Project Graduation

PG 2018

When Spring rolls around, only one thing is on the minds of high school seniors across the country: GRADUATION! As a rite of passage, graduation night is a night to be proud, to celebrate achievements, and to look forward to the future. Unfortunately, it historically has also been one of the most deadly nights for teens.

The name “Project Graduation” was coined more than twenty years ago by planners in Maine, after a particularly deadly graduation season took its toll. Maine’s first Project Graduation was such a success that high schools throughout the U.S. adopted similar programs and “Project Graduation” became a generic name for chemical-free graduation parties that celebrate safety.

Project Graduation is a FREE all night party on graduation night (TBD) with free food, DJ/dancing, Monte Carlo games, caricatures, laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, miniature golf, arcade games, TONS OF PRIZES, and much, much more!

Prizes last year included bikes, TV, laptop, FORECASTLE tickets, microwaves, refrigerators, wireless speakers, ENO, gift cards, college gift baskets, dorm supplies and lot of other great stuff.

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dMHS Project Graduation 2018

Seniors sign in at Malibu Jack’s from 11:00pm – 12:30am. Once admitted, NO departures will be allowed until 5:00 am. Parents will be notified if anyone who is registered does not check in. Security and supervision provided.

Registration forms have been mailed out, or you can download here. Forms MUST be completed and returned to Manual’s office in order to attend – the sooner the better to be eligible for prize drawings on May 11, 18 and 25.

Because this is a free event, DONATIONS and VOLUNTEERS are vital. The cost of this event is over $18,000, in addition to prizes. ALL Manual parents are encouraged to donate; remember, your student(s) will be participating before you know it. All monies raised will help pay for the event, and all donations will be acknowledged in the Manual POST e-Newsletter.

Suggested donation levels (make checks payable to duPont Manual Project Graduation and mail to: duPont Manual Project Graduation PTSA, 120 W. Lee Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208). Click here for form.

____ Worried Parental Unit ($50 and under)
____ Fabulous Friend ($50 – $100)
____ Loving Supporter ($101 – $150)
____ Fairy Godparent ($151 – $200)
____ Guardian Angel ($201 – $250)
____ Beautiful Benefactor ($251 – $300)
____ Special Sponsor ($301 – $999)
____ Prestigious Patron ($1,000 and above)

Items that can be used for prizes and raffles are welcome, and appreciated, especially items that may be used for college. Examples include:

  • Small Electronics
  • Microwaves (dorm room sized)
  • iPods/iPads
  • Gift Cards
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • Furniture
  • Room Decorations
  • Luggage

You can conveniently purchase food and raffle items via our Amazon Wish List for the senior celebration. There are items from just $10+ and they will be delivered directly to the committee if you select Karen Kiesel (Project Graduation) for shipping (free if you have Amazon Prime).

We also need MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Watch for a signup link via MySchoolAnywhere email soon.

Email for more info or with questions. 

Thank you to our generous 2019 contributors below: