Clackamas Middle College (CMC) Graduates and Families,
As we move closer to the end of the 2019-2020 school year, we are gearing up to honor our graduates. CMC Staff are excited to present: Operation: Support, Recognize, and Celebrate the Class of 2020! The safety of our students and their families are at the forefront as we look to unveil the events for this celebration. In order to properly celebrate the hard work our students have put into their education; we encourage each family to participate in all phases of Operation: Support, Recognize, and Celebrate the Class of 2020!
The first phase is: Support! CMC Staff have been busy putting together graduate care packages to fully support the Class of 2020. On Wednesday, June 3rd from 9am-4pm in Clackamas Community College’s Harmony Campus Parking Lot, CMC Staff will be handing out these graduate care packages to graduates and their families. For ultimate safety, CMC will be honoring social distancing guidelines during this event. All staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and cleaning every surface to ensure the safety of our students and families. The participation of each family is encouraged, so that together, we can ensure that we are fully supporting our graduates during such a difficult time. These Graduate Care Support Packages will go out to each graduate’s family, and include the following:
- Class of 2020 Yard Sign
- Class of 2020 T-Shirt
- Custom Clackamas Middle College Tote Bag
- Cap and Gown (if ordered)
- Honor Cord, Stole, and Medal (if applicable)
- Graduation Recognition Celebration Program
- Yearbook (if ordered)
The second phase is: Recognize! CMC Staff have been actively planning for the visual recognition of our graduates for their hard work and accomplishments. They deserve this honor! On Wednesday, June 10th at 20:20 (8:20pm), a recognition video will be streamed on the Clackamas Middle College website. We hope you take this opportunity to watch the video together as a family to recognize each graduate. The recognition video will include the following:
- Class of 2020 Processional
- Speeches from Staff and Graduates
- Performances by Graduates
- Slides and Quotes from Graduates
- Where our Graduates are Going after CMC
- Class of 2020 Recessional
The third phase is: Celebrate! CMC Staff have organized an opportunity for graduates to pick up their diplomas, celebrate their accomplishments with family and staff, and take part in a graduate photo opportunity. As with the Support! phase, and to ensure ultimate safety, CMC will be honoring social distancing guidelines during this event. All staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and cleaning every surface to ensure the safety of our students and families. This Celebrate! phase will take place on Friday, June 12th, from 9am-6pm in the Harmony Campus Parking Lot (same spot as the Support! phase), and include the following:
- Biliteracy Seal Certificates
- Personalized Word Cloud from CMC Staff
- Family and Staff Celebration of Graduates
- Photo Opportunity with Cap, Gown, and Diploma (optional for each graduate)
As we are all aware, the Class of 2020 has been caught in a difficult situation during this pandemic. Let’s all come together within the three phases to maximize this celebration while minimizing the risk to students and families. We can’t control the outcomes of this pandemic, so we must use the same growth-mindset that we have been teaching to our graduates over the last four years, to come together for Operation: Support, Recognize, and Celebrate the Class of 2020!
Please look for specific details regarding Operation: Support, Recognize, and Celebrate the Class of 2020! in the days to come to properly celebrate our graduates!
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this time, and we look forward to celebrating a wonderful graduating class through Operation: Support, Recognize, and Celebrate the Class of 2020!
Take care and stay safe,
Brian Sien, Ed.D.
Clackamas Middle College