Nontraditional Music Alternatives to “Pomp and Circumstance”

Jesse Alexander Uncategorized

Sir Edward Elgar’s classic “Pomp and Circumstance” is still a hugely popular graduation day tradition, but it’s not the only music that you hear these days. Many universities and high schools have elected to play more contemporary music with an uplifting message. In this handy guide, we’ve shared five of the best graduation songs that follow a nontraditional path. Inspired …

7 Thoughts Every Teacher Has by their First Semester

Jesse Alexander Uncategorized

Somehow, you made it to the halfway point of the school year with your sanity intact. Congratulations to every teacher who got this far! Now it’s time to take a much-needed break and regroup for the next semester. However, you may still be racked with anxiety and lingering thoughts about unfinished work as you head into Winter Break. In this …

Graduation Honor Cord Colors & Their Meanings

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

Graduation cords are rope-like accessories that drape around the graduate’s neck so the two tassels hang down the gown. There are a variety of graduation cord colors, which have been codified by the Association of College Honor Societies. Some institutions also develop their own color-specific traditions with graduation honor cords as well.  In this guide, we share details about all …

5 Tips for Live-Streaming a Graduation Ceremony

Jesse Alexander Uncategorized

Preparing for a graduation ceremony can be a massive challenge. You will need an adequate PA system for guests and distant family members will want access to online graduation streams. In this guide, we share five tips for setting up a graduation live stream to create a seamless viewing experience. Setting up your first graduation video stream is hard enough. …

Road to College: Your Future Starts Now

Kristoff Albanese For Students

Graduating high school is a very important, transitional period that will influence the rest of your life. It’s important that you make the best, most-informed decision you can.  Based on where you think you want your life to go.  All the choices that you make will effect your future, so choose wisely! The information and resources available to you now …

5 Ways to Keep Your Commencement Ceremony Short

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

During a commencement ceremony, there comes a tipping point where the audience starts to get restless and burnt out. Usually, this happens around the 90-minute mark. Without having a tight schedule and setting limits to the program, a ceremony can easily stretch longer than 3 hours. This is an intolerably long time to sit in one place, no matter the …

Graduation Rings for Your Preschooler

Susan Simmons Uncategorized

Graduation rings are beautiful mementos for any phase of life. Though they are typically associated with high school and college, there are class rings to commemorate preschoolers, pre-K, and kindergarteners (as long as they’re 3 years or older). These long-lasting rings are the perfect keepsake for parents as well. In this guide, we’ve shared some useful information about preschool rings …

Road to College: Take a Graduation Trip

Susan Simmons For Students

If you’re worried about starting school––or if you need the chance to recuperate from your senior year––it’s a good idea to take a graduation trip. A relaxing vacation to the family cabin in the woods might be enough, but something like a driving, biking, or hiking trip “away from it all” can also be beneficial when clearing one’s mind. Sometimes, …

How to Survive Your First Year as a Teacher

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

Research shows that around ⅓ of teachers quit the field during their first year. It’s a seriously challenging job, and the first year is usually the hardest. Every school year has distinct phases, with peaks and valleys that change like the seasons. In this walkthrough, we’ve shared the characteristics of each phase, so you can prepare for what’s to come. …