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.
"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…
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 5/16 (2 weeks before event).
By check: payable to “JDHS Operation Graduation” (mail/bring to HS in envelope, Attn: Operation Graduation, include your name+address so we can thank you!).
- Product donation (décor/game supplies, food/bev, prizes)
Items needed by 5/30/2020
See SignupGenius: link will be provided soon
NOTE: list will be periodically updated thru April
- Dime Drive
Submit by Monday 5/4/2020
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 - September 7, December 7, February 8, 2020, May 2, 2020
- Chipotle fundraisers
TBD @ 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
Sign-Up Genius link will be provided soon.
(general volunteer information) Nancie Romano (email@example.com
ATTN Junior parents......coordinators wanted for OpGrad-Class of 2021
Next year’s Seniors will need a committee of parents to plan their party!
Who’s game? Contact Amy Harle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bottle Drive coordinator for 2020-2021
Oversee bottle collections (5 Saturday dates, Senior & parent volunteers help at each date).
BIG part of our fund-raiser (nothing for people to buy!).
(chairperson) Amy Harle, email@example.com
(treasurer) Carrie Roadarmel, firstname.lastname@example.org
(fundraising/donations) Melissa Braun,
(bottle drive) Amy Harle, Jeni Leslie email@example.com , Dawn Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
(volunteer mgmt) Nancie Romano email@example.com
Facebook (“J-D Operation Graduation”)