• Red Oak High School Class of 2024 Graduation

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    2024 ROHS Graduation Program

    2024 Grad Toolkit

    • Wednesday, May 29, 12 noon
    • Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield ISD
      1110 W Debbie Ln, Mansfield, TX 76063 

    The Mansfield ISD provides the live stream for graduations held at their location. If you have friends or family who can't travel to the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts, they may watch the entire ceremony from the comfort of their homes. The link will be sent out at a later time. 

    Senior Elementary School Walk: 

      1. Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m. at ROHS
      2. Senior Elementary School Walk (buses take participating students to our ROISD elementary schools)
      3. Your cap and gown are required for these events.
      4. Return by bus to ROHS

    Commencement Practice:

    • Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 10:00 am at Red Oak High School Cafeteria (Students Only). 
      • All students participating in the commencement exercise at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts MUST be present and participate in the practice. This is necessary for planning and making the ceremony serene and dignified. Students wearing inappropriate school dress or exhibiting behavior that violates the code of conduct at the practice will not be allowed to participate; therefore, they will lose the opportunity to participate in the ceremony on Wednesday at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts. 

        Students Only and Mandatory
      • If students do not attend, they will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
      • Tickets will be distributed to students after practice.
      • Students must return all ROISD issued devices, clear all fines, etc. before receiving tickets.

    Tickets and Seating

    1.  Number of tickets per graduate: 10 - will be given to graduating students ONLY at practice on May 28!
    2. Ticket distribution will be at graduation practice on Tuesday, May 28th; only students with their IDs will be allowed to pick up their tickets. The graduation ceremony will have reserved seating; facility policy requires that you sit in the seats listed on your tickets. Each student will receive 10 tickets only and they will be issued by random selection. Once the student signs for their tickets it will be their responsibility and cannot be replaced. If you need more tickets, that will be handled through the box office on the day of graduation. Per Mansfield’s policy, tickets will be available until all seats are filled.

    Graduation Ceremony Details

    1. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 12 noon
    2. Location - Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts
    3. Student arrival time: 8 a.m. at Red Oak High School; all graduates will be bussed over; graduates will ride back with family!
    4. We will have staff members present on-site to help with gowns, caps, and any other clothing features.
    5. The “mortarboard” style graduation cap is to be worn flat on the top of the head.
      • Writing or messages on any of the clothing is not appropriate.
      • No decorations on the graduation cap.
    6.  Students will only wear honor cords and designated stoles denoting outstanding achievements in academics they have earned (see below).
      • The wearing of homemade, commercial ones is strictly prohibited.
    7. Students who have not dressed appropriately or come to the ceremony in violation of the ROISD code of conduct will not be allowed to participate. Our staff will help monitor before and during the ceremony.  
    8. BAG POLICY: All guests entering the theatre during an event may be subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection and/or a bag inspection conducted by security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items. The venue strictly prohibits backpacks (zipped bags) and large oversized bags. Please only bring items you need for the ceremony and leave other bags, etc. in your vehicle or home.

    9. Mobility and Accommodations - We are proud to assist with commencement accommodations for our students and their families. Please inform us via if you need special seating arrangements due to but not limited to the following: 
      • Mobility-related - wheelchair, etc. Handicap seating is assigned by Mansfield ISD and seats are designated for those with needs.
      • Twins - tickets numbers in consecutive order for both students
      • Blended families - if 10 tickets need to be split into two sets of five
      • Sign Language interpreting services

    Emails can be sent to Rebecca.juarez@redoakisd.org or kelli.serna@redoakisd.org no later than Friday, March 29, 2024.

    Red Oak ISD and Red Oak High School have outlined specific rules for graduating students who elect to participate in the district ceremony. Families who wish to have items outside these rules should do so at their personal family functions.

    Cap and Gown Orders

    In order to have a matching Red Oak maroon attire, participating students MUST order their cap and gown from Halls Recognition. Be sure to try on your gown when you receive it to make sure it fits and iron it before the ceremony.


    1. Heath hall
    2. hallsrecognition.com
    3. 972-723-8558

    DETAILS for Students/Families

    We will begin selling Cords and Stoles on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in the Hawk’s Nest During All Lunch Periods Only
    Prices: Cords - $8.00, Collars/Stoles - $16.00

    1. Only allowed ROISD Graduation Collars/Stoles
      1. Blue Collar: National Honor Society Officers
      2. White Collar: National Honor Society
      3. Gold Stole: Hawks Scholars
      4. Silver Stole: National Technical Honor Society
      5. Blue/Gold Stole: Naval JROTC

    2. Only allowed ROISD Graduation Cords
      1. Gold Cord: Distinguished Achievement
      2. Silver Cord: Foundation with Endorsement
      3. Blue/Yellow Cord: AP Capstone
      4. Teal Cord: STUCO
      5. Royal Blue & Gold Cord: Thespian Honor Society
      6. Navy Blue & Orange Cord: CTE Certifications

    3. Clothing
      1. Men should wear dark slacks or a suit, with a button-down shirt and preferably a tie.
      2. Ladies should wear a modest dress or pantsuit. Dresses should not extend below the gown.
      3. No accessories or additions may be made to the gown.

    4. Types of Shoes Allowed
      1. Men must wear dark, solid-colored shoes.
      2. Ladies must wear neutral solid-colored shoes.
      3. Dress shoes only – NO FLIP FLOPS or HOUSE SHOES or SNEAKERS

    5. Colored Hair
      • Students’ hair, including facial hair, shall be clean, neatly cut, and/or combed so as to be kept out of the eyes.

    6. Expectations for Behavior, Etc.
      • All students participating in the commencement exercise MUST be present and participate in the practice. This is a necessity for planning and making the ceremony a serene and dignified event.
      • At practice, we will cover all expectations, such as when you receive your diploma, please stand and turn toward the camera for a picture. Refrain from any hand signs, gestures, signals, or any other behavior that takes away from this once-in-a-lifetime, dignified moment.
      • Students who have not dressed appropriately or come to the ceremony violating the ROISD code of conduct will not be allowed to participate. Our staff will help monitor the ceremony before and during it.  
      • Students will not be allowed to possess cameras, cell phones, or any other electronic devices on the stage of the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing.

    Information about The Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts:

    The Center opens one hour prior to each graduation and abides by a strict "no re-entry" policy during events. All guests are also subject to bag checks by security personnel. For more information about arrival/re-entry and bag check policies, please visit the Center's FAQ webpage   

    Noisemakers, helium balloons, large signs, strollers, food, beverages, coolers, and large bags will not be permitted. They may be confiscated by the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts Center security. Event security may check all bags before entry. Only graduates and school officials will be allowed on the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts stage.  

    After the ceremony, families should plan to meet graduates outside of the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts. MISD officials ask that all spectators exit the arena within 30 minutes after the ceremony's conclusion. Students/graduates will be riding home with parents/family.

    We understand that many people are incredibly excited about their children, relatives, or friends graduating. We desire to accommodate all of you by having a serene and dignified presentation of diplomas. Please note that every senior student, whether fifty relatives and friends in the audience or solely one proud parent, deserves the right to have their name called without distraction from others.  

    We look forward to a grand ceremony, and I look forward to you joining us on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts.


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