Board of Education Approves Location Change for High School Graduations in 2017
At its January meeting, the Board of Education approved an exciting change that will impact the families of graduating seniors. Citing the crowded gymnasiums and high demand for tickets, the board has moved graduation ceremonies outdoors for the Class of 2017 as a way to better accommodate the families of large graduating classes. The date for graduation will remain Sunday, May 21, but the times and locations will be as follows:
- Olathe East High School graduation at 2 p.m. at College Boulevard Activity Center
- Olathe North High School graduation at 2 p.m. at Olathe District Activity Center
- Olathe Northwest High School graduation at 7 p.m. at College Boulevard Activity Center
- Olathe South High School graduation at 7 p.m. at Olathe District Activity Center
If weather indicates a need to move indoors, that decision would be made by 9 a.m. on graduation Sunday and ceremonies will take place at home high schools. Notices would be sent via the Blackboard communication system to parents, and posted on the district website and social media sites.