Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Ecole St. Patrick School

Grad 2013

Grad 2013:  Important Dates and Times

Friday, May 17, 2013:

-           Grad fees due

-           Grad Retreat Permission forms due


Thursday, May 23-Friday,May 24, 2013:

-           Grad Retreat, Prelude Lake


Monday, May 27, 2013: 

-           Dry Grad permission forms due (grads and guests)

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


Tuesday May 28, 2013: 

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


Wednesday May 29, 2013:

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

-           Mass rehearsal:  grads to church for amandatory -and quick- practice (3:45)


Friday May 31, 2013:



7:45 pm         

Grads gather and set up in Rock Area for"grad only" picture scheduled for 8 pm.  We would like families to wait in the gym andjust have one person in the Rock Area if they want to take pictures.  Immediately following picture, grads andescorts will line up for entrance into gym.


8:00 pm

Doors open to public


9:00 pm

Grand March


Each grad family will be assigned fourreserved floor seats.  The locationof 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 29, or possibly earlier).


There will be a reception following theGrand March.


Between 10:30 pm and midnight

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



Slide show


Saturday June 1, 2013:    

Grad Mass


10:30 am

Grads gather at church to line up forentrance. 


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 dongowns and line up for grad ceremony entrance.


Grads should be wearing something that willnot be too hot under the gown.  They alsoneed to remember to wear something that looks good with the V-neck and a gownthat 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 allowedto participate in ceremonies.



2:00 pm

Convocation begins, will probably run until4:00/4:30. 



Dry Grad

Yellowknife CommunityArena



Dry Grad BBQ and Fraser’s Follies

Grads, escorts, and family only. 



9:30 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.