Graduation

Welcome Parents and Seniors to the Graduation page! We will be updating this page frequently throughout the year, so please check back often. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact the Senior Advisor.

Senior Advisor

Tara Bacher

Department Chair

Just a few short months from now, you will be the proud parent of a Kennedy Catholic graduate. We know it’s difficult to keep track of all the information and dates, so we are trying to keep you as informed as possible. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please review the other Senior class web pages or please email the Kennedy Catholic Senior Advisor.

  • Senior Parents:
    Please confirm the name that will be printed on your student's diploma at Graduation. We will use your student's information from Skyward for the diploma content. To confirm:
    1. Login to your Skyward account;
    2. At the top of the page under "Family Access" you will see your student's name;
    3. Confirm the spelling and inclusion of information (ex. middle name or middle initial, hyphenated last name, etc.)
    4. If you want any information OTHER than what is listed on each student's Skyward account, please let Mrs. Bacher know by November 18. For any changes to the printed name, please send an email to Mrs. Bacher with exactly how you would like your student's name to be printed on the diploma.
    If the student's name - as it appears in Skyward - is accurate, you do not need to contact Mrs. Bacher. Any changes made once the diploma order has been submitted will result in an additional fee.
  • Ordering graduation announcements: There will be a student meeting on November 7 during Advisory where students will receive order forms and more information. Ordering will take place during both lunches on November 14 and 15. Please expect the announcements to arrive in early April 2018.
  • Tickets for Graduation Ceremony and Senior Awards Continental Breakfast: Each graduate will be granted 8 tickets for graduation and 2 tickets to the breakfast (graduates do not need a ticket). Watch your mailboxes in April for a ticket request form by which families can request extra tickets to the graduation ceremony. Extra tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All senior college and scholarship information is due to the Counseling Office: Please send a copy of every college acceptance letter and every scholarship offer to the Counseling Office by April 30. Any information not reported (via copy of the award/acceptance letter) will not be included in the graduation awards program.
  • Cap and Gown Distribution: On Friday, May 25, the Senior Class will have graduation rehearsal and their prom assembly. Caps and Gowns will be distributed at this event. Honor cords for World Language Honor Society members will be distributed within the World Language Department. Cap and gown orders are placed in the fall. Parents do not need to order these from Herff Jones.

Important Dates!

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE, SO CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY!

Aug. 28 - Senior Brunch, 10am - noon
Sept. 5-9 - Spirit Week
Sept 27 - Senior Parent Information Night
Sept 30 - Decorate the Senior Hall for Homecoming (after school)
Oct 6 - No School
Oct 11 - National Testing Day – Get College Application Help from Mr. Vinson in A023
Oct 14 - Homecoming Football Game
Oct 14 - Homecoming Dance
Oct 27 - First Quarter Ends
Nov 6 - Class Meeting with Herff Jones for Graduation Announcements
Nov 10 - Veterans Day – No School
Nov 14-15 - Order Graduation Announcements at Lunches
Nov 18 - Last Day to Register for Grad Night at $199
Nov 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20-Jan. 2 - Christmas Break
Jan 15 - MLK Jr. Day – No School
Jan 17-19 - First Semester Exams
Jan 19 - First Semester Ends
Jan 22 - No School
Jan 26 - St. Vincent DePaul Senior Butler Auction
Jan 27 - Senior Retreat
Feb 2 - Senior Butler Service Day
Feb 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break
Feb 23 - Freshman Retreat – No School
Feb 26-Feb 28 - Senior ISLE Presentations
Mar 3 - Last Day to Register for Grad Night at $225
Mar 19-23 Cultural Week
Mar 30 - Third Quarter Ends
Apr 2-6 - Spring Break
Apr 10 - Graduation Announcements Arrive
Apr 21 - Senior Contemplative Retreat
Apr 30 - College Acceptance and Scholarship Letters Due
May 5 - Last Day to Register for Grad Night at $250
May 25 - Prom Assembly, Graduation Practice, Field Day, and Moving Up Assembly
May 26 - Prom at the Space Needle
May 28 - Memorial Day – No School
May 29-31 - Second Semester Exams
Jun 1 - Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Breakfast, Graduation
Jun 1-2 - Grad Night

The Big Day: Friday, June 1

  • Baccalaureate Mass: 9:30am in the Kennedy Catholic Gym - everyone is welcome to attend; no ticket required.
  • Senior Awards Breakfast: 11am in the Kennedy Catholic Cafeteria - Two tickets per graduate (graduate does not need a ticket). There will be no extra tickets available (students are free to ask other graduates if they have extra tickets). Honor cords for top 10 students will be distributed at this time.
  • Graduation Ceremony: 6pm in the Kennedy Catholic Gym - Eight tickets per graduate. (More tickets may be requested – see above for details. Note: premier reserved tickets and parking will be available for bidding at the Kennedy Catholic KATCH Auction).

Diplomas will be available on June 14 for students without any academic or financial holds.