Principal’s Message

March 2019
To the Parents of Graduating Seniors:

Thornton Fractional South High School and the Class of 2019 wish to officially announce plans for their graduation ceremony.   The 2019 Commencement Program will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 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 5:55 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.  It can be one of the fondest memories of one’s high school experience.  With that in mind, we ask that all parents and guests remain quietly seated throughout the program.  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 2019 the best in our school’s history.

Please see the Graduation Guidelines for more information.


Jacob M. Gourley, Principal

John O’Rourke, Assistant Principal Pupil Personnel Services

Contact Information

Main Office: (708) 585-2000

Main Office Staff

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

Mrs. Becky Szuba - Assistant Principal of Instruction
(708) 585-2008

Chris Mahoney - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2007

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