FMPSD All Set to Graduate Class of 2018

News Release: FMPSD All Set to Graduate Class of 2018

Few graduates of Composite High ready for the May 26 ceremonyFew graduates of Composite High ready for the May 26 ceremony

The caps and gowns are ready. The dresses and suits selected. Fort McMurray Public School students are ready to walk down the graduation aisle on Friday, June 29, 2018. Westwood Community High School, and Frank Spragins High School will have their ceremonies in the morning and afternoon at MacDonald Island and Keyano Theatre respectively. This year Fort McMurray Composite High School hosted an early graduation on May 26. An estimated 371 FMPSD students are graduating this year.

“Westwood will have 227 graduates walk across the stage to celebrate 13 years of hard work and dedication of each student's educational path thus far. We are so very proud of each and every one of them for their hard work, dedication and resilience as they reach this milestone of their lives,” said Cynthia Shelley, Principal, Westwood Community High School.

“Westwood has a proud and long history of having approximately two-thirds of our students go into post-secondary programs. The administrative team would like to express their gratitude for the diligence of our students and the support from their families and our staff to help them reach their goals. We have helped shape our students in becoming contributing citizens of society and we wish them well in their future endeavours. Congratulations graduates of 2018!”

Roxanne Fudge, Principal, Frank Spragins High School, dubbed graduation her favourite day of the academic year.

“It is on this day that we celebrate years of hard work and dedication to doing well. Sharing this rite of passage with students is an honour for any staff member that has been part of the student’s academic journey. It is an exceptionally special day for all involved!”

For Composite High School Vice Principal, Danny Tulk, the May ceremony was memorable.

“We had well over 300 people in attendance to celebrate our graduates. Although earlier than previous years, the time frame allowed students to focus on diploma exams and preparing for the final push at the end of the year.”

Superintendent Doug Nicholls congratulated the Class of 2018.

“Graduation day is definitely one of our favourite events. We wish the Class of 2018 the best of everything.  We believe we have had a positive influence and have provided a strong foundation for our students as they move forward to post secondary education or the workforce. Thank you parents and staff for all of your support.”

Next year École McTavish High School will graduate its first class as it becomes home to grades 7-12 starting in September 2018.

Congratulations Class of 2018!

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Malik-Khan

Communications Manager

Fort McMurray Public School District #2833

Cell: 780-880-7666

Work: 780-788-8009

kiran.malikkhan@fmpsd.ab.ca