Department of Defense Education Activity

Graduation Plans for Wiesbaden High School

For Immediate Release — May 15, 2020 | Wiesbaden HS

WIESBADEN HIGH SCHOOL — May 15, 2020 — In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors. Please feel free to reach out to the DoDEA contact above with any questions or to volunteer.

Where (location, web-based platform): Clay Kaserne Airfield, Wiesbaden, Germany and live streamed via DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution System). 

When (time, date): 5 June 2020 at 1500

Attendees: Only graduates and members of their immediate household that are ID card holders will be allowed to attend in order to maintain health and safety. Key Garrison and High School support staff to coordinate the ceremony and the logistics will also be in attendance.

Contact: , Principal, Wiesbaden High School

Phone: DSN 337-2260, CIV 0611-705-2260, CELL 0152-2176-9159

Logistical Details:

Vendors for stage, projection, and bathroom facilities have been secured. Setup will occur on 4 June 2020 and tear down will occur after the event on 5 June. Graduates will begin to arrive in a staggered fashion beginning at 1330 and will enter through the approved airfield gate in their vehicles and drive to station #1 to pick up their transcript and diploma packet. They will then proceed to station #2 for a photo op in their cars under a flag held by cherry pickers. Once exiting the photo op, they will be placed in order by the parking attendants on site. The ceremony will commence by having the senior class president lead the cars into their parking locations for the ceremony as Pomp and Circumstance plays over the PA. AFN will be onsite at 1300 to do live broadcasting leading up to the event. VISE will be on site and partnering with AFN to live stream the event and play the stream on the projection screens so the ceremony will be viewable to the cars in the back rows. Once the ceremony concludes, cars will be led out by command onto a parade route around Clay to celebrate our seniors before they depart post.

Order of Ceremony:

  • 1330-1430 Staggered Arrival, photo, senior packet (transcripts & diploma)
  • 1445-1500 Processional Drive to Pomp & Circumstance
  • 1500-1515 German National Anthem, US National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
  • 1515-1545 Welcome and Introductions
  • 1545-1555 Presentation of the Valedictorian and the Salutatorian
  • 1555-1610 Key Note Speaker
  • 1610-1710 Awarding of diplomas/roll call
  • 1715-1720 Special Recognitions
  • 1720-1730 Remembering the Class of 2020 video presentation
  • 1730-1735 Presentation of the Graduates
  • 1735-1800 Recessional Parade

Support Needed:

  • Setup and Tear Down of projection, stage, and bathrooms (vendors)
  • Traffic Control Plan and Emergency Plan (Garrison)
  • Parking and Station Volunteers (Garrison & High School Staff)
  • Live Stream (VISE)
  • Live Broadcast (AFN)
  • Ceremony Media (High School Staff)
  • Ceremony Coordination (High School Staff)
  • Medical Staff on site (High School Staff and Garrison volunteers)