Important Dates

Jan
19
2nd Grad Meeting
January 19 - Thursday
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Apr
11
3rd Grad Meeting
April 11 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Jun
03
Homeschool Graduation Ceremony
June 3 - Saturday
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Filename
GMA October 2022.pdf

Additional Information

Filename
For the Yearbook.pdf
Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Policy 2019.pdf
Senior Bio Video Notes.pdf

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Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Meeting

The first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year will be held:

Tuesday, October 4th @ 7:00pm at Sunrise Church of Midland in the Family Ministry Center.

Students and at least one parent should attend this meeting.

BOTH Junior and Senior family attendance is required for this first meeting especially if you have never participated in a CHEMinistry ceremony before.

During this meeting we will:

  • Discuss the mechanics of graduation
  • Select committee coordinators
  • Assign volunteers
  • Determine a date and location
  • Choose speakers, a class motto, and a class verse*
  • Note:
    • Each senior in attendance gets one vote
    • You will be given an outline for meetings and other responsibilities and a “to do” check list before you leave.
    • Come prepared to volunteer (positions are listed below)
    • A down payment on the graduation fee is due at the meeting

*Seniors that helped with the previous year's reception 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.


If your family is interested in participating please email the following to Tanya Hayes at [email protected] :

  • Mother’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Father’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Student’s name, email address, and whether they are a junior or senior for the 2022-2023 school year.


-- please read the WELCOME message below for even more details--

About Home School Graduation


WELCOME!

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.

Our event includes a graduation ceremony (where among other things, the parents present diplomas to their graduate) and a reception (with light refreshments) which is 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 will need to attend a mandatory planning meeting in April and be available the night before the graduation to set up the reception.

The ceremony is intended to honor the parents and the graduates and to serve as a culminating celebration of the families’ homeschool journey.

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Graduation Ceremony Committee (Senior Parents) 

  • Treasurer
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Program Volunteer
  • Yearbook Coordinator (could be a student)
  • Group Order (Cap & Gown) Volunteer
  • Gift Card Volunteer

*Seniors that helped with the previous year's reception 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.

 

Reception Committee (Junior Families)

  • Junior Reception Coordinator**
  • Rehearsal & Ceremony Helpers
    • food, flowers, balloons, dried goods, decorations
  • Senior Presentation Review Committee (3 person committee)

**The junior reception 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.

NEXT STEPS

If your family is interested in participating please email the following to Tanya Hayes at [email protected] :

  • Mother’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Father’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Student’s name, email address, and whether they are a junior or senior for the current school year.
  • Indicate a volunteer position you are willing to hold


    DEADLINE

    Final deadline for participation is January 31. Late participants will get a copy of the first Meeting Minutes so they are aware of the decisions that were made.




    GRADUATION COORDINATOR

    Email Tanya Hayes at [email protected] with questions or for more information.