Q: How does this work with the graduation ceremony?
A: Immediately following the graduation ceremony, students will connect with family members and then they will head to the High School cafeteria to get their real diploma. After giving items they don't need to their family members, they will board a bus near the High School cafeteria to take them to the celebration event at Bowlero in Eden Prairie.
Q: How long does the event last?
A: The event will last until 2:30 AM. Students will arrive back to the High School at 2:45 AM.
Q: How do I buy a ticket?
A: Tickets can be purchased online at the "Tickets" tab or you can mail a check made out to SLP Senior Party for $50.00 to Joanne Bongaarts at 3036 Rhode Island Ave., St. Louis Park, MN, 55426.
Q: Is there financial assistance available for ticket purchase?
A: Yes! Please contact Kirsten (Kiki) Christensen, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principal at St. Louis Park High School. Her number is 952-928-6102 or email at christensen.Kirsten@slpschools.org.
Q: What is included in the ticket purchase? Do students need additional money at the event?
A: The cost of the ticket ($50) includes all food, beverages, prize chances, and entertainment. Entertainment includes bowling, laser tag, arcades, casino tables, and more! No additional money is needed. This year, the committee decided to make it a priority to lower ticket cost.
Q: Can the kids leave the event early?
A: All graduates are required to stay at the event until 2:30 AM and are required to take the bus both to and from the event. If there is a health, athletic or other logical reason that the student needs to leave early, contact Joanne Bongaarts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I pick them up at Bowlero at 2:30 AM?
A: No. Graduates will take the bus back to the High School and can be picked up at 2:45 AM. Cars can be left in the High School parking lot for kids to drive home from there.
Q: How can I donate to this event?
A: We would love for families that can to donate an extra ticket for a graduate who has a financial barrier. Or you can just donate a set dollar amount through the "Support" tab on the website.
Q: What if my company wants to help financially with this event?
A: Anyone (company or individual) can donate to support the event through the "Support" tab on the website.
Q: Can parents help by volunteering?
A: Yes! Closer to the event, parents will receive an email with a Sign Up Genius link for various volunteer needs before and during the event. Some examples of duties will be bus chaperones, welcoming graduates, working at casino tables, etc. If you've done this in the past, know that volunteer responsibilities have decreased greatly due to the change in locations.