N-O-W announces graduation plans

Note: The following is an excerpt of a letter the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District sent to the parents of seniors last week regarding the graduation ceremony and the senior parades.

Brookwood High School’s graduation ceremony plans include the following:

Plan A (good weather): Football field. Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets to be seated on the football field, starting at 6 p.m., with an unlimited number of guests for your graduate. We kindly ask that you remain seated during the ceremony so all can see. We have hired two photographers to take pictures of your students; students will be photographed when receiving their diplomas, and afterward, in front of the Falcon backdrop. Students will exit the ceremony by lining the football field for pictures with their guests. Even though masks are not required, we ask that if you approach somebody who is not a member of your party to please wear a mask. If you are in need of assistance for elderly, please call school by Thursday, May 27, at 3:45 p.m. to arrange for a parking spot and usher. It is important to note that no livestream of the event will be aired, but a video recording of the ceremony will be released at a different date.

Plan B (inclement weather): Varsity and Classic Gyms. Should there be poor weather (either predicted thunderstorms or unanticipated rain before and/or during the ceremony), we will conduct the graduation ceremony inside. We ask that everyone please wear facemasks inside the building. Each student will be given 10 tickets for guests to be seated inside the Varsity Gym and six tickets for guests to be in the Classic Gym. The graduation ceremony will be livestreamed if held in the Varsity Gym; the event will be projected onto a screen in the Classic Gym so guests may watch it “live.”

If your family is in need of extra tickets, please contact Mrs. Funk (Principal) at [email protected] or Mr. Anderson (Superintendent) at [email protected] as soon as possible.

If you have a ticket for the Classic Gym, please plan to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. We will also have the bleachers pulled out.

At the end of the ceremony, students will exit the Varsity Gym and travel through the senior high hallway to line the cafeteria, annex, senior high, and Falcon Mall hallways. Please connect with your graduate for pictures, and then exit through the cafeteria/commons or Falcon Mall doors.

For both: Graduates should meet in the high school cafeteria/commons at 6 p.m. They may choose to get dressed in their cap and gowns either at home or at school. They may leave any belongings they have in our front office, which will be locked, throughout the ceremony. The traditional senior slideshow will be created beforehand and released on our N-O-W YouTube channel the evening of Thursday, May 27, for all to see.

♦ ♦ ♦

Wednesday, May 26, we’ll have a senior parade. Seniors voted to ride on fire trucks in all three villages. We’ll leave the school parking lot by school bus at 7:30 p.m. and travel through Ontario, Norwalk, and Wilton. Please encourage your family and friends to line the streets in one of the three villages to wave at and cheer for our senior students.  Please watch our district Facebook page or Skyblast for any updated information.

Comments are closed.

  • Norwalk Lions donate to SACS

    January 14th, 2022
    by

    The Norwalk Lions Club celebrated the 70th anniversary of the foundation of their club (Jan. 8, 1952) on Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Wilton.


    CWD found in Monroe County

    January 11th, 2022
    by

    The two deer were adult bucks harvested in the towns of Ridgeville and Glendale. These are the first confirmed wild positive cases of CWD in Monroe County.


    Covid-19 surge causes Vernon County to scale back contact tracing

    January 11th, 2022
    by

    With heavy hearts we are sharing that today we hit surge capacity with contact tracing at the Vernon County Health Department due to rising daily cases of Covid-19 in our community.


    KVR Winter Festival is Saturday

    January 6th, 2022
    by

    The Kickapoo Valley Reserve will host its 21st annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Jan. 8. 


    Donations, sponsorships sought for Norwalk flower baskets

    January 6th, 2022
    by

    One of the highlights of driving through Norwalk in the summer are the flower baskets hanging from the light poles and the planters lining the street. 


  • Man injured in Clinton logging accident

    January 4th, 2022
    by

    A 41-year-old man was severely injured in an Amish logging accident Monday in the town of Clinton, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.


    Hawthorne named CEO of Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers

    December 24th, 2021
    by

    Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers recently announced that Kim Hawthorne has been appointed as chief executive officer of the organization. 


    Royall Education Notes: Booster Club Alumni Weekend set for Jan. 14–15

    December 24th, 2021
    by

    By MARK GRUEN | Royall School District superintendent Happy holidays!  As we roll into the holiday season, I want to […]


    Monroe County Health Department offering free Covid-19 vaccines

    December 24th, 2021
    by

    The Monroe County Health Department will offer appointments for free Covid-19 vaccinations at its office location, 315 W. Oak St., Sparta, on Monday, Dec. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


    Gundersen Health System: ‘The situation is serious. We need your help.’

    December 21st, 2021
    by

    We are facing a dire situation together. Gundersen Health System hospitals are at or near capacity with patients struggling with Covid-19 and other serious illnesses and injuries.


    Cashton residence considered loss after overnight fire

    December 16th, 2021
    by

    The Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a report of a residential fire on Mascot Avenue in the town of Jefferson at 2 a.m. Thursday.


  • Archives