Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

General Information
Graduation is at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Doors open for guests to enter the building at 6:00 pm.

Dress Code

Graduation is one of the defining moments in our seniors' lives. Our graduating seniors have asked all who will share their graduation to demonstrate respect for their accomplishment. To that end, they have requested the following guidelines regarding guests' dress.

Guests
  • Men are asked to dress in slacks, shirt, and shoes. Senior citizens only will be considered presentable in tennis/walking shoes.
  • Women are asked to wear a dress or slacks or skirt and shirt with shoes or dress sandals. Senior citizens only will be considered presentable in tennis/walking shoes.
  • Children 12 and under will be considered presentable in shorts, blue jeans, tennis shoes, and t-shirts.
  • Hats should be removed before entering the building.
Graduates
  • Males are asked to wear slacks, shirt, and shoes. (No blue jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, beach/shower sandals)
  • Females are asked to wear a dress, slacks, or skirt with dress shoes or sandals. (No blue jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, beach/shower sandals)
  • Graduation cap decoration is permitted per staff and administration approval.
Ceremony Rules of Conduct
Graduation is one of the defining moments in our seniors' lives. Our graduating seniors have asked all who will share their graduation to demonstrate respect for their accomplishment. To that end, they have requested the following guidelines regarding guests' behavior.

Guests
  • Noise makers of any kind are not allowed.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices should be silenced.
  • Photographs may be take discretely from your seat only. Professional photographs will be available. Fifteen minutes after the ceremony is complete, graduates and their families are free to take photographs.
  • Abide by instructions by of the auditorium facility and staff.
Graduates
  • Graduates will be respectful of their peers at all times.
  • Graduates will present themselves in a dignified manner appropriate to the occasion.
  • Graduates will carry their name index card only. Noise makers, toys, and gadgets are not permitted.
  • Graduates will abide by the requests of their faculty escort.
Pictures and Video
Photographs may be take discretely from your seat only. Professional photographs will be available. Fifteen minutes after the ceremony is complete, graduates and their families are free to take photographs.

Diploma Pick Up
Diplomas will be distributed when seniors arrive back at Grain Valley High School after graduation if all obligations have been met.




Directions to Graduation Ceremony Location

Graduation is at the Community of Christ auditorium in Independence.

Community of Christ,
1001 West Walnut Street,
Independence, MO 64050

Graduation Tilt View 3

If you wish to see what the inside of the building looks like it can be found here

Directions from I-70

Interstate 70

Grain Valley, MO 64029
Follow I-70 W to MO-291 N in Independence. Take exit 15B from I-70 W
8 min (9.1 mi)
 
Head west on I-70 W
 
8.5 mi
Take exit 15B to merge onto MO-291 Ntoward Liberty
 
0.6 mi
Continue on MO-291 N. Take East 23rd St S toHeritage Cir
13 min (5.8 mi)
 
Merge onto MO-291 N
 
2.4 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto East 23rd St S
 
2.0 mi
Continue onto West 23rd St S
 
0.6 mi
Turn right onto S Cottage St
 
0.5 mi
Turn left onto W Pacific Ave
 
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Heritage Dr
 
0.1 mi
Continue straight onto Heritage Cir
 
     
Destination will be on the left
 
157 ft

1001 W Walnut St

Independence, MO 64050
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