SM East 2019 Graduation is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00PM

Graduation is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 beginning at 7:00PM at Shawnee Mission North Stadium (7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, KS 66202).  Seniors must arrive by 6:00PM and report to the Auditorium

Click here to see your Students Row assignment for the Ceremony 


Please click here to see SME Seniors last week Schedule for 2019


Senior Parent Reminder About Fees Owed
Before seniors graduate… ALL senior fees and fines MUST BE paid prior to senior checkout on Friday, May 10th. Seniors with outstanding fees and fines will not be able to proceed through the Senior Checkout process until the accounts are settled.  To pay online, click here or mail/bring in your payment to the Bookkeeping Office. Thank you.

Senior Cap & Gown, Announcements, and Graduation Products
Balfour is the graduation company for Shawnee Mission East. All seniors participating in the SME graduation ceremony must buy a cap/gown/tassel. Seniors will purchase and keep these items. Order online at: Orders are not accepted in the SME office.  Caps and gowns are distributed to students after checkout on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Senior Yearbook Pictures
Interstate Studios were at SME to take Senior Yearbook photos. Order forms will be available online at To be in the yearbook, you MUST take a senior yearbook photo. Purchase of pictures is optional. If all mandatory school fees have been paid Yearbooks can still be purchased through our Bookeeper, and at Senior checkout.  

Senior Yearbook Ads
Seniors were able to purchase an ad to place in the yearbook.  Ads consist of pictures and text of your senior. Please click here to confirm that your Senior's ad is correct in size and color. If the ad is not correct please contact Ashley Gorden -   

Senior Parent
Letters were mailed out to all senior families in October with information regarding your senior’s name for his/her diploma. Please check for accuracy and report any corrections to Ashley Gorden – 

Senior Legacy Tiles 
Now is the time to order your Lancer Legacy Tile for your SME Senior.  All orders must be received before Feb. 25, 2019.   All proceeds will support the Love Fund.  Order forms are available online at  Only cash, checks and money orders will be accepted.  Thanks for your support!

After Graduation Party 
With Graduation around the corner, please help PTSA celebrate our Seniors by contributing to the After Graduation Party. Every year PTSA holds this event immediately after the Graduation Ceremony, providing a safe environment at the school for seniors to celebrate with their classmates. It is tradition that every family is asked to contribute to the party with the mindset that each of our children will be enjoying the party someday. The donation request varies by grade. For freshman, it is $20 per family, for sophomores, $30 per family, for juniors, $40 per family and seniors, $50 per family. Click here to donate online, or you can send a check to Laura Goettsch at 3316 W. 68th St Shawnee Mission, KS 66208. PTSA would really appreciate your support and hope that you will donate to this experience for our seniors!

Tickets Needed Only if Ceremony is Moved Indoors
Each senior will receive five (5) tickets when they pick up their cap and gown on Friday, May 10.  Tickets to graduation are only needed if the ceremony is moved indoors to the SM North Gymnasium due to inclement weather (the decision is made by 11AM on Graduation day).  Family members not able to be in the gym will be seated in the SM North Auditorium with a live feed of the graduation ceremony.  No ticket is needed for the Auditorium seating.

Special Needs Seating for Graduation Ceremony
Ground level seating is provided on the press box side of the stadium field for visitors who have special needs.  All family members may sit with their loved one on the field if you choose too.  This is open seating and seats are not assigned.  Graduation Hosts will be available with golf carts to assist visitors to these seats and will gladly see that they arrive and depart safely.  If the ceremony is moved indoors due to inclement weather, special needs seating will be on the floor at the back of the gym. 

Auditorium Seating Available Rain or Shine
The graduation ceremony will be streamed live on a large screen in the SM North Auditorium even if the ceremony is outdoors that evening. Families who do not wish to sit outside on the stadium bleachers or prefer this option for special needs seating will be able to come to the North Auditorium.  Seating is first come, first serve.

Graduation Pictures
Grad Images will be photographing all graduates at the graduation ceremony.  You can pre-register your email, as well as friends and family e-mail addresses at, and select Pre-Registration. Receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order when you pre-register before graduation day. Grad Images will contact you as soon as their photos are available for online viewing and ordering. Grad Images can also be contacted at 1-800-261-2576 or . 

Graduation Diplomas will NOT be handed out at the ceremony.  Seniors will be able to pick up diplomas at SM East beginning on May 15, 7:00AM – 3:00PM in the main entrance.  After May 23, diplomas will be available in the main office, 7:00AM-3:00PM.  Seniors who have outstanding balances or fines will NOT receive a diploma.

High School Graduation Ceremonies – Watch Live on Cable or Online - Click here for the televised schedule for the graduation ceremony.



Upcoming Alumni Events
SM East Corinth Alumni Kickball Game/Pizza Party

Corinth seniors please join the Corinth sixth graders for the annual senior/6th grade kickball game and pizza on May 14th at 1:00pm. 

SM East Briarwood Alumni Pizza Party 
Briarwood will be hosting a pizza party for its graduating seniors on Monday, May 13th at 3:30pm. All students and parents are welcome to attend.

SM East Brookwood Alumni Kickball Game/Pizza Party 
Remember when you were at Brookwood and your graduation from high school seemed so far away?  In recognition of your graduation, the Brookwood PTA and Faculty are having a party in your honor! This is the 37th year to honor Brookwood seniors. Talk to your friends, make plans to attend and email Jennifer Burns at to let her know you will be joining us by May 9th. Your former teachers who are no longer at Brookwood have also been invited to be our guests. At 12:15 we will attempt to have a Senior vs 6th grade kickball game for those who would like to stick around. We will walk down to Indian Creek to play there (or we may play in the gym). You are also free to walk around the building and peek in classes and say hi to the students. This will be the first senior pizza party in the NEW Brookwood building. Join us Monday, May13th from 11am-1pm. Hope to see you soon!

Class of 2019 Prairie Panthers 
Please join us for a reunion/reception on Monday, May 20th from 330 to 430 in the Prairie library.  There will be refreshments, snacks and an opportunity for former students and teachers to unite.  Please contact Angie Eastlack with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

WestWood View Elementary
Please join us for a senior reception for all WWV graduating 2019 seniors. It will be in the WWV library starting at 330pm on Monday, May 13th.

Tomahawk Seniors!
Please join us in the Tomahawk library on Thursday, May 9th from 3:30 – 4:30 for a graduation reception and visit teachers and take pictures. Spread the word!

Highlands Elementary Seniors
Annual Kickball game and Ice cream with the 6th graders will be Wed. May 22nd at 10:30am. Meet on the playground!