June 30 message from Principal Tracey Sorrentino
Graduation Launch 2020
In a time like no other….. The Enlarged City School District of Middletown will launch an unprecedented set of 20 recognition ceremonies to honor our graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Who: We have over 524 graduates participating in the ceremony. These graduates have been divided by house over five days. The last two sessions are considered back-up sessions for inclement weather emergencies. Please note we accommodated as much as possible, with family concerns regarding work schedules and medical issues, to provide the graduate with a date and time that met their needs.
July 6: 2:30 p.m. (House 1), 4 p.m. (House 1), 5:30 p.m. (House 1), 7 p.m. (House 1)
July 7: 2:30 p.m. (House 2), 4 p.m. (House 2), 5:30 p.m. (House 2), 7 p.m. (House 2)
July 8: 2:30 p.m. (House 2/3), 4 p.m. (House 3), 5:30 p.m. (House 3), 7 p.m. (House 3)
July 9: 2:30 p.m. (House 3/4), 4 p.m. (House 4), 5:30 p.m. (House 4), 7 p.m. (House 4)
July 10: 2:30 p.m. (House 4), 4 p.m. (House 1-4), 5:30 p.m. (OPEN), 7 p.m. (OPEN)
Where: Faller Field
Parents and students will enter campus via Gardner Avenue to the lower lot. Families and guests will be asked to remain in their cars and not enter the stadium until the other families have left.
The graduates will line up behind the stadium and enter through the center tunnel. There will be 30 chairs on the field facing each other, and spaced six feet apart. Graduates will be able to see the stage, and Jumbotron behind the stage. On the stage will be Central Office Administrators, Superintendent Del Moro, MHS Principal Sorrentino and a Board of Education representative. The diplomas will be arranged on the table for the graduate to retrieve.
Superintendent Del Moro will deliver the opening greeting. The Star-Spangled Banner will play, followed by the speeches on the Jumbotron by Superintendent Del Moro and two of our honor graduates: Reneah Fedelicio and Julia Fitzgerald. Following the speeches, students will line up by section to receive their diploma. They must remain six feet apart throughout the entire ceremony. Their name will be called by Principal Sorrentino. At the first corner of the stage, they will be congratulated by their Dean. The graduate will walk across the front of the stage on the white flooring to pick up their diploma. They will remove their mask and have their photo taken by the professional photographer. The graduate then returns to their seat to wait for all students to receive their diplomas. Once this is completed, Principal Sorrentino will address the graduates, and then ask them to join their families and continue to celebrate off campus. The families will exit through Carpenter Avenue.