The resilience of our Class of 2020 has most certainly been tested. Through the uncertainty, we are committed to celebrating the milestone achievements of our graduating Class of 2020.
The resilience of our Class of 2020 has most certainly been tested. Spending time away from school, teachers, staff, and friends is not how our seniors should be celebrating the culmination of their years of education and launching them into their next steps. Through the uncertainty I want you to know that we are committed to celebrating the milestone achievement as our graduating Class of 2020.
Students and parents/families took the opportunity to tell us what was most important to them regarding end of year milestone celebrations through an interactive, online idea sharing tool called Thoughtexchange. In that exchange, 222 student participants and 291 family member participants told us what they thought was most important. We heard you loud and clear. You can review the results of the exchanges here. Your ideas have helped inform some preliminary plans, which we’d like to share with you now.
Salute to Homestead Graduates
Local television station MY24 (Channel 24 in Milwaukee) will host a Salute to Homestead High School graduates, which will premiere on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.! Please be sure to tune in to see this special tribute to our senior class.
Special Feature in News Graphic - June 9
We are working with our local community newspaper, the News Graphic, to produce a special section honoring Homestead graduates in their Tuesday, June 9 edition. Along with the names of all graduates, the newspaper is also offering families the opportunity to purchase a small ad to honor their graduate. The ad would include your graduate’s name, photo, a short message of congratulations, and would cost $25. Learn more about placing an ad.
We are now thrilled to announce the plan for a postponed graduation ceremony. The new date will be Saturday, July 18 at 5 p.m., and the ceremony will be held at Miller Park in Milwaukee, home to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hosting graduation at Miller Park will allow us to allocate the same number of tickets as we usually do, ensuring that families and loved ones can participate in this momentous occasion. Trained Miller Park staff members will also be on hand to help maintain social distancing and safety for all. In short, as one of the largest venues in Wisconsin, Miller Park is the best choice for our graduation ceremony because it will allow us to follow all prudent measures to ensure safety. We also believe this site will allow us to create an event like none other.
We’ll have more details for you soon, but for now please save the date for an opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2020 in style.
We all hope it is not the case, but please note that if state or local health guidelines in place on July 18 prevent this event from taking place as planned, we will hold a virtual ceremony.