Kasson-Mantorville High School will host its 2022 Graduation Ceremony for this year's seniors on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7pm at KMHS' Home Federal Arena.
Participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege reserved for those seniors who meet all credit and testing graduation requirements established by the Kasson-Mantorville Public School District Board of Education prior to graduation day.
In compliance with the Minnesota State Board of Education and the Kasson-Mantorville School Board, the following graduation requirements are as follows: Students must earn a minimum of 28 credits, complete the specified course requirements, and participate in a district administered Career & College Entrance Exam.
Determination about meeting requirements for participating in the ceremony will be completed by the end of the last student contact day of the school year. All credit recovery courses must be completed and course transcript information must be received before graduation. Seniors not meeting the requirements will be informed they will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Kasson-Mantorville High School partners with Jostens as our vendor for cap/gown (graduation) orders.
The Senior Informational Meeting with Jostens to order caps/gowns will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 8:00am in the PAC during BRIDGE. All students (including PSEO) are encouraged to attend to receive this ordering information. If students are unable to attend informational packets will be available for pick up in the High School office.
Jostens will return to KM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 during both lunches to collect graduation orders.
Students are welcome to reuse/borrow older siblings or friends caps/gowns to wear for the ceremony. Students would still need to order a new tassel.
Caps/Gowns/Graduation Orders will be delivered to students on Thursday, April 13, 2023 during BRIDGE (8:00-8:25am) in the PAC.
Held at a different local church each year, baccalaureate is a non-denominational spiritual service that allows for public school graduates to find spiritual meaning that aligns with their personal beliefs.
All graduates are highly encouraged to attend. If seniors do attend they are asked to arrive at the church hosting the service 15 minutes early and to wear their cap/gown.
This year's Baccalaureate Ceremony will be held at TBD Church on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 7pm.
High Honors (white cord): Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.667-4.0 through third quarter of senior year.
Honors (gold cord): Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0-3.666 through third quarter of senior year.
*Please note: we do not round up GPAs.
Military Cords (red/white/blue): Students who are enlisted in a military branch will be honored and recognized with a military cord for their future service in the military.
Minnesota Honor Society (blue cord): Students who are a member of Minnesota Honor Society will receive a blue cord.
*All honor cords will be distributed in mid-May (after GPA calculations are completed and finalized).
Any seniors interested in speaking at graduation must submit their written speech to either Mrs. Walsh or Mrs. Enders (senior class advisors) by Monday, May 1, 2023. Two seniors will be selected from the entries submitted.
The actual diploma will be handed out at the graduation ceremony when students walk across the stage.
All seniors who are eligible for graduation and wish to walk through the graduation ceremony MUST attend the mandatory graduation rehearsal which will be held (starting promptly) at 9:00am on Thursday, June 1, 2023 in the KMHS Home Federal Arena.
Breakfast (donuts/juice) will be provided. Plan on rehearsal lasting a couple of hours. Please bring your cap/gown as rehearsal will conclude with the "KoMet Graduation Walk". Graduates will walk, in full cap and gown, over to the KM Elementary School and parade through the hallways receiving congratulations from our youngest KoMets.
This is it...the BIG moment! Graduates are expected to be assembled in their caps/gowns (dressed appropriately) at 6pm and ready to represent your parents, community and yourself well.
No tickets are necessary for the ceremony. There is no limit as to how many family members can attend.
After the ceremony, graduates will line up in front of the east entrance lawn/sidewalk to form a receiving line.
If you are unable to attend the event in person, you will be able to watch the ceremony live on youtube.