Grad Nite

Wilson Grad Nite

Grad Nite Fundraising Letter

Dear Wilson High School Neighbor,


Each spring, since 1993, dozens of volunteers have come together to produce an extraordinary graduation party for Wilson High School's graduating class. "Grad Nite" is conducted in a transformed area of the Wilson campus in a drug and alcohol-free environment. For over 20 years, through the efforts of volunteers, many accidents and deaths have been averted - preserving the bright futures of these young adults. This years' senior class will total over 900 students.

Only graduating seniors are allowed to attend this event, June 15, 2016, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The event is supervised by parents and administrators. Entertainment, music, food, dancing, games and prizes are all provided for the price of an entrance ticket.
The cost of this annual event, and regular refurbishment of decorations, traditionally exceeds $55,000. In order to keep students' ticket prices as low as possible, and provide scholarships for needy students, contributions are gathered from the community. As in past years, we have a goal to exceed past year donations to expand some of the graduates’ favorite attractions to reduce waiting lines, place worn out decorations and cover increasing entertainment and game costs.

Your donation will go to supporting the safety of our children and provide them with a celebration they will remember for years to come. We, the Wilson High School community, students and parents are grateful to all of our supporters and thank you for your generosity.

Please make your tax-deductible donation to Wilson High School Grad Nite and mail it and the completed attached donation form to Allison Gurich, 2371 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. If you have any questions or wish to arrange for a donation pick up, please call me at (562) 487-7155 or e-mail

Thank you for contributions that you may have made in the past, and for helping us to make future Grad Nite 2016 a success! If you are interested in donating your time to help the parents put on this amazing event please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via e-mail at



Allison Gurich

Grad Nite Fundraising Chair 



Noelle Polmanteer
Grad Nite Chair

Wilson Grad Nite Needs YOU!

Please see attached flyer for information on how YOU can do your part to ensure that our on-campus graduation party for our seniors is a success.
  • Every hour or two you work helps to provide our graduating seniors with a SAFE and MEMORABLE Grad Nite Party.
  • This year's Grad Nite event is just around the corner, but we need volunteers for a few hours the week leading up to the event, during Grad Nite, and following for clean up.
  • Volunteering for a shift is a great way to find out what the party is all about. Chairing or co-chairing a Grad Nite position ensures that you will have PRIORITY SEATING at your student's graduation. So come check it out to see what a great way to give back and ensure that this SAFE and FUN event continues.

Mark Your Calendar :: Upcoming Grad Nite Dates

Friday Afternoon, June 9th :: Work Week starts  with unloading bins

Wednesday, June 15th, 9:00 pm :: Grad Night Party!! Goes until 5:00 am Thursday

Thursday, June 16th, 7:00 am :: Grad Night Clean-Up



  • Talk to your friends and get a group together to take responsibility for one of the party areas
  • Get your black bottom and white top outfit ready
  • Submit your Friday, June 9th afternoon and June 16th, vacation request to your place of work

Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Parents.....WE NEED YOU!!

Wilson High School is one of the few schools in the area who hosts their own graduation celebration!


We don’t ship them off to Knott’s or Disneyland; we completely transform the two gyms and surrounding areas into an amazing, tricked-out  party location! Our seniors arrive at 9:30 pm Graduation Day and depart at 5:00 am the next morning. They enjoy food and beverages, an awesome DJ, dance floor, card dealers, video games, a  chill lounge area, specialty booths, games & prizes and much, much more.


The event is paid by donations and ticket sales (scholarships are provided as needed) but most of the labor is done by parent volunteers. That's why WE NEED YOU!! We want to make this special event better every year. Senior parents, friends, relatives etc. are all welcome. Don't stay away because your senior doesn't want you at the event, there are many opportunities to help before or after the event.


Freshmen, Sophomore & Junior Parents are encouraged to volunteer now for three reasons:

  1. Your help as a committee chair person can mean VIP seating at your child's graduation celebration

  2. You can experience the evenings events & will know where to volunteer when its your child's turn

  3. It is a lot of fun and you get to meet the other great Wilson parents!


Contact: to be added to the email communications about Grad Nite


Wilson Grad Nite Needs YOU!

Open House Flyer