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High School Graduation Date for the 20-21 School Year

In an effort to better meet the end-of-year needs for our students at the high school level, Appleton Area School District Seniors will now graduate from high school the week prior to the end of the school year.  Seniors will graduate on Thursday, May 27, 2021.  The last full day of school for all other students is Thursday, June 3, 2021.

👩‍🎓👨‍🎓Attention Seniors
It’s time to order your Cap & Gown using the link below.  Before you click Continue, make sure you view the tabs with Pricing, Order Confirmation, and Pick-up Instructions.  If you are not able to order online, please pick up an order form in the main office and you can return the form with cash or check made payable to Appleton East. 
Reminder:  Orders are due April 9, 2021
Cap & Gown Order Here 

This is our current cap & gown package.  It's navy blue for all students with this stole which has been used for the past few years.  You can order separate pieces on the order form.

cap & gown

Graduation Ceremony Update:
We are excited to announce our tentative plans to offer in-person graduation ceremonies for our Class of 2021 graduates. This will include the opportunity for each graduate to invite up to four guests to attend the ceremony in person. In addition, we are planning to offer a live stream of the graduation ceremonies to ensure that all family members and friends will have the chance to share in this very important occasion. To provide the safest possible environment for our graduation ceremonies, our current plan is to use outdoor venues, including our high school stadiums, to host graduation ceremonies, if they are able to meet the capacity needs of the graduating class and guests. Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, with rain dates being set aside for Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29 (if necessary). Face coverings and physical distancing will be required for all people in attendance and other COVID-19 precautions will be followed.

Important Dates:
Friday, April 9:  Cap & Gown orders due.  If you did not order from the cap & gown link, please stop in the office by Friday, April 16, to fill out a form and pay with check or cash.
Monday, April 12:  Written graduation speeches due for seniors wishing to try out to be a speaker at the Graduation Ceremony. Written speeches are to be submitted to Mrs. Londo.
Wednesday, April 14:  12:30-2:00 and 3:15-4:15
Seniors can pick up their Class of 2021 Yard Sign near the Schaefer Street doors
Friday, April 30 - Baby, childhood, and senior pictures due to Ms. Nilsson for the senior video. Email to nilssonamanda@aasd.k12.wi.us.  Digital copies only. 
Tuesday, May 11 - If you are receiving a scholarship and want to be recognized at the Senior Awards Ceremony, please see Mrs. Rebman in the Guidance Office by this date. 
Monday, May 17 - Signed Graduation Agreements are due to the main office.
Tuesday, May 18 - Senior Awards Ceremony:  more information to come.
Thursday, May 20 - Cap & Gown and tickets distributed during homeroom to seniors in “good standing” and who have returned their Graduation Agreements. Seniors will receive four tickets, no exceptions.    
Wednesday, May 26 – Sunset Video
Wednesday, May 26th - Arrive at 8:00pm to the football field
  -Senior video at 8:30pm
  -Please bring a blanket, towel, yoga mat to sit on the field with
  -WIN FREE PRIZES!!!!  To help celebrate your accomplishments we will be giving out nearly 100 prizes during Senior Sunset this year!  Fill out this Google Form to enter the Virtual Raffle Drawing:  https://forms.gle/iXRDUYZZaTKrdv3Y7
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Winners will be announced during Senior Sunset. Remember the only way to win is to enter so hurry and fill out this form! DEADLINE TO ENTER: Saturday, May 22nd at Midnight  

**The graduation ceremony and rehearsal planned for today will be postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. The rehearsal will begin at 12:05 pm and the graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will take place at our outdoor stadium as planned. **
*Elementary visits will still occur at 2:00 pm today. The elementary visits will be moved inside and masks are required. Please wear your cap and gown.
Seniors - please return outstanding Chromebooks, books, and textbooks as soon as possible.
Thank you for your flexibility.

Friday, May 28th at 12:05-1:05 - Graduation Rehearsal
Come to the area between the football field and the baseball/softball fields (near the tennis courts)
There will be designated areas for each advisory to gather
We will rehearse the graduation ceremony. This will take about one hour. 
*NOTE: As we will be on the turf for graduation, heels are not allowed.
*If you have fulfilled all of the necessary requirements for graduation and are able to attend the graduation ceremony, you do not need to attend scheduled classes for the day. For those that still need to complete graduation requirements, you must attend school on May 27th through June 4th. 

Friday, May 28th - Graduation Ceremony, 6:30 PM
Arrive at 6:00 pm in the same location of the rehearsal (between football fields/baseball diamonds, near the tennis courts)
*NOTE: As we will be on the turf for graduation, heels are not allowed.
The Graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30

(In lieu of inclement weather, rescheduled date and time will be Friday May 28th 6:30PM.)

If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your principal.