Class of 2013
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Dallas Convention Center 650 South Griffin Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202
Graduation Calendar 2013
Seniors arrive in cap & gown 8:30 A.M.
Dallas Convention Center
Cap, Gown & Announcements
is the 2013 supplier of announcements and caps and gowns. Packets for cap and gowns, and other graduation gear were distributed in the fall.
If you have not yet ordered your cap, gown and/or announcements, please visit Jostens’ website at www.texasgradshop.com.
is located at 3115 West Parker in Plano (N.W. corner of Parker
and Independence). For additional information, store hours
and assistance, please call Jostens - 972 612 5873.
is mandatory for all seniors who plan to participate
in the graduation ceremony. Rehearsal will be Tuesday, June 4th at 1:15 in the gym.
.: Tickets for Family and Guests
Tickets will be required for guest admittance into the Convention Center. All guest will need a ticket, regardless of age. Students will be issued a ticket booklet at their schools. The number of admission tickets issued is based upon the number of graduates to be accommodated at the facility. Seating will be general admission. An area for handicap seating will be located on the Arena floor. Each person with a disability may be accompanied by one companion (both must have tickets). Sign language interpreters will be available in section #24C for guest with hearing impairments. The tickets are for family and friends, the graduate will not need one of these tickets. The graduate will receive a “green seating/participation card”; this will be their pass into the convention center. Plano Senior High School students will receive 6 tickets.
.:Parking and Directions
Two parking garages are located beneath the main level of exhibit space at the Dallas Convention Center. These spaces provide easy access to the arena. An outdoor surface lot near lower C lobby offers an additional space. The charge for parking in either area is
$12.00 per entry, per vehicle.
For more parking information go to: http://www.pisd.edu/graduation/index.shtml
For more information about the Dallas Convention Center Arena go to: http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/index.php
Take Central Expressway (U.S. 75) southbound. Take exit to I-35/U.S. 77 to Field Street. Turn left under the freeway and veer to the right onto Griffin Street. The Convention Center is straight ahead.
The Dallas North Tollway
Go south on the Dallas North Tollway. Take the Harry Hines/Downtown exit to Field Street to Griffin Street. The Convention Center is straight ahead.
Handicapped seating will be on the arena floor behind the graduates. Due to limited special needs space we request that only one other family member/guest sit with the individual requiring handicapped seating. Sign language interpreters will be available in section #24C for guests with hearing impairments.
and Dress Code
must arrive The Dallas Convention Center one hour before the ceremony properly
attired in the maroon gown and cap with maroon and white tassel.
The ceremony is estimated to last 2 hours.
should wear dresses or dress slacks and appropriate shoes.
Gentlemen are to wear dress trousers, long sleeved dress shirts,
ties and appropriate shoes and socks. Lettering and/or
decorations are not appropriate on caps or gowns, no shorts
or athletic shoes. Graduates may not have personal items in
their possession when they line up for the processional (CELL PHONES, CAMERAS, PURSES, ETC).
Students will sign a letter of understanding regarding conduct
expectations prior to participating in the graduation ceremony.
Each graduate MUST present an admission card in order to participate. Graduates will get this card from their counselor when all requirements for graduation are completed.
Dallas Convention Center and Plano ISD Policies
To respect and honor all graduating seniors and their families, please review these policies.
The Dallas Convention Center and the Plano Independent School District may refuse admission (or may expel) patrons for disruptive or disorderly conduct. Noisemakers and air horns are not permitted. Persons found with these items will be escorted from the venue. Other items prohibited at this venue are balloons, silly string/confetti, lighters, matches, laser pointers, weapons, back packs, large purses, bags, food and drinks, tobacco products, large flower arrangements, signs, large banners, tripods and professional cameras.
.: Live/Post TV Coverage
Plano ISD will broadcast the ceremonies live and on digital television and via web cast. Interested parties can record these ceremonies. A live webcast of graduation will air at WFAA.COM/Graduation on June 12, 2013. You can also tune in to a live television broadcast on WFAA digital channel 8.3.
- WFAA digital channel 8.3
- Plano ISD Cable TV (Time Warner channel 99 / Verizon FIOS channel 33)
- Webcast: WFAA.COM/Graduation
Flash Photography will photograph each graduate and will mail proofs at no charge within a few days of the ceremony. Orders can be placed on the Flash Photography website: www.flashphotography.com.
Plano ISD has partnered with www.gradmemory.com to provide a professional video of the June 12, 2013, graduation ceremonies. A professionally produced and packaged graduation video DVD, personalized with name and picture of each student, will cost only $24.99. Part of the sale proceeds will go back to the Plano ISD Education Foundation.
Order online at www.gradmemory.com, and select your school and year of graduation from the list. All of the DVDs are copyright protected. For questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866)977-4723.
diplomas will not be given during the graduation ceremony. Diplomas
will be available beginning June 13, between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Graduates must produce a photo identification to receive
other than the graduate will pick up the diploma, a letter of
authorization will be required.The letter must include the name
of the person authorized and the name and signature of the graduate.
Photo identification will be required.
will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday.
ahead for summer hours for diploma pick-up 469 752 9300.
For more graduation information go to: http://www.pisd.edu/graduation/