GRADUATION REHEARSAL – June 5th starting in Ayer’s Gym 10:15
You must attend the rehearsal on Wednesday if you want to be in the ceremony on Thursday. The rehearsal will begin after the Senior Breakfast at about 10:15 a.m. and will last until approximately 12:30 p.m.
GRADUATION DAY—June 6th at 4:00pm
There will be one final rehearsal before the ceremony, if necessary. Students who do not arrive in time for the rehearsal may be dropped from the ceremony. A rehearsal is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. as needed. Graduates need to report to the main gymnasium by 3:00 p.m. with cap and gown (please don’t bring purses, cell phones, etc., as there are no pockets in the gowns).
Graduation is a formal occasion - please dress accordingly: shirts with collars, no shorts or cut-offs, no bare feet, no athletic shoes or other attire that would detract from the solemnity of the event. Photographs of all grads will be taken by a professional company. Proofs will be sent home with no obligation to buy.
During the ceremony as you march across the stage, you will be given a case for your diploma, but not the actual diploma. These will be waiting for you to pick up on the Green after the ceremony is over (approximately 6:00 p.m.). Don’t forget to pick it up! Diplomas not picked up after the ceremony will be available in the Guidance Office until the end of June. Invitations for graduation are not necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there will be no access to the field until 2:45 p.m. PARKING IS LIMITED. Please carpool! The city of Atherton WILL ticket illegally parked cars. Additional parking is available at SRI.
GRAD NIGHT PARTY—June 6th at 7:30 pm
The Safe & Sober Grad Night Party is sponsored by the PTA. Students must arrive at M-A's New Gym at 7:30 p.m. sharp on June 6th to load buses that will take them to venue. Students will return by bus Friday, June 7th at 3:00 a.m. Note: there will be little time between the end of the graduation ceremony and grad night check-in at M-A. Please plan family celebrations accordingly. The event is a surprise and the evening will be filled with fun, games, entertainment, food, drink, and more!
Only M-A graduates are invited to participate in this grad night celebration. To participate, students must submit a completed Grad Night Registration Form and Waiver, both of which can be found in the school office, the Guidance Center, at the bottom of this webpage, and on the PTA website. The cost is $120.00 per student. To purchase your ticket online, please click the link below labeled Online Grad Night Tickets Sales link or click http://www.mabearspta.org/events/grad-night/. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Marleen Zwiers.