Graduating seniors from four Nampa School District schools will be celebrated May 19-22 on what would have been their graduation date. Graduation ceremonies have been postponed to June 30 for Union High School and July 1 for Columbia, Nampa and Skyview high schools.
Skyview High School, 7:30 p.m. May 19
Seniors are encouraged to have an adult parent/guardian drive them through a celebration parade. Families and friends can set up along the parade route to cheer their seniors on and are encouraged to decorate their cars or hold signs. Participants are asked to maintain social distancing protocols throughout the event. Because of this, students are asked to remain in their family's vehicle during the parade. Graduates should meet in their parade vehicle in the back Skyview parking lot at 6:45 pm. to line up.
Nampa High School, 7:30 p.m. May 20
Nampa High seniors will parade around their building in celebration starting at 7:30 p.m. Staff and families will line the perimeter of campus to cheer on graduates along the route.
Union High School, 6:30 p.m. May 21
Union seniors will parade from their school to East Valley Middle School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each graduate will be recognized by name. One car per graduate will meet at Union High between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. and leave Union at 6:30 p.m. The route goes from Locust to Southside, Southside to Greenhurst, Greenhurst to East Valley Middle School. Graduates will be directed to line up in the bus parking lot. Board Members, students, and others may park in the staff parking area and sit on the grass with social distancing as each graduate is recognized. As each student’s name is called they will walk in front of cars while supporters cheer, honk horns, etc.
Columbia High School, 1 p.m. May 22
Seniors and their parents are invited to decorate their vehicles in the college colors that they will be attending. They will remain in their vehicles and park in the outfield at CHS Wildcat Yard (baseball field) beginning at 1 p.m. The traditional send-off ceremony will be celebrated drive-in movie style and will recognize the “next step” in seniors’ journeys. Military and college reps have been invited to speak from the baseball press box. Students will honk their horns as organizers ask for those who have committed to colleges, tech programs, military, etc. After the ceremony, there will be a Red Carpet type parade in which the students will leave the field in their vehicles and pass their teachers, who will line the parking lot near the exit.