Principal’s Message

Dear TF South Seniors and Senior Families,

Today, May 14, marks a milestone as the State of Illinois has moved into the Bridge-to-Phase-Five public health mitigation status.  This includes increased capacity limits at outdoor, ticketed spectator events to 60%.  Due to this shift in capacity, we have done the math and will now be able to host ONE (not two) graduation ceremony that honors the entire Class of 2021 simultaneously.  I know this is something our students wanted badly and so long as we don't see any new mitigations put in place, I am excited to share this wonderful news.

Our new time for a singular graduation for ALL of the Class of 2021 will be 6:00 p.m. on Padjen Field on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with a rain date of Monday, June 28.  Seniors will need to arrive for staging in the Red Gym no later than 5:00 p.m.  The field gates will also open to spectators at 5:00 p.m.  All guests should be seated in the stands no later than 5:45 p.m.  This will be a ticketed event and each graduating Senior will receive four tickets.  The stage will be located near the end zone and guests will be able to sit on either side of the field with each set of stands having a fixed capacity limit.  Tickets will be available for pickup on Monday, June 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

More detailed information will be mailed home soon by our Pupil Personnel Office but I wanted to make sure you were all aware of the new time as soon as possible.  Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Sincerely in Your Service,
Jake Gourley, Principal

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