Graduation

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION  FOR 2020 GRADUATES 

Graduation materials will be distributed on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd during TCB

MANDATORY ALL seniors purchase a cap & gown ($26.00) if the student wishes to participate in the ceremony.  Students WILL NOT be allowed to use caps & gowns from previous years. 

 

Balfour will be at Northwest on:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29: 7 AM-1 PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: 11 AM-3 PM 
  • Thursday, Oct. 31:  Seminar-1:00 PM

 

  • Balfour is the only vendor that carries the official Northwest announcements. 
  • Payments can be made online at www.balfourkc.com or in person on the dates listed above.  
  • Cash, cards, or checks are acceptable. Make checks payable to Balfour.
  • Deadline for orders is Friday, December 6, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the class of 2020 announcements and accessories, or need to obtain a special late order form, please contact the Balfour representative, Mr. Derek Beck, at (913) 549-3076 or www.balfour.com.

 

Diploma:

Your diploma will be printed with the name you have on record with the school district.  This is the name that appears on your progress reports, grade cards, and your transcript.

Any official changes to the name on your diploma must be requested in writing to Ms. Alvey, the counselor’s secretary by February 2020.

Tuesday, October 29th: 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 30st: 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 31st: During seminar. 

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Order deadline for graduation announcements and cap & gown.

Thursday March 5, 2020: 9:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Announcements distributed in the Northwest Mall to those who ordered on October 29-October 31, 2019.
  • Extra announcements may be purchased on a first come basis while supply lasts.

April 2020:  Graduation speaker tryouts

  • Tryouts for graduation speakers will be in the Choir Room (Room 40).
  • Sign up in Mr. Stubenrauch’s or Ms. Schaufler’s room.
  • ALL speeches must be no longer than 3 min.

April 2020: National Anthem tryouts

  • Tryouts to perform the National Anthem for graduation ceremony will be in room 40. 
  • Sign up in Mr. Stubenrauch’s or Ms. Schaufler’s room.

Friday, May 8, 2020MANDATORY Graduation rehearsal 

  • Cap and gowns will be distributed
  • Tickets will be distributed in case the ceremony is moved inside.
  • Computer check-in (check-in early to beat the lines)
  • Yearbook distribution (if ordered)
  • Fee payment (pay early to beat the lines)

Thursday, May 14, 2020:  7:00 p.m.

  • Commencement ceremony will be at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium.             
  • NO LIMIT on the number of guests if ceremony is held outside. 
  • District office will call it by 3:00 pm
  • Limited guests and tickets will be used, if held inside. 

 

If you have other questions regarding cap & gown or the commencement ceremony, please contact Sara Schaufler (saraschaufler@smsd.org, 993-7334) or Anthony Stubenrauch (anthonystubenrauch@smsd.org, 993-7366)