Senior Update: April 29

Download and read the .pdf version here.

It was so great seeing and hearing all of you who made it to the CMA yesterday!

Cap and Gowns | Yard Signs | T-Shirts

  • If you missed yesterday’s event, and you already ordered a Cap and Gown, you received an email from me today about pickup information from the front office
  • If you have not ordered a Cap and Gown and still want to:
    • Payment is $50 cash or check to Josten’s
    • Can be picked up from Mr. Pactor on Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Still need a Senior Class of 2021 T-Shirt?
    • Can be picked up from Mr. Pactor on Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Still need a Yard-Sign? And you’re on-track to graduate?
    • Can be picked up from Mr. Pactor on Wednesday: May 12 and May 26

Task Completion

  • Make sure you complete both your Naviance Survey and upload your 3E Documentation.
  • Graduation Survey: Clever > Naviance > My Planner Tab > Tasks > Tasks You Need To Work On > Graduation Survey
  • 3E Schoology Upload folders are located on Schoology Class of 2021 page
  • Contact: Andrea Harris,

Textbooks and Materials

  • All textbooks and library books must be returned to Shortridge High School on or before May 27, 2021. School policy says that all books, technology, and fees must be collected before releasing final records and transcripts.
  • Contact: Melody Groothuis,

Special Senior WC101

  • A special Class of 2021 #WorldChanging101 event honoring seniors!
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1140 am
  • Live via Microsoft Teams (link here).
  • Will be recorded and shared
  • Per IPS policy, no visitors are allowed

Commencement Tickets

  • Commencement programs and tickets are in their final proof stage. They should be available for pick-up from school in mid-May. More information will be shared when they are ready for distribution.
  • Per IPS policy, each graduate will receive two (2) tickets.
  • The event will be live-streamed via the Shortridge YouTube Channel (link here)
  • If you do not plan to participate in commencement activities, please email Jacob Pactor by Friday, May 21
  • Contact: Jacob Pactor,

June Celebration Event

  • We will host a senior celebration dinner the first week of June
  • RSVP Here
  • Courtyard
  • Date based on weather guidance (tbd, likely June 1 or 2)
  • Interested in supporting?
    • Decorations:   Erin Szalkie
    • Food:               Beth Hannon
  • SHSContact: Jacob Pactor,
  • IPS guidance states: School buildings, grounds and parking lots can be used for students to participate in celebratory events. Masks, maintaining three (3) feet social distancing and no visitor protocols are still in effect.


  • Practice: June 4, 2021 at 400 pm in the CMA
  • Courtyard Opens for Graduates at 500 pm;
  • All Graduates be present by 600 pm in the Cafeteria (door 1)
  • Commencement: June 4, 2021 at 630 pm
  • Doors open for guests at 600 pm (34th Street)

Go Blue Devils!

Jacob Pactor

Assistant Principal