GRADUATION INFORMATION—Class of 2012
CAP and GOWN DISTRIBUTION
Thursday, April 26 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 cap and gown.
GRADUATION PRACTICE and TICKET DISTRIBUTION
Thursday, May 17; 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 20; 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 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 11 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 ( email@example.com ) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 4 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. This will be the direct link : http://wcsphoto.zenfolio.com/p71335448
SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT REMINDER
Seniors who have not fulfilled their Service Project graduation requirement will be required to attend school Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18. See our website at http://www.sfhsnet.org/top/studentsvcs/cmin-svchours.htm for more information. All questions should be directed to your student’s Religion teacher or Diane Mercadante, Director of Pastoral Ministry, at (630) 668-5800 (1148).
ESCO BOOK BUY BACK DAYS
ESCO will be at ST. Francis High School to buy back textbooks on Wednesday, May 16 and Friday, May 25 from 7:00 a.m. until 1200 noon in the Spyglass Gymnasium. Additional information will be sent via the SFHS Principal’s eNews posted on our website.
UNIFORM RESALE PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
It’s a two-fer! By donating uniforms you can no longer use; you declutter your closets and help provide financial assistance for a St. Francis student. Beginning on May 11th, we will accept clean, gently used uniforms that you have either outgrown, never used or just won’t need in college. Collection bins will be located in the hallways through June 12th. The uniform resale will be held during the book test on June 19th. For questions, please contact Gail Talley, 815-439-8278, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancin’ in the Moonlight
Link to Prom Parent Permission Form | Link to Senior Prom Booklet | Link to Junior Prom Booklet
Transportation: All students must use transportation provided by SFHS.
Ticket Sales : MAY 1—May 7
$105 for individual tickets sold in the Student Union during C & E lunch.
Only Juniors or Seniors may purchase tickets. The enclosed Prom Parent Information sheet must also be signed and handed in when purchasing Prom tickets. Personal checks will be accepted but please no credit cards.
All students attending Prom must be in full attendance on Friday, May 11th .
SINGLE TICKET: $105
All tickets will be sold as singles this year. Only Juniors and Seniors may purchase tickets.
If a Junior or Senior would like to bring a guest who is not a student at St. Francis, the proper guest request form must be completed and handed in to the Dean’s office prior to purchasing tickets. Guest Request forms are due by 8:00 am May 4th . NO EXCEPTIONS. Copies of the form are available in Student Services or may be downloaded from the St. Francis website.
Root Studio will provide photography services for the evening. Be prepared to pay for your Prom pictures on the night of Prom. Brochures will be given when you purchase your tickets.