Graduating students must have completed all graduation requirements by May 17, 2020 in order to participate in the ceremony.

    Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held on July 20, 2020, 8:00 pm at the Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas. Seniors should report to the Northeast entry at 7:00 pm. Gates will open at 7:15 for families with ADA accomodations. The main doors will open at 7:30 pm for seating. Please have your seat assignments with you and your tickets to enter. All family members MUST wear a mask for entry. Once you are in your seats, you may remove your mask. We ask that you re-mask for exiting the stadium.

    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.


    Baccalaureate will be streaming at 7pm on July 19th, 2020. Will post URL when available. 


  • Senior Breakfast/ Senior Class Picture/Yearbook Distribution Day

    * BRING YOUR CAP, GOWN and STOLE.* Senior Breakfast will be on May 14th and begin promptly at 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Seniors will then move to the fieldhouse where the Senior Class Picture will be taken. Seniors may pick up their yearbook after their Senior Class Picture is taken. Underclassmen will follow a special schedule and will be dismissed to yearbook distribution at 1:55 pm. 


    Caps and gowns will be distributed during lunch in the cafeteria by the Josten’s representative on May 5, 2020. Payment will need to be made at that time. Any questions regarding cap and gown purchase and distribution should be directed to Jeff Enger at Josten’s 816.523.4900.


    Last Senior Meeting – The last Senior Meeting for the Class of 2020 will be held on May 5, 2020 at 8:00 am on the Mezzanine of the Fieldhouse. This meeting is MANDATORY for all seniors. Tickets for the commencement ceremony will be distributed at this meeting.

    Last Day for Seniors – Provided all goes well May 12, 2020 will be 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 – The Goldbeck Company will be at north to take the Big Senior Picture in the field house during lunch on September 5th, 2019. Pictures may be purchased the next day during lunch.

    Senior Class Picture with Cap and Gown – The senior class will be gathered for a group picture in the Fieldhouse immediately following rehearsal on May 14, 2020. Jim Reed from the Reed Portrait Group will be the photographer for this picture. Seniors need to bring their cap/gown/stole to this photo session. These photos will be available free of charge after graduation. The 2020 Senior class will receive an email when they are ready for pick up.

    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. Dice Photography’s contact information is also listed on your graduation ticket stub. 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


    KNET will be live streaming the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm at northnationmedia.com


    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. 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 May 18, 2020. Graduates who participate in the ceremony and do not have outstanding debts will receive their diplomas the day of the ceremony.



    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 or at your Senior Advisor’s table. (Tip – bring your cap and gown bag with you to place your items in which you need to leave with your advisor.  The bag has your name and makes for easy retrieval.)  You can pick your items up with your diploma after the recession, while turning in your cap and gown.

    4. Do not chew gum.

    5. Please keep your name card in your possession 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. Jacobs’ direction.