🎓 Latest FYI Re Blair HS ‘Class of 2021’ Graduation Ceremony & Celebration Dates and Plans


Text and image below from the Montgomery Blair High School’s ‘Principal’s Newsletter‘ (May 2021).

Dear Senior Families & Montgomery Blair High School Families,

I hope that you are well and enjoying time outside with family and friends. Thank you to our PTSA, parents, and students who sent appreciation notes and treats to our staff last week in honor of Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week. We are thankful to have a very supportive community. Click this link to see our Staff showing their school spirit last week, https://padlet.com/lavinacarrillo/qjejveo07n1a9mzj.

Our 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m. (rain dates June 2, 6:00 p.m., and June 3, 9:00 a.m.), at our school stadium. There will no classes for students in grades 9, 10, and 11, so that staff and families can enjoy graduation.

The Honorable Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park, is our graduation speaker. Mayor Stewart is a Blair parent of a current senior, Bridget and Blair Alum Jamie ’17. Mayor Stewart has met with school staff and our senior class officers to gain the spirit of the class. We are grateful for her participation in our ceremony and leadership in the community.

We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a graduation experience that truly celebrates our students’ accomplishments and represents our Blazer Pride. Here is the presentation from our senior parent meeting, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rczV6xy1Z9Z2tk8iik_7mFu_oDpcdtRwx694FtLdxQM/edit?usp=sharing. In addition, the recording of our senior parent meeting is below.

Graduation Information:

  • Stadium gates open at 7:30 am
  • Each senior will be permitted to bring 2 guests
  • All guests must have a ticket and be on the guest list
  • Portraits of each graduate taken by LifeTouch
  • Live Streaming with a free subscription to NFHS
  • Graduates will receive their diploma after the ceremony on the practice field
  • Please designate an area outside of the stadium to meet with your graduate after the ceremony

To watch our graduation live-streamed on June 2:

Graduation Parking:

  • One Parking Pass per graduate
  • Parking at Blair is limited (400 spaces), so we have auxiliary lots for parents to park. A shuttle will be provided to Blair throughout the morning.
  • Colesville Lot opens for parking at 7 am
  • University Lot opens for parking at 7:30 am
  • Auxiliary lots with shuttle service available
  • Parents can ride the school bus with their Senior to school, but the buses will not provide transportation home due to services for other schools routes.

Parking Auxiliary Lots with Bus Shuttles to Blair:

  • Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church (100 Spaces)
  • Northwood High School (100 Spaces)
  • Silver Spring Presbyterian Church (50 Spaces)
  • Mount Jezreel Baptist Church (100 Spaces)

If you have Senior Class or Graduation questions, please contact the following staff:

Thank you for your support,

Renay Johnson

Proud Principal

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Help Blair High School & The Blair High School PTSA With Its ‘Class of 2021’ Graduation and Celebration Plans!

“In case you haven’t heard by now – the County Council did approve the requested waiver for MCPS graduations. Yay! It’s a bright spot for our seniors and families! Now let’s plan the celebrations!  We will form a parent group to  work with the Blair staff in planning the graduation ceremony(-ies) for our students. We also will be coordinating a senior celebration (‘Senior Celebration Day’ – May 19, 2021) in place of the prom….You don’t have to be a senior parent  to volunteer and/or contribute. Play it forward is always a good plan!.” -Frances Frost, Vice President/Advocacy, Blair HS PTSA  

What will you do? Organize lines for the photo booth, manage the line for the mechanical bull, check students in, pass out lunch — we’ve got a job for everyone! (Your child does not have to be a senior to volunteer.) Please signup to volunteer for Senior Celebration Day: I want to volunteer!

We also need Prizes for prize drawings. These can be gift cards to restaurants and experiences (Top Golf, Go Ape, bowling, etc.) that students would enjoy, items that students would enjoy (tech toys and gadgets, books, sporting equipment, etc.), items to prepare them to enter their career or college – it’s up to your imagination and generosity. Please let us know if you can donate a prize – https://blairptsa.org/contact-us/ – and drop the item off with school security at Blair’s front door.

Please click HERE for information about how you can volunteer and/or make a donation to help us celebrate the Blair Blazers’ ‘Class of 2021’!

And as always – we welcome your donations to the Blair PTSA. Donations can be made to our general fund for all the activities that we do, or you can donate specifically for the Senior Celebration – just make a note when you donate. https://blairptsa.org/donate/

Thank you for your support!

For questions about volunteering and donations, please contact Frances Frost, PTSA Vice President.