Project Graduation, a parent volunteer board, is hosting a series of celebrations to celebrate the class of 2022 in a safe, inclusive, fun – and thoroughly McCallum style. 

Senior Carnival
It’s been an unprecedented two years and Project Graduation is eager to invite McCallum seniors to an end-of-year carnival on the McCallum campus from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 26. The seniors-only carnival will include inflatables, games, food and prizes – all for free.

Project Graduation builds off what the class of 2021 successfully launched during the pandemic — McCallum’s first-ever, outdoor senior carnival — that reflects the creative, independent and friendly student body at McCallum. The 2022 Project Graduation committee was inspired by the closing scene in the 1978 movie “Grease.”

The McCallum Senior Carnival will feature rides, such as the Spinner, Wrecking Ball, Leaps & Bounds, and a Rock Wall. Hands-on activities include a teacher dunk tank, corn holes, jugglers, fortune teller, karaoke, photobooth and silent disco. 

Each student will receive food tickets to use at local vendors including CraigO’s, Sun’s Out Buns Out Burgers (beef and chicken), Tamale Addiction (gluten and vegan free options available), Jim Jim’s, Moms & Pops and Churro Burro. 

Additionally, every attendee will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards to favorite stores and restaurants, and bigger prizes such as Air Pods, laptops and more (must be present to win). In lieu of a cake walk, McCallum seniors can participate in a cash walk. Please contact Bergan Casey with ideas or connections to retailers for raffle prizes.

Senior Breakfast
Seniors are invited to a complimentary, breakfast to celebrate the start of their final month of high school. The breakfast takes place from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the McCallum library and will feature kolaches, donuts, granola bars, juice, coffee and more.

Baccalaureate
Parents are reviving the McCallum baccalaureate tradition at Covenant Presbyterian Church, from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 29. Baccalaureate is a non-denominational service honoring graduating seniors with a positive sendoff message. The last McCallum baccalaureate service was in 2019.

This is an opportunity for families to honor their graduates in a more personal setting than the Toney Burger Activity Center. All are welcome, including grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. 

Seniors will gather at 1:30 p.m. in cap and gown and walk together into the Sanctuary. The event will feature words from students and faculty, as well as music by the McCallum Chamber Orchestra and the McCallum Chamber Choir. 

After the service, the class of 2023 will honor 2022 graduates with a reception and light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

Uber Codes
To ensure all graduates are safe on graduation night, June 2, Project Graduation is also providing Uber codes for all graduates. 

Opportunities to volunteer for events will be made available starting late April. Financial donations for Project Graduation are still being accepted at: MacProjectGraduation.com

Contacts:
Project Graduation Committee: Bria Cirkiel
Carnival: Bergan Casey
Baccalaureate: Julie McClellan and Erin Geisler