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GMA January 2023.pdf
GMA October 2022.pdf
Grad Meeting Agenda April 2023.pdf

Additional Information

For the Yearbook.pdf
Graduation To Do List.pdf
Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Policy 2019.pdf
Senior Bio Video Instructions.pdf

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Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Rehearsal

Location: Sunrise Baptist Church, 2138 N. Jefferson Rd, Midland

Date: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 6:30pm ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY

  • This meeting includes junior and senior families
  • All seniors and the parent(s) that will be presenting the diploma MUST be at rehearsal
  • All meet in main building
  • Seniors stay in main building
  • Juniors set up for reception in Family Ministry Center building after a short joint meeting
  • Seniors please wear the cap & gown for a group photo
  • Senior families come prepared to rehearse the ceremony

Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation Ceremony

Location: Sunrise Baptist Church, 2138 N. Jefferson Rd, Midland

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00pm

Additional Information

  • Please join us for our 25th Annual Homeschool Graduation Ceremony and Reception.
  • Punch reception to follow the ceremony
  • Doors open at 1:00pm - set up senior display boards
  • Grads and Juniors need to be on site by 1:30pm
  • Speaker Michael Reitz, Master of Ceremonies Don Wood


About Home School Graduation


Mid-Michigan Homeschool Graduation is open to homeschool families and their graduates throughout the mid-Michigan area. Families are not required to be CHEMinistry members in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Our event includes a graduation ceremony (where among other things, the parents present diplomas to their graduate) and a reception (with light refreshments) which is held directly after the ceremony. 

There are three group meetings throughout the year, a rehearsal the night before the ceremony and then graduation day. Communication is primarily through group emails via the Graduation Coordinator. Each family is expected to volunteer to help, positions are listed below. Juniors will need to attend a mandatory planning meeting in April and be available the night before the graduation to set up the reception.

The ceremony is intended to honor the parents and the graduates and to serve as a culminating celebration of the families’ homeschool journey.



Graduation Ceremony Committee (Senior Parents) 

  • Treasurer
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Program Volunteer
  • Yearbook Coordinator (could be a student)
  • Group Order (Cap & Gown) Volunteer
  • Gift Card Volunteer

*Seniors that helped with the previous year's reception are able to suggest speakers, locations, dates, class motto and verse.  Seniors that did not help with junior reception will have a chance to vote but not make suggestions.


Reception Committee (Junior Families)

  • Junior Reception Coordinator**
  • Rehearsal & Ceremony Helpers
    • food, flowers, balloons, dried goods, decorations
  • Senior Presentation Review Committee (3 person committee)

**The junior reception coordinator receives a detailed report on what needs to be done and all the other Junior families will help so it's not an onerous task.


If your family is interested in participating please email the following to Tanya Hayes at [email protected] :

  • Mother’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Father’s name, email address, mobile number
  • Student’s name, email address, and whether they are a junior or senior for the current school year.
  • Indicate a volunteer position you are willing to hold


    Final deadline for participation is January 31. Late participants will get a copy of the first Meeting Minutes so they are aware of the decisions that were made.


    Email Tanya Hayes at [email protected] with questions or for more information.