Graduation

We worked to make the final days of high school for the Class of 2020 as meaningful as possible in the middle of a pandemic. 

Congratulations, Class of 2020! While virtual graduation does not replace a live ceremony, the video recreates many elements of it. It  includes visual and audio recognition of each individual graduate, student speakers and messages to the class. 

The ceremony is available here or watch directly on YouTube. Once the video begins playing, click the button in the lower right corner of the video to increase the video size to fullscreen

As graduation events extend into the summer and fall, please continue to share photos and videos of 2020 graduates using the hashtag #SLPGrad2020 on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or by emailing communications@district16.org.

Senior Awards and Scholarships Presentation

We celebrate some of the many accomplishments, awards and scholarships achieved by students in the class of 2020. Congratulations to all of our senior award and scholarship recipients!

Frequently Asked Questions

August 1 event at SLPHS canceled

We had tentatively planned on providing an opportunity to gather for photos in Panther Stadium on Saturday, August 1. We are now canceling this event. Given the persistence of COVID-19 in our communities and social distancing and other guidelines required, we feel we cannot offer this opportunity in a way that ensures safety – and is still fun and enticing for graduates and their friends.  

We would welcome a chance to see members of the Class of 2020 together again. We also know we cannot host an event that in any way encourages people to behave in unsafe ways, as positive COVID-19 cases increase in our community. We’ll look for other opportunities to bring the class together again as restrictions are loosened. 

Thank you for your continued understanding as we all respond to this ongoing pandemic. We are incredibly proud of you, members of the Class of 2020, and we look forward to checking in with you occasionally as your journey continues. Be safe and be well.

Class of 2020 Stories

Class of 2020 senior Kieran Ripkin smiling

"The community and culture at Spring Lake Park Schools makes me SLP Panther Proud. The staff and students work together to cultivate a positive atmosphere that allows students to flourish during their time at Spring Lake Park and beyond. The opportunities and experiences that SLP has offered me have opened doors and new possibilities that otherwise I would not have known existed. I am proud to have been able to be a Panther."

Read More about Class of 2020 - Kieran Ripken
hat toss at graduation