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DHS West Graduation FYI

Tonight’s DHS West graduation will take place inside this evening.

Early this morning, we became aware of a Twitter post that threatened the safety of tonight’s ceremony. The Uwchlan, Upper Uwchlan and Downingtown police have thoroughly investigated this situation and are confident that it is not a credible threat. However, out of an abundance of caution, and with a 50 % chance of showers called for this evening, we have decided to move the graduation ceremonies inside and will have increased security present throughout the evening.

All students participating or performing in tonight’s ceremony must check in through the Main Entrance by the auditorium.

This is a ticketed event. Each student was presented with 2 Blue tickets and 8 Gold tickets. Blue tickets will be for the Gymnasium and Gold tickets will be for the Auditorium & Auxiliary Gym. If you have a blue ticket please plan to enter by the gymnasium. If you have a gold ticket, please plan to enter by the auditorium.

We ask that you do NOT BRING ANY BAGS with you as they will be searched before entering the school. Cameras and phones are welcomed. Since only two entrances will be accessible, one by the main gymnasium and one by the auditorium, we ask that you do your best to leave bags at home. Doors will open at 5pm and we will work to have everyone seated by our 6:00 PM start.

We ask for your understanding and patience this evening as we all work together to make this a wonderful evening for our seniors. They have worked hard to get to this point in their education. I look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with all of you this evening.

To watch the graduation live on your personal device, click on the link.

Kurt Barker
Principal, DHS West