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The Glenbard West staff is looking forward to this ceremony that will recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2019. We know how hard they have worked to achieve their goals and prepare themselves for life beyond high school. Most have built relationships and connections within the school that will last a lifetime. We would like to emphasize the importance of exiting with pride and acknowledge that the most important tradition is for our seniors to end the school year with positive memories and enriching experiences. Our faculty and staff are hard at work planning a commencement ceremony that will allow your graduate and family members the opportunity to celebrate this special moment.
As we look forward to this year’s culminating activities, we will maintain our expectations for serious work and proper behavior through the last day of student attendance. There have been unfortunate times when a graduating senior used poor judgment during these last days in high school and engaged in campus vandalism or improper conduct. Please realize that such behavior could jeopardize that student’s participation in the commencement ceremony and/or result in more serious consequences. This year we have held meetings with senior leaders to hear their concerns and make sure our expectations are known and clear. Also, remember that there are NO “ditch days” and students who miss school for unauthorized reasons will face academic and disciplinary consequences. We appreciate the support we receive from parents/guardians in maintaining a respectful and safe environment for all students throughout the school year.
We look forward to sharing this commencement with our families and the Class of 2019. Commencement will be an occasion where we reflect the significance of their accomplishments and the pride we all feel on their behalf. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Chris Mitchell, Assistant Principal (630) 942-7461.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Mandatory Senior Meeting in the Aud (7th period).
Friday, April 26, 2019 – All Graduation Forms Due to Student Services
Monday, May 6, 2019 – Complete Senior Survey
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Senior Honors Convocation 7:30 pm / Auditorium
Monday, May 13 – Thursday, May 16, 2019 – iPads return to Bookstore / iPad Buyout
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – All financial obligations due
Friday, May 17, 2019 – Senior Picnic/Last day
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Mandatory Graduation Practice 11:30am / Field House
Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Commencement day report by 5:00pm / Field House
iPads-Graduates that have rented their iPads for four years and have all obligations fulfilled, may keep their iPad as part of the rental program. Students that have not rented their iPad for 4 years, or have any outstanding obligations, must return their iPad. If these students wish to keep their iPad, they must meet all obligations in order to take advantage of the buyout option.
Cap, Gown & Commencement Tickets- Seniors with all obligations resolved will be issued their cap, gown and commencement tickets after Graduation Rehearsal on May 21. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please contact Herff Jones immediately at (815)756-4743 or www.herffjones.com
Commencement DVD- Communication Resource Management will be providing a DVD of Commencement for all interested parties. To order your copy please visit: http://mygraduationvideo.com/
Photographs- Gradimages is the official photographer for the Commencement Ceremony. Each graduate will be photographed and the proofs will be available for viewing soon after the event at www.gradimages.com.
Senior Picnic- Starting period 6 on May 17 the entire senior class will come together to enjoy sharing memories, looking forward to graduation and eating some delicious picnic food. Senior Most awards will take place at the end of the picnic and Seniors will leave campus by 2:00 p.m.
Tickets- Each senior participating in commencement will have four tickets. Students can request up to four additional tickets by using by returning the extra ticket form by April 26.
670 Crescent Blvd.,
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137