Commencement will take place on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Avenue. On the day of Commencement, the venue doors will open at 5 p.m. Graduates
All graduates must report to the High School Large Auditorium promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. To ensure a timely start of the ceremony, all graduates will be transported one-way by bus to the Wolstein Center
. Graduates should arrange for transportation home at the conclusion of the event. Guest Arrival & Seating
The Wolstein Center staff will not admit anyone into the venue without a ticket. Therefore, it will be important to keep your tickets in a safe place. Seating will be open to families on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that you arrive by 5:45 p.m. and work cooperatively with the venue staff so that we can seat everyone comfortably prior to the ceremony. Please be aware that the Wolstein Center does not
permit noisemakers or balloons inside the venue. Parking
There are several large lots on nearby streets surrounding the Wolstein Center. Please click here
for the Wolstein Center's information on parking.
This year, Shaker Heights Schools and the Shaker Schools Foundation welcomes 1981 Shaker Heights High School alum, Shaker Schools Hall of Fame member and New York Times columnist David Pogue as the commencement guest speaker for the Class of 2019. A longtime journalist and columnist, David Pogue was The New York Times weekly tech columnist from 2000-2013. He spent five years at Yahoo Finance and then in 2018, he returned to write the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. He’s a four-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and a host of 17 science specials on “NOVA” on PBS. Learn more about Mr. Pogue