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Fairfield and Middletown set in-person graduations for the summer

Journal-News |

Middletown High School will hold a series of graduation commencements outside next month at the district’s football stadium, and participants are being asked to wear protective masks.

And joining Middletown, officials at Fairfield Schools said they intend to hold a previously scheduled, indoor commencement in August unless further restrictions are imposed by the state.

School law full of graduation, funding, religion changes approved

Journal-News |

Ohio legislators passed a wide-ranging education bill this week, affecting graduation rules for current high school students, restoring funding for some suburban schools, protecting religious expression in schools, but removing language that would have allowed schools to furlough staff this year.

Test/graduation rules: The bill says high school students whose state end-of-course exams were canceled this spring can use their classroom grades in those subjects toward Ohio’s graduation requirements.

Funding: A late amendment to the bill will restore $23 million in funding to school districts mainly in wealthy communities. House Bill 164 ensures that between state cuts, CARES money and “offset payments” in this bill, no school district ends up getting less than 94% of its original state funding amount for 2019-20.


A week in high school graduations: Drive-in theater, dressed-up bus, Land of Illusion and more

Journal-News |

State-ordered social distancing brought on by the spreading coronavirus scuttled long-standing high school commencement ceremonies. And in recent days, some Butler and Warren county school districts used a variety of novel approaches unimaginable until recently.

What Butler, Warren county schools are planning for graduation ceremonies

Journal-News |

Some area high schools will experiment with non-traditional and virtual graduation ceremonies this month and next while some school officials are still waiting to decide how their seniors will be honored during the time of the coronavirus.

Middletown High School planning virtual graduation ceremony this week

Journal-News |

Principal Carmella Cotter notified students and parents that several members of senior class requested to pick up their diplomas early because of commitments such as military, so the school decided to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, the originally scheduled graduation date.

Hamilton graduation plans include drive-in theater, drive-thru diplomas


Their virtual graduation will appear on the silver screen at the Holiday Drive-In on Old Oxford Road on May 20 and May 21 at 9 p.m

Kings’ school’s graduation to include live TV broadcast via WKRC/CW

The Journal-News |

As area school officials scramble to put together non-traditional but coronavirus-safe high school graduation ceremonies, Kings High School seniors will be spotlighted on their own local TV show.

The southern Warren County school district has joined in a partnership with Local 12 WKRC-TV to broadcast a graduation program on the station’s affiliated channel “The CW” on Sunday, May 31, said Dawn Gould, spokeswoman for Kings Schools.

Great Oaks senior ceremonies available to the world online

Highland County Press |

Every year, graduating seniors from Great Oaks Career Campuses gather with teachers, staff and parents to celebrate their achievements, receive the professional credentials earned, and listen to final words of wisdom from their peers and campus administrators.  

Although the students will ultimately go through graduation and receive their high school diploma from their original high school, the Great Oaks senior ceremonies have been an important tradition for students throughout the school district’s 50-year history. 

This year’s senior ceremonies for graduating seniors will be shown online.