Commencement 2019

This page was created to serve as the authoritative source on all things related to Commencement and the days leading up to it. You will find forms available for download, helpful links, and a list of senior-related events. Check back often for updates. Questions may be directed to

List of 4 news stories.

  • Newest members of the Cum Laude Society named

    The Cum Laude Society is a national honor society modeled on Phi Beta Kappa to recognize the scholastic achievement of seniors in secondary schools. The motto of the Cum Laude Society is Areté, Diké, Timé — Ancient Greek for Excellence, Justice, and Honor.

    Each member school may induct up to the top fifth of the graduating class. Members to be inducted from the Class of 2019 are in alphabetical order as follows:

    Mohammed Ansari
    Rowan Bortz
    Alberto Checcone
    John Deschenes
    Eli Grossman
    Lucas Humayun
    Matthew Kim
    Annette Lee
    Austin Lee
    Elizabeth Maechling
    Desmond Mantle
    Akobundu Ndefo-Haven
    Justin Olah
    Harper Oreck
    Victor Swezey
    Emma Wennberg
  • Requesting accessible parking or transportation assistance

    To request accessible parking or transportation assistance, please submit this online form no later than Monday, June 3. Questions may be directed to Cheryl Flores.
  • Class of 2019 time capsule

    Each graduating class at Poly creates a time capsule in the form of a trunk filled with memorabilia from their time at Poly. The Class of 2019 will open its time capsule at their 10th reunion in 2029. Both seniors and their parents are encouraged to bring in items for the time capsule: school or family photos, a letter to your student, newspaper articles, prom mementos, etc. The school will include a copy of the senior video and other items associated with the class as a whole. Students can fill their 10x13 envelopes at school (envelopes are available from Ryder Livingston in the front office at Haaga House). The trunk will also be brought to some upcoming senior functions.
  • Important year-end dates to remember

    A list of senior activities and events is available on the Commencement webpage. Please note: Event details are subject to change; please refer to the Commencement webpage or the online Poly calendar for the most current information. Some important dates to add to your calendar:
    • AP exams — Monday through Friday, May 6-17
    • Junior-Senior Prom — Saturday, May 18
    • Senior Outdoor Education trip — Monday through Friday, May 27-31
    • Senior Sports Banquet, Picnic, Video — Sunday, June 2
    • Upper School Honors Day and Commencement — Thursday, June 6

Commencement ticket requests

The online ticket request system is now closed. Questions may be directed to Greg Feldmeth. Thank you.

Important information about parking

We expect a large number of guests for Commencement so please allow sufficient time for parking, picking up tickets, and finding your seat. Maps and directions are available online. We ask that you kindly help us to be good neighbors by obeying all traffic laws and by not parking on the adjacent residential streets. Thank you for your cooperation.
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