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NISD to hold graduation ceremonies at NISD Stadium on June 1
Posted on 03/09/2021
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Northwest ISD will hold graduation ceremonies for its three comprehensive high schools — Byron Nelson, Northwest and V.R. Eaton — at the NISD Stadium on Tuesday, June 1. Commencement ceremonies will be held at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. – Northwest High School
  • 2 p.m. – Byron Nelson High School
  • 7 p.m. – Eaton High School

NISD will communicate ticket information and event logistics to the Class of 2021 and their families as soon as plans are finalized.

The venue originally planned for these graduations, the UNT Coliseum, is currently unavailable for graduation ceremonies in light of COVID-19 restrictions, but school and district leaders agreed NISD Stadium would offer the closest semblance to the traditional event. Hosting graduation at the NISD Stadium allows the district to use an in-district venue with ample space to meet social distancing expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s ceremony will largely mirror traditional proceedings, though face coverings and socially-distanced seating will be required. At 50 percent capacity for COVID safety protocols, the NISD Stadium can seat up to 4,500 guests, which should provide ample space for graduates’ families and friends. NISD officials are currently planning to allow each graduating senior to have up to eight tickets for guests, whom will be asked to socially distance as much as possible and wear face coverings throughout the event.

The district’s fourth high school, James M. Steele Accelerated High School, will host its graduation on Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Northwest High School Performing Arts Center. Additional information regarding the event will be shared with Steele students and families when available.

In addition to graduation, Northwest ISD schools are planning end-of-year senior activities that meet health recommendations. Currently, district and campus leaders are working with students to design a socially-distanced prom experience to celebrate NISD’s seniors.

Full details about all senior activities will be communicated directly to families once finalized.