Principal’s Message

April 2022

To the Parents of Graduating Seniors:

Thornton Fractional South High School and the Class of 2022 wish to officially announce plans for their graduation ceremony.  The 2022 Commencement Program will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s red gymnasium.

Graduates must report to the auditorium promptly at 5:00 p.m. for check-in purposes, final instructions, and to form the procession line.  Guests of the graduates should plan to be seated no later than 5:45 p.m. as the doors to the red gym will close at 5:45 p.m. All guests will be required to have a ticket to enter the gym and will be required to be seated in the stands - no standing will be allowed.

The graduation ceremony is a dignified event and it can be one of the fondest memories of one’s high school experience.  Your assistance in helping to maintain the formality of the ceremony will be greatly appreciated as we share with you the joy that this momentous occasion brings.  We pledge to work with you to help make the graduation of the Class of 2022 a memorable one.


Jacob M. Gourley, Principal
John O’Rourke, Asst. Principal, PPS

Contact Information

Main Office: (708) 585-2000

Main Office Staff

Mr. Jake Gourley - Principal
(708) 585-2007

Mrs. LaQuesha Martin-Dean - Assistant Principal of Instruction
(708) 585-2008

Nicole Moore - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2007

Celeste Wiggins - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2005