NNPS Graduation 2021
High school graduation is a milestone achievement for students, families and staff. It signifies hard work, dedication and perseverance. The Class of 2021 has certainly shown us that despite the challenges presented during the past year, they are champions! While this school year has been unusual, Newport News Public Schools' commencement festivities will continue the time-honored traditions of celebrating the successes of our graduates.
All graduation ceremonies will be held at John B. Todd Stadium, 12465 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.
Heritage High School
Monday, June 7 starting at 10 a.m.
Rain date: Tuesday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
Achievable Dream High School
Monday, June 7 starting at 2 p.m.
Rain date: Tuesday, June 8 at 5 p.m.
Menchville High School
Tuesday, June 8 starting at 10 a.m.
Rain date: Wednesday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
Warwick High School
Wednesday, June 9 starting at 10 a.m.
Rain date: Thursday, June 10 at 2 p.m.
Woodside High School
Thursday, June 10 starting at 10 a.m.
Rain date: Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m.
Denbigh High School
Friday, June 11 starting at 10 a.m.
Rain date: Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m.
Graduation Ceremony Information
Administrators from each school will establish and share dates and times for seniors to pick up their caps and gowns, cords and hoods.
A limited number of seats are available; current COVID-19 restrictions limit the occupancy of Todd Stadium to one-third of its capacity. In compliance with these guidelines, each graduate will receive 6 tickets for their guests. Family members living in the same household may sit together. All guests must maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from non-household members and face masks will be required for all in attendance.
Guests will be seated in the bleachers and graduates will be seated on the field. Limited seating will be available for guests with disabilities.
The graduation ceremony will feature a graduate processional, valedictorian and salutatorian speeches, student and staff speakers, the announcement of each graduate as he/she/they walk across the stage and a recessional.
School specific information will be shared with seniors and their families via phone calls, emails and social media. As more details are confirmed, the graduation webpage will be updated.
Livestream & Broadcast Schedule
Newport News Public Schools High School Graduations will be livestreamed on the Telecommunications Center's student YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/nnpstelecom. Following the live ceremony, the video will be available for viewing on demand.
Graduation Broadcast Schedule
The graduation ceremonies will air on NNPS-TV Cox Channel 47, Verizon Fios Channel 17, Roku and Apple TV, online at www.nnpstv.com, and on the NNPS-TV app during the weeks of June 28 and July 12.