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Commencement

Commencement

May 29, 2022 ~ 1:00 PM

Historic Embassy Theatre, Downtown Fort Wayne 

We will be offering videotaping and live streaming of the Commencement Service. A Flash Drive with a recording of the ceremony will be available for $30. Order at http://onthespotvideo.com/high-school-graduations/2022concordia. The livestream link will be available at youtube.com/FWcadets.
 
As the end of the school year approaches, the Class of 2022 and their parents have the opportunity to celebrate the many blessings that have happened during their high school years. We pray that Concordia Lutheran High School has been as much a blessing for them as they have been for Concordia.
 
The culmination of high school at Concordia Lutheran High School is the Baccalaureate/Commencement Service which will be held at the Embassy Theatre on Sunday, May 29 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Seniors report to the Grand Wayne Center at 12:00 p.m. Much work goes into making this a special and very dignified event. It is the last opportunity for the Class of 2022, their family and friends, and the staff of CLHS to gather around the Word of God to celebrate the ending of one phase of our graduating seniors’ lives and the beginning of the next steps set before them.
 
Each family has an account created for ticketing, and are assigned randomly generated seats in sets of eight by the Embassy Box Office. These accounts allow families to reprint lost/damaged tickets and return unused tickets if needed. Graduation tickets will be sent home with students. We will notify you when they are available. Extra tickets may be available for families, and we will notify you if and when those become available. Families are encouraged to return any unused tickets to allow other families an opportunity to use them.  
 
To prepare for the Baccalaureate/Commencement Service, we ask all to keep the following in mind:
  • Students must take care of all obligations (books, tuition, uniforms, fines, etc.) by Friday, May 27 prior to graduation rehearsal.
  • Students have rehearsal for this event on Friday, May 27 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Main Gym. Following rehearsal, students will head outside (or to the cafeteria in case of inclement weather) for a Reunion Zero/Senior Sendoff with food, giveaways, and a yearbook autograph pages signing. Please note that the physical yearbooks will not be available until August when you can pick them up in the school office. We will notify students when they are available.
  • As Commencement is contained within a worship setting, it is important to remember that we are in the presence of God and to act accordingly.
  • This is a formal event and the dress of students and guests should reflect that emphasis.
  • Doors at the Embassy Theatre open at 12:15 p.m. with seating assigned by tickets. Graduates do not need a ticket.
  • Seniors do not need to hire a private photographer for graduation. The high school has arranged a photographer for the event who will take a photo of every student walking across the stage (which will be printed and mailed to families over the summer). Event photos will also be posted on Facebook. If you have any questions or would like a digital copy of your photo, please contact Ashley Wiehe at [email protected].
  • We will be offering videotaping and live streaming of the Commencement Service. A Flash Drive with a recording of the ceremony will be available for $30. Order at http://onthespotvideo.com/high-school-graduations/2022concordia. The livestream link will be available at youtube.com/FWcadets.
  • Directions for exiting the Embassy are given at the end of the service to promote safety and provide the opportunity for families and friends to meet the graduates in a timely manner.
 
Be sure to note all the events for the Class of 2022 on the attached Senior Memo. If you have any questions not answered here, please call the main office at CLHS, and we will get you the answers you need. May God grant all of us a truly wonderful end of the year . . . With Christ at the Center!