Graduation Letter - Click here to download
Tuesday April 2 - Friday April 26
Senior Breakfast Ticket SalesSenior Breakfast will take place at D'Andrea Banquet Hall in Crystal Lake immediately following graduation rehearsal on May 16. Tickets are $20.00 per person from April 2 through April 26. Tickets can be purchased online or in the principal's office by cash or check, payable to Cary-Grove High School. Any ticket purchased after the April 26 deadline will be $40.
Online Payment Procedure: Go to the Cary-Grove website and click on For Parents, and then click on Online Payments (Revtrak). Next click on CG Senior Breakfast. You will then click on make a payment and this will allow you to purchase a ticket for $20. Once you have purchased your ticket, PRINT A RECEIPT and bring it with you to graduation practice. This will be your ticket to get on the bus for senior breakfast.
Wednesday, April 10
During gym class, seniors will be completing a senior survey and receiving a class picture order form.
Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3
Lottery Forms for 2 additional Auditorium Seating Graduation tickets will be available in Front office.
Wednesday, April 24
Cap and gown distribution - held in the front lobby during lunch periods
All seniors participating in the Commencement Exercise must wear the cap and gown offered by Jostens. If you have not ordered yours yet, please call our Jostens representative, Todd Crandall, at 815-477-3588 TODAY!
Friday, April 26
Deadline for Senior Breakfast $20 Ticket Sales
Tickets will continue to be sold by Mrs. Claypool in the Principal's Office until Friday May 10; however, tickets purchased after April 26 will cost $40.
MONTH OF MAY
Seniors may return textbooks as soon as they no longer need them to Mrs. Marr in Room C6. All outstanding fees must be paid in full in the Principal's Office. An email will be sent in May giving details as to how to return or purchase chromebooks.
Friday, May 3
Last day to notify Principal's Office of non-participation in Graduation ceremony.
Tuesday, May 14
If your student fails a course required for graduation or does not take a required final exam, he or she will not be able to participate in our graduation ceremony. If this circumstance arises, you will be notified no later than 4 PM on Tuesday, May 14.
Wednesday, May 15
Local Scholarship Awards Night, 7 PM in the Cary-Grove Auditorium
You will be notified if your student is receiving recognition this evening. Please notify Mrs. Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student has received a scholarship from their intended school and would like to have it added to our scrolling video of award recipients at Local Scholarship Awards Night. We will need a headshot photo in jpeg format along with the name of the accepted scholarship and school of choice.
The seniors' last full day of attendance will be Wednesday, May 15.
Wednesday, May 15
Final Day for Book Return AND Fee Payment for Seniors
Seniors must have all textbooks returned and fees/fines paid by 3 PM on Wednesday, May 15. Quarterly statements have been mailed home for those with outstanding balances. You may check Family Access online to be sure your account balance is zero. Please remind your senior that books should be turned in to Mrs. Marr in C6 as soon as they are no longer needed in order to avoid the line on May 16. Your student's participation in our Commencement Exercise may be in jeopardy if all of his or her textbooks have not been returned or if there are any outstanding fees/fines on your account.
Thursday, May 16
Senior Class Picture
The Senior Class picture will be taken at 7:30 AM prior to Graduation practice. Order envelopes for the photos will be distributed to seniors on April 10 and are also available in the front office until 7:15 AM on May 16. The completed order envelope along with the money must be turned into the photographer on the morning of May 16.
Thursday, May 16
Graduation practice will follow immediately after the picture is taken. All seniors will be given their tickets at graduation practice.
Senior Breakfast will follow graduation practice. Tickets are $40 if purchased after April 26. You must attend graduation practice to attend Senior Breakfast, and all students going to Senior Breakfast must be transported there by school bus. Although optional for seniors, Senior Breakfast is a tradition most enjoy. After graduation practice, students will board buses for D'Andrea's Banquet Hall in Crystal Lake; the buses will return the students to CGHS by noon. If you purchased your ticket online, make sure to have the receipt with you to get on the bus.
Saturday, May 18
Outdoor Graduation at 10:00 AM in the athletic stadium
We ask that immediate family sit in the home bleachers. All other guests are welcome to sit in the visitor bleachers or to find a place along the outside of the fence line of the track to view the ceremony. In the interest of fairness to all, we will officially open the gates for seating at 8:30 AM. NO SEATING WILL BE HONORED PRIOR TO THIS TIME. In the case of inclement weather, the exercises will be moved to the lower gymnasium (please see the details below).
Gymnasium Tickets for an Indoor Ceremony (in the event of inclement weather)
At graduation practice, seniors will each receive four reserved gymnasium seat tickets in the event that the ceremony needs to be held indoor due to inclement weather. These tickets may be used for gymnasium seating only. Please be advised that in order to accommodate all with gymnasium tickets, we will be tightly seated on what normally proves to be a hot and humid day.
Additional Seating in Auditorium (in the event of inclement weather)
Lottery forms for two additional graduation tickets for seating in the auditorium (simulcast) will be available in the main office from Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3. Lottery winners will receive the extra tickets in addition to their 4 reserved gymnasium tickets at graduation practice. We are hopeful that we will be able to provide all applicants with at least two tickets. We will be happy to fill additional requests beyond these two tickets if additional seats are still available.
Please call the Vice-Principal's Office at least two days before the ceremony if you will need handicapped seating for one or more of your ticket holders. We will be glad to arrange it for you.
Please join us after our Graduation Ceremony in our upper gym to meet and celebrate with The Class of 2019! This is one last great photo opportunity!
Prom will be held on Friday, April 26, at The Rosemont Convention Center. The cost is $75 per person. Please note each student AND each guest will need to fill out their own permission form. Due to reservation requirements, unfortunately we will not be able to offer refunds after April 19th. Additionally, no refunds will be issued to students in the event of a disciplinary action or an attendance issue on the day of prom, which results in the student's inability to attend prom.
While tickets for the Prom itself are always available to any eligible CG student (as an individual) or with a date, sign up for our wildly popular (and safe) Post-Prom activity supported by our Booster Club is unfortunately limited. We will be selling post-prom tickets on a first come and first served basis, prioritizing as many seniors as possible attending their last Prom and Post-Prom with us. Below are the details of the process that allow for the aforementioned prioritization and also minimize attendance issues during the school day. In the past four years, Post-Prom has NOT sold out; all students who wanted to, were able to attend this event.
Beginning the evening of Tuesday, April 9 from 6 PM to 9 PM Cary-Grove High School Seniors only, may sign up for Prom and Post-Prom in the Media Center on this date. Senior Cary-Grove students attending with another Senior Cary-Grove student will register from 6 PM until 7:30 PM, the Senior CG students attending with anyone other than a Cary-Grove senior student will register from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. If arriving after 7:30 PM, any CG senior/CG senior must go to the back of the line.
On the evening of Wednesday, April 10 from 6 PM to 8 PM any CG Junior and their date or CG Senior and their date (if they did not sign up on April 9) may sign up for Prom (and Post-Prom, until sold out). On this date there will be no priority given to CG seniors. Additional ticket sale dates are shown in the table below.
Prior to registration, all students and guests must EACH complete a permission form, have an online payment receipt or a check payable to CGHS, or cash along with all paperwork approved for guests.
Any change request to prom arrangements after the April 9 and 10 sale dates will require a $10 processing fee.
Prom letter https://goo.gl/dDXNhL
CG permission form https://goo.gl/u5U33L
Guest permission form https://goo.gl/dzVTZZ
Dress Code https://goo.gl/Wr1v7P
Post prom information https://goo.gl/GufGB6
Graduation sign information https://goo.gl/v23vck
Registration is now open for summer school courses. The deadline to register for semester one is April 26 and the second semester registration deadline is May 31. With the exception of driver’s education courses, all summer school courses will be held at Crystal Lake South High School located at 1200 S. McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. The main office number is (815) 455-3860. Driver’s education courses meet at the student’s home school.
For a full list of courses and registration information, please download the 2019 Summer School packet.
Unless otherwise noted, a ½-credit may be earned from successful completion of each semester of summer school coursework. Students may repeat courses they have previously passed, with the higher of the two grades entered on their permanent record. However, the student will only receive credit for the course once. Regardless of the course, all students must be present for the final exams.
The schedule for summer school is as follows, first semester begins Monday, June 3 and concludes Friday, June 21. Second semester begins Monday, June 4 and concludes Tuesday, July 16. Classes meet Monday through Friday. School will not be in session on July 4 or July 5. A daily class time schedule can be found below.
Daily Class Time Schedule Period 1 . . . . . . 7:30 - 8:20 a.m.Period 2 . . . . . . 8:25 - 9:20 a.m.Period 3 . . . . . . 9:25 - 10:20 a.m.Period 4 . . . . . . 10:25 - 11:20 a.m.Period 5 . . . . . . 11:25 a.m. - 12:20 p.m
2019 - 2020 Cary Grove Parking Application LOTTERY
D155 Parking Sticker Applications for the Lottery are now available for the 2019-2020 school year for the Class of 2021 (next year’s Juniors ONLY). Applications are available ONLINE only.
Applications will be accepted Monday, March 4th through Friday, March 15th by 3:00 pm**. All Class of 2021 students interested in parking in the Cary-Grove student close lot must:
1. Completely - fill out, submit online, and print the Online D155 Parking Sticker Application (you will receive an email confirmation of the information you submitted - print this) 2. Attach - a copy of the car registration AND a copy of your driver’s license (or permit)
3. Secure - these 3 items together and place them in the box provided in the Main Office
4. No payment is due at this time!
5. DUE DATE is by Friday, March 15th @ 3:00 p.m. – No Exceptions**
Eighty Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove High School students participated in a Mock Trial on December 7. Students prepared, planned, and organized this event by working with State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally and his office staff. Each year the cases are written by the Illinois State Bar Association for High School Mock Trials. Students from both Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove took on roles of defense and prosecutor attorneys, as well as witnesses and jurors from each school.
Student attorneys and witnesses prepared with a State's Attorney for one class period prior to the event and for about one hour before the event. During the trial, a State's Attorney sits with them and guides them during the opening statements, direct examination and indirect examination of witnesses as well as during the closing statements. This year, the Assistant State’s Attorneys Theresa V. Kaman and Brette Dunbar helped with Cary-Grove, and Michelle Clesceri and Bobby Zalud helped with Crystal Lake South.
“This has been a very successful and rewarding learning experience for our students and we hope to continue it in the future,” said Theresa Miller, Cary-Grove’s Business Education Teacher.
For the past three years, District 155 Business Law classes have been participating in Mock Trials at the McHenry County Government Center.
TICKETS SOLD OUTFor waitlist tickets for sold out performances please visit carygrovechoirs.org.
Friday, March 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cary-Grove High School Fine Arts Center
The music of Elvis comes alive in ALL SHOOK UP. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, ALL SHOOK UP follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever. ALL SHOOK UP is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.
District 155 offers early registration for select summer school elective courses. The following summer school courses are available for early registration: Consumer Education, U.S. History, and Visual Arts and Technology.
Early registration is now open. Payments must be made by February 1 to reserve a spot in the class for your student. Cash and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to "Community High School District 155."
Click here to download the information packet and registration form. The early elective registration packet includes course descriptions, semester schedules, class location and transportation schedules, and other important information. Please contact the student services office at your student's school if you have any questions about registration. Return completed registration forms to your student's school registrars.
Registration for all other summer school courses will begin in March. Parents will receive a summer school packet for general and special education classes via email.
Important Early Registration Dates:
Early Registration Begins: January 7, 2019
Pay by February 1 to reserve class spot
First Semester: June 3 - June 21
Second Semester: June 24- July 16
No classes July 4 & 5
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recognized 260 D155 students from the graduating class of 2019 as Illinois State Scholars, a prestigious honor.
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 757 high schools across the state. Students are selected based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.
“Our students take pride in their learning and our teachers are committed to providing engaging lessons. This prestigious honor recognizes our students’ hard work and academic achievements,” said Steve Olson, superintendent.
The full list of D155 students named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars are listed below:
Cary-Grove High School (70 Scholars)
Camargo Quintero, Juan
Cortes, Oscar Martin
Crystal Lake Central High School (54 Scholars)
St. John, Alyssa
Crystal Lake South High School (71 Scholars)
Prairie Ridge High School (65 Scholars)
District 155 proposed an estimated increased tax levy, however the district will pursue a state Property Tax Relief Grant which provides school districts an opportunity to lower the burden on local taxpayers. The district will permanently reduce its operating levy to flat or lower after the state notifies the district if it is awarded the grant in late January.
“We want our taxpayers to know we’re listening to them, and we understand their concerns about their tax bills. This year’s tax levy process, despite an estimated increase, will result in a savings to our taxpayers every year moving forward,” said Jeremy Davis, assistant superintendent of finance and operations.
The estimated savings for a $200,000 house is $53.14 for the District 155 portion of the tax bill. The tax rate for District 155 has dropped three consecutive years, and the tax rate is 12.7 percent less than it was in 2014.
“As one of the top performing districts in McHenry County, District 155 will have levied flat two of the past four years. We understand the impact great schools can have on local property values, and we’re proud to be part of a community that values education,” said Adam Guss, Board of Education president.