• Project Graduation 2018
    The theme for this year’s event is A Sweet Ending To A New Beginning. Our Project Grad Parent Committee has been working extremely hard to ensure this celebration will be packed with memorable times for our seniors. There will be a nationally known hypnotist to entertain the graduates, inflatables, games, food, dancing, decorations, photo booth, AND FABULOUS PRIZES! The party will be going strong from 10:30pm-3:30am, May 15th after graduation inside Northwest High School.


    Senior Parents and Supporters: 

    Our next Project Graduation meeting will be held on Monday, April 9 at 7:00pm. If you have ordered a 2018 yard sign for your graduate, they will be available at this meeting for pick up. If you have not yet ordered a yard sign, you still have time! Final deadline for ordering a yard sign will be April 1st. Also at this meeting, you and your family will have the opportunity to sign up to chaperone on the night of Project Graduation.


    Project Graduation will be held on May 15th, after the graduation ceremony, from 10:30pm-3:30am at NWHS. We have been working extremely hard over the past 9 months to ensure this evening is filled with memorable times for each of our graduates. There will be inflatables, games, food, photos and a hypnotist coming from Florida to entertain our graduates – plus drawings for awesome prizes! We want our Seniors to feel excited about celebrating together, one last time, in a safe and inclusive environment. This fun filled event is parent led and relies entirely upon the support of you and others. If you have not yet sent in the $25.00 Project Graduation donation per student, please consider doing so at this time.


    Project Graduation is also working to create a DVD presentation, which will be shown during the graduation ceremony at Koch Arena.  This presentation will include your graduates cap and gown photo along with a baby/toddler photo of your graduate. In order for this to be a success, we need each of you to email a baby/toddler picture (no more than 2 pictures) of your Senior to the email address’ below, no later than Monday, April 30th.  You can also purchase a copy of this DVD for $10, which will be given to your Senior at Project Graduation.


    Jessica Groverjlgrover1@gmail.com

    Kelli Laroseellelarose@icloud.com


    Our committee has created t-shirts based on our theme, “Sweet Ending to a New Beginning”, with a list of all Senior names on the back.  You can view the t-shirt design on the website at https://www.usd259.org/domain/2710.  If you or a family member are interested in volunteering, you can purchase a volunteer t-shirt as well.  Be sure to include t-shirt sizes on the order form below.  Last day to order t-shirts will be April 9th.


    Thank you so much for your support and helping to make this a memorable event for our Seniors!!


    Helpful Links

    Peace of Mind Agreement
    Donation Request Letter for Businesses
    Tshirt Order Form
    DVD Order Form
    Baby, Toddler, Memory Photo Submission for DVD 


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    Northwest High School PG 2018

    What is Project Graduation?
    Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States, in which adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events involving alcoholic or other drugs.

    In 1979, the community of Oxford Hills, Maine experienced seven alcohol and drug related teen deaths during the commencement season of that year. In the wake of these tragedies, the community rallied together to offer the next year’s seniors a safe and alternative event.  The party was held at the local fair grounds and called “Project Graduation”. The event was a huge success and became the model for the nation, helping to protect the lives of graduating seniors in all states. To read the original 1980 newspaper article, click here

    Project Graduation has become much more than an event that occurs on graduation night. It is a community-wide planning process that strives to create a caring, supportive and SAFE drug and alcohol free environment for our teenagers during this very exciting time in their lives.


    Dates To Remember
    January 29th – Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A - % of sales support Project Grad (21st & Maize Location)
    February 2nd – Homecoming B-Ball Game - Raffle Ticket Sales for a chance to win Pink Concert Tickets
    February 5th & 7th - Conferences -Raffle Ticket Sales for a chance to win Pink Concert Tickets
    February 12th - Project Grad Planning Meeting 7pm (NWHS Commons)
    February 13th – Home B-Ball Game - Raffle Ticket Sales for a chance to win Pink Concert Tickets
    February 20th – SENIOR Night B-Ball Game - Raffle Ticket Sales for a chance to win Pink Concert Tickets
    February 22nd – Lunch Sales Support Project Grad –  Loaded Nachos & A Drink - $5
    February 24th – Vendor Fair/Quartermania – FINAL sale of Raffle Tickets for chance to win Pink Tickets
    March 12th - Project Grad Planning Meeting 7pm (NWHS Commons)
    April 9th - Project Grad Planning Meeting 7pm (NWHS Commons)
    May 15th – Graduation Ceremony at Koch Arena


    If your senior has not submitted their Peace of Mind Agreement to attend the Project Graduation celebration then turn it in ASAP! Your senior won’t want to miss this after-graduation celebration to be held at NW from 10:30pm-3:30am. Every senior in attendance will win a prize and have other opportunities to win big prizes. (List of prizes to be added soon.)

    Print the form from the link above, complete it and return it by Friday, May 11.


    Please consider taking part in this fun and memorable event. Remember, we are doing this for all our seniors! What is needed to run this event is lots of VOLUNTEERS! We need as many of you as possible to help serve food, supervise inflatables, monitor exits, oversee party games, and help with prizes. Please contact our Chaperone Coordinator, Angie Zeorlin, Angela.Zeorlin@wichita.edu with your name, phone number, email and she will contact you with more information.


    Project Graduation Fee
    Please send in your $25 Project Grad payment with the Peace of Mind Agreement. You may write a check payable to Northwest High School. In the memo section, please put Project Graduation and your seniors name. We must have the signed Peace of Mind Agreement (located at the top of the page) on file for your senior to attend the celebration. Contact the NW bookkeeper, Chris Koster, at 973-6020 if you don’t remember if you’ve paid.
    You may also send payment by using mypaymentsplus.com.

    1. Go to “Make a Payment” then
      b. Then to   “Other Payments
      c.       Select “Enrollment Fee, Additional”
      d.      “Senior Project Graduation” - $25 – Check the box and pay


    Planning Meetings – Date and times are listed below. These meetings are open to parents and seniors so please join us!

    7:00 pm in the commons area at Northwest High School
    Monday, February 12th
    Monday, March 12th
    Monday, April 9th


    Project Grad Shirts – order info

    Project Grad Shirts - order info coming soon

    Front Side Above – Back Side will list all the Seniors names


    DVD for Baby/Toddler Picture and High School Memory Pictures – more info to come


    Questions or need info
    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Kelli Larose, Project Grad Coordinator, ellelarose@icloud.com (316)260-0376
    Jacob Henning, Senior Assistant Principal, jhenning1@usd259.net (316)973-6010.


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