With more than 400 students participating in the 2017 Epic Charter School Commencement Ceremony and a growing RSVP count of more than 6,000 friends and family members, it became necessary to move the festivities to a space that will accommodate everyone wishing to celebrate with their graduates. “We would never cap the number of guests students can invite,” says Superintendent David Chaney. “This is a monumental day in our students’ lives and they deserve the chance to celebrate it with every person who’s been instrumental in helping them achieve their goals. A day like this isn’t limited to immediate family members, but instead, it’s open to their friends and extended family because we believe everyone plays a role in the success of each student walking across the stage.” Epic Charter School is moving its 2017 Commencement Ceremony to Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The date and time of the ceremony will NOT change. Graduates are being notified via email, text, and direct calls from their teachers to be informed of the change in location. Graduates should notify their guests as soon as possible so they may have time to make arrangements for the move to the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Epic Charter Schools Commencement Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:00pm Lloyd Noble Center 2900 S. Jenkins Norman, OK 73019 This year’s ceremony will be highlighted by former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. Keating will deliver the official commencement address to students, faculty, and guests attending the 2017 Commencement for Epic Charter School. Frank Keating, Oklahoma Governor (1995-2003) During his terms in office, Governor Keating focused largely on education. He increased spending for common, vo-tech, and higher education facilities throughout the state and introduced charter schools to Oklahoma for the first time. His policies and recommendations on education to the Legislature lead to the largest investment, over $100 million, on higher education. Keating, in 2000, also raised teacher pay by over $3000 annually, the largest raise Oklahoma’s teacher had ever experienced. Governor Keating also signed the legislation that paved the way for schools to offer online learning to Oklahoma families. This year’s ceremony will be the largest ever hosted by Epic Charter School. The school is expecting a record-setting audience of more than 6,000 guests for the hundreds of students and faculty in attendance. All candidates for graduation are currently being contacted regarding their status. Invitations to participate in the ceremony have been in circulation since the first week of April. Students must first register to attend before receiving additional cap/gown information. If you are expecting to attend this year’s ceremony, but have not seen the email titled “Registering for Graduation,” please notify your teacher so that we may determine a better way to deliver your message. We look forward to seeing each of you at the school’s largest celebration ever.