Local high schools will be having commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Local high schools will be having commencement ceremonies this weekend.

And the graduation ceremonies will kick off Thursday at Basehor-Linwood High School. The Basehor-Linwood commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school, 2108 N. 155th in Basehor. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

It is anticipated that about 170 students will graduate from Basehor-Linwood High School as well as close to a dozen students from the school district’s Virtual School, according to Ashley Razak,

communications coordinator for the Basehor-Linwood public schools.

The Lansing High School graduation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the high school's gymnasium. Lansing High School is located at 1412 147th St.

Each graduating senior will receive six tickets to give to family and friends. Those who have tickets can enter the gymnasium between 9-9:25 a.m. Saturday. The doors will open for everyone else at 9:30 a.m., according to Lansing High School Principal Rob McKim.

It is anticipated that about 210 seniors will graduate Saturday from Lansing High School, according to Sharon Burns, community relations coordinator for the school district.

The graduation ceremony for Leavenworth High School also will take place Saturday morning.

The Leavenworth High School ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the school, 2012 10th Ave.

School officials plan to have the ceremony at the high school’s Pioneer Stadium, weather permitting, according to Jake Potter, director of public relations for the school district.

If there is a threat of inclement weather, the ceremony may be moved indoors to the high school’s main gymnasium.

Leavenworth Superintendent Mike Roth said a decision to move the ceremony to the gym would be announced by 8 p.m. Friday.

If the event takes place indoors, each graduating senior will be issued four tickets to give to family and friends. Ticket holders will be allowed inside the main gym. Up to six additional guests per graduating senior will be able to view the ceremony on screens set up in the high school’s auxiliary gym and auditorium, according to Potter.

The event also can be viewed online using a link found on the district’s website, www.usd453.org

It is anticipated that about 290 students will graduate during the ceremony.

Pleasant Ridge High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school’s gymnasium. Pleasant Ridge High School is located at 32500 Easton Road.

More than 50 seniors will graduate, according to Principal Andy Metsker.

This will be the final graduation ceremony for Metsker, who is retiring after serving as principal for more than 20 years.

“It’s going to be bittersweet in a way,” he said.

Metsker traditionally speaks during the graduation ceremony. He said last week that he was still preparing his remarks.

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