Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Rehearsal & Ceremony
Location: Sunrise Baptist Church, 2138 N. Jefferson Rd, Midland
Rehearsal: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6:30pm ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY
- All seniors and the parent(s) that will be presenting the diploma MUST be at rehearsal.
- All meet in main building
- Seniors stay in main building
- Juniors set up for reception in Family Ministry Center building
- Seniors must wear their cap & gown
Ceremony: Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00pm
- Doors open at 1:00pm - set up senior display boards
- Grads and Juniors need to be on site by 1:30pm
Speaker Dave Schubert, Master of Ceremonies Don Wood (email order of ceremony)
If you haven't already printed the pdfs under "Printables for Senior Families" in the right hand corner of this webpage, please do. All the information regarding graduation is included there and the senior parent to do checklist will keep you on track!
About Home School Graduation
Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation is open to homeschool families and their graduates throughout the mid-Michigan area. Families are not required to be CHEMinistry members in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
The ceremony is intended to honor the parents and the graduates and to serve as a culminating celebration of the families’ homeschool journey. The event includes a graduation ceremony (where among other things, the parents present diplomas to their graduate) and a reception (with light refreshments) held directly after the ceremony.
There are three group meetings throughout the year, a rehearsal the night before the ceremony and then graduation day. Communication is primarily through group emails via the Graduation Coordinator. Each family is expected to volunteer to help, positions are listed below.
Juniors that help with the reception become the seniors that are able to suggest speakers, locations, dates, class motto and verse. Seniors that did not help with junior reception will have a chance to vote but not make suggestions.
Ceremony Committee (Senior Parents)
Treasure, Program Volunteer, Yearbook Coordinator, Cap & Gown Volunteer, Gift Card Volunteer
Reception Committee (junior families)
Junior Reception Coordinator, Rehearsal & Ceremony Helper, Junior Reception Helpers (cake, flowers, balloons, dried goods) Decorations Coordinator, Senior Presentation Review Committee (3 person committee)
If you are interested in participating in the 2021 homeschool graduation ceremony, please follow the instructions below:
Juniors, email your name, your email address, your parent’s names, their email addresses and phone numbers, to Tanya Hayes at [email protected]. You will also need to indicate whether or not your family can volunteer to coordinate the Graduation Reception. The Coordinator receives a detailed report on what needs to be done and all the other Junior families will help so it's not an onerous task.
A coordinator will be chosen in October. Tanya will then contact the junior reception coordinator and the other junior families to set up the reception committee. Everything is very well organized and will be fully explained in October :)
Juniors will need to attend a mandatory planning meeting in April and be available the night before the graduation to set up the reception.
Seniors, email your name, your email address, your parent’s names, their email addresses and phone numbers to Tanya Hayes at [email protected].
Be thinking of which volunteer position(s) you would like to volunteer for.
All other information will be discussed at the meeting!
Final deadline for participation is January 31. Late participants will get a copy of the October Meeting Minutes so they are aware of the decisions that were made.
Email Tanya Hayes at [email protected] with questions or for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unexpected impact on graduation and the way we normally handle meeting. As such, the information on this page is subject to change. Please pay attention to emails and social media posts for the latest information.