Crossing the Stage ?

All students who are crossing the stage at Commencement must complete this Google Form by Wednesday, June 12th.  It is super important that this is completed, as it will be read aloud as you cross the stage. 

Extra Tickets Now On Sale – June 3rd

Extra Tickets:
Extra tickets may be purchased for $25.00 each (cash), through WO’s Main Office – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Pre Purchased Tickets
Pre ordered tickets will be delivered to all students in their homeroom on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.  If your student doesn’t have a first period homeroom – tickets can be picked up in the main office during regular hours.

Information for the Night of Commencement 

Rehearsal for the Graduates:
There will be a rehearsal for graduates at the Wilmot Rec Complex on Thursday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m. It is strongly encouraged that you come, but it is not mandatory.

The Night of Commencement
**Arrival Time for Graduates**:
Graduates are asked to arrive between 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., in order to get your gown and be ready for the processional. Graduates will be getting ready in the upstairs lobby and the Community room.

Staff members will be available to help you get your gown and to help direct you to the staging area.

Ceremony:
The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilmot Rec Complex. Seating for your guests will be first come, first served seating, both on the floor and in the bleachers.

Parking:
limited parking is available on site. We strongly recommend carpooling, if possible.

Gowns:
When you arrive at the Wilmot Rec Complex, you will receive your gown (black), cap and tassel. These are yours to keep and do not need to be returned.

These gowns do not have pockets. Please leave all valuables with your guests as you will not necessarily be returning to the same seat after you cross the stage.

What to wear?
Keep in mind that you will be wearing a gown, and the venue is not air conditioned. Consider leaving any jackets or sweaters with your guests. Also, since you will be wearing a cap, try to avoid high hairdos.

Consider wearing shoes that are easy to walk in. You’ll be climbing stairs and walking across the stage while nervous.

Questions may be directed to by email: wocommencement@gmail.com

Congratulations Class of 2024 !!!

We are thrilled to announce that Commencement will take place on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at the Wilmot Recreation Complex in Baden.

What is involved with Commencement?

Commencement is a formal event, to celebrate the successful completion of secondary school and “commencement” into the next stage of life. All members of the Class of 2024 are invited to cross the stage that evening. Other highlights will include the Principal’s message, the Valedictorian address, and the final Charge to the Grads.

Specifics

  • Graduates are asked to register their intention to attend by signing up for a souvenir cap and gown.
  • It is very important that we get this information on or before April 15th, 2024, as the final gown order must be placed that week.
  • Note: there is no fee for grads, nor do they require a ticket.
  • Tickets for friends and family are $25 each. (maximum 4 at this time). The deadline is April 15th, 2024.
  • Tickets will be distributed to homerooms during the week of June 3rd, 2024.
  • Any/all extra tickets will be available for sale in the main office, during the first week of June, 2024.

If you missed the deadline to sign up, please see Ms. Houston (anna_houston@ wrdsb.ca) in the main office and we can get you on the list.

If you have any questions at all, please email: wocommencement@gmail.com.

We look forward to celebrating with you!