Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Ecole St. Patrick School

Grad 2016

Welcome to Grad 2016!


Grad 2016:  Important Dates and Times

Thursday, May 12, 2016:

-        Grad Retreat Permission forms due


Thursday, May 19 - Friday, May 20, 2016:

-        Grad Retreat


Tuesday, May 24, 2016:  

-        Dry Grad permission forms due (grads and guests)

-        Parents call main office to sign up for Dry Grad chaperoning shifts


Tuesday May 24, 2016:

-        Mandatory Mass rehearsal:  grads to church for a mandatory -and quick- practice      (3:45)

-        Grand March tickets available in office (or possibly earlier)



Wednesday May 25, 2016:  

-        Grads and escorts: mandatory Grand March practice.  Rock Area (3:45)



Friday May 27, 2016:


Grand March/Prom

6:45 pm         

Grads gather and set up in Rock Area for "grad only" picture scheduled for 7 pm.  We would like families to wait in the gym and just have one person in the Rock Area if they want to take pictures.  Immediately following picture, grads and escorts will line up for entrance into gym.


7:00 pm

Doors open to public


8:00 pm

Grand March


Each grad family will be assigned four reserved floor seats.  The location of these seats will be drawn randomly.  Ushers will escort families to these seats.


Additional tickets are available but on a first come first served basis.  Grads will be able to buy additional tickets ($5.00 each) at the main office (Wednesday, May 27, or possibly earlier).


There will be a reception following the Grand March.


Between 9:30 pm and midnight

Draw for plane ticket to Edmonton.  Grad must be in attendance to win.



Saturday May 28, 2016:    


Grad Mass

All grads expected to be in attendance.


10:30 am

Grads gather at church to line up for entrance.  


11:00 am

Mass begins.

There is an expectation of appropriate dress (ie) no flip-flops and no running shoes.  Dress to impress!




1:00 pm

Grads gather in Rock Area of school to don gowns and line up for grad ceremony entrance.  


Grads should be wearing something that will not be too hot under the gown.  They also need to remember to wear something that looks good with the V-neck and a gown that goes to the knee.  


There is an expectation of appropriate dress (ie) no flip-flops and no running shoes.  Males are expected to wear long pants under their gowns.  


Those who arrive late risk not being allowed to participate in ceremonies.


2:00 pm

Convocation begins, will probably run until 4:00/4:30.  


Dry Grad

Yellowknife Community Arena



Dry Grad BBQ and Games

Grads, escorts, and family only.  

9:00 pm

Guests of grads arrive for Dry Grad.


10:00 pm

All guests must be signed in.


4:30-5:00 am

Dry Grad ends.