With skies clearing in the late afternoon, Burnsville High School graduation ceremonies will be held outside at Pates Stadium tonight. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring towels because bleachers may still be wet.
Because there are fewer parking spaces due to construction, a free shuttle will be provided from Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, to and from Burnsville High School for the ceremony. Shuttle buses will be running from Diamondhead continuously beginning at 5 p.m. prior to the ceremony and then continuously for one hour after the ceremony. Buses will pick up and drop off at the Senior Campus main entrance in the upper lot and at the stadium entrance along the frontage road. Families are encouraged to use the shuttle because it will be difficult to find parking spaces at the high school.
Parking will also be available in Bosch lot (off Portland, on west side of school) beginning at 5 p.m. Handicap parking will be available on the frontage road on the south side of the stadium and in the north east (tennis) parking lot on the west end closest to the stadium.
Due to expected hot conditions, the Mraz Center will be available to watch the ceremony live (on a first-come first-served basis) and bottled water and Gatorade will be sold at the ceremony.