Amsterdam High School 2019 Graduation Guide

The Greater Amsterdam School District 211th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC) Physical Education Building. Students participating in commencement are asked to arrive by 9 a.m. FMCC is located at 2805 State Highway 67 in Johnstown, N.Y.

This ceremony brings our students and community together to recognize this important milestone.  We wish to remind our students of the importance of this event and the honor that this commencement holds for each graduate.   

9:00 a.m. Graduates arrive, doors open to public
9:45 a.m. Graduates line up (A-K room 107, L- Z room 102 ), last guests are seated
10:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony begins

Students will receive their tickets at rehearsal on Monday, June 24.  Every graduate will receive three tickets. Additional tickets for the overflow seating will be available upon request. We expect to be able to honor all reasonable requests on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that if you do not need your allotment of three tickets, that you return the extra tickets to Kristi McGaffin, so that we can redistribute them to families who need additional tickets. Tickets are required for every person (over the age of two) attending the ceremony.

Parking for this event is free. A map with parking information is available to download, click here. Handicap accessible parking is available in parking lot 3.

Seats will be reserved for individuals requiring handicap accessibility. If you or a member of your family needs special accommodations on the day of graduation, please contact Kristi McGaffin at 518-843-5400 by Friday, June 21 to make arrangements.

If you or a member of your family does not have transportation to attend graduation, please contact Kristi McGaffin at 518-843-5400 to make transportation arrangements by Wednesday, June 26.

Immediately following the commencement ceremony, graduates are asked to report to rooms 107 (A-K) and 102 (L-Z ) at the FMCC Physical Education Building to pick up their diplomas.

Photographers from Mark Perfetti Photography LLC will be present to take pictures of the graduates during the ceremony at FMCC. Additional information will be provided to the students at rehearsal. For specific questions concerning graduation pictures, call 518-339-2235.

Cap and Gown
Seniors will be given their cap and gown at rehearsal on Monday, June 24.

Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graduates are asked to arrive arrive promptly at 8:50 a.m. so that the rehearsal can begin on time at 9 a.m.  Attendance is mandatory and students are required to ride on district transportation to FMCC. Immediately following the rehearsal, seniors will be transported to their elementary school alma mater where they will proudly walk the halls. The students will be then be transported back to the high school.