Date and Time

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. at the Fenn Center

 

Tickets

All Commencement Tickets will be available during senior graduation week activities.

At the end of the ticket claiming period, each graduate will have an opportunity to request additional tickets. This is at the discretion of the school and based on seat availability.

EVERYONE, including children of all ages, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the graduation.

Seating is limited. Tickets will be barcoded.

All ceremonies will be broadcast live on ``The St. Lucie Education Channel`` and streamed live on YouTube.
Dress Code

Ladies: Black dresses or skirts/blouses so that the colors don’t show through the gown. Do not let your dress show below the hem of your gown. Dress shoes should be black. Flip flop type shoes are not allowed. This is a safety issue for your protection as you are going up and down the stairs of a stage. If stockings are worn, they should be flesh colored.

Gentlemen: Black dress slacks and a white dress shirt must be worn. You must wear black shoes with dark colored socks. No tennis shoes or sandals may be worn.

Traditions

School Mace

The honor of leading the dais party in the academic procession is given to the current Teacher of the Year.  The Chief Faculty Marshal carries the mace, which is a ceremonial staff symbolic of the rich traditions of education.

The practice of carrying the mace dates back ot the Middle Ages, when the mace was designed to be used as a weapon.  It was carried by a respected senior member of the community who was chosen to protect and guide the leaders as their group traveled through crowded streets.

The polished mahogany handgrip is topped with the shape of a circle representing infinity and the quest for lifelong learning.  The symbols on the mace are the schools crest and consist of images that represent states of wisdom, graduates going out into the world, and the traditional symbol of higher education: a lamp of learning with a flame representing the quest for knowledge.

Fort Pierce Westwood

1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Phone: 772-468-5400
Website: https://schools.stlucie.k12.fl.us/fpw/

Graduation May 21