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The Who, What, When & Where of the 2014 Graduation Ceremony


Terri Nabi

Principal Brad Mansfield will oversee his final graduation ceremony this year.

by Brianna Acosta, Staff Writer

Get all of the details you need for graduation right here.

  • When: Graduation is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014.


  • Where: The Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, which is at the intersection of 183A and New Hope Road. There are no tickets, no reserved seating, and no limit to how many can attend. There is seating for just under 6,000, and CPC does not allow people to save seats.


  • Monies or Textbooks: Seniors are responsible for taking care of any outstanding debts prior to graduation, including library fines or books not returned, textbooks, books or items owed to teachers, uniforms, outstanding fees, or any other item or money owed to LHS, faculty or staff. These will be noted on the chairs at graduation practice. Failure to clear these items before graduation will result in the diploma being held.


  • Graduation Practice: practice for graduation is mandatory and will take place at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Competition Gym. In case of a conflict, only Mr. Mansfield can give permission to be absent from practice. No caps or gowns are needed for practice. Students eligible for Texas Scholars will receive their medal at practice and will be responsible for bringing the medal to wear at graduation on Saturday. Replacement medals will not be available.


  • Student Transportation: All students must ride on buses to the Cedar Park Center.  School buses will transport students to the Cedar Park Center from Leander High. All students must ride the buses to ensure maximum organization and minimal confusion.


  • Graduation Day: Schedule 4:00 p.m. – Students should arrive at LHS with cap and gown, and report to the competition gym for final practice (be on time). 5:45 p.m. – Students will begin boarding the buses. 6:05 p.m. (sharp) – Buses leave LHS. After graduation has been completed, students may ride home with family and/or friends. One bus will come back to LHS if anyone needs to return.


  • Student Dress: We want our students to look their best at this very important event; therefore, Girls are expected to wear a dress or dress slacks and blouse under their gown (no jeans). Boys are expected to wear dress pants, collared shirts and ties under the gown (no jeans). Caps and gowns cannot be modified in any way.


  • Shoes: Students should wear footwear appropriate for a dress occasion. No sandals, flip flops and tennis/running shoes. Boys should wear socks with their shoes. Because there are rather steep ramps on and off the stage, girls might want to avoid super high heels. Remember, this is being filmed and is shown on the jumbo-tron.


  • What to bring on the bus: Students are responsible for bringing their caps and gowns with them. Personal belongings should not be brought on the bus. If something must come with you (i.e., keys, tiny purse, etc.,) it will be placed in a box in a holding room and returned after you have picked up your diploma. You cannot have anything with you during the ceremony. No phones or electronics of any kind. Please leave balls, beach balls or any/all distracting items at home. Students who violate this rule run the risk of not “walking” at graduation or having their diploma held for an indeterminate time.


  • Project Graduation: This important drug/alcohol free event will be on Saturday, June 7, after graduation from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. with doors locking at 12:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the senior parents and will provide fun, games, food, and prizes.