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Graduation Updates!
Friday, May 25, 2018 2:30 PM

In mid May, we held a senior meeting and informed students that they would not be able to wear ceremonial graduation stoles or additional items on their graduation gowns.  

Today, we received guidance from Michael Thomas, MPS Chief of Academics, Leadership and Learning, that in order to honor the diverse student body in MPS, graduates may wear attire that honors their heritage, ethnicity and customs for this life milestone.  These may include Native graduates wearing an eagle feather or our Black students wearing Kente cloths (these are just two examples).  Students at FAIR may now wear these items, with their graduation gowns as long as they relate to their culture and heritage.  Students earning GPA based honor awards or honor societies will wear traditional cords at graduation.  

Students at FAIR may decorate their caps as long as they are appropriate in language and symbols that align with our MPS district policies.  Let's get creative!

Our Graduation Ceremony will be lived streamed on Channel 15 and can also be live streamed by using this link: https://livestream.com/iDreamTV/MPSGRAD2018

In addition, families can order a DVD of the ceremony using this form: Graduation Ceremony DVD Order Form

We hope these resources will allow your family and friends, near and far, to share in this special evening!

We look forward to the final two weeks of high school for the Class of 2018.  Here are a list of the upcoming senior dates:

June 1 - FAIR Block Party Celebration 5:00 - 7:30pm

June 7 - Last Day for Seniors

June 8 - Graduation Practice - 11:00 am

June 8 - Senior BBQ Lunch - 12:30 pm

June 8 - Senior Walk and Community Meeting 2:00 pm

June 9 - Graduation!  Seniors arrive by 6:15 pm, Ceremony at 7:00 pm

If you have any questions in the next few weeks, please reach out to our school staff!

 

We look forward to seeing you at Graduation!

Mary Pat Cumming, Principal

 

The FAIR School