Whitehouse ISD has moved the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 from Friday, May 29th to Monday, June 1, 2020, to comply with Governor Abbott’s recent Executive Order and direction from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). On May 5th, TEA published rules for graduation ceremonies in the Guidance for Graduation and End-of-Year Promotion Ceremonies During the COVID-19.
The Whitehouse ISD commencement ceremony will be held at Wildcat Stadium on Monday, June 1st, at 9:00 PM. Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Moran stated, “Our goal is to be adaptable and to have as normal a graduation as possible. We are responsible citizens and will comply with the guidelines established by health professionals and our state and local leadership, for the safety of all. It may not be what we hoped, but as creative problem solvers, we are determined to make the best out of a very tough situation. Whitehouse ISD is a confident and resilient community and we are empathetic toward our graduating seniors.”
Each graduate will be provided the opportunity to enter the stadium with no more than four guests and the ceremony will be live-streamed for online participants. WISD will be communicating more specifics in the near future to our seniors about what June 1st will look like. Safety measures such as appropriate spacing of 6 feet, the recommendation for attendees to use a mask, and a health screening of every person attending will be practiced. Moran said, “We will celebrate our seniors while keeping our public health a priority. Our seniors deserve the very best we have to offer.”