View end of the year information
Events come fast and furious as our seniors finish their high school career. Senior students and parents can use this page to find information about graduation and more.
Seniors last day of class: May 8, 2020
Graduation: May 23, 2020
- Health Screening Questionnaire & Waivers
- Graduation Ceremony and Prayer Service
- Number of Attendees
- Inclement Weather
- Decorate Your Car
- Graduation Reminder
- Graduation Expectations
- Graduation Dress Code
- Graduation Arrival Information
- Cap & Gown
- Senior Awards
- Check Out at the Counseling Office
- Panoramic Picture
All attendees are required to provide both a liability waiver and health screening questionnaire to attend the graduation ceremony. Below is the health questionnaire that each person in attendance must complete (parent complete for those under 18-years-old), a waiver form specific for the graduate and a waiver form for the graduate's guests.
Please understand that the graduate liability waiver requires a parent/guardian signature in addition to the graduate's (regardless of age). If the graduate does not have this completed form, he/she will not be able to enter the venue until a parent/guardian arrives to sign the form. Please be sure to print, sign and bring this form with the graduate at the appropriate arrival time.
Anyone who doesn't have a waiver and questionnaire completed at arrival, will be subject to complete the form and a temperature check. Those who refuse to complete the forms will not be allowed into the venue.
Saturday, May 23, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. - arrival time
8:30 p.m. - presentation begins
The Showboat Drive-In 22422 Farm to Market 2920, Hockley, TX 77447
We have been told that cars will be allowed to idle at the drive-in, so you will have access to air conditioning during the ceremony.
Parking passes will be distributed on Friday, May 8 between 7:30 and 8:30 pm at the Panthers Roar Through 2020 celebration event.
The pandemic has required a major change to graduation and who you can invite to attend. But we know you still want to send out the graduation invitations you purchased, so we created an insertion that you can print, cut and include with your invitation to let loved ones know about these changes. This will encourage them to celebrate with you in spirit on the day of graduation since they can't join you in person.
St. Pius X School Board policy requires that all tuition, fees, and other charges be paid in full before attending graduation. All course requirements must be fulfilled prior to graduation. Students not fulfilling graduation requirements, including the required credits and service work will not be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies.
In accordance with Texas Education Agency guidelines and in consultation with the Harris County Health Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Department, St. Pius X High School must limit each vehicle to a maximum of six (6) people. This number includes children.
Any vehicle with more than six people (including children) will not be allowed into the venue.
Because of Texas Education Agency regulations, seniors are only allowed two cars. No additional cars can be admitted despite family requests.
the venue is an outside drive-in with gravel/dirt paths, we highly recommend students bring rain boots or comfortable shoes that can get wet and/or dirty just in case they are needed.
Should the weather be too severe to continue with the ceremony as planned, SPX will notify student and parents the day of the ceremony via email and reschedule the graduation ceremony for May 31 at the same location and time. We will only reschedule the ceremony in the most extreme of cases.
A St. Pius X High School graduation ceremony has an expected level of decorum and respect. No air horns, bells, whistles yelling or other noise makers are permitted during the graduation ceremony. This event should be treated with the utmost reverence it deserves. Vehicular behavior is expected to remain at a respectable level. This means honking, revving engines, peeling out or other misbehavior will not be tolerated.
The ceremony will be broadcast on the drive-in theater's large screens, allowing for all participants to easily view seniors receiving their diplomas. Seniors and guests in the North lot, will tune their radios to 98.1 to listen to the broadcast. Families and guests parked in the South lot will tune to 98.9 to listen to the broadcast.
Cars can be kept on during the graduation ceremony to maintain a comfortable temperature. Please ensure your car is set to "recirculate" air to reduce the amount of vehicle exhaust that is let into the car during the ceremony.
We highly recommend each attendee bring water to drink during the ceremony as the concession stand will NOT be available.
To keep in accordance with state and local guidelines, we must keep the time attendees spend outside of the car to a minimum. We highly recommend everyone use the bathroom prior to their arrival at Showboat Drive-in Theater. There are restrooms available, but anyone outside of a vehicle MUST WEAR A MASK.
In the case that someone does need to use the facilities during the ceremony, we recommend bringing a flashlight. The terrain is uneven and gravel/dirt and could pose a tripping hazard.
It is possible that there will be rain during the ceremony. Should someone need to get out of the car to use the restroom, an umbrella may be necessary.
No one is allowed to visit another vehicle. Attendees are not to congregate outside of the restrooms, concession stands or vehicles themselves. Attendees must stay in their vehicles at all times.
A professional photo of each senior will be taken when he/she receives a diploma. Students will be allowed to remove their masks for this photo. Below you can review the photography package pricing or order your photos from Freeman's website.
This is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. And while this graduation ceremony is a different one, in a difficult and challenging time, this event remains a St. Pius X High School graduation ceremony and a traditional level of decorum and respect is expected.
No air horns, bells, whistles yelling or other noise makers are permitted during the graduation ceremony. This event should be treated with the utmost reverence it deserves. Vehicular behavior is expected to remain at a respectable level. This means honking, revving engines, peeling out or other misbehavior will not be tolerated.
Seniors (or family members) who are ill should not come to the graduation ceremony. Anyone with a persistent cough, fever or other symptoms should not attend.
The ceremony will be broadcast on the drive-in theater's large screens, allowing for all participants to easily view seniors receive their diplomas. There is not an opportunity to watch the graduation ceremony outside of the drive-in location, but we anticipate uploading the event to our website for individual viewing and family celebrations at a later time.
We want all students to look their very best for this event and, as a reminder, below are the St. Pius X student attire and grooming requirements for your review. This policy is outlined in the 2019-2020 St. Pius X Student Parent Handbook (pg. 31).
- Hair must be neatly groomed and of a natural color. Final judgment about what constitutes a "natural color" lies with a dean of students. Long hair is not permitted. Male students are expected to wear hair that does not touch the collar of the uniform shirt. Pony tails, man buns, top knots, sculptured hair, unnatural color highlights or hair jewelry are not allowed.
- Shaving: Men are to be cleanly shaven.
- Attire: Men are to wear dark dress pants, dark dress shoes (no boots, flip flops or tennis shoes) and socks, white dress shirts and dark ties.
- Earrings are not permitted for male students.
- Hair must be neatly groomed and of a natural color. Final judgment about what constitutes a "natural color" lies with a dean of students. Hair sculpting is not permitted.
- Attire: Women are to wear white dresses of modest length and style and wear white or nude/bone colored shoes. We strongly recommend flat, close-toed dress shoes as the drive-in has an uneven dirt/gravel parking lot. Flip flops and tennis shoes will not be permitted.
Each senior is allocated two cars (one for the senior and one for family) for the graduation ceremony. Senior cars will park in the north lot and family cars will park in the south lot.
In order to better facilitate parking of seniors, which will be alphabetical for diplomas, the senior class has been separated into two arrival times: those with double-letter row designations on their parking pass, must be at the venue by 7 pm; those with single letter row designations on their parking pass, must be at the venue by 7:20 pm. This will allow for an expedited parking process. Please see the two columns below to find your name and which arrival time is yours.
7:00 pm Arrival Time:
Group AA: Bright - Carr
Group BB: Davenport - Dillard
Group CC: B. Flores - Hardey
Group DD: Kallus - Martel
Group EE: B. Nguyen - Pradel
Group FF: Suarez - Villarreal
Group GG: Yu - Ziegler
7:20 pm Arrival Time:
Group A: Acuna - Bowman
Group B: Chevis - Darnell
Group C: Dittoe - Fleming
Group D: Harris - Jiang
Group E: Massiatte - Muro
Group F: Queffelec - Squires
Group G. A. Wall - Young
An additional 5 family members are allowed in the designated senior car, but they will be expected to follow the same guidelines as the students, including staying in car at all times and having completed health screening questionnaire and liability waiver.
The second car will need to arrive no later than 8 pm.
Official Parking passes are required for entry. Any vehicle without an SPX issued parking pass will not be allowed into the venue. Parking passes may not be duplicated nor transferred.
Before leaving home, ensure you have your parking pass in your car.
Party buses, limousines and any other over-sized vehicles will not be allowed into the ceremony.
Caps and gowns can be picked up on Friday, May 8, between 7:30 and 8:30 pm at the Panthers Roar Through 2020 drive through parade on the SPX campus. Honor stoles will be provided at a later date that will be communicated soon.
Seniors will be provided with a personalized, special edition mask that they will be required to wear as they process in small groups to receive their diploma. The mask will be removed for the professional photograph taken as each student's diploma is presented. The mask given by the school will be the only mask allowed during this ceremony. Masks will be provided to students at graduation.
Please note that graduation caps may NOT be decorated in any manner. Students will not be allowed to wear caps that have been decorated.
Please make sure to provide all the information listed below to the Counseling Office by May 4, 2020
- Complete the SPX Senior Survey and Snaps (The survey includes the Final Transcript request)*
- Scanned copies of all college acceptance letters and all scholarships
- Verification of Eagle Scout Award or Gold Awards
- All acceptance, scholarship, and verification letters must be emailed to Ms. Spells, counseling assistant,email@example.com