Graduation 2024

Lee's Summit West High School

Lee's Summit West High School Graduation Information

  • May 22, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Cable Dahmer Arena
  • Doors Open at 5:30pm
  • For additional information regarding Cable Dahmer Arena such as bag policy, cameras & recording devices, prohibited items, etc., please visit:
  • The primary contact of each senior listed in PowerSchool during the 2023-24 registration process will receive 9 tickets for graduation.

We are pleased to offer our LSW families the opportunity to watch the graduation ceremony online through live streaming.

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Project Grad Parent Letter

Seniors parents have recieved a project grad letter from lee's summit west. If parents have not recieved one they can click the link above to view the letter.

Project Grad GoKart Release

If seniors are going to project grad they would need to fill out the GoKart release form inorder to participate in the activity. This form is found by clicking the link above.

Project Grad Event Info and FAQs

Project Grad is set to be on May 22nd, 2024 from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at PowerPlay. More information is found by clicking the link above.

Graduation Ticketing Procedures

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 8:00am-8:00pm

  • The primary contact of each senior listed in PowerSchool during the 2023-24 registration process will receive 9 tickets for graduation.
  • Two additional tickets are available for non-residential parents/guardians listed in PowerSchool, again for those who were identified as of the 2023-24 registration process.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to pick them up on Wednesday, May 8th from 8:00am until 8:00pm at the main entrance of LSW. All tickets must be picked up in person by the parent, after all student obligations are met.

All tickets will be general admission (first come, first serve). In addition, we will continue our senior yard sign tradition and have them available for pick up to honor your LSW 2024 senior. If you are not available all day on Wednesday, May 8th please come to the main office between 8:30am and 3:00pm, at your earliest convenience beginning Thursday, May 9th. All tickets must be picked up by 3pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. Students are NOT allowed to pick up graduation tickets.

Cable Dahmer Arena

19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055

  • For more information about ADA seating and accommodations, please contact the Cable Dahmer Arena box office at 816-442-6100 or
  • For additional information regarding Cable Dahmer Arena such as bag policy, cameras & recording devices, prohibited items, etc., please visit:

Senior Checkout Procedures

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

  • Graduates will not receive a cap and gown or be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony until all academic obligations have been met, all fines have been resolved and community service has been completed.
  • Seniors last day will be May 15th and include a senior breakfast, senior meeting, checkout process, and end with our senior assembly.
  • Each eligible senior will receive their cap and gown at approximately 10:30am in the courtyard.

Graduate Processional Procedures

Doors open at 5:30pm. Graduates should arrive at Gate 2, located on the south side of Cable Dahmer Arena, no later than 6pm on Wednesday, May 22nd, bringing with them their cap, gown, and tassel.

  • Purses, bags or extra items are not allowed in the venue or into the ceremony.
  • Once inside Gate 2, each senior needs to pick up their issued name card showing his/her name. There will be four tables where the name cards will be issued to students. Graduates will get their card based on the last name of their advisory teacher. ** Seniors must see Mr. Good or Mrs. Krinke at Senior Check out to verify name pronunciation.
  • Seniors will stand with their advisory group behind the stage inside Cable Dahmer Arena until they are notified to line up to begin the graduation ceremony.
  • The processional will begin at 7:00pm and graduates will walk in a single file line along each side of the floor. Graduates will circle to the middle aisle walking single file to where they will remain for the ceremony.
  • Following the processional, the seniors will remain standing and be seated by the first student speaker.
  • Following the presentation of the class by Dr. Maid, seniors will stand by row and proceed to the stage. Then students will cross the stage and receive a diploma cover as their names are read from the cards. GRADUATES MUST HAVE THEIR NAME CARD AND BE WITH THEIR ADVISOR IN ORDER TO CROSS THE STAGE.
  • After all diploma covers have been presented, seniors will rise for the affirmation and moving of the tassels (left to right). The seniors will then recess out of the arena through Gate 1 from back to front rows directly out of the arena. Seniors may pick up diplomas at the designated area directly behind the stage after the graduation ceremony. Diplomas that are not picked up on the evening of graduation will be available for pick up after school hours beginning on May 23rd.


Additional Info

Graduation Picture Form

You can pre-order online at or mail the form with payment to the address on the form.

Senior Final Schedule

Monday, May 13th & Tuesday, May 14th

Rules of Conduct

Cable Dahmer Arena is happy to share their facilities as a service to the community. The following rules of conduct are established for groups using their facilities and grounds.

Appropriate Dress

Please be sure to read and adhere to the dress code for graduation. Appropriate dress must be worn.

Project Grad Gift Cards

Hello, Senior Parents!! As it gets closer to graduation, please consider picking up some gift cards to donate to Project Grad. These will be used as prizes given out during the event on May 22nd.

Project Grad Volunteers

Project Grad is a way for the 2024 seniors to celebrate graduation together and we need parent volunteers. We will be departing the LSW parking lot no later than 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd. In order to provide seniors with this opportunity to spend one last evening together as a class, we need your help!

Lee’s Summit West High School provides a rigorous education that empowers each learner to become a responsible, productive member in a diverse and changing world.


Contact Us

Our Address

2600 SW Ward Road
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64082

Email Us

Project Grad:
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Facebook: @lswprojgrad
Instagram: @gradlsw
Twitter: @gradlsw