Seniors - Class of 2021
On this page you will find information specific to students in the Senior Class at James B. Conant High School.
The Conant Boosters have graciously donated a yard sign for every senior! These signs will be delivered by staff members to every senior’s home in early May.
Graduation Ceremony Attendance Survey Due by Noon on May 5
A participation survey was sent through email to the primary guardian for District 211 seniors with the subject line “Level Green - Graduation Ceremony Attendance Survey.” In order to plan a safe, successful indoor graduation, we need to know the exact number of seniors who will participate in the event. The emailed survey asks families to commit to either attending an indoor ceremony or decline the offer to participate. Your families survey response will be considered final, as we will use the number of student attendees to determine the number of tickets each family will be allocated. Ticket allocations will be determined based on the actual number of students who indicate they will participate in the ceremony. Actual ticket allocation numbers will be communicated to families next week. Please remember that we must comply with all IDPH and ISBE COVID-19 mitigations and guidelines.
This survey is student specific, meaning it can only be completed once and cannot be forwarded, so please check the primary email. Please complete by noon on Wednesday, May 5.
Visit the District 211 Graduation Information website to access updated information and the Frequently Asked Questions.
Honors Convocation - Saturday, May 8
The date for Honors Convocation has been moved to Saturday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m.
The Honors Convocation Ceremony will be held in the stadium. Please plan accordingly.
Cap and Gown Distribution Starts May 13
CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP
Each Senior will need to pick up their graduation package, which includes:
- Cap & Gown
- Six (6) Graduation Tickets
- Due to seating limitations, we are unable to honor requests for additional tickets and cannot replace lost tickets.
- To receive their tickets, students must present their school ID card, and sign that they received their allocation of tickets.
- Tickets will be distributed in a random manner.
- Obligation notice for those students who may owe materials or money, that may cause a delay in receiving their diploma.
On-Site Students Distribution
Thursday, May 13 (B Day) and Friday, May 14 (A Day)
- Distributed during students’ Social Studies classes
- If you are not in attendance on these days, please follow the off-site schedule below.
Off-Site & All Students
Please enter at Door 1
Monday, May 17: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. outside the Main Office
Tuesday, May 18: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. outside the Main Office
Wednesday, May 19: 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. in the Main Office
Thursday, May 20: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Main Office
Friday, May 21: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Picnic
If you did not submit your Cap & Gown sizes to Jostens, we will have extras available.
If you have any questions please contact Senior Class Club sponsor Mr. Jacobsen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Senior Prom - Saturday, May 15 (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Conant High School’s Senior Prom will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 15 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, in Rosemont. Over 370 students have signed up to enjoy this exciting event together with their classmates and friends!
Ticket prices are $45 per student and $90 per couple.
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare has worked to ensure a safe environment for our students based upon the current State of Illinois and Cook County Department of Public Health mitigation guidelines. Although current guidelines do not allow for dancing, the Junior Class Council is working hard to make the event special for every senior and one guest. It will be a formal event that will include dinner, picture stations, entertainment by seniors and faculty, with games and prizes as well. Senior Superlatives will also be announced at the prom!
As hoped for, we are now expected to be able to have up to 250 students in a single room allowing us to need only two rooms and having more students enjoy this exciting event together with more of their classmates and friends!
Ticket sales begin Wednesday, April 21 and additional details, including the ticket purchasing process will be communicated by the Junior Class Council sponsors on this date.
Name Pronunciation for Graduation Due by Tuesday, May 18
Graduation is Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Your name is going to be announced at graduation and we want to make sure it is pronounced correctly. Typically, we have a graduation practice, and you speak your name to the reader. Unfortunately, due to COVID, there will not be a graduation practice, but we still want to pronounce your name correctly. What we need you to do is submit a phonetic spelling of your name along with an audio clip of you speaking your name. Important: We need this information by Tuesday, May 18.
Here are some tips to create your audio file before you click on the link. Use the Voice Memos app on your iPad (or other program, if you are more comfortable) to record the pronunciation of your name. Once you record and save the file and title your file with your full name, then upload the file in the google form.
You need to be logged into your school google account to access this google form.
Thank you for helping to make your graduation ceremony a success.
Go Cougars!!! Go Class of 2021!!!
Senior Picnic - Friday, May 21
Conant’s traditional Senior Picnic will take place on Friday, May 21, at noon in the Conant Stadium. This is the last day of attendance for seniors, who will be excused from their 4th period class to participate. Student Council will be offering free food, games, music, and an opportunity to walk through Conant as a student one last time.
Senior Send-off Parade & Fireworks - Monday, May 24 (6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.)
The Class of 2021 Seniors are invited to a drive-through CHS Senior Send-Off Parade at Wintrust Field (formerly Boomers Stadium) in Schaumburg. Immediately following, students and their families are invited into the stadium for more fun, provided by our very own CHS Boosters. Enjoy a DJ, photo opportunities, a senior slideshow (we need your photos for this!), and Kona Ice while visiting with their classmates, all while adhering to social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks and remaining 6 feet apart. The night will end with a firework display sponsored by our CHS Boosters!
Students are encouraged to wear CHS Senior Shirts or Spirit Wear!
Students must present their school ID to enter the stadium.
Students must wear a mask at all times, unless they are eating.
Students must follow all social distancing protocols and District 211 policies and rules.
For more information about the event, please see the Conant Boosters website.
Graduation Breakfast - Tuesday, May 25
In lieu of a traditional Senior Breakfast, Student Council has arranged for all Seniors to receive a 21 percent discount for the Class of ‘21 at Brunch Cafe, 1500 W Lake St, Roselle, during the morning of graduation to make the day even more special. You will need to present your student ID to receive the discount.
Commencement Ceremony - Tuesday, May 25 (7:00 p.m.)
James B. Conant High School Graduation
NOW Arena at 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy in Hoffman Estates
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce that we will be able to host indoor graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates! Should the IDPH or ISBE change mitigations or guidelines that would require the ceremony be moved outdoors, two identical drive-in ceremonies will be held on the same day.