It's almost that time of year again where our high school's say goodbye to their graduates.

The Drumheller Valley Secondary School ceremonies will be held all in one day on May 13.

"Our graduation ceremony itself, which is the cap and gown where we hand out the awards, will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the morning and should wrap up around 12:15," Principal of DVSS, Curtis LaPierre, explained. "The grand march will actually start at 7:30 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. and then the slide show is from 9:00 until 9:30. Then there will be a short dance, which is just an opportunity for photos for mom to get a dance with her son or dad with his daughter. The kids will then get ready and go off to their safe grad."

Both of the ceremony events will be held at the Badlands Community Facility.

"It just provides more room and seating opportunities for people. The nice thing is we have the risers in place,so you can see all the grads at both events. It's really just a best case scenario," noted LaPierre.

In the morning of DVSS's graduation, the seating will be open to the public and families, but will have reserved seating for staff and those presenting awards.

"In the evening, it will be broken down in groupings of 10 and those are family groupings. Even if the family brings 30 people, that's fine, but 10 can sit together and there will be lots of seating for others that's just not with the group of 10."

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