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JDHS Operation Graduation 2020

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 will be held at AMF Strike 'N' Spare Lanes in Mattydale on Sat. May 30 - 11:30 pm -  Sun. May 31 - 3:00 am

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 - December 7, February 8, 2020, May 2, 2020
Thank you for all the tremendous support - this is a BIG source of revenue for OpGrad!!
Coordinator, Amy Harle (, Jeni Leslie (, Dawn Sullivan (

Help at the event
Sign-Up Genius link will be provided soon.
(general volunteer information) Nancie Romano (
(décor/setup) TBD
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 -
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!).

2020 Committee
(chairperson)  Amy Harle,
(treasurer)  Carrie Roadarmel,
(bottle drive)  Amy Harle, Jeni Leslie , Dawn Sullivan
(theme/decorations/party planning) 
(prizes/raffle items) 
(volunteer mgmt) Nancie Romano
Follow us:
Facebook (“J-D Operation Graduation”)
Twitter (@JDopgrad)




Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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