Northwest Iowa — The suspension of classes this year have caused scheduling issues for the two main springtime school events, Proms and Graduations. But schools in the KIWA listening area are finding new dates for these traditions, after having to postpone them due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some more northwest Iowa schools have now announced their rescheduled traditional spring events. At Unity Christian High School in Orange City, school officials say they have scheduled June 18th as the date for their 2020 Prom, and June 25th as Graduation Day. Both of those dates are pending any changes that might be necessitated by future proclamations from Governor Kim Reynolds. School officials say that if they’re prevented from being able to hold Graduation on June 25th, they’ll push it back to July 15th.
South O’Brien Community Schools Superintendent Daniel Moore tells us that the South O’Brien Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas during a Graduation ceremony at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 14th. He says South O’Brien High School’s Prom is now rescheduled for June 28th, at a time to be determined.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School has rescheduled their spring events, as well. According to Superintendent Patrick Carlin, H-M-S students will celebrate Prom on Friday, June 12th, pending further direction from the governor’s office. Carlin says the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas during Graduation exercises on June 14th, pending further gubernatorial direction. Should that date not be allowed H-M-S seniors will receive their diplomas on July 12th.