What is Project Grad?

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the tentative nature of all activities, the Olathe School District has made the difficult decision to cancel all Project Grad events for the year.



    Project Graduation is a tradition that parents began in the 1980s to provide a fun and safe celebration directly after graduation. We rely on year-round help from parents for donations and participation in fundraising activities to raise money for this very special event.

    Project Grad is also a fun way to connect with other parents and help develop the culture at Olathe West!

    We provide the event space and activities: DJ, basketball and volleyball, swimming, buffet, bingo, henna tattoos and more. Start your summer and college path off right by winning these prizes and more: laptop, dorm fridge, iPad, TV, hammock, microwave, gift cards and cash prizes.

    Please reach out to Laura Wiltanger at Contact Project Grad for more information about Project Grad and how you can help!

    Follow us on Twitter (@GraduationOW), Facebook (@GraduationOW or Olathe West Project Graduation), email lwiltanger@gmail.com.

    Donations accepted via Venmo (@owprojectgrad).

    2020 Project Graduation officers are Donna Forde, Dawn Peterson, Leslie Schmitz and Laura Wiltanger.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Looking for ways to have fun, get involved and help fundraise for Project Grad? We have a lot of opportunities and need your help! Please consider volunteering your time for upcoming events!