Grad events listed for Oceanside area students

There's a whole lot more on tap than just pencils and books for students in Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Graduating students from Pass Woodwinds Alternate School in Parksville will attend their grad ceremonies on Thursday, June 14 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

The doors open at 4 p.m. with the ceremonies starting at 4:30 p.m.  Refreshments will follow from 6 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and available at the school office at 223 Mills, Parksville.

Commencement ceremonies for Ballenas Secondary School (BSS) and Kwalikum Secondary School (KSS) take place on June 28.

Approximately 140 KSS grads will gather in the school gym from 12:30 to 3 p.m. to receive their diplomas.

BSS grads will hold their commencement ceremonies at Oceanside Place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

On June 27 an award ceremony is being held at BSS from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

On June 29, Ballenas students celebrate dry grad with a parade that starts at 3:30 p.m. at Springwood Middle School and ends at the high school at 6:30 p.m.

June 28 is the last day of class for high school students who will be dismissed at noon.