January 3, 2018
Dear Sixth Form Parents,
All of us here at St. Andrew’s look forward to celebrating the distinguished and exciting accomplishments of the Class of 2018 at our graduation ceremonies in May. Like many of you, I view graduation day with mixed emotions. I am very proud of this class’s contributions to the School, and I know it is time for them to embark on their college careers. However, it will be difficult to say goodbye to a group that has meant so much to St. Andrew’s.
In this letter, I want to share information about the graduation weekend:
St. Andrew’s Commencement takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 26 – 27, 2018. The celebration begins on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with a reception at our house for graduates and their families. Dinner follows at 7:00 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., we have an Awards Ceremony, about an hour long, in the Sipprelle Field House to celebrate the academic, artistic, and athletic work of the students. The evening concludes with a film tribute to the senior class. On Sunday, we hold a Chapel Service at 10:00 a.m., and Commencement is at 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lawn. Lunch follows the graduation ceremony.
The traditional dress for Commencement is white dresses for your daughters and white slacks, blue shirts, navy blazers and School ties for your sons. This year’s 50th Reunion class has donated a School tie or a silver SAS cross for each member of the Class of 2018.
We ask you to limit attendance at two of the graduation events. First, for the reception and dinner on Saturday evening, May 26, we ask that you limit attendance to six people, in addition to your son or daughter. For the Chapel service on Sunday morning, May 27, we ask that no more than four guests attend for each graduate. There is no limit for the number of guests at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening or at the Commencement exercises and luncheon on Sunday.
You will receive a Commencement invitation in the mail, as well as an email with a PDF of the invitation if you wish to share a formal invitation with friends and family. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Mitchell, Director of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-285-4241.
We look forward to welcoming you in May.