More details for the Class of 2021 Graduation coming soon. See Jostens tab (below) for cap and gown details.
The Class of 2021 will have the opportunity to participate in commencement exercises surrounded by friends and families in the SHS Stadium on Friday, May 28. Each graduate will receive four tickets. Graduation is scheduled to be a series of commencement ceremonies and two student speakers will be streamed during each ceremony. Students will be assigned to a ceremony time based on their counselor:
Other key details that our students/families should know:
Rehearsal: Though we have held dress rehearsals in previous years, we will not be holding any dress rehearsal this year.
Rain date: Should there be inclement weather on May 28, we will push the commencement ceremonies back one day to May 29.
Tickets: Each graduate will receive four tickets. The method of distribution will be communicated in the near future.
Caps and gowns: Caps and gowns will be distributed at the Senior Sunrise event on April 30 between 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Stevenson Stadium. If you are unable to pick up during that time, additional arrangements will be communicated in the coming weeks.
Parking: Families can park in Lot E by the Sports Center and Lot B by the Point. Students that drive themselves can park in Lot D by the Fieldhouse.
Arrivals and departures: Graduates and families should arrive no earlier than one hour prior to the ceremony time. We also humbly ask that families leave following the ceremony to allow for event turnover and minimize traffic for the next group of graduates and families.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities: Accessible seating will be available on the track in the stadium. These seats are reserved for an individual needing accessible seating and one escort.
Photos and diplomas: Photos will be taken by VIP and posted for purchase on their website approximately two weeks after the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed home after graduation.
Safety: Masking and social distancing (except among family members) will be strictly enforced, per the IDPH policy for outdoor spectator events. In between ceremonies, we will be utilizing the “down time” to clean and disinfect the seating in the Stadium.
For any special accommodations, please contact Student Activities Director Dr. Ted Goergen.
Senior year is a major milestone for our Patriot families and, for many, an opportunity to make one more year’s worth of lasting memories with their friends and teachers at Stevenson. We understand that many of our senior families have been anxious to hear more about what kind of senior celebration events we have planned for this spring.
We are putting enormous effort into thinking creatively to ensure these events are special and memorable for our seniors and families, and are now excited to share a tentative timeline of Senior Fest, a time of traditions for the Class of 2021.
NOTE: Please check back often, as these events are still being finalized.
Friday, April 30, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Senior Class Board’s Senior Sunrise is being planned to promote class unity and share your future endeavors with your class. Join us in the SHS Stadium and enjoy the photo station, sign a banner of Senior photos and leave with a Jazzman’s cookie or bagel. Please note that Jostens will be there for cap and gown pickup during this event. Even if you are not attending the Senior Sunrise event, we ask that you pick up your cap and gown tomorrow morning between 7-8 a.m. Brian Walter, our Jostens rep will be located just outside of the stadium entrance to make pickup as convenient as possible. If you have not ordered your cap and gown yet, please call Jostens at 847-818-8419. Whether it is the college you're committed to, entering the workforce, military, or a gap year that you plan to take, we hope that you will be able to attend!
Saturday, May 15
Prom(ish) is a formal dinner event open only to SHS seniors (no outside guests). Students will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet, dine at a plated sit-down dinner at tables of four, and have fun photo experiences, including the traditional photo from VIP. There will be several rotations throughout the evening, each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets cost $40/person and will be available through May 7 at the Stevenson Store.
This year's Prom(ish) theme is Secret Garden: Lock in Memories.
Get more details on the theme, dinner times and more from the Senior Prom Booklet.
Friday, May 21, after school
Spring Fling is an end-of-school-year celebration where students gather to socialize and play recreational games like kickball, softball, volleyball, and new this year, cricket. Students are encouraged to build teams among friends and wear team jerseys when participating. Team registration will begin on April 1, with Captain's Forms being collected April 15-23.
We will be forming brackets for teams to compete against one another in a recreational and fun environment. Anyone can form a team, but there will be a maximum of 12 people per team. Students who are interested should visit the @stucostevenson Instagram bio for the captain's form or scan the QR code provided in the flyer (linked below).
Aside from the recreational games, additional social events are available to participate in during Spring Fling. No registration is required to participate in the additional social events. Additionally, there is no cost to participate in the games, but food may be available for purchase; more details to come.
Thursday, May 27, tentatively 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The evening will possibly include live music, food trucks, fun carnival games, mini-golf, s’mores, and fireworks!!! Tickets will be available in advance for $10 and include a $10 food truck voucher.
Friday, May 28, tentatively 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
The Class of 2021 will have the opportunity to participate in commencement exercises surrounded by friends and families in the SHS Stadium. Each graduate will receive four tickets. Students will be assigned to the ceremony with their counselor. Accommodations will be made for students taking AP exams during the daytime ceremonies. See more details in the 2021 Commencement tab.
Jostens Graduation Information
Jostens 2020-21 Schedule for Stevenson
The deadline for ordering yearbooks has been extended to May 7, 2021. The cost of ordering is $50 and can be done through Jostens' website. Yearbooks will be distributed May 25-27.
Class Ring Orders
Sophomores will receive an email for orders
Click the flyer below to learn more: