Helena schools planning for increased attendance at graduation

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Helena High School graduates its 141st senior class at Nelson Stadium in this June 6 file photo.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record Tyler Manning

Helena Public Schools has released plans for this year’s high school commencement ceremonies, which will likely have a much higher attendance cap than last year’s events. 

All ceremonies are set to be held at Carroll College’s Nelson Stadium. On June 4, Access to Success is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the Project for Alternative Learning is set for 5 p.m. On June 5, Capital High School is scheduled for 9 a.m. and Helena High School will be at 1 p.m.

These dates and times could be adjusted due to weather. There are plans for various contingencies including keeping the dates but shifting the times, shifting to the following weekend, and moving the ceremonies indoors. Superintendent Tyler Ream said he’d rather move the ceremonies to a different weekend than move them inside, which would help keep them “closer to normal.”

The district is anticipating an allotment of 10

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