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Senior class events in May & June

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on May 28, 2020

There is lots of preparation underway for events celebrating the Bethlehem Central High School Class of 2020. A team of parents, student government representatives, faculty and staff have been hard at work making sure this milestone for students is a memorable one. As information and details become available, they will be posted and updated here.

BCHS Senior Lawn Signs – Ongoing

Thank you to the BCHS PTO for helping our students and families mark this special occasion with a sign to display at home. If you are a student who has not received a sign yet, please email Mr. Doemel at

Peace Out BC – Beginning May 15

Teachers are decorating the Fitness Center windows. Come and take a selfie and share it with us on Instagram. Please respect social distancing guidelines…no groups!

Donate to Celebrate – May 27

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the high school on Wednesday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All timeslots are filled, thanks to this video appeal by the senior class. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still donate. Check out the American Red Cross website for other opportunities in the Capital Region.

iHeart Radio Celebration in June

Listen for special BC shout-outs on radio stations 99.5 The River, KISS 102.3 and Wild Country 99.9.

Senior Banquet – June 4

Members of the senior class can celebrate safely alongside their friends at the Jericho Drive-In, where they can sit back with a free box of popcorn and view a Senior Slideshow. Because it’s on the big screen, the event will take place after dark. Faculty and staff will serve as chaperones on-site to reinforce social distancing rules and ensure student safety.

Please read this important information about the June 4 Senior Banquet.

Virtual Senior Ball – June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to dance as a virtual DJ spins tracks for the BC Class of 2020. Seniors will have an opportunity to send in photos they would like shared during the event. In your Senior Ball attire? One of your favorite photos of you and your friends? There will also be special video messages from BCHS teachers that will play in between tracks.

  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – A invite will be sent through email to all seniors

This is an individual event to watch with your family and we are not encouraging students to gather in groups.

Senior Awards – June 12

Gather your friends and family for a viewing party where the most coveted awards at BCHS are announced. More than 100 students will be honored. Those receiving awards will be notified ahead of time but they won’t know which award they will be receiving until it is announced. Don’t miss these awards as they are announced online.Following the Awards Ceremony our Music Department will highlight our seniors.

Caps & Gowns – June 15, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Delivered to your door in a yellow school bus by BCHS teachers and administrators, students will receive their cap and gown, their Senior Shirt and the Class of 2020 Yearbook. The teachers will travel by school bus, with a fire department escort. There will be balloons and music as the cap-and-gown bus caravan makes its way through our neighborhoods.

Spotlight on the Class of 2020

The district is working with the community’s weekly newspaper, The Spotlight, to feature the names and photos of members of the Class of 2020. There will be ways for community members and parents to add messages to this display of community pride. Here’s how you can participate:

Graduation Parade – June 26 (Tentative)

Graduation becomes a parade in 2020! This“reverse parade” is scheduled to take place at BCHS on Friday, June 26. Students and families will follow a parade route by car, up to the school, and students will receive their diploma in their cap and gown, walk across a stage, in front of the high school. They will have their photo by a professional photographer. Teachers from throughout the district will be invited to cheer on our graduates along the route.

There will be two parade sessions:

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please watch for more details coming soon.

The June 26 celebration will culminate in the evening at the Jericho Drive-In with a virtual graduation that will include speeches, music and more.