Piedmont High’s Graduation Ceremony 

    Monday, June 12, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

    Piedmont High School Stadium




    • An assembly will be held on Monday, November 7 at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the PHS auditorium.  This assembly will allow seniors to obtain brochures and order forms for their cap and gown, announcements, and other senior memorabilia.  Our Josten’s representative, Chris Gaither, will be present at the assembly. 

    • Mr. Gaither will be on campus during ALL lunches on Thursday, November 10.  Seniors should plan to place their order for graduation items during their lunch OR place your order online using the information provided at the assembly.  It is very important that students order their cap and gowns on this day.  The longer students wait the more the cap and gown will cost.  

    • If you do not place your order with the class by Friday, November 10, there is no guarantee that you will have the graduation items for cap and gown picture day.

    • All Josten’s items will be delivered to the school in the spring.

    • If you flex and cannot be on campus for the assembly, please see Mrs. Guignard or Mrs. Pitt.

    • The only item that you must purchase to participate in graduation is the cap, gown, and tassel. Remember - if you order late, your items will be delivered at a later date than the Class of 2023 AND the cost will increase.

    • Please make contact with Mrs. Guignard or Mrs. Pitt if you have any questions or concerns.




    • Graduation is a very formal occasion; thus, we desire to uphold the standards that this occasion deserves for our seniors, the school, and the Piedmont community.  

    • If clothing presents a problem, please see Mrs. Guignard or Mrs. Pitt.  We want everyone to look their best and can assist as needed.

    • The following is the required Graduate Dress for the day.  


    1. Dark dress slacks 

    2. Dark dress shoes - No Sneakers

    3. White dress shirt 

    4. Dark necktie or bowtie

    5. Cap, Gown, and Tassel on the right 


    1. White dress hemmed shorter than graduation gown 

    2. White dress shoes - flats are recommended due to the field conditions (if you choose to wear high heels you will sink into the field) - No Sneakers

    3. Natural (no hose) 

    4. Cap, Gown, and Tassel on the right side (Girls should NOT attach the white collars to the gowns.)




    • Mark your calendars for Friday, June 9, 2023 for the Required Graduation Rehearsal.

    • Attendance is required.   Please bring a parent note with permission to sign out at the conclusion of practice.

    • All seniors absent from this practice will be placed at the end of the line at graduation. 

    • Graduation dress is not required for practice, although you should come dressed appropriately for a regular school day. 

    • All seniors will report to their homeroom class at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9. 

    • Graduation tickets will be distributed at the conclusion of practice.

    • All school issued items (ex. Laptop, hot spot, calculator, library books, textbooks, etc..) must be returned AND all fees must be paid in order to collect the graduation tickets and participate in the ceremony.  More information regarding the collection of materials will be provided at a later date.



    • Each Piedmont graduation is allowed only eight (8) guests.  More information regarding picking up the tickets will be provided at a later date.  Every single person must present a ticket to enter the stadium, which includes all children, regardless of age.  The graduate will NOT need a ticket.

    • UCPS will follow the latest health and safety guidelines from the North Carolina Health and Human Services Department and the Union County Health Department.  

    • In the event of severe weather, rain dates have been set to reschedule ceremonies.  Principals will communicate directly to Seniors and their families if the date of graduation is changed.

    • Stay tuned to Piedmont's social media pages and to student email for the latest updates on graduation and Senior activities. 



    • More information will be provided in the spring (including date, order forms, and sign up times).

    • Lifetouch will also be at the graduation ceremony to take pictures as you walk across the stage.


    Piedmont Paw Senior sign

    Email Melissa Nicholas for purchase.  Signs are $22. 


    More information on the Counseling page: https://sites.google.com/a/ucps.k12.nc.us/samplesite-phscounselor/grade-level-pages/12th-grade


    Email Address:  Jennifer.guignard@ucps.k12.nc.us  or  jennifer.pitt@ucps.k12.nc.us

    School Number:  704-753-2810  (Ask for Jennifer Guignard) 

    PHS Website:   https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/pmhs


    Check this page often for updates!


    I look forward to working with each of you as we prepare for graduation in June.  Please do not hesitate to email any questions that you may have.  Mrs. Jen Pitt will also assist with answering questions and helping make this a wonderful graduation experience.   JG