May 25, 2021 Achievements

Updates for the Sioux City Community High Schools’ Graduation Ceremonies on May 29

Grad cap

Each Sioux City Community School District high school will hold a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 29 at the Tyson Events Center. North High School will hold the ceremony at 11 am. West High School will hold the ceremony at 2:30 pm. East High School will hold the ceremony at 6 pm. The doors open to ticket holders one hour before each ceremony.

In accordance with the bill signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 20, the Sioux City Community School District has lifted the mask and face-covering requirements for all staff and students. Therefore, masks and/or face coverings will not be required for staff, students, or guests attending our commencement ceremonies. While the Sioux City Community School District is complying with the Governor’s bill, we support all who choose to continue to wear masks or face coverings.

In light of the relaxed guidance announced most recently, the District is also removing the ticket requirement for this year’s ceremonies. We welcome all guests and the public to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. A live stream of the event will also be offered for guests that cannot attend in person.

Visit each school’s Facebook page to access the link:

East High School

North High School

West High School

During each ceremony, a professional photographer will take a portrait photo of each graduate, which will be available for graduates and families to purchase. Following each ceremony, a recessional will be held to guide patrons to an appropriate location for family and friends to gather and capture memorable photos.

Because the Tyson Events Center is secured with metal detectors, all patrons of the graduation ceremonies will be required to pass through the detectors upon entry into the event. In accordance with Tyson Events Center guidelines, and out of respect to all graduates and patrons, the following items will not be permitted:

  • Silly string
  • Cowbells
  • Air horns
  • Large bags/backpacks, coolers, or boxes
  • Bottles, cans, glass containers, liquid containers, or other projectiles
  • Any food product, coolers, or backpacks
  • Laser devices
  • Projectiles
  • Skates, skateboards, Heelies, or scooters
  • Strollers
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Tobacco of any kind
  • Animals, other than service animals
  • Signs/posters
  • Any item or action deemed to challenge public safety
  • No Weapons of any kind, including Lawful Concealable Firearms
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Tyson Events Center Management or the Event Producer

This year, over 900 graduates will be recognized during the three ceremonies. Names of graduates and ceremony awards will be released at a later time.