The local high school graduation season will wrap up this weekend with several ceremonies.

The local high school graduation season will wrap up this weekend with several ceremonies.

The Leavenworth High School commencement ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the high school.

But exactly where at the high school the ceremony will take place remains uncertain because of the threat of inclement weather.

The ceremony traditionally takes place outdoors at Pioneer Stadium. But concern about rain could move the event into the high school's large gymnasium.

A forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday.

Jake Potter, director of public relations for the school system, said district officials will make a decision by 7 a.m. Saturday regarding whether the event will take place at the stadium or inside the school building.

“We could make a final call earlier,” he said.

Information about the decision will be posted on the district's social media sites. The district also will use an autodialer system to notify the graduating seniors and their families about the decision.

Potter said space for seating is more limited inside the gymnasium.

If the ceremony is moved indoors, each graduating student can have up to four guests inside the large gymnasium. Up to 10 additional guests per student will be able to watch the ceremony on screens in a smaller gym or auditorium.

Potter said the district also will have a weblink that will allow people to watch the ceremony over the internet.

About 320 seniors will be graduating Saturday at Leavenworth High School.

Leavenworth High School's commencement ceremony previously has taken place in the evening. Potter said changing the time of the event will allow those involved to enjoy the cooler temperatures of the morning hours.

During the morning, there also typically is less of a chance of severe weather, Potter said.

He said having the graduation in the morning also gives families more time to have special events after the ceremony.

The Lansing High School graduation ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the high school. The ceremony already is scheduled to take place inside a gymnasium so weather should not be as big of a concern.

According to Lansing High School Principal Steve Dike, 221 seniors will be graduating Saturday evening.

The Lansing High School graduation traditionally has taken place in the morning. But the ceremony was moved to the evening this year to avoid a possible conflict with the state finals for girls swimming, according to Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam.

The Pleasant Ridge High School graduation ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gymnasium.

According to Pleasant Ridge Principal Andy Metsker, 66 seniors will graduate during the ceremony.

Former PRHS teacher Sarah Huppert will be a guest speaker at the commencement.

Elsewhere in the county, Basehor-Linwood High School had its commencement ceremony May 10. One hundred and 55 students graduated.

Tonganoxie High School is set to have its graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

Various events have taken place in the lead-up to this weekend's graduation ceremonies. Leavenworth High School and Lansing High School each had a Senior Awards Night event Thursday.

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