High school graduation dates announced

The Cheatham County School District is committed to providing graduations for the Class of 2020.

The seniors have worked hard to accomplish this milestone, and we want to celebrate their achievements.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our high school graduations are being rescheduled.

Here’s our tentative graduation dates:

• Cheatham County Central High School: Wednesday, June 3

• Harpeth High School: Saturday, July 18

• Sycamore High School: Thursday, June 4

The following plans are based on current COVID-19 restrictions from the state of Tennessee and additional information will be provided if the situation changes.

CCCHS

CCCHS will hold its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. on the football field.

Each graduate will receive three tickets, pending the governor lifting restrictions on group sizes.

Each guest must sit in the marked and distanced seating areas as designated by staff. All attendees are requested to wear masks and hand sanitizing stations will be available.  

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the gym with the senior class only at the same date and time.

All CCCHS senior families have received communication from the school with specific details regarding graduation. Seniors and parents, PLEASE refer to that communication for additional information.

The Cheatham County School District plans to live stream the CCCHS ceremony so family and friends will be able to view it.

Additionally, CCCHS will host a senior celebration parade on Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m.

The parade will follow the traditional Homecoming route in Ashland City with seniors decorating their cars and being celebrating through town. Line-up for the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. at Riverbluff Park.

The parade, however, is contingent upon Governor Lee lifting the restrictions of Executive Order No. 30 allowing social gatherings of more than 10 people. This order is in effect until May 29 and includes gatherings such as parades.

HHS

HHS announced that Lipscomb University in Nashville has cancelled all summer events, meaning the school will not be able to host its graduation ceremony on Sunday, July 19 at the university.

Therefore, HHS will proceed with its back-up plan and tentatively host its graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. on the football field.

The school is currently working on graduation details and additional information will be announced.

HHS will tentatively hold a senior parade on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

The parade route will be the reverse of the traditional Homecoming parade, beginning at Harpeth View Trail across from HHS and it will go to East Kingston Springs Road.

Seniors are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, and family members may ride with their child or watch from the parade route. Spectators are asked to practice social distancing between families.

Seniors need to start lining up at 5:30 p.m. by entering the entrance to HHS and going around the back of the school and stopping at Mr. Prince’s outside classroom door.

SHS

SHS plans to host its graduation on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. on the football field.

Each senior will receive four tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.

Bleachers marked for guests will be spaced six feet apart, and seniors will sit six feet apart on the football field.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the SHS gym. If that happens, the school will host four smaller ceremonies and seniors will be divided alphabetically into equal groups and seniors will each receive four tickets. The ceremonies would be held at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

SHS will also host a parade for the seniors. The parade will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m. and will follow the traditional Homecoming parade route in Pleasant View.

Local businesses are asked to decorate their buildings and make signs for the graduates. Seniors may also decorate their vehicles.

All SHS senior families have received communication from the school with specific details regarding graduation and the parade. Seniors and parents, PLEASE refer to that communication for additional information such how to pick up tickets, when to arrive for the ceremony, etc.

Additionally, the Cheatham County School District has plans to live stream the SHS ceremony so family and friends will be able to view it.