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Friday, April 27, 2018



DATE: Tuesday – June 19 (Raindate: Wednesday- June 20)
TIME: 6:00 PM


Tickets are not needed for the outdoor ceremony.

All students will however be issued 2 tickets that will be valid for the indoor (bad weather) ceremony if needed. Those tickets will be issued at the final rehearsal Tuesday Morning June 19th.



Every attempt will be made to have an outdoor ceremony. If the weather forecast calls for a light rain with no thunder/lightning, we will hold graduation outdoors. In this event, please dress appropriately and bring umbrellas, in order to be comfortable during the outdoor ceremony.

If there are more severe weather conditions predicted with thunder/lightning, we will postpone the ceremony until Wednesday- June 20th. The decision to postpone will be made by 2:00 p.m. We will notify families on our website and through school messenger if weather conditions cause us to implement any aspect of this inclement weather plan.

In the unlikely event that it rains on Wednesday as well, we will hold graduation indoors. Students will receive two tickets for entry into the main gymnasium.


On-site parking for graduation is extremely limited. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to use off-site parking. Off-site parking will be available at the upper parking lot located on Millville Avenue and at the Armory located on Rubber Avenue.


Again, this year one senior will be selected to deliver the Senior Speech at graduation (in addition to the Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Class Essayist) Students who are interested in doing this, should note these instructions

  • Interested students should write the speech they would like to deliver and submit it by email to Ms. Saam by 2:00 PM on May 24th.  
  • The content of the speech should be reflective and positive in tone. 
  • The length of the speech should not exceed 2 minutes.
  • If chosen, you must agree to deliver the approved speech with no changes.
  • Each student’s speech will be read by a panel of staff members.
  • The criteria for selection will be based on content and message.
  • Please email speeches to:



Handicapped Parking:  On-site parking will be provided for individuals with handicapped plates or permits from the Connecticut Motor Vehicles Commission.  Handicapped parking will be located in the lot closest to the gymnasium. Golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from this parking area to the field. 

Special Needs Drop-Off:   A drop-off site for individuals with special needs or limited mobility, who do not have official State plates or permits, will also be available.   Those dropping off are to follow the bus loop (bear right upon entering the grounds, go around towards the Auditorium) then look for the drop off sign. Once special needs passengers are dropped off, the driver can then park the vehicle in regular parking.  Golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from the drop-off site to the field. 

Handicapped Seating:  Special seating will be provided for individuals who use wheel chairs, walkers, or who have mobility issues. Signs indicating handicapped seating locations will be visible. The seating will be located near the concession stand. There is NOhandicap seating available on the grandstand bleachers. Family members may accompany and sit with individuals who require this special seating.



DVD’s of the ceremony will be available for purchase. To order a DVD, email George Macary at


Ladies: Dress, skirt or dress pants. Low heeled or no heeled shoes are mandatory due to the turf field.

Men: Shirt, tie, dress pants and shoes. Absolutely no Jeans and no sneakers.


Please be advised that professional still photographers will photograph each graduate receiving their diploma.  Information will be sent to the graduates on ordering instructions from the photographer, Rockwell Studios.  You will be able to purchase these photos directly from the vendor should you choose to do so.

NHS will stream the graduation live. An email will be sent to parents and guardians a few days before with the link.

Grad nite 2018:

Naugatuck High School
Tuesday June 19th starting at 10:00 pm. Doors will close at 11:00 pm until 6:00 am Wednesday morning.

Please NOTE: Grad Nite will be held Tuesday, June 19th, even if the graduation ceremony is postponed to Wednesday. Grad Night is only opened to seniors who have completed their graduation requirements by June 19th.


If you have any questions or concerns about Graduation 2018, please contact Michele Russell at or George Macary at



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