Who knew that the graduating Carson High School Senior Class of 2020 would turn in to a summertime drive thru. But instead of a cheeseburger, fries and a drink, they’ll be getting their high school diplomas and hopefully have a spot waiting for them at a junior college or university somewhere.
Graduation is June 6th and the procedure will be that the grads-in-waiting and their families will drive up along-side a raised platform – exit their cars, walk up – accept their diploma and then rejoin their families in their vehicles. Not quite as celebratory as if all the graduates were seated together but with the corona virus laying waste to the world it seems like a valid, if not poignant protocol.
Teachers may also be seated or standing, roughly six feet apart along the driveway to say hello and good luck to students as they’re driven through the campus.
More details will be revealed as June 6th approaches. Graduating seniors have been told to drop off their Chromebooks, any lingering library books, textbooks and other classroom materials no later than June 1st. Graduating seniors can pick-up their pre-purchased Senior Yearbook, Senior Awards, Cap and Gown, any gifts associated with the Senior Prom, anything left in the lockers and anything with their Varsity letters and logos on their jackets.
Meanwhile, Pioneer High School grads will participate in an over-the-internet “Virtual Graduation” on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Carson Middle School will host a pre-recorded virtual promotion celebration available on-line on Wednesday, June 3rd and will be available for viewing on-line at at cmnewz.org.
Meanwhile, Eagle Valley Middle Schoolers will be entertained as they drive through their 8th grade promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 4th from Noon to 1pm.
And finally, a fifth grade promotion ceremony will be conducted at Mark Twain Elementary sometime in August just before the start of a new school year. More details to follow.