George Washington Middle School

Welcome to George Washington Middle School

8th grade Graduation Logistics

May 6th, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

               We are excited that graduation is only a month away. Important information about the upcoming event:


  • Each graduate will be provided 3 tickets on June 4th
  • Lost tickets will not be replaced, and we cannot give out additional tickets
  • Handicapped seating is available; please contact the main office (708-783-4200)
  • Parking is available in the GWMS parking lot, the district parking lot, and on Leland & Joliet Avenue
  • Please use doors 3, 4 and 16 to enter the building

Graduation Dress Requirements

  • Boys: Shirt and tie along with dress pants and dress shoes
  • Girls: Dress, skirt or dress pants and dress shoes

Parent Information

  • Please refrain from clapping, whistling and yelling during the ceremony. We want all parents to be able to hear their son/daughters name announced
  • No balloons, large floral arrangements, etc., will be allowed in the gym during the ceremony. If you bring them, you will be requested to return them to your car
  • Van Gogh will be onsite and taking pictures, and parents can order pictures through them
  • Please take pictures before the event, as students turn in their gowns after the ceremony. Students keep their graduation cap and tassel. Students can appropriately decorate the top of their caps.
  • Students will exit the big gym and head to the small gym immediately after the ceremony; Parents should wait in the big gym for their students to return