Plano ISD's three senior high schools will celebrate graduation on Thursday, June 9, at the Dallas Convention Center / Kay Bailey Hutchison Center. At each ceremony, hundreds of graduates will be honored, while more than 7,000 family members and friends fill the convention center to commemorate the occasion.
Thursday, June 9
Dallas Convention Center / Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street in Dallas, TX 75201 (Map)
- Plano Senior High School – 9:30 a.m.
- Plano East Senior High School – 2:00 p.m.
- Plano West Senior High School – 7:30p.m.
Tickets & Admission
The number of admission tickets issued will be based upon the number of graduates to be accommodated at the facility. Seating will be general admission. An area for handicap seating will be located on the arena floor. Each disabled person may be accompanied by one companion. (Both must have tickets.) Ticket distribution at each senior high campus is as follows:
- Plano Senior – 5 tIckets
- Plano East – 6 tickets
- Plano West – 5 tickets
For any guests unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live online.
Travel & Parking
DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) - www.dart.org
Red Rail Line and Blue Rail Line both stop at the Convention Center.
Customer Information - (214) 979-1111
Suggested DART Park & Ride Stations
Downtown Plano Station at 15th Street and Avenue J
1001 E. 16th St., Plano, 75074 (additional parking at the Plano ISD Cox Building, 1517 Avenue H, Plano, 75074 – 150 spots)
Spring Valley Station at Spring Valley Road and Central Expwy.
100 W. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, 75081
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center has 1,200 parking spaces.
Provider is ACE Parking (214) 671-9509. Charge is $15 per entry, per vehicle. Enter the convention center parking garages on Lamar or Griffin Streets; heading south, turn left on Memorial Drive into garages (cash or credit card). Additional ACE parking is available. Traffic officers will direct guests to the following lots once parking garage is full:
Lot C has 175 spaces (Lamar and Griffin Streets) (cash or credit card);
Lot E and surrounding lots have 2,000 spaces (Hotel Street and Memorial
Drive, about a ½-mile walk from the Convention Center) (cash only).
STAR Parking (214) 871-2283 provides the following additional prearranged lots ($10 charge):
Lot #10 (cash only) – 350 parking spots
1700 Canton Street (Canton and Ervay Streets)
Lot #11 (cash or credit card) – 396 parking spots
600 Canton Street (Canton and Browder Streets)
Lot #16 (cash or credit card) – 374 parking spots
820-840 South Lamar Street (Security Archives/Eddie Deen parking lot)
Lot #26 (cash or credit card) – 126 parking spots
861 South Griffin Street (Banana lot)
Contact AABCO-Ready Rental at (972) 412-3500 to make advanced reservations for renting power scooters, manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs for the Plano ISD graduation ceremonies. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website readyrentalmedical.com for more information. AABCO-Ready Rental will be located at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the upper A/B lobby between Hall A and HALL B entrances by the escalators.
Live Event Coverage on TV & Internet
The TV broadcast will air on WFAA digital channel 8.2, and the webcast will be available at wfaa.com/graduation. Tune in live the day of the events on the following channels and website. These airings can be recorded.
- Plano ISD's Time Warner cable channel 99
- Verizon Fios channel 33
- Digital webcast address: wfaa.com/graduation
Approximately one week following graduation, the ceremonies will be replayed all summer on Plano ISD's Time Warner cable channel 99 and on Verizon FIOS channel 33. Airings can be recorded.
*Monday through Saturday schedule:
- 4:00 p.m. - Plano Senior
- 6:00 p.m. - Plano East
- 8:00 p.m. - Plano West
*Airings may be affected by regularly scheduled programming.
Meeting Graduates & Exiting Convention Center
At the conclusion of the graduation ceremonies, graduates will participate in a recessional from the arena and will return to Exhibit Hall A. Guests will remain seated during the recessional and will be adjourned after the graduates have exited the arena. Families will meet their graduates at Exhibit Hall A immediately after the ceremony. Graduates and their families should proceed immediately to the lobby areas that have access to the escalators, main entrance, garages, street parking and other parking lots. Because of the multiple ceremonies planned on this day, all graduates and guests are asked to leave DCC within one hour after each ceremony.
DCC & Plano ISD Guidelines
To respect and honor all graduating seniors and their families, please review these policies. The Dallas Convention Center and the Plano Independent School District may refuse admission to (or may expel) patrons for disruptive or disorderly conduct. Noisemakers and air horns are not permitted. Persons found with these items will be escorted from the venue. Other items prohibited at this venue include balloons, silly string/ confetti, lighters, matches, laser pointers, weapons, back packs, large purses, bags, food and drinks, tobacco products, large flower arrangements, signs, large banners, tripods and professional cameras.
Flash Photography will photograph each graduate and will mail proofs at no charge within a few days of the ceremony. Orders can be placed on the Flash Photography website: www.flashphotography.com.