Graduation

Saturday-June 5, 2021
9:00 A.M.
Nelson Stadium
Carroll College

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

Students must report to Carroll College by 8:00 a.m.

Capital High School is dedicated to ensuring that these graduates are College and Career ready!  We proudly send these students into the next chapter of their lives.  Graduates…please know that we continue to stand behind you as you move forward and we thank you for the many years that you were with us here at Capital High, representing what we stand for.  Best of luck to you and GO BRU!!

WATCH LIVE ON JUNE 5, 2021!

Click here to view the 2021 Capital High School Live Stream commencement exercises.

Here’s a secondary link to the Independent Record website: IR Virtual Graduations

Textbook Returns and Fines

Textbook return will occur on the following dates:

  • TBD 

Fines:

As a reminder, you can mail payment now for fines to:

Capital High School

100 Valley Drive

Helena, MT  59602 

Payments must be paid by cash or check only- thank you.

OR,

By Credit Card using the RevTrak System.

A reminder for Seniors, in order to receive their diploma, all fines must be paid. This includes lost books, lunch accounts, athletic and activity fees, and all other types of fines.

Mealtime Balance
Several Seniors also have money in their CHS Mealtime account.  There is no charge for meals the remainder of this school year and we need to zero out those accounts.  Please look at your balance.  You can login at mymealtime.com.  You have 3 options for these funds.  1. You can request a refund  2. If you have another student in the district, you can transfer those funds to your other student.   3. You may donate the funds to help pay down Students in Need accounts that have negative Mealtime balances.  Please contact our bookkeeper Charmaine Barker at cbarker1@helenaschools.org or at 324-2482 to resolve student balances.


2021 Live Graduation Broadcast  June 5, 2021

TIME 9 AM

Go to CHS’s YouTube channel to watch. If there are any problems, and they have to start a new stream, it will appear there as well.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CHSRightNow

Helena Independent Record Virtual Graduation Site
https://helenair.com/virtual_graduations/

Tickets for Admission

With weeks until our graduation, there is no way to accurately predict virus activity within Lewis & Clark County. Therefore, the below protocols are subject to change.
Graduation will be held outside at Nelson Stadium, Carroll College, we are anticipating an allotment of 10 tickets per graduate – Equates to 75% attendance to allow for distancing between families.  Two “golden tickets” honored should ceremonies need to be moved indoors.
If we encounter inclement weather, graduation
Plan B: Shift times but keep dates.
Plan C: Move ceremonies indoors (limit shifts to 2 tickets per graduate)
Plan D: Move ceremonies to the following weekend.
Only guests with tickets will be permitted to attend the ceremony.  Seniors will be issued and given tickets each at a time to be determined.  Graduates do not need to keep a ticket for themselves.  Tickets CANNOT be replaced if lost or stolen.
Assuming that ceremonies will take place outdoors, we are expecting that masking will be required in congested areas (entry/exit) and optional once seated as a family.

Graduation Practice

Graduation practice for all students is not viewed as necessary at time.
Counselors will preview ceremony details and student responsibilities with graduates in anticipation for June graduations.
Practice opportunities will focus on students that are either speaking and/or performing.

Be prepared to take care of any school fines before graduation.

Check with your Counselor for any cap and gown issues.  Travis Belcher with Jostens has really done a great job of taking care of our cap and gown needs – please go through him to get your cap and gown to ensure that our graduates are wearing the proper color cap/gown and that tones match.  They also offer many other senior items, so be sure to check them out.

Travis Belcher, Sales Representative
PO Box 6307
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 443-3844
(406) 443-3840 Fax
travis.belcher@jostens.com

Senior Picnic

TBD

Graduation Day

Commencement exercises begin at 9 am on Saturday, therefore, SENIORS MUST REPORT BY 8:00 am.  DO NOT WEAR YOUR GOWNS, but please bring them.  Appropriate dress is expected.  Example:  Girls – dress pants, dress, skirt & blouse, heels or flats.  Boys – dress slacks, shirt, dress shoes.  Masks for graduates will be required at this time.  Use of alcohol/drugs before or during graduation or rehearsal will not be tolerated.  Anyone suspected of use will be removed from the lineup, both at rehearsal and at graduation.

Ceremonies will be somewhat abbreviated (aiming for 90-minute ceremonies).
Ceremonies will include a (non-masked) student processional including the playing of Pomp & Circumstance.
Band and Choir performances included as part of our ceremonies.
Student speeches (speakers in the process of being selected/prepared).
Three feet of distancing between seated graduates.
Yes, students will be allowed to throw their caps upon being announced as graduates.
If you have any questions, contact the school at 406-324-2500.

Graduation Ceremony Pictures

Students will be photographed professionally during the graduation ceremony. Only Graduates and graduation staff are permitted on the field/stage/main floor during the ceremony.

Care of the Cap and Gown

The wearing of caps and gowns has been handed down to us as a symbol of learning.

As soon as possible upon receiving your gowns, place the gown on a hanger to allow the folds to fall out. If a light pressing is needed, ALWAYS USE A PRESSING CLOTH BETWEEN THE IRON (which should be set at low) AND THE GOWN.  Excessive heat will ruin the gown.

The cap must be placed on your head so that the mortarboard is level with the long point of the crown at the back. The front point should be well down on the forehead.  It is incorrect for girls to wear their cap back so far that it needs to have bobby pins to hold it on.  Graduates are permitted to appropriately decorate their mortarboard.  All decorations must be in accordance with the guidelines below. Any cap that violates the guidelines will be confiscated and a blank cap will be given to the graduate to wear for the ceremony.

During the commencement exercises boys will remove their caps for the National Anthem.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! After the precedent set by previous year’s graduating classes, you are able to decorate your caps at the commencement ceremony. Everything went well the last few years – no issues, and everyone complied.  Therefore, we are willing to try it again! CHS staff and members of student council ask you and your family to read the guidelines found below.

  • No symbols, logos, words, sayings or any action that can be deemed as offensive to those in any culture, American or otherwise. Remember, this is not just your ceremony but a ceremony you share with all of your classmates and their respective friends and family members!
  • No symbols, logos, words, sayings, or actions that affiliate themselves with alcohol or drug paraphernalia, as well as any other illegal activity.
  • No sexual or inappropriate references or innuendos. 
  • The decoration should not extend more than 2 inches off the mortarboard so as not to distract the person sitting behind you.
  • You may decorate the entire top of the mortarboard, but underneath and the headpiece should remain untouched.
  • The tassel must be present on the cap.
  • Follow the Capital Code. (Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be a Graduate)

There will be dedicated students and some faculty checking caps and observing these standards that have been crafted. In order to encourage high standards of student conduct and behavior, the principal or participating members of his staff will replace a student’s cap if it is in violation of the guidelines with a replacement so he/she may walk. If a student refuses or the cap decoration is blatantly in disregard of the Capital Code, this student places the future decoration of graduation caps in jeopardy.  Many students from the Class of 2015 put a lot of time and effort into this opportunity. This is a chance no class has had before 2015, and we trust that you will follow the Capital Code and the guidelines. If you have any questions about any intended information/images that you feel might be questionable, be sure to talk to an administrator during school hours long before commencement exercises.

 

SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY

Helena Senior All Night Party – June 5th 2021

The Helena Senior All Night Party will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 7pm-4am at the Helena Civic Center. The Helena Senior All Night Party is a tobacco-free, alcohol-free and drug-free event that is open to all graduating seniors in Helena! This includes students of ACCESS, Capital High, Helena Christian Academy, Helena High, PAL, St. Andrews, and Home School students.

The 2021 party will be a night of celebration with dancing, food, entertainment, prizes and games! The hours will be to 7pm-4am.

PRICES & DATES – Buy your tickets early before the price goes up!
March 15- April 15 – $55
April 16 – June 4 – $65
June 5 and at the door $75

FIRST….fill out the Release Agreement at https://www.helenasanp.com/tickets/.  After you complete the agreement you will be taken to the purchase tickets page for the SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY.  Need financial assistance with tickets? See you High School Guidance Counselor. They can help!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GIVE YOUR SENIORS OF 2021 A FABULOUS NIGHT TO CELEBRATE!  

If you’d like to volunteer, please visit the “Helena Senior All Night Party 2021”  at https://www.helenasanp.com/volunteers/ You can stay all night or pick a shift or area to work.

PHOTO WALL

Want your Senior to be featured on our giant photo wall?  Parents, send us a senior-age picture and a baby picture for the Senior Night Photo Wall!!   Make sure to include your senior’s first and last name.  Email them to senioranp@gmail.com.

The Helena Senior All Night Party is an independent 501c3 non-profit and is not affiliated with Helena Schools.

 

Senior Pictures

For information on Senior Pictures click here.