Dear Rangeview Graduating Senior and Parents/Guardians,
Congratulations from myself and the entire staff of Rangeview High School for the successful completion of your senior year and high school experience!
Rangeview High School and the Aurora Public School’s Board of Education are pleased to invite all graduates to participate in the 2019 Graduation (Commencement) ceremony. Students who have earned academic honors while at Rangeview and those students who have achieved scholastic prominence outside of Rangeview will receive an invitation to the Honors Convocation ceremony. Please understand that these are formal events. Participation in these activities is a privilege and is voluntary. If your student chooses not to participate in the graduation ceremony, they may pick up their diploma in the Counseling office any day after Thursday, May 23, 2019. Please review the expectations for dress and behavior and the consequences for not adhering to these expectations before deciding whether to attend these senior activities.
Cap and gown are mandatory dress for graduates at both the Honors Convocation and Graduation ceremonies. Only the following authorized insignia, medals, decorations or cords may be worn:
Rangeview students on the floor of the Ritchie Center and their guests in the auditorium are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior in a formal setting. Each student will have an opportunity to be individually recognized on the stage. We have worked with the senior class officers and sponsors to design a short program with special messages and recognitions for this year's class. I feel strongly that no one should be allowed to disrupt
or distract from any student's recognition or the honors accorded to the class as a whole. Any student causing a disruption or behaving inappropriately will be removed from the ceremony.
Understanding the expectations at our Honors Convocation and Graduation Ceremony should help students and families decide if they wish to participate. Please indicate your choice on the enclosed contract. Seniors must return a signed contract to participate in the Honors Convocation (Invitation-Only) or Graduation ceremonies.
The 2019 Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center on the University of Denver campus. Graduates need to allow ample time to arrive at the Ritchie Center by 12:30 p.m. and take their place in the gym to prepare for the Processional.
The 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, in the Rangeview Gymnasium. Please check in with Mrs. Strouse or her designee in the small gym no later than 6:00 p.m. Due to the high number of awards presented, this is an invitation-only event.
This year’s graduates have provided strong leadership and have contributed to a positive climate at Rangeview High School. Their final ceremonies and celebrations should match their excellent level of achievement. I look forward to seeing you at the Honors Convocation and Graduation ceremonies.
Take care of one another!
Ronald M. Fay