Graduation Details for the MCHS Class of 2018

The following collection of useful information is specific to the MCHS Class of 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MCHS - Central Campus Main Office at 815-467-2140.


Graduation Ceremony
The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Campus athletic stadium. To ensure that students receive the correct diploma, only the diploma cover will be given out during the ceremony. Students will be able to come to the Central Campus main office May 21st - May 25th, during regular office hours (Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) to pick up their diploma. Students may only pick up their own diploma. Any diplomas not picked up by May 25th will be mailed home.

Graduation Live Stream
Click here to view a live stream of the graduation ceremony (search "Minooka Community High School). The live stream will begin at 6:55 p.m. on the evening of graduation.

Seating Requests
We do not limit the number of guests a graduate may invite, but special seating may be requested for the handicapped, elderly, or others who have difficulty sitting in bleachers. Each student may reserve special seating tickets for up to 3 guests. For more information, contact Ms. Marci Jordan, 467-2140 ext 5067, by Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and inform her of your request for reserved seating tickets. Reserved seating tickets will be required and will be distributed at graduation rehearsal.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, a School Messenger blast regarding any ceremony changes will be sent to families of seniors by 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Additional messages will be sent, if necessary. Alternate dates and time for the ceremony are as follows:

  • Monday, May 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. with students reporting at 6 p.m. and the stadium opening for seating at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7 p.m. with students reporting at 6 p.m. and the stadium opening for seating at 5 p.m.

Spectator & Student Conduct
As a courtesy to others, the audience is requested to remain seated throughout the program and refrain from any loud or disruptive outburst. Please do not leave your seat to take pictures or hand out flowers. We reserve the right to escort disruptive students or spectators out of the ceremony.

Caps, Gowns & Tassels
The caps, gowns, tassels (with the exception of National Honor Society tassels), announcements, and other items will be distributed to students with no remaining financial obligations, on April 4th and April 5th during lunch periods. If your child was unable to pick these up during the scheduled times, please contact Ms. Marci Jordan in the Main Office at 467-2140, ext 5067. If the ordering of these items was overlooked, contact Ms. Marci Jordan as soon as possible!

Graduation Rehearsal
A mandatory graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Students should report to the Performing Arts Center at 9:45 a.m. If your child plans to participate in the ceremony, he or she must be present for rehearsal.

Student Attire for Graduation
In addition to the required cap and gown, gentlemen should wear a dress shirt, tie, dress pants, socks, and dress shoes. Ladies are asked to wear a blouse and skirt, dress or dress slacks, and dress shoes. No flip-flops or tennis shoes will be allowed.

Situations That Will Prevent Graduate Participation
Unfortunately, there are certain conditions that will make it not possible for a senior to participate in the graduation ceremony. They are as follows:

  • Any student who does not fulfill all academic requirements of Minooka Community High School, including make-up work, by the end of the school day at 2:57 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Parents, please remind your child that any make-up work must be turned in before this deadline.
  • Any students with grades coming in from correspondence work must have final grades submitted to Mrs. Debbie Muehlbauer, Registrar, no later than Friday, May 4, 2018, by 3 p.m.
  • Seniors who fail to participate in the graduation practice on Friday, May 18, 2018, will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
  • Any student dressed in jeans, shorts, flip-flops, gym shoes, etc. will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Please emphasize this to your child.

Diploma Photos
Grad Images will be on hand during the graduation ceremony to take on-stage photos as diploma covers are distributed to graduates. Click here for more information on how to order a picture of this moment.

Graduation Letter
An informative letter regarding graduation will be mailed to all senior families in late March. Click here to download a copy of the letter.


The school year is rapidly drawing to a close, and as we prepare to finalize such events as Honors Night and graduation, there is information that we need (scholarships, military information, JJC credits, correspondence course information, etc.) to acquire from you to ensure we have accurate records for your child. Therefore, we appreciate your completion of the Minooka Community High School Senior Graduation Form by clicking herePlease complete this form by April 24, 2018, to ensure this information will be included in the graduation program. To view the letter that was sent to all families via SchoolMessenger on March 23rd regarding this request for information, please click here.


The 2018 MCHS Junior/Senior Prom, is set for Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Museum of Science and Industry. Prom registration information will be posted here once available.

Senior Final Exams and Exemptions
The seniors will take their final exams on May 14 and 15, 2018. Students may be exempt from 2nd-semester finals in full-year courses only. To be exempt from a 2nd semester final of a full-year course, the student must have received A’s all four quarters and an A for his or her 1st-semester grade. If a student is exempt from the final exam, he/she does not need to be present for that class period. All seniors who are not exempt are expected to be in attendance for all required exams during both test days.

Student Immunization Logs
Many universities and employers require a current immunization history. Seniors who would like an electronic copy of their immunization history should email Mrs. Peggy Babic at (Central Campus Nurses’ Office). Please note “immunization History” in the subject line. A paper copy of the immunization history is also available. You may also call the Nurses Office at 815-521-2304 or stop by to request a copy.

Transcript Requests
Seniors can request transcripts by downloading, completing, and submitting the appropriate Transcript Request Form.

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