Virtual graduations to celebrate Class of 2020 in OKC metro
Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor more than 1,700 graduating high-school seniors with virtual ceremonies this weekend.
The school district worked with an audiovisual company to create a graduation video unique to each high school. The pre-recorded videos will release on a Class of 2020 webpage at the time and date each school was scheduled to have its graduation ceremony.
Each video will include remarks from Superintendent Sean McDaniel, district school board members, the school principal, and class officers or a valedictorian. Students were able to receive a cap and gown, a personalized yard sign and a printed program for their graduation.
The district canceled all spring graduations to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The district opted for virtual ceremonies instead, with no scheduled date for in-person graduations later in the year.
"Whether it’s virtually or in person, our message remains the same: Congratulations, graduates. You have exciting lives ahead of you and your OKCPS family wishes you nothing but success in the days and years to come,” McDaniel said in a statement.
Similarly, the Putnam City school district and Norman Public Schools will host virtual ceremonies.
Putnam City High School will have a virtual graduation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Putnam City North High School at 10 a.m. Saturday and Putnam City West High School at 1 p.m., all at PutnamCitySchools.org. Norman North High School students will have their online ceremony at 7 p.m. May 21 and those at Norman High School at 7 p.m. May 22.
Edmond Public Schools will host an in-person graduation on July 25 at the Cox Convention Center at 10 a.m. for Edmond North High School, at 2 p.m. for Edmond Santa Fe High School and at 6 p.m. for Edmond Memorial High School.
- Related to this story
- Video: Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Preparing for Phase Two
OKCPS high schools will host virtual graduations at the following times:
• Capitol Hill: May 15 at 5 p.m.
• Classen SAS at Northeast: May 16 at 10 a.m.
• Douglass: May 16 at 4 p.m.
• Emerson North: May 15 at 8 p.m.
• Emerson South: May 16 at 10 a.m.
• John Marshall: May 15 at 5:30 p.m.
• NW Classen: May 16 at 1 p.m.
• Putnam Heights: May 14 at 6 p.m.
• Southeast: May 16 at 4 p.m.
• Star Spencer: May 16 at 1 p.m.
• US Grant: May 15 at 8 p.m.