• Dear Seniors and parents:
    Congratulations! On behalf of the entire staff I would like to invite you to the upcoming Central Medford High School graduation ceremony. We are planning a beautiful, formal, personal, and memorable ceremony.  Our goal is to make graduation for the “Class of 2014,” their families, friends, and the CMHS staff a special celebration. In order to achieve this goal, let me provide you with the following information and expectations.
    Senior Projects. All requirements for graduation must be completed by May 29, 2015.
    Graduation Practice/Graduation Ceremony. Students participating in graduation must attend the graduation practice. This practice will be held on June 5, 2015 at 2pm., in the Medford School District Education Center Auditorium (815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford).
    Students who have not satisfied all credit and competency requirements necessary for graduation will not be allowed to participate in graduation exercises. 
    The graduation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on June 6, 2015 in the Medford School District Education Center auditorium (815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford). Graduates are to assemble in the cafeteria at 12:30 p.m. The doors to the auditorium will open for seating at 12:00 p.m. and, in keeping with school policy, doors will be closed promptly at 1:00 p.m. Anyone arriving after 1:00 p.m. will not be admitted, so as not to disrupt the ceremony.
    Clearance of Fines. All fines must be cleared by 3:00 p.m. on June 5, 2015
    Designated Seating.  Designated seating is available for individuals with disabilities. If a member of your family is in need of accessible seating, please contact Dana Pabst at 541 842-1971 so we can reserve a space for that person and a companion.
    Dress Code.  In order for a student to participate in the graduation ceremony, the student must adhere to the following dress code: Men will wear dress shirts, long trousers, and appropriate shoes.  Ties are encouraged.  Women will wear dresses, blouses with skirts, or slacks and appropriate shoes. Tennis shoes, casual sandals or flip flops are not appropriate footwear for any student marching in the graduation ceremony. Any student who has financial difficulty in meeting these requirements should contact Dana Pabst at 541-842-1971.
    Cap and Gown Orders.  All seniors walking at graduation must wear the traditional cap and gown.  Students interested in purchasing their own cap and gown will be receiving a packet of order information.  Cap and gowns can be rented from the Registrar (541-842-1972) for a deposit of $27.00.  Their diploma will be handed out once the rented cap and gown is returned.  Students must purchase their own tassel. Students who choose to keep the rented cap and gown will forfeit their deposit.  Students unable to afford the purchase a tassel should contact Dana Pabst for assistance.
    Wearing of Cap and Gown.  The cap and gown worn on graduation day is a tradition that dates back 700 years to the first organized institutions of learning. The cap should be worn so that the mortar board is level and not cocked to either side or placed to the back of the head. The point of the cap should be approximately one inch above the eyebrows. The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown. The gowns should be carefully pressed with a cool/warm iron and placed on a hanger until worn.  Flowers, jewelry or other adornment should not be worn on the gown. The tassel is worn on the right side of the mortar board. After your student receives his/her diploma the class will switch the tassel from the right to the left side at the direction of the principal to indicate that the diploma has been awarded.
    Reception.  A reception will be held immediately after the ceremony in the commons/library of the school. You are cordially invited to attend the reception.
    The graduation ceremony is conducted by the Central Medford High School staff and student body for the pleasure of the parents and the honor of the graduates. It is not necessary for a student to participate in the graduation ceremony in order to receive a diploma. *Actual diplomas will be distributed in the commons/library, immediately following the ceremony. 
    We at Central Medford High School look forward to the graduation ceremony and we know that you do as well. Thank you for your help in making this a memorable celebration.
    Amy Herbst
    Principal, Central Medford High School