We are in the midst of preparation for Bishop
O'Byrne's 2020 Grade 12 Graduation. The following information outlines the
upcoming activities and important dates. Information will be updated as it is
Platinum Photography will be onsite in January to book
Grad photo sitting appointments. Stay tuned for announcement of those dates. Sitting
dates are February 4 – 14, 2020. Sitting fee is $40, collected at time of
sitting by Platinum Photography. Students who do not wish to purchase a package
are asked to still book a sitting (no fee), as these photos are used for the
yearbook and wall composite.
Each year Grade 12 students in good academic standing
are invited to participate in the Bishop O’Byrne Valedictorian Competition. As
a result of the competition, students are chosen not just for the role of
valedictorian, but also for other graduation duties such as Master of
Ceremonies and presenting toasts at the banquet. The competition dates will be
announced closer to date.
A fee will be charged to cover the cost of items such
as gown and stole rental, facility rental, diplomas, diploma covers, programs,
printing and postage costs. When this year's fee has been added to the graduates’
accounts, an invoice will be sent out. All outstanding fees, including the Grad
Fee, must be paid in full online or at the Business Office. Students will not
be permitted to purchase tickets to the Graduation Banquet and Dance if there
are any unpaid fees. Any concerns can be forwarded to the Business Office at
403-500-2103 ext. 313.
A preliminary Graduation List will be posted outside
Student Services when available. This list indicates which students have
completed the required courses and are currently registered in the correct/required
courses for Semester 2 to meet the minimum Graduation requirements for Bishop
O’Byrne High School. Counselors will contact parents of students who do not
meet the Graduation requirements at this time. In May, the final Graduation
List will be posted outside Student Services. To be on this list, students must
be half way through any online courses and have at least 50% in all courses
required to graduate. Students not on the list may enter an appeal. Appeals
will be heard by Ms. Baker, by appointment only. Students who are not on the
final Graduation List will not be eligible to “walk the stage”. This is a firm
deadline and will be strictly adhered to, as a number of items, such as gowns
and stoles, programs for the Convocation all depend on final numbers.
Grade 12 students attended the Retreat on Tuesday, October
8, 2019 at Lynnwood Ranch.
On Thursday, May 21st, 2020, Mass will take place at St.
Albert the Great Parish at 6:00pm. Graduates will wear their grad
gowns to this event and are asked to be at the church by 5:30pm.
Families are welcome to join us for the Mass. Attire for Grads is: shirt and
tie for males and dresses or dress slacks for females.
The Graduation Ceremony will be held Friday, May 22nd,
2020 at the First Alliance Church (12345 – 40 Street SE) at (time to be
announced). Tickets are not required. Families are welcome to join us for the
ceremony. This ceremony is for students who have met all the requirements for
graduation at Bishop O'Byrne High School.
Banquet and Dance
This culminating event will be held at the BMO Centre
(20 Roundup Way SW) on Saturday, May 23
rd, 2020. The ticket price ($ incl. GST) is in effect for each person
attending, including the graduates. This covers the cost of items such as the
rental of the facility, the decorations, the meal, and the disc jockey. There
will not be a limit on the number of tickets a family is able to purchase.
Tickets will be on sale in May. Tickets to this event may only be purchased
online, once all school fees have been paid.