Beginning in October, and running through June, the Project Steering Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 7:15pm in the High School Library to plan the event. All are welcome to attend these short meetings. There are several committees, all of which need help.
Prior to the event, the various committees are at work preparing for the big day. Decorations are constructed, tickets prepared, t-shirts are designed and printed, chaperones are scheduled and prizes are purchased.
On the day of the event, setup begins shortly after school lets out at 12:15pm. Volunteers help transform the school with decorations. Chaperones are used during the event to help run games and activities, and the breakdown begins around 3:30am while the attendees are in the Theatre for the remainder of the program.
Help is needed for all of these important aspects of Project Graduation. We are always looking for more support! No amount of assistance is too little and no one who contacts us in advance is turned away! Typically, about 144 volunteers serve food, run games and activities, give out prizes, provide security, and help ensure a good time is had by all. Take an active role….this is or someday will be your child’s final high school event!
During Project Graduation the graduates and their guests have many activities to choose from to entertain themselves: carnival games, video-recording booth, large games, entertainment, plenty of food and prizes. Each year the event is slightly different.
Mounting such an event demands a budget. We have relied on the generosity of businesses, parents, civic organizations as well as the public. This support and commitment has allowed Project Graduation’s success to continue each year. We hold a few annual fundraisers such as our 50/50 in the Fall, and a Dinner Club in the Spring. Any donation, gift certificate or prize is greatly appreciated and is put to good use.