Class of 2018 - Graduation Information

Class of 2018 - Graduation Information
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May 15, 2018


Dear Senior Parent:


Commencement will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center on Sunday May 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Guests will be admitted by ticket only.  Graduates will receive an allotment of 10 tickets each.  The tickets will be distributed to graduating seniors on May 17, 2018 in the Small Gym with Cap and Gowns beginning at 7:15 a.m.  Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be replaced.


Commencement Practice is mandatory.  Students who do not participate in the practice will not be allowed to participate in the actual ceremony.  Students must be wearing MISD standard dress clothing.  Graduation practice begins at 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 25, at the Curtis Culwell Center.  Students must arrive at practice 30 minutes early.  Students are responsible for securing their own transportation to commencement practice.


Transportation to the Commencement Ceremony will be provided by the school.  All graduates are required to ride the school-provided transportation in order to participate in the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27,2018. Students will board the chartered, air-conditioned buses at Mesquite High School at 9:00 a.m. Following the graduation ceremony, students must secure their own transportation home.  Two final reminders concerning graduation eligibility are as follows:

  • Students serving DAEP/JJAEP placements are not eligible to participate in graduation activities.
  • Students who are not appropriately dressed will not be allowed to participate in graduation.


The Curtis Culwell Center

For the safety of all guests, bags will be searched.  Take a moment to refer to the Curtis Culwell Center Clear Bag Policy, and be prepared to comply fully:


On the day of Commencement Practice, parking will be free at the Curtis Culwell Center.


On the day of the Commencement Ceremony, parking will be $10 cash at the gate.


The graduation ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime event—a dignified and honorable occasion.  Every graduate deserves that one moment in time, when his or her name is called at graduation.  Please take the time to talk with your soon-to-be graduate and the guests coming to support him or her about the importance of being a respectful and positive contributor to the ceremony.





­­­Kevin Samples, Principal

Mesquite High School