Grad Night/Nite

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By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

Did anyone else's school have one for high school graduation night? Mine was so cool. There was just about everything to do. They set the school up as a carnival, and had a concert. It was from 10 pm to 5 am. Lots of fun!

By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 10:13 pm: Edit

what the hell i was just about to start this post :) great minds think the CRAZY STORY thread...HA, funny stuff.

anyways yes we did.

first we all got on busses and went to the U.S.S. Hornet, on the San Francisco Bay. inside there was a little restaurant set up complete with candles and waiters, out side the food aream there was dancing in this club like setting complete with DJ.

we had lots of games too...there was this flight simulator, where you got in it there was a big tv screen in it and it moved (called operation desert storm...lame graphics)

there was that money chamber thing where you catch money inside this wind tunnel...we had a bunch of blow up attractions (the thing where you jump and stick to the wall w/ velcro, the one where you run with a bunjee cord attached to your back...and a couple of more attractions...)

after this we got on a cruise ship that went around the floor was casino night, i don't gamble, but people had fun and won prizes (TV's DVD's DVD players, perfume, clothes...etc.)

the floor below it was this lounge where there was a Hypnotist...i was hypnotized (again, read the crazy story thread)

the bottom floor was a lounge with a dance floor a bar, and they served desert...MMM, i love cheese cake.

the party was over at like 4:00 a.m. we got back to school and picked up our prizes, i got like three shirts, and a gift friend got this Gucci thing, and a DVD player.

By Candij (Candij) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 10:32 pm: Edit

Yeah, we have a grad night too, but its not necessarily on graduation night. Disneyland has various dates set aside for grad night. My school went a week and a half before we graduated. Its from 12 am - 6am, although there is a kick-off party at the California Adventure Park, right next door to Disneyland. Anyway, at Disneyland, you can obviously ride the rides and there are a bunch of music/dance areas, the main one being at Cinderella's Castle. I'm sure there were other activities, but my friends and I didn't hit every inch of the park. It was definitely a lot of fun.

By Desrtswimer (Desrtswimer) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:57 am: Edit

We had a grad night at my school.

It was at the community center and we just played blackjack ect ect.

my real question is this:

Did you guys have to pay to attend your grad night?

We had to pay 20 bucks!!

They did give away lots of door prizes but still...

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:20 am: Edit

in florida, you go to the water parks from 11-5am

By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 04:41 pm: Edit

20? ours is $95!!! it's tonight, so i'll let everyone know how it goes.

By Stopps86 (Stopps86) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 08:08 pm: Edit

For our grad night we went to the Magic Kingdom at Disney (Florida). It was a lot of fun, but very tiring!

By Invisible (Invisible) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit

Ours is tonight actually from 9 to 7 at DISNEYLAND! Yay!

By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 10:39 pm: Edit

Ours was $100, and the total cost was $86,000 for about 600-800 students, so parents donated a lot on top of the ticket price. Much better deal than prom, lots of fun, and didn't have to get dressed up.

By Televelis (Televelis) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:27 pm: Edit

Ours was $50... but prom was more fun. Grad Night was good, but a little too long for my taste.

By Lilskeetums17 (Lilskeetums17) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:54 pm: Edit

I went to grad nite at disneyland the night I graduated and they had a pancake breakfast for us when we got back

By Lifeisgood (Lifeisgood) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 07:11 pm: Edit

Our was so awesome! We spent the night staying in cabins partying... most people ended up drunk (suprising that the teacher who was there didn't care, but...) and about half of them smoking, but it was a good time (obviously no one really slept). The next day, we went whitewater rafting. Headed back that night... the second we got on the bus, it was quite funny to see every single kid fast asleep. Good memories from that trip... :-) Just so sad that, as someone pointed out, it was the last time that every single kid in the class would be together (we only have about 40, so we're pretty tight). Bittersweet, I suppose....

By Ocliberal (Ocliberal) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Wow, interesting. I'm a parent that spent the last 18 months on a Grad Nite Committee. It cost $125 per ticket, the whole affair cost $73,000 to put on at Angels Stadium (Anaheim). There were a bunch of things to do, make your own rock video, funky hair, bungee running, jousting, a DJ & dancing, food all night, casino. We had a bunch of prizes, although my daughter was a bit disappointed w/just a Starbucks certificate. Oh well, it was a great night. I'm amazed by Lifeisgood that the supervising teacher didn't mind the drunk students. We searched every kid and had a drug sniffing dog. Absolutely no one (out of 300 kids) brought in anything. Empty-handed, a bag with a number for every kid for any prizes they won or anything they brought like car keys or whatever. Our kids were the first graduating class at the school and we raised $81,000, so we were able to help the senior class buy the school a gift ($2,000), and leave another $2,000 for the next three upcoming classes to have a head start, since we started with ZERO. All in all, very successful.

By Lifeisgood (Lifeisgood) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 06:47 am: Edit

Ocliberal--The event is supposedly chemfree, but the checking of bags was really not much more than a joke. One of the three teachers was up all night, present through the drining, etc, but he was cool with it since it was safe. Why not? Interesting though the next day to see a bunch of hungover kids w/ no sleep on the rapids...

By Ocliberal (Ocliberal) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:37 pm: Edit

Why not? Because you're all 17 or 18 years old. It's not legal, remember? And if someone had drowned with that hangover it wouldn't have been so interesting. I'm not stupid enough to think kids won't experiment with alcohol before they're of age, but it shouldn't be with a nod from a teacher. That's really poor. Did you say it was a private school?

By Magoo (Magoo) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit

wait, who said they paid $20 MINE COST $400!!!

By Desrtswimer (Desrtswimer) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 02:47 am: Edit

holy cow $400!??! people actually WENT to that?!?

haha that was definately me that said it cost 20 bucks. But keep in mind mine wasnt on a boat, or at disneyland, or some extravagant thing like it seems like lots of yours were....cabin in the woods?

Mine was just at a community center which im sure was rented free for the night with some blackjack, some sumo wrestling, pizza, ect, nothing big.

Out of my senior class of 800 people i'd say about 300 attended. The reasoning is as follows:

"we have to pay to not drink?"

The point of grad night (at least around here) is to "provide a safe alternative to partying." Well my brilliant senior class would figured out that it'd be cheaper to party than go to a school sponsered grad they partied!

our grad night also allowed guests (they had to pay 30 dollars.) Did any of yours? I have mixed feelings about this. i went as a junior and it was fun, but as a senior i kinda resented the juniors being there. It would have been nice if it had just been OUR senior class and no guests. What do you guys think?

By Curiousgirl8 (Curiousgirl8) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit

the seniors at our school went to disneyland :D

By Theweakshallwee (Theweakshallwee) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:36 am: Edit

We saw a lame theatre performance of The Rocky Horror Picture show while the movie was playing in the background, then we went to Gameworks for three hours. Didn't pay anything.

By Lifeisgood (Lifeisgood) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:37 am: Edit

Ociliberal--Yes, I go to a private school. I'm not condoning drinking... In fact, my best friends and I were among the few who were not drinking. This is how I see it though... If they had not "allowed" drinking that night, the kids would just have done it the next night (in an unsafe situation (driving home) rather than a safe one where they wouldn't be driving until the next night). If the teacher had not allowed it, it prolly still would have occurred in a less monitored way. I just don't see the harm in a bunch of kids in the middle of the woods drinking on grad night with the supervision of responsible adults.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:58 am: Edit

yes out of the 450 people in my class, about 300 people went to it...but read my first post 400 covers ALL of the that, and the gifts to (ha, pay for your own gifts :))


By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:22 am: Edit

we had all night grad at my school (oh, so many moons ago)... it was only like 30 bucks (a small price to pay to prevent drunken idiots dieing the night they graduate).

A moonbounce-race thingee, virtual roller coaster, casino, nail/fake tattoo area, kareoke, and a hair salon. It was fun, I got about 98% of my hair cut off. Also, a guy who owned a local car place (who *really* wanted to make sure his idiot sons graduated) donated a car for a raffle that you entered by winning at the casino. I won 20 free carwashes, which was very useful since I don't own a car. I sold them to my brother.

By Kewkiekid (Kewkiekid) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit

we went to disney land for the night. but it was like 2 weeks before graduation.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:24 pm: Edit


it was so much FUN!!!

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