Cap SBHS Project Graduation 2017


Project Graduation Committee Chairpersons

Lara Dombrowski

Cathy Butler

Christine Heutz



Meeting Dates
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20
January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 13

Meetings are held in the Blue Cafeteria starting at 7:30 p.m. following the PTO meeting.



What is Project Graduation?
Project Graduation is an event that is held nationwide following high school graduation to provide graduating seniors an opportunity to celebrate their graduation with their peers in a safe, supervised, tobacco, substance and alcohol-free atmosphere. It began 32 years ago in Oxford Hills, Maine in response to 7 alcohol and other drug related deaths of teens in the graduation season of 1979. The event is organized and funded through the efforts of parents and is fully endorsed by the South Brunswick Board of Education. Project Graduation receives funding from the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA).

When is Project Graduation?
Project Graduation will be held this year on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 starting at 10:00pm and ending at 5:30am.

Where is the event?
Project Graduation has been held at the Funplex, in Mt. Laurel, NJ on graduation night. Bus transportation is provided to and from the high school. Students will board buses at SBHS around 10:00pm and return to SBHS at 5:30am where they will pick up their diplomas. 15-20 parents and teachers chaperone this event with police officers from Mt. Laurel & South Brunswick.


How much does it cost to attend?
It takes a great deal of fundraising to keep this event going each year. Your help is needed. All parents are invited to get involved – not just senior parents. The current cost to fund the event is almost $50,000! The success of this event is contingent upon the efforts of volunteers, parents and local community organizations that support major fundraising events and activities throughout the year. In the event we do not raise enough funds, there will be a charge for the event.

How Can Parent/Family Members Help

  • Support our fundraising efforts by attending the events
  • Invite a fellow parent or friend to join us!
  • Donate to Recognize-a-Senior
  • Donate water or soda or bake for our fundraising events



Update and Upcoming Events Throughout the School Year

Project Graduation News

  • Project Graduation Permission Form

Please click on the following link to view the Project Graduation Permission Slip that needs to be returned to the 12th Grade Office by June 2nd.  Project Graduation Permission Form


Senior Parents- NEW ITEM-SHOW YOUR PRIDE WITH A GRADUATION LAWN SIGN-only $15.00! We are only taking orders until May 31,2017! Get your order in and let's paint the town BLACK and GOLD!

Project Graduation Lawn Sign Info
Project Graduation Lawn Sign Design


Recognize a Senior

Do you know a senior that you would like to recognize to help make his or her graduation night a memorable occasion? You can make a donation for one or more seniors and include a personal message of congratulations which will be forwarded to the senior(s).


Chaperones are needed for Project Graduation!

It is a time for celebration and graduates often “party hop” in their efforts to celebrate with as many of their classmates as possible, particularly on graduation night. In an effort to create a safer and more memorable graduation night for all of our students, all graduating seniors are invited to attend The Project Graduation Event at The Funplex in Mt. Laurel, NJ.  Project Graduation provides a safe alternative to party hopping – it keeps all of the graduates off of the roads, prevents any of them from becoming an accident statistic and allows their parents to rest more easily, knowing their son or daughter is celebrating in a safe, chaperoned environment.  Project Graduation is an all-night, tobacco, alcohol and substance free event. Between 80-90% of our seniors attend each year.
In order to make this event possible, we need to provide 30-40 chaperones to The Funplex to ensure our students are having a safe and enjoyable celebration.  In the past, parents and older siblings (over 21) of seniors and underclassmen have chaperoned, along with teachers, paras, counselors and police officers.  It’s a one-night investment of your time that will make a world of difference to the success of our event.  Will you consider helping us out and volunteering as a chaperone this year?  Chaperones arrive at 9:00 pm at SBHS,some assist with bus check-in and some accompany the students on busses to The Funplex and then spend the evening overseeing and monitoring activities at The Funplex until 4:30 am when it is time to board busses and return home, usually tired, but happy!  There is time built in for some fun, food and relaxation for all chaperones throughout the night, so it’s not all work and no play!  And no worries about ‘intruding’ on your graduate’s night – with almost 600 graduates in attendance, you’ll rarely each other!

If you are willing to chaperone, or would like to find out more about doing so, please contact  Your time and effort in support of Project Graduation will be greatly appreciated!





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Do you know a senior that you would like to recognize to help make his or her graduation night a memorable occasion? You can make a donation for one or more seniors and include a personal message of congratulations which will be forwarded to the senior(s). Click here to Recognize –A-Senior

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Our success depends on the generosity of our parents!

Please Support Project Graduation by attending one of our meetings
and sharing your thoughts and ideas!