Maquoketa Community High School

Senior Information for Commencement – 2021

Class Flower – White Rose

Class Color – Navy Blue & White

Class Motto – You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss


April 7,  9:45 AM: Senior Class Meeting – VIA ZOOM (link will be emailed prior to meeting)


April 24 7:00-11:00: PROM – Holiday Inn, Dubuque, IA 

  • (ticket sales, $30 each, April 7-8, 12-14 @ lunch)
  • (buses leave at 6:00 PM, return approx. 11:00 PM)
  • AFTER PROM @ Timber Center
  • Grand March at High School – 5:15 (line up at 4:45)
  • Pictures from 3:30-5:00 / CLASS PICTURE AT 5:05

April 26: Announcements should be mailed

MAY ?:?? PM:  Baccalaureate   – TO BE DETERMINED

May 13: SENIORS LAST DAY – All fines PAID to receive cap & gown

May 13, 2:05 PM: Graduation Practice will be during 4th block in the gym

May 17,  9:00 AM: Awards Assembly – High School East Gym – Parents and Grandparents welcome!

May 23, 2:00 PM: Commencement


Commencement Rehearsal – Thursday, May 13

Commencement rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 13 during 4th block. All graduates must be present for this rehearsal! Your cap, gown and tassel will be handed out at practice – IF you have paid your fines. Gold tassels will be distributed to students with a 3.000 and above GPA and National Honor Society members will receive a gold cord.


Commencement – Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 PM

Report to the high school – WEST GYM by 1:00 Sunday afternoon. REMEMBER to bring your cap, gown and tassel. Caps, gowns, tassels and cords may be kept by each graduate after the ceremony. Park in lower lots and enter the lower hallway to help with parking.




Final day for seniors is May 13. All fines and payments for lost books, parking tickets, shop bills, lunch, library, Jostens, etc., must be taken care of before you leave school on the 13th. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAP AND GOWN UNTIL YOU DO.


There are to be NO decorative pins, buttons, flowers or other ornaments on the gown.  The gown is to be worn plain, unless a ribbon is done for a classmate.

Reserved seating:  Chair seating will be available as in the past, but will not be reserved.  It will be on a first come basis.  We’ve always had plenty of room.