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MHS Class of 2017 Commencement Information

posted May 23, 2017, 1:12 PM by Richard Barden   [ updated May 23, 2017, 1:23 PM ]

The One Hundred Forty-Sixth Commencement of Methuen High School will be held at Nicholson Stadium on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. In preparation for this special event, we remind all students and guests of the following:


  • Students should park in the Methuen High School student lot and report to the South House entrance at 5 p.m.

  • Students will line up in the main hallway on the first floor of the North and South House.

  • Guests are invited to park at Tenney Grammar School, Timony Grammar School, and Methuen High School.

  • Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot in front of the old clubhouse at Nicholson Stadium and at the Timony Grammar School. Please contact Ellie Sicard in the Main Office (978-722-6040 ext. 2371) for information about handicapped parking.  

  • Handicapped seating will be available at Nicholson Stadium. Please contact Ellie Sicard in the Main Office (978-722-6040 ext. 2371) for information about handicapped seating. 

  • The Nicholson Stadium parking lot will be reserved for post-ceremony activities (e.g., diploma pick-up, gown return, honor stole return) and therefore will not be available for parking.

  • Pleasant View Street will be designed for one-way traffic as is done for the Methuen 4th of July Celebration. Traffic will flow south from Pleasant Street to East Street.   

  • Nicholson Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m. for guests to enter.

  • Guests do not need tickets to attend the commencement and reserved seating is not available.

  • At the end of the ceremony, students will exit the stadium and should head to the stadium parking lot for post-ceremony activities.

  • Please remember to be thoughtful of others. Balloons and signs should not obstruct a guest’s view of the field, and air horns should not be used during the ceremony.   

  • Guests are not permitted on the field before, during or after the commencement ceremony.

  • Water only in a clear container is allowed on the field. No food or colored beverages (e.g., coffee, sports drinks, energy drinks) should be brought on or near the turf field.

  • All parties participating in commencement must wear flat-soled footwear to be admitted on the turf field.


We are hoping for beautiful weather for the Methuen High School Class of 2017 Commencement. In the instance that we have inclement weather, the rain dates are below. If there is rain in the forecast, families will receive a call no later than 2 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Nicholson Stadium (rain date)

Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Nicholson Stadium (rain date)


Most importantly, congratulations to the Class of 2017. We are so proud of your accomplishments!
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