Graduation Information and Updates
IMPORTANT: All seniors have been emailed individually to their school email address detailing any outstanding fees they have. Seniors must have all cap and gown fees paid and all outstanding financial obligations met in order to get their cap and gowns. Seniors can pay their fees at pick up or any time prior to that during school open hours each week.
***PLEASE NOTE: We are asking that students please wear masks when coming on to school grounds as a result of Governor Pritzker’s directive to wear masks when out starting May 1st.***
Wednesday, May 6th - Locker Clean Out and Cap and Gown pick up from 8:00-12:00. (Any seniors with College Express Books will turn them in as well at this time)
Once seniors have cleaned their lockers they will receive their cap and gowns. Senior pictures will be used during the virtual graduation ceremony. Seniors will have their caps and gowns for pictures with their families at their homes up until May 18th. The Cornjerker banner/backdrop will be available during open school hours on Monday 10:00-12:00, Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm, and Friday 10:00-12:00.
Saturday, May 16th - Senior Parade at 10:00 am (Using Sweetcorn Festival parade route)
Seniors will meet at the High School in the front parking lot at 9:30 am. Seniors are to be in their cars wearing their Cap and Gowns. Students will get instructions and then leave via police escort for the start of the parade at the Lorraine Theater. Seniors will have the chance to be honored by the community as they travel in their cars using the Sweetcorn Festival parade route starting at the Lorraine Theater and ending at McFerren Park.
Sunday, May 17th - Virtual Graduation at 3:00 pm.
HAHS will be broadcasting our virtual graduation ceremony at 3:00 pm to honor the planned graduation time of our seniors. The virtual graduation will be played on New Wave Cable Channel 16 and will be posted on the district webpage for people to view. The virtual graduation will include many of the traditional graduation ceremony components such as speeches, the senior class video, acknowledgment of each graduate, and presentation of the Class of 2020. The video will be left on the district website for people to view and DVD copies of the virtual graduation will be made available to seniors in the weeks that follow.
Monday, May 18th - Cap/Gown/Chromebook Turn In and Diplomas Handed Out
The school will be open on Monday, May 18th from 8:00-12:00 for seniors to come and turn in their Caps/Gowns/Tassels and their Chromebooks/Chargers. Seniors, please have your Chromebooks fully charged when they are turned in. When a graduate has everything turned in, they will be issued their high school diploma. HAHS staff will be putting away the Chromebooks for next year. Seniors, when you return your gown please have it ironed and on a hanger so it is ready to go for August 2nd. Gowns will be hung up on racks and individually labeled for each student to have ready for them when we convene again for our traditional graduation ceremony.
Friday, July 31st - Graduation Practice at 9:00 am in the MS Gym
Any senior wanting to walk in graduation will be required to attend graduation practice at 9:00 am in the MS gym to prepare for the graduation ceremony.
Sunday, August 2nd - Traditional Graduation at 3:00 pm in the MS Gym
On Sunday, August 2nd we will be holding our traditional graduation ceremony. More specific details will be given closer to time. Note: Seniors will not have to rent their cap and gowns a second time as we will still have them on hand.