As your last semester at PCHS progresses, this page will be updated with all information you and your parents need about events and celebrations, due dates, graduations and more.
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The graduation of the Class of 2019 will be celebrated on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet beginning at 7:30 PM. Doors will open promptly at 6:30 PM. Admission is by ticket only. Seating in each section (main floor or balcony) will be on a first arrival basis.
Graduates will receive 6 tickets (some main floor and some balcony) for parents and guests. These will be distributed to the graduates at graduation practice on May 16. If you do not intend to use all six tickets, please return the unused tickets to Mrs. Ball so that requests from other families can be accommodated. If you need special seating for a guest in a wheelchair, please contact Mrs. Kathy Ball at (815.717.3177) by Wednesday, May 22.
Baccalaureate Mass & Graduation Videos
Midwest Production of Illinois will be recording both events and selling DVDs of each:
** Graduation Photos
Burns Photography is our official photographer. Photos from Baccalaureate Mass and Graduate will be available to view and purchase online at http://burnsphoto.net/PCGraduation.
** Textbook Returns
All information regarding returning rental books or book buy-back has been updated on the Virtual Bookstore page of our website.
** Diploma Pickup
Seniors may pick up their diplomas and personal records from the main office beginning June 5.
Summer Office Hours are 8:00 – 11:20 AM & 12:30 – 2:00 PM.
- Graduates must show ID to receive diploma & packet. The packet includes diploma, grade school records, health records and honor roll certificate if applicable.
- To receive diploma, students must have passed all classes and all financial accounts must be paid in full.
- The administration reserves the right to withhold diplomas for inappropriate behavior at graduation ceremony.
** Email and Office 365 Accounts
Senior email accounts will remain active through July 31, 2019. Please be sure that you have notified your contacts to provide them with your new email address.
Additionally, make sure you have downloaded files and documents from your Office 365 (OneDrive) if you need them; when your Office 365 is deleted, your OneDrive files will be deleted as well.
Go to at OneDrive Graduation from Microsoft for some helpful instructions about moving your school data to your personal OneDrive account.
Lunch Account Balances
Please be sure that seniors’ lunch accounts are paid in full prior to Monday 5/13 when caps & gowns are scheduled to be distributed. If a student’s account is not paid in full, he/she will not receive the cap & gown at that time. To check your balance, login to PaySchoolsCentral. Students can also ask a cashier on exam days only for a balance.
If your student has a credit balance:
- Any credit balance over $10 will be mailed to parents in June.
- Any credit balance under $10 must be picked up by the students during exam days. Students should see a cashier on exam days only.
Caps & Gowns
Graduation caps & gowns will be distributed Monday, 5/13/19 during Period 4 lunches. Please be sure your student account balance and your lunch balance (see below) is paid in full to ensure your student will receive the cap & gown that day. (Make-up date TBA.)
Seniors were measured for caps and gowns in January. The cost for the cap, gown, and tassel was included in your tuition fees.
4-3-19: Letter emailed to Seniors’ parents
View/download your copy of the letter containing lots of helpful end-of-year information such as prom, baccalaureate mass, senior dinner dance and graduation.
4-9-19: Important Reminders from your Counseling Department
- The deadline for the PCHS scholarships is Monday, April 15.
These (10) scholarships are guaranteed to our seniors. Criteria and applications may be found on Naviance Family Connection under the “Colleges” tab, and then in the “Scholarship List.” Look for (PCHS) after the name of the scholarship. NOTE: If a student and/or parent letter is required, you may reuse the same letter for any PCHS scholarship.
- All scholarship awards letters must be returned to your counselor or Mrs. Brassil by Wednesday, May 1.
We ask that you notify us of every scholarship that you are offered even if you are not sure if you will be accepting them. These letters are used for tracking purposes and for verification for the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation programs. Due to our printing deadline, all documentation must be received by May 1. Note: Only accepted scholarships will be listed in these programs.
- Mr. Murphy and Mr. Palmasani will be visiting senior English classes on Friday, May 10 for a Transition to College presentation.
The purpose of their visit will be to share information about typical concerns that graduates have about their first year of college. They also want to be sure final arrangements will be made by each senior with the school that they will be attending next year.
- Graduation Practice – Thursday, May 16
Seniors are asked to bring a t-shirt or sweatshirt from their attending college on Thursday, May 16. Students should be in dress code and will wear their college shirt over their polo. There will be a group picture taken of the entire class at the Rialto and smaller group pictures taken at the senior breakfast of students who are attending the same college (i.e. all Marquette students, all Loyola students, etc.) These pictures will be used for social media and various other marketing purposes.
- Final Transcripts
Final Transcripts Final transcripts will not be available until after June 10, 2019. Mr. Murphy and Mr. Palmasani will send your final transcript to your attending college (and NCAA or NAIA if applicable) in mid June. Transcripts will be sent electronically via Naviance in most cases. If you are contacted by your attending college that your transcripts hasn’t been received, please be assured that your college will receive the final transcript by July 1.
Senior Dinner Dance
This popular event will be Wed. May 15 (6:30 – 10:30 PM) at Tuscany Falls Banquets & Events. Dress is semi-formal.
Baccalaureate Mass is on Monday, May 20 at 8:50 AM. There will be a brief reception in the Student Commons following the mass. Seniors, be sure you know what time and where you need to report that morning prior!
Instructions for Graduates.