MPS preps for 2020 senior graduation during COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) began the distribution of graduation materials to high school seniors and their families on Monday, May 11, 2020 at their respective schools.

All MPS school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support our graduating seniors, MPS schools will give caps, gowns, diploma covers, yearbooks and yard signs to students and families by drive-up and walk-up distribution.

One of the students to get their graduation materials was Riverside senior Jaquan Harris (pictured above). MPS also announced its plans on Monday to celebrate the district’s graduating seniors with virtual commencement ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Those ceremonies will be available on the MPS YouTube page from June 1 through June 5 at the following times each day: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.