(916) 686-7732 egusdcom@egusd.net

WHERE: Elk Grove Unified School District, Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHAT: The Elk Grove Unified School District identified 23 seniors who met all graduation requirements for the 2015 school year, with the exception of the California High School Exit Exam. Because of the new CAHSEE legislation that passed in August, 2015, District officials offered these students and their families an opportunity to participate in a special District graduation ceremony to be held at the District offices. Students will wear their caps and gowns and each principal will introduce his or her graduates.

WHO: District leadership and officials from nine Elk Grove Unified high schools will host a special graduation ceremony for the 23 newly recognized Class of 2015 seniors and their families. Board President Bobbie Singh-Allen will authorize the diplomas and Ms. Chelsea Bowler-Shelton will be the keynote speaker with her speech, “The Journey Begins.” Live orchestral music will be provided by the Elk Grove High School Chamber Symphonic Ensemble lead by music director, Mario Sebastian.

Graduation Program

WHY: In response to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s urging of all local educational agencies throughout the state to immediately begin issuing diplomas to those students who have met all other high school graduation requirements in the 2014-15 school year except the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), the Elk Grove Unified School District stepped it up a notch to ensure that these 23 graduates were given the same type of recognition that all Elk Grove Unified graduates are offered.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, four alternative education schools, an adult school, a special education school, and one charter school. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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