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GMHS Graduation
Starting 5/27/2022 at 6:00 PM
Event Groups:
• Groveport Madison High School - HS General Events
Description:
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
The electronic ticketing system will be in place shortly for your student to obtain guest tickets. Each graduate will obtain their tickets using their student ID as their access code. *Every guest, including infants and children, must have their own ticket.*

Please keep these tickets organized as each ticket can be scanned only once. Aside from reserved sections for graduates and staff, there is open seating in the auditorium for all ticketholders. 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.

There is ample handicapped seating in the auditorium for those who require accommodation.

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]).

GRADUATION INFORMATION PACKET

Location:
World Harvest Church, 4595 Gender Rd., Canal Winchester
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