Honoring Graduates on May 23
We never thought we’d miss the stress of the last-minute planning for what is one of the most exciting and celebratory days in the life of our campus, but we do.
Of all of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, one of the most difficult to deal with was the uncertainty of when can properly gather for our traditional in-person commencement ceremony. We look forward to being able to come together again to celebrate you and all you have accomplished.
In the meantime, your Damien faculty and staff has been hard at work coordinating other ways to commemorate this special moment for the Class of 2020. Here is an update of what’s happening on Saturday, May 23, 2020:
Diploma & Gift Bag Deliveries - May 23, 3:00 to 6:00 PM
On Saturday afternoon, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. we are excited to honor our graduates by personally coming to your home to deliver a special gift and your diploma. (Diplomas will be delivered unless requested otherwise).
When your Damien representative arrives, please feel free to come out to your front yard with your family. Please make sure that you and your family wear a face mask to protect your health and the health and safety of our school employees. We will also maintain the same safety precautions wearing masks, gloves and observing social distance.
Online Celebrations – Saturday, May 23
5:00 p.m. Senior Tributes from Damien Faculty and Staff
5:30 p.m. - Damien’s 58th Commencement, presented virtually
Join us at 5:30 p.m. on our school website home page, YouTube or our school Facebook page for our online celebration. Be sure to visit our Damien YouTube channel and click the “Set Reminder” button to be notified when this video premieres!
A note regarding the scheduled "premiere times" of our commencement day videos
Both the 5:00 p.m. Faculty Tributes video and the 5:30 p.m. Commencement video will be available to view on YouTube at the designated times. Both videos may be started later, paused, shared, and rewatched according to your specific needs.
Senior Awards & Recognition Program
Please click on the Senior Awards & Recognition Program button on the right to download and view the recipients of Damien High School’s Senior Awards and Recognition and join us in congratulating these deserving Spartans!
Award of Scholarships
Please click on the Scholarships Program button on the right to download and view our scholarship award winners for the Class of 2020 and join us in congratulating them! These full color guides will be presented digitally and available for download. We hope these programs will be a wonderful companion to highlight the accomplishments of our class of 2020!
Sharing our celebrations
Another way to experience Saturday's celebration with your classmates and the Damien community is on Instagram.
Please share photos of you in your graduation regalia or of your decorated mortarboards. Offer words of reflection or encouragement for your classmates. Make a celebratory boomerang or dance video.
To help us find your posts and consider sharing them to Damien’s Instagram story, please do one of the following:
- Use #DamienHighSchool2020 on posts to your Instagram feeds.
- Tag @damien_spartans on posts in your Instagram stories.
We know nothing we do will replace the excitement and energy of an in-person event but we hope that you know that we are thinking of you, that we miss you, and that we want to celebrate with you as soon as it is safe to do so.
With our very best wishes,
Your Damien Commencement Committee
We’ll Return Again!