James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando High Schools to Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando High Schools to Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies
Posted on 04/16/2021
DecorativeFor Immediate Release
April 16, 2021
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools will host in-person graduation ceremonies in June to present diplomas to the members of the Class of 2021. Each of the ceremonies will be held outdoors in order to allow the greatest number of spectators to attend in accordance with current state guidance and the Frederick County Public Schools’ Health and Safety Plan.

Millbrook High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Millbrook Pioneer Stadium. The rain date is Thursday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. Sherando High School’s commencement will be held on Thursday, June 17 at Arrowhead Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m. The rain date is Friday, June 18 at 9:00 a.m. James Wood High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Kelican Stadium. The rain date is Saturday, June 19 at 9:00 a.m.

The number of people attending each ceremony will be limited with each graduating senior receiving six admission tickets that they may distribute to family and friends. Only those individuals with tickets will be allowed to attend the ceremony. In order to help accommodate those unable to attend, each graduation ceremony will be streamed live on its respective school’s Facebook page.

Those attending the graduation ceremonies will be required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, maintain proper physical distance between themselves and others, and comply with other requirements aimed at helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the ceremony or a known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the 14 days prior to a ceremony will be allowed to attend. Each high school will provide graduating seniors and their families with additional information about the graduation ceremonies and all requirements as the events draw closer.

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “We are very excited to have the opportunity to recognize and honor the members of the Class of 2021 at in-person graduation ceremonies this year and share the experience with family members and friends of the graduates. Although there will be a number of health and safety protocols in place as we continue to deal with the pandemic, each event will be a wonderful celebration of the accomplishments of our seniors as well as the patience, flexibility and resilience they have demonstrated while completing their studies and earning their diplomas during a global pandemic that has greatly impacted their high school experience for more than a year.”