The Edina High SchooI graduation is going "mobile" this year and we are looking for neighborhood support. Here are the details: Edina High School 2020 is making graduation a city-wide celebration of our EHS Seniors. While it may not look like our traditional commencement exercises, it is our opportunity to come together to celebrate the class of 2020! The High School encourages each family as well as their neighbors to decorate their homes and streets with Edina colors or lights in honor of the class of 2020 on Sunday May 31st. This year, District staff, EHS administrators as well as Dr. Schultz will be traveling in 12 processions, each led by a decorated school bus, to the home of each of our resident and non-resident graduating seniors to deliver their diploma cover in person. The hope is that this approach offers the opportunity for the graduating senior to be celebrated and acknowledged by their families and neighbors. A photographer will be traveling in each procession to get a photo of the graduate and their family. Each graduate has been given an approximate time the bus will arrive at their home. Please reach out to the families on your block with a graduating senior to determine when you should be outside to cheer and congratulate the graduate and family. This could be anywhere from 8am-4pm on Sunday, May 31st.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.....
Decorate your yard, front door or garage with signs, balloons, banners, streamers
Students have been asked to provide a “diploma table” to ensure social distancing – consider adding decorations, flowers, balloons, etc.
Include pets in the celebration
Make Congrats signs
Use sidewalk chalk to decorate driveways, sideway & the maybe the street
Wear Edina gear
Spread the word to all your neighbors
Play music in your yard -- Decorate the car and drive around town and celebrate
PLEASE REPOST ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS!!!
Click the PDF below for additional ideas on how you and your neighborhood can "Be Hornet Proud, Green and Loud!"
Emailed May 11, from EHS
Greetings Parents and Guardians of the Class of 2020!
We hope this finds you and your families healthy and safe.
As we mentioned last week, we have been working on a plan to celebrate our graduating seniors. The plans are coming together and we want to communicate how we have pivoted the party from the traditional Sr Party onsite at EHS to the Senior Celebration that will encompass the days leading up to the Senior’s Graduation on May 31st, 2020.
Before we get to the details, a few things to note:
**Please continue to register for the party here.
**Please send in your Kindergarten/Senior photos to Heather Fenske at firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN MAY 22
**Please drop your printed bodies NO LATER THAN MAY 22. For information on where to drop the bodies and FAQ’s please go to: www.edinaseniorparty.org
**Additionally, we still need boxer and sock donations as we will be using them for our celebration (more details below). If you are able to donate, please drop off at the following locations NO LATER THAN MAY 22:
Alex Christianson’s home - 4614 Drexel Ave Edina 55424
Michelle Olson’s home -6621 Paiute Pass, Edina 55439
Angie Koelbl’s home (you can drop with your body) - 6517 Polar Circle, Edina 55436
And now...on to the celebration details!!
We have created three “buckets” as part of the celebration of our kids. Below is more detail for the specific days:
1. Pick Up/Drop off at EHS
Tuesday, May 26th - Friday, May 29th, 2020 - 8am-4pm
As we now know, EHS has planned drop off/pick up dates for all EHS students from May 26-29, with the specific senior dates on May 26 & 27 from 8am-4pm. These two days are where we will be focusing the majority of our efforts to include games, food, a DJ, as well as displaying the bodies. The kids will “drive through” their celebration with the parking lots and schools decorated and a DJ playing music outside. In addition, there will be a game station for the kids to drive through. All activities have been planned around the Districts physical distancing policies and as such, kids will not be allowed out of their cars. The intention is to provide a safe, fun, active, and engaging day for the Seniors.
Each Senior will receive a goodie bag that will include gifts and raffle tickets, as well as instructions on how to register for the virtual prize room (more detail on this in the “virtual celebration” section below).
**Kids that are unable to make it to the pick-up days will receive their goodie bags with their cap/gown deliveries.
2. Virtual Celebration
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The “prize room” is a senior party tradition of allowing students to enter to win prizes at the all-night party. This year we will still have the prize room, but it will all happen online. Students will receive 10 raffle tickets in their goodie bags. Registration will run from TBA time on May 26 until NOON on Saturday, May 30, with the drawing and notification announced on Sunday, May 31st. More details will be included in the goodie bags.
There is still time to donate to the prize fund! Please click here to donate!
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Graduation Day!
After the Administrators have completed their routes, we will be airing a one hour special on SW Community TV starting at 7pm to honor the EHS 2020 Seniors! During this hour, we will highlight senior/kindergarten photos, reveal the raffle winners and have a few other fun surprises. For those of you that don’t have cable TV, we will send out a YouTube link to view at the time of airing.
3. Community Outreach/Celebration
Sunday, May 31, 2020
We are still putting the final details on the community involvement piece of the celebration. What we do know is that this will be an integral part of May 31st and will send more information on this as soon as we have confirmed plans with the committee.
Please remember to continue to register, get the bodies printed (due May 22) and reach out with any questions; email@example.com is the best place to find us. We are happy to talk to anyone at any time regarding these decisions and our solidified plans. Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we continue to navigate uncharted territory.
Lastly, thank you for all of the kind, thoughtful messages you have sent us. We truly appreciate them.
Cheers to the Class of 2020!!
The Senior Party Executive Committee
Greta Golfis and Marta Musolf - Co-Communication Chairs
Joanna Engstron and Jason Williams - Co-Treasurers
Jane Fox, Liz Rosenthal, Britt Theis - Co-Decoration Chairs
Alex Christianson and Leslie Vaillancourt - Co-Entertainment Chairs
Kelly Kirsch - Food Chair
Tara Johnson and Suzy Meitz - Co-Hospitality Chairs
Rachel Goetzman - Volunteer Chair
Carmine Levoir - Care Team Chair
Families can pick up their body posters at the following locations on Saturday, May 30 beginning at 9am. Bodies will be on front porches/steps and you can stop by anytime that day:
A-D Joanna Engstom 5044 Kent Ave S. Edina 55436
E-J Greta Golfis 5264 Richwood Drive, Edina 55436
K-N. Angie Koelbl. 6517 Polar Circle, Edina 55436
O-S. Rachel Ruegemer. 5316 W. 60th St. Edina 55436
T-Z. Liska Johnson. 6300 Ashcroft Ln Edina 55424
It's all hands on deck time! Please check out the sign up genius below and grab a spot to volunteer over the next week. Please note, there are three different tabs for different needs.
Additionally, as part of our community outreach, we are asking for volunteers that can be their neighborhood representative to be "Hornet Proud, Green and Loud" on Sunday, May 31st. Please sign up below if you would be willing to encourage your neighborhood to show their Hornet Pride on Commencement day! Click on the link to see if your neighborhood still needs a leader!
We will continue the tradition of the Kindergarten to Senior Hallway. We ask that you submit two digital images of your student as a kindergartner (or around that age) and as a senior. Please make sure they are of 300 dpi resolution and about a 5 x 7 size. We will not accept screenshots of your photos due to the fact that they will be poor resolution. If needed please have the images scanned. Please include the first and last name of your senior in the Subject line of your email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos should be submitted no later than May 1st.
While the bulk of the party is funded by registrations, we also rely on donations. We are looking for corporate sponsors for prizes, decorating supplies, food and general donations. Please note that we do not currently have a fundraising or sponsorship chair. We are currently relying on ALL senior parents/guardians to help with this task. If you know of a corporate sponsor or donor, please contact Joanna Engstrom (email@example.com).
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