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Graduation 2019

St. André Bessette Commencement Ceremony 2019


Graduation 2019 News!

Ready for all things: In omnia paratus.




Thank you to you all for a wonderful Commencement Ceremony! It was a beautiful evening!!

The handshake photos from the event are now available in the front office. 


New News:

Graduation 2020

Great news!! Commencement Ceremonies and Graduation Banquet will all be on the same day for Grad 2020!  

Save the date for Saturday, June 13, 2020, Edmonton Convention Centre.

More information will come in September!








3. Old News:

a) Grad Parent Meeting. The parent meeting was Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 pm in the small gym. The meeting was successful. Should you have any questions, everything you need to know about Graduation 2019 can be found in the booklet. Graduation 2019 Information Booklet

b) Grad Ring Sales- Josten ring sales were held Oct. 24 and 25th.  Brochures are still available and rings may still be purchased.  Consult the brochure for the website. 

c) Grad Quotes - please take a minute to add your grad quote on the following survey: All quotes were due Feb 14, 2019

d) Grad wear- Grad wear was delivered the week of Feb. 11. The products looked amazing!  Thanks to R&M Promotions & Rob Dyky!

e) Grad Photos-The website is now live and grad photos can be booked.  Photos will be taken Feb. 12-14, 9-4 pm.  ***Choose Your Location (Note SAB is at the bottom of this list) and choose "SCHEDULE" at the top menu. Then "SELECT SCHOOL", "SELECT SESSION", Feb. 12-14 will highlight and your time can then be chosen.  Retake date March 5. 

f) Grad photo Retakes- Grad photos have concluded and the proofs should be arriving electronically in the next week.  Retakes will take place Tuesday, March 5th.  The login is:

g) Graduation Banquet was wonderfully successful! We hope it was a memorable evening for everyone!

h)Tuesday, June 11/19: Grad Walkabout.

This year will be the second year for the Grad walk and we're thrilled to be doing it again.  The graduates in gown and stole, will walk through the three feeder schools, and finally through St. André, to be applauded by their peers, upcoming and current. Watch the Grad Class of 2018 walk the halls of OLA:

We anticipate approximately 50-60 grads will walk through these halls on Tuesday, June 11.  Grads will leave SAB at flex 9:43 am to arrive at each school at approximately:

St. John 10-10: 15 am

OLA 10:15-10: 30 am 

JP II 10:30-10: 45 am

SAB 10:45am-11am

    1. Pick up gowns and stoles prior to departure
    2. Start at St.JXXIII
    3. Drive to OLA
    4. Drive to St JPII
    5. Finish at SAB.
    6. Return Gowns after the walkabout.


Commencement Ceremony. Friday, June 21, 2019. 

REHEARSAL: Rehearsal in the SAB small gym @ 9:00 am. All must attend. 

WHAT: St. André Bessette Commencement Ceremony is an invitation-only event.  Potential graduates will be informed of their eligibility by June 11th. 

WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2019

WHERE: Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC)

TIME: Graduates must arrive at 5:45 pm.  Hall A doors will open at 6:00 pm and the program will start at 6:30 pm sharp.  NO admittance to Hall A will occur after 6:30 pm. 

COST:  $18/seat (2 and under are free)  

QUANTITY: Each graduate is allowed to purchase 10 tickets for this event (the graduate does not require a ticket). If extra tickets are available, graduates will be able to purchase extra tickets on June 18th/19th, in the foyer of SAB, on a first come, first serve basis. We will only accept exact cash for extra tickets.

The Commencement tickets will be on sale from June 13th - 16th and will provide entrance into the ECC on June 21st, 2019. These tickets will be sold online only through PowerSchool. Students will be able to pick up their purchased tickets from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on June 18th and 19th in the foyer of SAB.

i) Valedictorian Application.  Please find it here or copies in the front office.  


***Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Zaleschuk (, Mrs. Gau ( Mrs. Lemmens (