• MANDATORY REHEARSAL (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 24)

    • 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 25)

    • Students may park at Midlakes Elementary School. Families should enter the Ollie Cook Memorial Field at the main gate.
    • Fireworks follow. 
    • Graduation rain date is June 26. Time is TBD.



    • Photos of graduation will be posted to 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.
    • After the Commencement Ceremony, students will be directed for photos near the west-side bleachers.
    • 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 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.
    • Parents and guests must park in the Middle School or High School parking lots only.

Important Times

  • Mandatory Rehearsal
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 24
    Ollie Cook Memorial Stadium

    7 p.m. Saturday, June 25
    Ollie Cook Memorial Stadium
    (Students arrive by 6 p.m., Elementary Parking Lot)

    Fireworks Follow
    Aprox. 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25
    Midlakes campus

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

    *All times are approximate and subject to change.

    Rain Date
    Sunday, June 26 
    (Exact time to be determined)