Graduation

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION  FOR 2022 GRADUATES

Graduation order packets for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior products will be distributed on Wednesday, Oct. 14th during Seminar/TCB.

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 will be at Northwest on:

  •  Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 7 AM-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 11 AM-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28th, Seminar

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 at school in the spring.
  • If you are unable to place your order at school on the dates listed above, please place your graduation order online at www.balfourkc.com
  • Cash, cards, or checks are acceptable. Make checks payable to Balfour.
  • Deadline for orders is Friday, December 10, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the class of 2022 announcements and accessories, please contact the Balfour representative, Mr. Derek Beck, at (913) 549-3076 or Derek.Beck@balfour-rep.com

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Diploma information:

  • Students go to Canvas Graduation page.
  • Fill out your full name on the Google form connected to the Diploma tab.
    • This must be your legal name. If you do not fill this out, we will use the information in Skyward. 
      • 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 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CLASS OF 2022

(Please record these events on your calendar)

Canvas Graduation page & NW website will be updated regularly

Tuesday, October 26th: Before school, and during lunch, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

  • Orders for graduation announcements and cap & gown will be taken in the Northwest Mall.
  • Payment required at time of purchase.

Wednesday, October 27th: During lunch and after school, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Orders for graduation announcements and cap & gown will be taken in the Northwest Mall.
  • Payment required at time of purchase.

Thursday, October 28th: During seminar. 

  • Orders for graduation announcements and cap & gown will be taken in the Northwest Mall.
  • Payment required at time of purchase

Friday, December 10th

  • Order deadline for graduation announcements and cap & gown.

Thursday, March 31, 2022: 9:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Graduation announcements distributed in the Northwest Mall to those who       ordered before December 10.
  • Extra announcements may be purchased at www.balfourkc.com

April 2022:  Graduation speaker tryouts: (watch for announcements)

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

April 2022: National Anthem tryouts: (watch for announcements)

  • Tryouts to perform the National Anthem for graduation ceremony will be in Choir Room. 
  • Sign up in Mr. Stubenrauch’s or Ms. Schaufler’s room.

May 2022MANDATORY Graduation rehearsal (due to Covid19, updates coming)

  • 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 19, 2022:  7:00 p.m. (due to Covid19, updates coming)

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