremony. Superintendent Jeff Holmes mentioned they hope to convey a plan for board consideration on Could 18. He mentioned choices rely on the result of the Wisconsin Supreme Court docket’s determination in relation to the safer-at-home order.

Grafton Excessive College: The Grafton College District needs to carry an in-person ceremony. It surveyed dad and mom, asking for July and early August dates in addition to what dad and mom noticed as being a very powerful points of the ceremony. The survey closed Could 1, and the district was to be reviewing the info Could 4. Grafton Superintendent Jeff Nelson mentioned he hopes to have a date set by the top of the week of Could 4.

Greendale Excessive College: The district has rescheduled in-person ceremonies for July 18 if gatherings are allowed by then. 

Greenfield Excessive College: Superintendent Lisa Elliott mentioned her district is taking the Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers’s particular steerage on graduations into consideration in figuring out commencement ceremony plans. 

Hamilton Excessive College: The college is planning an out of doors ceremony for six p.m. July 24, climate allowing. Spectators will probably be restricted based mostly on social distancing pointers in place at the moment. It will likely be live-streamed on-line and within the Hamilton High quality Arts Middle social distancing pointers enable. In case of inclement climate, the ceremony will probably be held for graduates solely, no spectators, within the high quality arts heart, on the similar time. This ceremony may also be dwell streamed. A choice on whether or not the ceremony will probably be held exterior or within the HFAC will probably be made by midday July 23. Plans are topic to vary or cancellation, based mostly on state and well being division suggestions and necessities in place.

Homestead Excessive College: The district despatched out a survey to college students, dad and mom and guardians the week of April 27 about an alternate commencement plan; directors will develop a plan based mostly on the survey outcomes. The college hopes to have choices made in early Could.

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Kettle Moraine Excessive College: Kettle Moraine is internet hosting a digital commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. June 14, the initially scheduled date for this yr’s graduation workout routines. Particular particulars will probably be despatched to seniors and their households. 

Milwaukee Public Faculties: A spokesman for Milwaukee Public Faculties mentioned the district will maintain digital graduations solely, however that particulars weren’t instantly obtainable.

Mukwonago Excessive College: The college has rescheduled its June 7 commencement ceremony at Miller Park to Aug. 2. 

New Berlin West, New Berlin Eisenhower excessive colleges: Commencement ceremonies are tentatively rescheduled for July 3, with a rain date of Aug. 1 within the case of inclement climate. The district is constant to work out particulars, together with instances. 

Oak Creek Excessive College: Like Franklin, Oak Creek has scheduled a commencement ceremony at Miller Park. Oak Creek’s is scheduled for July 18. 

Oconomowoc Excessive College: The college district plans to share particulars about senior recognition occasions, together with commencement, quickly. 

Pewaukee Excessive College – Pewaukee has rescheduled commencement for July 31. Superintendent Mike Cady mentioned they hope to have the ability to do it in particular person, “however what which means and what that appears like stays to be seen.” Along with commencement, the district is planning methods to acknowledge seniors, nearly and on social media. 

Shorewood Excessive College: The district hopes to have a call by early Could., however it can doubtless transfer ahead with digital choices. If the chance presents itself to additionally do an in-person ceremony, the district will do this too, however has not set any dates but.

St. Francis Excessive College: A automobile parade is deliberate for June 12. College students will enhance their autos and “Pomp and Circumstance” will probably be performed out of the again of a truck. The college will work with the St. Francis Police and Fireplace departments to shut off a parade route, based on principal Michael Lewandowski. An in-person, out of doors and socially distanced ceremony is deliberate for July 31. If the state’s safer-at-home order just isn’t lifted by then, the ceremony would transfer to Jan. 2, 2021, at the highschool. Lewandowski mentioned planning for the Jan. 2 ceremony has not begun but, saying there are “far too many circumstances that may change between from time to time.”

Waukesha North, South and West high colleges: The college district has rescheduled in-person ceremonies for the morning of July 18. The ceremonies will happen outdoor on the soccer fields; graduates will probably be standing/seated inside 6 toes of each other. Company will probably be restricted, and the ceremonies will probably be live-streamed for individuals who are unable or favor to not attend in particular person. Instances for every ceremony could differ.

Wauwatosa East and West excessive colleges: The Wauwatosa College District is planning a digital celebration June 7. Moreover, an in-person ceremony is being mentioned for July. 

Whitefish Bay Excessive College: The Whitefish Bay College District is engaged on numerous plans for commencement, relying upon allowable group sizes. Choices embody teams as small as 100, growing as much as 1,500+ (conventional ceremony), doubtless in early August. The district is contemplating numerous venues, climate, the necessity to probably restrict friends and social distancing necessities. Whitefish Bay Excessive College principal Amy Levek intends to launch extra particular info by mid-Could. 

Contact Alec Johnson at (262) 875-9469 or Comply with him on Twitter at @AlecJohnson12.

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