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Class of 2020 Graduation

By June 14, 2020August 26th, 2022No Comments

Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the Class of 2020,

Graduation 2020 is quickly approaching and we are aware of the desire for information regarding the graduation ceremony. I promise you that you will have full details by June 30, 2020. We are awaiting more information from the State of Illinois regarding the potential move to stage 4 before we issue any final decisions. I know that many of you would prefer to have a final direction.  However, I am asking for your patience for a little while longer.
What I can share with you is the following:
Graduation 2020:   (Members of the Class of 2020 only as of 6/13/2020)
Gowns will be provided when you arrive. 

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:  Parmer Activity Center of De La Salle Institute

Live Stream: The ceremony will be live streamed for the entire De La Salle Family to participate.

Dr. Brown and I are very grateful to you for your flexibility and for understanding that we are trying to do our best to follow the State and City rules for community safety as well as provide you with a graduation that is as inclusive of your families. 

In the meantime, below is a letter from Mayor Lightfoot’s office regarding the Chicago celebration of the Class of 2020 on Sunday, June 14.  Please participate in viewing the celebration.  You may find someone you know!
Go Meteors!

Fr. Paul

Fr. Paul Novak, OSM
Dear Graduates/Parents/Administrators, 
The big day is almost here! Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago. is THIS Sunday (June 14) at 1:00 PM CST. We’re beyond excited to show you what we’ve been working on for the past several weeks. This celebration showcases the BEST of Chicago – our incredible students, teachers and schools, a star studded Chicago lineup (Oprah, Common, Miguel Cervantes, Katie Kadan, Second City), our best in class Chicago sports teams, Mayor Lightfoot, Governor Pritzker, Dr. Janice Jackson, community leaders, activists and SO much more! We’re so excited for this opportunity to celebrate our grads and all of their accomplishments. 
Please see details below for how to watch the show live and share it with your network – if you have any questions or need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
  • Watch the Grad2020 show LIVE on Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 PM CST
    • Stream the show LIVE on Mayor Lightfoot’s Facebook or Twitter page. If you do this, make sure to “share” it to your page so your friends can see it too!
    • Watch the show live on most local stations including ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WTTW, FOX32 and Univision Chicago
    • Listen on the radio – WBEZ will be airing portions of the graduation on 91.5 FM
    • Tune in on our website: 
    • Univision Chicago will be providing closed captioning in Spanish during the celebration
  • Watch the Grad2020 aftershow LIVE with ABC7 at 2:00 PM CST (once the graduation broadcast has concluded)
    • This ABC7 special will feature additional never before seen graduation clips and special messages for the graduates. 
    • Watch live on ABC/Channel 7
Help celebrate our graduates by SHARING the show with your network 
  • Post on social media:
    • Official hashtag for all platforms: #ChicagoGrad2020. Please use this hashtag in all your Chicago Grad posts so we can tie the conversation together and show the scale of the event.
    • Chicago Grad 2020 site:
    • Tell your friends and family to celebrate you and #ChicagoGrad2020 by joining the virtual graduation on June 14th, 2020.
    • We’ve put a lot of fun shareable graphics (gifs, jpegs, etc.) in a Google share folder to download and post on social media:
  • Send an email to your friends and family with the link so they can cheer on your grads!
Other ways we’re celebrating our grads: 
  • We’re partnering with the Chicago Sun-Times to feature all of our Chicago grads in the Sunday paper. Pick up a copy of the Sun Times on Sunday and you’ll see your school/graduates names featured. 
  • Mayor Lightfoot talked about Sunday’s graduation on the Today show. Check out the clip: 
  • We’ll continue to post grad stories and videos on Mayor Lightfoot’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow along to celebrate our graduates!
Thanks again for all you’ve done to make this graduation such a success! We are SO excited for Sunday – we can’t wait to celebrate the best high school seniors in the country!
Grad2020 Team
Kelsey Nulph
Deputy Chief of Staff & Senior Aide to the Mayor
Mobile: 312-758-1204

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