• Calendar of Events for Seniors

    What: Graduation 2024

    When: Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 2 PM

    Where: Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena



    Individual teachers arrange finals. If you are in a mixed-grade class, ask your teacher when you can take your final. Seniors last day will be Wednesday, May 29, 2024. 


    1. Complete all coursework.
    2. Return textbooks, library books, Chromebooks, and power cords by the end of the school day on Thursday, May 23.
    3. Check the list of fines at the finance office. The list will be available by Tuesday, May 28 at 3 PM.
    4. Clean your lockers.
    5. Download any personal files you want to keep onto your own storage device and then clear all files from your Google Drive, OneDrive, and Z Drive. After graduation, there is a $20/hour fee to recover documents from your drives.
    6. Pay fines and fees at the finance office. To receive your diploma at the graduation ceremony, you must pay all fines by 1 PM on Friday, May 31.
    7. Return your senior lot parking permit between May 8 and May 17. There will be a $5 fee for any permits not returned to the office. You will receive a temporary permit for the remainder of the school year.
    8. Complete a refund request form for any lunch account funds over $10. Any amount under $10 requires a visit to the district office building to receive cash back.


    Transcripts: These will be available on June 12 after grades in all classes have been stored. Mrs. Breuer will send your transcripts to the college you specified on your senior exit form. If you need a transcript sent to the NCAA or the NAIA, please indicate that on your senior exit form.

    Immunization records will be handed out at the graduation rehearsal. If you have an excused absence from rehearsal, you can pick up your records from the records office.

    Diplomas: Your first one is free. Duplicates will cost $40 and take 6-8 weeks for processing.

    Wednesday, MAY 1: SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS NIGHT - 6:00-8:00 PM

    Students who have received a scholarship will receive an invitation in the mail to attend. The event will be held at Swarthout Fieldhouse at Great Falls High School.


    Senior Celebration, a senior talent show, will start at approximately 1:15 pm in the Fieldhouse.  The live show audience will include the CMR student body, and the event will be live-streamed on the CMR Facebook Page.

    Wednesday, MAY 29 BACCALAUREATE - 7:00- 8:00 pm @ CMR Bill Will Auditorium

    Baccalaureate - The doors open at 6:30 pm. Students wear caps and gowns with formal dress underneath.

    *Parents and families are welcome to attend.*


    This is a short ceremony with Schnider Funeral Home, who will donate a tree dedicated to the Class of 2024.

    Thursday, MAY 30: SENIOR MOVIE/PIZZA NIGHT --5:00-8:00 pm CMR Auxiliary Gym

    Cost: $10

    This event includes pizza, snacks, a movie, and awards. Please wear casual attire.

    Tickets will be sold during both lunches from May 14 through May 16.

    Friday, May 31: MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL-- 8:30-10:30 am MT Expo Park 

    Please arrive no later than 8:15 am. If you do not attend the rehearsal, you may not participate in the graduation ceremony. Rehearsal will begin at 8:30 am in the Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena. The only attendance exceptions are for school-related activities or verified medical situations with a doctor’s note (communicate with your AP.)

    Caps and gowns are required attire for rehearsal; if you arrive without your cap and gown, you will need to them or risk not participating in the rehearsal and the commencement exercises. Please try on your cap and gown before the week of graduation. If there is a problem with the fit, contact Josten's representative Jim Netz at 406-452-6390 or jim.netz.jr@jostens.com.

    Beaded Mortarboards- GFPS does allow beading on the mortarboards (graduation caps) of our American Indian students. Beading of the cap will be done traditionally by an older family or community member. Our CMR Academic Achievement Coach, Kylan Hallet, can provide more detailed information on the beading. If you are planning on beading your cap, you or a family member must notify Mrs. McGraw, the CMR Principal. Any student who has received an Eagle Feather during a ceremony is welcome to wear it on their cap.

    Adornments- All other adornments must be brought to the administration through your group's leader. Applications must becompleted by May 1. 

    Graduation Photos- Big Sky Photography will take graduation photos. Registration will take place at the graduation rehearsal. Please have a parent's email address and current address to register for pictures.


    GPA for honor cords and sashes is calculated through the 7th semester. If you qualify to wear an honor cord or sash, you will receive an informational postcard from Mrs. Lowry.


    Honor Cords ($10.00) - for students with cumulative GPAs of 3.5-3.749 

    Honor Stoles ($15.00) - for students with cumulative GPAs of 3.75-4.0

    Saturday, JUNE 1: GRADUATION CEREMONY-- 2:00 pm MT Expo Park

    Senior Parking -  All graduates (not family parking - seniors only) park by the vendor entrance on the facility's north side facing Sam’s Club and enter through the back door.

    Family/Guest Parking - The Dusty Gliko Rodeo will be held on the same day as graduation, so parking may be limited. We recommend the parking lot on the north side near Sam's Club.

    Handicap Seating - A handicap seating section will be available at graduation. The handicapped section will allow for one handicapped person and ONLY one other guest. Please call Miss Stevens at (406) 268-6104 to reserve a handicapped spot in advance. This will ensure that enough seating is available.

    1:30 pm- Report to the Arena and take your assigned seat. Give purses, sunglasses, cell phones, etc. to family or friends for safekeeping.

    2:00 pm- Procession begins. It will be live-streamed on the CMR Facebook Page.


    Saturday, JUNE 1: GRADUATION PARTY – 7:00 PM-1:00 AM @ CMR Auditorium, Fieldhouse, and Café

    • The graduation party, sponsored by Project Graduation, will run from 7 PM to 1 AM.
    • All attendees must check in by 8:15 PM - There will be no entry after that time.
    • The party will include food, games, entertainment, and fabulous prizes.
    • Tickets are $30 and will be available during lunch from May 14-16. PLEASE SEE YOUR AP IF YOU NEED A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND.
    • To be eligible for prizes, a student must attend the entire event and be present at the time of the drawings.
    • Save-the-Date postcards will be mailed, and information will continue to be updated on the website and CMR Facebook page.
    • Please sign up for the proper REMIND to ensure that you're staying up to date.
    • Student REMIND: @Studsof24 to 81010
    • Parent REMIND: @Rentsof24 to 81010
    • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUPERVISION (parents, guardians, grandparents, any adults). Please consider signing up.
    • If you have any specific questions about any of the graduation activities, please contact Miss Stevens by phone (406-268-6104) or by email (samantha_stevens@gfps.k12.mt.us).
  • Senior Notes

    All Night Grad Party Volunteers

    This event requires 100 parent/adult volunteers. Click HERE link to sign up!
    Graduation Photography- 
    During graduation rehearsal, students will register for graduation portraits. We will be gathering basic information and students will take a selfie as part of that process. If your student is unable to attend the rehearsal, registration can be done before the graduation ceremony. A link to the gallery of your student's portraits will be sent out within 72 hours of the graduation event. There is no minimum purchase required. You may order what you like. Orders will be shipped directly to the address provided.
    If you have any questions, please contact me at robthefrog@bigskyschoolphotos.com
    Congratulations to you and your student!