|Graduation Information--Class of 2014|
GRADUATION INFORMATION—Class of 2014
CAP and GOWN DISTRIBUTION
Thursday, April 24 at Senior Institute Day Caps and Gowns will be distributed at the end of the Institute Day. Please try them on promptly so that any problems can be corrected. Hang them up immediately at home. All outstanding school fees (bookstore charges, library fines, etc.) must be paid in order to receive your tickets.
GRADUATION PRACTICE and TICKET DISTRIBUTION
Thursday, May 15; Noon-2pm Saint John Neumann Church in Saint Charles Attendance is mandatory; practice will not begin until all are present. FIVE graduation tickets will be issued to each graduate; there is no waiting list for extra tickets. If you will not use all of your tickets, please make plans to share with other families who might need them. There will be an opportunity after Graduation Practice for students to give extra tickets to those who need them.
GRADUATION MASS and COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Sunday, May 18; 3:00pm
Saint John Neumann Church in Saint Charles
2:00pm Graduates lineup in Hermes Hall; Guests gather in Hoffmann Hall
2:30pm Church doors open for assembly seating
2:55pm Graduates process into church
3:00pm Graduation Mass and Commencement Exercises begin
Graduate Dress Code
Girls: Dress or skirt/dress pants with a coordinating top (bold colors and patterns are not recommended, since robes are translucent white), and dress shoes or dress sandals (hosiery is optional). NO distracting hairstyles or visible body piercing, except earrings.
Boys: Dress pants, dress shirt and tie, and dress shoes with dress socks. Boys should be clean shaven with NO visible body piercing.
Top 10 students are encouraged to wear their medals.
Members of NHS, French and Spanish Honors Societies should plan to wear braids/cords.
Kairos crosses may be worn.
Wheelchair and Handicap Access
Family and friends with handicap accessibility needs will receive priority seating; please contact Michael Page ( mpagenot email@example.com@sfhscollegeprepnot this.org ) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 9 to make arrangements. We will be unable to accommodate special seating requests on the day of Graduation. Due to the limited availability of handicap accessible seating, only one family member or assistant will be able to accompany those with special seating needs; all other guests will be seated in the assembly.
Alumni and Current Student Ministers
Alumni and Current Students are invited to serve as Hospitality Ministers for Graduation. Please contact Michael Page ( mpagenot firstname.lastname@example.org@sfhscollegeprepnot this.org ) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 2 to make arrangements.
Family and Friend Concelebrants
You are welcome to invite family and friends who are priests to concelebrate the mass. Please contact Michael Page ( mpagenot email@example.com@sfhscollegeprepnot this.org ) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 25 to make arrangements.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Church is located on Route 64 ( North Avenue)/ East Main Street between Kirk Road and Dunham Road. The parking lot is accessible on the south side of the Church off Route 64 (North Avenue), from Fox Field Road on the north side, and Kirk Road on the east side.
WCS Photography www.wcsphoto.com will be taking graduation photos at the graduation ceremony. The 2014 direct link : will be posted after the ceremony
SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT REMINDER
Seniors who have not submitted their Service Project by April 15, 2014 will be required to attend school Thursday, May 15th, and Friday, May 16th in order to fulfill this graduation requirement. All questions should be directed to your student’s Religion teacher or Diane Mercadante, Director of Pastoral Ministry, at (630) 668-5800 (1148).