Recognizing GED Graduates

 
 
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Recognizing GED Graduates
by Laura Prettyman - Friday, 12 January 2007, 1:30 PM
 

Hi, everyone!

What do you do to recognize and congratulate your GED graduates? Do you send a card? Put it in the newspaper? Have a big grad party at the end of the year? Sprinkle them with confetti when you see them downtown? What do you do? big grin

Thanks,

Laura Prettyman

Julie
Re: Recognizing GED Graduates
by Julie Kolodji - Thursday, 18 January 2007, 6:39 PM
 

We have a graduation ceremony each summer... with caps and gowns, a keynote speaker, music, and a reception afterwards with cake, punch and coffee.   In addition, we write an article for the newspaper.   What do you do up in Aitkin to recognize your graduates?

Julie Kolodji, Mora ABE 

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Re: Recognizing GED Graduates
by Laura Prettyman - Monday, 22 January 2007, 2:51 PM
 

Hi, Julie!

Since Aitkin is so small, we team up with the Grand Rapids area classrooms for a graduation ceremony in the spring. I get a little teary-eyed! *Sniff, sniff!*

I write out a personal card to each graduate, as well. I ran into a student once about a year after he had graduated, and he told me, "I still have that card you sent me up on the fridge. That was so nice!"  : )

Have a good day!

Laura Prettyman

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Re: Recognizing GED Graduates
by Jane Kono - Friday, 2 May 2008, 8:02 AM
 
AOIE (Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka) hosts an annual GED Graduation (fancy invitations, gowns, flowers, decorated cake, student and dignitary speakers, recognize teachers/GED examiners, district supts. present certificates to graduates.)The whole evening is a wonderful celebration (tons of work) about 20% of our grad. attend as ABE has such mobile population. It is still a wonderful celebration for family, friends, and staff. Plus our school & city officials attend and learn more about ABE. We ask $10 per grad. to help cover cost AND to encourage their attendance that evening! We have official photographer so each grad receives a picture. Press release in advance and afterwards plus we have our own newsletter; the June edition will be filled with grad. pictures.
AOIE also has program at Henn. County Adult Corrections; when an ACF GED students passes the final exam, they receive certificate, official pictures in cap and gown (picture to post in classroom and one to send home). ACF grads are also invited to June Graduation ceremony. Teachers and staff do make it a special occasion for all grads.