We’re not letting the COVID-19 pandemic keep us from celebrating our seniors who have earned their high school diplomas this year.
This spring has been tough for our graduates, their families and our staff for many reasons, just one of which is the fact that many of the ways they normally celebrate – like prom – have been cancelled due to the virus. With that in mind, we wanted to do something memorable to mark their accomplishment, even though a traditional commencement isn’t possible.
The Class of 2020 made it clear that they wanted some version of an in-person graduation ceremony, rather than entirely virtual. In light of ongoing public health concerns, we are hosting and filming commencements in the auditorium at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts for each high school throughout June. Groups of graduates get to “walk the stage” in front of a small gathering of family members, get their diplomas and be honored by their principal and Dr. Bedell. We are also filming speeches and special performances. These ceremonies will then be broadcast on KCPS-TV in late July. We will be sharing that broadcast schedule as soon as it is finalized. Stay tuned!
KCPS Class of 2020 Commencement Filming Schedule: (These events are by invitation only, in order to ensure proper social distancing. This restriction includes KCPS staff.)
• June 5 – Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
• June 10 – Southeast High School
• June 11 – Central High School
• June 16 – Northeast High School
• June 18-19 – Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
• June 23-25 – East High School