Seniors Graduation and General Information

Class of 2024!
Graduation will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd, 2024.

Cap and Gown orders: please see Mrs. Tompoles in the main office if you have not ordered yet. You can look at all the products and also order online at Josten's Website <<<at this link.

Senior Banners in Downtown Grayslake
Please see an email sent to all parents on 4/18/24 regarding ordering the Senior Banners!! Link to order

Graduation Tickets
Students will be given 7 tickets for guests during the mandatory rehearsal on 5/22. Any extras will be given first-come-first-served at the end of rehearsal. Each guest must have a ticket to enter graduation. (Rehearsal is 5/22 at 1:30 after the senior luncheon at 12:30)

Senior Lunch May 22
The Class of 2024 Senior Lunch will be held on May 22, 2024, at 12:30 PM.  The Senior lunch is a variety of grab-and-go food for the seniors before the mandatory graduation practice. We need your help! Parents and guardians, we will have a Senior Lunch planning meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 6:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria. At the meeting, we will discuss the committee options - food & drinks, decorations, and the day of volunteering. We will need a lead for each committee to help organize the groups. If you are not able to attend the meeting and would like to participate, please email me and I will share your contact information with the committee leads. Thanks in advance for your help celebrating our senior class!
Amy Fitzgerald - Senior Class Sponsor

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Celebrate your graduate with a customized lawn sign! Many designs to choose from! Order one at this link.

Senior Portraits:
Our contracted school photographer is Vincent Zanzucchi and his team at Total Image Photographics. Your senior has two options for capturing their Yearbook Portrait Photo:
1. All seniors have the option to sit for their headshot on their assigned picture day at school. MAKE UP DAY IS NOV 1ST.
2. You may schedule a free sitting with a photographer at their studio in Grayslake. Phone # (847) 223-5900

Graduation Photos:
Total Image Photographics will be taking pictures at the graduation ceremony as the Class of 2024 receives their diplomas! Photos will be available for purchase one week later at Question? Please call 847-223-5900

Senior Tribute Ad in the Yearbook
Senior Dedications are a popular feature in the senior class section of the GNHS yearbook.  This is an opportunity for parents of seniors to submit a baby, childhood, or early high school picture of their child, reflect upon the past, and convey some words of advice for the future.  Order your Senior Tribute Ad Here.

To design and order your dedication, go to, enter job number 8332, and click “Buy A Yearbook Ad.”  Senior Dedication Ads are $40.00

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Graduation Announcements Orders Pickup Friday, April 12 during lunch hours

Cap and Gown Pickup Wednesday, May 1st during lunch hours

Senior Honors & Awards Night is May 8, 2024

Great America Grad Night - May 11, 10pm to 3am

Senior Athletic Banquet is May 14th, 6pm

Senior Lunch and Mandatory rehearsal is May 22nd, starting at 12:30 after classes are released

Graduation is May 23rd, 2024

We have a vendor that will provide beautiful products at graduation that you can pre-order. Flowers, tshirt, bears, etc. Click on their website to order:

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Teacher Rec Letters
** If you apply to more schools that require a teacher letter of rec. Don't forget to add the teacher's name in SchooLinks. You will need to do this every time a teacher letter is required and it is a new school you are applying to.

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APPLY FOR THE CUM LAUDE PROGRAM Deadline for 2024 has passed.

LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITES? Log in to your SchooLinks account, and also check this webpage that lists some local scholarships.


College and Career Resources <<<

Location College & Career Center

College Rep Visits: Please see your Schoology page for updates!

Click here for Resources for Seniors from the College and Career Center!

FINDING YOUR FIT << click here
Your counselors, as well as the College and Career Resource Center (CCRC), are here to give you as many resources as possible to be able to research and figure out what's best for you!

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