The Madeira High School Class of 2020 has been anything but ordinary ..... in fact, they've been EXTRAORDINARY! So it's fitting that this great group of kids would have an epic finish to their Madeira experience. The talent, the heart, and the special bonds made over the years of the 101 members of the Madeira High School Senior Class of 2020 will not be extinguished. During this unprecedented time in our nation's history, our end of the year traditions have had to be adjusted or changed, but the seniors and their parents have been steadfast, patient, and determined to head to the finish line Madeira Strong!
Here's what we have planned for the Class of 2020! Click HERE for a printable pdf.
Madeira Senior Cap and Gown Drop
Saturday, May 2
Beginning at 12:00 pm
Madeira administration and staff will visit senior homes to deliver cap, gown, medals, and cords to each graduate! You do not need to be home but you should start to look for your delivery after 12 pm. Administrators will have masks and gloves and will be practicing social distancing.
Seniors will receive their Cap and Gown, Graduation Medals and Cords, and a Senior Treat.
Top Seniors Virtual Signing Day
Wednesday, May 6 - 3:30 pm
Top Seniors and families, along with staff, can log in to this virtual meeting and interact with all 38 Top Seniors and watch as they put pen to paper and sign certificates symbolizing their commitments to learning institutions across the country!
This event will include a compilation video of each senior sharing their plans and commitments. The Top Senior Video will be released on various social media platforms and the district website following the event.
See the video of this special event that premiered May 6 here: Top Seniors Virtual Signing Day
Senior Superlatives & Class Video Night!
Friday, May 8 – 7:00 pm
Live Video Streaming Event
All seniors should log in for the premiere of the Senior Class video that celebrates every senior in the Class of 2020! In addition to the video, senior superlatives will be revealed. This will be a great way to spend a Friday evening. Order dinner in, relax, and have fun as you scroll through your senior memories!
See the video of this special event that premiered May 8 here: Senior Superlatives & Class Video Night
MHS Class of 2020 “Senior Porch Pics”
This is an opportunity for each senior family to celebrate and honor their senior by having a family picture taken with the graduate in cap and gown, adorned with cords, pins, and medals. We are asking each family to include their senior memory board in this picture. Decorated porches are optional but welcome! Families will sign up using the link Madeira Senior Porch Pics. These pictures will be used in a commemorative video documenting the unique circumstances for the Class of 2020 or as part of our alternate virtual graduation commencement ceremony. Seniors will receive Senior Awards, Superlatives, MMS “Letters to Me”, Made in Madeira T-Shirts, and more!
We have created zones for each day. Families of seniors are to check the flyer they received with their caps and gowns for QR code to sign up for a time on that day.
Friday, May 8 - 12:00-5:45 pm
Zone 1 Streets: Mapleleaf, Locust, Thomas, Jethve, Rita, Iuka, Osecola, Sanoma, Camargo Rd., Camargowoods, Longfield, Esther, Naomi, Madeira Hills, Fox Chase, Madeira Pines, Shawnee Run, Shawnee Hills
Saturday, May 9 - 12:00-5:45 pm
Zone 2 Streets: Kenwood, Cherokee, Foxdale, Windridge, Kenwood Hills, Vistaridge, Mapleridge, Oak Vista, Coachlite, Apache, Kenview, Ken Abre, Woodsway, Fox Hill, Juniperview, Meadowdale, Euclid, Maple, Mayfield, Southside, Wallace
Sunday, May 10 - 12:00-5:45 pm
Zone 3 Streets: Dawson, Woodland, Rosecrest, Eleck, Dee, Juler, Miami, Shewango, S. Mingo, N. Timberlane, S. Timberlane, Hosbrook, Redondo, Oakbrook
MHS Senior Send-Off!
Friday, May 15
Time – Schedule below
This is an activity on the Seniors’ last day! Students are invited to voluntarily drive by each of our three schools for a special farewell. Seniors may decorate their cars in celebration of finishing classes! The MHS Class of 2020 will be divided into thirds and if they wish to participate, should follow the routes in this schedule: MHS Senior Send-Off.
IMPORTANT: In order for this Senior event to work, strict social distancing rules will need to be followed. Students will NOT be allowed to get out of their cars but will be directed to drive through the main lot at MHS, through the parking lot at MMS, and across the front drive at MES. Any staff members present will be wearing masks.
MHS Class of 2020 Baccalaureate
Thursday, May 21 - 7:30 pm
Live Video Streaming Event Click Here: 2020 Baccalaureate
This will be a live video streaming event of the MHS Class of 2020 Baccalaureate event. The link will also be made available for viewing from any computer or mobile device. Seniors will receive memories and video link for future viewing.
Commencement In-Person Roll Call/Video Recording
Saturday, May 23
Students & Families will have a scheduled time
This event will be an in-person “roll call” of the Seniors and their parents at MHS. The Class of 2020 will be divided into groups of students/families and will be assigned times to come to the high school. The roll call will include each student’s name being called as they walk across the stage with their family in the audience, then exiting back to cars. Families will be directed from cars and staggered in intervals to the auditorium. This activity will be video recorded to be used for a potential virtual graduation ceremony should an in-person ceremony not be possible. A photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as well.
There will be seven cohorts of Madeira High School Seniors from the Class of 2020 that will report to the high school according to this schedule:
Cohort 1 Reporting Time: 11:50 - Student Last Names: Adler - Breidenbach
Cohort 2 Reporting Time: 12:20 - Student Last Names: Breit - Farrell
Cohort 3 Reporting Time: 12:50 - Student Last Names: Feeley - Hartz
Cohort 4 Reporting Time: 1:20 - Student Last Names: Hobbs - Lewis
Cohort 5 Reporting Time: 1:50 - Student Last Names: Madlener - Rindels
Cohort 6 Reporting Time: 2:20 - Student Last Names: Rogers - Thiele
Cohort 7 Reporting Time: 2:50 - Student Last Names: Torborg - Zack
IMPORTANT: In order for this Senior event to work, strict social distancing rules will need to be followed. More specific details around logistics and how social distancing will be handled can be found at Commencement In-Person Roll Call.
Madeira High School Commencement (Revised Date)
Saturday, August 1 - 7:30 pm (If state-wide restrictions are lifted prior to July 27)
Rain Date: Sunday, August 2 - 7:30 pm
An alternate date will ONLY occur if “mass gathering” CDC guidelines are lifted that would safely allow the gathering of our school community. This ceremony would likely include traditional graduation elements but may not include all (choirs, bands, etc.) due to timing, practicing components, etc. Traditional songs/music may only be through pre-recordings. Seniors will receive their diplomas. This could be a limited ticket event. Details and safety considerations will be shared as we get closer to this date. There would not be an opportunity to extend a formal graduation ceremony past the August 1 date and NO extension of a commencement ceremony would be attempted. If we are unable to conduct an in-person ceremony in a safe manner and within all guidelines, we will proceed with an alternate virtual commencement ceremony. If the reason for going to the virtual ceremony is because of restriction bans, the virtual ceremony would be provided on August 1. If there were two rainouts on both Saturday and Sunday, the virtual ceremony would be provided on August 2.
Alternate Virtual Madeira High School Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, August 1 - 7:30 pm (if restrictions prohibit a live ceremony)
Sunday, August 2 - 7:30 pm (if rainouts cancel Saturday and Sunday live ceremonies)
Live Video Streaming Event
This virtual ceremony will include welcomes by the administration, Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches, a pre-recorded roll call of students walking across the stage as well as Senior Porch Pics. An official turning of the tassel will conclude this memorable and unique program. Diplomas will be mailed.