Senior Information for the class of 2018

Senior Information
Put this on your calendarIt will soon be time for Park Hill South to graduate the class of 2018. We have prepared this as a means of informing you of the many events planned for our graduates during this exciting time.

Graduation Announcement delivery day
Graduation Announcements were delivered to seniors on February 20th during lunch and February 26th during lunch. They are now available for pick up in the reception area. If you owe a balance you can pay with a debt or credit card on line at in person at PHS with cash or check.

Cap and Gown delivery day
Cap and Gowns will be delivered to seniors on April 2nd during lunch and April 6th from 7:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. in the commons. It is recommended to try on the cap and gown to avoid any last minute problems with the fit. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please contact Jostens at 816-523-4900. You will need to know the student’s height and weight when placing the order.

Senior Picnic
Senior picnic will be on May 17th. It will be a fun day for seniors to hang out, play kickball and enjoy the company of their classmates with pizza, soda and desserts from 11:00am – 2:00pm at English Landing Park, Parkville, MO. Pizza provided by Stone Canyon. Please log on to SignUpGenius to help out by donating drinks, desserts and side snacks.

Yearbook distribution and signing
Yearbooks will be distributed on Friday May 4th. Year book signing will begin at 1:20 for seniors.

Senior Award Night
Senior Awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. We will celebrate each senior and the scholarships they have been awarded from post-secondary institutions as well as other scholarship opportunities. Only students who have input scholarship information on the Google Doc will be recognized on May 1st. The deadline for submission is April 18th. If you need assistance inputting the information, please contact your student’s counselor.

Scholarships - There are a number of scholarship opportunities posted on the Scholarship Bulletin. The Scholarship Bulletin can be found on the Park Hill South Counseling website Seniors and parents are encouraged to look at the Scholarship Bulletin frequently, as the new opportunities are updated often.

Angie Sharp
Last Name: A-Ch 816-359-6570
Rob Lundien
Last Name: Ci-G 816-359-6065
Andy Schuerman
Last Name: H-L 816-359-5652
Glynis Chambers
Last Name: M-R 816-359-6057
Traci Dorrell
Last Name: S-Z 816-359-5878

Baccalaureate hosted by FCA
A Baccalaureate Program will be held on May 14th at 7:00pm in the Park Hill South auditorium. Although participation is optional, all seniors and parents are invited to attend this inspirational program dressed in their cap and gown and proper attire. No jeans, tennis shoes or flip flops. No one will be allowed to participate without a cap and gown.

Senior Final’s Schedule: Tentative Schedule
Tuesday, May 15th Blocks 3 & 4
Wednesday, May 16th Blocks 1 & 2

May 16th - Senior Last Day
• Final Exams (Blocks 1 & 2)
• Graduation rehearsal will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the main gym. All seniors are required at attend rehearsal. Students will not need to have their cap and gown for rehearsal.
• Senior laptop check-in will follow rehearsal in the small gym.
• Senior slide show in the small gym followed by senior bell ringing.
• Seniors will complete their day around 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Community of Christ
1001 W Walnut
Independence, MO 64050

•The doors at Community of Christ will open to family and friends at 12:00 p.m. Carpooling is recommended. There are special setting areas available for handicapped visitors on first come, first serve.
•Tickets or reservations are not required. You may invite as many family members and friends as you would like. Graduates will need to report to Community of Christ on Sunday, May 20th by 11:45 a.m. in cap and gown. Don’t forget your tassel. Graduates will be lined-up and recognized in alphabetical order.
•Cap and Gown will be worn as issued and not disfigured in anyway. No tape, signs, armbands, rhinestones, etc... Noise makers or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
•Males should wear dress shirts, dress slacks, and dress shoes.
●Females should wear dresses or dress slacks and comfortable shoes.
No jeans, tennis shoes or flip flops. Students will not be allowed to walk with cameras, purses or cell phones. Please make arrangements for someone to hold these items for you during the ceremony.
•Graduates will receive their diploma after the ceremony in the auditorium basement lobby if all fines have been paid and all discipline obligations are complete. You will receive notification prior to graduation of any fines or discipline obligations that need to be resolved. If for some reason you will not be able to participate in the commencement ceremony, please contact Tammy Becker at 816-359-6755, at your earliest convenience.
•Student Council will be selling reserved priority seating for $20.00 per person beginning April 2nd. The sections are located on either side of the graduates and will be sold first-come, first serve. Checks can be made out to PHS and mailed in care of STUCO to 4500 NW River Park Dr., Riverside, MO 64150 or delivered to school. Requests and payment are due no later than May 10th. Recipients will be notified the week prior to graduation of specific seat and row assignments. Questions? Please contact Sarah Adkins at

Graduation Pictures
•Pictures of each graduate receiving their diploma will be taken by Reed Portrait Group. You should receive preliminary information from Reed Portrait Group prior to graduation.

Graduation DVD
The Park Hill communications team is recording the Park Hill South High School graduation ceremony.
To order a DVD copy of graduation click on this link. and complete the form.
DVD’s will also be sold at commencement. The cost is $25.00 and can paid with cash/check or added to your Infinite Campus fee account.
If you have additional questions, email or call Cindy Small at or call 816-359-4000 to place your order.

•The Senior Class is offering the opportunity for you to purchase a potted plants used as decoration at the venue for graduation. You can take home a memorable keepsake of your child’s graduation ceremony for $28.00. We are also extending the opportunity for you to dedicate your plant in the name of a graduating senior, a family member or person absent from the ceremony. This is at no additional cost, and your dedications will be listed prior to the graduation service. Plant pick-up will start immediately after graduates leave the auditorium (please bring proper identification), and end 15 minutes after the graduation ceremony ends. The venue will not allow any items left behind, and the plants will not be transported back to PHS. Every purchase made will be put in a drawing to win the large floral arrangement displayed at graduation. The winner of this arrangement will be notified prior to the ceremony. If interested, please mail this form and attach a check made payable to PHS by April 20th.
Please address envelope as follows:
Senior Class
Attn. Deanna Koelliker
4500 NW River Park Drive
Riverside Mo 64150

Name ______________________________________________________
Daytime Phone Number________________________________________
Choose plant quantity:
______Potted Gloxinia ______Potted Peace Lilly
______Potted Azalea ______Potted Dieffenbachia x 28.00 each = _________
Choose One Dedication for card: In Memory of ______________________________
(Name only please) In Honor of________________________________
None _____________________________________