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BCHS Graduation.

Grad 2018 Compilation Video

28th Annual Graduation Ceremonies

Saturday June 09, 2018 at the Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton)

Grad commencement ceremonies are held in the morning from 10.00am – 12 noon (doors open at 9.00am).
The banquet is held in the evening starting at 6.00 pm (doors open 5.00pm).


Graduation Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in graduation activities, Bellerose students must meet the requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma by the end of June of their Grade 12 year. Students must have completed, or be enrolled in and passing, sufficient courses to meet all diploma requirements, including a minimum of 100 credits. Students who wish to have independent study or off-campus courses as part of the qualifications must provide documentation of course registration on the appropriate form, which is available from an Administrator.


Grad Banquet Tickets

A Grad List has been posted outside the Front Office with a random number assigned to each grad.  ALL OUTSTANDING FEES MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE GRAD BANQUET TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED. This includes returning any outstanding textbooks/Library books from previous semesters. Tickets can still be purchased in the Front Office from 10.45-11.45am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

The Graduation Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre at 10am on Saturday June 9th.  No tickets are required for the morning ceremony and you may bring as many guests as you like. The doors will open for general seating at 9.15am, and Grads must be lined up by 9.30am.

The Graduation Banquet and Dance will also be held at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The doors will open at 5.00pm and the program will begin at 6.00pm.  The Shaw Conference Centre has implemented a new seating policy: tables of less than eight and over eleven will not be allowed. Table seatings must be in groups of 8, 9, or 10, so tables of less than 8 will be merged.


Important Information & Dates:

  • Grad Parent Meeting: October 18th at 8pm.
  • Grad Portaits Bookings Open: December 11th.  To book, visit the Icon website.  Click here for further information.
  • Grads Portait Dates: February 8th – 16th.
  • Grad Assembly (and Nomination Forms Distributed): April 11th at Flex.
  • Voting for Grad Speaker & Song: April 20th.
  • Deadline for Grad Gown order changes: Wednesday, April 25th.
  • Grad Parent Meeting: May 2nd at 6.30pm.
  • Grad Tickets on Sale: May 8th. Tickets cost $90 per ticket.
  • Baby Photos for 2018 Grads: May 15th.  Email photos to thenandnowbabyphotos@gmail.com.
  • Deadline for Off-Campus Courses to Mr. Chorney to Qualify for Grad: Friday, May 18th.
  • Final Grad List Posted: May 25th.
  • Last Day to Purchase Grad Tickets: June 4th.
  • Mandatory Grad Rehearsal & Grad Group Photo: Thursday, June 7th at Flex.




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Will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. (The ceremony is approximately 2 hours long.)

  • We will let you know what time you should arrive.
  • There is no cost/no ticket required and you may bring as many guests as you would like.
  • The list of students eligible to graduate will be posted in the BCHS Main Office, and is updated regularly.
  • Students are required to pay a Commencement Fee. This fee will cover the cost of the Shaw Conference Center, gown rental, certificate in a BCHS graduation folder and a pin. The ICON Photography Sitting Fee is separate from the Grad Fee Invoice.
  • Gowns will be distributed from the school three or four days prior to the commencement, so students may have the gowns for picture-taking.
  • All gowns MUST be returned at the conclusion of the ceremonies to a specified area of the Shaw Conference Centre. The cap and the tassel are souvenirs for the student to keep.


Graduation Banquet and Dance:

Will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.

  • The dance will be held following the banquet. The order of events include: toasts and speeches, grad song, dinner, historians and slide show, grand march and then the dance.
  • Tickets are on sale in the Front Office. Students may purchase as many tickets as their family requires; one full table is ten tickets. The cost (per ticket) is $90.


Banquet tickets can only be purchased after ALL school fees have been paid.

This INCLUDES the return of all outstanding library and textbooks.


Map of Tables at the Shaw Conference Centre:



Grad 2018 Staff Volunteers:

  • Alberta Education Diploma Qualification Tracking: Mr. Chorney
  • Banquet & Dance: Ms. Leighton
  • Caps & Gowns: Mrs. Hologroski, Mrs. Hubbard
  • Clerical Support: Mrs. Beres, Mrs. Glewinski, Mrs. Hofmann, Mrs. Hologroski, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Robinson
  • Graduation Ceremony: Mrs. Bucyk,  Ms. Leighton
  • Morning Commencements: Ms. Leighton
  • Music: Mr. Lindbeck
  • Printing & Grad Programs: Mrs. Glewinski
  • Ticket Sales: Mrs. Beres, Mrs. Hofmann, Mrs. Hologroski