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 (JCPS will set date later this year) 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.

Click here to see a video clip from last year’s event.

Follow @dmhsPG on Twitter for new information.

dMHS Project Graduation 2018

Seniors sign in at Malibu Jack’s during a designated time (determined once graduation ceremony time is set by JCPS). 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 will be mailed out, and MUST be completed and returned to Manual’s office in order to attend. 

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

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

Email for more info or with questions. 

Thank you to our generous 2017 volunteers and contributors below:

Thomas & Donna Riedel Manual PTSA
Otis & Linda Brown Kroger
Tom & Kim Koenig Heine Brothers
Gretchen & William Davis Puzzle’s Fun Dome
William & Sarah Wagers Velvet Ice Cream
Gray & Mary Jo Smith Lula’s Frozen Yogurt
Emily & Rodney Joseph Folz Blaze Pizza
Mitchell & Patricia Kline YPAS Producers
Scott & Sondra Wojciak  Crimson Mission
John & Ann Stromberg  United Parcel Service
Yelena Medvedovskaya & Vladislav Gomonuk  Korrect Optical
Joseph & Krista Froedge  University of Alabama
Lisa Sandfer  Vanderbilt University
Todd & Wende Raderer  Bellarmine University
Bruce & Susan Bridges  Northern Kentucky University
Tommy & Kelly Haile  Indiana University Bloomington
Stephanie & Mark Henry  Western Kentucky University
David & Jennifer Schaaf  University of Cincinnati 
Catherine Zink  Centre College
Timothy & Elizabeth Jolly  Integrity Staffing
Aaron & Yu Matthews  
Carla Jones  
Laura Moore  
Nina Litvinova & Valeriy Klinberg  
Stephen Roszell & Mary Bouldin  
Christine Orms  
Amy & Matt Doctrow  
David & Karen Draper  
Thomas & Barbara Coffield  
Dan & Kitty Zink  
Joseph & Penny DeVenuto  
Richard & Leslie King  
Penny & Kent Vincent  
Anne & Chris Cieminski  
Jeffrey & Jennifer Tuvlin  
Manish Talatu  
Lisa & Bruce Anderson  
Jill & Franklin Jelsma  
Catherine & Roy Hoagland III  
Laura Bollinger  
Stephanie & Michael Kuntz  
Brian & Amy Kopp  
Jennifer & Craig Siegenthaler  
Steve Korner & Christine Poelma  
Peggy & Bryan Loy  
Nancy Carnes  
Emily Digenis & Hunter Sattich  
Suzanne Slaughter  
Jerome & Melissa Pascua  
Ellen & Chris Glazier  
Steven Goldstein & Stacy Cambron  
Steven Shircliff  
Tammy Bilbro  
Stephanie Hagan  
Joseph Walsh & Maria Schweichler  
Christian Jensen  
Matthew & Abby Cissell  
Elizabeth Nicholson  
Randall & Lynn Pearson  
Steven & Allison Deckel  
Marilyn Moore  
R & D Schatz  
Alex & Theresa Reymundo  
Michael & Sherri Lankford  
Kevin & Carolyn Horsley  
John Olash  
Mary Jo Smith  
Dianna Preece & John Drury  
Barbie & Howard Evans  
Yelena & Alex Ioffe  
Annadurai Rajaram & Kalaimathi Annadurai  
Mimi Vickery  
Robert & Captain Sabrina Byron  
Boutell Family  
Marilyn & Jeff Doerr  
Paula Hutchins  
Jerry & Christy Henderson  
Spalding Family  
Shannon Evans  
Jean & Thomas Tierney  
Lisa Jackson & William Betsill Jr  
Marty Humphreys  
Jie Zhou & Hui Shao