Senior and Graduation 2020 Info


The following collection of useful information is specific to the PHHS Class of 2020. Specific details will not be finalized until March, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Danette Melott at 816-359-5542 or 


Graduation Letter

An informative letter regarding graduation will be mailed and emailed to all senior families in late March or early April. A copy of the letter will be posted here when it is sent to families.


Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Municipal Auditorium (301 W. 13th Street) at 5:00 pm.


Seating Requests

We do not limit the number of guests a graduate may invite, but special seating may be requested for the handicapped or elderly.


Spectator and Student Conduct

As a courtesy to others, the audience is requested to remain seated throughout the ceremony and to refrain from any loud or disruptive outbursts.


Student Attire for Graduation

In addition to the required cap and gown, gentlemen should wear a dress shirt, tie, dress pants (no jeans) , socks and dress shoes. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts, slacks (no jeans) and dress shoes.


Cap and Gown Distribution

Jostens will be at school to deliver cap and gown orders on Thursday, April 9 and Thursday, April 16 during lunch. After this date, paid for items may be picked up at the reception desk. Unpaid orders can be picked up at Mrs. Brady’s desk in the reception office and must be paid in cash. If your student has not yet ordered a cap and gown, or to arrange payment via credit card, call Jostens (816) 523-4900. Grads should try on their cap and gown immediately, then hang up the gown to diminish wrinkles.

Senior Day of Service:

March 24, 2020 - The Senior class spends the morning performing community services around the community provided by the school. We work with a variety of businesses in the area to set up service opportunities for our students to complete. The second half of the day is student lead community service, be looking for more information in the upcoming month.


Senior Parent Celebration

A special event for all parents/guardians of seniors will be held Sunday, April 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This event is for parents only. Come enjoy a light dinner and hear pertinent information from Dr. Kincheloe and our senior class sponsors about expectations for the final weeks before graduation. The district communication department will also have someone taking sign-ups for the Commencement DVD. Check your email for an EVITE to this event and please RSVP. We hope you will join us. There will be a special surprise for the parents!


Thursday, April 23 - Senior Awards: Senior Awards will be presented at a special program at 10:30 in the auditorium. Students receiving scholarships, grants and awards will be recognized by faculty and invited guests. Seniors are aware they need to advise Ms. Capra in room 109 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th of their awards and scholarships so their information can be added to the program.





Junior/Senior Prom

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7pm at the Hilton – KCI.

More information coming in March


After Prom Party

Information coming in March – Sponsored by PHHS PTA


Advanced Placement (AP) Test Dates

Advanced Placement Exams will begin on May 4 and continue through May 15, with make-up testing being May 20-22.


Senior Finals Schedule

Information coming in March

Senior Fun Day:

The senior class has the opportunity to spend the day together outside of school before they go their separate ways. The event that will take place on this day will be determined in the upcoming months by the senior class.


Senior Breakfast:

On Friday of graduation practice Park Hill Senior Executive Council will be offering free breakfast for the senior class. This will take place in the cafeteria, before graduation practice.


Graduation Practice

All seniors who plan to participate in graduation will need to attend graduation practice. Caps and gowns are not needed for practice. Information coming in March. Stay tuned.


Announcement Distribution

Jostens will be at school to deliver announcement orders on Friday, February 28 and Friday, March 6 during lunch.