Senior Class of 2020 News and Information

Class of 2020

Congratulations Seniors – you are nearing the finish line to graduation, but still have a lot of events and responsibilities ahead of you!  In this letter you will find important dates and information that pertains to all seniors. I ask that you review it carefully and share it with your guardians.


High School graduation is a special time for students, families and friends.  During these last few weeks of school we ask that you behave appropriately and responsibly so that everyone can enjoy this exciting time.  Please be advised that SENIOR PRANKS OF ANY KIND are not permitted and students involved in such activities are subject to disciplinary action which may result in suspension, the exclusion from senior activities, and denial of participation in the graduation ceremony.  Please also note that all school rules apply with every senior class activity, regardless of location. As graduation approaches, we ask that you please be mindful of your fellow classmates, your teachers, and the school community at large – we are all looking forward to celebrating this special occasion with you!


Important Dates:


The last day of school for seniors is May 29, 2020


Senior Walk in Cape & Gowns:

Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 8:15 AM – Meet in the BHS cafeteria

Details: We will tour Bourne Middle School (8:45AM) and then BIS (9:15 AM).  We will board the bus to Bournedale and return to BHS by first lunch (10:57AM).  All times are approximate and subject to change

Note: Seniors will be issued their caps and gowns for this event and then they will be collected for reissue during the first graduation rehearsal on June 4.


Senior Celebration: Plymouth Harbor Cruise

Date: June 2

Time: 7-9 PM

Location & Details: Arrive at Plymouth Harbor at 6:30 PM for pictures and board the Captain John boat at 6:45PM. Light refreshments will be served. Students will be charged a fee (TBD - $15-20)


Senior Awards Night & Yearbook Distribution:

Date: June 4 

Time: 6PM (Yearbooks will be distributed)

Location: Bourne High School Library 


Graduation Rehearsal #1 - Mandatory for all students

First Rehearsal (BHS gymnasium) Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  There are only two practices; therefore, you MUST plan to report at 9:00 A.M. sharp and make the necessary arrangements to remain until approximately 11:00 A.M.  Caps and gowns will be distributed at the end of the practice. Be sure to try on your cap and gown. *If you owe a financial obligation to the school, your cap and gown will be held until the obligation is fulfilled.


Graduation Rehearsal #2 - Mandatory for all students

Second and Final Rehearsal – Friday, June 5, 2020. Students will meet at BHS for breakfast at 9 AM and then report to Jackson Field from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  This will be followed by a “Sweet Goodbye to 2020” for all graduation rehearsal participants (Party truck with ice cream, cotton candy, rootbeer floats, frappes, etc.).  In the event of inclement weather, this practice will be held in the BHS gymnasium.


Graduation - Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10 AM

Location: Jackson Field – Graduates, please report to Bourne Intermediate School by 9:00 AM


Inclement weather:  If it is deemed necessary to host the graduation ceremony inside, the decision to do so will be made on Friday, June 5 and the event will take place in the Bourne Middle School Gymnasium – Ceremony at 10:00 AM - Graduates, please report to the middle school library media center by 9:00 AM


Please note that the graduation gown does not cover your entire body.



Please Note:

Any senior who has a handicapped guest or relative who will be attending the graduation should see Mrs. Cetner or Mrs. White in the main office so that special parking arrangements may be made.  You may also email your request to


Additional Important Graduation Information:

  • All obligations to the school and individual teachers must be met before the close of school on Friday, May 23, 2019.  Please check lockers for items such as textbooks, library books, etc. If work is not made up by this date and all obligations not met, you will not be allowed to take part in graduation exercises, and you will not be issued a cap and gown.  Obligations include all detentions and suspensions owed. All financial obligations should be paid by cash or money order – no personal checks accepted.

  • Seniors are not to be on school grounds after May 29 except for rehearsals or legitimate school business (NO WANDERING THE BUILDING).  

  • For all Senior activities, both on and off campus, all school rules apply.  


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