We are in the midst of preparation for Bishop O'Byrne's 2019 Grade 12 Graduation. The following information outlines the upcoming activities and important dates. Information will be updated as it is made available.
Platinum Photography will be at the school this week booking appointments for Graduation Photo sessions.They will be in the gathering area during the lunch period.Students need to book an appointment to have their pictures taken.Appointments will be booked on the dates between February 8th and 14th. There is a $40 sitting fee. We encourage all students to have their pictures taken. Please visit the Platinum website for helpful hints in preparation of your session. www.platinumphotography.ca
If you do not wish to have graduation photos, please drop by Bobcat 1 between February 8 and 14 to have a picture taken for the yearbook. You do not need to sign up or pay a sitting fee, and you will not receive a copy of the photo. Your picture will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
If you missed the in-school ordering days for Jostens Graduation Jewelry, you can still go online to design/order at www.jostens.com or call 403-252-1774.
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. More information regarding the application process will be provided at the end of February.
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. Verontaye, 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 Retreat
All Grade 12 students attended the Retreat on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Retreat fees were included in school fees for those registered in RS 35 this year. Those who completed RS 35 in summer school or as a grade 11 student, the fee has been added to their account and can be paid online.
On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, Mass will take place at the Stampede Corral (1410 Olympic Way SE) at 9:00 a.m. Graduates will wear their grad gowns to this event and are asked to be at the Corral by 8:30 a.m. 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. Parking at the Corral is $15.00 per vehicle.
The Graduation Ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at the Stampede Corral following the Mass. 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.
Graduation Banquet and Dance
This culminating event will be held at the BMO Centre (20 Roundup Way SW) on Friday, May 31st, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 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.