JDHS Operation Graduation 2019
Mission: To provide a fun, safe, all-night celebration for Seniors to attend after the Ball.
Urgent: items & help still needed for event:
See online signup (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4caeaf22ab9-jdoperation)
Chipotle fund-raiser MONDAY 5/6 (4-8p)!
Dime Drive extended thru 5/10
Thank you to the following business/org donors:
The term "Operation Graduation" comes from a more nationally known event "Project Graduation", which is often a parent-coordinated event hosted around the graduation date to provide graduating seniors a safe environment to celebrate their graduation.
Romano Auto + iHeartMedia, Wegmans, Holy Cross Church
All JD PTGs (Jamesville Elem, Moses-DeWitt Elem, Tecumseh Elem, JDMS, JDHS)
JDFA, Bill Rapp Superstore, DeWitt Fire Dept, Konrad Developers LLC, Dr. Catania, Ruston's Diner
Thank you to the following families:
Antonucci, Baum, Brotzki, Cahill, Kesselring, Lombardi, Mannion, Mimaroglu, Myshrall, Pigula, Sartori, Schulman, Smith, Ristau
"Operation Graduation" is similar but hosted after the Ball, when (statistically) seniors are more likely to engage in risky behavior that results in accidents / fatalities.
The OpGrad event is…
Activities to include…
- Sat 6/1/2019 11:30pm – Sun 6/2/2019 3:00am.
New location: YMCA Fayetteville
- Includes a variety of fun activities, snack foods/beverages, and opportunities to win items!
- FREE to seniors & their dates.
- Paid for by fund-raisers and family/business donations.
- Planned & staffed by parent volunteers.
(we encourage senior participation in the planning & fund-raising where possible)
- Large scale inflatable obstacle course
- Large group games (basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, etc)
- Body / airbrush tattoo artist
- Large open style photo booth
- Lounging space
- Pool table / foosball / party games
- Video gaming
- And more!!
(sorry....the pool will not be open)
The event location, entertainment/activity vendors, food/bev, and prizes are all paid for with donations.
Ways to help…
- Tax-deductible cash donation (on behalf of a family or business)
Helpful to have by 5/18 (2 wks before event).
By check: payable to “JDHS Operation Graduation” (mail/bring to HS in envelope, attn “Operation Graduation”, incl your name+addr so we can thank you!).
- Product donation (décor/game supplies, food/bev, prizes)
Items needed by 5/31
See SignupGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4caeaf22ab9-jdoperation
NOTE: list will be periodically updated thru April
- Dime Drive
Submit by Monday 5/6
Did you know an average sized water bottle (16-20oz), filled with dimes, is equal to about $100?
We encourage ALL students to participate in the Dime Drive challenge!
Fill an empty water bottle with dimes/spare change, cap it off, and return it to the Main Office (with your name/grade on it!)
For each bottle, Seniors earn (1) bonus raffle ticket (to increase chance to win a prize at the event).
Grade 9-11 students earn a chance to win a JD shirt.
- Bottle Drive
Thank you for all the tremendous support - this is a BIG source of revenue for OpGrad!!
Coordinator, Kieran O’Connor (oconnorKieranR@gmail.com)
- Chipotle fund-raisers
Monday 5/6 (4-8p) @ Erie Blvd location
We earn 1/3 of the proceeds from this fund-raising event! (thank you, Chipotle!)
Tell them it's for "JD Operation Graduation" & we get part of sale!
Help at the event
(general) Karen Ortega (kmOrtega1425@gmail.com, home: 315-449-2903)
(décor/setup) Kerri Aitken, kerriDaitken@gmail.com
ATTN Junior parents......coordinators wanted for OpGrad-Class of 2020
Next year’s Seniors will need a committee of parents to plan their party!
Who’s game? Contact Ronna Louise, ronna_Louise@yahoo.com
Bottle Drive coordinator for 2019-2020
Oversee bottle collections (5 Saturday dates, Senior & parent volunteers help at each date).
BIG part of our fund-raiser (nothing for people to buy!).
See Kieran O’Connor (oConnorKieranR@gmail.com)
(chairperson) Ronna Louise, ronna_Louise@yahoo.com
(treasurer) Jeanette Myshrall
(fundraising/donations) Jeanette Myshrall
(bottle drive) Kieran O'Connor
(venue/security/transportation) Ronna Louise
(theme/decorations/party planning) Kerri Aitken
(entertainment) Ilyssa Moskow
(food/bev) Diane Schulman + Fran Barbuto
(prizes/raffle items) Mark Schulman
(volunteer mgmt) Karen Ortega
Facebook (“J-D Operation Graduation”)