SM East graduates walk the field in caps and gowns

SM East 2018 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


Senior Cap & Gown, Announcements, and Graduation ProductsBalfour 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 on Thursday, August 23. Seniors will be able to take make up pictures on Thursday, September 20. To be in the yearbook, you MUST take a senior yearbook photo. Purchase of pictures is optional.

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.  To pay online, click here or mail/bring in your payment to the Bookkeeping Office. Thank you.

Senior Parents
Letters will be mailed out to all senior families with information regarding your senior’s name for his/her diploma. Please check for accuracy and report any corrections to Ashley Gorden –  Also stayed tuned for order information coming out soon regarding Senior Legacy Tiles.  Graduation Information can be found on the SME website under Students, Graduation.  

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. 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.