• MANDATORY REHEARSAL (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 23)

    • Park in the Middle School parking lot.  
    • Proceed to the check-in table.
    • Be on time for rehearsal so that the other students will not have to wait for you.
    • This rehearsal is MANDATORY for all students taking part in the graduation ceremony. Those not attending rehearsal will not participate in the ceremony. No exceptions! Please make arrangements with employers regarding work-related conflicts and schedules.

    GRADUATION (7 p.m., Saturday, June 24)

    • Students should park at Midlakes Elementary School bus loop and wait in the elementary school gymnasium. EMS only in the parent drop-off loop at the Elementary School. No other vehicles.
    • Families may park in the Middle School and Elementary parking lots. Accessible parking will be in the Middle School lot.
    • Fireworks to follow (approximately. 10 p.m.)
    • In case of rain, the event will move into the Midlakes High School Auditorium.



    • Photos of graduation will be posted for download after commencement. 
    • Families will be able to download photos for free from the site. This is the only way photos will be made available to families for download.
    • Be sure to follow @MidlakesSchools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


    • Each senior will receive 8 tickets for graduation and information pertaining to graduation.
    • Seating will be first-come, first-served. No one prior to 6 p.m. 


    • Please remember that the Graduation Ceremony is a formal event, and attire should reflect such.
    • Girls: Light colors are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED since you will be wearing a light blue gown. Be mindful of shoes on the grass field.
    • Boys are required to wear slacks, shirt and tie and preferably dress shoes. No shorts allowed.  
    • Due to safety issues, flip flops and slide sandals are prohibited!
    • Don't forget your cap, gown and tassel.


    • Graduates should arrive at school by 6 p.m. and report to the Elementary School parking lot with cap and gown. (Park in the elementary bus loop)
    • Parents and guests may park in any parking lot, except for the Elementary School bus loop.

Important Times

  • Mandatory Rehearsal
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 23
    Ollie Cook Memorial Stadium

    7 p.m., Saturday, June 24
    Ollie Cook Memorial Stadium
    (Students arrive by 6 p.m., use Elementary Bus Loop/Elementary Gym)

    Fireworks Follow
    10 p.m., Saturday, June 24
    Midlakes campus

    Chemical-Free Party
    (sponsored by parent group)
    After fireworks
    Phelps Community Center

    *All times are approximate and subject to change.

    Rain Location
    7 p.m., Saturday, June 24
    Midlakes High School Auditorium