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Important Information for 2023 Graduates

Graduation order packets for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior products will be distributed in seminar during the month of October. 

MANDATORY ALL seniors purchase a cap & gown ($27.00 including tax), if the student wishes to participate in the ceremony, through Balfour. They will be delivered to the school and passed out at graduation rehearsal. 

Balfour is the only vendor that carries the official SMNW announcements. 

  • Graduation announcements are a perfect way to announce the celebration of your accomplishments and upcoming graduation with your family and friends. 
  • Each announcement is specifically designed with your school’s official crest and personalized with your name, time, date, and place of your ceremony. 
  • Graduation announcement products will be delivered to the school in the spring
  • If you are unable to place your order at school (during seminar in September/October), please place your graduation order online at
  • Cash, cards, or checks are acceptable. Make checks payable to Balfour (if paying in person during seminar).
  • Deadline for orders is prior to leaving for winter break. 

If you have any questions regarding the class of 2023 announcements and accessories, please contact the Balfour representative, Mr. Derek Beck, at (913) 549-3076 or

Diploma information:

1.      Students go to the Senior Seminar Canvas page.

2.      Fill out your full name on the Google form connected to the Graduation Informaion tab. 

a.      This must be your legal name. If you do not fill this out, we will use the information in Skyward.  

b.      The second part of the Google form is for the Graduation Program.  For the program you may use a nickname etc.  

Any official changes to the name on your diploma must be requested in writing to Ms. Jones, the counselor’s secretary by February 2023.



(Please record these events on your calendar)

April 2023:  Graduation speaker tryouts: (watch for announcements)

  • Tryouts for graduation speakers will be in the Choir Room. 
  • Sign up in Mr. Stubenrauch’s room (in March).
  • ALL speeches MUST be no longer than 3 min. 

April 2023: National Anthem tryouts: (watch for announcements)

  • Tryouts to perform the National Anthem for the graduation ceremony will be in the Choir Room.  
  • Sign up in Mr. Stubenrauch’s room (in March).

May 2022MANDATORY Graduation rehearsal 

  • Cap and gowns will be distributed at this time.
  • Tickets will be distributed at this time.
  • Computer check-in (check-in early to beat the lines)
  • Yearbook distribution (if ordered)
  • Fee payment (pay early on Skyward to beat the lines) 

Thursday, May 18, 2022:  7:00 p.m. 

  • Commencement ceremony will be at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium. 

Your Senior class Sponsors is Mr. Stubenrauch.