Commencement Information for Armstrong and Cooper

Commencement Information for Armstrong and Cooper
Posted on 06/01/2017
We are excited for Armstrong and Cooper high school seniors to cross the stage on Friday, June 9! Here is some information on those commencement ceremonies for those who are planning on attending. Please note: both commencement ceremonies will be at 6 p.m. this year. Also, if you have specific questions relating to commencement which are not covered in this article, we strongly encourage you to contact the school directly.

Armstrong High School will hold its Commencement Exercises at 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, on the back lawn of Armstrong.  The ceremony will be held in the school gymnasium in the case of inclement weather.   Please note the time of the ceremony, which is a change from past years.  
“The Class of 2017 has distinguished itself across all academic areas as well as athletics and activities,” says Principal David Dahl.  “This class has earned millions of dollars of scholarships as a result of their hard work and we are pleased that they have distinguished themselves as community of learners.”  
The ceremony will recognize those students graduating with honors as well as foreign exchange students who have been at Armstrong during this school year.  Diplomas will be awarded by David Dahl and members of the school board.  Close to 440 students are expected to graduate.
The commencement ceremony will feature three student speakers: Class President Eliot Olson, Simon Awcock and Sewit Eskinder.  The Armstrong Commencement Band and the Armstrong Concert Choir will both perform.  
The Class of 2017 will be addressed by Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, and also by Armstrong Principal David Dahl. 
There will be shuttle service to the back lawn from the parking areas for those who need this assistance. The entire back parking lot of the school is reserved for handicap parking, and any guests who need to have handicap parking or handicap seating should contact assistant principal John Cook at 763-504-8801.  The City of Plymouth will allow parking along 36th Avenue during the ceremony.  The ceremony should last approximately 90 minutes.  

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Cooper High School will graduate the Class of 2017 at the school’s annual commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, June 9. Please note the time change from previous years. The ceremony will be held at the school’s football stadium.
According to Cooper Principal Frank Herman, this year’s commencement ceremony honors a class that has earned a reputation as a hard-working and academically talented class.
“The seniors of the Class of 2017 have earned dozens of awards and accomplishments across all venues of school life and have demonstrated a willingness to provide positive leadership, whether in the classroom or in co-curricular activities,” Mr. Herman commented. “The Class of 2017 has much to be proud of and we cannot thank them enough for their dedicated efforts to be outstanding students and positive role models for future graduates. Their school spirit and support of all CHS students is a model for following classes.”
The June 9th event will begin with musical performances by Cooper’s band, under the direction of Mr. Markus Hahn, Mr. Frank Herman, Principal, will deliver the introductory address and District 281 Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins will present the commencement address. Two graduating seniors were also selected to address the graduates. An honored teacher will speak and present awards to the outstanding senior students.
Awarding of diplomas is next on the program. Presiding over this portion of the ceremony will be members of the District 281 School Board and the Cooper High School Faculty. Because the graduation will take place outdoors at the Cooper Stadium, school administrators said their should be enough room to accommodate everyone who wants to attend the event. If it rains on June 9, commencement will be held in the Cooper Gymnasium where seating will be limited.
Parking for the graduation ceremony is limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early. Spaces will be available at the Cooper High School lot, located at 8230 47th Ave. N. In addition, parking will be available on the various side streets located near Cooper, with the exception of 47th and 49th Avenues between Boone and Winnetka Avenue. The New Hope Police Department is warning motorists that people parking in those areas will have their cars towed. A limited number of parking spots for handicapped guests are located east of the football field near the school. The bleachers feature handicapped-accessible ramps. Handicapped guests
are encouraged to call 763-504-8500 several days in advance to receive a handicapped parking permit.

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