You have finished your senior year at Hunterdon Central under unusual, challenging circumstances. We admire and salute your perseverance, achievements, and positive attitude! It's been an honor working with you for the last four years. We wish you much happiness, many adventures, and fulfillment in all your future endeavors!
This webpage includes information on Graduation 2020, Senior Events, and Senior Recognitions. It will be updated as new information and directives are received from our State and County governments, so check back often. We'll also be emailing any updates or new information to our seniors and their families.
Click on the link to view, download, and print: Hunterdon Central Regional High School Class of 2020 Graduation Program
Hunterdon Central Regional High School Graduation 2020.
We are looking forward to watching the Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020 on Friday, June 19, and hope that you are, too!
After working with the Department of Health, the Raritan Township Police, and the Division of Emergency Management to arrange for pickup of caps and gowns, tassels, lawn signs, and other items for seniors, individual emails with a day and time for cap and gown pickup were sent out on May 19. Pickup days and times were May 21 and May 22. Any senior who has not picked up a cap & gown, or needs to arrange a special pickup, should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual emails with a pickup time were sent to all students receiving honor society cords and all parents who ordered a graduation sign from the Senior Class Council's sale. The pickup date was Friday, May 29.
If you have earned an honor society cord or ordered a sign and did not receive an email about pickup, please email: email@example.com
After picking up caps & gowns, we'll be asking every senior student to take a cap & gown "selfie" that will be featured in our Virtual Graduation video. Instructions on how to take the cap & gown photo and post it to a google form have been emailed to every senior student and parent. You can also view the instructions here: Instructions for Cap & Gown Photo.
Signs that we are thinking of you!
Although we can't be together, we want you to know that we miss you and celebrate your achievements.
We're working with the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and other groups to encourage all local businesses in our communities to post signs and decorations honoring our seniors. Look for them in the coming weeks. We'll also be creating a webpage that features messages to you from our community. Look for that during the month of June 2020! if you'd like to help with this effort, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For community members and businesses who are interested in celebrating our seniors, information is included in this letter: Letter from the Superintendent Re: Celebrating Our Seniors
Listen to the Love!
At 6:30 PM on Friday, June 19, we'll be asking everyone in our community to let you hear the love and congratulations. We're coordinating an effort to have our community members honk their horns, ring bells, bang on pots, and shout out congratulations to an outstanding graduation class. Be sure to be outside your homes or in your doorways, so you can hear their cheers for you! Then hurry in to watch our Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
A senior parent-led Facebook group has created an "Adopt a Senior" project. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
CHECK OUT THE SIGNBOARD!
The names of our graduating seniors are now scrolling across the HC signboard on Route 31! Congratulations Class of 2020!
Hunterdon Central is excited to invite seniors and their families to our first-ever drive-through celebration of our graduates! Cruise through campus and feel all of the love and excitement as we wish you well, Class of 2020! Your diploma will be waiting for you at the end of the parade.
This celebration will take place on Friday, June 19, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Graduates and their families will receive an email with a timeframe to arrive at the high school, along with an explanation of the route. You will be able to participate in the parade, and then enjoy the virtual ceremony scheduled to take place at 7:00 PM that same night.
Rain dates for the parade will be Monday, June 22, and Tuesday, June 23.
- Each graduate will enter campus in one car with their guests, and move from the 9/10 campus to the 11/12 campus in a half-mile procession of our amazing seniors and the family members who have supported them!
- Decorate your car to show your spirit, your pride, and your celebration! We’ll work to get photographs of each and every car to share with you after the event.
- Cars must remain at least 6 feet apart, allowing you to open your windows, lower convertible tops, and shout out to the world!
- Honk your horns, and make a lot of noise! We’ll be cheering you on, as well!
- We want each graduate to be able to take it all in, so please have someone else drive the car.
- Graduates, wear your caps and gowns!
- We’ll assign time windows for everyone’s arrival, so that there won’t be too much waiting to begin the procession.
- Take a load off! Restrictions require that everyone remains in their car throughout the event.
- Participation is voluntary, but we hope that you’ll join us!
As we finalize plans with partners in law enforcement, emergency management, and public health, we’ll update details on time of day, where to join the campus parade, the exact route to follow, and more. Information will be posted on this webpage and emailed to students and parents.
We want to thank all of our community partners for their help in planning this event, and in keeping us all safe.
Due to the Governor's announcement on Tuesday, June 10, that the limit for outside events will increase to 500 on July 3, Hunterdon Central will host traditional ceremonies on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9.
We will also offer an opportunity for seniors to gather on campus for a more informal event on Tuesday, July 14.
Details on these events will be posted shortly.
We will celebrate and honor our seniors throughout the month of June with special postings on our website and on Hunterdon Central's Youtube Channel, and television programs aired on HCTV- Comcast Channel 27.
Our calendar of recognitions includes:
June 1 - Student Council ... What's Next?
June 2 - Marching Red Devils Recognition
June 3 - Orchestra Recognition
June 4 - Chorus Recognition
June 5 - Evita!
June 8 - Local Scholarships & Senior Awards
June 9 - Fall Sports Highlights & Recognitions
June 10 - Winter Sports Highlights & Recognitions
June 11 - Spring Sports Recognitions
June 12 - Clubs & Activities
June 15 - Department Awards
June 16 - Staff Send-Off Messages
June 17 - Staff Send-Off Messages
June 18 - Senior Class Council & House Office Messages
June 19 - Virtual Graduation
To see each day's posting, click on: Senior Recognition Webpage
With our current restrictions, it is not possible to have a Senior Prom on June 12, as we originally planned. We know this is a serious disappointment to our seniors. Ms. Kania and the Senior Class Council sent out a brief survey to all seniors to gauge interest and preferences for an event later in the summer or fall, when restrictions are lifted. Many seniors responded, we have their preferences, and our Class Council has begun investigating possibilities for the future. We will send out information on any possible alternatives as soon as we know how and when restrictions will be lifted.
We remain hopeful that we will be able to welcome our seniors and their families back to our campus sometime in the near future. We are investigating a number of different options to celebrate with you. As soon as we get clear information from the Governor's Office, we can begin planning for additional in-person celebrations.
In the meantime, we intend to give our seniors and their families the best possible send-off, recognitions and celebrations we can, within the limits of these challenging times. We're all making history and, in years to come, we hope to be able to say, "It had to be done, and we did it!"
Hoping to see you all very soon!