UPDATE: Everything You Need to Know About Class of 2020 Graduation

UPDATE: Keller ISD Class of 2020 Proms Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is no longer accurate as of June 3, 2020. Please see the links above for correct details. The details below will remain as is our editorial policy.

With COVID-19 interfering with many school activities this school year, Keller ISD has come up with alternative dates for both prom and graduation to still celebrate the traditional milestones during these unfortunate times. While the school district is grateful to secure a new date, there are some concerns that attendance may be low, resulting in a prom that is not affordable. 

The price of prom tickets is based on the general number of attendees that attend the prom to pay for the venue. With that it is very important that each and every senior RSVP, as we need at least 550 attendees to hold the event.  

The Senior class officers have been in constant contact with Principal Michelle Somerhalder and the team at River Ranch Stockyards and have come up with a plan to make sure seniors get to enjoy the biggest event of senior year. If the school is unable to confirm that we can have 550 attendees by the date below, the school will not be able to hold Prom on the date below at this venue. 

If this happens the district as a whole will come up with new alternatives for this event. Please click here to RSVP by Friday, April 24 and please include your student’s name, your student’s ID number, if the student will attend the prom on this new date and if they are bringing a date. 

Keller ISD has made communication with Dickies Arena to ensure that seniors have the ability to still walk across the stage.

The graduation time for Timber Creek will be at 8 p.m. 

The alternative dates for these huge senior events will both be held in July.

Prom will be held at River Ranch Stockyards on Saturday, July 11th 2020.

Graduation will be held at Dickies Arena on Saturday, July 25th 2020. 

The dates above are confirmed, but the venues will be strict on local restrictions regarding mass gatherings being lifted. With all of this raises the question about cap and gowns. The district is discussing alternative distribution of graduation caps and gowns. As soon as that information is figured out, the Talon, Somerhalder and many others will release that info.  

Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible, and before April 24 so that Somerhalder, the district and the Senior class officers can start planning the prom that all seniors will be able to remember.

By Erica Seay

Senior, Talon Reporter, TCTV Sports Editor, Senior Class Vice President

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