It is worth noting that there will be seating for approximately 1,100 people at Commencement in either the outdoor or indoor venue, and that a shortage of seats has historically not been a problem. We appreciate that families of seniors prefer to sit near the front of the audience, and for the most part this can be accomplished if the above guidelines are observed. Most especially, we ask that large groups of family and friends respect the right of smaller groups to experience Commencement from the front seats.
All of this is to say that Commencement is a great recognition for each senior -- and for this community. Our respect for each other, our willingness to forgo what might be beneficial for one family over the fairness to another is at the heart of what this school's character represents.
On behalf of the seniors and the faculty, I thank you in advance for your attention to making Commencement day an enjoyable celebration for all.
Head of School
We will continue our policy of offering a Commencement DVD to Class of 2018 families who have made at least a $25 gift to the Annual Fund by June 30, 2018. If you have already made a gift this school year, please notify Bob Lee that you are interested in receiving a DVD. You can do so by replying to this message or contacting him at 614-509-2222. If you have yet to make a gift, please call Emily Campbell at 614-509-2256 or go to columbusacademy.org/GiveOnline and make a gift in honor of your graduating senior so it can be recognized as such in the Annual Report.
All graduates will be photographed at Commencement, and complimentary proofs will be mailed to each graduate. To purchase Commencement photographs, please visit events.lifetouch.com. Photos will be posted on this website within ten days of Commencement. Please contact 1-800-505-9496 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.