Berkshire High School's 2017 Commencement Ceremony is on Wednesday, May 31 in the large gymnasium. Doors will open for seating for the event at 6 p.m. and there are no tickets or reserved seats except for graduates, faculty, and ushers. The ceremony lasts roughly an hour and is followed by a balloon launch on the front lawn (weather permitting).
For Graduating Seniors
You must be at graduation rehearsal at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in order to participate in the ceremony. Please wear what you will wear to graduation and bring your cap and gown because we will take a group and individual pictures at this time. You will get any honors cords at rehearsal.
Picture order forms are handed out to each senior at their exit interview the week before graduation. All obligations must be taken care of with the school in order to participate in the ceremony.
Students who are giving speeches at the event should plan on staying after the large group rehearsal to practice delivery.
Some Guidelines for Attire
Girls should wear a white or light colored dress or pant outfit with dress shoes that are easy to walk up and down stairs in.
Guys should wear dress slacks and dress shoes with a collared shirt (tie optional).
Please refrain from decorating your cap or gown with anything besides any cords/medals that are issued.
Please refrain from wearing the following for graduation:
- Flip flops
- Heels that are difficult to walk in