May 17, 2023 ~ The time has come to celebrate the Class of 2023! All 2023 graduation ceremonies will take place outdoors at College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), located at 11031 S. Valley Road. Olathe Northwest High School, directly across Lone Elm Road from CBAC, will serve as the indoor facility for all graduations in the event of inclement weather. The graduation schedule will be:
- May 19, 2023 — Olathe West High School — 7:00 p.m.
- May 20, 2023 — Olathe North High School — 2:00 p.m.
- May 20, 2023 — Olathe South High School — 7:00 p.m.
- May 21, 2023 — Olathe East High School — 2:00 p.m.
- May 21, 2023 — Olathe Northwest High School — 7:00 p.m.
If weather indicates a need to move indoors, that decision would be made three hours before each ceremony. The ceremony would then take place at Olathe Northwest High School. Notices will be sent via email to parents and posted on the district website and social media sites should a move indoors be necessary due to weather. There will be NO message if outdoor graduation will go on as planned.
All seniors will be allowed unlimited guests if graduation is held outside at CBAC. Seniors will be allocated SEVEN graduation tickets to be used ONLY if graduation is moved indoors to Olathe Northwest’s gymnasium. Families interested in the live streaming of graduation can visit the district's graduation webpage for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many tickets does each family get for graduation?
A: If the weather is good and graduation is held outside as planned, each family can have as many people attend as they need and no tickets are necessary. If the weather is bad and the graduation ceremony must be held indoors, each family will get SEVEN tickets for the gymnasium. The ceremony will also be streamed and shown in the Olathe Northwest auditorium.
Q: How will we find out if graduation has to be moved indoors?
A: The district will send an email message to all senior parents and will post the information on the district’s website, Facebook and Twitter.
Q: Where can I watch a livestream of the graduation ceremony?
A: Watch the ceremonies live on our district YouTube channel May 19, 20 and 21.