New Milford High School Project Graduation 2012 Is Underway

Project Graduation 2012 ensures a safe, supervised, fun night of planned activities for graduating seniors.

Graduation is right around the corner and the Project Graduation committee is busy making final preparations for the big celebration that will follow the commencement ceremony. 

Project Graduation, a tradition at New Milford High School for the last number of years, is an all night graduation party that provides a supervised drug and alcohol free night of activities for all the graduating students to celebrate safely together. The planned festivities of the night are funded and coordinated by the parents of each graduating class.

Project graduation emerged in the 1980's as a response by parents and schools to the increasing occurrence of serious or fatal accidents involving alcohol and drugs directly related to unsupervised festivities on graduation night.   

Last year's Project Graduation included an evening of dinner and dancing at the Rockleigh Country Club followed by music, games and swimming at Ramapo College, and ended with a breakfast back at New Milford High School.

2012's Project Graduation begins as soon as the graduates return their caps and gowns and say goodbye to their families. They board a bus to an undisclosed destination for dinner followed by a trip to another surprise location where most of the night's amusements will take place. The evening ends sometime around 7 am the next morning when the students are delivered safely back at New Milford High School to enjoy a hearty breakfast.  

If you have any questions regarding Project Graduation, please be sure to contact the Project Graduation Steering committee at nmhspg2012@aol.com for more information, and be sure to get involved with your child's graduation party.


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