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Columbia Public Schools holding graduation ceremonies this week

CPS district administration building sign.
CPS district administration building sign.


All four CPS high schools are holding graduation ceremonies this week, with the first set to begin Thursday morning.

Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark sent out the graduation schedule in an email Tuesday.

Rock Bridge High School is the first in the district to hold graduation. It will host four separate ceremonies with the first starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Ceremonies continue throughout the day Thursday with the last starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Frederick Douglass High School is the only school in the district holding a single ceremony. It's set to begin this Friday at 10 a.m.

Hickman High School has three ceremonies planned for this Saturday. The first is set to begin at 9 a.m. with the last beginning at 3 p.m.

Battle High School will round up the graduation events, with the same schedule as Rock Bridge.

Baumstark said in the email the district is planning to stream all of the events. The link will be available at the district's website.

"Following graduation weekend, the recorded videos of each ceremony will be available on our CPS-TV website so you can share those links with others who may not be able to watch at the specific ceremony time," Baumstark said.

Members of the media were also allowed to attend one ceremony at each high school. District officials said media will be required to socially distance from everyone at the event and must wear a mask.

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