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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:50 PM

Grumpy old man rant. My Daughter's HS graduation ceremony is at a freakin stadium.

And at night. For 3 hours with downtown ambiance & fine parking.

WTF folks this is High School not a College and having the ceremony that far away makes it a royal pain in the hiney for somebody who might be disabled or just can't drive at night for whatever reason.


I want to go but there is no way I can do this drive walk pay$$ fandango. Calling the school was useless.

WHY?

I'd wager it has something to do with grifting the parents for rental fee's etc...

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Reply Grumpy old man rant. My Daughter's HS graduation ceremony is at a freakin stadium. (Original post)
Boxerfan Apr 2019 OP
CharleyDog Apr 2019 #1
onlyadream Apr 2019 #2
mercuryblues Apr 2019 #3
roody Apr 2019 #4
Arazi Apr 2019 #5
Coventina Apr 2019 #6
ProudLib72 Apr 2019 #7
DFW Apr 2019 #8
Boxerfan Apr 2019 #9
DFW Apr 2019 #11
benld74 Apr 2019 #10

Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:56 PM

1. Maybe you could get a ride? It may be they have to have a big stadium to accomodate

each child's parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc.

Perhaps your daughter knows someone to ride with??

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:56 PM

2. Wow, I never heard anything like that!

What the heck?

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:57 PM

3. If you have nore than 1 kid, get used to it.

My kids school has been doing that forever. If they hold it outside and it rains, you're screwed. It will be moved to the gymnasium with very limited seating.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:23 PM

4. You won't be able to hear anything.

Everyone around you will be talking as if it were a sports game. I went to something like that a few years ago and said never again.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:49 PM

5. Uber or Lyft. The school will have disability help at the dropoff

Good luck and Congratulations to your daughter

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:08 PM

6. I feel your pain. As a faculty member of a college, I attend every graduation.

Yes, it's always emotional, and I wouldn't dream of skipping it. I love seeing my students get their degrees.

But, oh, is it ever a massive PAIN to navigate!!!

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:30 PM

7. I did not attend my HS graduation

I did not attend my college graduation.
I did not attend my first master's graduation.
I did not attend my second master's graduation.

I do not feel like I missed anything at all.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 04:59 AM

8. Parents are usually the last thing the schools worry about

For one of our girls, it involved driving ten minutes down the road. For the other, it involved traveling literally halfway around the world--12 time zones!--and then driving halfway up the side of a volcano.

We were just told the time and place. Be there. Aloha (in one case, literally).

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 01:16 PM

9. I would go to that one

Just to push the one who arranged it in the Volcano.

I am very proud & will try to attend.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 05:04 PM

11. It was on the volcano, about halfway up.

It was supposed to be extinct, though another one has been erupting down at the other end of the island for years now. Half the ceremony was held in Hawaiian, which was quaint but left most of us Haole folks scratching our heads.

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