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Graduation

Klein Oak's Class of 2019!

You will graduate:

Saturday, June 1, 2019 
NRG Stadium
noon

Parking at NRG Stadium is $12.
Klein ISD is offering a live stream of our graduation


2019 Senior Information Book - New!


Commencement Preparation


Graduation Rehearsal - May 30, 2019 8:30-11 am in the gym

Caps & Gowns

Caps and gowns will be issued on May 7th during all lunches. Seniors who owe fees, fines or other financial obligations - such as for lost books or fundraiser money - will not be issued caps and gowns.

All fees, fines, and obligations must be cleared prior to issuance.

Information regarding caps and gowns may be obtained by contacting Herff Jones at 281-367-4723.

It is the responsibility of the student to show up at commencement with a clean and neat cap and gown.

 

 


 

Dress Code for the Commencement Ceremony

Girls – Wear dresses or nice slacks that complement the gown. A collar comes in the package with the gown; be sure not to lose it. Wear dark or neutral colored shoes. No flip flops or tennis shoes.

Boys – Wear a collared shirt with a tie, conservative dress slacks, dark socks and dark shoes. No jeans, tennis shoes or sandals. Facial hair must be within dress code.

Everyone: .

  • Wear hats with mortar board flat – not tilted to one side or to the rear. Begin with tassel on right side, move to left when told to do so by the Superintendent.

Failure to adhere to proper dress standards places you in jeopardy of not taking part in the ceremony.


 

Arrival

Seniors are to report at 10:45 am to the left of the Amegy Bank entrance of NRG Stadium for lineup and final instructions. There will be signs posted to direct students to the correct location. Only Klein Oak Seniors will be admitted to this area. A teacher will be stationed at the entrance to give instructions.

Graduates are discouraged to bring items such as purses, cell phones, or cameras, etc.... There is not a place to leave such items. Graduates should have nothing in their hands during the processional.

Graduates arriving late should report to the assistant principal by the registrar in NRG in order to be seated.

Graduates will be seated at the appropriate time.


 

Conduct

Students should refrain from talking during the ceremony.

Students are to take their cues from the floor marshals in lining up to walk across the stage.

Inappropriate actions such as gesturing, jumping, throwing of beach balls, blowing horns, or anything that could take away the focus from classmates or the overall purpose of the ceremony will not be tolerated.

Diplomas may be withheld for such actions for a determined period of time with a number of community service hours additionally assigned.


 

Processional

The graduating seniors will assemble in NRG Stadium. Line up assignments will be given to students at the rehearsal. Dress Code will be checked and students will line up in appropriate order for the processional. Teachers will be stationed at approximately every 25 students to assist in line up.

The processional will begin promptly at noon.

  • Students must walk directly behind the person in front of them and as close as possible without stepping on the other student’s feet.
  • Students must not allow large distances to develop between one another.
  • Students should pair off with the person who comes from the opposite tunnel regardless of whether or not it is the person with whom they practiced.
  • The floor marshals will lead the graduates to the proper row.
  • Graduates must sit in the correct seat assignment, which may mean skipping a seat for a late arriving student.
  • All participants must remain standing until all graduates are in place.
  • Boys will remove mortar board during the National Anthem and Pledge. They will then replace mortar board on head and fix tassel. Girls DO NOT remove hats.
  • Graduates will be instructed when to be seated by the speaker at the podium.

 


 

Conferring of Diplomas

  • Following all commencement addresses, the floor marshals will designate a row of students to stand and proceed to the line to receive diplomas.
       
  • One at a time, student’s names will be called and he/she will cross the stage to receive a diploma cover from the principal and shake hands with a member of the KISD school board.
       
  • Students must wait until their name is called before crossing the stage.
         
  • After receiving their diploma covers, graduates will return to the appropriate seat on the floor and sit down.

 


 

Photographs and Videos

A professional photographer will provide a reasonably priced picture of the
graduates as they receive their diplomas from the principal.

Commencement Photographs
Flash Photography
PO Box 600129
Dallas, TX 75360
214-443-9393
Ms. Carol Jean Strong

Commencement Video:
Loyd’s Photography & Video
12355 Old Walters Road
Houston, TX 77014
281-444-3758
Mr. Aaron Overcash

Parents and friends are not allowed on the floor of the stadium.

Information concerning pictures will be given closer to graduation. All orders for pictures and video should be mailed to the company.

Recessional

The recessional will begin immediately following the benediction/closing remarks.

Graduates must remain in their place of order at all times and follow instructions from the floor marshals. The recessional will begin from the last row and continue to the first. The exit will be from the outside aisles.

Immediately after the recessional, school personnel will lead the graduates to where actual diplomas will be distributed.


 

NRG STADIUM INFORMATION

After Graduation—Meeting Graduates

All students must vacate NRG Stadium and the parking lot as soon as they exit the building. Making a plan to meet family members at a specific location before the graduation is beneficial.


Travel and Traffic

Directions to NRG Stadium. No tickets are necessary for admittance. The guest parking is off of Kirby Drive and South Loop 610—Gate 8. There will be a parking fee of $12 per car. Click for parking map.

Guest Entrance

The guest entrance is the Amegy Bank entrance of the NRG Stadium. All guests will exit out the Ford entrance (see attached map).

The student entrance is to the left of the Amegy Bank entrance and all students will exit out the Ford Entrance.

image of NRG stadium
Above image courtesy of Houston Texans and Iomega Media. Click it for a live view.
image of NRG Stadium parking

Handicapped Guest Information

Guests in wheelchairs should enter through the Amegy entrance of NRG Stadium. A section is reserved on the top level for persons in wheelchairs and their families. Handicap parking is available for vehicles with proper tags.




 

 

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