Graduation Information - Updated 11/29/2022

  • Dear Graduating Senior and Parent/Guardian,  

    As we begin to look ahead toward the holiday season, we are reminded just how quickly time passes. The month of May is not as far off as it may seem, and we want to share information with you regarding the Class of 2023 graduation ceremony. 

    As you are aware, the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2023. Our current plan is to have the ceremony at the De Soto High School stadium. If we can hold the ceremony outside, we will not need to limit attendance or require tickets. If inclement weather is possible, we will have the ceremony in the Main Gymnasium at De Soto High School. If inside, we will need to limit attendance and each student will be provided with 7 tickets. The ceremony will also be live-streamed. The decision will be made and communicated 24 hours before the scheduled start of the ceremony. 

    The ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM. This change from previous years will allow our senior swimmers the ability to participate in both the Kansas State Swim meet and our graduation ceremony. 

    As in the past, De Soto High School views the graduation ceremony as a time to collectively recognize our seniors for what they have accomplished as students at DHS. Students will not be allowed to wear regalia celebrating accomplishments outside DHS or recognizing post-secondary plans. 

    New this year, a plan is in place to allow students to customize their graduation stole with the logos of official DHS activities they participated in while a student at DHS. Look for more information in February.   

    The Senior Schedule for May 2023 is included. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions. 

    Thank you,  
    Sam Ruff 

    Principal, DHS 

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    • September 30, 2022
       
      Dear Graduating Senior and Parent/Guardian,
       
      As the end of the first quarter is just a few weeks away, what has been a great 2022-2023 school year seems to be flying by. The month of May is not as far off as it may seem, and we want to share information with you regarding the Class of 2023 graduation ceremony.
       
      As you are aware, the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2022. Our current plan is to have the ceremony at the De Soto High School stadium. If we are able to hold the ceremony outside, we will not need to limit attendance or require tickets. If there is the possibility of inclement weather, we will hold the ceremony in the Main Gymnasium at De Soto High School. If inside, we will need to limit attendance and each student will be provided with 7 tickets. The ceremony will also be live-streamed. The decision will be made and communicated 24 hours before the scheduled start of the ceremony.
       
      The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am. This change from previous years will allow our senior swimmers the ability to participate in both the Kansas State Swim meet and graduation.
       
      Jostens will provide graduation regalia, announcements, and our diplomas this year. A representative from Jostens will meet with the senior class during seminar on Monday, October 3rd to discuss graduation announcements and cap and gown ordering procedures.
       
      Thank you,
      Sam Ruff
      Principal, DHS
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