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Time change: 2017 Graduation set to begin an hour earlier

2017 Senior Class Graduation Ceremony

May 26, 2017

7 p.m. Bulldog Stadium



Time Change for May 26, 2017 LPHS Graduation Ceremony

It is that time of the year when we begin preparing for our senior students to graduate from La Porte High School. This year the La Porte High School Class of 2017 will have the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium. Please inform all family and friends of this change, as the invitations have 8 p.m. as the start time.  The change in time is due to the addition of a possible solution in the Inclement Weather Plan if the need arises.


Inclement Weather Plan for LPHS Graduation

In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 3:00 pm to determine the following solutions:

  • Postponement of the ceremony by 1 hour (Depending on the weather forecasts and severity of approaching weather);
  • relocation of the LPHS Graduation Ceremony to the Main Gym to start at 7 p.m. on May 26; or
  • postponement of the ceremony to Saturday, May 27 in the Bulldog Stadium at 9 a.m., with gates opening at 7:30 a.m.

If the weather requires us to hold commencement in the Main Gym, students will receive two tickets at graduation practice on May 26 to be utilized by their parents or relatives of choice to attend the ceremony. Only ticket holders will be admitted into the gym at this time when the gates open at 6 p.m., but students will receive two additional tickets both stamped either Student Center or Sonja Angelo Theater for two additional relatives to watch the ceremony via a live video stream.

We encourage family and friends unable to attend at any of these locations to view at home at

At 3 p.m. on May 26 when (and if) an inclement weather solution is derived, the district will notify students and families by way of automated phone messages, graduating student phone calls, the district website, and through instant messaging via our new iPhone and Android app (available at Apple/Google Play app stores).


La Porte High School will graduate the Class of 2017 on May 26, 2017 at Bulldog Stadium at 7:00 pm. Gates will open outside the Bulldog Stadium at 5:30 pm.

Because parking is limited on the LPHS campus, shuttle buses will be provided from 5:15 pm to the start of the ceremony at 7 p.m. Also, shuttle buses will pick-up from the time the ceremony ends to the time all riders are accounted for. The drop-off and pick-up location will be the north stadium parking lot across the street from the baseball field. The shuttle bus parking locations are as follows:

  • La Porte Elementary
  • La Porte Junior High
  • First Baptist Church
  • The Neighborhood Center on San Jacinto
  • The Evelyn Kennedy Center on San Jacinto
  • Sylvan Beach parking lot by the Skate Board Facility
  • Old Kroger parking lot on Fairmont Parkway next to Walgreens

Shuttle buses will pick-up at these locations and drop-off at the North Stadium parking lot. At the end of the graduation ceremony shuttle buses will pick up at the North Stadium Parking lot and drop-off at the locations mentioned above. The shuttle buses will make the loop on all of these locations before and after the graduation ceremony.

We want to make the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony a very memorable occasion for the graduating seniors and their families. If you have any question in regards to the Inclement Weather Plan or parking for the ceremony please feel free to contact La Porte High School at 281 604-7851, so that we may answer all of your questions.


Thank You,

Todd Schoppe

Principal, La Porte High School, Class of 1981