The 128th annual
Chesterton High School commencement exercises will be hosted on Thursday,
May 31, at 7 p.m. at the CHS Football Stadium (weather permitting).
includes presentation of honor students by Jeff Van Drie, Principal;
awarding of the diplomas by Dr. Ginger Bolinger, Superintendent of Schools;
James Goetz, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Monte
Moffett, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Human Resources, and
the officers and members of the DSC Board of Trustees; the traditional
turning of the tassels, and closing.
will be required if commencement has to be moved to the gym. The doors at
the gym will be opened at 6 p.m. Each senior will be issued up to eight
tickets for his/her parents and relatives. Those not needing to use all
their tickets are asked to return the extra tickets to the main office as
soon as possible, so they may be redistributed to those who request tickets
for additional family members. This information will be announced at the
If weather permits
and commencement is held outside, these tickets will allow those ticket
holders to be seated outside as early as 5:30 p.m. General admission will
begin at 6 p.m.
Special tickets are
required for those guests who are physically unable to climb the bleachers.
Regular tickets may be exchanged for the special seating tickets in the main
office. Special handicapped parking will be available. It is recommended
that seniors and those with mobility limitations be dropped off while other
family members park the vehicle elsewhere.
A decision as to
whether the commencement will be held inside or outside will be made on
Wednesday, May 30. This announcement will be made to senior students and via
local radio stations and newspapers.
DVDís of the 2018
graduation ceremony will be available for purchase at $20 each. The DVD will
be mailed to purchasers as soon as they are ready. The graduation ceremony
will be streamed online live only on the day of graduation and will not be
uploaded to the web after that date. To order a graduation DVD, please fill
out an order form and return it with payment to Matthew Waters or Michele
Stipanovich at the radio station -- Room E-500 or the radio classroom A-513.
Order forms can be found online on the Duneland website, by going to CHS, or
get one at the CHS main office. DVDís will be mailed to purchasers only if
ordered by graduation night. After that date, arrangements must be made to
pick it up at CHS.
Sunday, May 20
Ministerial Association will host the CHS Baccalaureate at St. Patrick
Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m.