Alternative Graduation Dates

Holy Trinity Catholic High School and Father Mercredi High School Announce Dates for Alternative Graduation Celebrations

Fort McMurray Catholic School Division High Schools are excited to announce the new dates for this year’s Alternative Graduation Celebrations. While the details of the modified celebrations are still being refined, both Holy Trinity High School and Father Mercredi High School want families to mark their calendars. Holy Trinity will have a virtual graduation celebration on Friday, June 19 and Father Mercredi will have a virtual celebration on Friday, June 26.

“We know that this is a unique time and a traditional full-scale graduation celebration is not possible; however, we are working hard with our grad committees to put together a simpler event that celebrates our graduates while adhering to the public health guidelines set forth by the Chief Medical Officer of Health,” commented Superintendent George McGuigan. “We recognize that there are many unknowns in the world right now, but one thing we know for certain is that our graduates have worked tirelessly to make it to the end of their schooling journey. We want to celebrate this accomplishment now in a safe way,” continued McGuigan

“We know that the school closure has been particularly challenging for our graduates given that their special year has been cut short. Much like other school divisions across the globe, we will be working hard to build a simple and safe, yet innovative and creative celebration that helps bring closure to the school year. It won’t be the traditional graduation that we’ve done in the past, but we are committed to marking this special occasion in a different way. It will be a unique event during a unique time,” commented Lisa Hilsenteger and Lisa Miller, Principals of the two high schools. In the coming weeks, both high schools will release more details about the alternative graduation celebrations. “We know that our graduates and families will have many questions about what this unique graduation will look like. We look forward to sharing complete details about each school’s celebration as soon as we can,” continued Hilsenteger and Miller.

Graduates and families are encouraged to watch each school’s social media accounts and websites for up to date information.