BREAKING: Fort Bend ISD to host outdoor graduations June 1-6

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Fort Bend ISD will host outdoor graduation ceremonies June 1-6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Fort Bend ISD will host outdoor graduation ceremonies June 1-6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Fort Bend ISD will host outdoor graduation ceremonies June 1-6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend ISD announced in a news release May 14 that the district will host graduation ceremonies for all 11 high schools at Kenneth Hall Stadium in Missouri City from June 1-6.

This decision comes after Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency issued guidelines allowing for in-person outdoor graduations beginning June 1 as long as social distancing and other health screening measures are in place.

The FBISD board of trustees discussed the option of June outdoor graduations at the May 11 board meeting.

FBISD had previously announced graduations would take place indoors at the Smart Financial Centre from July 19-21.

Below is the schedule for FBISD graduation. June 7-8 will serve as make up days in the event of bad weather.



Monday, June 1




  • Austin High School, 8 a.m.

  • Ridge Point High School, 8 p.m.



Tuesday, June 2




  • Hightower High School, 8 a.m.

  • Bush High School, 8 p.m.



Wednesday, June 3




  • Elkins High School, 8 a.m.

  • Dulles High School, 8 p.m.



Thursday, June 4




  • Clements High School, 8 a.m.

  • Marshall High School, 8 p.m.



Friday, June 5




  • Kempner High School, 8 a.m.

  • Travis High School, 8 p.m.



Saturday, June 6




  • Willowridge High School, 8 a.m.

  • Makeup Slot, 8 p.m.



Sunday. June 7




  • Makeup Slot, 8 p.m.



Monday, June 8




  • Makeup Slot, 8 a.m.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.