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BNL Announces 2020 Graduation Date

Class of 2020 Commencement

NLCS PRESS RELEASE:  Friday May 15th, 2.30pm


North Lawrence Community Schools will host Bedford North Lawrence High School Commencement exercises on Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm. in the BNL Fieldhouse. In order to keep the fieldhouse at 50% capacity in the spirit of current Indiana state health guidelines, each senior will be limited to six guests and a ticket will be required for entry. The event will also be live-streamed and aired on BNL Star Station.


BNL High School will provide logistical information as needed via the school website, email and social media.  

BNL Senior Guardian Letter:  Friday May 15th, 2.30pm

Class of 2020 Parents & Guardians,


BNLHS is proud to present the Class of 2020 graduates during our 46th Graduation Commencement Exercise.  Commencement will be at 7pm on Friday July 10th, 2020 in the BNL Fieldhouse.  Doors will open at 5.45pm. 


In the spirit of current Indiana state health guidelines, we will need to limit attendance to the event.  All attendees will need to have a complimentary ticket.  Each Senior will be given SIX graduation tickets during the graduation practice at 9.00am on Thursday July 9th - Every person in attendance will need to have a ticket.  Seating will be available on the lower and upper levels.  Please plan to use East GYM Entry 16 or West GYM Entry 30.  


Handicap & Elderly seating is designated sections on the floor and the first two rows of bleachers in the lower level.   We have Reserved Parking for Handicap & Elderly in the South Parking Lot, near the Auxiliary Gym Entry 16, just north of the football stadium.


LIVE:  We are preparing plans to broadcast commencement LIVE on BNL Star Station and via social media outlets.  More information will be announced and released prior to the event.


Will your student participate in commencement?  Yes or No, we need your student to complete the 2020 Graduation Intent form on their Senior Google Classroom page.  This information will aid in preparing for our commencement program.


Seniors planning to participate in the commencement program will be expected to attend the mandatory graduation practice on Thursday July 9th at 9am.  This will last approximately three hours.  


Seniors will need to check in on the day of commencement at 5.45pm in the PAC Lobby.  Please plan to have any pictures taken on campus completed by this time.  Only students will be permitted in the PAC as we are ready for commencement.  GYM Doors will be open for parents, guardians, and guests with a ticket.  


Honor Club & Graduation Cords & Awards will be distributed to Seniors on Thursday May 28th in the BNL Cafeteria during designated times.  We will also be collecting all senior textbooks and chromebooks (device, charger, case).  Seniors will report during their suggested time (below).  Due to social distancing recommendations, we will limit the number of persons in the building at one time.  Face coverings are recommended by the State of Indiana guidance.  


May 28th, 2020:  Collection Times

Students Last Names A-D  9.00am - 10.00am

Students Last Names E-K  10.00am - 11.00am

Students Last Names L-R  11.00am - 12.00pm

Students Last Names S-Z   12.00pm - 1.00pm


Parents, thank you for all your continued support during this unprecedented time, and for your continuous support over the lifetime of your student.  Although this is not the end of the school year that we dreamed of, it does not take away from the significant accomplishments achieved by the Class of 2020.