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Senior Class Information

For questions, contact our senior class sponsors, Ms. Biasella, Mr. Hagan, and Ms. Stump.

Congratulations Class of 2024! Below are important dates and information as we near graduation.

  • May 10th: Decision Day/Senior Picnic 12:45p - 2:20p

  • May 14th - 15th: THS/JSOC Finals  

  • May 15th: Senior Sunset 6:30p - 8:30p  

  • May 16th: Graduation Practice 7:45a - 10:30a

  • May 20th: Graduation at Turner DAC (4:00p - Graduates Arrive, 6:00p - Ceremony Begins)

PLEASE NOTE: ALL fees must be paid for students to receive their graduation tickets. To pay fees, parents/guardians need to log into Parent Portal where you will be able to see current fees - there is a tab for food services fees as well as a tab for general course/activity fees. You can also pay your fees directly to the school bookkeeper. For questions regarding Parent Portal access, call our district office during business hours at 913-288-4100. 

For THS students, graduation tickets will be given out beginning May 8th. For JSOC students, graduation tickets will be given out on May 15th. 

Cap and gowns will be given out at graduation practice on May 16th.


This is important! There will be limited parking at Turner High School. The parking lot will open at 4:30 and close at 5:30. Because of this, we will also have shuttles from Oak Grove Elementary and Turner Elementary beginning at 4:30; the last shuttle will depart at 6:10. We recommend carpooling and arriving early to allow for transportation delays. Law enforcement will be present to ensure there is no illegal parking along 55th Street.

Project Grad

Project Grad will run from 10:00 pm - 3:00 am on Monday, May 20th. All students need to enter from the Metcalf entrance (west side). Students must check in by 11:30 p.m., or they will not be allowed inside. This event is for THS graduates only—no guests!

Dave & Buster's
6811 W. 135th Street
Overland Park

graduation FAQ

  • Q: Do small children need a ticket?
    • A: Anyone three and over needs a ticket. Those under three should be on the lap of another guest. 
  • Q: How many tickets does each student get?
    • A: Each student will have 4 tickets total to be used indoors should the ceremony need to be moved inside. If the ceremony can proceed outside as planned, each student will have 6 tickets total. Additional tickets may have been earned for seniors through fundraising - these are only available for an outdoor ceremony. TICKETS CANNOT BE SOLD.
  • Q: What if weather does not allow for outdoor ceremony?
    • A: Each graduates gets 4 tickets that will allow guest to attend an indoor ceremony in the THS gym. Additional tickets are only valid for an outdoor ceremony. 
  • Q: How do I order a cap/gown?
    • A: Each graduate should have submitted their height and weight via the survey provided in Schoology. The caps and gowns have already been ordered and every graduate will have one. If you have questions about your cap or gown, please contact Kim Biasella at The cost of the cap/gown is included in senior dues which are charged on the students account
  • Q: Can graduates decorate their cap or gown?
    • A: Caps cannot be decorated -- there is special consideration for Indigenous (Native American)  graduates. Student can wear cords or regalia for groups within THS. They may also apply to wear culturally significant items that are pre-approved by administration. 
  • Q: What about parking?
    • A: There will be limited parking at Turner High School. We will also have shuttles from Oak Grove Elementary and Turner Elementary beginning at 4:30; the last shuttle will depart at 6:10. We recommend carpooling and arriving early to allow for transportation delays. The parking lot at the DAC will open at 4:30 and close at 5:30. 
  • Q: What is the graduate dress code?
    • A: Business casual with an undecorated cap and gown along with pre-approved regalia. For heels, the spike can be no smaller than the size of a quarter due to the turf on the field.
  • Q: What is the guest dress code?
    • As a reminder, this is a special occasion - please dress accordingly.
  • Q: Can I bring balloons and gifts for my graduate?
    • A: Yes, but please be considerate of those sitting around you so that no one's view is blocked.
  • Q: Where do I meet my graduate after the ceremony?
    • A: Families can meet their graduate at the concourse or on the parking area. Guests will not be allowed onto the field. As a reminder, guests are expected to remain in their seats during the ceremony.

Graduate Buttons

Purchase a custom senior button to celebrate the graduate in your life! 

Button orders will be accepted until May 10 and buttons will be delivered to seniors at Graduation Practice. 

Orders can be placed on the district website: 

Contact Jessica Thompson - - with questions.


Graduation Flowers

THS is partnering with a local florist to offer bouquets for purchase at the graduation ceremony. The florist will be donating 20% of total sales back to the school. 

The floral options are: half dozen bouquet for $20, full dozen bouquet for $30, and there is a stuffed bear with a graduation cap for $15 or as an add on to the flowers for $10.

Payment can be done through cash, credit card, or tap payment

support project grad!

The Class of 2024 Project Grad is made possible by fundraisers and donations. To support Project Grad, consider donating directly through the link below.

Project Grad Donation Link