KEY SENIOR DATES:
April 19 – Senior Potluck in Payton Atrium, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., $20 donation per family, siblings included
May 2-5 –Tickets for Senior Prom go on sale during all lunch periods in the main office with Ms. Nantwi. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER THESE DATES. All senior debts must be paid in advance of buying senior prom tickets.
May 26 – Senior Prom at the Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dinner is served promptly at 7:00 p.m.
May 30 – All seniors may buy additional graduation tickets for $10 each (limit of 2 per student) starting on May 30. See Ms. Mowery in the Media Center, room 313, during enrichments. Seniors will receive 5 free tickets; seniors do not need a ticket for themselves.
June 7 – Senior Luncheon will be from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with business casual dress; seniors meet at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St. (no transportation is provided); this is a seniors-only event.
June 8 – Senior Awards Assembly will be in the recital hall at Payton during the enrichment period, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. All parents and guardians are welcome; parents/guardians of students who have won awards have been notified. Students who have attended the full school day will receive their yearbook order after the ceremony.
June 9 – Graduation practice will take place in the recital hall at Payton during the enrichment period, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 5 graduation tickets and graduation robes will be distributed only to those students who have turned in a signed commencement guidelines form and have attended the full school day. Seniors do not need a graduation ticket for themselves.
June 12 – Graduation at Navy Pier, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; students arrive at 3:15 p.m., and guests are seated at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for graduation are distributed on June 9, as described above.
June 13 – Diplomas can be picked up and robes must be returned at Payton between the hours of 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ONLY. All fees must be paid and robes must be returned before students receive a diploma. A late fee will apply for robes returned after the designated time.
Class of 2017 Graduation at Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
Monday, June 12 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Drop-Off: Entrance 2, 3:15 p.m.
What time should graduates arrive at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Monday, June 12?
Arrival time for graduates is 3:15 p.m. Students should not bring valuables or purses with them because there is no secure location for their items. Graduates should have robes, caps, and tassels when they are dropped off as they will be lining up immediately for a quick practice.
What time should guests arrive?
All family members and guests will be allowed into the Aon Grand Ballroom at 4:30 p.m. and will choose their seats on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are valid for both the first floor as well as the balcony. Only guests with tickets will be admitted. Graduation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Where should persons with disabilities enter more easily?
Entrance 2 is the closest drop-off area for graduates as well as persons with disabilities.
What if I need special disability accommodations?
Seating will begin at 4:15 p.m. for those who need special assistance. There are no wheelchairs available so please plan to bring your own if necessary. We will have several NHS juniors available to help seat those who need extra help.
Where should I park?
Navy Pier parking is $28 for the entire day. There are no special discounts available. There is a free trolley that Navy Pier runs as well: navypier.com/trolley/
You may also want to consult a parking app such as SpotHero.
Are there any items that I may not bring into the area?
Because of the high ceiling, balloons are strictly forbidden. Please leave balloons in another location because they will not be allowed in the facility.
Will a photographer be taking pictures of the graduates?
Stuart-Rodgers Photography will be taking professional photographs of the graduates as they receive their diplomas. These pictures will be available for purchase. You will receive information about the pictures through an email after the ceremony.