Class of 2020 News & Information

Attention Seniors

On Friday, May 8, 2020, Governor Walz, in conjunction with the Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Public Safety, established guidelines with specific respect to high school graduation ceremonies. These guidelines do not allow for in-person ceremonies or public gatherings of any size, but instead, direct schools to hold virtual graduation ceremonies.

We recognize our students, families and the entire Pony community are missing out on the social aspects of graduation this year. We want to do our best to give graduates and families as much of that experience virtually as possible.

The Stillwater Area High School commencement ceremony will premiere “LIVE” on YouTube at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

Students will receive digital invitations to share with friends and family via social media or email so they can celebrate with those who are not with them at home. We will use the #PonyGrad20 so that families can share photos and video, and celebrate in real time via social media.


Important Dates:

  • Cap & Gown Distribution - Tues, 5/26 and Wed, 5/27
    • Students should report to door 3W by the cafeteria at their appointment time.
    • We will be distributing cap, gown, tassel, diploma cover and cord or stole (where earned) for this year's seniors. *Diplomas will be mailed to the home address we have for the student in Skyward.
    • In an effort to ensure public safety due to COVID-19, senior students will be asked to report to SAHS according to last name and the following schedule
  • Pony Pride Graduation Parade - Friday, May 29 (Click HERE for more info)
  • Submit a Video for the Virtual Graduation Ceremony Six Word Memoir and Cap Toss

  • Virtual Graduation Ceremony - "Live" at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 on YouTube, Facebook and Valley Access Cable Channel 15. We will use the #PonyGrad20 so that families can share photos and video, and celebrate in real time via social media. This is the one time during a graduation event that families will be encouraged to ring cow bells, blow air horns, scream and shout as their favorite graduate's name is called! Share those reactions online!

  • Digital Graduation Invitations - Invite your family and friends to share this unique moment in history with you. Download a digital graduation invitation that you can email, and another you can share on social media.
  • FINAL Transcripts - Will be available after Monday, June 15, 2020 (*this is an approximate date). Please order via Parchment. Cost $6.00. In August (after you graduate) the cost increases to $ 8.00. College bound student athletes must also send a final transcript from Parchment to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Final transcripts will have senior year second semester grades and graduation date.

To order graduation announcements click HERE. Choose your products and then they will ask you to choose your school (Stillwater High School).