Class of 2018 Ceremonies
Posted on 02/21/2018
To all students, parents, school faculty/staff, and members of the community, please click here for the schedule and dress expectations of Salem High School Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremonies (Baccalaureate, Practice, and Graduation).  A plain text version of this announcement is below:



Baccalaureate ceremony is a student organized, spiritual, religious ceremony held a few days before graduation. It is a time to celebrate and embrace the foundational skills and family values that played and may continue to play an integral part in the graduates’ success. Graduates may sing, dance, act, and reflect upon all of their personal and academic accomplishments. Attendance is optional. 

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 | 7:00PM (Graduates arrive by 6:00PM)  

Rockdale County Auditorium | Rockdale County Auditorium is NOT Rockdale Career Academy.  Rockdale County Auditorium is located in downtown Conyers at the following address: 

903 Main Street ~ Olde Town Conyers 

Conyers, Georgia 30012 Attire  

Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole. 

Dress Shoes required. 

(Please refrain from wearing honor cords to the Baccalaureate ceremony). 

Student Speakers or Performers for Baccalaureate  

Interested candidates may see Mrs. Register in counseling for information. 



WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 | 7:00PM (Graduates arrive by 5:00PM)

Seminole Stadium | Salem High School


SHS Gymnasium  

  • 9:00AM-12:00PM MON, May 21, 2018 (ALL Graduates)
  • 9:00AM-Until Completion TUES, May 22, 2018 in the SHS Gymnasium (ALL Graduates)  

*Seniors should enter the school through the lower entrance of the gym.  

Speakers or performers for Graduation  

Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be expected to speak during the graduation ceremony. Candidates for Valedictorian and Salutatorian should plan to submit a well-prepared speech for graduation that has been approved by our principal, Ms. Bloodworth. Once the Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named, these two students will present their prepared speeches during the 2018 Graduation Ceremony. 

Honor Graduates  

Honor graduate status is conferred upon any graduate candidate who has earned a 3.5 or higher GPA on the weighted scale for his/her high school career. Honor graduates will be announced at Graduation practice on TUES, May 22nd at the end of the rehearsal where honor cords will be distributed to the Honor Graduates for the Class of 2018. At the same time, the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced, and medallions awarded. Other honor cords or sashes will be awarded by the organization that is granting the honor. In order to be allowed to participate in the Baccalaureate and Graduation exercises, students must meet ALL requirements and rules for Graduation. 



All seniors should plan to arrive to Salem High School, properly dressed, by 5:00pm. Senior parking and meeting location information will be provided during the scheduled graduation practices provided above. 


Cap and gown, Salem tassel with ’18 charm, SHS hood 

Young Ladies: knee length skirt/dress (skirt/dress hem should not be longer than your gown), flat shoes, light-colored blouse.  Young Men: black slacks, black socks, dark shoes, white-dress shirt, appropriate tie. 

Tickets and Seating  

The ceremony will be held outside at Seminole Stadium. Each graduate will get a total of twelve (12) tickets.  Additional tickets are not available for purchase, however graduates may exchange tickets amongst themselves. Gates will open at 5:30 PM. Handicap seating will be available.   


In the case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be held in the Salem High School Gymnasium. In this case, each candidate will be issued four (4) graduation tickets only. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience, as we want to ensure each graduate’s immediate family members (parents/guardians), are accommodated first.