2018 represents the 36th year of a totally fun Amherst High tradition: Project Graduation (also known as Senior Party). Every year, on the evening after graduation, parents of both seniors and juniors have organized a great party to celebrate ARHS graduating seniors and give them a final chance to hang out and have fun. This is not a school-sponsored event! It happens every year with a lot of help from parents, business donors, and the entire community.
The basic facts of the party are below, with more information available on other pages of this site. If you are a senior parent, please donate, volunteer, and register your child. If you are a junior parent, please volunteer. And everyone, please help us raise money by buying gift certificates and thanking local business supporters for helping to create a fun and safe celebration!
WHAT: Fantastic music (bring your own playlist!), dancing, great food and drinks, bounce houses and obstacle course, henna tattoos, games, and more!
WHEN: Arrive between 10:30 PM and midnight on June 8 (graduation night); stay as late as 3 AM on June 9. You can leave early with a parent or in one of the shuttle vehicles that will be driving kids home, but you may not drive yourself to or from the event.
WHERE: NEW VENUE IN 2018! Hampshire Athletic Club, 90 Gatehouse Road in Amherst.
WHO: ARHS Graduating Seniors and up to one invited guest per senior (guests must be either juniors or seniors)
HOW MUCH: Graduating seniors and their families are asked to make a suggested donation of $50, but no senior will be turned away if they or their parent/guardian(s) cannot make a donation. Guests are required to pay $35 with registration.
BRING: A good appetite for food and fun! Just don’t bring anything illegal or dangerous!
WHY: Because seniors totally deserve a great party to celebrate a tremendous accomplishment and we want to keep them safe!
THE FINE PRINT: Yes, there are rules, procedures, and deadlines… Please see this page for details.