Graduation Announcements

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 10:03am


Good Evening Seniors!

It will feel empty tomorrow without you. :(  We are looking forward to celebrating with you all on Tuesday! Please read through the details below and arrive ready to take your places at Merriweather by 10:30 AM! Have a great weekend!

Graduation Day

Tuesday, May 31st 11 AM

Report to your assigned squad leaders in the pavilion by 10:30 AM and stay there!
Take a seat in your labeled row in section 303 or 304. Your squad leaders will put you in order.
Check the spreadsheet in GSuite to confirm your seat, squad leader and line up section. This is only accessible with a HCPSS login.
Walk on stage only when you hear your name.  If your name is skipped, you will wait backstage until the end of your row and your name will be announced. You will get to walk across the stage at that time.
The rehearsal slide deck can be found here. This is only accessible with a HCPSS login. 
Graduation Attire - Seniors should wear their caps straight on their heads with the deep part at the back and the tassel over the right temple. Decoration of caps and gowns is not permitted. Dress pants, skirts or dresses, collared shirts, neckties and nice shoes are expected attire. No sneakers, tennis shoes, flip-flops or other casual footwear should be worn. Do not iron your gown.
Pavilion parking, ceremony broadcast information and are available on the HCPSS and MRHS websites.

Parking for Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Please review this information and the map specific to our school’s graduation ceremony time. Students and guests are strongly encouraged to ride together and must park in the assigned lots when arriving at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Uniformed parking attendants will be facilitating the parking for all HCPSS commencement ceremonies. If the assigned lots are full, the parking attendants will redirect guests. 
Please follow the signs and direction of the parking attendants to make the event run as smoothly as possible.
Parking lots will open 1 hour in advance of the ceremony start time. 
At the conclusion of the ceremony, please make every effort to vacate the parking lot as quickly as possible so that parking is available for the next school.
Merriweather “Lot 1” which is located just inside the Little Patuxent Parkway at Merriweather Lane is designated as ADA parking. Entrants must have a disability placard and/or license plate. Parking staff may also direct vehicles to other marked ADA spaces if they are available.
Guests with disabilities may also be dropped off and picked up in the identified area near the accessible seating (please refer to map).
Thank you in advance for following directions about parking and times for entering/exiting the facility.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we want to ensure a positive experience for all involved!