Commencement for the Class of 2021 is  planned for May 23rd, 2021 at 9am. Children's Mercy Park - 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

    Dress - – Baccalaureate and Commencement are ceremonies that require special dress. Gowns should be hung in the bathroom while showering to steam out the wrinkles, or press with a cool iron. Students will not be allowed to decorate, write or display any written statements or symbols on caps, gowns or stoles. Caps should be worn straight with tassels on the right side. Men should wear dress shirts and ties, dress slacks (long pants – no jeans) and dress shoes (no tennis shoes or flip flops). Ladies should also wear dress shoes (although stiletto heels will not be allowed) and dresses that are not visible below the hem of their gown or dress shirt and slacks. Hairstyles must permit the proper fit of caps. Flowers or jewelry should not be worn on caps, gowns or stoles.


    2021 Graduation Children's Mercy Park Important Information

    2021 Graduation Parking Map




    Virtual Baccalaureate, May 21, 2021 7pm. The link for this production will be sent out close to the event. 



  • Senior Meeting/Senior Breakfast/Yearbook Distribution Day

    May 19th, 8:30 am, Senior Breakfast. Followed by a mandatory Senior Meeting. At this meeting seniors will learn about the graduation ceremony details. Also that morning they will receive an envelope with their diploma, certificates, immunization records and programs for the graduation ceremony. *Your senior survey MUST BE COMPLETED before you can receive your packet. This survey will be sent out via email on May 3rd from the Counseling Office. You will have until May 18th to complete.*  Yearbooks will also be distributed at that time. 



    Cap and Gown distribution is set for April 23, 26, 29 and 30th. 


     Last Day for Seniors – May 11, 2021 is the last day for seniors to attend classes. Dismissal time will be 3:15 pm. Seniors will be expected to have their lockers completely cleaned out (pictures, tape, writing, books etc). Any writing on lockers must be completely cleaned off by the end of the day or you will not be processed for graduation and you will be placed on the LNHS Debtor’s List. Items left in lockers are not considered “returned”.


    Senior Portraits – Reed Portrait Group will be taking senior cap and gown pictures in the LMC at Liberty North, July 8th through the 12th. Contact RPG for an appointment time, 816.436.5550.

    Big Senior Picture – Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to have this picture taken. A composite of the entire senior class has been distributed with senior signs or you can pick one up in the main office at North. 

    Graduation Ceremony Pictures - Pictures of each of the graduates will be taken during the ceremony by a professional photography service, Dice Photography, 816.781.2956. You will receive some preliminary information from them shortly after graduation. Videos of the ceremony may be purchased by contacting Channel 18 at channel18@liberty53.org. The cost of the video is $20.00.

Important Senior Documents


    Graduation on May 23 will be streamed live free of charge on YouTube//NorthNation Media beginning at 8:45 am.  After the live ceremony, you can purchase a download copy for $5 HERE to have as a keepsake. Money is a fundraiser for the broadcasting program. 


    Debts – Diplomas, transcripts and grade cards will be withheld from any student with a debt owed to the high school.  All debts must be paid prior to graduation, remuneration will not occur at the ceremony.  Paying the fee, returning the object or presenting receipt or note from the teacher/coach or sponsor regarding the debt to Mrs. Rigg or Mrs. Kinder will clear the obligation.  Fines may be paid in the Administration Office.  Objects left in lockers or in classrooms are not considered as “returned” and students will not be removed from the obligation list until the teacher/sponsor or coach confirms the return of the item to inventory.


    Graduates who do not intend to participate in commencement exercises and do not have outstanding debts may pick up their diplomas at North on or after the Monday after graduation. Graduates who participate in the ceremony and do not have outstanding debts will receive their diplomas in their packets at the Senior meeting.



    1. Your cap should be flat on top of your head.Tassel should be on the right and out of your face.No adornment is allowed on your cap or gown.It must be free of corsages, glitter and jewelry.

    2. Wear dress shoes.Avoid a trip, make certain your shoes are tied and ladies should watch heel height.

    3. Cell phones, cameras, IPods, car keys, purses, etc. need to be left with family.

    4. Do not chew gum.

    5. Please keep your name card in your possessio, you must present it to the announcer.If your name is difficult to pronounce please write your name phonetically on your card.

    6. Pause and smile at the person presenting your diploma, accept your diploma in your left hand and shake hands with your right hand.Once all graduates have received their diploma you will move your tassel from the right to the left as a class under Dr. Kurth's direction.