Graduation

BOARDWIDE GRADUATION CELEBRATION:
There will be a mandatory graduation celebration at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls on May 16, 2019 in the morning. Transportation will be provided. Participation is mandatory in order to take part in the Graduation Ceremony on June 27, 2019.

GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Practice for the graduation will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday June 27th, 2019 at Brock University. Attendance is mandatory. Students must arrange their own transportation and arrive on time. Students must not make any appointments or have other commitments for that morning.

GRADUATION CEREMONY
Graduates are to be at Brock University on Thursday, June 27th , 2019  by 6:00 p.m., dressed in their white dresses and tuxedos. Flowers for the girls and boutonnieres for the boys will be distributed at that time. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  There are no tickets given to graduates. All seating for family and guests is on a “first come, first served” basis. If special arrangements are required (wheel chair accessibility), please contact Student Services as soon as possible.

PHOTOGRAPHS:
A professional photographer will take a picture as each student receives their OSSD and  D.M. diploma.  The individual photo link to download  will be available on the DM website 24 hours after the ceremony.  A ‘Class of 2019’ composite will be provided  with the diploma on the evening of Graduation. Individual graduation photos are to be ordered separately if you wish through Groff Photography.  The sitting fee for the composite photo and to order additional photos is included in the graduation fee. Photographs will be taken on April 17 – 30, 2019. Students must sign up online for a date and time on the DM website.  The link to the photo booking is available on the DM website homepage.

GRADUATION MASS:
Mass will be celebrated for graduates and their families on Friday June 28th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Julia’s Church, 251 Glenridge Avenue.

GRADUATION SOCIAL:
The Graduation social will be held at John-Michael’s Banquet and Conference Centre in Thorold, on Friday June 28th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Family Graduation Mass. Please note that this is the only school sanctioned event being held for graduation.

FEES:
The fee for a male graduate is $250, each female graduate will pay a fee of $160.  These payments cover such items as the rental and set up of the gymnasium at Brock University, girls’ bouquets, boy’s formal wear and boutonnieres, pictures, programs, graduation social, graduation retreat, etc. This fee does not cover the cost of the dress for a female graduate. The fee must be paid by April 19,2019 . Payment must be made online by visiting school cash online at  http://ncdsb.schoolcashonline.com.  Please note, the school fee includes the graduation dinner for the graduate only.  Guest tickets are available for $40.00.

GRADUATION DRESS FOR FORMAL EXERCISES:

BOYS:
Collins Formal Wear located at 61 Geneva Street, will supply the formal wear for the boys, and measurements will be taken at the school on Tuesday, March 26th from 10-1 pm. If male graduates miss the scheduled time, it will be their responsibility to go to the store, on their own time to be measured. If rental shoes are required arrangements should be made at that time. Black dress shoes and socks are mandatory.

Tuxedos will be ready for pickup at Collins Formal Wear on, (TBD) and must be returned to Collins on Saturday June 29th.

 GIRLS:
A new graduation dress may be purchased through Maddalena Uniforms located at 22 Geneva Street, at a cost of $130 plus tax. Payments must be made in full at the time of measurement and order. Measurements will be taken at the school on April 16th and April 23rd  during the lunches. The graduation fee does not include the cost of the dress.

Female students that have ordered a dress can pick up their dress at the Redzone on (TBD).

Custom made fitted dresses can be purchased from Nadia Hakimi for $190, fabric included. Nadia is also willing to do alterations on graduation and/or any other dresses. She can be reached at 905-227-4769 (home) or 905-327-0141(cell).

Please note: since the dress is 8 inches from the floor, plain white dress shoes must be worn.

If there are any questions regarding graduation please feel free to call the Student Services Department at any of the following extensions:

Mrs. Gordon- ext. 2320

Mrs. Dionne- Taylor- ext. 2130

Mr. Petruzzi- ext. 2319