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Change In Plans

By: Kiara Morris

Left! No right! Left again. This probably how the seniors feel about their graduation. With so many changes its almost impossible to keep up. IPS was going to host all high school graduation’s at the convention center all an hour apart. Plans where changed because of the big uproar over parking and whether or not that was enough time. Here’s what the IPS media spokes person had to say about the situation….
“IPS 2015 Commencement to Remain at Schools

Members of the Indianapolis Public Schools Class of 2015 will participate in commencement ceremonies on their respective campuses this spring. IPS leaders listened to the community’s response to a proposed plan for centralized graduation and heard their conflicting desires. It was determined to be in the best interest of our graduating seniors and their families not to alter commencement plans for this school year.

Each of our schools will hold commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. on June 9th, 2015. When considering graduation plans for future school years, IPS is committed to casting a wider net for family and community input. We appreciate the pride our families and alumni have for IPS, and we are dedicated to honoring our traditions while celebrating the bright futures of our graduating seniors.

We look forward to celebrating the academic achievement of our graduating seniors this June! ”

I went and got a few seniors take on the situation and I got mixed replies for example…. October Kniess says ” I think its whatever as long as we graduate. I understand with the whole parking situation downtown.” Whereas senior Chris Davis said “I want it at the convention center because schools like Lawrence North and Lawrence Central graduate together.” That is a good point there. With the graduation being held at the convention center the graduations would have been held an hour apart making it seem as though the class 2015 from every IPS School as graduating together. Senior Mike Doss says “Well honesty I like. I like the fact that we graduate here because its good for everybody because we know its organized graduate where you came from.” We have those that seem to agree with Mike Doss’s statement.” “I guess graduate where you went to school from. I wish it was at a college like IU or Bulter.”-Senior Greg Gaddie. I even got Mr. Yarrels take on it “I think its great your parents will see you walk across the stage parents don’t have to worry about taking off and a time confinement.”

Then you have those that disagree like senior Julian Tellez ” Personally I feel like its better graduate at the convention center so I can have the whole crew I have to the whole squad with me!” I believe senior Austin Dishman-” I feel it doesn’t have a major impact on me a long as long as I get my diploma and walk the stage.”


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