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Senior Announcements

ATTENDANCE    
Attendance is vital to a student’s education. Colleges look at a student’s attendance record, as well as her academic record. Only illness should keep a student from attending classes. Let’s keep our young women in school until the last day.

SENIOR DITCH DAY
Resurrection College Prep does not recognize senior ditch day. Students who choose to ditch forfeit the opportunity to receive credit for classwork or missed tests. Assignments dropped off on behalf of the absent student will not be accepted.

SENIOR RETREAT
If your senior did not attend a Kairos retreat, this year we are hosting an overnight senior retreat. Seniors will leave campus after school on March 25, 2024, and stay at the LaSalle Manor returning to Resurrection on March 26, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. A schedule and other details will be emailed to students and parents in advance.

SEMESTER PROGRESS REPORTS/REPORT CARDS
Your daughter’s academic progress throughout the semester is on PowerSchool. Final report cards will be mailed home the second week of June. More and more colleges accept a student with the contingency that the student’s eighth semester grades remain consistent with other semester grades, so it is important for your daughter to remain focused. If your daughter’s weekly academic progress in a class falls below a C, she is in danger of not passing a class. We will put additional academic interventions in place for her if this happens. 

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS & COURSE AND CREDIT COMPLETION
Please be reminded that all accounts are to be paid in full by April 26, 2024. Seniors with outstanding balances at the end of the year will not be permitted to participate in any of the senior activities taking place in May. These include the Senior Prom, Honors Convocation, Final Exams, and the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. Please make arrangements now with Ms. Negron, Director of Finance/Controller at enegron@reshs.org to ensure that all financial obligations have been taken care of by this date. Only seniors who have successfully completed the required courses and credits will be permitted to participate in the Honors Convocation and the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. 

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS
In April, seniors will be assigned an E-Collect Form in PowerSchool to indicate where their final transcript needs to be sent upon graduation. Colleges and universities need verification that the student has, in fact, graduated. 

SENIOR TIMELINE

CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP | March 27, 2024
Caps and Gowns will be available for pick-up from the Jostens representative during lunch periods. Note, financial balances must be current to receive cap and gown.

STREAM SYMPOSIUM | April 23, 2024
Senior students in AP STREAM Seminar III will receive personal invitations to share with family and friends for the STREAM Symposium on April 23rd. The STREAM Symposium will be during the school day. 

AP EXAMS | May 6 - 16, 2024
AP Exams are May 6 - May 16. Students will have the option to meet with their AP teacher on April 18, 2024. More information will be shared by the AP Teachers to students. 

SENIOR BBQ | May 15, 2024
The senior BBQ will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11:08 a.m.; seniors will be dismissed at 12:12 p.m. for the day. The school provides an outdoor (weather permitting), picnic style lunch only for our seniors. The administration and  Men’s Club run the BBQ. Seniors will be dismissed at the conclusion of the BBQ.

SENIOR FINAL EXAMS | May 16 - 17, 2024
Senior final exams will take place on May 16 - 17th. The senior exam guidelines regarding possible exemptions will be posted on Schoology and emailed to the seniors as well. 

SENIOR PROM
When: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time:     7:00 - 11:00 p.m. 
Place:     Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel
8500 West Bryn Mawr
Chicago, Illinois 60631

Please note: There will be no school for seniors on this day. 

Please be reminded that this is a high school prom. RES students and guests are expected to dress appropriately and modestly. Please cover any tattoos or body piercings. Guests need to follow similar dress guidelines and wear formal attire. Dress shoes are to be worn. Shoes must be worn at all times. If a student anticipates having to remove uncomfortable shoes, they must bring another pair to wear. Inappropriate attire will be addressed, and a student may be required to leave the prom if they are dressed inappropriately. Students may not bring guests who are older than 20 years of age. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. 

SENIOR BREAKFAST & COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE | May 20, 2024
The Senior Breakfast will take place on May 20, 2024, in the cafe from 8:20 - 9:00 a.m. Commencement practice will follow at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. Students will be released for the day following practice.

At Commencement Practice, each senior will receive six (6) tickets for the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. Although we cannot offer more tickets to each student, if someone does not need all of her tickets, she is free to give them to someone who may need them. 

NO SCHOOL FOR SENIORS
Seniors do not have school on May 22, 2024, or May 23, 2024.

Class of 2024 Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation will be on May 21, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. All seniors are required to attend this event and bring their cap and gown. Seniors will participate in an all-school Honors Convocation to recognize the academic and athletic achievements, as well as dedication to service and leadership of the Class of 2024.

Immediately following Convocation there will be a reception for graduates and parents in the library.

RSVP In Advance

BACCALAUREATE MASS AND COMMENCEMENT | May 23, 2024
The Class of 2024 is the 99th graduating class of Resurrection College Prep High School. All guests must have a ticket, including children/infants. As mentioned above, each senior will receive six (6) tickets for the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony.  Tickets will be distributed at the Senior Breakfast on May 20th.

        Event: Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement 
        When: May 23, 2024
        Time: 7:00 p.m. (check-in at 6:15 p.m. for guests and graduates)
        Place: Holy Name Cathedral
                    730 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611    

Graduates MUST BE at the Holy Name Parish Center no later than 6:15 p.m. to check-in. Graduates should leave all valuables with a parent/graduation guest.

ATTIRE FOR GRADUATES
Cap and Gown, White dress or light colored dress or white dress slacks and blouse. Appropriate dress shoes (no gym shoes, boots, or flip flops)

GUEST INFORMATION FOR BACCALAUREATE MASS AND COMMENCEMENT

  • Doors to Holy Name Cathedral will open for guests starting at 6:15 p.m. Guests will not be able to enter before 6:15 p.m. 
  • Everyone will need to present a ticket at the Main entrance (State Street) of the Cathedral to be admitted.  The handicapped entrance is located on the Superior St. side of the Cathedral.  
  • If handicap accessible accommodations are needed, please contact at amonk@reshs.org. The deadline to submit these requests is May 17, 2024.
  • There will be a Will Call table at the Cathedral entrance, should you need to leave tickets there for any late arrivals. If anyone in your party arrives after 7:00 p.m., they will need to sit in the back of the church so as not to disrupt the Mass or commencement ceremony.  Please plan ahead so your party can arrive ON TIME.
  • Free parking will be available in the garage at 14 W Superior Avenue. However, limited spots are available and will be on a first come, first serve basis. We still recommend seeking out a back up plan. The exit gate in this garage will be left up until 11 PM, after that time, you will need to pay to exit the garage.
  • Per Holy Name Cathedral’s policy, balloons and other objects (i.e. food/drinks) ARE NOT allowed inside.
  • Our formal ceremony is in keeping with our academic tradition. While families may choose to celebrate the occasion afterward in an informal way, during the ceremony itself, RESPECTFUL FORMAL BEHAVIOR IS EXPECTED. PLEASE HONOR THIS REQUEST. 
  • During the presentation and conferring of the diplomas, polite applause is appropriate after each graduate's name is read.
  • Guests will remain seated throughout the program and until all graduates have processed out of the Cathedral.
  • All cell phones or audio devices are to be silenced before you enter the church. 
  • A videographer will be present to tape the entire ceremony, and then, we will have it available on our YouTube channel after the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will not be live streamed. 
  • Guests are not permitted to get up/move around the church for pictures during the ceremony. 
  • The Cathedral will remain open for 15 minutes after the Commencement Ceremony for photos. Please help clear the lobby and entrances, by moving away from the building once you are outside. Please be patient as you leave…. Safety first!

All commencement announcements will be added on Resurrection’s website moving forward, which can be found at: https://www.reshs.org/student-life/senior-announcements. We look forward to celebrating your daughter’s accomplishments with you!