Thanks to everyone who made the evening possible from our tireless volunteers and chaperones to our generous business, community, and family contributors.  Thanks also to the GL Administration and custodial staff for their help and support. 

    Below is our list of business contributors.  Please support these local businesses. 

    2018 Project Graduation Business Donors  
    Actual Solutions Maria's Sewing Box
    Advyzom Philip Memoli, DMD
    Barbera & Barbera CPAs Mountainside Foothill Club
    Behind The Wheel Driving School Mountainside Memorial VFW Post 10136
    Berkeley Cleaners Mountainside PAL
    Berkeley Hardware Nagoya Sushi
    Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning Neidich & Co
    Berkeley Heights Education Association Thomas Nicholson, Jr. DMD
    Berkeley Heights Rotary Club Orangetheory Fitness Studio New Providence
    Biagio's Bakery & Deli Paladin Amusements
    Borough of Mountainside Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial
    C&L Auto Body Primavera Regency
    Colonial Appliance Quality Swiss Screw Machine Co
    Deerpath Construction Corporation Richland Knowles Agency
    Delicious Heights Robert Robinson, DDs
    Don-Tre Driving School Rotary Club of Mountainside
    Dunkin' Donuts Scientific Models Inc.
    Mark Durante, DDS Robert J. Sieman, DMD
    Echo Tap & Grille Skin Deep Spa & Salon
    Faith Lutheran Church Stage House Tavern
    First Student Bus Starbucks
    Fountain of Youth Spa Stop & Shop Supermarket 
    Dr. Frank J. Freer TCM Groups
    Genualdi Orthodontic Associates TLC Computer Services
    GRA Architects Watchung Pediatrics
    Hall's Garden Center Window Tailors
    Investors Bank  
      Municipal Alliances of Berkeley Heights and Mountainside

    Planning is already underway for Project Graduation 2019.   How you can help?  Email Jeanie Ruban, Project Graduation Coordinator at J.Ruban@verizon.net if you would like to help out an any event.

    Consider attending a Project Graduation meeting to find out more.  All of the Meetings are held in the IMC at GL at 7:30pm. on 9/12/18, 10/3/18, 11/6/18, 12/12/18, 1/17/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/11/19, 5/2/19, 6/13/19



    Commemorate your favorite GL student, teacher, coach, or other staff member by ordering a Highlander Way paver in their honor. Now taking orders for installation in June 2019 by March 30th, 2019.  Orders received after the deadline will not be installed until November 2019.

    Paver Form

    Any questions regarding Project Graduation and/or our fundraisers may be sent to GLProjectGraduation@gmail.com


    Please see below the chairs of each event.

    PG 2018- 2019 volunteers       Class of 2018 – 253 seniors


    • Jeanie Ruban


    • Angela Bekker

    Recording Secretary

    • Linda Haines

    Graduation Seat Raffle (1):  Coordinates all aspects of the raffle: obtaining permit, ticket printing & sales

    • Vanessa Rittman

    Senior Breakfast ($500 budget)

    • Robin Platmann

    Graduation Lawn Signs (2): Handles design, sales, ordering, and distribution.

    • Christina Irvin
    • Catherine Solfaro

    Bingo Prizes Coordinator (1):  Purchasing prizes for bingo at PG

    • Ida (Italia) Cifelli  

    PG Entertainment Coordinator (1):  Works with party planner and entertainment representatives to coordinate entertainment for the event.

    • Shana Hopeck
    • Heidi Barnum

    Processing Forms Electronically  Senior parent mailing (2):

    • Angela Bekker
    • Linda Haines

    Paver Way (1) :

    • Jennifer Aponte

    Stuff envelopes for mailings throughout the year:

    • Lumei Nogueira
    • Yoli Aguiles

    Prom Fashion Show (2):

    • Elisa Probst       Tracy Wahlers              Amy Stuart         Michele Cisneros
    • Meredith McRae        Christine Del Duca           Bel Consoli

    PG night food committee :  Works with the venue to pick out food at the venue.

    • Jacinta DaSilva

    Update Senior Mailing – goes out at the end of January - must have Publisher

    • Linda Haines

    PG Venue Coordinator: Works with the venue director at the site on where to place entertainment, food, etc. also includes coordinating chaperones at PG

    • Maritza Raimi  Robin Plattman             Michele Cisneros

    Send out Business Letters in December (1)  and thank you responses (1):

    • Business- Angela Bekker
    • Thank yous - Simonti Choudhuri

    Send out emails for volunteers/chaperones for night of PG:

    • Julie Lloyd

    Chaperone Coordinator for PG at GL: Use prior set up charts to assign chaperones to designated areas

    • Debbie Knapp

    Senior Picnic Event Coordinators (2 or more coordinates the senior picnic during lunch on the day of the senior prom.

    • Paula Chapman
    • Renee Napoli

    Food Coordinator for PG at GL – Pizza and water

    • Joanna Baglioni

    Apply For Watts Foundation Grant

    • Vanessa Rittman

    Committee members at large   (unlimited available to help where needed)

    • Angela Barbieri
    • Mary Silva

    Chaperone Project Graduation (12)

    • Jeanie Ruban     Jill Vaidman
    • Mary Silva Greg Vaidman
    • Michelle Cisneros
    • Heidi Barnum