Graduation 2019

Commencement for the Class of 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Music Center at Strathmore

Leading up to the big event, the Senior Class has a variety of special events and deadlines to make note of. In addition, we list reminders and information so you can plan for Commencement.

This page will be updated frequently with new information and important reminders. Please bookmark so you can easily return for the latest details!

Important Deadlines and Dates

Date Event Audience Notes/Location
15-Feb-19 Graduation Ticket Survey E-mailed Home Parents
16-Feb-19 Yearbook Parent Recongition Adds Due Parents
27-Feb-19 Graduation Ticket Survey Due Parents
22-Mar-19 Senior/Faculty Basketball Game (1:30pm) Seniors/Staff Athletic Center
10-Apr-19 Senior Habitat Trips Information Night (6:30pm) Seniors/Parents North Hall Classrooms
11-Apr-19 Alumni Office Senior Lunch Students Blair Lobby
16-Apr-19 Signature Program Symposium Students
22-Apr-19 Lifer Assembly, 10:05am Student Lifers/Parents Howard Auditorium
22-Apr-19 Senior Speeches Due for Graduation Contest Students
25-Apr-19 Graduation Announcements Mailed Home Parents 10 personalized announcements
6-May-19 AP Exams Begin (run through 5/17) Students
8-May-19 Graduation Tickets Mailed Home Parents
13-May-19 Last Day of Classes for Seniors Students
13-May-19 Yearbook Signing Students
19-May-19 Senior Habitat Trips (run through 5/24) Students
29-May-19 Senior Supper (5:30pm) Students/Staff Bethesda Country Club
31-May-19 Graduation Rehearsal (1:00pm) Students Athletic Center
31-May-19 Senior Family Awards and Reception (4:30pm) All Reception follows awards
3-Jun-19 Graduation (7:30pm) All Graduates arrive, 5:15; Parents by 6:45

Commencement Ticket Information

On February 15, parents of the Class of 2019 will receive by email a ticket survey/request form. Responses will be due back by February 27 to request the number of tickets you would like for your family for the June 3 Commencement.

Each student may receive up to 10 tickets at no cost.

Additional tickets will be allotted as available based on your ticket request. Each additional ticket costs $25/ticket.

Graduation tickets will be mailed home on May 8.

Graduation Announcements

Each student will receive ten personalized announcements at no cost, which will be sent home with students on April 25.

Additional announcements may be purchased in the School Store, at the cost of ten announcements for $10.

Staff and Senior Supper: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The event will take place at Bethesda Country Club, 5:30 p.m.

A class picture will be taken at 5:45.

The event features student and staff speakers, along with the traditional senior sharing.

Invitations will be sent by email in April.

Appropriate dress:

  • Boys: Coat and tie
  • Girls: Dresses or blouse with dress slacks/skirt

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 31, 2019

Attendance for Graduation Rehearsal, in the Athletic Center, is mandatory for all seniors, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Students will receive caps and gowns at this time and a class picture will be taken.

Appropriate dress:

  • Boys: Dress slacks, white collared shirt, tie, and dress shoes
  • Girls: Light colored dress or white blouse and skirt or white blouse and dark slacks, with appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops).

Senior Family Reception and Awards: Friday, May 31, 2019

The reception and awards ceremony will take place in The Blair Center. The reception (in the Blair Lobby) will begin at 4:30 p.m. Light food will be available and each student will receive a copy of the class video and class picture.

The awards program will include a showing of the Senior Video, and begin at 5:00 p.m. All families are invited and encouraged to attend, to celebrate the Class of 2019. The program will end at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Appropriate Dress:

Boys: Dress slacks, white collared shirt, tie, and dress shoes

Girls: Light colored dress or white blouse and skirt or white blouse and dark slacks, with appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops).

Commencement: Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Graduation will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Graduates must arrive by 5:15 with their cap and gown.

Bus transportation from Bullis will be available .

Before the ceremony (between 5:15 and 7:30), the students will:

  • Receive a boxed meal
  • Participate in a rehearsal in the Music Center
  • Take a class picture
  • Receive alumni pins and school medallions

Required Dress:

Boys: Dark slacks, white shirt, tie and dress shoes

Girls: White dress or white blouse and skirt or dark slacks and appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops)

Important Information for Attending Commencement

  • Parents should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m.
  • Parking at The Music Center at Strathmore is in the adjacent Metro Garage and is complimentary.
  • The doors to the Music Center Hall will open at 7:00 p.m.
  • There are plenty of seats and all sight-lines are good, so getting in line early is not essential.
  • Do not forget your tickets!
  • The Commencement ceremony lasts approximately two hours.
  • Bullis hires professional photographer and videographer, and photos and video will be available to purchase (information provided after the event).

Upcoming Important Dates & Deadlines

    • WedMay29 Senior Supper 5:30 PM
    • FriMay31 Graduation Rehearsal & Photos 1:00 PM
    • FriMay31 Senior Awards and Reception 4:30 PMReception follows awards
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