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Graduation Reminder for Seniors:

As a reminder, graduation for the Class of 2023 will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 21, at noon. Our goal is to host the ceremony outside, in our stadium, and we will only move indoors to the gymnasium if weather indications require us to do so. If we are outside for the ceremony, no tickets are needed. If we need to be inside, each graduate will receive three tickets distributed at the mandatory graduation rehearsal the week of May 15. The date and time of this cherished event was selected to avoid the multitude of athletic conflicts that have arisen over the years with a Friday night graduation. We are excited that no student will have to miss the ceremony due to avoidable conflicts with the state sports series. In addition, we heard feedback last year that not having one set date and time created conflicts for many families. 

Caps & Gowns: 

Be sure to order online at Jostens by Friday, December 16, 2022. The deadline to order the cap & gown unit is Friday, December 16 and there is a price increase after December 16, 2022. 

Click here to place an order for Cap & Gown Unit on-line. 

Click here to view and purchase all additional merchandise available through Jostens. 


Senior Portrait Information
Prestige Portraits will be mailing appointment times for senior portrait photos over the summer. This is your only opportunity through Prestige for multiple outfits and cap & gown pictures. Please check your home US mail for more information from Prestige. See Prestige Flyer HERE.  Once you get the notification, go online to and confirm (or reschedule) your appointment. If you have any questions, contact Prestige 800-736-4753. Portrait appointments are at Downers Grove South in room B127 (Theater Lab) or B227.

In the fall you will select your senior portrait through Prestige. You will be able to do this online at or by phone at 800-736-4753. You will need your code provided to you by Prestige to login online. 

  • Please note, All seniors must be photographed by Prestige Portraits in order to be included in the DGS yearbook.
  • Frequently Asked Question: 
    • Am I required to pay for a session with multiple outfits? No. Seniors may choose to sit for a yearbook photo only. There is no cost for the yearbook only sitting. After the photography session, students will receive the option of purchasing their photograph. 

Senior Shirt Information
2023 Senior Shirts will be availble for pre-purchase on the webstore. Pick up will be in August. Details on pickup will be updated soon.

Order Your Yearbook at online registration or when you pay your fees:
You can pre-order a yearbook online by going to then click registration fees> click make a payment > yearbook. You must pre-order a yearbook by February 15th in order to guarantee that you can pick one up in May. All yearbook purchases made after this date are subject to availability.

Want to be in the yearbook as often as possible?
Follow @dgsyearbook on instagram and @DgsYearbook on twitter to see when we post a call for students to send in photos! 

Senior Baby Pickture Submission
All baby photos are submitted digitally, and baby photo submissions are free! Baby photos should be emailed to . Photo files should be saved as jpgs and named with the student’s full first and last name.  The email subject line should read “Senior baby picture of [student’s name].”  The last day to submit Senior baby photos will be October 28th. Senior baby picture space is limited, so photos will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Senior Recognition Ad Information
This is a special time in your senior student’s life, and you can make it even more special by commemorating it with a senior recognition ad to be published in the 2020-2021 DGS yearbook!  Ads are available in a variety of sizes and prices. All senior ads will be created by YOU and purchased at Please see the Senior Ads flyer  for further information on how to do this. Senior ad space is also limited, so Ads will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Purchasing of senior ads opens on 7/1 -you will not be able to create an ad until this date.
If completed by 10/28        If Completed by 2/9
⅛ of a page: $30.00            ⅛ of a page: $40.00
¼ of a page $60.00            ¼ of a page: $70.00  

 Last day to create is 2/9