The Socorro Independent School District will honor graduating seniors who are leaving for military service or moving due to parent deployment/reassignment with a commencement event where they will be presented their diplomas and congratulated by school, military, and district leaders.
“It will be an honor to recognize these admirable students who will be serving our country after they graduate,” said SISD Superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D.
“It is important for us to give them closure with this ceremony and acknowledge their milestone achievement of graduation. I wish them the best and thank them for their commendable decision to join the military.”
The walk-through celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 4 at the SISD District Service Center with designated times for each of the 50 students from six high schools to be honored with their families.
Each graduate will be recognized by their school principal, military branch representative, superintendent, board trustees and assistant superintendent of high schools. They will pick up their diploma and have socially distant photos taken with the school/district leaders and their families.
Safety and the well-being of all students and staff is of the utmost importance; therefore, wellness checks will be conducted over the phone before the students and families come into the DSC and again when they arrive for the ceremony.
Each student will be allowed four family members to join them and will follow a stringent route for the walk-through celebration, which will last about 10 minutes for each student and their families.
They will have a wellness check prior to arrival and at the front entrance, pick up their diploma and be recognized by school/district/military leaders with their families watching from a socially distant area in the board room, and conclude with a photo with their family in a separate conference room.
Only one graduate and their family will be allowed in each area at a time. The following schedule will be followed for the students who will be joining the Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard and students moving due to parent deployment/reassignment:
Americas High School – 9 to 10:20 a.m.
Eastlake High School – 10:20 to noon
El Dorado High School – 12:30 to 1:40 p.m.
Montwood High School – 1:40 to 3:50 p.m.
Pebble Hills High School – 3:50 to 4:30 p.m.
Socorro High School – 4:40 to 6:00 p.m.