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CHS Graduation Information 2024 - Seniors & Parents Please Read!

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 and to our parents, family, and friends. We know you are extremely proud of your senior.

Graduation ceremonies are fast approaching and we would like to share more specific information on what you can expect Saturday, May 18th.

First and foremost, since there is limited seating, we respectfully ask that guests fill every open seat available. It is human nature to skip seats between family groups, but this cannot happen on Saturday. This will ensure that everyone with a ticket has a seat.

Fine Arts Auditorium
Although there is ticketing for the main arena, please bring as many guests as you would like since there will be overflow seating in the Fine Arts Auditorium. A live-stream of each graduation will be available in the auditorium.

The live-stream is also available to anyone anywhere using this link:

Event Support Staff
Event support staff will be wearing special event badges and will be located in and around Panther Arena.

Clear Bag Policy
New this year, a clear-bag policy is being enforced. Permitted bags are limited to one per person:

Small clutch bags no larger than 6.5” x 4.5”

Clear Bags no larger than 12”x12”x 6”

Plastic Storage Bags one-gallon resealable, clear
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All patrons entering the ticketed area are subject to be searched by Cabot Public Schools Police Department.

Concealed carry is prohibited even with a permit/enhanced permit (see full list of prohibited items below)

No pocket knives (see full list of prohibited items below)

Arrive early to avoid congestion at entry.

Prohibited Items

The following items are expressly prohibited inside ticketed areas:

Metal, plastic or glass containers of any kind (except for clear, empty plastic water bottles no larger than 20 ounces, insulin containers, and baby food)
All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes
Coolers or ice chests
Backpacks and bags
Weapons, pepper spray/mace, flares, fireworks, knives/pocket knives
Animals (except registered service animals)
Beach balls and other inflatable items
Laser pens and laser pointers
Skateboards, hoverboards, and wheeled footwear
Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles
Toy guns or toy knives (including, without limitation, water guns)
Pamphlets, product samples
Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets, chairs, beach balls, frisbees, streamers, confetti
Laptop/tablet computers, 2-way radios, laser pointers, flashlights
Balloons, permanent markers, spray paint
Noise making devices, air horns, drums, whistles
Bags (backpacks, large bags, suitcases, luggage)
Bags/Purses larger than 12” x 12” x 6”

Violators of any laws will be refused admission, asked to leave or ejected from the ticketed areas.

First Aid Stations
First Aid Stations will be available on both sides of the graduation stage. Notify any member of our event staff for assistance.

Special Considerations
Panther Arena has handicap accessible seating available. An elevator can be found immediately to the right upon entering the main lobby.

There will be reserved seating on the arena floor for wheelchair bound patrons. Upon entry, ushers will escort you to the assigned area.

Interpreters for hearing impaired individuals will be present at all graduation ceremonies. Please inform the usher that you wish to sit in the Hearing-Impaired section.

Arena Floor Security & Exiting
For safety concerns, no one is allowed on the floor of Panther Arena during or after graduation. Parents and graduates will leave through the cafeteria exit into the CHS Courtyard.

CHS Courtyard
The courtyard will be the perfect place for families to gather and take pictures following their student’s graduation ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the CHS cafeteria will be made available.

Traffic & Parking
Expect delays in the area of Cabot High School. In addition to the main student parking areas, we encourage parking in the bus and faculty areas near Champs Hall and around the front of Cabot High School. Additional parking areas include, Central Administrative Office, Freshman Academy, and Cabot Junior High North. Please observe any specific areas that might be barricaded or reserved.

Graduation Map


All patrons will enter through the main doors of Panther Arena beside the Panther Wall.

*Please note: If you park around Champs Hall or the backside of Panther Arena, you can still only enter through the front. You cannot enter through the courtyard to the cafeteria. That is exit only!

Graduates will enter through the art wing doors of the Fine Arts Auditorium which is located behind the football field visitor stands.

Schedule for Graduation Ceremonies:

SENIORS! Please make sure your parents, guardians, and family members know exactly what time you will be graduating. At graduation practice, you will receive 8 tickets for family and friends to use to attend your ceremony in Panther Arena. The tickets will be color coded to match your assigned session.

Ceremony 1: Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for graduates and spectators.

Ceremony 2: Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for graduates and spectators.

Ceremony 3: Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for graduates and spectators.

Graduation Photos - Lifetouch:
A photographer from Lifetouch will take a picture of each graduate receiving his/her diploma.

You can pre-order photos here:

To access your photos after the ceremony, text the code 90738 to 1841GRAD24

Lifetouch will send you a link when the photos are ready to view and order.

Lifetouch Information

*Candid photographs will be posted on the district’s social media pages and website. However, please remember that individual photos of each graduate receiving a diploma are taken by Lifetouch.

We are extremely excited to celebrate the Class of 2024 and we look forward to hosting family and friends at Panther Arena this Saturday, May 18, 2024. Please know that dozens of district administrators and staff will be attending and overseeing this special event.  Staff will be wearing special EVENT STAFF badges. If you need any assistance at all please let us know. Also, our Cabot Public Schools Police Department will be providing security for this special event and our nurses and MEMS will be on-site to provide any help as well. If you have an questions, email our Graduation Coordinator, Mike Calvert at

Congratulations parents/guardians and to the Class of 2024! We are Panther Proud of you!

All this informaton can also be found in the Graduation Newsletter!

Vision & Mission

The Cabot School District is committed to educating all students to be responsible citizens who value learning, treat others with
dignity and respect, and adapt successfully to the demands of the rapidly changing society.

The Cabot School District is committed to
"Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities."