Dear Class of 2021 and Families,

I am so excited to celebrate with you as you successfully finish this year and become McCallum Graduates! We have several events planned especially for you. Our goal is to communicate clearly and keep you well-informed as we move toward the end of the school year.

Here are some important upcoming events:

Graduation

I am happy to announce that we will have an in-person graduation ceremony to celebrate and honor the Class of 2021. The outdoor event will be held at House Park on June 1st at 7 PM.  We will practice social distancing and mask-wearing to keep our graduates, families, and staff safe. In order to accomplish this, we ask that each graduate bring no more than four guests.  More details to come.

Prom

Yes, we are having prom!  You have probably heard that our outside prom will happen (yay!) in-person at Stubb’s on Red River on May 1st from 8:00 – midnight.  Big thanks to students Emily Arndt, Eliana Herrera, and Aydan Howison for overcoming huge hurdles to make this magical evening a reality. Lots of details to come but I do want to add the ticket sale dates and prices:

  • Week of April 5-9 $35 – McCallum Seniors Only
  • Week of April 12-16 $40 – McCallum Seniors Only
  • Week of April 19-23 $45 – Opened up to purchase 2nd ticket for a date
  • Week of April 26-30 $50

Instructions on how you can buy prom tickets will be emailed soon.

Graduation Parade

There have been some really bright moments in this challenging time. The Graduation Parade for last year’s class is definitely one of those moments. We are hoping to make that special event a McCallum tradition. Families and community members will be able to wave to our proud graduates along the parade route. This is a challenge, especially given that last year there was very little street traffic in May. We are brain-storming and problem-solving to try to make it happen!  More to come.

Seniors, this time of year can present some unique 12th grade challenges (some call this Senioritis).  This semester marks an end to a very long journey from kindergarten to 12th grade.  It is truly a marathon. Here’s my advice: Don’t step off the course with the finish line and cheering crowds in sight.  Finish strong!  We’re here to support you through the very end. You’ve got this!

Your families, teachers, coaches, and friends are so proud of you and all you have done to make it to this point. We will celebrate soon!

Go Knights!

Nicole Griffith

Principal