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Graduation announcements, which were purchased from Balfour, will be passed out in the mall on March 5. 

Tryouts for seniors wanting to sing the National Anthem at graduation will be held on March 30th in room 40.  Sign up with Ms. Schaufler in room 124 or Mr. Stubenrauch in room 133.

Tryouts for seniors wanting to give a speech at Graduation will be held on April 1st in room 40.  Pick up guidelines and sign up with Ms. Schaufler in room 124 or Mr. Stubenrauch in room 133.  Copy of the speeches must be given to either teacher by March 30

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 is the only vendor that carries the official Northwest announcements. 
  • Payments can be made online at 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



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.


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.

March 30, 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.

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.


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 (, 993-7334) or Anthony Stubenrauch (, 993-7366)