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Class of 2022 Information


Graduation Information
GRADUATION CEREMONY – FRIDAY, MAY 27, 6 p.m.
WHERE:    WORLD HARVEST CHURCH
                   4595 GENDER ROAD, CANAL WINCHESTER, OH (“Columbus" on Google Maps)
WHEN:       FRIDAY, MAY 27, 6 PM


SENIOR BREAKFAST, CLASS PICTURE & GRADUATION PRACTICE
WHERE:     GROVEPORT MADISON H.S.
WHEN:        THURSDAY, MAY 26, 7:30 AM

Graduation practice is scheduled for Thursday, May 26. Seniors will meet at the high school at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. At 8:30 a.m., Seniors will move to the gym for their Senior Class picture. All seniors will be given a Class of 2022 T-shirt to wear for the class picture. At 9:30 a.m., students will board the buses to be transported to World Harvest Church, where graduation practice will be held. Seniors must ride the bus to and from World Harvest Church as outlined in the graduation contract.

Please note: All graduates must participate in the graduation rehearsal to participate in the actual graduation ceremony. There are no exceptions!

DIRECTIONS FROM GMHS TO WORLD HARVEST CHURCH
World Harvest Church is located at 4595 Gender Rd., in Canal Winchester (“Columbus on Google Maps)
  • From Groveport Madison High School – Turn right onto S. Hamilton Rd. and proceed 0.24 miles to Bixby Rd.
  • Turn left onto Bixby Rd. (NOTE: Bixby Rd. then makes a sharp left turn beside the soccer fields), then continue for 1.10 miles to Ebright Rd.
  • Turn left onto Ebright Rd., then continue 1.33 miles. (Ebright Rd. then becomes Shannon Rd.)
  • Continue 2.13 miles on Shannon Rd. until coming to World Harvest Church. (World Harvest Church is located at the intersection of Shannon Rd. and Gender Rd.) **See map on following page**

PARKING AND TRAFFIC
There is limited parking at World Harvest Church. To alleviate traffic congestion, GMHS is offering shuttle buses from the high school to World Harvest starting at 4:30 p.m.

HANDICAPPED PARKING
Handicapped parking is available near the entrance of the World Harvest auditorium.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
There will be school bus shuttles available for graduates and guests. Shuttles will begin running from the high school to World Harvest at 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The shuttles will depart from World Harvest Church 30 minutes after the ceremony to return to GMHS.

GRADUATION TICKET INFORMATION
Each student can obtain up to eight (8) electronic tickets for graduation. Each graduate will obtain their tickets using a unique and secure access code. *Every guest, including infants and children, must have their own ticket.*

  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page to the ticketing section.
  2. Click on the red bar labeled "Get Tickets"
  3. Scroll to "Enter passcode below to unlock hidden ticket levels."
  4. Enter your access code. Your code will be sent to your personal email account (it is unique code for YOU).  DO NOT SHARE YOUR CODE. **If you are deemed ineligible to walk at graduation by May 20, your code and any tickets you’ve secured with it will be voided.**
  5. Select up to 8 tickets. These are for guests only - graduates do not need tickets.
  6. **If you don’t need all eight of your tickets, you can share your extras with another graduate (at your own risk). If you decide to take the risk, please keep your code to yourself and be mindful that each ticket can only be scanned once and it’s your responsibility to keep them organized.**
  7. Select “checkout.”
  8. Enter your personal information including the email address in which you want your tickets sent.
  9. Go to your email inbox and download your tickets. You may download and print them or save them to a mobile device(s).

To reiterate: Each ticket can only be scanned once; it is your responsibility to keep them organized.

Remind your guests to have their tickets out and ready to be scanned as they enter the auditorium of World Harvest Church. Upon entry, the auditorium will be open seating. Please be mindful of handicapped and reserved seating.

All doors to the auditorium will be locked promptly at 6:00 p.m. and reopened after the graduates have completed the processional and have been seated.

IMPORTANT CEREMONY INFORMATION
STAGING OF GRADUATES BEFORE THE CEREMONY
On graduation day, graduates will meet in the staging area at World Harvest at 5:00 p.m. (Do Not Be Late). Attendance will be taken, and graduates will be organized into their proper seating arrangements in preparation for their procession into the auditorium. ONLY GRADUATES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE STAGING AREA.

PROCESSIONAL
Shortly before 6:00 p.m., graduates will be escorted from the staging area for the processional to the auditorium. All doors to the auditorium will be locked promptly at 6:00 p.m. and reopened after the graduates have completed the processional and have been seated.

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
Graduation from high school is an event that comes once in a student's lifetime. The administration and faculty have made every effort to provide a ceremony that brings meaning to all graduates, families, and loved ones. This is not an athletic event but rather an academic proceeding to honor a journey fulfilled – one that students and their parents have envisioned for a long time.

As professional staff at Groveport Madison High School, our goal is to provide a ceremony defined by dignity and decorum. Students and parents deserve nothing less, and we make every effort in our planning to execute a positive and memorable event, start to finish. Proper behavior is expected of all graduates and their guests throughout the graduation ceremony. Failure to comply will result in removal from the event.

COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
At this time, Groveport Madison Schools recommends protective face masks, but they are not required.

The District will continue to monitor health guidelines/requirements from the Ohio Department of Health and the Franklin County Health Department. We will immediately inform graduates and their parents of any changes that may impact established safety protocols.

GRADUATE PHOTOS & LIVE BROADCASTING
GRADUATE’S OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH
A free download of the photo of the graduate receiving their diploma will be available on the Class of 2022 Graduation webpage of the high school’s website. A link to the photography company’s website also will be provided for anyone wishing to purchase prints of the photographs. Guests are prohibited from leaving their seats to take pictures from any aisleways during the graduation ceremony. Guests who disregard this rule will be escorted from the venue.

LIVE STREAMING
Graduation will be live-streamed on the Groveport Madison High School’s Facebook page (@GMHSCruisers).

COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM
The official graduation program will be handed out at the event and will be available to be downloaded from the Class of 2022 page of the high school’s website.

DIGITAL DISPLAYS
A video camera will be on each graduate as they receive their diploma, and the footage will be broadcast onto the large display boards during the ceremony.

PHOTO STATIONS
Photo stations will be set up outside World Harvest and other areas for students and their families to use as backdrops for personal pictures following the graduation ceremony.

MISCELLANEOUS
POST-GRADUATION EXPECTATIONS
Following the graduation ceremony, graduates and guests must leave the building. Picture stations will be set up outside of the venue. All graduates and guests should leave the World Harvest Church property within one hour following the conclusion of graduation. Those taking shuttles back to the high school must immediately leave the property. Buses will depart 30 minutes following the conclusion of the ceremony.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional questions, contact our graduation coordinators, Ms. Lindsey Himes ([email protected]) or Ms. Marki Smith ([email protected]).

Get Tickets Here

Graduation Contract

School Fees

Follow these steps to pay your school fees.
  1. Go to www.gocruisers.org
  2. Click on the parent tab
  3. Click on Ez-Pay
  4. Follow prompts to log on Ez-Pay account
  5. Add fees to basket
  6. Click on the shopping cart to complete the checkout process
It is important for you to understand that these fees are accurate as of April 1, however, more fees could be added to your account if you fail to turn in your Chromebook, other school-issued items, or if you have any College Credit Plus course fees.
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