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Class of 2019 Graduation

Commencement Live Streaming Information

Can’t make it to graduation at the WSU Nutter Center? Watch live online!

Link to CHS Graduation Live Stream


Senior Calendar

May 2 - Blue Ribbon Recognition

May 9 - Scholarship Patch and Pin Award Day

May 11 - Prom/After Prom

May 21 - Caps and Gowns Distributed

May 21 - Baccalaureate, Fairhaven Church at 7 p.m. (wear cap and gown)

May 22 - Seniors' Last Day

May 22, 23 - Senior Exams from 12-4 p.m.

May 23 - Senior Recognition and Senior Send-Off

May 24 - Commencement practice, WSU Nutter Center at 10 a.m.

May 25 - Commencement, WSU Nutter Center at 9 a.m.

All outstanding obligations incurred by seniors during their K-12 experience must be paid before a student may participate in commencement. If parents or students plan to pay by personal check, fees must be paid by May 10, 2019. Payment can be made at any time prior to May 25 using a credit card, cashier’s check, money order or cash.

Any remaining funds in your graduated student's lunch account may be refunded or transferred to another student enrolled in Centerville City Schools. Please contact Student Nutrition Services at (937) 433-8841 to request a refund or transfer.

Closing Info

Grades & Transcripts

Senior Second Semester Grades

Seniors who receive a "C-" or higher for both the third AND fourth quarters need not take a second semester exam. Their semester grade will be determined by averaging the third and fourth quarter grades.

Seniors who receive a "D+" or lower in the third or fourth quarter of a second semester course must take a second semester exam and their grade will be determined on 40% for each nine weeks and 20% for the exam.

If in doubt, senior students should ask their instructors concerning the status of second semester exams. Students who do not show up to an exam or merely sign their name and turn the exam in WILL RECEIVE A ZERO, which will calculate as 20% of their semester average. Please be aware that it is in a student’s best interest to complete the exam.

Grade Point and Rank in Class

Seventh semester grade point average and final class rank were official on Jan. 20 this year. This information is available during parent conferences, in your student’s guidance office, and is printed on transcripts. The total eight-semester transcript, which is used following graduation, will be available the last week of June. An eighth semester grade point average will be calculated. Final rank is determined from the seventh semester grade point average. All four-year colleges request the final transcript, which is forwarded by the Guidance Department at the end of June.


Your student’s grades are available online (Home Access Center). If you need a copy of a mid-term or quarterly report, let us know. Senior grade cards will be mailed two weeks following the end of the second semester.


Transcripts of the student’s four-year experience are recorded and available at the student’s request. Transcripts include grades, final grade point average and class rank, credits attempted, attendance records and test scores. Transcripts may be requested through your high school guidance office through September 2019 at a cost of $2. Thereafter, all transcripts must be secured from the Centerville City Schools Student Services Office located at 111 Virginia Ave., Centerville, OH 45458, at a cost of $5. (Phone: 433-8841)

College Notification

It is important to communicate with the colleges that have accepted your son’s or daughter’s application for admission if the student decides not to attend. We need to know the name of the institution the student will be attending. A final transcript request list will be circulated in advisory in May.

Last Day for Seniors

Last Regular Classroom Day for Seniors

All seniors will finish their classroom responsibility for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, May 22 at 3 p.m. All fourth quarter assignments, papers, fourth quarter tests, quizzes, reports, etc. must be completed before the students leave on May 22. Seniors who fail to make the cut-off grade of “C-” during the third or fourth quarter must take the final exam during the scheduled period on May 22 and 23. All grades will be final May 24 at 3 p.m.

Student-School Responsibility

All seniors are responsible for their behavior, conduct and school property, as they normally have been for four years until the conclusion of commencement. This is important because some students feel that, when class is over the last day, they have completed their obligation and responsibility.

18 Years Old - A Point of Information

CHS reserves the right to maintain contact with parents of adult students in the areas of attendance, discipline and academics, unless the adult student lives away from the home and requests the separation of school records.


Any day chosen as senior non-attendance day is unsanctioned and unexcused. The school cannot in any way be responsible for the health and safety of the senior students who choose not to attend school. Seniors are to be in school through May 22 and will be counted as unexcused unless the absence meets the conditions found in the Student Handbook. Consequences for truancy will be the same as those listed in the Student Handbook.

Senior Participation in Year-end Ceremonies

Seniors eligible to graduate are expected to follow CHS rules and regulations and behave in a respectful manner. Participation in year-end graduation activities is a privilege and not a guaranteed right. Eligible students will receive a diploma; however, inappropriate behavior can result in a student being denied the privilege of participating in year-end activities such as the recognition assembly and/or the commencement ceremony.

Senior Send-Off is Thursday, May 23

The Senior Recognition Assembly will take place on May 23 at 8 a.m. in the front gym. The assembly will be followed by a brunch for senior students and their parents. Students should wear their caps and gowns for the assembly.

Senior Composites

Senior composites will be sold for $20. See unit offices for order forms.

Seniors are expected to attend all three activities as a part of a very special send-off for them.


Baccalaureate is a non-denominational ceremony planned by a team of students, parents and religious leaders. It will be held at Fairhaven Church on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.  Seniors should wear caps and gowns. We hope seniors and their parents will attend.

Prom & After-Prom

Junior Senior Prom

The 2019 Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 9-12 at the Masonic Temple in Dayton. Dress is up to the students as long as something semi-formal is worn (girls - dresses, boys - suits, sports coats, tux, etc.)  No hats of any type are permitted. Many times students spend more money than is necessary for the occasion. This decision should be made between parents and child, remembering it is not a requirement of the school.

All school rules are in effect and students are expected to exhibit proper behavior and not have used intoxicants or be in possession of alcohol or tobacco.

The following high school dance guidelines will be in place:  

  • No inappropriate groping, grinding or touching.
  • No bending over or straddling legs.
  • No overt/prolonged public display of affection.

The school will provide security for the evening.  


A parent committee has planned an after-prom party from 12:30-3 a.m. on May 12. Many activities are planned for this event held at Centerville High School. Students do not need a date to attend. This spectacular event is fully chaperoned and a great night for all. This event is also an alcohol-free event and security will be on site.

Caps & Gowns

Seniors had the opportunity to purchase caps, gowns and tassels through Graduate Service. Following induction, members of the National Honor Society purchased distinguishing tassels, which they will receive with their cap and gown. Members of the top 10% of the class will be given the opportunity to purchase distinguishing stoles at a cost of $19.25 each. Caps, gowns and NHS tassels and honor stoles will be distributed during periods 4 and 5 on Tuesday, May 21 in the PAC Lobby. See Mrs. Noble in the Central Unit regarding gown size exchanges.

Boys are asked to wear a white shirt, dark slacks and appropriate footwear under the gown. Girls should wear a skirt and blouse or dress and appropriate footwear.

Graduation Practice & Line of March

Graduation Practice

Commencement practice will be held at the WSU Nutter Center on May 24 at 10 a.m. Commencement practice allows everyone to feel comfortable about the ceremony and, in the past, has contributed to the long-standing positive tradition of Centerville commencements.

Seniors are required to attend and are expected to be prompt.

Line of March and Official Spelling of Names

The line of march for commencement will be distributed during the week of commencement. It will be necessary to make some last minute changes and these adjustments will be communicated individually to those persons involved. The line of march will list the names as they are to be read at commencement. An official list was posted during open house and parent/teacher conferences so students and parents could check for proper spelling and make corrections.


Potential 2019 graduates must be clear of lost book fees, library fines, lost or broken equipment fees, or any other outstanding obligations incurred by the senior student during their K-12 experience. Obligations must be paid before students are allowed to participate in the commencement exercises. Please encourage students to take care of their obligations. A list of candidates for graduation with outstanding obligations will be available on May 17 from the unit principals.

All outstanding obligations incurred by seniors during their four years of high school must be paid before a student may participate in commencement. If parents or students plan to pay by personal check, fees must be paid by May 10, 2019. Payment can be made at any time prior to May 25 using a credit card, cashier’s check, money order or cash.



CHS commencement will be held at the WSU Nutter Center on Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m. There are no reserved seats except for one small section for the faculty. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Pictures may be taken before the exercises in and around the arena. Bring all your family and friends and join in the joyous celebration. The ceremony will last two hours.

We expect the candidates for graduation to exhibit mature behavior. If students do not wear the proper attire, act immaturely, try to gain attention, have drugs or alcohol in their systems, and/or show disrespect toward their peers, the ceremony, or their teachers, they will be removed immediately from the ceremony by security. We request parental cooperation on this important point. All rules and regulations of the Nutter Center are in effect.

Parent Cooperation at Commencement

Parents will not be allowed on the floor of the arena once the pre-ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m. We strongly request that parents and family members cooperate with the school in providing a dignified and respectful attitude for each graduate by not using air horns, whistles, noise makers and/or screaming during the reading of the names of the graduates. We work hard to bring the students toward this once in a lifetime opportunity with an air of respect and tradition. Members of the commencement audience who exhibit selfish behavior for an individual student prevent other parents from enjoying their special moment. We would appreciate your cooperation. A professional photographer will take a picture of each senior when he/she receives his/her diploma. The proof will be sent to the graduate.

Commencement Programs

Because of the large attendance at graduation, it has been financially impossible to supply each person in attendance with an official graduation program. Each graduate will receive a souvenir program. We try to dispense the programs as evenly as possible but latecomers seem to always miss out. The Senior Class Officers, Class Advisors Janet Place and Sherry Shuman, Commencement Coordinator Marion Delatore and Coordinating Principal John Carroll plan commencement.


When the student crosses the stage and shakes hands with a member of the Board of Education, the student receives a diploma cover. After the commencement ceremony, advisors will distribute diplomas to their advisees. Please safeguard your diploma as there is no “replacement” diploma readily available.

Wright State University Nutter Center

WSU Nutter Center Seating Diagram

ADA Accessibility

Guests with disabilities will find accessible parking, vehicle drop-off areas, restrooms, water fountains and seating areas.

WSU Nutter Center Accessibility Options


Can’t make it to graduation at the WSU Nutter Center? Watch live online! A direct link to the live stream will be provided closer to graduation.

Link to CHS Graduation Live Stream

WSU website (click on the WSU TV stream link)


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