Red Deer Public Schools is preparing for this year’s upcoming graduation season.

“We recognize that graduation is an important milestone in a young adult’s life. It’s a milestone that is meaningful for our students and also for their families and friends as well,” said Chad Erickson, Superintendent of Schools. “Graduation is not only a celebration of the hard work and dedication of students, but the start of the next chapter in their lives. We know our students will move on to do great things, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Red Deer Public Schools will be hosting graduation ceremonies on the following days:

  • Hunting Hills High School - Friday, May 13, 2022
    • Two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at Westerner Park
  • Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School - Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Three ceremonies at 9 a.m, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Lindsay Thurber
  • Alternative School Centre - Friday, June 24, 2022
    • One ceremony at Bower Ponds
  • Gateway Christian - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 
    • One ceremony at New Life Fellowship Church

“It has been a wonderful four years of high school. Despite the challenges we have faced as a graduating class, we’ve managed to achieve a marvelous milestone,” said Kate Hawkins, Grade 12 student and President of the Grad Executive at Lindsay Thurber High School. “It is exciting to be able to celebrate our accomplishments together for the first time in two years. With the break we’ve had from traditional graduation ceremonies, we’ve been able to redesign the way our grad will look. At Lindsay Thurber, we’ve decided to go with smaller, more personalized ceremonies and a prom in the evening.”