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Year-End and Commencement 2018

The end of the school year is an exciting time to celebrate the successful completion of academic work and new adventures on the horizon. The entire Providence community enjoys this time of recognizing and honoring our seniors in particular. We applaud their growth and accomplishments as Providence graduates and send them off to colleges and universities across the country with prayers for God’s blessing and with our best wishes for continued success.

Senior Project Finalists Presentations

Wednesday, May 16, 8:10 am
Christ Presbyterian Church, corner of Victoria and Anacapa

The top three senior projects are presented to the school community and special guests. Prizes are awarded. This is a time for celebrating all the seniors’ efforts by announcing their topics and theses. All interested are invited to attend.

Senior Day at Disneyland

Monday, May 21

 

Providence Awards Night

Thursday, May 24, 7 pm – 9 pm
Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road

A ceremony recognizing top academic and athletic performances and other achievements of the school year. This event is for all students, grades 7-12, and their families. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Chorale Awards 

time and place TBA

BBQ and awards for all Chorale members and their families. Contact Rebecca Hodson with any questions.

Senior Exams

May 30 – June 1

Preschool End-of-Year Celebration

Friday, June 1, time and place TBA

Senior Checkout

Friday, June 1, by 3 pm

Seniors must complete checkout (returning textbooks, gathering personal belongings) by 3 pm on Friday.

Senior Dinner

Saturday, June 2

Information on a Senior Class dinner, planned and hosted by parents, is emailed to senior families. Please contact Julie Sheets with any questions.

Senior Trip

June 4 – 6

This trip is a special time for seniors to enjoy their meaningful friendships with classmates, to reflect on their Providence experience, and to create new memories in Big Bear, California.

Final Exams (7 – 11)

June 5 – 7

End-of-term examinations for grades 7-11. School dismisses at 12:15 pm for middle school and 12:30 pm for high school on these minimum days.

Eighth-Grade Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm – 9 pm
Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road

A ceremony recognizing eighth graders as they complete the middle school and move on to high school. This event is for all 8th-grade students and their families. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Commencement Rehearsal

Thursday, June 7, 10:30 am – 12 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara  93105

Mandatory commencement rehearsal for all seniors.

Lower School Celebration Ceremony

Thursday, June 7, 9:30 am–10:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 3721 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara 93105

All students are promoted to the next level. Following the celebration, sixth graders and their families meet in The Grove to enjoy refreshments and celebrate their advancement to middle school.

Baccalaureate Service

June 7, 2017, 6 pm – 7 pm
Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara 93109

A worship service planned and led by the seniors, reflecting on their spiritual growth while at Providence. 

Senior Breakfast and Exit Interviews

Friday, June 8, 9 am – 11 am
Providence Upper Campus

A time for the seniors to formally share with faculty and staff their thoughts and observations about their time at Providence.

End-of-Year BBQ & Yearbook Signing

Friday, June 8, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Providence Upper Campus

A BBQ lunch and time to socialize and sign yearbooks. This event is for all Providence students, including middle school, high school, and graduating seniors. The BBQ is free for students who purchased a yearbook and costs $5 for those who did not purchase a yearbook. (Please submit fee to Upper School Office.)

COMMENCEMENT

June 8, 2018, 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara  93105

All are welcome to attend this joyful, worshipful celebration of the members of our Senior Class as they receive their diplomas and commence the next stage of their educations.  

All former Board members of Providence, Providence Hall, and Santa Barbara Christian School are invited to attend and participate in the opening procession. Board emeriti will be given a special cord to wear and seating will be reserved for you and your family. Please RSVP to Caroline Corazza, Director of Development, at ccorazza@providencesb.org.

All alumni of Providence, Providence Hall, and Santa Barbara Christian School are invited to attend and to sit together in a reserved section. Please RSVP to Emilee Hurlbert, Alumni Coordinator, at ehurlbert@providencesb.org.

Tickets are not required. Doors will open at 3:30 pm for seniors’  families for priority seating. All others may enter at 3:40 pm. Please be mindful to arrive and park in time to be in your seat before the procession begins at 4 pm. 

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the church.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the Christian Fellowship Center.

All seniors, flag bearers, and other participants in the commencement ceremony, including Chorale singers, should be at First Presbyterian Church by 3 pm.

A professional photographer will take at least one photo of each graduate as they receive their diploma. He is available to photograph family groups after the ceremony.

Directions to First Presbyterian Church

Santa Barbara lodging suggestions

Senior Class Verse

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  – Psalm 91:2