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Graduation Information

Hello Class of 2024.  Please read this information completely.  Many of the dates are still tentative, and so this document will be updated and re-sent several times throughout the year.  Please stay informed!

Sign up for the senior Remind, text the code that matches the first letter of your last name to 81010 Remind will be a major tool for text reminders throughout the year.  This is the same account that we have used since your freshman year, so many of you have already subscribed. 

  • A-E = @2024a-e2
  • F-J = @2024f-j
  • K-N = @2023k-n2
  • O-R = @2023o-r
  • S-T = @2024s-t
  • U-Z = @2024u-z  

First off, you will be required to be in our graduation dress code to participate in Cibola’s commencement ceremonies.  The dress code is as follows:

  1. White cap and gown with gold stole purchased from campus specialties. Campus Specialties met with seniors during advisory on Sept 18. If you missed the class meeting, please grab a catalog and order form from the bookshelf outside of B4.
    • Orders may be placed online.
    • Orders may be placed in person at Campus Specialties. 1529 Eubank Blvd # B, Albuquerque, NM 87112
    • Caps and gowns are not delivered until May 16th, 2024.
  2. Students must wear a white dress with white or nude dress shoes, or black skirts with a white blouse and black shoes, or black slacks with a white dress shirt, black tie and black shoes.  Traditional cultural attire may be worn under the cap and gown. Questions about attire should be directed to Ms. Chavez.
    • Prom - May, 4 2024.
    • PowderPuff - May 1st
    • Senior Finals - May 13th and 14th
    • Senior BBQ – Optional. Tentatively scheduled for May 16, 6pm. The BBQ is not required, but it is fun and free!
    • Caps and Gown handout 5/16, 10:00 am.
    • Grad walks. May 20th.  We will do Graduate Walks at our neighborhood elementary schools and James Monroe. While this is not required, the students that have participated in the past have found these “walks” to be a highlight of their graduation experience.  More details to follow.  
    • Honors Assembly, Monday May 20th (tentatively) Required for all students that plan to participate in Graduation - 6:30 pm – Cibola gym
      • At 5:00 pm all graduates must report to Cibola for graduation rehearsal followed by the Senior Awards Assembly.  The Awards Assembly begins at 6:30pm.  Doors will open at 6:00.
      • Attendance, in full graduation attire, is mandatory. Full graduation attire means cap, gown, and stole, white dress or black slacks with white dress shirt underneath.
    • Graduation is Wednesday, May 22nd. The ceremony begins at 9:30 am at Tingley Coliseum.  Graduates will be asked to show up by 7:30 am.  There are no tickets required for admission. Doors open at 8:30 am for spectators.   Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Noisemakers, glass vases, balloons, and signs are prohibited. ADA seating available. 

These times are subject to change as the dates approach. I encourage you to please subscribe to the Class of 2023 remind.com account so that you are always informed of the latest information.

Thank you, 

Jeanine Chavez
Activities Director, Cibola High School