Graduation 2017 – Key Dates

Key Dates: Please check back frequently! More details will be released when available. Ideally all Period 1 classes with Grade 12 students sends one (or more) representatives to our Grad meetings that start in December.

As soon as possible – Grade 12 Student Photo Submissions: In 2015-16, Carman Lim (a member of the 2016 graduating class) spent countless hours generating a long term memory for her fellow grads. She posted the video to “You Tube” so you can share the memories with your family and friends: 2016 Lester B Pearson High School Graduation Video. Grad Committee members, led by Mohit Parmar, have begun collecting pictures for the 2017 video: or 2017 Grad Video Collection of Pictures. Enjoy a study break and send along some of your favorite photos with Patriot friends. The Committee will strive to include every member of the 2017 graduating class. They need your photos to make this a reality…

Grad Rings:

Monday October 3rd: Josten’s Grad Ring Preview at lunch in the Cafeteria.

Wednesday October 12th and Thursday October 13th: Josten’s Grad Ring Ordering at lunch in the Cafeteria.

First Grad Meeting. Tuesday December 6th at lunch in room 2117. All Grade 12 students are invited to attend. If you plan on running for key speaking roles (Valedictorian, MC of banquet etc), you MUST be a member of the 2017 Grad Committee.

Future Grad Meetings: Thursday at lunch until May 25th, if required. Room 2119.

Sizing for Grad Gowns: Complete. If you still need to be sized, please see Ms. Dang!

Grad Photos: took place in January. If you missed out, please call Lifetouch directly. You will have to go their studio.

Late December: Sign up for Grad Photos on-line.

Valedictorian and Speaking Roles:

Thursday February 2nd (2nd day of semester two):

Last day to hand in application forms for Grad Valedictorian to Ms Coco. Room 2119. See Ms. Coco or Student Services for an application. If you are interested in another speaking role, please consider submitting an application at this time. If you are a runner-up for valedictorian, you are given priority for other speaking roles.

Mid February: Ms. Coco will contact students eligible to audition for Valedictorian. In 2015-16, six students were shortlisted. In 2016-17, this number may be similar based on applications received.

Friday March 3rd: First auditions for Valedictorian in the Theatre for short listed students. Voting is conducted by Grad Committee, teachers and 3 students each candidate selects. Speaking order is random. Please be available from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Three speakers will be selected for a final audition.

Friday April 7th: Final auditions for Valedictorian in room 2119. Three students will complete their final auditions in front of a panel of teachers.

Monday April 10th: Please sign up for other Grad Speaking roles on Monday April 10th in room 2119 with Ms. Coco. These will include:

–> MC for the ceremony

–> MC’s for the banquet; typically this is two students

–> Toast to Grad supporters (dinner)

–> Class Historian (dinner)

–> Blessing (dinner)

–> Creative Speaker (You choose the genre! Slam Poetry? Music? Reading?) during the dinner

Tuesday April 18th: For Grade 12 students interested in other speaking roles, auditions will take place today from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. Location = Room 2119.



Friday April 21st, Student Services:

Last day to meet with Student Services if you need to prove you are eligible for the Grad Ceremony List. This applies to students registered in courses outside of LBP. Learners must have completed +50% of the course and PROVE they are passing with a teacher generated grade.

If you are taking courses at LBP, you must have +50% in the courses that make you eligible for graduation. Please do NOT pressure teachers to revise your mark after Friday April 15th. Your possible procrastination needs to be acknowledged as the core problem. This deadline is firm.

Friday April 28th:

Final Grade 12 Ceremony Grad List posted. Mr. Colvin and Ms. Olsen have been diligently working with Grade 12 students since Grade 10 to be on this list. Please thank them for helping you reach this milestone. If you are not on the list, you are still eligible to graduate in the future but you are ineligible to cross the stage during our Grad ceremony. NO APPEAL process.

Starting Monday April 18

Grad Spirit Week: Activities will include:

  • Dinner Ticket Sales at lunch (tickets limited in 2016; if you buy your tables early, you will be eligible for “better” seating!!!!)
  • Student designed activities
  • Calgary Police Services Check Stop Vehicle

Other Grad Speaking Role Auditions – DATE TBA: after school in the theatre. See Ms. Coco for details.

Tuesday May 16: 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Mandatory Grad Rehearsal for Grade 12 students. Please report to the hallways leading to the Main Gym. Your teachers will help you line up. After the rehearsal, we will move into 60 min classes: afternoon classes will stay the same.

Friday May 19th (No classes at LBP):

9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Grad Ceremony @ Stampede Corral

  • Students will have access to gowns for pictures BEFORE the ceremony (not after!).

Evening: Grad Dinner @ Stampede Grounds

Tuesday May 23rd:

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students safely return to classes. Let’s continue to work towards your graduation goals after our early celebration!