Senior Events Information
Due to the unfortunate weather conditions foreseen for this evening and Saturday, the graduation ceremony will be postponed until Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Graduates, please arrive at 12 p.m. and go to the Fieldhouse.
Gates at Carstens Field will open at 12 p.m. for guests.
We understand that this is a stressful time to adjust graduation plans and notify family members, but please know that we have made this decision with everyone’s safety in mind and with the information we have available at the moment. And, ultimately, we feel strongly that we want to provide the best graduation experience possible for our students. Due to the weather predictions and the ability to keep everyone as safe as possible, we made the decision to move to Sunday.
For friends and family members who cannot attend the graduation ceremony in person can watch LIVE on the District 99 YouTube Channel. Click here to tune into the Live Stream!
Additional reminders about arrival times and arrangements for guests with special needs can be found on the web page below.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022 on Sunday, May 22!
Dr. Courtney DeMent
Cap and Gown Distribution
Will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Commons. Students who still need to order a cap, gown, tassel, or stole can place an order at jostens.com or directly with the Jostens representative who will be available at the distribution event. Students who are unable to pick up their cap and gown during our distribution can pick up their items anytime after April 20th in the Student Activities Office.
It’s important that graduates understand that they cannot make any changes to their graduation regalia. We do not allow students to decorate the tops of their graduation caps, or wear any pins, tassels, cords, or stoles other than what is distributed at this event. Feel free to reach out to Mr. Mirandola with any questions.
Name Pronunciation for Graduation
To help ensure that we pronounce your name correctly during all end-of-year ceremonies we respectfully ask all seniors to complete this name pronunciation Google Form before Monday, April 25.
Will be presented Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium. Seniors who are recipients of a community scholarship or an academic award will receive an invitation to our Senior Awards Night. Invitations will be mailed to participants in late April.
Will take place Thursday, May 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Fieldhouse. This rehearsal is mandatory for those who are participating in our graduation ceremony.
The last day of school for seniors in good academic standing is Friday, May 13. During the second period we will be holding our Honors Convocation Assembly to recognize the Class of 2022. We will be following the Honors Convocation bell schedule that day. Graduates will report to the Fieldhouse at 8 am to prepare for the assembly. Immediately following the Honors Convocation Assembly graduates will remain in the Purple Gym to review important graduation and prom details.
Great America Grad Night
Our Grad Nite trip to Great America will take place Saturday, May 14, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. We’ll be joining a number of other area high schools at this event. The cost of the trip is $70 and includes your ticket to Six Flags, transportation, and an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. All who attend must take school-provided transportation to and from the event. Interested students will be able to reserve their spot on the trip through the Web Store when we return from spring break. The deadline to register is April 21.
Will be held the evening of Wednesday, May 18 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club from 6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale through our online ticketing system GoFan, and cost $110 per student. Ticket sales will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. A GoFan link will be shared with students to purchase prom tickets online. Guest forms are available in the Student Activities Office or can be downloaded here for a high school student who does not attend North, or a non-high school student. Guest forms need to be submitted to the Student Activities by Monday, April 25. Guest approval must be received before a guest ticket can be purchased online using a guest code. The week of May 2, students will be sent a link to select their table assignments.
Check out last year’s prom video here.
Is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. on Carstens Field. A livestream of the ceremony will be available on YouTube for those unable to attend the event. We will have rain dates on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Graduation is a formal event; as such, we strongly recommend that students dress in formal attire beneath their gown. Because graduation will take place on the artificial turf surface on the football field, pointed heels are not allowed. Please consider wearing flats or wedge heels to protect the turf.
Lifetouch will be at the graduation ceremony to take pictures of each graduate. These photos will be made available for purchase soon after the ceremony.
Flower sales will be available at the graduation ceremony for those who are interested. These sales are used as a Class Board fundraiser. Place your order.
Students who wish to have a speaking role in our graduation ceremony will have an opportunity to apply later this spring.
Commemorative Brick Information
The District 99 Education Foundation offers families the opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick near the Main Street Entrance. This is a wonderful way to leave your permanent mark at North High School. Please check their website for details.