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Graduations to Air on TV for First Time in Hillsborough County

May 04, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (May 4, 2017) –  For the first time, Hillsborough County Public Schools will air all traditional high school graduations live on cable on the Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network (TBAE). Hillsborough County Public Schools will also live stream the graduations for the second year in a row.

This is an important way to connect families and friends who cannot attend graduation because of distance, military deployment, illness, work obligations or other reasons.

“High school graduation is one of the most memorable and life-changing days in a student’s life,” said Cindy Stuart, School Board chair. “It’s important that our families don’t miss this moment. Being able to provide live coverage to our families and knowing that we can help everyone be a part of this celebration is truly an honor.” 

Graduation ceremonies will also be archived for viewing on demand at a later time. Graduation ceremonies can be seen on Spectrum Cable channel 635 or Frontier Cable channel 32, or viewed online at http://graduation.hcpswebcasts.com and click on the school’s logo. Dates and times for all graduations can be found below.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Graduation Schedule

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 4800 N Us Highway 301, Tampa

Commencement Date Time School
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:00 a.m.  Newsome
Friday, May 19, 2017 12:30 p.m. Plant
Friday, May 19, 2017 4:00 p.m. Sickles
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 p.m.  East Bay
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. Gaither 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:30 p.m. Blake
Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. Armwood
Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 p.m.  Spoto
Monday, May 22, 2017 9:00 a.m.  Tampa Bay Tech
Monday, May 22, 2017 12:30 p.m. Lennard
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00 p.m. Riverview
Monday, May 22, 2017  8:00 p.m. Wharton
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:00 a.m. Freedom
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:30 p.m. Chamberlain
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:00 p.m. Brandon
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:00 p.m. Durant
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:00 a.m. Jefferson
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:30 p.m. Steinbrenner
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 p.m. Plant City
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:00 p.m. Alonso
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. Robinson
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:30 p.m. Leto
Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 p.m. Bloomingdale
Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:00 p.m. King
Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00 a.m. Strawberry Crest 
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. Middleton
Friday, May 26, 2017 4:00 p.m. Hillsborough
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:00 p.m. Adult/Technical

 *Does not include Exceptional Student Centers, Charter Schools, Career Centers and Virtual School Graduations.


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