Congratulations, Seniors – Graduation is 3 days away!
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.
Check this page often!
5-21-2018: Donate your Dress Code Polos
The PCHS Women’s club is collecting dress code polos and fleeces. These will be given to students in need, and also sold at the Used Polo Sale in August. Proceeds from the sale support the building fund for the Student Commons.
Drop off your polos in the Main office or Room 213 between May 21 and June 1. Thanks in advance!
5-21-2018: Graduation Tickets
The graduation of the Class of 2017 will be celebrated on Thursday, May 24, 2018 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 SIX tickets (some main floor and some balcony) for parents and guests. These will be distributed to the graduates at graduation practice on May 17th. If you do not intend to use all six tickets, please return the unused tickets to Mrs. Ball so that requests from other families may be accommodated. If you need special seating for a guest in a wheelchair, please contact Mrs. Kathy Ball at (815) 717-3177 by Monday, May 21, 2018.
5-21-18: Diploma Pick-up
Diplomas are not distributed during the graduation ceremony. Diplomas can be picked up in the Main Office on
Friday, May 25th
8:00 – 11:30 AM
12:30 – 2:00 PM
- Graduates must show a photo ID to obtain their diploma.
- This is the ONLY copy of the diploma available.
- The senior packet includes: diploma, his/her cumulative folder from grade school and original health records.
- In order to receive a diploma, students must pass all classes on their final report card and all financial accounts must be paid in full. In addition, if a student is disruptive during the graduation ceremony, his/her diploma will be withheld until appropriate consequences have been fulfilled.
Bacc Mass & Graduation Videos
Midwest Video Production of Illinois will be recording both events. DVDs can be ordered using the form that was included in the packet that contained your graduation tickets.
5-20-2018: Rental Return and Textbook Buy-Back
If you rented your textbooks from eTechCampus at the start of the year, those books must be returned. For your convenience, you can return them on Friday morning after graduation, when you come to pick up your diploma. See all information about book return here.
eTechCampus will be here only on the following days:
Thursday 5/24 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 5/25 8:00 -11:00 AM
5-16-18: College Acceptance & Scholarship display
The Advancement Office with the help of the Counseling Department would like to create a senior college display. The display would include the yearbook picture of each student in the Class of 2018, the names of the colleges to which they have been accepted, and where they will be attending in the fall. That college’s emblem will be added to the display. Scholarships accepted will also be indicated. The example below shows a sample display.
Parents: If you DO NOT want your student’s information listed on the display, you MUST contact Mrs. Brassil in the Counseling office no later than May 25, 2018 at email@example.com.
5-16-18: Final Transcripts
Final transcripts will not be available until after June 8, 2018. 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.
5-14-18: Bacc Mass Instructions
Instructions for Baccalaureate Liturgy on Monday 5/21.
5-11-18: Caps & Gowns
Graduation caps & gowns will be distributed Monday, 5/14/18 during 4th period lunches. Please be sure your student account balance is up to date to ensure your student will receive the cap & gown on Monday! (Make-up date TBA.)
4-10-18: Important Reminders from your Counseling Department
- The deadline for the PCHS scholarships is Tuesday, May 1.
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 Friday, May 4.
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 4. Note: Only accepted scholarships will be listed in these programs.
- Every senior must have a signed Final Transcript Release Form on file.
Mr. Murphy and Mr. Palmasani will meet with each senior to review their college acceptances and to sign this form. If you are not 18, this form must be signed by a parent or guardian. The form may be accessed here.
- Mr. Murphy and Mr. Palmasani will be visiting senior English classes on Friday, May 11 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.
3-27-18: 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.
1-26-18: Graduation Yard Signs
The PCHS Women’s Club is offering you the chance to purchase a yard sign to commemorate your child’s graduation from Providence Catholic High School.
- Download an order form.
- Please include payment (cash or check made out to Providence Women’s Club).
- Return to the Main Office by April 23, 2018.
1-26-18: Parent/Grandparents Alumni?
Our graduation program traditionally includes the names of PCHS alumni who are also parents and grandparents of a current graduate.
If you are a PCHS alum and the parent/grandparent of a current Providence Catholic senior, please contact Mrs. Kathy Ball at (815) 717-3177.
1-18-18: Cap & Gown Measurement
On Thursday, January 18, seniors will be measured for caps and gowns during the lunch periods in the IHM Gym. The Josten’s packet (see below) is needed for this procedure. (You have paid for the cap, gown, cap and tassel in your fees). Also, graduation announcements etc. must be ordered at this time.
1-10-18: Jostens Graduation Packet
Seniors were given a Jostens Graduation packet during Theology classes. Please note that the cost of a graduation cap, gown and tassel are included in your senior fees and you do not need to pay for these items, but you do need to bring the form with you on Jan. 18 (see above). Please do not send a separate check for these items with your order form. Ordering announcements and other items from Josten’s is optional.