Class of 2019 Graduation Details

Minooka Community High School Class of 2019
Graduation Information & Miscellaneous Information
The following collection of useful information is specific to the MCHS Class of 2019.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MCHS - Central Campus Main Office at 815-467-2140.

Below is the link to watch the 2019 MCHS Graduation Ceremony LIVE or ON DEMAND:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/minooka-community-high-school-minooka-il/evt4b33268dc3  

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GRADUATION INFORMATION

Graduation Letter
An informative letter regarding graduation will be mailed to all senior families in late March.  A copy of the letter will be posted here once it is issued to families.

Graduation Ceremony
The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2019, 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 20 - May 24, 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 24th, will be mailed home.

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 15, 2019, 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 19, 2019. Additional messages will be sent, if necessary. Alternate dates and time for the ceremony are as follows:           

Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. with students reporting at 6 p.m. and the stadium opening for seating at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 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 2nd and April 3rd 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 17, 2019 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Students should report to the Performing Arts Center at 10:45 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.


Military Service Recognition at Graduation
Coming Soon

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 14, 2019, 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 3, 2019, by 3 p.m.

  • Any student who has an outstanding financial obligation will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Please call Mrs. Kathy Krakowski, 815-521-4122, to rectify any obligations no later than Monday, April 29, 2019. All remaining financial obligations can be paid with cash, money order or through the MCHS web store at www.mchs.net.

  • Seniors who fail to participate in the graduation practice on Friday, May 17, 2019, 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
Coming soon.

  

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


Prom
The 2019 MCHS Junior/Senior Prom is set for Friday, May 3, 2019, 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 13 and 14, 2019. 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 fro 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 pbabic@mchs.net (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.