Smaller area districts announce graduation plans

The Oglesby ISD announced plans Monday for an outdoor graduation with a six-guest limit for each graduating senior. (MGN/file)
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(KWTX) Smaller Central Texas school districts are planning a variety of graduation ceremonies including one at a drive-in theater, a drive-thru in front of a school, and outdoor ceremonies in football stadiums.

The Clifton ISD plans an outdoor graduation ceremony at 8 p.m. June 4 at Cub Stadium. Alternate dates and times in the event of bad weather are 8 p.m. June 5 and 10 a.m. June 6.

Each graduating senior will be given five tickets for guests.

Families will set on the home side of the stadium and seniors will sit on the field, positioned six feet apart, facing the home stands.

The district will also create a video of each senior walking into the Clifton ISD Performing Arts Center and across the stage, receiving diplomas from family members and having their photos taken.

The Gatesville ISD and the owner of the Last Drive-in Picture Show, in Gatesville, have come up with a plan for a graduation event at 8:30 p.m. May 21 at the drive-in.

Each graduating senior will receive a ticket to admit one vehicle.

Students should report by 7:30 p.m. to the district’s primary school parking lot.

Seniors must be accompanied in vehicles by family members.

The graduation will be played on the screen and streamed on the district’s website and Facebook page.

A graduation ceremony could be held, as well at 8:30 p.m. on July 24 at McKamie Stadium, but only if social distancing guidelines have been lifted.

The Lampasas ISD will have a drive-thru graduation spread over four nights starting on May 19 in front of Lampasas High School.

Students will be scheduled alphabetically to receive diplomas from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 19-May 22.

Each graduate is allowed two vehicles and must be riding in the first.

Guests must remain in the vehicles as each graduate walks the stage in front of the school.

The Oglesby ISD announced plans Monday for an outdoor graduation with a six-guest limit for each graduating senior.

The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. June 5 at Butch Goodwin Football Field.

The gates will open at 6 p.m.

Each senior will be given six tickets, which guests must present to be admitted.

Guests must sit together in designated areas of the stands to maintain social distancing, the district said.

Eighth grade graduation will be at 8 p.m. June 5 at the stadium with the same restrictions.

Eighth grade graduates and their guests may not enter the stadium until 7:40 p.m.

Both ceremonies will be streamed live on the district’s Facebook page.