GRADUATION INFORMATION

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS
DDHS will have an awards recognition event for scholarships separate from the graduation ceremony. The event will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, in the DDHS Main Gym and Commons. Graduating students who are selected for one or more scholarships will be invited to the event. Family members will be allowed, but to allow for social distancing measures, tickets will be provided for admittance. Students & parents will find out which scholarship(s) they’ve won during the ceremony.

GRADUATION CEREMONY
The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be hosted at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Location and number of seats per graduate will be determined at a later date.

FEES/FINES
All fees and fines must be paid in full by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 27th, 2022. Per School Board Policy #5460, “A student may be denied participation in graduation activities for disciplinary reasons and for non-payment of fees.” (This includes any overdue materials, sports uniforms/equipment, and lunch fines.) Fees/fines may be paid in the main office with cash only or online on the Infinite Campus parent portal with a debit/credit card. Seniors’ fees and fines are updated daily and can be viewed in Infinite Campus. Lunch fines can be paid in the cafeteria, or online at www.myschoolbucks.com Seniors should see Mrs. Daniels or Mrs. Pelnar in the main office if there are questions regarding fees/fines. Office hours are 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

STUDENT REHEARSAL
At this time we do not know the location of graduation. As a result, rehearsal information will be shared with students at a later date.

STUDENT ARRIVAL
To gain access to the Graduation Ceremony, the family of no more than four spectators, along with the graduate, must arrive together. Ushers will escort the family to their seats while the graduate will find a seat in the student section.

STUDENT DRESS

  • Everyone must wear a graduation gown from Jostens. There are some seniors who still need to pick up their Jostens orders. Please contact Mrs. Pelnar or Mrs. Daniels in the Main Office with any questions. Payment must be made in cash or money order only!

  • Graduation gowns should be removed from the plastic bag and hung to release wrinkles. If the gown is still wrinkled on the day of the ceremony, it can be pressed using a low temperature iron. (Caution-hot irons have melted some gowns in the past.)

  • Women should wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants under the graduation gown. Men should wear a white or light colored collared shirt and long khakis or dress pants under the graduation gown. No jeans or shorts.

  • The outside of graduation caps and gowns must be free of all decorations, except NHS pins and sashes.

  • Students not dressed appropriately for graduation will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
As soon as possible, students should check they have met all graduation requirements necessary to receive their diploma. Students who feel they are not meeting requirements or who believe there is a discrepancy in their credits received should contact the DDHS Student Services Office.

GRADUATION PHOTOS
Empire Photography will be taking photos as graduates receive their diplomas. To receive your free digital proofs, email: grad@empirephotos.com  Please include the following in your email: school name, student’s name, your email address and any other email address you would like the digital proof sent to. If no email address is available, watch for the proofs in the mail a week or two after graduation. If you have any further questions about the photos taken at graduation, please call Empire Photography at 608-257-2941 between   8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETERS
To request a sign language interpreter for graduation, contact Mrs. Tracey Daniels, administrative assistant, at 262-233-6605 or by email at tdaniels@ddschools.org three weeks prior to the ceremony.

BALLOONS AND LARGE SIGNS AT GRADUATION
For the viewing enjoyment of all in attendance, balloons and large signs are prohibited at the graduation ceremony and will need to be stored in the Commons until after the graduation ceremony.

LUNCH BALANCES
Lunch account balances will be automatically transferred to younger siblings. For any remaining balances of $10 or more, refund checks will be processed. Any other balances will be refunded upon written request to Beth Dudzinski, our food service director. If you aren’t sure if you have a refund coming, ask your senior to check at one of the registers during lunchtime. Ms. Dudzinski can be contacted by email at bdudzinski@ddschools.org or by phone at 262-233-6652.