Important Senior Class and Graduation Information

class of 2019

Important End of the Year Activities and Graduation Information

Class of 2019

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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 23, 2019


Senior Walk in Cape & Gowns:

Date: May 23, 2019

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

Details: We will tour Bourne Middle School (8:45AM) and then Peebles (9:15 AM).  We will board the bus to Bournedale and return to BHS by first lunch (10:15AM). 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 reissued during the first graduation rehearsal on May 30.


Senior Celebration: Plymouth Harbor Cruise

Date: May 28

Time: 7-9 PM

Location & Details: Arrive at Plymouth Harbor at 5 PM for pictures and board the Captain John boat at 5:45PM. Light refreshments will be served.


Senior Celebration: Bonfire @ Jackson Field

Time: 7-9 PM

Bring your lawn games - Hot dogs & S’Mores will be served!


Senior Awards Night & Family Hypnotist Show:

Date: May 30

Time: Awards at 6PM, Hypnotist Show at 7:15PM

Location: Bourne High School Library (Awards) and Auditorium (Show)

*Parents are invited to the awards ceremony at 6 PM and welcome to stay for the show!


Graduation Rehearsals (2) - Mandatory for all students

First Rehearsal (BHS gymnasium) Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  There are only two practices; therefore, you MUST plan to report 9:00 A.M. sharp and make the necessary arrangements to remain until 11:30 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.


Senior Cookout

Second and Final Rehearsal –Friday, May 31, 2019 on Jackson Field from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  This will be followed by the Senior Cookout at Bourne Scenic Park Pavilion from 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.  In the event of inclement weather, this practice will be held in the BHS gymnasium.


Graduation - Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 AM

Location: Jackson Field – Graduates, please report to Peebles Elementary 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 1 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 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 23 except for rehearsals or legitimate school business (NO WANDERING IN THE BUILDING). 

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


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