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Class of 2021

May 14, 2021

Tickets for the June 3, 7:00 PM Lower Dauphin High School Commencement at the Giant Center will be distributed to Seniors during the week of May 24 through 28 (additional details will be provided to Seniors). As we have done in the past, seniors can request up to 10 tickets. Seniors should contact the school office with individual questions or requests.




May 7, 2021

LDHS Seniors and Families,                                                        

We have received updated information from The Giant Center regarding our scheduled Commencement Ceremony on June 3rd at 7:00 PM.

It seems much more likely that we will be able to have a traditional ceremony with the lifting of the state's COVID-19 mitigation requirements on May 31. 

Seating limitations should be removed along with social-distancing requirements. We hope to have specific information on ticket allocation soon. Face-coverings will still be required for all guests and participants while in the facility.  

As we get additional updates, we will continue to communicate with you and your students.  

  • If you have not completed the graduation survey, please do so as soon as possible. 
  • LDHS Commencement Survey - Seniors need to be logged into their LD Google account to complete this form. Survey will be open until May 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM.


May 3, 2021

1. Class of 2021 Calendar

2. Class of 2021 Calendar Video by Mr. Hanula

3. June 3, 2021 LDHS Commencement Ceremony - Please complete the survey link below regarding your plans to participate in the commencement ceremony at The Giant Center at 7:00 PM.

  • Please discuss your decision with your parents/guardians prior to completing the survey.
  • LDHS Commencement Survey - Seniors need to be logged into their LD Google account to complete this form. Survey will be open until May 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

 4. Class of 2021 Yard Signs



 April 16, 2021,

Hello LDHS Seniors and Families,                                                        

We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed details with The Giant Center to commit to our scheduled Commencement Ceremony on June 3rd at 7:00 PM.

We will have more information about ticket distribution in the weeks to come. The Giant Center team is working on a seating plan for our seniors on the floor and when that is finalized, we will know how many additional seats are available in the venue. Please be aware that The Giant Center is operating under the state’s guidelines and not educational guidelines. It’s also important to remember that we are all hoping these restrictions lessen in the coming months to allow for more seating capacity. The Commencement Ceremony will be live streamed via YouTube.



April 29

Mandatory Senior Class Meeting – 8:00a.m. - Gymnasium (via ZOOM for full time synchronous students)

May 8  

Jr/Sr Prom  - 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. - Lower Dauphin High School

May 26

Senior Awards Program - 6:45p.m. - Auditorium

**Award Recipients will receive an invitation.**

May 26

Obligations Due (eg: cafeteria fines, lab fees, book fines, class dues)

Final Exams

Final Exams are not a separate grade this year, but may be administered and counted towards 4th marking period grades. There will not be a Final Exam half day schedule.

May 27, June 1, 2, 3     

Commencement practices - Specific Commencement practice times will be communicated at the April 29 Senior Class Meeting.

May 27

Cap and Gown Distribution - Times to be determined.

June 2                           

Last academic day for Seniors

Seniors must turn in their student laptops to the HelpNest at the end of their academic schedule or before. Laptops must be turned in to the HelpNest even if the senior is purchasing the laptop.

June 3                           

AM Commencement Practice at the Giant Center. Times to be determined.

7:00 PM Commencement at the Giant Center!!



February 4, 2021

Dear families of the Class of 2021,

Lower Dauphin High School’s commencement ceremony is the culmination of a 13-year educational journey which began for most of you in kindergarten and will end in June. I am sure that many of you are anxiously waiting to hear what the high school’s plans are for commencement activities.

The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and the potential for sudden shifts in guidance from the state Department of Health and Department of Education makes planning such a large-scale event very difficult. At this time it is simply too early to determine what option will be best to celebrate our seniors and keep our community as safe and healthy as possible.

Please know that we are planning for multiple scenarios, ranging from in-person ceremonies (with appropriate mitigation measures in place) to an entirely virtual celebration. We are considering multiple venues to host the ceremony to provide the maximum flexibility in our planning.

You also might be wondering about other senior rights of passage like spring sports and concerts, the musical and play, Mini-THON, prom, and senior awards night. Please know that we are working hard to find a way for these events to be held in some fashion to allow our seniors a memorable experience.

I feel I can speak for the entire high school faculty and staff when I tell you that we have enjoyed having your seniors in our building and we are excited about their next steps as they leave our hallways and embark on the rest of their lives. Thank you for sharing them with us for the past four years.

It is our pledge to communicate frequently and in a meaningful way with our senior families as we move through this spring and we are able to better predict what the state’s guidelines will allow us to do.

I am proud of our seniors and the grace with which they have overcome many difficult obstacles on their path to graduation and I am sure they will continue to make us proud in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me through the school office or via email at


With Falcon Pride,



Justin M. Hanula,


Lower Dauphin High School