How do we sign up for Senior pictures? Senior pictures should be scheduled directly with HR Root. Contact them directly to set up your session.
How do we order caps and gowns? These orders are done directly with Herff Jones. Contact information:
By Phone: 1-815-756-4743
By Mail: Herff Jones
901 N. 1st Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Seniors can pick up their caps and gowns in the BHS cafeteria on:
Wednesday, May 12th 11:30 – 1:30 (In-Person Students)
1:30 – 2:30 (Remote Learners)
Thursday, May 13th 12:00 – 2:00 (Any Senior)
How do I order a senior yard sign? Orders for customized yard signs from BHS were due on March 15th.For families who ordered senior signs, they will be distributed on the following dates in the BHS Atrium (Main St. side):
Monday, April 19th from 12:30-2:30
Tuesday, April 20th from 12:30-2:30
Thursday, April 22nd from 12:30-2:30
For families who did not order and would like to celebrate their graduate, Herff Jones sells yard signs. You can get more information from their website: http://herffjonesil.com/
What about early graduates? Early graduates can participate in graduation. They may not participate in spring extra-curricular activities. Early grads will still have access to their BPS email and should check occasionally for updates. Parents of early grads will not receive Messenger emails after December 2020.
We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating our seniors outdoors at NIU (map here) in one ceremony. One of our seniors’ key requests was a single ceremony where they can all be together. A reminder that the dates are Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00 pm with a rain date of Thursday, May 27th at 7:00 pm. The use of a rain date will be announced using our email and text/phone messenger system, school website, and social media. This determination will be made by the NIU staff. We will make every effort to make this decision as early as possible so families can make plans.
This video gives graduates and their guests instructions for attending the Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony at NIU’s Huskie Stadium (1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115):
Each graduate will be given seven (7) tickets for graduation. We cannot distribute any additional tickets to graduates or their families. The ceremony will be held at NIU’s Huskie Stadium.
Other new information:
Guidelines from NIU:
The graduation ceremony was streamed live on this page on May 26th. Here is the recording:
|March/April TBA||Graduation Announcements Available for Pickup||Atrium|
|March 8th||Informational Meeting for Students Interested in Speaking at Graduation at 2:45 p.m.||D103|
|April 8th||Auditions for Graduation Speakers||Windmill Room (A101)|
|April 19th, 20th, & 22nd||Yard Sign Pickup (For Those Who Pre-Ordered)||Atrium
|April 25th||Senior Recognition Night Form Due||Classroom Link (For Seniors)|
|May 12th||Senior Recognition Night||Virtual|
|May 12th & 13th||Cap & Gown Pickup||Cafeteria
Wednesday, May 12th 11:30- 2:30 Thursday, May 13th 12:00 – 2:00
|May 21st||Last Day To Pay Fines||PowerSchool or BHS Business Office|
|May 21st||Last Day for Seniors|
|May 21st||Final Transcript Requests Due||Click Here|
|May 25th & 26th||Envelope Pickup (Required For All Seniors)||Atrium
Tuesday, May 25th from 8 am – 2 pm
Wednesday, May 26th from 8 am – 12 pm
|May 26th||Graduation||NIU Huskie Stadium 7 pm|
|May 27th||Rain Date for Graduation||NIU Huskie Stadium 7 pm|
|June 30th||All Class of 2021 BPS accounts will be shut down on June 30th||Directions For Saving Data|
Families can choose to purchase graduation announcements from Herff Jones. If you did order announcements, Herff Jones will be here in March. Herff Jones will send out an announcement and it will be posted on our website.
The deadline to order or reserve your cap & gown is December 1, 2020. A $10.00 late fee will be applied to all orders and reservations placed after this date.
There are three ways to do this:
Herff Jones is the official supplier of caps & gowns, graduation products, class rings, and letter jackets. View and order these items online at www.HerffJonesIL.com
New this year, students get to keep their cap and gown. There is no return process.
There will be no in-person rehearsal this year. Students and parents will receive a video the week before graduation describing what they should expect at NIU.
Students who are receiving scholarships or other achievements and wish to be recognized at our Senior Honors Night will need to join the Google Classroom linked here and complete the information tasks assigned. All information and documentation needs to be submitted by April 25th.
All members of the Batavia Class of 2021 are invited to a special Senior Prom!
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 90 minute time slots beginning at 4:00 pm
Attire: Formal optional
All seniors attending will sign up to come to the high school for a 90 minute time slot. For the first 30 minutes you will be able to socialize, take pictures, and listen to music. Then you will join Mind Reader Jacob Mayfield for an interactive experience full of music and comedy. Finally, you will dine around the world at BHS with various food vendors from the area. You will also get your chance at winning various prizes. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot for check in. Students should park in the Wilson Street parking lot and enter through the main ticket booth. The majority of the event will be held on the track in Bulldog Stadium
The ticket link will go live on April 26 at 7:00 AM. The link will be sent to seniors through their BPS email. You will be signing up for a 90-minute time slot. The hour slots are available every 30 minutes. Each time slot can hold up to 45 people, so make sure you sign up with your friends! We will continue to open time slots as needed.
This will be an outdoor event, weather permitting. A decision will be made by 10 am on the day of the event and posted to BHS social media pages if the event needs to move inside.
This is a BHS senior event only. Guest passes will not be allowed. No outside food, drink, or extra belongings will be allowed in the event. All bags will be searched. Please leave personal belongings in your car. No reentry once you leave the event.
You will need to fill out a Covid screener prior to arriving at BHS. Facemasks and social distancing must be followed at all times, along with all Covid procedures set in place by the CDC.
If you need financial assistance please contact your counselor.