Busy prom and graduation season here as local high schools and colleges prepare for the end of the school year.

Busy prom and graduation season here as local high schools and colleges prepare for the end of the school year.

The tuxedos are ready at Top Hat Formal Wear and Bridal Shop at 245 Broad St. Hometown photo.

The end of the school year is just weeks away with local high schools gearing up for prom and graduation, while colleges put the final touches on commencement ceremony plans. A few local high schools enjoyed prom events this weekend, but most are scheduled later this month or early May. Local  college graduation events begin May 4. Here’s a rundown of prom and graduation events in the area:

FLOYD
Rome High School: Prom will be Saturday, May 5. Graduation: Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Barron Stadium. In case of rain, event will be moved to the Forum River Center (tickets will be given).
Darlington School: Prom will be Saturday, April 28. Baccalaureate Service in Morris Chapel on May 18 at 7 p.m. Graduation: Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Chapel Lawn.
Unity Christian School: Prom will be Saturday, April 28. Graduation: Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at school.
Armuchee High School: Prom was held Saturday, April 14. Baccalaureate service on May 20 at 8 a.m. at AHS Auditorium. Graduation: Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Forum River Center.
Model High School: Prom will be Saturday, May 12. Baccalaureate service will be May 21 at 7 p.m. Graduation: Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at Forum River Center.
Coosa High School: Graduation: Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Forum River Center.
Pepperell High School: Prom will be Saturday, April 21. Graduation: Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m at Forum River Center.

Downtown parking options include:

  • Third Avenue Parking Deck
  • Fourth Avenue Parking Deck
  • Sixth Avenue Parking Deck
  • Rome First United Methodist Church lots

BARTOW

Cartersville High School: Graduation, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Weinman Stadium.

Adairsville High School: Graduation, May 18 at 8 p.m. at AHS Stadium.

Cass High School: Graduation, May 18 at 6 p.m at Doug Cochran Stadium.

Woodland High School: Graduation, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Wildcat Stadium.

GORDON

Calhoun High School: Graduation, May 25 at 8 p.m. at stadium.

Gordon Central High School: Graduation, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Ratner Stadium.

Sonoraville High School: Graduation, May 24 at 8 p.m. at school.

POLK

Rockmart High School: Graduation, May 25 at 8 p.m. at stadium.

Cedartown High School: Graduation, May 26 at 10 a.m. at stadium.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Berry College: Undergraduate Commencement will be Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m., Evans Lawn. Speaker is Westminster College President Kathy B. Richardson, former Berry College provost and longtime communication faculty member. Graduate Commencement will be Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.,  College Chapel, speaker not yet announced.

Shorter University: Graduation Ceremony will be Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Forum River Center (301 Tribune St., Rome). Graduates will line up 90 minutes prior to the start of commencement. Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for check-in and lineup. If you have questions regarding commencement, please contact the Registrar’s office at 706-233-7205 or registrar@shorter.edu.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College: Spring 2018 graduation will be Thursday, May 10 at the Forum River Center.

Georgia Highlands College: Spring graduation will be Saturday, May 12.

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