Senior Class Information


All dates and times are tentative and subject to change  


Josten’s Cap and Gown Order Initial Deadline: January 1st 

Jostens or 1-800-Jostens

Senior Picture Deadline: February 1st
Send to 

Senior Slideshow Deadline: February 1st 

 Please send a baby picture and a senior picture to

Prom: May 4th- Location TBD

Senior Final Exams:  

May 15th -   During 4th and 5th blocks

May 16th -   During 1st and 2nd blocks


Senior Class Picture and Walk: May 16th at 10:45 am 

Senior Slideshow: May 16th at 11:15 in the auditorium

Elementary Walk Through:  May 16th at 1:30 pm 


Senior Awards:  May 17th  – HCHS Auditorium  - Students will receive an Invitation 

Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Awards at 8:00 a.m. 


Credit Deadline: May 24th at 3:00 p.m.

Last day for seniors to qualify to participate in Commencement/Graduation

All Credits must be completed 

All Fines and Fees Must Be Paid to office 

Senior Community Service Hours: May 24th at 3:00 p.m. 

Turn hours into Mr. Brownell

Pick-up Cap and Gown/Commencement Rehearsal: May 29th at 12:30 - Light Snacks will be provided.

12:30 p.m. – Distribution of caps/gowns will be at the football stadium.  All fines and fees that students have incurred must be paid in full prior to the day of rehearsal.  Diplomas will be held until fines and fees are paid in the main office. 

1:00 p.m. - Mandatory rehearsal at Harper Creek Football Stadium

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to have a well organized and successful commencement, we expect attendance by all participating members of the graduating class.

Graduation/Commencement Information 

Friday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. – Harper Creek Stadium

Seniors should plan to report at 5:00 p.m.  

Plan to report to the soccer field, weather permitting.


No tickets are required, unless the seating/viewing limitations require it.   

In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the high school gym or auditorium, and graduates will report to the high school cafeteria.  Graduates may be required to reduce their number of guests in the event the ceremony moves indoors.  

Only those seniors who have successfully completed all graduation requirements and are in good standing will be permitted to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

The Commencement Ceremony is like any other extracurricular school activity in which school policies apply.  Those wishing to participate in the graduation/commencement activities and ceremony are required and expected to adhere to all rules and policies of the school. This is a special time of the year and we don't want to have to exclude anyone from the ceremony for disciplinary reasons.

Diplomas will be available to graduating seniors at the rehearsal on May 29th.. 

Seniors who did not meet graduation requirements will not participate in the Commencement Ceremony, but they will receive their diplomas once verification of the requirements have been received by Harper Creek High School. 

Dress/Attire/Clothing Expectations:

Due to the formality of the occasion, each graduate should follow the clothing guidelines listed below:

White Gowns:  *Light colored dress or dress slacks  *Light colored shoes (white is best)

 *Flowers and patterns should not be worn under the robes

 *Suit coats should not be worn under the robe

 Blue Gowns:   *Light colored dress shirt/tie

*Dark pants

*Dark shoes

*Dark socks

*Suit coats should not be worn under the robe

Graduates may decorate their Caps appropriately.  It is encouraged to display your post-high school plans (college, career, military) or an inspiring message.  No profanity, innuendos, or political speech is appropriate. 

We hope that you recognize the need for having clothing guidelines for such a formal celebration.  The graduation ceremony is a privilege and graduates run the risk of not walking with their class if appropriate attire is not followed. 


If you are unable to meet these guidelines, please contact Mr. Greenman, High School Principal at 269-441-8412.