Class of 2023 - Pre-Graduation AnnouncementsPosted by Dan Schmittdiel on 5/15/2023
Good afternoon Eagle Families,
This is Dan Schmittdiel, Principal at East Lake High School, with some final reminders regarding tomorrow’s graduation ceremony. First of all, congratulations, you’ve almost made it – we can’t wait to celebrate the East Lake High School Class of 2023 tomorrow at 5:30pm! Below are some quick reminders for tomorrow:
- Graduation: tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30 PM at Tropicana Field
- Parking: $10 per car, credit card only, no exceptions
- Graduate Arrival: 4:30 PM, dressed and ready, Gate 1 (see attached for more details on dress code)
- Guest Arrival: 4:45 PM, Gate 1 or Gate 5 (see attached for more details regarding parking and gate locations)
- YouTube Live Link:
- ELHS Program Link (we will have hard copies at the gates):
- Want more details? See the document attached.
If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Skinner, our Graduation Coordinator, your Assistant Principal, or your Counselor. We’ll see you tomorrow, and I hope that you have an amazing evening, stay safe, and GO EAGLES!
East Lake High School
04-20-2023Posted by Dan Schmittdiel on 4/20/2023
Good afternoon Eagles Senior Families,
This is Dan Schmittdiel, Principal of East Lake High School, with some important updates and reminders for the senior class on A) the senior mural, B) the senior events on April 27th, and C) graduation.
This year we plan to start a new tradition to have a mural created by a professional artist that represents each graduating class and their experience while at ELHS. To ensure it captures the entire class of 2023, we need everyone’s help. Please have your senior provide their input in the short 4 question survey ASAP, no later than Sunday. Below is the hyperlink to complete the Microsoft Forms survey:
Next Thursday, the Senior Class will have their Senior Breakfast at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Students who have paid for the event will need to arrive by 7:45am. This is event is expected to end around 11:00am and Ms. Stang will send out further information regarding items like dress code and what to expect at the breakfast. After the Senior Breakfast, there will be a MANDATORY Senior Assembly at 12:00pm in the East Lake High School Gymnasium for all 2023 graduates. At this assembly, students will be provided information surrounding what to expect at the graduation ceremony, receive some information from their counselors, and more, along with receiving their cap/gown/tassels, their yard signs, and read cards which secures their spot in line during graduation.
This will also be used to verify the pronunciation of their names for our reader Mrs. Mobley when they walk across the stage. After the assembly, students will have the opportunity to participate in our sponsored Senior BBQ Celebration that will take place on the football field for all seniors free of charge.
It is important to note that if your senior is not attending the Senior Breakfast, they will still need to attend the Senior Assembly in the gym at 12:00pm and will also be expected to attend their classes throughout the day prior to the assembly per usual.
Graduation: Click on this link https://www.pcsb.org/cms/lib/FL01903687/Centricity/Domain/110/2022-2023 ELHS Graduation Details.pdf find a three-page document titled “2022-23 ELHS Graduation Details”. Please take some time to read through it as it highlights a variety of items surrounding the ceremony.
We can’t wait to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 on May 16th at 5:30pm – only 26 total days away; let’s make these next few weeks amazing and finish strong! If you have any questions at all, please contact either Ms. Skinner, Ms. Stang, or Ms. Serpa. Have an amazing evening, stay safe, and GO EAGLES!