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Kingsville Commencement Exercises To Be Held June 19

The Kingsville R-I District has announced graduation plans for the graduating seniors in the KHS Class of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alternate graduation plans have been made since school is closed for the rest of the year. Kingsville Principal Jay Fleeman sent a communication home to students and families regarding the changes made to Kingsville’s graduation date this year. The district is still planning to hold commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2020. Graduation will be held on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. The senior breakfast is the same day, June 19, at 9 a.m., followed by graduation practice at 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17. Fleeman went on to talk about graduation, saying, “If you have met the graduation requirements and choose not to participate in the summer graduation ceremony, you may pick up your diploma on Tuesday, May 5. Please let myself or Ms. Wallace know as soon as possible if you do choose this option.” If the district is unable to hold graduation on June 19, it will reschedule it for Friday, July 24. An announcement will be made by June 3 if it is going to postpone commencement until July. Speaking directly to the senior class, Fleeman said, “There isn’t anything I can say today that will make up for some of the experiences and memories missed out on by all of this. “Sporting events, Senior Trip, Prom, time with your friends and others here at school, are all a part of the senior year experience that I wish would not have been taken from you.” Other information was shared with seniors regarding the senior Jostens graduation items. The items that seniors ordered from Jostens (caps, gowns, announcements, etc.) may be picked up at the school at any time. To pick up orders, please email Superintendent Lorna Warren to arrange a day and time for pick-up at school. Warren’s email address is The R-I District will continue to send recommended materials and resources for students to work on until May 8, as well as provide meals for those who have signed up. “I do hope that all of you (seniors) know that our doors will always be open for you to come back and visit, and I wish you the absolute best of luck as you continue down your own path,” Fleeman added. “I again thank all of you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we have done our absolute best to work through all of this,” he concluded. “Students, you are missed and we are anxious to be able to see you again.”

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