HOUSTON – June 4, 2020 – Spring ISD will host its first-ever virtual graduations on Saturday, June 6 with five events to mark the commencement of more than 2,250 seniors, all of whom are also invited to take part in in-person events the following weekend at Planet Ford Stadium.
“We want to celebrate our students and give them and their families as much flexibility as possible during these challenging times,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “These virtual ceremonies will be an opportunity for everyone to take part by watching on the web from the safety and comfort of their own homes. Even though they are not live events, eligible students will indeed be graduates at their conclusion.”
The district partnered with two companies, StageClip and MarchingOrder, to produce the virtual graduations, using videos taken in the district of principals, the superintendent and board president, and the valedictorians and salutatorians from each school. In addition, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be part of the virtual program for Spring Early College Academy, as well as Westfield and Dekaney high schools.
Students were able to upload photos to personalize a keepsake slide, which will be played during the roll call. These slides will be available after the virtual ceremonies for the students to keep and share.
“We hope everyone will tune in to our website on Saturday and watch these events, especially extended family from out of town, as well as anyone who has health conditions that would prevent them from attending the in-person events the following weekend,” Watson said. “As superintendent, I am so proud of our Class of 2020 and can’t wait to see all of their faces on screen this Saturday.”
To help viewers follow along with the ceremonies on Saturday, online programs are available for each of the schools at www.springisd.org/graduation. Students will be able to pick up their diplomas later this month and should stay tuned for more details from their campus about the schedule.
See below for the virtual graduation schedule and links: