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photo of seventeen graduates plus graduation speaker in a field

View our Senior Slideshow.


View and download graduation pictures here.


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2024 graduation invitation
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Congratulations Class of 2024 image with mortarboard in black and gold

Gateway scholarship applications are due May 1st and can
be submitted anytime!! We have thousands of dollars to
In addition, each student receives a certificate worth $500
that can be redeemed toward their academic aspirations.
Students have two years to redeem their certificates. (See
Mrs. Walker for details.)
Senior and baby pictures need to be submitted by May 1st
to be used in our slide show. (Senior pictures do not need to
be professionally taken, just a photo taken during the
senior year).
Graduation is May 29, 7:00 at the Richland Area Community
Center. Graduation is outside unless inclement weather
then it will be moved to the GL Center for the Fine Arts.
Cap, gowns, tassels, diplomas and invitations have all been
ordered! Cost for graduation is $60 (this covers everything,
except for invitations which are .50 each). Money is due May
We do have a professional photographer at graduation who
takes individual and group pictures FOR FREE.


There is no limit to the amount of guests each
student can bring to graduation! The more the
We will ask for a head count as we get closer so
that we can plan accordingly for our food order.
We offer a barbeque meal (with a vegetarian
option if requested in advance) and dessert.
Graduation will be at the Richland Area
Community Center, May 29, 7pm.
Graduation fee is : $60 and is due May 1st.
(This covers the cost of the cap & gown which
students keep.) Keep checking our website for updates.

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Graduation will be tonight, May 31, at the Richland Area Community Center.

Please bring you chairs, decorations, enthusiasm and non-alcoholic beverages.

Dinner will be served after the program.

Graduates: Be at the gazebo at 6 pm for pictures!


First page of the PDF file: gradinvite2023


Graduation/Senior Information:


Date: May 31, ceremony at 7pm. Graduates need to be at the determined location (*see below) by 6pm SHARP for pictures.  We will also have KVCC's big Cougar Cruiser van to celebrate our Seniors. They will play some music, hand out senior gifts, and wish them "Congratulations" and happy summer. 


What should I bring to graduation?: Each family will need to provide a canopy for their guests to sit under and around. We have a limited amount of canopies to loan.  If you need a canopy, WE NEED TO KNOW ASAP. You will need chairs for you and your guests. There is no limit to the number of guests each graduate may invite. Canopies should be set up on Wednesday afternoon (May 31), from 3:00-5:00. Each family will receive one spot, unless two are requested, for their area. Spots are given on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are unable to set up your canopy during that time, just reach out to one of the staff and we will be glad to help out. Once your canopy is set up, you may leave it until the ceremony.  Students will receive one banner on May 31 (when they set up their canopy with their senior picture on it) and are expected to hang their banner from their canopy (we will have extra masking tape).  Canopies do not have to be decorated but can be. 


Can I purchase invitations?: Yes! We have invitations at school that you can purchase for .50 each (10 for $5.00). You can purchase as many as you like. See attachment for an example. 


*Location: Richland Area Community Center, 9400 E CD Ave, Richland, MI 49083.  If inclement weather is expected, the ceremony will be moved to the GL Center for the Performing Arts at the HS. Final determination will be made May 29th 7pm. Information will be posted on our website Graduation information


Is there food at graduation?: Yes! We have a meal catered for our families and guests.  We need a headcount per grad by May 19th (there is a vegetarian option if requested) to Ms. McQueen. Food will be served after the ceremony. 

To check out last years graduation and slideshows from previous years: Graduation and other stuff


What happens if my student doesn't finish all classes before graduation? Can he/she still walk at graduation and finish in summer school? No. All graduation requirements MUST be completed by noon on May 31.  Any class(es) not finished will be restarted in the fall of 2023 and the student will graduate the following year.  Almost everyone has finished...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everyone will be done in time as the programs are already being worked on, even as I type. 


Will someone be taking pictures at the ceremony?: Yes! We hire a professional photographer to take individual pictures of each graduate before the ceremony and also when receiving his/her diploma. Pictures are available through a link that is sent.  The photographer also takes many family and candid pictures that are available at no cost. All pictures taken that evening ARE FREE!


I heard that there is a slide show.  What's up with that? The slide show is ready! The link will be sent next week. 



2022 graduation ivitation

Upcoming Graduates


Collage photo of graduating seniors


2021 graduation slideshow

Graduation Pictures are available at this link:

Thank you so much to Joby Purucker for providing us with such wonderful photos

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Graduation Video!


Can't attend graduation in person? Still want to join in on the fun?

Join us virtually using this link:



 Ashlynn Schwartz, recipient of The Lambert Family Scholarship

Recipient of the Beth Palmatier Gateway Scholarship, Kailob Chartrand.

 The GLCS Foundation presents the Blair Holden Memorial Scholarships to Emma Cione and Kailob Chartrand.